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December 10, 2018

Family of five? Check. High school? Check. Middle school? Check. Three boys in baseball? Free weekend?! Check. Family pictures? Check! When I look at my young family I sometimes wonder how those with older kids are able to juggle family events and activities and still make time for each other. It has to be especially […]

December 7, 2018

8 years ago I got my first job as a teacher teaching 4th grade.  I began my first year with some wonderful students and some even more wonderful co-workers.  As a first year teacher, you really just survive because of the people you work closely with.  They have either been there and remember or are […]

December 7, 2018

Kids make photos interesting.  Toddlers make photos even more interesting.  You just never know what you are going to get, but there are a few things I like to tell parents.  One, let me take charge this once.  Yes, I know you want your child to listen and obey and just smile for one picture, […]

December 6, 2018

I teach 6th graders during the week, and most people’s response when I tell them that is “oh wow, it takes a special person to teach middle school.”  While I do agree, I also think it takes a special person to teach Kindergarten and high school too.  Most days I like the quirky personalities that […]

December 5, 2018

Amie and Jansen came into our lives about 7 years ago.  We joined a home group at church that they were a part of, and we quickly became friends.  We were both newly weds and actually lived in the same neighborhood.  Amie and I spent many evenings walking the neighborhood, building a true friendship, talking […]

November 25, 2018

The Bejarano family was one of the first families on my calendar for the fall season.  Jessica wanted to be able to pick the date before I got booked up.  We had planned for a day in the middle of November because the weather is usually cool enough to where you won’t sweat in a […]

November 23, 2018

The week of Thanksgiving break was supposed to be beautiful.  The weather was supposed to be in the 60s all week, perfect for some time outdoors!  And while I didn’t schedule many shoots for the break, I knew (thought) the weather was going to be great for the ones I had scheduled. I always wonder […]

November 19, 2018

Have you every met your doppleganger?  They say everyone has one, and while I don’t necessarily know who my personal doppleganger would be, the Barnett family is definitely our family twin.  One girl and two boys, living just streets apart, when we met the Barnett family, we soon realized we had basically been living the […]

November 18, 2018

We grew up in a small town, like really small.  Like, “graduated from high school with less than 70 people” small.  There wasn’t a whole lot to do in our little town, but we made our own fun, good clean fun.  Well, except that one time when we decided to see how long it could […]

November 8, 2018

Hayes and my daughter, Olivia, are quite the pair.  Best friends, almost like brother and sister (but without the fighting so far).  Morgan kept Olivia for the first year of her life, which means her and Hayes have really grown up together.  Their little friendship is the sweetest friendship, and I would have to say […]