Brian & Charity | Wedding

On a beautiful, warm day in September
there was morning fog, sunshine, and lots of love
and a wedding.

The bride’s family

Little sister of the bride

Groom’s family

Bride’s grandma


A special family to the bride.

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Β It was a pleasure to spend time with this couple!
May you enjoy a long and happy life together!

More photos on Facebook here!

Ez & Edith and girls

Early this Spring, I received a message on Facebook.
“Would you consider doing a special kind of photo shoot?”
After hearing the details, there was no way I could turn it down.

A young family,
two beautiful little girls,
a sweet young Mama
and a Daddy fighting cancer.

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After spending an evening with them,
I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.

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Just watching them, you know they are making every moment count.
I was playing with the girls and taking some photos of them,
I looked over and saw this!

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Whisper a prayer for them.
He’s been in and out of the hospital lately,
and life feels tough, I’m sure.

Family Photography

This fall I had quite a few photo shoots
that I haven’t blogged about.
It’s time to remedy that.

I love to watch a family interact,
it doesn’t take long to figure out
what dynamic each member plays in the family.

You have to quiet ones, behind the scenes,
sometimes they remain that way,
other times their few words carry a lot of weight.

You have the comedian who keeps
the entire family laughing
and then pulls a few stunts for the camera.

You have a little one who dislikes photos,
and you have to pull out all the stops
to entertain and (bribe) that kind.

And usually there is the mom,
tugging, pulling, fixing and straightening everyone up!

All in all, it’s fun, it’s interesting and entertaining.

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The Beauty of Fall

What happened to Fall?
Wasn’t it just yesterday it was 65* out?
It was a blustery 25* this morning.
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We did have a beautiful Fall this year.
I wanted to stop all the time while I was driving to take photos.
Once upon a time I stopped so long I had a buggy catch up with me.

The kids love this time of the year too.
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Every year when it starts cooling off, they ask about a leaf pile.
Playing in the leaf pile is one of the top actives of Fall,
who care about the pretty leaves.
This year one even went out to play in it with her pajamas on.
I know, I know. We need help.
Madison was less the amused with their antics and hid
under her green “tarp” with the Little One.

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Little One hated the leaf pile.
Cried and fussed every time her feet hit the ground.
They solved the problem by putting her into this little wagon.
As long as the dog stayed away, all was well.

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The pajama girl got hot and went to change.
Madison was still trying to protect her hair at this point.
Mr D is in there trying to dig an igloo. Wrong season buddy.

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The long version of this would be called
“Tackle Madison and stuff leaves all over her.”
I think she gave up staying clean after this.

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2 little happies! Love to see them play together.

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When the igloo of leaves failed, he took up swimming in them.
This was a running dive with the dog bounding in behind.

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And they all yelled, “Happy Fall.”
This was only the first time blowing leaves.
It takes quite a few times here in the woods to collect them all.

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In the middle of this beauty is the spot we call home.
Our road, I know, such lovely patching they do here.

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When we pull into the lane, Little One starts saying, “Home, home.”

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My question of the day I have been pondering the last while.

Why do I want my prayers to be answered?

For my benefit?

Or to bring glory to God?

What are your thoughts?