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,'
Well, it is that time of year! Love is in the air. Seems like every day my facebook page blows up with another couple's engagement. And, as a wedding professional, I have to say, I LOVE it. The inquiries are rolling in and we are quickly booking our 2015 season... 2015. That sounds crazy, right? Crazy as in, when I was a child I really thought I would have a hover board like Marty McFly. But, alas, I have a mini-van. (Jared says it is a sexy, soccer mom SUV-Minivan hybrid, but lets call a spade a spade, you know?)
Well, as I have been meeting brides this season a question that often arises is "Can I get all I want out of the basic package?" And, in most cases, the answer is yes. So, here is an example of a wedding where the basic package was the perfect amount of coverage...And, obviously, Jared nailed it.
Hey guys! It's Lauren. Jared is in full swing of being a high school teacher and grading papers, so I have taken over the correspondence part of the business, meeting with the clients and handling the paperwork. In a way, this is a reversion back to the way we used to do things, before I got bogged down with grad school. Anyway, it has been really fun! I love meeting with potential brides and discussing all the details of their wedding day!
Our little boy Jude turns 3 this week! I simply cannot believe it. It seems like only yesterday Jared and I were getting married and considering what it would be like to be parents one day. Now we are blessed with two crazy boys who fill our life with love, laughter, oftentimes frustration, and fun. And between all that, we also film people's weddings!
Thank you to Rylee and Travis for having us as part of your wedding day. Wow! You have a TON of family and friends. This was a lively and cheerful crowd, and it was so evident how excited everyone was for the couple. I love the love in this one. (And, I got to go to Enid for the first time... I do love seeing every corner of this state!) 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)