The skies threatened to downpour on Ben & JoEllen’s wedding day, and each time we went outside, the rain miraculously stopped and the sunshine came on full force. It was truly an amazing day, and had “blessing” written all over it. The way JoEllen trembled with nerves and excitement once she got into her dress, and the way Ben gazed at her as she walked down the aisle to meet him…it was truly perfection. These two are a beautiful fit together, and I was so honored to capture the moments during their day.
Ben & JoEllen, congratulations again! I loved watching you two surrounded by so many friends and family who think the world of you. You’ve got a huge crowd cheering you on as you start your married lives together! <3
Amy & Andy, the way you care for her, soothe her, make her giggle, cause her face to light up in a huge grin, the way you support each other…you are beautiful. Caroline has no idea how blessed she is to have you as parents, and I loved every minute I got to spend with you three! It’s so exciting to watch your family grow. You are blessed!
Meet my beautiful friend, Beth! She has appeared on this blog before, and I am absolutely smitten by her work! She is a talented graphic designer, photographer, and in the past year she has developed into an amazing watercolor artist! Her work is gorgeous, yet also lighthearted and whimsical. I was so honored to get to photograph her in action in her lovely office! Find her work on her website and on Etsy!
2016 was an incredible year for our family! With each passing year, my grouping of “favorite photos” seems to become larger and larger! Abram & Madeline are growing so quickly, and added another little beautiful soul to our family – Eliza Louise! On top of that, we took a couple trips, we successfully potty trained the twins, survived the terrible two’s x2, and overall our joy was increased abundantly with the birth of Eliza.
I wish I had the mental power to write some beautiful paragraphs about how full my heart is as I look back at 2016, and how undeserving I feel of all these blessings God has given me as a wife and a mother…but between my lack of sleep and quiet moments to myself, these photos will have to do :) These images are ones that make me feel something, not necessarily the most beautiful ones. They are a mix of iPhone shots and professional camera shots.
Here’s to another year of growth and milestones ahead!
(Maternity and newborn photos were taken by Allison Corrin Photography and the in-hospital family photo was taken by Erica at Anectodally Yours)
I’m so thrilled to share with you our baby’s nursery! It was SO much fun to create this space, and I just cannot wait to rock a tiny little baby in that rocker!
My goal was to create a space that felt simple, cozy and peaceful. AND do it on a budget :) A lot of things are DIY or Hobby Lobby…I’ll share sources at the bottom!
Also, we don’t know if our baby is a boy or a girl, so if this baby is a little fella, I have blue touches to swap out where the pink ones are! I couldn’t help but include a few things that were gender-specific!
CriCb: from one of the twins, and we still love them!
Crib sheet: Homemade from my mom :)
Rug: Hobby Lobby
Mobile: DIY, materials from Hobby Lobby
Striped blaket: Ikea
Blankets in basket: DIY by me
Jesus Loves Me artwork: From a local, crazy-talented artist in KC! Her IG is @hannahandnicksmom
Curtains: Pottery Barn (from the twins’ nursery years ago!)
Pom-poms on curtains: DIY by me
Circle mirror: Hobby Lobby
Embroidery hoop art: DIY by me
If You’re Happy and You Know It art: Hobby Lobby
Grey Lamp: Target
Dresser: I re-painted this dresser (it was yellow!) from the twins’ nursery
Glider: from the twins’ nursery, from Buy Buy Baby
Ottoman: Hobby Lobby
Burp Rags: DIY by my mom and I, fabric from Hobby Lobby
Elephant: Hobby Lobby