Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Hamre Family | In home session

Angela was pretty outnumbered but they evened out a bit with their recent addition, Addison.
It was time to squeeze in some photos before she left the newborn stage. Plus, they are living in a new city, in a new home and pastoring a new community.. so much new life to capture and preserve. Oh, and Christmas time, too!

Thanks for letting me share in these special moments for your family, Hamre crew! 

I mean, someone's gotta be not so into it.. 

He came around!

This year, 5 stockings. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gingerbread Houses | Family Traditions

Do you make a gingerbread house every year? What traditions do you have?

We have a list of things we enjoy but this year we made an actual list. We've hit a few special neighborhoods, enjoyed festive beverages and some fun activities like building gingerbread houses. We've been making one (I think every year) since we started dating. I've never made one from a kit but I think it's classy looking. Lesson learned: read the box. This came with no decor (good thing we had some old candy and sprinkles.

I'm sure these kinds of traditions we enjoy will be so fun with kids (calm down, some day) but I love these moments we enjoy together. This guy is the best for not only putting up with my desires, but loving these festivities and making them a priority. 

Ten days 'til Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Gonzalez Family | Tree Decorating

You're never too old for hitting the lot and decorating a tree!

The Gonzalez family is so fun (and special to us). Their "kids" are grown up and we thought it would be fun to document this family event. I mean who knows where life takes them as they adult... what fun memories to have documented. I think they needed matching pajamas (next time, please!).

Do you have any traditions that go along with tree decorating? Tell me all about 'em.
I love hearing what has become special to families.

Thanks Gonzalez crew for letting me share in your Christmas Tree Festivities!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chris & Sarah | Vintage Engagement Session

This session was so fun!

Chris and Sarah are planning their beautiful 1920's inspired wedding and wanted their engagement session to match. All the details were so perfect.

They have such a sweet, infectious energy and I can't wait to capture their special day! 

*Disclaimer: The railroad images were captured on an inactive railroad. Please do not attempt on active railroad tracks/without permission.