Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Favorite Season || Autumn Scenes

As some of you may know, I am quite obsessed with this season we have been in. Fall is a beautiful time where the colors just burst with a brilliance and vibrancy that is hard to beat. 

Yesterday evening, (which is actually 2 weeks ago, since I started writing this post then) I spent a good hour or more laying in the grass taking pictures of individual leaves that looked pretty or unique

and standing on tiptoe (which is unusual for me since I'm rather tall in stature ;) trying to get the perfect angle of the leaves up in the tree.

I even caught a few of this darling little fairy that came to play. :) 

And a crazy teenager I found hanging around too ;) 

There are so many reasons why I enjoy this season so much. The vibrancy and beauty of the earth as it slowly prepares for winter

the time family and friends come together to celebrate and give thanks for harvest and the Lord's provision over the year

the anticipation of the Christmas season approaching, the crispness of the air, getting to wear jeans and sweaters, snuggling up to drink hot cocoa or tea, boot wearing, Christmas movie watching...and the list goes on. 

fall fascinates me because of the immense beauty and it just continues to remind me of the faithfulness and creativity of our Creator.

Thanksgiving is coming up really soon (NEXT WEEK!), and if you couldn't tell, it is my favorite holiday. I hope you all have an absolutely lovely, wonderful Thanksgiving and remember all that HE has blessed you with over this past year.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Tiemanns || Family Portraits

So there's this really great family.

I can't remember where I met them first, but it's almost as if we've known them forever. My mom met them when their now 4 yr old little guy was a newborn at some sort of day in the park for homeschool moms and their kiddos.

Since then, our families have become close friends and the kids have become pretty tight with theirs. They also go to our church now so we've gotten to know them even better. 

One thing I really appreciate about their family is their generosity and willingness to help wherever and whenever needed. 


Not to mention, they're just a bunch of fun. :)

Thanks, guys for allowing me to take your family portraits. I'm so thankful for your friendship!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Happy Monday!

|| the best way to cheer yourself up is to try and cheer someone else up ~Mark Twain ||
Isn't this little girl such a cutie?! Yesterday evening, I photographed this cutie pie and her family. They were such fun and I can't wait to share more pictures with you! Also, in addition to my Facebook and Instagram posts, I will be posting my 'Happy Monday' post here on my blog as well.

Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Claire || Senior Portraits

this is Claire


it took me a year to get these up on the blog, so by now, this girl is getting ready to transfer colleges soon to continue her career in the medical field.


so gorgeous! I don't really ever remember seeing Claire without a smile on her face.

not only is she super pretty, AND smart, but she's also a certified EMT! 

and she's a whole lot of other wonderful things too. :) She's like a little sister to me, and we don't get to see each other often, but we always have a blast when we're together. 

Their whole family is amazing and I also did her older sister's senior portraits way back when!

We went to a couple different locations for her pictures, and the one below is on this beautiful farm in the suburbs. There were so many pretty spots, it was hard to decide where to pick! I loved this little line of trees. 


I think if you looked in the dictionary for the definition of 'cute', you'd find her picture right there!

Happy Fall Y'all! ;)

Claire, I was so blessed to take your senior pictures and it's been great watching you grow up and be such a hard-working, and talented young woman. 

Run after God and I promise you won't be disappointed. Go take on every new challenge that comes your way with all the charm and energy you have. You are awesome, girly!

Friday, August 28, 2015

My Sister Cassia || Portraits

Normally, I take a while after a shoot to put up the pictures, but I just couldn't wait to share these with you. My little sister is no longer a little girl anymore and man alive, I'm pretty sure she is very rapidly surpassing her older siblings in beauty. ;)

love you, Cass!