Caleb and Clayton have never spent a night away from home with mom and dad. That all changed last weekend. They were with us for three days and two overnights. We had a blast! And we made memories together! Enjoy.
I took more photos in 2018 than any previous year. It’s hard to cull photos down to my favorite but here it is, a slideshow of my favorites from 2018. Enjoy!
If I had to narrow may favorite photos to nine, these would be the images that I would select. These put a smile on my face and warm my heart!
I had a wonderful time photographing Boots yesterday. Boots is a Pomeranian mix shelter dog. She is quite small but has a big personality! Enjoy!
Contact me if you would like schedule a photo shoot with your dog.
I got to shoot Harry Roy's senior pictures this past week. Harry is from Massachusetts but has spent his senior year attending Wash High School so he can play hockey with the Cedar Rapids Roughriders,
Harry is an awesome young man and a very talented hockey player. It was been fun watching him play this past year.
Harry will be back for one more season with the Rough Riders. Until then, Ride On!
The best moments of life often come in very plain packages. Sitting together as family around the meal time, laughing together, working through disappointment, or movie nights. These moments seem so ordinary that we don't even think to capture them in photos. And then it happens, it's too late, our children are grown and we missed our opportunity!
Don't let this happen to you. Take time to enjoy and capture the ordinary moments of life. Find beauty in the ordinary!
Here are some pictures from our recent trip to Manhattan, Kansas. Four boys four and under, two parents, and two grandparents hanging out for several days in January just having fun being together. Enjoy!
I was invited to spend several hours with the Snodgrass family on January 1 as they gathered to celebrate Christmas. Over 30 people in one house at one time for the sole purpose of being together.
Family gatherings are a time to relax, be present and enjoy one another. Who wants to pull out a camera during the brief time you are together to take pictures. And then before you know it, everyone has left, the house is empty and you realize that no one took any photos!
Don't let that happen to you at your next important family gathering. The memories are too special and the time is too brief - make sure it gets captured so you can enjoy the memories again and again.
Today is Clayton's 2nd birthday. Two years ago today we drove to Mason City during a blizzard in order to see the little guy shortly after his birth. It was an awesome experience being with Josh and Diana during such a special time.
Last week we traveled to Forest City to help celebrate Clayton's birthday. It was a fun several days hanging out, playing various games on the floor, making our usual trip to Cabin Coffee and eating birthday cake!
Happy birthday Clayton. You bring your parents and grandparents much joy!
Enjoy the slideshow below.
I'm becoming a hockey fan! I met the Roy family last fall. They live outside of Boston, MA and their son Harry is spending his senior year of high school in Cedar Rapids playing for the Roughriders in order to pursue his hockey dream.
I've had a fun time photographing some of Harry's games. I hope this video montage captures the energy and speed of the game.
Ride on Harry! Enjoy!
I love being around children. I love hearing their ideas, watching the way they process the world and observing their behavior. And although it's not readily apparent in the moment, the are learning and growing at light speed!
This is the reason I want to capture and document these special moments of childhood. These years are only here for a short time and then are gone forever. We think we will always remember our children's early years, but they soon fade from our memory as we hurl headlong into the next stage of life.
These are the tiny moments I want to capture and remember. They are so ordinary, yet so precious. I love finding beauty in the ordinary. Enjoy!
2017 is wrapping up, only a few short weeks left. Here are my favorite pictures that I made this past year. It's hard to limit it down to nine. I choose each of these for a special reason, not the least of which is they all put a smile on my face and warm my heart! You can read more about each one below.
Make sure in 2018 you are capturing the special memories of daily life. It all goes by so quickly. Your pictures are something you can pass on to future generations that tell beautiful stories of love and connection. Enjoy!