Before you say anything, let me just say, it’s been too long. Way too long. I’ve missed you, photography, and I am embarrassed by my absence!
What have I been doing while I was away? A little bit of being a wife, a dash of motherhood, and a whole heaping lot of nursing school. But as of one month ago, I am done! I have graduated with my BSN; in fact, I’m just mere hours away from taking my state boards to finally become an RN. It was over 4 years ago that I made a post on here announcing an expected absence while I attended LVN school! I had so much fun, I kept going! I did take a few pictures here and there over the past two years, and I look forward to getting caught up on my blog! But first, I’m leaving next week to spend two weeks in Haiti working for Mamababy Haiti, a midwife clinic in Cap Haitien. I am incredibly excited about my upcoming trip, and even more excited to begin working as a L & D RN when I return. In between all of that excitement, I’ll get things caught up around here – and do some laundry, and figure out how to cook again. I feel like I need lessons on how to integrate back into society after nursing school. It’s been 4 weeks and I’m still feeling a little lost!
I couldn’t stand waiting any longer to begin sharing pictures again! This is my sweet Madeline, she has been dancing this year and will have her first recital on Saturday. Though she’s very close to 5, she is not immune from meltdowns from time to time. Its just happened that her latest was on the same day as dance company pictures. We missed them completely, so I had to take her out and do my own. While I would have loved to have be able to get a class picture, I think my individuals may be a little bit better I realize I may be a bit biased, but I think she is the most beautiful girl in the world. I love when she dances – she puts her heart into it – and when she dances around, she is in her own world, the most perfect prima ballerina.
Isn’t she beautiful? And yes, the baby is precious, too! This sweet baby belongs to a classmate and I was so excited to have the opportunity to take her first photographs. She’s almost two months old now, but I still wanted to get these shared! She wasn’t my biggest fan, but once she fell asleep, she was out! Thank you again Matt & Harriet for allowing me into your home for sweet snuggles (and pictures) and for patiently waiting for this gallery!
Meet Kelbie. She’s a miracle baby. She was loved and wanted by her parents long before she was even a thought, and has been prayed about for many years. I still cannot believe that I had the honor of photographing this sweet baby when she was just a few days old, on Christmas Eve. It was no coincidence that she was born during the season when we celebrate the most miraculous birth of all. I know I’m late blogging, but I just wanted to share this beautiful angel. Welcome to the world, Kelbie Kay. We are so thankful that you are here.
Isn’t this little guy ADORABLE?? Don’t let that sweetness fool you, he did *NOT* want to go to sleep. A lot of patience, rocking, and paci-time later, he conked out and was an absolute dream to photograph!!
I adore this family, how could you not with those sweet daughters?? It was honored that they asked me to photograph them again and I do hope that it becomes a yearly tradition!
I am ashamed at how long this has taken me to blog – the bride and groom have long received their images and albums and are even expecting their first baby!! But I must share this on here!! So, no babbling- just pictures! Enjoy
“Click here to see their wedding album!!”
Meet Tori. Isn’t the one of the most beautiful young woman that you’ve ever seen. If you knew her like I do, you would also know that her inner beauty outshines her outer beauty ten-fold. Tori is a Senior this year and lives in my old hometown. I know her because her family lived next door and I used to baby frequently. They were so cute, and I absolutely loved having little sisters. One of my favorite things to do with them was dress up in their princess costumes, and stage photoshoots. See! Even in junior high I had a love for photography! I’m just glad my skills improved! (Someday, I will be able to locate all my old photo albums and can show you!)
Okay, enough chatter. Here is the lovely Miss Tori!!
Tori’s older sister, Bailey, tagged along for the shoot and wasn’t thrilled when I made her get in front of the camera as well. I’m so glad I did, and I hope that she is too!!
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Remember I said I was so far behind in posting? Well, I wasn’t kidding! This precious little boy is now SIX MONTHS OLD!! Â I still want to show him off on here! He was simply a doll (and still is!) I have been photographing his family since his sweet sister was the same age! Actually, I was in the room when he was welcomed into this world. It was such a honor to be part of his birth. I can’t wait to continue photographing him as he grows into a handsome young man! But first, some newborn yumminess!!
And this is my all-time favorite newborn image so far!! LOVE it!
Soo, I am incredibly behind on my blog. Wow, that may just be the understatement of the year!
I have to be honest, I couldn’t even log-in without requesting my new password. Pretty sad huh?
I’ve been busy. Busy with pictures. Busy with School. Busy with family. Busy with work (Nurse-y work).
But, I’m slowly digging myself out – and I have about a bazillion posts lined up. Okay, that’s probably exaggerating, a bit. But I am trying to catch up since I have some beautiful faces that haven’t seen blog love!
So, I promise to be better.
Starting. Right. Now.
Ok, I feel like I should explain that first picture. It’s often said that you can tell a lot about parents by looking at their kids. Well, I told my monkeys to kiss, because sweet sibling-pictures-in-bluebonnets are a requirement in this part of Texas…. What you see is what I got. Without saying a word, this image must say that these kiddos have two parents that adore each other