A modern romantic ♥

"What Kind of Bride Are You?"

I was reading a blog with this title and it brought to mind my MOST favorite bride to date!  The very FIRST bride of my career.  A very special bride who became a very dear friend.  And, a modern-romantic bride according to the blog.

This bride...

  • visited me after the birth of my daughter.  
  • put her trust me in me completely! 
  • is a woman who's outer beauty could never match her inner beauty....although she is stunningly gorgeous!  
  • doesn't take a bad photo (lucky me!).
  • raised two smart, caring, beautiful women.

The only way to describe Deanne and Ashley's wedding is to say ...I was celebrating right alongside them!   My cup overflows for them.

Deanne wrote me a letter after all the festivities were over, which is now framed in my office.  I cherish this letter.  You will see it below.  I'm kind of a doubter.  Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough.  Don't you hate that?  When I need uplifting, I just read her sweet words.  

As Deanne and Ashley celebrate their first anniversary, my wish, my hope, my dream is for their love to grow stronger, deeper and more magical with each passing day

Beth ♥

Mommy + Me ♥

Mama Heather (aka Shugar Shots!) and I have a mutual friend.  Plus, we both love photography, our dogs and being outside.  Perfect fit right?  Welp, over the years we never really kept in touch. 

For some cosmic reason, our connection has grown and matured over the past 6 months.  I say cosmic because the stars kind of aligned to bring us together (ok, maybe being new moms had a little bit to do with it too).  I love this girl!  She has the BEST smile.  Period.  The best.  You'll see in a minute.  I can feel her smile through her text messages!  She is also one of the most thoughtful and generous people I know.  Her outlook on life is so blissfully positive.  She rolls with it.  You know those kind of people?  She's up.  You just can't help but be happy when you're around her.  And her love for her first  born daughter,  is one of the most beautiful relationships I've ever seen.

So in August, when Heather and Hattie (don't you adore that name?) came to visit us in the mountains before their move to Michigan, we of course had the best time!

This sweet session was so much fun!  Looking through these photos takes me back to our wonderful weekend together!  The clouds parted just in time for our sunset shoot.  The light was perfect.  Hattie was mostly tolerating us :)  What more can you ask for?

Here are a few of  my favs.  Enjoy!

Beth ♥

Winter Session with the Fensterer + Chesters!

Sara is a great friend of mine.  She is one of those chicks who always has a smile on her face and something great to say.  I just love those kinds of people!  Positivity is my jam.  Plus she's smart.  Like, really smart.  

Sara contacted me in the fall wanting to do a session with her siblings, Matt and Mae and her hubs, Josh.  They book a family session about every 5 years as a Christmas gift for their parents.  Which is why it's February and you're just seeing these images....

Josh has a lot in common with my husband, so I like him a lot ☺  I had never met Matt and Mae, but they are as sweet as Sara, of course.  That.  Mae.  Isn't she a doll?  

It was suuuuuper chilly the day that we shot.  But these guys are completely profesh.  And adorable, right?  I mean look at those faces ♥

Finnegan Glows!

I WILL get better about updating this blog!Eh.So much to do, so little time.Do you ever feel like you're always behind?I guess that's the punishment for a full life!No complaining ☺

In December, a friend posted an image on Facebook, tagged a few friends with kiddos and insisted that someone recreate this image.  I jumped at the chance to embark on one of my favorite creative endeavors, chalkboard art (!!) AND photograph the adorable Finn!   

I didn't have time to deviate much from the original photograph so it's basically a copycat piece.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?  

BUT.  How adorable is sweet Finn?  I mean come.  on.  Those cheeks!  Those little teefers!  That hair!  

His parents are equally beautiful, so what would you expect, right?



Gracie + Walt

Ok.  So, you would never know it by looking at these photos, but it was a steamy July afternoon when I met this adorable family for a fun outdoor session.  I mean, it was toasty.  About as comfortable as spending an hour on the surface of the sun.  But these cuties never complained!  A true testament to their awesome mama, they even endured an outfit change!