Saturday, January 23, 2016

welcome baby lennon


this family has added a new sister since i last saw them-and it was such a pleasure to see them as a brand new family of 5. i like to comment on how enjoyable it is to watch families grow over the years-and it couldn't be more true with these guys!! see their last session here







Sunday, December 20, 2015

julo family

silly and lovely my favorite combination :)






mcdermed family 2015

i can't overstate the importance this family had made to me-they provide constant inspiration and are there for me in times where i want to take a risk and try something different in my photography. 
thank you mcdermed family for being so genuine and true and full of spirit.









Tuesday, December 8, 2015

welcome paxton

the morning after the wedding i was on my way back to kansas city when i got a call that baby paxton was going to be making an early arrival. i turned around and headed back to st. louis-
he was a strong little guy and was able to stay in the room with mom and dad for awhile before being admitted to the NICU-

these sisters were present for each other at monumental life events all within one weekend- they continually refine my image of family and love.










Monday, December 7, 2015

anneliese + john















(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud 
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which
grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that keeping the starts apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
ee cummings


these beautiful people graciously allowed me to document another installment in the story of their family-and who knew the weekend would about a wedding AND about a baby :)

but first let's start with john and anneliese and the love that surrounds them. it was fantastic to see them with their friends and family-they emanate kindness and compassion for one another. and fun-don't forget the fun!