When Your Mom Is A Photographer…

…and you’ve had a MILLION snow days…

kids15-3…and your mom is totally out of ideas on how to entertain you…kids15-2kids15-15

…sometimes she tells you that if you go play on her bed (you can stay in your PJs and you don’t even have to brush your teeth yet!)…kids15-5kids15-7…and if you let her snap a few photos while you play…kids15-6kids15-16…she’ll let you have candy afterward…kids15-4…and you and your siblings will actually have fun (while your mom was taking your picture)…kids15-8…then every one wins…kids15-9…you were entertained for 10 minutes,  mama gets those images that she’ll look at a million times and remember how long that one winter was, but how precious and little her babies were, and you got to eat a piece of candy after (but you did, eventually, have to brush your teeth), and for just a few minutes the long, cold winter seemed like it might not be so bad…sometimes that happens…kids15-10

 

Snow and Valentines

We had a Valentine’s Day full of love and squeezy hugs, we’ve played in the snow a lot, and when these photos were taken earlier this month, we really truly did like that pretty white snow…today, however…we are all feeling ready for Spring!  Hope you and yours are having a cozy February! vday-10vday-3vday-4vday-5vday-6snow-1snow-2vday-11

 

{Cathryn} is 9!

Our sweet baby girl turned 9 in November.  There was panic and sadness and oh-my-gosh-how-can-our-BABY-be-nine at this news, but also lots of gratefulness and celebration. This girl is truly a gift.  She has a positive attitude and is thrilled with life in general.  Though I have said this many times before, she is absolutely the most kind person I have ever met in my life.  She is gorgeous and brilliant and the best big sister in the world.  She’s a little worrier and a stresser, too.  She loves school, her teacher, reading, shopping, dancing, singing, writing, being a friend and hanging out with her family at home.

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I’d been scouting this awesome location for a while…I was thankful that Cate thought it cool enough for her photos;)

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These next few blew my mind from the moment I pressed the shutter. So much beauty and so grown up, this one. cate9yr-4cate9yr-5cate9yr-6cate9yr-7cate9yr-14cate9yr-9

We love this girl more than words can say.  We hope to always honor her sensitive heart and be thankful for all of the wonderful things that make her Cate.  Happy 9th Birthday, sweet girl.  ♥cate9yr-8

February 9, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Larissa - Absolutely stunnning!…both the photos and your 9 year old.

February 9, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Momma Dar - Melts my heart! Beautiful! Love your choice of photo shoot set!

February 9, 2015 - 5:21 pm

JMorgan - Mind blown…..her kind heart and sweetness show through every shot. Awesome job, Jaima…on all counts.

February 12, 2015 - 8:42 am

Emily - Wow! Beautiful, just beautiful!

January:Iphone::2015

tonsilectomy recovery…two peas in a pod…catching up on schoolwork

practicing letters…visit with great-grandma…buddies

buddies…hide and seek…snow day movies

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cousin selfies…the boys…will LOVES frozen on ice

the show…cousins…girls love it too

elsa and anna…thank you nana…taking a peek

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fashionista…library date…sunset

more snow day play…mama’s treat…Y swimming

Y b-ball starts…BFFs…roommates!

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big boy…much needed snuggles…playing

baller…boat bar…skate date

cousins snow day…silly boys…hip hop

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gorgeous morning…snow…snow kissed trees

9 year check up…showing doggie the snow…star student

dress shopping…he draws…bball practice

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{Lenhart} Family::2014

Back in October, I grew sooooo envious of all of the beautiful families that I was photographing and all of the gorgeous images we were creating…so, I ordered a remote for my camera, grabbed the tripod, spruced up the family and made a few beautiful images of our own! :)

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January 30, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Amy Wahl - Adorable. Love all 5 of you so much! I haven’t been on the blog in forever, I’ll have to check it out!

January 30, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Rick & Marcia Enslen - Great shots! I really like the family shots.