Friday, October 24, 2014

baltimore family photographer - the reynolds

It's been such a treat to have this beautiful family for our neighbors. Their oldest son and our little Madeline have been particularly close. Madeline often says things like,"Remember when _______ & I got married?" They're pretty cute together. It was a fun challenge trying to get both boys looking/smiling at the camera at the same time and although I didn't get a 'perfect' shot, I think that makes it perfect. It captures these adorable and very energetic boys at the stage they're in. Hopefully mom & dad agree.... ;)

Thanks for spending the evening with me Reynolds. We're so glad you moved to Baltimore!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"my strength and my song"

I get into ruts sometimes, where I just don't want to leave the house. It'll be a GORGEOUS day outside and I know I'll regret not doing something, but I don't and it's awful and I'm not sure why I do it to myself, but sometimes I do. I've had some heavier things weighing on my mind lately and today I kind of came to a decision that I know is right but I wasn't completely satisfied with, I think that was part of it. 

Also, I can be really good at making excuses. 

But today, at 3:02pm, I decided we were getting out of the house. I owed it to my kids and I owed it to myself. So I quickly showered and got Luke into something that wasn't pajamas and we left the house. 

Not five minutes into our drive I couldn't help but notice the magnificent way the sun was piercing through the clouds over head. The rays of light were so defined and powerful and my mind immediately turned to God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and the ruler of the Universe. It was one of those undeniable moments of truth. I thought about how no matter what clouds of life distract us or block our view, He can always pierce the darkness and bring light again into our souls. 

Then I heard the sweetest little voice from the back seat say, "Mommy, do you see that sky? That's how Heavenly Father and Jesus talk to me." 

And all I could say was, "me too." 

As Jeremy and I were reading scriptures tonight, we read a verse that really summed up the experience for me:
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also has become my salvation." 
2 Nephi 22:2 (Isaiah 12:2) 

Monday, October 20, 2014

baltimore maternity photographer - peterson family

I don't even know where to start, I'm just SO EXCITED about this shoot. I can't believe how perfectly it came together and I can't believe I TOOK THESE PICTURES! It was really a pivotal moment, where I was able to say to myself,"YES! You are good at this! You are a photographer and pursuing this is RIGHT!" 

Obviously I can't take all the credit, because these two gorgeous people were phenomenal. So natural together and patient with me. They are such a beautiful couple, am I right?! Can't believe they'll be parents to a sweet baby girl in just a couple of months. I'm so excited for them and this new stage of life they're starting. 

Thanks David & Annaliesa