There are moments of this business that leave me joyous.  After my photoshoot with this family I couldn’t help but to be a bit giddy about looking through the pictures.  I was preparing for a hard shoot.  It was cold!  In the 50’s.  Kids and cold can be hard.   It turns out this was one of the easiest and funnest shoots ever!

I am very tempted to post lots of pictures from this shoot…but I don’t want to spoil their Christmas card with too many early previews 🙂

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Joy and Layla

The past couple of weeks have been hard for me.  I know we all have days/weeks like that.  In the midst of times that are hard I am thankful for my best friend.  Joy and I have been friends since we were teenagers.  We sat together in church, sang, giggled and had too many sleepovers to count.  We also had our share of fighting like siblings…which I credit to the fact that we were like sisters.   It’s funny how  many years later I can still talk to her for hours.  I love seeing how much she loves the Lord and longs to be the wife, mommy and woman He wants her to be.  

I loved this shoot.  I loved that it was an escape from my hard few days.  I loved the fact that Joy let me take her and her kids into a field of prickly plants.  I loved the way the light danced behind Joy and Layla making everything golden.   It felt peaceful!   Thank you Joy for being you!

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