It’s been a long summer…

It’s been a long summer. A long, beautiful, hot, but wonderful summer! School started yesterday, and I sent my son off to third grade. It was an exciting morning for me and him, and he practically drug us behind him as he ran to line up with his friends. Would you look at this handsome little face? He’s got a crazy mouth full of teeth, too!

I have a third grader!

And then there is this little sweetheart! Every time we drop her big brother off at school, she asks to go to preschool. She is not happy that her first day is still two weeks away! Every summer, we take the kids out to shoot in a wildflower or sunflower field, and this year was the first time she actually somewhat took instruction and was fun to photograph!

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And then she broke out the funny faces! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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This photo fills my heart with so much joy. There isn’t much better in life than spinning in circles in a field! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Wildflowers and spinning in fields (3)I’m looking forward to the rest of the year, and to see what preschool and third grade bring us!

   

Big Sisters and Future Babies!

When I first met Kahri and Adam, Kahri and I were both pregnant. Our daughters were born a week apart! This time, I am mostly definitely not pregnant (despite what my three year old says, do not listen to her if she tells you I am having a baby and that it is a boy), but Kahri is! I am so excited to meet this newest addition to their amazing family!

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I Love Pregnant Mamas!

Would you look at this beautiful pregnant mama?? I photographed Jessica and Bobby’s wedding three summers ago, and am so excited to go on this next journey with them! We may have gotten eaten up, and I might have gotten soaked up to my bottom, but we created some gorgeous images together during their maternity session!

 

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A Very Retro Shoot!

My studio manager, Christie, has a knack for all things retro!

She and her family have been building a new house for the last few months (year, she says to me from across the room) and she wanted to recreate this old Jolly Time Popcorn ad.

Jolly Time Popcorn Ad

She found some fantastic outfits online, an old bowl at Hopefully Yours, and we picked up some amazing popcorn from Big River Popcorn. And then we may have had a popcorn throwing fight in the studio after shooting. ๐Ÿ™‚

Christie is an incredibly talented graphic designer, and her final piece was no exception to her skill!

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At the end of it, Christie might have needed a glass of wine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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