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.
I love telling stories and it’s an honor to tell a small part of other’s journey. Meet Nora, the miracle baby who made her way into this world under difficult conditions, yet she is thriving, living, loving and laughing. So many things in Nora’s life have been miracles, in the obstacles she and her family have overcome, and yet here comes another one. Miss Nora is going to be a big sister, a feet once though not possible. Nora, I hope you had the best 2nd birthday and I bet having a sibling might just be one of the best presents ever.
In the grand scheme of life, the one thing we hold nearest and dearest to us is our family. No matter the age, the size, the color, the sex, the job, the birth order, the differences in opinions, the blood line… none of it matters…. There is no separation in family, there are no LABELS in family. I am beyond blessed with such great people to do life with and I was honored to take our own family photos. I love you all dearly.
This young lady is a brilliantly smart, beautiful soul. If I could describe her in short, she is all heart. Everything she does she does her best. Their is no 1/2 ass with this girl(except for maybe cleaning her room 😉 ). How she manages to fit all that she does into her days I will never know. I hope you have had a fantastic sweet 16 and thank you for letting me capture you, you are beautiful inside and out. ~Love mom.
Meet Thomas and Katelyn. These two, down to earth country loving people, are just about the sweetest couple I’ve ever met. Family is through and through with these two, they both have younger siblings they love too pieces and the closeness of the whole family was beyond evident. Just a few things that accented the day were, boots, shotgun shells, burlap, antlers and my favorite… laughter. It was a beautiful day for an intimate quaint wedding on a hillside in central Kansas. The love between these two was gleaming(see his first look below!) and a little side order of sass showed up too(Bride and groomsman shot!). Thomas and Katelyn, I wish you many many years of love, laughter and sassiness. You two truly are so very wonderful.
Meet Cooper! Like most little boys around 4 years old, they are bouncing with energy! Oh if we could only bottle it and use it ourselves! Cooper loves his superheros! I was informed that Batman is the best, although I believe Spider-man and the Hulk are a close second 🙂 We had an absolute gorgeous day to capture Cooper’s personality for his 4 year old photos. How cute is he?! Thank you for trusting me with your memories and Cooper I hope your SuperHero Birthday is the best!
It was a beautiful evening at the Eisenhower Rose Garden. Our biggest challenge was swatting the gnats away, we certainly had no problem getting personality out of Miss Jensen! What a Sweetie! This little dolly had lots of laughs and giggles! I love how she dove right into that cake face first! Jensen I hope you had the best birthday! Thank you for trusting me with your memories.
What a humbling experience to witness the way these women honor the men in their lives. A celebration of fathers. A dinner, a special table setting equip with tie folded napkins, signs expressing love to the heroes they are and the love shown to these men who have worked so very hard for their families. Thank you so much for allowing me to witness the love for the men in your life. Being a daughter who had to say goodbye to soon to my own father this touched my heart so very much. Thank you! Blessings!
After a wonderful day celebrating Andrew’s graduation we headed out to John and Ann Maries’ home to snap some family photos. They have a pretty large family and they are spread throughout the country so having them all together was very special. I have known these families for over 20 years and was blessed to capture these special moments for them. Thank you for trusting me with your family ❤