Posted on January 10, 2013
Erin and Brid were married at the end of December in a small town outside of Kansas City.
There was snow on the ground, frozen chunks of ice floating down the river,
but a little freezing weather couldn’t stop this gorgeous wedding.
Brid loves her shoulders and wanted her dress to show that off.
I say it did its job.
Her bouquet was soo amazing.
It was made from pins.
So many gorgeous pins.
Some were from her family, some from his, and some from their own collection.
I was obsessed with it. : )
Killer shoes, yes?
It was time to head to the church!
My assistant Summer grabbed these fun shots.
I love the rose window.
This was probably the fastest first look I’ve ever seen,
but it was close to 20 degrees and we didn’t want Erin turning blue.
They are soo cute together!
We took care of all the formal portraits before the ceremony began.
While we waited until it was time for the ceremony, we hid Erin behind the stairs
beneath the bell tower.
I adore this shot of her peeking over to see the guests walk in.
I have to say she did a terrible job of hiding.
She got up to greet and talk to almost every guest who walked through the doors.
A last minute conversation before it was time to begin.
Mr. and Mrs!!
Okay, this one cracks me up.
Erin was obviously OUT TO GET Brid no matter what.
He was not prepared and tried to dodge it so fast
that he blurred, but that face! I love it.
He was much nicer to her.
Instead of a guest book,
they had puzzle pieces that fit together into a tree.
The heart in the middle of the trunk is where they will sign their names on their own piece.
They’ll display it in their home in a way that you can see both sides since
guests signed front and back!
I had such a fun time at this wedding.
Thank you so much, Erin and Brid!!
Posted on January 3, 2013
I can’t believe you are already gone.
You seemed to fly by so fast.
I love looking through the photos I’ve taken for clients for the yearly
end of the year blog post.
It makes me so happy to revisit each session,
to see all those smiling faces again,
and to reflect on just how fortunate I am to be able to do something I love so much.
Here is a little peek into my 2012.
(These do not include the Beauty Boudoir
side of RLP.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you
each and every one of you,
for a wonderful 2012.
I can’t wait to see what happens in 2013!
Posted on November 8, 2012
This life passes by much too quickly.
You wake one morning to discover you have one in high school.
And only one at home.
Really, when did that happen?
Some sweet friends and I decided that we wanted to make a concentrated
effort to capture all the little in between moments
that make up our lives.
Those not so perfect, everyday, beautiful moments
that are the very core of who we are.
We wanted to
We have no rules save for the one where once a month we share
photographs of our little, everyday moments.
Some months I’ll share photos from the entire month.
Some months, like this one, I will only share a few from a particular
happening or event.
My girls were outside, very dirty after a hard afternoon of playing,
and bouncing on the trampoline in pretty light.
She is growing so fast. She looks so much older than almost eight.
So adorable in her dirty faced, underbite happiness.
This one is all sunshine and rainbows. She’s so incredibly sweet.
They were tossing their stuffies in the air in hopes to catch them in the tree branches.
Sometimes they missed.
Oh, hi, not in focus face. Do I care? Not at all.
I think I’m going to enjoy this project. Follow along with my friends, the next one is on Tina’s blog!!
Posted on March 21, 2012
Posted on March 15, 2012
These two lovely people were the winners of my wedding giveaway.
I feel so lucky because they are seriously two of the nicest, sweetest people ever.
He is soft spoken and his love for her is apparent in his every move.
She is more out going and looks at him with this utter adoration that makes me smile.
And this last one just might be one of my fave photos to date. I just got done telling John that I want a canvas of it to hang in my non-existent studio.
Posted on March 15, 2012
Posted on March 7, 2012
Posted on January 13, 2012
We were low key on New Year’s Eve.
We snuggled with our girls.
Drew on magnetic boards.
Grilled out for dinner.
It was nice.
It was also a tad scary because our youngest was very sick.
Her fever got very high at one point.
Everything was fine in the end, but it made this momma bear worried.
(This is where Papa Bear would say, “What DOESN’T make you worried?)
She slept on a chair in the living room and missed out on all the excitement of ringing in a New Year.
There is always next year.
(In one image, you can see Paeton trying to make her laugh
though you can’t see Aryah)
I taught our oldest daughter to finger knit.
She loved it.
She whipped up a cute little scarf in about an hour.
She gave it to her Nana.
I love to loom knit and think it will be easy for her to learn, too.
It’s our next project.
We put up a bird house this summer.
John picked the spot and didn’t realize it would be smack in the middle of my view
for my ‘Views from My Back Porch’ photos I love to take.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
At least it is fun watching the birds.
Posted on December 31, 2011
It’s that time again.
The end of one year
the beginning of another.
A small look back at what happened with RLP this year.
I did a lot of boudoir this year, too, but can’t really show all that hotness.
And I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to all my dear clients. You guys are the reason for all these beautiful photos. You guys are amazing.
Yes, it has been a pretty great year.
I’ve said hello to some new babies,
celebrated with couples getting married,
and spent time with some fabulous families.
But it has also been a bitter sweet year.
Emilie, the amazing mom in the above photo, lost her fight with a brain tumor this year.
I want to spend 2012 living the legacy she left behind.
“We should all be so in love with each day.”
Don’t think that is a beautiful way to live?
See you in 2012, my friends!!
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Posted on December 2, 2011
I’ve mentioned my 365 self portrait project a few times.
Yesterday’s photo was taken after a bunch of
random shots of this tree in our front yard.
I really adore it, especially when the sun shines through it.
Every year I say I’m going to take some photos of it and I never do.
I’m glad I finally did.
There is one branch, just one, that turns red while the rest is gold.
I love that little branch.
The top right photo is the one that I ended up picking for the day,
but I really like the one on the left, too.
Winter is almost here.