Friday, December 24, 2010

< fancy family >

This family is fancy.  From the gorgeous antique piano in their front room to the ruffley cardigans the girls were wearing.  Maybe I'll be this cool when I grow up:)  It was so fun taking a bunch of family photos with you.  Thank you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

< arrived >

Remember this family?  Well, their baby boy arrived a couple of days ago, and I got to visit them in the hospital for a mini session before they come home.  I was so impressed with how relaxed everyone was, especially mom.  When I showed up, she was all dressed and looked like a normal person!  Actually, not just normal, but BEAUTIFUL!  All you moms out there know how impressive that is, right?

Congratulations!  He's beautiful!  And I can't wait to see him in a few days at home.

Friday, December 10, 2010

< the whole lot >

I got back together with this family to take pictures of the oldest brother (who, by the way, was as cooperative and polite as his younger siblings!), so I thought I'd sneak in a few more pictures of the younger ones to finish out the set.  Seriously, being with these amazing reminded me why I love this so much.  It was photography therapy for me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

< kids >

I get to teach this little boy at church every Sunday and I openly admit he is one of my favorites.  He's so sweet and never causes trouble.  Ever.  And I was so happy that these pictures captured him so well.  At least I think so.  He and his older sister were so easy to photograph!  I seriously sat them down, they smiled,  I took a few pictures, and we were done.  There was no coaxing or tricking or distracting.  And their baby sister has the brightest smile!  Oh, I had so much fun with them this morning.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

< more special friends >

I love this family.  The parents are the most chill, laid back, awesome people I know.  And I miss them so much.  Two days after we moved to Elkhart, they invited us over for dinner, and the mom took me to an Asian market that week.  I was so amazed by their inviting but non-intrusive way, and I want to be like them when I grow up.  And can't you just tell how much their boys LOVE their parents?  They can't get enough of them.  I think that's the best sign of a beautiful family.

< my beautiful little niece >

My sister and her baby came to visit me a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, and I feel so bad that I'm FINALLY getting to these pictures.  She's changed a lot since the last time I saw her.  She still has those gorgeous icy-blue eyes, but she's a whole lot chubbier and such a sweet, content little girl.  I miss her so much already.  Love you guys!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

< love them >

Some more of friends from my old home.  Gosh it was good to see them all.

I've talked about these guys before (many times) because I've had the privilege of documenting their family since before their sweet little girl was born.  I miss living closer to them and watching her grow.  She is SO beautiful, isn't she?
I sure miss you guys.