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If you follow my blogs or just see my posts, you probably have concluded that we like adventure. We love to go places and have fun. One of my goals with the kids is to hit as many parks as we can. I have joked with my husband that we should get a map and start pinning all the different parks we have been to. This month’s video is a documentary film of our time at Big Ridge State Park. We hiked a short trail, picnicked, and then, played on the playground. It was a great day. I thought about limiting my 15 photos to just our trip to Big Ridge, but I decided against it. The blog post will contain some from the day, but I had too many other favorite photos from this past month to leave them out. Enjoy! Oh, and I wish you all a wonderful Easter!

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Time for another 15 on 15! Over the past month, we celebrated Sawyer turning two, we discovered that riding bikes is going to be our family ‘thing’, and I learned how to freelense. Sawyer is such a hoot. He has a great sense of humor. He is incredibly athletic. He is the cutest little guy I know. In fact, I believe his small size is what keeps me from becoming depressed with how fast he is aging. He may be two, but he is still wearing some 12 month pants. Ha! He is quick tempered and absolutely hates being uncomfortable. Imagine that. This is challenging to say the least, but is well balanced by a very kind heart and awareness of others. His big sister loves him to pieces regardless of his shenanigans. 😉 This month’s photos were chosen with the help of my man. Hope you enjoy! Oh, and don’t forget to check out my latest family film…Evening in the Yard!

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I honestly did not know if I would get to blog this post today. Thanks to some last minute babysitting, I was able to finish our family film. We were privileged to have season passes to Dollywood last year. The kids and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The footage was filmed in December during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. It really is a spectacular place to visit during that time. Everything is just beautiful. I hope you enjoy our film. As for my 15 on 15 images, I have enjoyed playing around with multiple exposures this month, as well as, continuing to challenge myself to get in the frame.

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So glad to finally share this wedding. Daniel and Katelyn said their “I dos” this past September. The wedding was beautiful. Much thought was put into each detail of this special day. The colors were perfect. The venue was breathtaking. And the dancing…well, that was my favorite part. 😉 Being a documentary photographer at heart, I was overjoyed when we were able to capture some of the bride and groom portraits at their future home. How cool is that!? Katelyn and Daniel, I wish you much love as you embark on such a journey. May your days be blessed and full of many joys.

Venue: Country Manor Acres
Dress: The Gilded Gown
Cake: Jennifer Harper
Catering: Randy Lyons
Florals: Lisa Foster
2nd Shooter: Samantha Lunnemann with Bang Bang Photography

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Ah, we have finally arrived to the 15th of January. While I am not doing a 365 photo project this year, I am most certainly still taking regular pictures. How could I not? Each month on the 15th, I plan to post 15 of my favorite photos taken over the previous few weeks. It has already been a challenge to choose just 15. Ha! This month I had the opportunity to not only get in the frame myself, but to also capture two Grandmas in the frame. That makes me so happy.:)Now, that is not the only thing I am excited to share. I may not be doing a 365 project, but I am doing a project. Several months ago, I had a fire lit inside me. I LOVE how you can capture personalities and stories within a single image, however, there is just something extra special when you add a little movement and sound. My big project this year is going to be a monthly personal film. On Christmas, it was a treat to film throughout the day. I still obviously have much to learn, but nonetheless, I hope you enjoy seeing a little bit of our celebration.

 

 

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Before the year ends I want to give a very huge THANK YOU to anyone and everyone that has supported me in my business endeavor. From booking sessions to kinds words of encouragement, I appreciate it all! This hobby turned profession is something that has become a huge part of me. It is a passion. I am driven in many ways by the beauty of light. Constantly noticing its magic and thinking about how I can capture it with my camera. I am driven by the connections I see and precious moments I witness. Desiring to freeze these moments in time for not only myself, but for others, is a constant thought that runs through my head. I truly love photography so much. Being able to balance my role as a wife and mother, with the longing to give others special treasures through photography, has been challenging to say the least. With that said, I want to give a very special THANK YOU to my husband for his grace and support. For his continued encouragement to pursue this love of mine even though I haven’t quite figured out the balance. I love you, Babe.

This year has been full of firsts. My first full year in business, my first birth session, my first wedding, my first film, and my first senior session. I am so blessed to have such great clients. You all have a part of my heart. You truly do. Thank you for trusting me and choosing me to be your photographer. It has been such a joy! I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds. I am already booking into the spring. It is never too early to grab a spot! 😉 Feel free to contact me here. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!!

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