This is Madelyn. She is the beautiful, intelligent daughter of my dear friend, Amy. And she is sick with leukemia. Just days ago she was running around outside but now in the blink of an eye, their life has changed. Amy is one of the greatest moms I know, but she needs your prayers to keep up the strength to continue to be great as she has to watch her baby go through this. Their family is very faithful and for that I am relieved and grateful. Please pray over this little girl and look back often to be reminded of how delicate our lives are and how quickly things can change. More information at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/madelyngregg1
The Gill family has let me photograph Addie Grace while she's grown up-
and what a model she is. Her history of photographs is my history of learning the art of photography!
Now, at 5 years old, she's getting ready to be a big sister. Christine, her mamma, battled cancer before being able to become a mommy again, and this baby is certainly going to be a testament to faith, prayer, and the medical community. I am honored to be her friend and photographer, and can't wait to hold baby Sadie in a few weeks!
I had to take advantage of this fabulous stork graffiti in downtown Franklin. I would almost accuse a fellow photographer of putting it there just to have a cool place for maternity pics! Hopefully the city won't paint over it so I can use it again!
I am a big fan of "before and after" stuff. I read DesignSponge all the time just to see what new projects have been attempted by other readers. One of life's biggest before and after, though, has got to be transition from couple to parents. You might recognize Mandy and Chaz from a post a few weeks ago. Then it was about pregnancy, and now, its all about baby Cate!
And then comes marriage...an inevitable if I want to keep photographing darlings in baby carriages. So, taking on weddings can only be good for Mamma Goose business! I have been a reluctant wedding photographer, but as time passes, I am warming to the idea. I spent Saturday with Amanda and Kevin and documented their wedding day for them. The weather was perfect and there were lots of laughs. Not a bad a way to spend an afternoon.
For those who know me well, you would not often choose the word "outdoorsy" to describe my personality. Don't get me wrong-I love to (day)hike and (lay out at) the beach, and (rent cabins in front of)the mountains, but when bugs and snakes and being uncomfortable start coming into play, I get the hibbie jeebies. However, I think camping made a big impact on my husband's childhood memories, so I have commited to making it a part of my children's memories. We started out with a one night "roughing it" tent sleeping father's day weekend event with our good buddies the Gores. Despite our air mattress deflating, 98 degree weather, ticks, and an early morning er visit for little Dane, we still managed to have fun. I keep thinking that SURELY we can improve our conditions next time around!
Knox and Dane-partners in crime. This is probably not the last time these two will hunker over a cooler together.
I know what you are thinking.."whos the friendly omish guy that is helping the kids fish?" Thats just Dan in his fancy hat.
The Barbie fishing pole reels one in! Lucy's first ever catch!
Sweet little Dane...this is pre-emergency room treatment for a burn to the arm.
And my crew...still happy after 24 hours of camping and barely any sleep. I have to be grateful for that!