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Dear Maggie: Newborn Portraits

May 20, 2017

My Dear Maggie

Maggie,

Welcome to our world. You are such a great addition to our family, and you are loved so so much. You love listening to your brother talk and show you things. And he is head over heals for you. He is always asking to hold you, or coming over and talking to you. He is convinced you started talking yesterday, and said hello back to him. You are so beautiful, and such a great little girl.

Sometimes I just sit and stare at you and I just think about all the days we will have together in our future. I love how you grunt and squeak and make noise when you’re sleeping. You are definitely not a silent sleeper. I feel like I am just at a loss for words right now. You are just so amazing and when I hold you in my arms I am at peace…

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Maggie: Newborn portraits Sneak Peek

May 6, 2017

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Wyatt 5 Years old

February 23, 2017

Dear Wyatt

I know this is a long overdue post, but its worth the wait. This year will be a life changing year for all of us. And even the preparations for the year have changed our lives quite a bit. We’re still waiting for the arrival of your little sister, and you are so excited for all the fun and responsibilities that come with being a big brother. I remember you telling me how you are practicing on the cats; which I know they really appreciate. You are learning so much everyday. People constantly tell me things you have told them that I didn’t even know you knew. You have managed to learn all the countries of the world, some of the territories within those countries, and their capitals. It always amazes me, and I thought this wouldn’t happen until you were older, when you ask me questions about a specific…

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My Boy is 5!!! Sneak Peek

December 22, 2016

Dear Wyatt

I just can’t believe it, the time has finally come. No matter how long and hard I worked to put it off, he’s five. And I will say with great certainty, he knows it, and he knows it’s a big deal. He is big stuff. And no matter what it is “He can do it” and when he can’t watch out! I know this is just a sneak peek but I have so much to say already. I will also say this time was the hardest time to get his pictures taken, he just wasn’t having it until the end. I even called in the big guns, Ms. Lindsay. She was home on college break and she can always get him to cheese it up and cooperate in front of the camera. We struggled. We bribed. We promised. And here is a little taste of what we got. _mg_8155_mg_8164-2_mg_8258

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Sorrell Christmas Portraits

November 26, 2016

The Christmas season is quickly approaching us. And I just can not believe how big these two have gotten over the past month even. I just love taking pictures of this family, they are so cute. And Wyatt and Adalyn are talking up a storm now so what I didn’t think was possible happened, they got cuter. Merry Christmas everyone, and I hope you enjoy the pictures.

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The Sorrell Family

June 20, 2016

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I will start by saying this is Crazy!!! Adalyn and Wyatt are 2 and a few months. It has been so crazy seeing them grow, and yes just like I have experienced with my own son, time flies. I just can’t believe it though. I remember their newborn session in my studio and how I got to hold both of them at different times when they got fussy, which they really didn’t do and no I didn’t pinch them just so I had an excuse to rock them for a minute. I will say as I have in the past that I just love watching Josh and Kayla be parents. They are so relaxed and just all around amazing parents. So this time we decided to change it up and take their portraits outside.

We had so much fun and I will say my scatter-brained attention span did help me get their attention. Because I got to point out all the squirrels that came with in a 30 foot radius of where we were, there were tons. Or it may have been the same few over and over, either way we loved watching them together. It was so cool seeing their little personalities, and how they interacted together, every time I photograph them I can see it more. Kayla or Josh would ask one of them to give the other a hug and they would get so excited and do it, Wyatt especially liked giving Adalyn hugs he would get a huge smile on his face and sometimes break into laughter. We danced, explored, played the opposite game (sometimes I didn’t even realize we were playing it), climbed stairs, played with sticks, threw leaves, jumped up and down on things that made noise, picked flowers, played peek-a-boo, and made friends with a really cool statue of a guy who’s name I can no longer remember (but ask Wyatt he may know, he really appreciated the artistry), and took some pictures. I don’t know about them but I had a great time, and if I wouldn’t have been driving would have probably fallen asleep on the way home, I am not sure if my little friends made it or not, but if they did I can be certain it wasn’t long before they were sleeping once they were home!!!
I will say I am posting quite a few pictures, because it was super hard to narrow down my favorite parts of our adventures. And I’m sure by now Kayla and Josh have figured out that the pictures in this post is only the beginning, I sent them quite a bit more to pick out. With that said, I hope you all enjoy the pictures. I can’t wait for all the adventures my friends and I get into next time. Hopefully we can go squirrel watching again soon.
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The Phelan Family Portraits

June 18, 2016

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Family portraits can be so important. You can look back on them and see how much you or your kids or pets even have grown. Anytime I take someone’s family portrait at their house I find myself looking at their portraits of the past, and its like a super cute window into years ago. This family was no different, I loved how the kids portraits growing up were all over the walls, it was timeless. This family portrait was a lot of fun. And the kids were great, so was Bernard (their dog). Im really working hard to not make this sappy or sad, but I have become an emotional person ever since becoming a mom. Bernard is a super strong dog, he fought through and got his pictures taken even though we knew it was a struggle. And as I have one of my cats sitting on me right in front of my face, I have to laugh about how pets have a way of making you smile as they make any task you’re trying to do impossible at times. And all they want is a little “attention” or a lot of “attention”. Animals are great like that, there on your good days and there on your bad days. That’s why saying goodbye to them is that much more difficult. Sometimes having their picture around the house helps, it reminds you that right now they would be sitting in the middle of what ever you were doing, reading a newspaper, playing a game when they all the sudden decide you made need rescued from the pieces, playing attack of the giant monster dog as he lays down on top of your city of vehicles. Or my favorite “You want to work on your computer? I’ll make it easier and sleep on your face…you’re welcome.”

With that said thank you so much to the Phelan family for having me come capture these moments. You were all such a blessing to work with. And with a super sad heart I would like to say goodbye to Bernard. I know you will truly be missed, and always be loved. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of a true friend. I know I said I was going to try and not get sad or sappy, I failed.
So on another note, I would like to say how much fun the Phelan family was to photograph. As you will notice they are all a gorgeous family, both inside and out. When people are beautiful inside, you can see it, it radiates out of them like a beam of light. This is that family. And I just loved photographing them. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I hope you all enjoy the portraits.
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