The first thing I notived while looking through Josh + Holly’s photos was the beautiful smile that never left Holly’s face. These two are so happy together, and so happy to be married. It is so evident in the photos and the marriage that I witnessed. Love is just a beautiful thing, isn’t it?
But on a less serious note, the guys played Risk and drank Coke to “get ready”
Checking out the bling!
This actually started as a joke pose, they were going for the boy band look, but holy cow they look AWESOME! Lookin’ good guys!
See that smile?!
Absolutely gorgeous, Holly:)
Fave, fave, fave.
So after the ceremony Josh & Holly hopped into their car and intended to drive around the block while guests dispersed. Well, they were gone for a while and so we all started speculating what happened to them. Holly and Josh’s friend, Emily (who set them up and is a friend of mine) said they probably went to McDonald’s and got a sweet tea. I laughed it off but then they walked in with a SWEET TEA! I died laughing.
This little girl was adorable. She was watching a show on her dad’s phone and I watched her go from sitting upright, to slouching, to this in about 15 minutes. She was exhausted!
I’m not sure why I’m writing this post other than the feeling that I just want to write. I want to write about the difficulties of surviving summer in the wedding industry, being a good mom and making sure I live lift the the fullest. To do this means that so much gets neglected. Our house has been a constant mess since June. There are always toys out and dog hair collecting in the corners, dishes that need to be washed and laundry that needs to be folded. I keep telling myself that this isn’t what matters, that having a clean house is all unnnecesary when it comes to life. God didn’t put us here to keep a clean house, we are here to love others and enjoy what he has given us.
So I try to not to worry about the used lemons sitting on top of the bagel Theo didn’t eat for breakfast. (The ironic thing is that the lemons were used for cleaning:))
The laundry that needs to be folded.
The plants that I’m killing because I forget to water them.
And perhaps a huge neglect that I’ve failed to address so far, the demise of my 365 project. I just couldn’t make enough time.
But I do want to remember that we had a great time at the fair with my dad,
And enjoying a sunset and bluegrass downtown
Every day I look up at this sign in my dining room (an AWESOME thrift store find:)) and feel happy at the present state of life. I may be busy and the house may be dirty and I may not be able to keep up with things but the time is coming soon when I will have time to clean and bake cookies and hang out with Theo all day, uninterrupted by work. And sure enough, I will probably complain then that it is too cold and I’m too bored being cooped up in the house all winter. But that’s life, isn’t it?
And that my friends, was an attempt to not neglect this blog:)
Definitely one of my favorite families. I’ve been photographing them since Jack turned one. He’s now almost 3 and Cole just turned 1. I can’t believe time moves this quickly!
This has gotta be the sweetest picture from the entire session. Jack loves his little brother so much!
So much that he was chasing after Cole here telling him to come back because he had gone too far! I couldn’t stop laughing at the seriousness of Jack’s tone:)
I don’t think either of them were happy with this pose, but you couldn’t tell it by this photo!!!!!!! Yay the magic of photography:)
Handsome little guy:)
Then Jack led us to the playground.
And we finished the shoot at Jeni’s. How many shoots have I done at a Jeni’s now? Not enough!
THEY HAVE SPRINKLES?! I had no idea:)
It’s always a pleasure Mike, Julie, Jack & Cole:)