September 28, 2014

Chico, CA Engagement Photography:: Tony and Sarah

These two had a lot of laughs at their Engagement Session--so full of silliness. It was a side of them that I had yet to see and it was obvious that they bring it out in each other. 

So looking forward to Photographing their Wedding next summer--enjoy these photos and the glimpse of Fall colors!
Love this...
And we will end with one of my favorites!
Congratulations, Sarah and Tony! June will be a great time! :)

September 17, 2014

Chico, CA Portrait Photography:: Leduc Family

Being a part of this family's Portrait Session never disappoints! These three kids have the most gorgeous blue eyes and the giggles that come along with the excessive running, spinning and jumping make for the cutest photos! Thankfully I've gotten the hang of photographing young, energetic families because these moments of joy are the sweetest!

Thank you again for the time I get to spend with you! I'm grateful to be your Photographer and look forward to many more moments captured of your beautiful family!
This little one worked it.
These personalities are just too much--love how they come out in front of my camera!
 We will end with this photo because these twins are smiling so effortlessly with each other!

I am so grateful to work with families like this! They bless me. 

I will be scheduling Portraits for December so be sure to contact to me to book the few spots I have available before the Holidays! Don't wait-- as I get so sad to turn people away due to being full and I would love to work with you!

Thanks for following!

September 14, 2014

Baby Girl--34 weeks

Well, life has continued to go by and here I am at 34--almost 35 weeks! I've been getting many more of the "So, it's happening soon right?!" and I respond with "Yup! Just 5 more weeks!" and I really can't believe those words coming out of my mouth!

The past few weeks of not posting much has been due to a lot of things that have being going on in our lives, and the lives of our families. Three weeks ago, my mother in law was diagnosed with breast cancer. It brings me to tears to think of her response when she told me. She told me that she has had her time of tears and now she is ready to face this. She said she cannot go about this journey like one without hope. Her hope is in Jesus and she said that although she, of course, wants to be around to see her family and grandkids, she has hope for a life elsewhere. She also said "You know, why not me?". Her outlook on this situation makes me so proud of her. Please be praying for her surgery that is in a few weeks--we are hopeful and thankful that it looks to have been caught fairly early.

Fast forward two weeks to last Saturday. I was camping in Lassen National Park with Brody and 175 people from our church. Travis was working and planning on driving up to make it in time for dinner and our last night there. I got a text(when I didn't haven't any service all weekend) from my mother in law telling me to call her. I found a pay phone and got the news that Travis' dad is doing fine now but he had a heart attack. He had surgery where two stents were put in his heart and he is now recovering. Praise the Lord that he was with a friend and that he is on his way to being healthy again.  

In the midst of this news, Travis and I just keep coming back to how thankful we are that his parents are with us. Things could have been a lot worse, but we are rejoicing that the outcomes are what they are. Life has been filled with lots of tears, relief, and hope. Hearing your husband weep over finding out that his mom has breast cancer will probably be on the top toughest moments of my life. He will always be a momma's boy and, now, I'm grateful for that. 

Our children are so blessed with amazing grandparents, who we love dearly. They are a part of our lives and, God willing, will be a part of our children's lives for many, many, many more years.

Let's just jump right in, since I can't quite think of a great transition here :)

Weeks: 34
Weight gain: 30 lbs.
Baby's size: 4.5 lbs and around 18 inches
Changes: Sleep has alluded me most nights--just getting me prepared for a newborn ;)
Maternity clothes: Yes. Always.
Best moment this week: Travis got off early that past two days and it was like Christmas! :) Also, I just keep imagining what it will be like to meet this little girl and I am so excited! I just can't wait to have her on my chest, looking into her little squinty eyes and hearing her cry for the first time! 
Worst moment this week: It was a busy week and when sleep doesn't come easy, it kinda stinks.
Food cravings: I am still craving ice all the time. Travis now knows to just hand me his drinks when it's just ice left. :)
Missing anything: Not really, I'm just getting into the uncomfortable part of pregnancy so the simple tasks of a day are now a bit more challenging. 
Looking forward to: An ultrasound next week. Travis will get to go and I can't wait to see her little face again. I tend to get a few ultrasounds at the end of my pregnancies because I measure super small. I'm measuring 27 weeks when I am 34 weeks. No complaints here! Brody was an 8lb 3 oz. baby so I'm not concerned about her weight whatsoever.

We appreciate your prayers for our family! And thank you for the prayers for baby girl turning head down--they worked! She has been head down for the past few weeks and is definitely showing me that she is getting squished. I'm pretty shocked my water hasn't broken due to her intense kicks! 

I promise to post another update before she is due ;)

September 11, 2014

Chico, CA Portrait Photographer:: Crain Family

One of the greatest parts about being a Photographer is getting to be a part of people's lives and meeting people who you wouldn't have otherwise met. 

I get to do this over and over again and it is especially sweet when I get to Photograph the same family for all of their exciting moments in life! 

John and Kimberly are a beautiful couple and their son is seriously handsome. Check out his baby blues! Thanks again for such a great time--your family is always so joyful and fun to Photograph!

See what I mean? This boy is such a cutie! Thanks again, Crain family! Looking forward to what lies ahead for you and seeing you again!

Just a reminder that I have one more date available for Fall Portraits, as I am taking most of October and November off to meet and get to know my baby girl! I would love to book your Portrait Session, so please contact me! :)