Monday, May 31, 2010

First wedding of 2010...

...and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day, or a more beautiful, happy couple! I wanted to take a quick moment and put some favorites on the blog before I process the rest of the images and get ready to design the album.

Brittney was just radiant!

Brittney's Grandpa built this car himself in 1937....I loved that we were able to use this family heirloom!

Brittney and Dave....I hope you have a fabulous time on your honeymoon! Your wedding was so very special and I thank you for choosing me to capture it!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two sweet kiddos!

Named Nikolai and Larkin! Nikolai is five and Larkin is three...

I love both of their expressions here!

It was so sweet to see the love these two have for each other! Nikolai was such a good sport to play whatever game or sing whatever song Larkin wanted to! What a good big brother!

We went outside for a short while. The kids loved our dog, Scout! And the cats too. Nikolai and Larkin, I should tell you that Midnight, the cat with the big tummy has had a litter of 5 kittens. She had them Sunday, on Mother's day!

Here is Nikolai. I don't know any other Nikolais, but I do love to listen to classical music, and the local public radio station sometimes plays music by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Are you a musician, Nikolai? Those bright blue eyes are just like a beautiful symphony, I think!

This is Larkin. She smiled and bounced her way through the entire session. I am so glad you and your brother came to play Friday! Have fun at Tulip Festival....don't eat too much cotton candy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I would like you to meet... sister Sarah! Yes, she is beautiful! :-) On the inside too!

Here she is a couple of months ago with some flowers she had received from her husband Justin who is in Iraq serving in the army for a year.

Because of Justin's deployment, Sarah and the kids came from Germany (where they are stationed) to live with my parents in Sioux Center for a year, to be close to family.

To say that it has been a great joy to have a the four of them close is an understatement. They will be returning to Germany in just a little over a month, and I can't quite get used to the idea of them being so far away again. Truthfully, I am in denial about it and don't really want to think about it until I have to. The good thing of course, is that they plan to be reunited with Justin in Germany in July!

Here are some pictures I took of the kids recently.....this is Michaela...almost 3 years old.

This is Justin Jr. (JJ) who is 4.

And Levi, 1.

We worked quite a while to get a good picture of all three of them! :-)

One of JJ's highlights of coming to Iowa was to be able to play hockey like his 3 Iowa boy cousins. We definitely had to get a picture of him all decked out in his hockey gear!

We took one year old pictures of Levi. Levi is Eric and my godson!

Since I am now offering custom framing, I thought I would show a framed sample using Levi's birthday cake pictures. What a sweetie!

I love you, Justin, Sarah, JJ, KK, and Levi!!!!!