Since becoming a mom I’ve grown to appreciate photography so much more than I ever knew I could. I understand more fully that this craft is not just about creating treasured art, but documenting treasured moments. I’ve learned to find beauty not in a perfectly composed and meticulously planned frame, but in the movement, the emotion, the authenticity of the moment that the image represents. Kids will do that to you, ya know? Teach you to find joy in the simplest of things, to let go of the things you can’t control, and to allow yourself to stand in awe of everyday moments.
Lindsey & Jarin are the type of couple that make being in love look natural and effortless. Their interactions are so sweet and genuine and it was really a treat to get to capture some of those moments for them. Jarin is in the Army and was out of the state just up until their wedding in May, and left again soon after. He and Lindsey squeezed this session in during his brief visit home last week and I’m SO glad they did!
I’ve had the honor of documenting this precious family since their own parenting journey began, and I am so excited for Jake & Missy to welcome their second little boy into the world, and for sweet Alexander to become a big brother. Missy, my wish for you today is that you’ll soak up these last few weeks as a family of three, savoring the small moments that will forever be changed once Baby Boy #2 makes his appearance. When he does arrive, he will change your world - only for the better.