Monday, March 17, 2014

Stylized Winter Bridal Session

Whimsical. Romantic. Elegant. Full of light. Dreamy.

My kind of session.

I am beyond thrilled I was able to participate in this beautiful stylized session with a group of insanely talented women! Everything from the make-up to the model to the gown to the flowers was just perfect. I literally loved every minute of this exquisite shoot and I love the images we were able to produce as a team. Can't wait to do it again soon!

Model || Ashley
MUA || Ashley Stahl
Flowers || Dahlia's Flowers ||
Gown || Studio Jann Marie ||
Additional photographer || Lori Romney ||

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

welcome, little one.

This post has been (literally) many, many months in the making. I have been editing this session a little at a time, for a very long time. As it was a personal project for me, it seemed to always get put on the back burner behind my "business" sessions. Each time I sat down to work on these precious images I was literally brought to tears.  I loved this day.  Loved it.  I'm so thankful I was able to be a part of this special moment.  I'm so happy to finally have these beautiful images finished and ready to share with my sweet sister in law and brother...and all of you.

This is the first Birth Story I have ever done. To say that I felt honored to capture such a tender event is a major understatement.  Being in the room when this sweet baby boy entered the world will always be remembered as a truly precious moment in my life.  Having four wonderful children of my own, I know first hand what a tender, sweet, emotional experience it is to bring a baby in to this world.  Being at this birth and being able to view it from a third party vantage, so to speak, was an entirely different experience for me.  Maybe because it wasn't my own baby or maybe because I wasn't the one doing all the labor, but either way I was given a new perspective in to the birthing process.  It was beyond beautiful.

I told my sister in law later that it was easily one of the most special and sacred moments of my life.  Being in that room I could literally feel the presence of those Heavenly beings which were there to escort my nephew from one side of the Veil to the next.  The Spirit was so strong.  I could easily imagine that Grandpa was there, holding little Linc's hand, helping his namesake from one life to the next.  I will be forever grateful that I was able to be a part of such a special, beautiful day.

And so, may I introduce my sweet little Nephew.  Who incidentally has had a piece of my heart from the moment he made his grand appearance in to this world.