A Little Mud Between Your Toes

July 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Friends, we are smack dab in the middle of July in the South, which, as you know, means we are m-e-l-t-i-n-g right now. As I'm typing, the actual temperature outside is 108 with a real feel of 112, opening the front door feels more like opening the oven door, and basically all I'm good for is lying around in a sweaty heap moaning about it. This little love, on the other hand, didn't let on that she was feeling the heat in the slightest at the lake the other night. Super charming and giggly and playful, she splashed around with abandon and relished the way it felt to roll in the (relatively) cool mud. She was RADIANT in that early evening light, and just being around all that joy took the edge off the summertime sun. It was an absolutely perfect night. 

sunflowers by the numbers

June 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Since we haven't ever done a special quite like this before, we thought we would show you what to expect for the next time we do something like this. 

Here's the story by numbers:

37 is the average number of individually hand edited color images our clients received in their galleries.

74 is the average number of individually hand edited images TOTAL as each color copy comes with a corresponding black and white.

20 is the average session time in minutes (a great number for husbands who may or may not be fond of getting in front of the camera or for little people with short attention spans).

2 is the different kinds of images we aim to capture- both lifestyle candids as well as classic family portraits.

1 represents the moment- the moments we have come and they go and there's no going back.  Freezing the moment, holding it still, seeing its worth and value and giving thanks for it for years and years to come... this is truly priceless.


We hope to see you next time!  It was gorgeous and easy breezy fun this June in our friend's beautiful sunflower field. 



Sweet Gracie Mae

June 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Documenting a birth is the most sacred and profound thing we get to do as photographers, and being there to welcome this baby girl into the world last month was especially sweet. Laura and Joel found out they were expecting after a long, painful season that included serious illness and the stillborn birth of their daughter, Elenora, and hearing their story about what a journey of faith this pregnancy was will give you goosebumps. Gracie Mae Gordon arrived in the late afternoon at the coziest, most beautiful birth center, surrounded by people who had been praying for her for months as worship music played in the background, and it was without a doubt the holiest, most inspiring space I've ever been in. Welcome to the world, baby girl - you couldn't have been born into a more amazing family, and you are already so blessed and adored! 


Gemma + Sylvia

June 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment



The atmosphere was thick with love and peace and joy in this home and we were so privileged to capture these sweet moments.  Congrats on your new addition, Calahan family!  

two birth videos, sweet and sassy

May 31, 2018  •  Leave a Comment