Monday, November 12, 2012

Meeting At The Bridge

It was a beautiful Saturday.
We drove across town and toward the location.
Campbell's Covered Bridge.
It was our first time there, making it even all the more special for us.

The Autumn leaves were, of course, brilliant and bright
as they fell upon the ground like confetti at a birthday bash.
They became the backdrop of the day.
The glorious leaves, the historical bridge, and the gently flowing stream.
It's a photographers dream location, as evident by the other dozen or so photographers
who stopped by there that very day.

I had the privilege of taking pictures of this sweet little girl last year.
She and I share the same special day.
She is sweet, obviously adorable, thoughtful, and often hard to catch!
(Then again, maybe I just dont get around as quickly as I once did.)
I am very glad to have been given the opportunity, once again,
to spend a day with and capture this sweet girl and her family.


This family has become our friends over the years, and I feel especially blessed to know them.
I am humbled that they have asked me to capture these fleeting moments in thier lives, yet again.
Thanks so much to Allison, Jonathan, Peyton and Dana...
We enjoyed this day so much!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Bucket List

Autumn, sweet Autumn.
The vibrant colors all around us as the leaves begin to change.
The brilliance of the leaves falling upon the cool ground.
What's not to love!?

If there was ever a time of year to have a seasonal bucket list, it is now!

My bucket list includes:

do a photo shoot in the leaves
go on a hay ride
go to a pumpkin patch
go on a date with my husband
trick or treat
bake a pie
enjoy a bonfire with s'mores
decorate or carve a pumpkin
corn maze
apple picking
nature walk/hike
drink fancy coffee drinks (my favorite)
make leaf art
trick or treating

I may not be able to check off all of these feats (because let's face it, I'll never bake a pie)
 but at least I know I gave this season a chance to make life a little sweeter!

If you don't already have a fall bucket list, make one!
Enjoy each season to it's absolute fullest...
a new one is right around the corner!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Kitty, The Butterfly, and The Disco Dolly

We like Halloween.
It means that the kids can dress up and go out in public without being looked at funny.
You see, our kids play dress up almost every day of their lives.
And sometimes we have to tell them no when they ask,
"Can we wear our princess dresses to the grocery store?"
So this is a wonderful opportunity to let the kids imaginations run wild... publicly!

 I am just going to be honest. These shots were not easy to capture.
The kids were ready to go trick or treating and became quite impatient with my insistence to take pictures.
During my attempt to capture this once a year event, the youngest had to go potty,
 the oldest kept complaining that she just wanted to ride her bike,
and the middle child... well she is a major cam ham, and the only one who would cooperate!
She would pose for me all day long if it meant all eyes would be on her! Gotta love that girl!

Our butterfly! We happened to already have the clothing. All we had to buy was the wings and the mask.
Our Disco Dolly! The costume was on clearance for $5.00 at Party City. The disco earrings were only a couple of dollars! SCORE!!!

Our sweet little Black Kitty! This has to be the easiest costume ever! Bought the tail and headband for under $10.00!

We enjoyed a lovely, fun filled night at our church and the kids had a blast!!!

We very much enjoy allowing the kids to pick out their own costumes (with a little parental supervision),
and getting them all dressed up is always a ton of fun!  

We had a great Halloween and we hope you all did as well!
Eat lots of candy, and don't forget to brush and floss your teeth!!!
(Ha, ha, ha!)