G. 1 month | Baby Sessions

I had a very busy week after being gone the previous week, but this little guy’s Auntie really wanted to get his pictures done before he left town, so I squeezed them in! He was such a doll and so sweet for our session! He was a little old for newborn sleeping shots, but he was still completely adorable and so good for me!

Enjoy some favorites!

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June Happenings | My Life

My poor blog has been neglected this past month as we have been busy, busy! Here’s a little recap of some things we did in the month of June!

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We have had so much rain and even some flooding in our town in the past few weeks! Lot’s of rain means lots of weeds. The kiddos help out with their wagon. The girls got haircuts and someone got a water table for his 2nd birthday. Lots of afternoons and evenings spent on our back patio when it wasn’t raining.

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We had sad news with the passing of Phil’s grandpa early in the month. We packed up our crew for a trip to Michigan for the funeral. We spent a few days remembering some of Phil’s favorite things he did with his grandparents and spending time with family. He was a wonderful man that had a way of making all his grandchildren and great grandchildren feel special. I am so thankful he got to meet all 3 of our littles, and I will always have wonderful memories of our time spent with him.

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And some happy days… we celebrated the guys with Father’s day and our little ones 2nd birthday!

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And just this past weekend we took a trip to the Monticello train museum with family. The 2 year old was in heaven riding the train and it was a gorgeous day to take some time off for something fun!

Both Phil and I have had lots of work on our plates as well, so it’s been a full month. Thankful for all the good memories! Now I’m just hoping that July is a little warmer and a lot drier!


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W. South Newton Senior | 2015 Senior Session

A few weeks back, I did senior pictures for Will at the studio and a few place around town. Even though he wasn’t crazy about getting his pictures done, he was still great to work with and we got lots of great shots!

Enjoy a few favorites from his session!

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C. Family | Adoption Sessions

Several weekends ago, I photographed this beautiful family to celebrate their recent adoption from Uganda.

These boys were adorable, and it was clear that this family is so in love! I was so happy to bless this family with these gorgeous images!

Enjoy some favorites from this session!chappel1


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Spring Recitals | My Life

May is always a busy month for our family! Both Phil and I are busier with work, and there are lots of end of year school things. This year we also added in two recitals for our girls.

Kelsey is in her second year of piano and also added saxophone this year. She has blown me away on the saxophone! It was rough starting out but now she can play songs and loves playing with the band at school. She loves performing and did a great job with both her music pieces. may150760

Brooklyn started something new this year also with ballet. She’s my girly girl and has really loved dancing! Yesterday was her recital, and she couldn’t have been cuter! I snapped a few pictures of her after pictures at the dance studio. I’m glad I did since two weeks ago she broke her arm! She did a great job on stage despite her cast!
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So completely proud of my girls! I don’t brag on my kids too often because we really don’t have it together most days! But, it’s great to see their hard work pay off at the end of the school year, and more than that, I love seeing their good attitudes and kindness towards others.

Now bring on summer, because this mom is exhausted!


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A & K | Simple Session

I’ve enjoyed shooting a few Simple Sessions since I started offering them a few weeks back. These are great options if you just want a few pictures for something specific. These were some sweet mother and son pictures I did a few weeks back. Enjoy some favorites! amblog

Interested in Simple Sessions? I am happy to answer any questions you may have! Contact me here.


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