Adam & Kathryn {Old Orchard Wedding}

Last week, Heather and I made our way to Hannibal, MO. A quaint little town where Mark Twain was raised. Even more exciting, Hannibal is home to one of the most amazing wedding venues, The Orchard. Adam & Kathryn got married under a huge silver oak tree, surrounded by family and friends. The love they share is strong, but their love for Jesus is even stronger! They live a mission filled life and I am so excited to see how God uses them, as His hands and feet. The Orchard has been added to my list of favorite venues I have photographed. Everything the couple needed was there, and oh so beautiful! The couple got ready in the old farm house. Married in the yard.  Danced the night away in the big old barn, across the gravel driveway. The Details Getting Ready Adam and Kathryn chose to not see each other before the ceremony, but wanted to have a prayer together. We were so honored to be able to capture the beautiful moment for them. The Ceremony Mine forever! Bridal Party Portraits And when we showing up matching the wedding party, a photo is in order 😉 Dancing under the stars The Reception   Hope you two are having the best time in...
A Journey

A Journey

Anyone who reads our blog knows, while we are good at blogging our weddings, we rarely post anything else. You can blame that on me, since Sarah is in charge of blogging the weddings and I, well, am obviously not a great blogger! I wanted to share a bit about my personal journey as the newborn part of our business. When we started out we photographed everything and everyone, everywhere! We learned a ton those first few years: about cameras, photography, running a business, and ourselves. When we started getting comfortable with kids, families and weddings a few years into our official business, I found out I was expecting (again). Naturally, I wanted newborn pictures of my 3rd baby and, with a little research, a whole new world opened up. I discovered studio style newborn photos, of peacefully sleeping angelic newborns instead of the pictures I had of my first two: red from crying, cross eyed in photos, laying in awkwardly posed angles. This was before pinterest was a thing (imagine all of us who wedding planned back then!) and Facebook wasn’t super popular. Somehow I still found Rachel and she changed my life. Rachel’s business started a few years before our own. Her personal story of her young adulthood resounded strongly with my own and where I was coming from. I found her because she had poured herself into newborn photography and self learned a ton of tricks and tips that she wanted to share with others like herself. I bought her very first original posing guide and she became something like a star to me. Little did I...
Lena’s Cake Smash

Lena’s Cake Smash

The letters say it all: Lena turned one year-old! Lena had so much fun tearing into her cake. Her Mom made the gorgeous cake from scratch and, once Lena took a little taste, it was all over from there. The precious little angel looked adorable in her frilly white jumper and we loved all of the different facial expressions that she made.  After all that destructive fun it was time to clean up! The bubbles were so much fun!   Even though outside was kind-of gloomy, this family made it bright. We adored how much fun this family had together and little Lena was so happy and so much fun to work with! “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having...
Sweet Baby Jensen

Sweet Baby Jensen

As the summer began to end and the leaves began to change, the lives of two wonderful people transformed into a family of three. Sweet baby Jensen was welcomed into this world on September, 9th 2014. Just a few weeks later we were given the opportunity to capture this adorable bundle of joy in the glimpse of time that is the newborn stage. “Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will move mountains.” We aren‘t sure what little Jensen will grow up to become, but we do know that one who wears many different hats will always be prepared. From pumpkins to footballs and even a raccoon, this sweet boy could melt anyone‘s heart. Maybe Jensen will even become a golfer and learn all the tricks of the trade from his Daddy. He may even be able to “help out“ as “Daddy‘s little caddy“. “In golf, as in life, it is the follow through that makes the difference.” Anonymous No matter where life takes this adorable family, we know that they will always be a family of love and...