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Baby Noah

Who doesn’t love babies?! Precious little Noah is the third addition to his family, behind two beautiful girls (Emma and Addison). So, let’s just say that this little guy was fun to photograph. And by fun, I mean kinda cranky and uncooperative. Babies are fun and unpredictable, but hey that’s how they roll and I’m okay to be flexible. I would much rather just take pictures of everyday life so that it’s etched in memories and pictures for mom and dad. So, here is the shoot from Noah’s newborn pictures. 

 

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Married. Ashley & Katey

The clouds loomed over the house.  Before God they chose their own vows to say to each other. “Will you make me happier than a bunny in a carrot patch?” He said. Two lives joined as one. Thank you for letting us be apart of your day! So, it is finally here Ashley and Katey. Married.

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How in the world do you begin shooting a wedding? I had tremendous help from a friend who I met in school a while ago. I admit, when this adventure began I had no clue how things were going to work. Kristin of Kristin Shyla Photography helped me through my fears and questions through email, phone calls, and then dinner. She went the extra mile to help this girl out. She is an amazing photographer, but more than that she is such a great encouragement for me in general. You spend a couple of minutes with her and you can see her passion and sweet spirit. So, go check out her blog and her stunning images.

My husband. Zack. Yes, he went through this whole process with me every minute (good, bad, and ugly). When I was muddling through what steps should be taken, equipment, chatting, emotional drama with pregnancy he was there. He is definitely my calm through the storm apart from Jesus. He’s my best friend and more than a girl could ever hope or ask for. Plus, he was the second shooter and did a great job (he won’t tell you that, but he did great)!!

Give Me Faith-Part 2

I know it has been a while since my last post. Some of you, like me have been itching to know what is going to happen. I more than anyone else have been on pins and needles, praying and pleading with the Lord on our baby’s (punkin) behalf. I wanted the moment we found about the chroid plexus to know if it would go away. Minus my pregnancy hormones I was on an emotional roller coaster sobbing for no reason, sobbing for a reason. You name it. I felt every emotion related. And yet, there were people who challenged me to have more faith. I confess, there were times when I didn’t have it.

This morning was pretty stressful. I had zero sleep last night. I spent most of the night tossing and turning and the other part of it having songs from the Lorax in my head (trust me, you’ll get it stuck in your head too). Got dressed and we were running a little bit late.You know that feeling you get right before you’re going to speak before and audience. Or you get super nervous when you’re meeting someone for the first time. This was nothing compared to what I was feeling the moment we pulled up. It felt surreal. It was the moment we were going to find out if the cyst was still there, the moment I would know if my placenta was going to be in the way of the cervix. I was thinking “Lord you knew this moment would come, it’s here, I just don’t know what’s going to happen…HELP US”!

So the ultrasound tech, took us back and my sweet husband said “She’s a little nervous”, to which the lady said “about what?” In my head I was like…did she not read the file about the cyst and my placenta? She reassured me that I was young and it was nothing to worry about. Easy for her to say right?! Plus she hadn’t even done the screening. How could she say that? But, when she started showing us pictures of the face and the hands, my heart just said thank you Lord! Babies are miracles, truly. Then she said the words I had been waiting to hear for the past 2 months. There is no cyst anywhere. And the baby is two and a half pounds. She laughed and said “no growth issues here”. The other thing my OB wanted to check for was the placenta previa I had on my previous ultrasound. Just the tail was covering the cervix, and she said that it had moved and was not in the way any longer.

The doc came in and echoed everything the technician had reviewed with us. Everything looks good. We have a healthy baby. Praise Jesus!

Here is a pic of punkin. Zack thinks based on the face it’s a boy. I have no idea. I am tickled to rest in knowing God is faithful, good, and gracious. :0)