"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully," Romans 12:6-8

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Grundmann Family

One of my favorite parts about photography--- is getting to know you! You, the people in front of my camera. I am so encouraged and inspired by your life stories. I am so blessed and honored that you choose me to capture these special moments. I have known the Grundmann’s for sometime, but recently got to know them a little better. I had the privilege of taking their maternity photos. They have three beautiful children, and are expecting their fourth in a few short weeks. Their family is beautiful, and their story is heartwarming.

God works in amazing and miraculous ways, and I love seeing this family so faithfully follow Him. I could not have been more overjoyed for Jodie and Ryan, when they announced they were expecting their fourth child. They are amazing parents, who pour some much love, virtue and heart into their children. Their kids are so sweet. They may even have some future photographers on their hands--- two of them were very helpful in taking some pictures!!!

Ryan and Jodie--- I am so excited for you both. I cannot wait to meet the newest addition to your already beautiful family! Thank you for choosing me to photograph such a special time in your lives. You are a blessing to many!





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Isn’t this family seriously the cutest--- love them!






Jodie--- you are stunning!



Their reward, for making it through!


Friday, October 18, 2013

in this season…

This is an interesting season of life that we are in. A fun season. A good season. A tough season.

It is a season with a 15month old who is exploring her world more with each passing day. It is a season where I get the pleasure of seeing her eyes light up when she learns or accomplishes something new, even if that something new is climbing on a forbidden chair in the playroom. It is a season where the most common words out of my mouth seem to be “Hannah no touch”, or “Hannah, no screaming” and sometime just plain old “no!” It is a season where with all my might I try and say an equal amount of times “Hannah, you are so very special”, “Hannah you are a blessing,” and “Hannah, I love you!”

It is a season where we are expecting our second child, which physically and emotionally feels a lot different this time around. A season where that spunky, feisty, fun-loving 15month old can rub on my already raw pregnant nerves--- til I am toast. A season where I constantly pray for my mood at the end of the day, that I have just enough nerves left to be patient, loving and pleasant to my husband when he comes home. It is a season where I frequently fail at that miserably, and yet every time he forgives me, loves me and reassures me. It is a season where I realize that I am more than blessed. Blessed with an amazing husband (who is an even better father by the way), and two healthy growing children.

It is a season where God is transforming me. He is challenging me, pushing me, and encouraging me. It is a season in life, where my daughter, is one of the largest glimpses into my own life. As I preach to my daughter about having a “happy heart” during a moment of meltdown--- I reflect upon myself. I reflect upon my attitude previous to her meltdown, or my mood in general that day. Often I realize--- maybe my heart wasn’t that happy either. Maybe today, I was not leading by the best example. And that, is this season. It is a season of Grace. A season of Forgiveness. A season of Love. Everyday, I make mistakes. As I struggle to be content with a busy husband who’s been gone lots, or a toddler who keeps throwing tantrums--- I’m given Grace. The same Grace that I practice giving to my daughter when I see her loose her own battle with temptation. It is a season where our home is full of love--- a little who gives the absolute best hugs and kisses--- if you’re lucky, you even get a little “pat-pat” on the shoulder.

Like I said--- its an interesting season. But so far, it has been one of the best season.

I have always loved the fall leaves, personally my favorite season. It had been a while since my little family was in front of the camera and with the leaves started to change, we decided it was time for a little family session. My dad was kind enough to snap some pictures for us. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by. I hope that you are enjoying your season of life… the good, the bad and the interesting. God Bless.

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I am so very blessed by these two--- a very lucky woman.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Princess Ella has arrived….

My first niece has arrived… and in a house of three boys, she wears the crown jewels! Let me start off by saying, I don’t know how Daniel and Carolyn do it. Four kids, ages four and under--- I don’t even want to think about what I might be like. But they hold it together, and even appear to have some energy while doing it. So, Daniel and Carolyn--- cheers to you!

Ella is truly a princess--- I have yet to see her not wearing pink, or lacking in some form of frill. She is all girl in a house of all boy!!! I am positive that her three older brothers will be her biggest and best protectors and guardians. It is very fun to see the family dynamic already taking place.

Ella, you are precious. You area the much needed dash of pink, in the sea of blue! Your Uncle Matt, Cousin Hannah and I are so glad you are here. You cousin is already one of your biggest fans--- always wanting to hold you and kiss you. I am so excited to see the special bond between you two Harvey Girls continue to grow. Ella, welcome to the world. You are already so greatly loved!


This pictures says it all, their personalities just beaming!

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Everyone was a little outta focus by this point---

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Mor-Mor and her five great-grand children

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Hannah and I managed to sneak away for a little mini photo session of her own--- gosh I love her!

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seriously, she makes me laugh every day!

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The perfect picture to end our little photo session!

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