This little baby y’all. He is the grandson of a woman I have come to look at like another mother. When I met Cara the first thing I noticed was how wonderful she was with children, and how amazing a mother she would make and Luke absolutely had what it would take to be a great father. Not long after that we got the news that she was expecting! Unfortunately the end of Cara & Luke’s pregnancy was hard. Little Liam was born early and developed some health issues that required his stay in the NICU for almost 3 weeks. The news was not good, but here at home we prayed. & we asked our friends to pray. We even asked strangers to pray. & then, Liam and Mommy got to come home! They still have a long road ahead but the love, oh the love, for this little boy is as strong as he is! I was so honored to take their first family photographs, and hope it will be the first time of many!
For a long time when I started photography it was babies. Babies day in and day out and I loved it! Then I found my calling with wedding photography! Without thinking too much about it I slowly did less and less by way of photographing little ones. & I didn’t really realize how much I missed it until Josie Mae. She is the little girl of my husband’s cousin and it was absolutely my pleasure to love on her and snap some memories of her before she turns the big ONE! I know she has blessed her Momma & Daddy’s lives more than they can ever put into words, I mean, just look at this angel baby!!
Thank you JoJo for allowing me to see what I have been missing the past couple of years!
Sometimes you just have to pack it all in the car, and take four crazy kids on the hunt for golden hour. So worth it.
Sometimes in this business you get to meet strangers, spend time getting to know them and in the process of that and taking their photos you become wonderful friends. & then there is the flip side: Your incredible friends trust you and your talent enough to ask you to capture their precious memories. I hold those sessions dear to my heart, and this session is one of those cases!
Scott is my best friends big brother, and he has grown into a wonderful man who married the sweetest girl, Jessica and they were recently expecting their first baby boy! We decided they had to capture that special moment in their life so we took maternity photos on a Wednesday evening and thank goodness because the following Sunday we were at the hospital waiting to meet him!
He is the sweetest little thing! Long limbs and a good head of hair! I just loved snuggling him as much as taking these pictures! So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Jess & Scott! I think you make a picture-perfect family and can’t wait for more milestones!
Take a peak at this sweet babe!
Fearless. Wild. Wonderful. Adored.
All things I think of when I think of my
little not so little boy.
You love to play outside, run, climb things and sing to me. You have found a love for books, and can recite the ones we read the most often. You talk about Jesus a lot and I am grateful you are listening to me. Right now your are certain He lives in the corner of your bedroom, but also in your heart. I love that.
You have grown by leaps and bounds this past year. Your Daddy, sister and I have marveled at how incredibly funny you are. & how much you make us all laugh! You are so strong willed and independent but there are times when you need us so much.
Your little sponge of a brain has soaked up so much this year. You amaze us with the things you know and say. You are always saying your ABC’s and counting.
One, Three, four, Five, Six, Seben, Eight, Nine, Fourteam.
You make funny faces and silly noises to make me smile and if I am ever sad you tell me, “Don’t cry Mommy. Daddy will make it all better.”
You love kisses and hugs and still love being cuddled. & you are all boy. You love bugs, and mud and being sticky. You are my best and goofiest little buddy.
Today you are two. You are watching Paw Patrol and still deciding between a sippy cup and a big boy cup. Today you are begging me for a sucker and asking me to fall asleep with you when you take your nap. But tomorrow is different. Tomorrow you are three. Tomorrow you are a three-nager. Tomorrow I say goodbye to you as a baby and say hello to you as a little man. There is a vast difference from two to three and I see it in you and the way you are these days. Strong, sure of yourself, and so incredibly smart.
Happy almost third birthday Hunter Bug. Let the wild rumpus start.
Who isn’t loving this incredible weather? The groundhog is under the impression we will have an early Spring, while the weathermen say we are not done with the cold! Here at JWP we are choosing to be optimistic!
Which is why we are excited to announce our Spring Mini Sessions!
Dates: March 15 & 16
You will not want to miss out on the fun, spring centered set up and all the sweet pictures of you and your family! Email to book today!
If you need a little inspiration for what to put your little ones in check out this compilation of all things pastel! You can never go wrong with baby pink or yellow and gold never hurt anyone 😉 Can’t wait to see you there!