henry ~ 1 year old

oh my heart….

last week, i had the joy in capturing this sweet little boy…

all of that blonde hair…

those blue eyes…

the smiles…

yet also serious…

the way he toddled around…

i truly enjoyed my time following him around…taking his lead…

playing ball with him… (his favorite)

he was all boy…

and as sweet as can be…

thank you to his parents for the honor in capturing a little bit of you and your precious boy!

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amelia

to dance is to be out of yourself

larger, more beautiful, more powerful

this is power

it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking

~agnes de mille

recently, i had the honor in capturing this lovely young lady...

this session was out of my realm of normal...i really enjoyed working together and getting creative...

my wanna-be ballerina self loved it too...a little part of me always wished i would have tried ballet...

alas, it was fun to briefly live vicariously through her...

there's just something about ballet that intrigues me...

the simple grace...

delicate yet strong...

classic beauty...

amelia...you possess that strength, grace, and beauty...

keep on living your dreams...

thank you for letting me capture a bit of you...

without further adieu...

amelia...

(press play...you may need to open two windows on your mobile device...i'm not that tech savvy...)

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zach

last week I had the honor in meeting this young man for his senior session...

and he rocked it...

thank you for the honor, z!

and best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors!

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five

on june 5, our baby turned the big 5....

i don't know if anyone else feels the same but i feel like the third grows up much too fast...

always striving to be like his big brothers....

it is all just a whirlwind....

i blinked and now he will be going off to kindergarten in the fall....

time needs to slow down just a bit....!

happy birthday, gus gus....

you are so sweet, silly but also serious at times, busy, bright, stubborn, strong, and fiercely independent...

never change...

you will do big things one day...

love you lots, my boy...

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great smoky mountains

way back in may, we took a little road trip to nashville and the great smoky mountains...

it just happened to be over owen's 11th birthday...

he thought it was pretty special to be on the road...

we had a quick stop in nashville and then enjoyed a few nights at a lovely vrbo by the creek in the smoky mountains....

although it was spring....everything was already so lush and green....

it was a lovely retreat--a peaceful and relaxing time with beautiful scenery...

a great adventure--some place we hope to return to some day!

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