18 Years Later.

18 years ago today I said “I do”. In celebration of the joy, love and strength that has been restored within me, and the love you’ve shown me through this amazing journey of marriage, I dedicate this to you, the Lord new exactly what kind of partner I needed. This 18 year old dress might not fit as well, it might be stained and torn a bit… nonetheless… it’s a celebration of a moment that changed my life forever for the better.
To my husband(Bill Barnes): You are an amazing blessing that I’ve been given, without you so much of my life would have never been restored… The Lord has blessed us. Thank you for being my support and partner in this life. I’ve enjoyed aging with you, growing in love, relationship and wisdom… you always make me feel loved and beautiful.
I love you always…
Sincerely, Your Bride
Photo credits to our amazingly talented daughter Abby Barnes.

Martin Wedding – Kansas Photographer

I always enjoy a sweet country-style wedding with boots and hay bales. Though I don’t know these two super well, I can tell you that Mr. is a very talented carpenter, as he MADE many the decorations at the reception… including the amazing “MR & MRS” sign and the chandelier to name a few.  Mrs. has quite a servant heart, taking care of many of her bridesmaids and others, doing hair and makeup for them prior to the wedding (she is a hairdresser), what a servant heart you have 🙂

It was an amazing day of celebration! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Martin! Wishing you many, many wonderful years ❤

Sweet Hazel – Family Photographer – Kansas Photographer

I was excited to explore a brand new(to me) location with Miss Hazel just outside of Wamego. What a gorgeous day, although the wind was a bit challenging, we made it work! Hazel I hope you had the best birthday, I love your big personality and those beautiful eyes. Thank you so much for trusting me with capturing your smiles, giggles and just you being you.

Blessings.

 

Haug Family – Kansas Photographer – Family Photographer

Life with boys; busy boys, goofy boys, wiggle worm boys and silly face boys. Many times groups can become upset, frustrated or even just want to quit a session all together due to children misbehaving. I’ve challenged myself over the past 2 years to help families understand the value of photographing life as it is. Boys will be boys, but some day they will be men. Kids will be kids and someday they will be grown adults. Learn to laugh at your kids silliness and their goofy personalities. Embrace the craziness for someday it will be gone.

The Haug family was wonderful with their patience in allowing the kids to be kids. We had silly photos, goofy photos, funny face photos and smile photos. I am grateful for the opportunity to capture you and yours.

Your family if full of love and life, laughter and giggles. That’s what it’s all about friends.

Blessings!

 

C&K Engagement – Kansas Photographer – Wedding Photographer

What a beautiful day for an engagement session. As I met these two, the one resounding thought I had was how laid back and relaxed they were. Not stressed or worried, not uneasy or anxious, just in love and excited to spend time together. I absolutely adored this session and I can’t wait for the wedding! These two are but a few years older than my oldest son. It made me realize how quickly life goes and how blessed we are to have every moment we have, AND I could potentially be looking for a wedding photographer in the near future!!

Thank you for the opportunity and I’ll see you next month!

Blessings.