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leah + evan

My sweet friend Leah was in my wedding, and I was so blessed to be able to be a part of her wedding day! We have been friends since our college days (way back when…haha….) Anyway, Leah is one of the most beautiful friends you could have- she is a worship leader, she loves Jesus, and His love shines from her brightly! Their wedding was completely beautiful-with Christ fully at the center. I am so excited for Leah and Evan (even though I will miss catching up with her as they live in Colorado!) There were so many photos from their wedding, but here are just a few of my favorites from their day….

They chose not to see each other before the ceremony but exchanged letters instead….precious…..

Leah, you are stunning!


morgan | senior portrait session

About a month or so ago, I met up with Morgan to take a few senior photos. The weather was perfect and I had such a great time! Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting some recent sessions/weddings on this blog :) Anyway, here are just a few of my favorites from the session!


She’s beautiful…. and so are the pictures….

gilliam family | portrait session

Brandon and Megan are always some of my favorite people to meet up with to take their photos. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was taking Megan’s maternity photos, and this time I got to meet their precious daughter, Liv! She is too sweet! I loved catching up with them, as they were one of my first portrait sessions over four years ago- crazy! :) Here are just a few of my favorite photos from the day…

….So precious! :)


day at the orchard.


Wow, I really can’t believe I am actually sitting down to write!  The house is quiet…Leland went with Jay to Home Depot and Reagan and Beau are asleep napping. The windows are open with the sun shining in, and I’m sitting on my bed drinking coffee- glorious! There has been an absence on this ole blog mainly because 1. we moved!! Yep, again! I don’t think I fully realized the extent of how difficult moving with three little ones would be. But now, we are finally settling in and I don’t plan on moving again for a good while. Ha! I have so many photos, so many sessions…SO many pictures that I need to post and really would love to post. I still haven’t even finished posting all of my Florida pictures! (Those are next ;) )So hopefully I will get around to that soon. For now, I wanted to share some photos that we took (before we moved!) at an orchard when it was in full bloom. I will treasure all of these photos for years to come I’m sure :)

…Beau’s face in the far right picture totally sums up his personality!

…Ha ha the chub… She is too sweet! :)


beau turns two!

I can’t believe Beau turned two last week! When we took him to his two year check up, the doctor told us he is basically the size of a three year old. What?! I believe it though, he eats like no other! He is as sweet as can be and absolutely loves Cars. He is constantly carrying around hot wheels and it is too cute. We love him so much! We didn’t take many but here are a few photos from his birthday :)

…My mom bought him these glasses and he thought they were the coolest things!  Haha :)


the days may be long…

“The days may be long but the years are short” ….that little phrase goes through my mind many days of the week. Most definitely on the days that seem  especially loooong. The days when I’m ready for a break, even two minutes- of quiet, of stillness. With three little ones my days are constantly busy but it is a busyness I have never experienced before. It is a busy-ness of somewhat mundane tasks (ahem, picking up cheerios off the floor or making macaroni and cheese) but I do know that this time passes so quickly. Beau turned TWO this week and it was just another reminder of how the years fly by. My hope and prayer is that I will not take these days for granted, ever. They won’t always be so little, I won’t always be picking those cheerios up off the floor…and one day I’ll look back and realize that little phrase sure is true. I hope to treasure all of these moments with them and store them up! :)

My sweet and happy (and chubby) girl! (Also, how adorable is this lace bomber jacket from Evy’s Tree?! My favorite staple in my closet right now! :) )


I love this post! It’s such a good reminder and I love your cute pictures!