TBT- Nathan, Fayth and Esra.

Almost a year ago I photographed this beautiful family. Today Esra is running around like a wild child with gorgeous crystal blue eyes and a just enough teeth to wrap around her favorite snack; carrots. Her first word was "Mama", which, Fayth admits was a product of several days worth of brainwashing. One thing that is sure to mesmerize this little one is ANYTHING that feels soft like velvet. If her tiny baby hand brushes against a blanket, it's instant thumb sucking/ mini five second nap time for her.

One of the coolest things about Fayth and Nathan, other than being some of my closest friends, is how adventurous they are. These guys are world travelers, and they aren't going to let a pregnancy or a baby stop them. While they were pregnant they visited Brussels, Dordrecht, Rotterdam, Rome, Vatican City, Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York and Chicago, and "baby mooned" in Charleston, South Carolina. Esra isn't even a full year old yet, and she has more travel reward points than I do! Since she was born, this family has been to Hot Springs, Panama City, Columbus, Chicago, and Nashville.

I'm so excited to see what life has in store for Nathan and Fayth now that they have Esra in their lives! This chick is already blooming with personality and will officially be one year old on October the 20th! Happy (early) Birthday Esra! #lifewhithesra

 

 

 

 

Ashley & Scotty's Engagement Photos

I can't say that I remember ever having a new sister-in-law. My older brother was married when I was very young.. Fortunately my husband, Marc, has four brothers, which gives me plenty of opportunities to add to the sister list.

His oldest brother, Scotty, is getting married this November! Even better, he is marrying one of my closest friends, Ashley, who is actually the one who introduced me to my husband!

Yesterday, I took their engagement pictures and couldn't wait to edit and post. I am thrilled to say the least and cannot wait to see what family traditions will unfold in our future together.

 

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TBT - The Rutherfords

Throw back Thursday to this awesome family session a few months ago. Gosh, even looking at these photos are reminding me how much things can change in just a little amount of time. These kids are growing so fast! Already their looks are beginning to change and their personalities are blooming. Hold on to your little ones while you can, because before you know it, they are off to college, then married with kids. Also, take more pictures and vow to actually print them instead of storing them on a flash drive. There is nothing like a memory on display! You will never forget it that way.

We took these family portraits on the front porch of the Rutherfords new home- a log cabin that has been in the family for years. JJ (father) helped his father build it! So, having their photos taken here was both sentimental and appropriate. PJ (big sister) didn't mind showing me a few places she thought best for her photos, while Ranger (ittle brother) was in his own little world. Crystal (momma) did an awesome job pulling the outfits together and getting everyone ready for a smooth sailing shoot. What a great afternoon full of photography and laughs!

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