Congratulations to our dear friends Chico and Aly on beautiful Hollyn Grace.
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wedding of Meagan and Eric a few weeks ago. This couple is so dearly loved by their families and their community and the day was marked with joy, laughter and a lot of smiling…seriously…i don’t think either of them stopped grinning the entire day. I loved having a front row seat to witnessing their special day.
Here’s a little snapshot of their pictures:
The morning of March 14th, 4 days before my due date, I began having some mild contractions. Not one to “cry wolf,” I thought I’d just wait a bit to tell anyone I was in labor until I was certain that this was the real thing. Well things picked up fast…really fast…and by the time i called Brandon and he made it home from work, the contractions were so close and intense that I could barely finish packing my suitcase. We somehow made it into our car and at 12:50 pm we pulled into the Williamson County Hospital parking lot. They wheeled me through the halls, scrambled to find an available doctor, and about 30 painful, and somewhat dramatic minutes later, I heard “It’s a…BOY!” and we first locked eyes on our sweet baby Ethan.
Born at 1:30 pm, he was 6 lbs, 12 oz, had beautiful bronze skin and the most amazing hair. He was just perfect, and once again, it was love at first sight.
His name, Ethan, means “enduring strength” and his middle name is Thomas, in honor of my dad, who we love so dearly.
He was 9 days old when my friend and talented photographer Amy Conner came over to do his newborn photos. In my sleep-deprived state, I was so thankful to not be the one taking the pictures this time around. As usual, Amy did an awesome job…
I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus but this super sweet newborn shoot drew me back!
I did a maternity shoot for Matt and Amy and then returned just a few weeks later to do baby Liv’s newborn shoot. It was so fun seeing their anticipation to meet their baby girl and then to witness them as new parents just 10 days after the birth. I just love the wonder and tiny-ness (is that a word?) of a brand new baby, and it was an honor to capture these first days of a precious new life. Congratulations Matt and Amy on your beautiful girl and for taking the plunge into the adventure of parenthood!
This family made my job feel easy! Not only are they all rather beautiful people, they also adore each other and required almost no prompting or posing from me to get some super sweet pictures. It was a joy to photograph them!
And how adorable is little curly haired, 2 year-old Camdyn? Her lively spirit and animated expressions had me cracking up!
Here are some of my favorites:
Gabriel, you are two years old today my sweet boy! I am amazed every day by your determination, compassionate heart, and sense of humor. You are talking non-stop lately. You are declaring your independence, yet still need your Mama..which I’m ok with. You are affectionate and love to cuddle – you still love being rocked before bedtime…that time holding you is one of my favorite parts of every day.
I love your sensitive and compassionate heart. You hate it when anyone is upset, especially your big sister. Even when she is crying because she got in trouble for being mean to you, you’ll walk over, pat her leg and say “You sad, Sissy? You ok?” You completely adore your Brooklyn. You two are the best of pals, and 2 years younger or not, you see no reason that you shouldn’t be able to do every single thing that she does.
I can already see such a great sense of humor in you. You often have a mischievous smile on your face and you’re already making jokes…pretty funny ones! I would have never imagined the indescribable amount of laughter and joy you have brought into our family.
The past few years one of our favorite Fall activities has been going to Gentry’s Farms here in Franklin, TN. Pumpkins, hay rides, barns, farm animals…what’s not to love? This year on the day we had planned on going Gabriel had a pitiful cold, but we thought the fresh air would do him good so we decided to still go. I’m so glad we did..even with our little guy a little more somber than usual, everyone had a great time and the annual family tradition of Gentry’s Farm lives on.