Its' Family Photo Season

Ah, yes, Fall.  Time to put on your Sunday best and drive out to some remote location with a lady wearing so so much camera equipment.  Thanks to my fall photo families for patiently hiking windy trails to find that perfect light.  It's been a blast!  

Lauden + Brandon

Sometimes you are just so busy running a business, you forget to run your business, you know?  That must be what happened here because we have only posted two weddings from our 2017 season...but we have done quite a few more.  For some reason, this one sticks out in my mind. Maybe because I shot this one by myself (something typically Jared does).  But probably the reason is, I loved this family.  I loved this wedding.  I had a great time being a fly on the wall and watching all the joy shared.  Best wishes to the happy couple!  

Hope's Home Birth Story (Part 1)

Dear "Hopie,"

It has been such a wonderful, amazing experience to watch your journey to motherhood.  When we first spoke over the phone about you taking on a part-time caregiver role for Jude and Harvey (in 2013 was it?  Harvey was just 4 months old), you apologized for not being able to start right at 8am that first day, because you were seeing a fertility specialist.  I have been praying for this day for you since that phone call, and here it is. 

When I told Jared I had finally found childcare, he asked what I knew about you, this stranger coming into our home, and I told him you had an inner light that shined bright and strong, and that was all I needed.  

My kids fell in love with you almost instantly, and your grace was a calming presence in our home.  Thank you for loving my children.  I say that knowing you now know, truly know, what it means to be apart from your baby for even just a few seconds, let alone a whole work day.  I always felt comforted knowing they were with you. And the testament to your love in grace is that my children still ask for mommy, daddy, and you when they are upset. 

I was so honored when you asked me to document your delivery, and when you look at these photos, I hope you will sometimes think about the smiles of the two little boys whose lives you shaped before you started you own family.  I am forever indebted to you. 

From one mother to another,

Lauren

Jacy + Corbin

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.


Lauren + Bray

Thanks for visiting our new webpage!  It is only fitting to blog this first wedding of 2014 on our new blog page with such an amazing couple.  You can see from this video this bride and groom are so sincere.  I love the groom's reaction when he reads the letter from his bride.  

Thank you to Lauren and Bray for having us be a part of your big day.  We really enjoyed meeting your family and friends.  This was a TRULEY fun wedding.  (As evidenced by this video.) Enjoy!