Evelyn has been a friend of mine online for years after participating in our 10 on 10 monthly lifestyle blog together so it was so great to get to meet her in person along with her beautiful family. We met on a beautiful foggy morning in the Smoky Mountains and it was really something special. They way this family loves each other deeply is truly inspiring. I hope these images help you to see it too.
Have you ever met someone and instantly known they were your people? I always tell this but the first time I met Nicole, we were at dinner and she ordered 2 dinners and I knew right then and there I loved her. Lol.(I will never let that die because I love it so much) But seriously, not only is she one of the funniest people I’ve ever met, her love for her people runs DEEP and it is inspiring ya’ll. I am grateful to say that I’ve been able to get to know Nic really well over the past couple of years and recently co-hosted a workshop with her and Sara and through all that, I’ve grown to love her even more. She is genuine, not afraid to say the hard things you need to hear and I appreciate that SO much. So, to get to photograph her in her home with her family was truly an honor to me.
I love you friend. Seeing you with your family is a thing of beauty.
“What is done in love is done well.” -Vincent VanGogh
I got to meet Ali earlier this year at a gathering of local photographers. I sat across from her and listened as she spoke about her family with joyful tears running down her cheeks and how having her son had changed everything for her. So, it was my privilege to photograph her in her home and pull up a chair with a front row seat and spend time time documenting the beauty of this family. What a blessing your family is sweet Ali. <3
The simplest of days, the sweetest moments. Nothing fancy or fussy which is exactly how it should be. A morning at home with the Montgomery Family. <3
To know them is to love them. I’ve gotten to know this sweet family over the past few years and it was a JOY to photograph them as they welcomed their 5th baby girl earlier this year. Congratulations Duncans, we love you guys so much!
Trying to get myself back in the swing of blogging because I have had so many amazing family sessions this year. So I’m gonna start by sharing this one. I met this family at home and hung out with them there followed by a walk at their farm. It was a sweet and slow evening and just really the most beautiful thing you can imagine. Enjoy.
Hi friends! It’s been a while since I hopped in on our 10 on 10 blog circle and I wanted to share some of our every day images from this past month. As always, I can’t quite get it down to 10 images so I’m sharing a few extra. Be sure to make your way around the circle and visit Kalajoki Lifestyle Photographer Noemi’s post next.
“You are so much sunshine in every square inch.” -Walt Whitman
“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder
I’m completely in love with this session for lots of reasons but mostly because my time with this beautiful family was so natural and honest. Kids playing all around, making coffee, practicing piano while mama fed the baby, warming up supper as I finished up. Just a beautiful piece of their story captured on an early spring afternoon. Congrats Meek family. It was a blessing to photograph you guys.
“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.” -John O’Donohue
The Geiger family recently became a party of five and we documented their sweet new family on film. Enjoy this little slice of life. <3
“I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.” -Henry David Thoreau
The Baird Family at home on their land. In their own little sweet world. <3
Sometimes it’ just so fun to do something different! So when my client came to me wanting a super simplistic session done all on one wall in their home on film, I was pumped for the challenge. I love that she wanted me to just let things flow naturally and to just capture the kids exactly as is. The best I tell ya.
I met Amy several years ago at a photography workshop and we’ve kept up over the years and had lunch when we head up to NYC. This year I was over the moon to get to photograph her family on our trip up this fall. We went into our session expecting to shoot in Central Park but it was in the 30s all day so we moved it to Amy’s home last minute. As excited as I was to shoot in Central Park, I can honestly say that I was not one bit disappointed. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Home is always my favorite location. It was truly a thing of beauty to watch Amy love on her family. Thanks for having me Nolan family!
“Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” -L.M. Montgomery
The sweet Bessom Family in fall.
I am so happy I got to catch up with the Kicklighter family this fall and photograph them in downtown Knoxville since it’s been a while since our last session together. Gianna is a super talented photographer herself, check her out here, and she and Pat are sweet friends of ours. It has been such a blessing to see them grow into incredible parents to little Norah. Love you guys so much Kicks! Blessings!
Photographing families at home is one of my favorite things, especially when there’s a new baby there. Congratulations Waring family! Blessings to you 4!
Hey hey! It’s time for our 10 on 10 monthly blog post. Look at me joining in 2 months in a row! woot! I’m really trying to get better this year about blogging my work. I love seeing it all in a collection and it’s good motivation for me to share my personal work. 2018 was such a great year for our family. It’s been the year I’ve felt the most balance and peace with homeschooling. I think that’s mostly because I decided to let go of a lot and cut back in some areas. Newsflash, you can’t do it all, well, you can’t do it all and do it well, anyways, and I want to do this thing well. I want to love my children and husband well, I want to serve in my church and community, I want to serve my clients and invest in them and that just all takes time. So, grasping that and practicing a more restful year has been really good for us. I’m looking forward to this year. So many good things on the horizon and looking forward to spending more quality time with these peeps. Happy New Year friends! Make your way around the blog circle by visiting my friend Colie’s post next.
This family. I first met them almost 2 years ago, you can read more about that here. I got to catch up with them this fall and photograph them in their home on film. I found a family that was changed from the first time I’d met them. They’ve clung tightly to each other and to the Lord in such time of uncertainty and it’s been woven into their family. Jenn (who also happens to be an incredibly talented photographer) has truly been an encouragement to me and such an example of faithfulness in the midst of trials. She recently messaged me this scripture and encouragement and I want to share it with you.
“Your bolts and gates shall be iron and bronze AND AS YOUR DAYS, SO SHALL YOUR STRENGTH BE.” Deuteronomy 33:25
“I’m so built up by the idea of God giving us the strength that today requires. Don’t look ahead for tomorrow. Don’t try to draw strength and energy and creativity for a month from now or grace and help for a situation that “could happen.” Grace for today. In copious amounts. Praying this for you today and for me!'“
Hopping in to this month’s 10 on 10 to share a few personal shots from our fall including some holiday goodness with family at Thanksgiving, making homemade apple pies and picking out our Christmas tree. I LOVE this time of year. I hope your family is enjoying this season together and celebrating God’s goodness. Blessings friends and Merry Christmas! Follow on around the blog circle by visiting my friend Kayla’s post here.