We've been so slammed the last few months, I forgot to post some of the images from Danielle's birth. There is just something so special about that moment you become a parent and hold your baby for the first time. I don't think I will ever get over it. Gives me goosebumps every time I capture it.
Ah, Spring! Is there any better time for family photos?!?? I say 'no.' I so enjoyed spending time with this sweet family. Liam is adorable! There was a campfire with a few remaining glowing embers, and Liam LOVED the smell! He kept sniffing the air! Carlton family, thank you for allowing me to capture a bit of your family life at this stage. It's a good stage. :-)
Seriously, this is one of the coolest things I get to do with my job as a 'record keeper.' I love to document the moment a mother holds her baby in her arms for the first time. The joy. The relief. So surreal. Sorry photographers, but photos just won't do it justice.
I loved Danielle since our very first meeting, where we discussed the many aspects of birth and motherhood over tea! And, let me tell you, this woman is STRONG. She planned for a natural birth and never once did she falter or say "I can't." As anyone who has been in labor knows, births don't always go as planned, but Danielle faced every moment with courage, conviction, and grace.
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture such an important moment. It was an honor.
Seize the 'good stuff,'
What a totally fun couple this was! Seriously, check out their awesome dance moves. The stars aligned to give this couple the perfect cool weather day in December! What luck! And, it was so fun to see so many of our past brides at this wedding. It is the highest compliment when our clients refer us to their friends. Thank you, thank you. It means the world to us.
Tulsa, Here we come! I tell you what, we just had the BEST time with this group! (Even though they were actively rooting against my OSU Cowboys-wink-I guess we will forgive them). And, I just cannot say enough about this beautiful new venue and its lovely owners. Everyone go check it out at http://www.spainranch.com/ .
Megan and Nathan, thank you for all the laughs and fun times at your wedding (and while editing your awesome honeymoon footage-- part two to come later). We truly enjoyed it!
This beautiful couple and their gorgeous wedding day have been on my mind lately since I recently met with Taylor's twin (and I mean tw-win), Jordan and his seriously adorable (and fellow Chi Omega) Kylie. I am soooooo excited about this wedding! Jared had a great time filming this one with our friend and college, photographer Randy Coleman. I mean, seriously, how attractive is this couple, right? And so obviously in love. Congrats Brene' and Taylor! And thank you for having us as part of your wedding day.
Santa came to the Keester house in full force. We had a wonderful Christmas with love, joy, family, and a few trains/cars/trucks, etc. I must admit feeling quite blessed when I looked around at my home filled with people I love and people who love my children. And, if you have been to an event at our house before, you would know there will. be. toasts.... and crying. I come from a long line of toast givers and share the joy of raising a glass to those I hold dear. Anyway... as for the business...woah, can you say inquiry season? So many inquiries, so little time. Again, so blessed! Such a great problem for our little business.
Ok! This is a fun group. Seriously, we had such a good time laughing with Jacy and her family/friends. This couple is full of joy and full of love. I just feel honored to have been part of such a great wedding with such great people. I hope you will enjoy.
My dear friends Jacqueline and Keystone are getting ready to have a baby, and Jared and I could not be more excited. We simply LOVE these two. We actually left our house on a Saturday night...yes, babysitter and all... and shared an evening with these two and some other friends and new acquaintances, to celebrate the newest member of their family, due to be arriving before we know it.
As we celebrate, I cannot help but to be reminded how much fun this wedding was and how evident Jacqueline and Keystone's connection is. Their love is bright. And it is wonderful to be near it. So, in honor of these two (who always have us laughing) I thought I would post this video. I know it is a long video, but the dancing at the end is for sure worth a viewing. (And there are several cameo shots by yours truly- wink)