light in the heart

Saturday, October 29, 2011

there is a saying that I like...

"beauty is not in the face,
                     beauty is a light in the heart."

this holds true for this particular girl.
yes, she is undeniably beautiful on the outside, second to none in my opinion.

but the thing that makes this girl stand apart from the beauty that is a "dime a dozen" is the light from within and the unmistakeable beauty that resonates from within as she travels with grace on her journey of transformation.

crazy beautiful, girly girl to the core, brown eyes that flicker when she's about to be sassy and explode into laughter...and oh, how she loves to laugh...and most definitely crazy in the best way possible! :)

yes, it has been a privilege to have gotten to walk a bit with her on her most beautiful journey.
absolute privilege.
thank you are a joy to me! :)

 did you see her SHOES?!  yeah, they deserve a pic of themselves...because they are a "themselves". :)

[prelude]: katlin

Sunday, October 23, 2011

[prelude]: heidi, sara & jill

Friday, October 21, 2011

birthday present for their mom?
I think yes :)

sweet moments. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

this session was particular sweet for me for a couple reasons...
reason one:
because I love these people and I don't get to spend a lot of one on one time with her and sarah is pure sunshine!
sunshine even right after having a new little handsome man and juggling being mommy to an infant AND toddler!
yup, sunshine. :)

reason two: because I got to see another side of joel that I don't think I've ever gotten to see.
I typically only see the "band joel", or the "camp character joel", or the "mad dancing skills joel" and sometimes if ben verbally flicks him too much the rare "angry joel" - which secretly makes me laugh.  hard. :)
nope, this joel was better than all the other "joels".
I got to see him love on his wife in a sweet & gentle way.
I got to see him gently hold his newborn son and chat with him.
I got to see him be a really good daddy to lilly...playing with her, laughing with her...super fun to watch.

reason three: lilly.  beautiful, hilarious, sassy lilly.
this little girl has the sweet face of her mama and the explosive laughter and sense of humor from her daddy.  she was seriously fun to play with and talk with during this session.

and finally most obviously - reason four: isaac.
they have a most handsome new little man.  sweet smelling skin, soft baby peach fuzz...I loved everything about him...seriously.
so thank you buckingham's...for allowing me a sweet moment in photographing your sweet family! :)


Saturday, October 15, 2011

I love her.
so much that it genuinely hurts sometimes.
and when I look at these pictures of her, I genuinely wonder where the time has gone.

how is she nine?
this lovely, funny, compassionate, sweet, beautiful baby girl...
how is she mine?
I am blessed.  and I know it.
she will forever be my butter bean, peanut, pumpkin, sweet pea, cherie, mon amie, moodle, peanut butter crunch pants, lovey girl.

forever. :)