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Today was a perfect day for editing as it rained for most of it. As I’m writing this, the sun is getting ready to set and what a beautiful end to a rainy day.  I’m listening to the Walter Mitty soundtrack (have you seen the movie?!) and editing a bit more of last night’s family session… this one’s drenched in sunshine.

This image for some reason makes me think of God’s love… and how He really does pour it on us…like sunshine streaming down.

I love this family. I’ve been able to photograph them several times now and see the little one’s grow. I love how sweet this momma is, and what a precious moment to capture. More to come!

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Nothing says ‘end of summer’ like an apple orchard, overalls, goldenrod, and sunshine. It’s a beautiful end to the summer. I’m glad for another season though, and I’m welcoming fall, maybe even embracing it.

This little fellow has to be one of the happiest babies I’ve ever met. And those blue eyes…oh my!

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Chickens are difficult to work with. My parents chickens stay in a pen and occasionally in the evenings they are let out to free range. On this particular evening, the girls (as we call them), we so excited to be out that they were not at all enticed with my tiny cup of bait. After quiet a show including my mother clanking on multiple cups of leftover goulash, we had a brief moment of baby meets chickens. Miss Ellia brought her grandma’s apron for the dirty task of gather eggs (hard boiled of course), and then required a bath in the sunset glow of the forest.

 

apron: vintage

 

lilac swiss dot, and blue dress: from The Whimsy Tree’s vintage collection

 

top knot headband: handmade by The Whimsy Tree

 

floral headband: Maya’s Curls


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Rain, rain! It seemed like this session just wasn’t going to happen with the crazy weather we’ve had. It did however, provide time for a handmade dress, and ties to match. I also found a tiny piano, which fit perfectly since Lincoln’s mom plays piano at church. This North Judson family session was full of sunny moments, despite the torrential rain only moments earlier. Here are some of my favorites!

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Many times, the out-takes are my favorite… Full session coming soon…

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