Um HELLO THIS ADORABLE COUPLE IS HAVING A BABY!!!!!!
Last but FOR SURE not least, the Tenbrink Fam!
I'm ready to employ Leslie (mom) as my personal stylist after this shoot. I mean, how rich do these colors look together!? Always a huge fan of jewel tones.
So thrilled at how all of the mini sessions worked out this summer. Hoping to add a few slots to my schedule while I am home this winter!! Still debating on the backdrop/indoor/outdoor theme, but we've got some time!
Happy hump day folks!
This family is just SO extremely beautiful. Couldn't believe how many great shots we got from our short time together.
With three extremely adventurous and brave brothers, I think Penley may end up having to wait to date until she's married! Sweet, sweet sibling love.
I really have enjoyed these mini shoots this summer. Will definitely find ways to pack in more sessions next time I'm home in MI (maybe even inside!). Stay tuned.
Enjoy your week, friends!
THE GASSO FAM IS ADDING A MEMBER!!!
This was a tough secret to keep, y'all! These three have become some of our best pals and we are SO excited that the Lord has blessed them with this baby!
Looking forward to continuing to raise our families together and so thankful to be able to share the common thread of Jesus in our lives.
Prayers for Baby Gasso and PRAISES for this new life!
I learned two things during this shoot. The first being that this location bares resemblance to the planet called "Hoth" from Star Wars. The second being, that boy-moms are straight heros. I don't think I could keep up with the pace of these two male adventurers on a consistent basis let alone know (and relate to) 90% of the topics that are flown through amidst conversation.
You go, Kellie.
We had a short and hilarious time together during this session. Can't get over how quickly time has passed and how big these boys are. What a gift life is.
Enjoy your weekend, friends.
I'm back from a little hiatus (welcome back crazy fall)!
I loved meeting this family! I think I only had to pose them one time; they were all naturals in front of the camera.
Had a chance to chat about college football with dad during this shoot (Boomer Sooner) :) Love that sports always give people something to talk about.
Hope you're all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
Three years ago, when Colin and I first lived in Norman, I think we tried to hang out with Kevin and Kelsey five or six times and it just never panned out. We saw each other in passing at church and community gatherings but for some reason, our schedules just never lined up (still mind-boggling to this day)!
FINALLY, after moving away and then back to Norman, we sat down to dinner together, about a week ago, and talked about all of the new endeavors our two families are partaking in; business beginnings, career changes, babies, sleep deprivation (ha), and collaboration (!!) ... the list goes on. It's like we'd never left and been best friends forever.
Last night we took the chance to grab some great photos of Kelsey and Kevin, with their greatest gift ever, Ms. Adeline Grace. MAN she is cute y'all! We also snapped some great photos for Kelsey and her BOOMING business with Lipsense and Senegence, as well as some headshots for Kev because he just, officially, became a real estate agent!!! Go Kev!!
If you're looking for a new line of beauty and lip products that last, shoot me an email and I'd be happy to connect you with Kelsey! She's a no-pressure, honest gal who wants you to feel beautiful in your own skin.
If you're looking for a home, selling a home, or know someone buying or selling a home in the Norman, OKC area, let me know and I will happily connect you with Kevin! He may be new to this career, but God has been stirring a desire and ability for business in him, for quite some time!
Thanks for stopping by! Would love to photograph more Norman/Edmond/OKC friends before the ground gets brown, and the cold weather comes a knocking! Shoot me an email for more details!
THIS was a hard secret to keep, y'all!
SO thrilled to help announce that Mike, Taryn, and Dempsey are adding to their family! GAH!!! Babies are the best <3
Congratulations Roels Family!
It's safe to say good looks run in this family, I mean, WOW! Even their puppy is photogenic!
The smiles from the littles in this group are real, y'all (woah the South is really affecting my grammar.... not mad about it).
You can make a child pose and smile for a picture, but I'll tell you what, you can't fake a genuinely happy kid in a photograph. Those are two happy kids! This family is a really kind group of individuals. Fun fact; we finished this session and all ended up in church together 45 minutes later. Talk about a fun morning!
This family made me feel like we were all old friends by the time we were through. Super thankful to have been connected with them.
Thanks for stopping by to check out the Geerlings! Stay tuned for more great people coming to the blog, soon!
This session was a total dare, and it 100% turned out as dreamy as I had hoped! Guys, there are so many more great images of this fam, its insane.
Taryn is a super talented artistic friend of mine (if I listed everything she is involved in, in the community, y'alls heads would spin) and it is always so fun to photograph her and her family. Something about creative people working together; we get each others' vulnerability in the art we produce and when we build each other up in our respective areas, it just makes creating that much more fun and enjoyable. Taryn has always been a huge supporter of mine (even in the early stages of my business); I am so grateful for her friendship and encouragement in my art!
This is only part one of this family's session. There were just too many great shots that I had to save some for later! Stay tuned in the near future for more of this beautiful gang.
Have a really great week, friends!
For those who don't know, we have a word down here in the south that acts as a cover-all for people who we think are something special; that word is gold.
Well, these people right here, are gold. Straight gold.
This family lives just down the street from my mom and dad. If we leave the door open too long, the dogs quietly sneak out to run down and say a quick hello to Peg and Todd. They are neighbors that, upon our move into Michigan, quickly turned into friends and have furthermore turned into family. They are ALL diligent prayer warriors; they are kind, welcoming, encouraging, understanding, and so much more. They've watched our dogs, cooked meals for events we've hosted at my parents home, given us space in their house for our visitors to sleep, and covered each individual of my own family in prayer during transitions and hard times in our lives.
They are the true meaning of community and servitude. I will forever admire and respect their ability to cultivate a family that loves and finds time to spend with one another all the while encouraging and supporting each individual in their own calling in life.
Thanks for modeling godliness and love, Housenga Family. The Liske-Boevers-Sall family loves you!
This mini-session evening will forever be a tough comparison. Each shoot had its own version of magnificent lighting and I can’t get over how easy to work with, every family was; I love this job.
It was really fun to see this family. They were the first to volunteer for a photoshoot back in 2014 when I started taking donations (of any kind) in exchange for pictures. Not long into their shoot we found ourselves in basically a swamp but somehow ended up with some really pretty and creative shots (if I remember correctly). Bless all of them for deciding to come back and give family photos another whirl with me, seeing as they each probably wound up with dozens of mosquito bites… (again, so sorry)!
Anyways, I had a reeeeeally hard time finding my favorite images of this family to share with y'all. This family is so photogenic and relaxed behind the camera!
Enjoy their pretty faces!