Sweet Cole could not be any more loved by his Mom and Dad, in fact, by his whole family! He came to me at 11 days old and slept the entire time! His Grandma made his little bee outfit which was just perfect for our wildflower garden. And the detail shots, the details! Those newborn details: the flakey skin, the nursing lips, those tiny nail beds are just amazing. They change all too quickly into toddler features. I look forward to watching Cole grow up!
This little boy is so lucky because he is born in to one of the most loving families. His mom is just a natural and they seem like they had it all together when they came for Hunter’s session. He was 9 days new and just the perfect amount of sleepiness. And his hair…THAT HAIR! Just when you think a baby can’t get any cuter, you add amazing hair and it is cuteness overload. It is hard to resist!
Vietnam Army Veteran, John Huber III, passed away last year with no family near by. I was contacted by his neighbor to help photograph the memorial service to send to his out of town family. His neighbor helped organize his service from start to finish including helping close out his estate and taking care of his arrangements. Now that is a great neighbor! He discovered that Mr. Huber was a photographer and had quite an amazing assortment of great equipment. I instantly related to him. Not only did he think it would be important to document it for his family, but Mr. Huber himself would be honored though his connection to photography.
The best surprise was the turnout! We expected it to be just Stephen, the neighbor, and myself. Imagine our surprise when about 75 people showed up including multiple media outlets to honor him! Another Vietnam veteran also was laid to rest that day. Both men had no family in attendance but they were honored and appreciated by every person there. It was an honor to be a part of this and I will hold these memories close to my heart. My family and I thank you, Mr. Huber, for your service and sacrifice.
I loved talked to the veterans present to hear how they support each other. One gentleman told me how he was the first group of soldiers to bring dogs overseas. He took that job thinking he would never see battle but he ended up being the experiment group. And honestly, I don’t know how anyone isn’t moved to tears by Taps and a 21 gun salute. It is simply beautiful and powerful.
I remember Brantley’s newborn session so clearly that I still can’t believe that it has been one year! It was a treat to be able to see him when he became a sitter and now that he is a mover and a shaker, our sessions are a lot more fun! Brantley and his mom have such a special bond and I love that we got to capture just a tiny bit of that!
I was so excited to do Parker’s newborn session! I though that Parker couldn’t be loved anymore after watching his Mom and Dad with him and then I saw big brother in action. Oh my gosh, talk about the sweetest big brother ever. Sometimes it takes a little convincing to get a 4 year old to sit and lay still as we settle the baby but big brother wanted to be right next to him and in all of the images! I loved it! Just look at that smile!
I love that why brought Paw Paw’s shell bucket and antique decoys. Parker fit perfectly in it and I’m pretty sure that his huge smile is an indication that he knows he is loved and he can’t wait to go hunting.