Thursday, November 21, 2013

D Family

It's always fun when you get to capture families you've known for some time. When Stef's regular photographer took a quick break, I was more than happy to step in this year. It's an honor really. Stef is really an inspiration in Mama-hood. Here are some of my favorites from our morning session. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

W Family

Gah, I honestly don't no where to begin with this family. They mean so much to me. I remember when Elizabeth and my paths crossed shortly after Ezra turned one. I knew right away that we were kindred spirits. And I have deeply loved living out life together. Both the joyous and the painful. Thanks, Elizabeth, for not only allowing me to capture your adorable brood, but more for being such a source of encouragement and always pointing me back to the One who created and knows my heart. Love you, sweet Sister!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

V Family

Yet another beautiful family I got to capture!!! I seriously love love love being able to do this! Being able to capture families, like this one, that are gorgeous both inside and out brings me such JOY. The V family is so sweet to boot! I felt like we should have all had dinner together after our session. Liana, we should anyway so we can relive our high school youth group shenanigans, right?! ;) Thanks again for trusting me to capture your loves!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

M Family

This particular family is quite near and dear to us. They are such an encouragement and inspiration for loving well. Just really good people who have huge hearts for others. I loved being able to capture some moments while spending the morning with them!! Love you guys! 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween 2013

From the Avengers!

Seriously, these two were WAY too excited for gparent day and showing off their costumes at gymnasitcs. Not interested is keeping still for a civilian photo-opp. Gotta take what you can get with these heroes. ;)
We're doing our usual tricking-n-treating with our besties in the next town over this evening. And yes, this year: no homemade costumes. The boys have continued to come home from gparent day with a different costume over the weeks and have been so excited about their dress-up collection that I decided to KISS {Keep It Simple, Stupid.} ;) No need to stress about something if they're content with what they've got. Looking forward to celebrating with our little gang this evening! 

Hope you enjoy yours with yours!! 

swenson gang

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kookiest Pit-Stop // Bravo Farms

 On our way back home Sunday afternoon, we made THE most unusual pit-stop: Bravo Farms

This place has the oddest collection of antiques, hand-built kid houses, a shooting gallery {a Swenson favorite}, chicken coop, goats, mini-golf course, and a hand-built seven story tree house. There was also a BBQ jot, creamery, fruit stand, gift shop, and wine and cheese tasting on site. Seriously, this place was a smorgasbord of everything under the sun, and then some. 

 Did I mention it was kooky?!

What we thought was going to be a 20 minute stop, turned out to be well over an hour and a half. We decided to have lunch there too. The wood burning grill tri-tip sandwich was delish. And we grabbed some of our new favorite flavored milk at their creamery! So bummed that Rosa Brothers isn't carried up here! The kiddos passed out before we even pulled back onto the freeway and it was a delightful drive home the rest of the way. 

Such a good good weekend with our littles. My heart was filled and my bucket-list shortened. ;)