A bittersweet day…

Today there is an appointment on my calendar that I won’t be able to make… Not because I don’t want to be there but because she was called home to Jesus on Easter Sunday… just one week before our scheduled session.

I was so looking forward to seeing her again, photographing her with her pigtails/pony tail, capturing those big beautiful eyes…

The week leading up to Easter Sunday I had been keeping an eye on the weather to make sure it would be a good temperature for her and planning what poses I would do.  I was even debating buying a new lens I’ve been wanting to get for over a year just so I could capture the very best photos for her and her parents.

On Sunday, when I heard what had happened, I broke down.  Why couldn’t I have rearranged my schedule, I wish I would’ve known this was going to happen…

…If only… if only…

Today, the day of our appointment, I’m now going to a different location but I’m going with the same little girl on my mind and with my camera in my hand…

You see, I’m meeting up with a couple hundred people… people’s whose lives have been impacted by this little life and we are going to celebrate her and show her parents what an inspiration they have been to us and how much we love and support them.

Today, one little girl may be absent but she will never be forgotten…

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Sanderson Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Cake Smash Session

Ella’s momma and I have been planning her one year session for several months.  A few days before her session the weather wasn’t looking too favorable for travel.  We decided to reschedule and it’s a good thing we did because that’s when we got the blizzard!  I have to say, I was kind of disappointed we had to reschedule because I had been looking forward to this session.  However, my girls really did enjoy playing in all of the snow.

Finally, two weeks later we did Ella’s session and, while she really made us work for smiles, she did an AMAZING job!

Happy birthday, Ella!  I had so much fun with you!

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King Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Maternity Photographer

I am so bad about blog posting!  While I was cleaning up my mess of a desk today because I thought I lost a check I hadn’t deposited I remembered it has been months since I blogged.  Side note: My desk is now super clean and I DID already deposit that check… I really need an accountant and an assistant. 😂

Have I ever mentioned how organized and a little OCD I was before kids.  Not only have they stolen my brain cells but my energy to be organized….

Anyway… here is the first session up to be blogged!  I went to school with Melanie and we reconnected after I moved back from Arkansas a few years back.  Her daughter and my daughter, Genesis, are about the same age so we’ve been having play dates the last couple of years.

During one of our girls’ play dates, I brought her down to my studio and we had a little fun.  (My mom was generous enough to stop by and hang out with the kids… so I guess it was kind of a mommy play date. 😂)

Here’s just a few from our session including an impromptu bestie session with our girls. ❤ Enjoy!

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These girls are two peas in a pod! ❤

 

Martin Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Family Photographer

Oh my goodness!  I just love this family!  And seriously, Julia and Paige just make me laugh! I think if you put the three of us together, we would get into some shenanigans! 😉 Thanks again for spending the evening with me.  Enjoy your sneak peek!!!  ❤

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Armstrong Family Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Family Photographer

Mom had contacted me the day before her session letting me know that one of her children was not feeling 100% but we decided to move forward because we were afraid we would lose the beautiful fall leaves if we moved it to the following week.  Well, we had the most perfect day for this family and you’d never guess anyone was feeling under the weather!  It was the PERFECT session!  Thanks so much guys!  I had a blast!!  Enjoy your sneak peek!   447A0010 copy-adv 447A0089 copy-adv 447A0108 copy-adv 2015-10-18_0003 copy-adv 2015-10-18_0004 copy-adv -adv 447A0533 copy-adv

Sweitzer Sneak Peek {Newport, Pa} Family Photographer

I seriously had a difficult time narrowing down which photos to post for this family’s sneak peek!  They are all so great!  And I think I may have made a new BFF!  Miss Leah invited me over to play sometime!  😉 Thanks so much guys!  I had a blast!  Enjoy!

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Stewart Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Family Photographer

I wanted to get a sneak peek posted for this wonderful family before the weekend!  We had some amazing fall colors and some warm weather too!  It really couldn’t have been a better day for photos!  Thanks so much for coming out and having me photograph your family!  It was great seeing the kids again!  Boy, have they grown since the last time I took their photos!  Enjoy your sneak peek!!  And I hope you had as much fun during your session as I did!! 🙂 ❤ 447A9336 copy-1 447A9358 copyadv 447A9414 copy-adv 447A9490 copy-adv 447A9493 copy-adv 447A9573 copy-adv 447A9603 copy-adv