Little Chloe doesn’t know it yet…… but her family is amazing.Sure, she won’t think they’re so amazing when she’s 5 and trying to sneak staying up past her bedtime, or when she’s 10 and doesn’t feel like doing her homework, or when she’s 16 and trying to date (I don’t see her dad being much of a pushover on the boy stuff)… but she’ll be wrong about them.Her parents are the perfect ones for her.And I can already tell that they love her more than she’ll ever be able to understand.Thankfully, she’ll have grandma to let her get away with just a tiny bit more than her parents do and to give her just a wee bit extra leeway on the bedtime and homework… though probably not on the boys issue (sorry, future Chloe!)!She’ll also have a large canine friend to back her up when she needs someone to blame for the mess she made in the kitchen, or to cuddle with when she’s had a bad dream and her parents are asleep.He’s definitely got her back.This little girl is far more blessed than she knows now, or may ever fully comprehend. But that’s of no matter to her family members who love her regardless of how many times she wakes up crying in the night or how many stinky diapers they change.They hardly even notice those things, actually.Because all they see when they look at Chloe is their perfect little girl who they can’t wait to watch grow up, even when she proves she’s not quite 100% perfect ALL the time. But just as they could care less about that stuff now, I’m sure in the future she’ll be just as perfect and incredible in their eyes as she is now.Chloe, you are loved by a wonderful family. We couldn’t be happier for all of you as you grow, change, and get to know one another. Congratulations!Click to see the rest of Chloe and her wonderful new family’s photos.
When Chrissie and Matt first mentioned the idea of a camping engagement session, Scottie and I (Breanna) were sold!Because what could be better than two people in love, cuddling under the stars by the glow of the firelight?!I mean, come on, that’s the stuff of dreams for all the young romantics on Pinterest!But as the planning progressed, the life logistics involved in making this camping engagement session happen, just started seeming too big to conquer.We kept finding ourselves asking important questions like, “how will we make it look cold and cuddly when it’s a record setting November heat wave and we’re sweating? What if the bears are attracted to massive amounts of hairspray? Where will we pee?”These questions and more made us re-think this silly “romance under the stars” notion.But just then, Chrissie and Breanna started Googling… and Instagraming… and Pinteresting. And the overwhelming adorability of a camping engagement session just couldn’t be denied! Our questioning soon felt more like practical problem solving. As in, “how much is too much to spend on pretty lights just for camping?Can Chrissie set up a tent in a dress?How many pictures of a raw chicken do we actually need?”These questions and more led us to one conclusion.If Chrissie and Matt couldn’t do a camping photo session, they couldn’t get married.Well that was MY conclusion anyways. I didn’t specifically ask them if they agreed, but I felt in my heart that they did.So off to the campsite we went (Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho), with an adorable picnic set up, a few plaid shirts, and a tiny little dog in tow.Since you’ve seen the photos, I don’t think I have to spell it out for you… next to getting engaged, having a camping engagement session was the best decision Chrissie and Matt ever made (again, in MY opinion).
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It was all the cute and cuddly, stars, pine trees, twinkle lights, and kisses, that any teenage girl with a “Someday My Prince Will Come” Pinterest board, could ever dream of!And Chrissie and Matt lived up every moment of it. Together. In love. And all that adorable stuff.We love you guys and can’t wait for your big day… that will now arrive thanks to the completion of our awesome and mandatory camping engagement session!Click to see the rest of the photos from Chrissie and Matt’s Engagement Session Under the Stars.
Baby Paxton, welcome to the world!I hope you like it here!We have lots of fun things for you to see, do, learn….… and scream about!Plus there are so many fun and cuddly creatures that you’ll love……not to mention, your mom and dad are pretty awesome.Welcome to your new home in your new world!We’re glad to have you and hope you love it as much as you are loved!Click to see the rest of Baby Paxton’s newborn photos here.
We all know that there are some pretty incredible aspects involved in a wedding day.There’s the gorgeous location and all it has to offer…
(In this case the location was the ever amazing Condor’s Nest Ranch, one of our all time favorite places to shoot at… and you can see why!)
… there’s the amazing dresses…… okay, okay, the tuxes are pretty stylin’ as well!
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There’s the stunning flowers…
… of course, the adorable little ones…… oh, and let’s not forget the bling!There are so many amazing reasons to love a wedding, that it’s hard to name just one that stands out. Well, at least in most weddings it may be hard to name one that stands out. But in Kevin and Carrie’s wedding there was a very clear part that stood out to me (Breanna) as being my favorite.The best thing about Kevin and Carrie’s wedding to me was the emotion involved in it.There were tears, smiles, laughs, and plenty of hugs to go around.It was so beautiful to watch Kevin and Carrie’s reveal moment as both tried unsuccessfully to keep it together.
(Read more about why Kevin and Carrie chose to see one another before the ceremony here).
And I can’t even describe how wonderful it was watching them committing their lives to one another during the ceremony.Not to mention laughing along with them as they fully enjoyed every second alone during the picture time after the ceremony.It truly was such a beautiful and special day for everyone. Including for us as photographers. Kevin and Carrie, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of this special moment in your lives, it truly was an honor to witness it and we couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Congratulations!!!Click to see the rest of Kevin and Carrie’s Emotional Wedding Day photos here.
Martin and Emily’s wedding was one of my (Breanna’s) favorite kinds.No, not just because of the wonderfully fun people…
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… the stunning flowers (courtesy of Veronica Peters at Table Tops Etc) …… or the adorable flower girls…… though those were all great reasons to love it as well!No, the reason I truly loved Emily and Martin’s wedding was because it was all about the relationships that were present on this big day.Not just about the relationship between Martin and Emily, though that of course was one of the main features that made me smile.
(About to see one another on their wedding day for the first time!)
(In case these pictures don’t say it enough, you can read more about why Martin and Emily wanted to see one another before the ceremony here).
But it was also about their friends and family who, as you can see, love them dearly and couldn’t have been happier for the two of them.You know it’s a major celebration for all, when almost every single picture you’re looking through has at least one person who’s smiling, dancing, laughing, or clapping!That’s just how Martin and Emily’s wedding was and I hope they can remember it for all time exactly as it was… as a beautiful and joyful celebration in it’s full glory.Thank you Martin and Emily, for including us in such a special occasion that made so many people so happy… it did the same for us! I can’t think of a better way we could have spent the day than by being at a place so full of smiles and love.Thanks to the both of you for including us in that and making us feel a part of it all. Count us in as more of the many people who are so incredibly happy for the two of you. Congratulations!Click to see the rest of Martin and Emily’s Lovely and Loving Wedding photos here.