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My friend has the cutest lil grand babies and she asked me to take some photos of them.  Any mother knows that children grow up way too quickly and photographs must be taken often!  These kiddos are just oozing with personality!

Thank you for letting me capture your moments in time!

I would love to chat with you on Facebook ~ or follow me on Pinterest!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

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Boy Mom

I met this beautiful mama in 2009 when my hubby was first stationed here.  She has always been so cheerful and optimistic; such a sweet spirit.

She isn’t always smiling because life is always amazing; she is always smiling because she knows that God is always with her!  Her life is a testimony and anyone who knows her is blessed!

Love you, Casey!  Thank you for letting me capture you and your handsome boys!!

I would love to chat with you on Facebook ~ or follow me on Pinterest!  See what a “few of my favorite things” are!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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For the Love of Photography

177 years?!  Today we celebrate 177 years of photography on World Photo Day!

I realize everyday pretty much has some type of “holiday” (ie: National Donut Day) but photography is something I absolutely LOVE and am so thankful for its invention!

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This past year I have been quite busy and finally had gotten a smart phone.  I was still taking photos, but I found 99% of them were on my phone and not with my “fancy” camera.  Which I love.  I love my camera and the photos I take with it!  Camera phones are great and super handy, though!

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I’m nothing like Ansel Adams and his amazing black and white images.  I do love how the mood of a photo can change simply by editing it into black and white!

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I love capturing emotion in my photos.  To catch those fleeting moments in time, in life.

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I have this last one printed on a canvas in our living room!  This barn is no longer standing, gracing us with her presence in Kentucky.

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You know how hard it was to take a photo of a happy-go-lucky boxer pup?!  This is probably one of my favorite shots I got of our crazy sweet girl.

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Still one of my favorite, unplanned photos I have ever captured.  ♥

Happy World Photo Day!

I would love to chat with you on FacebookTwitter  ~ or follow me on Pinterest!  See what a “few of my favorite things” are!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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home {sweet} home

There is nothing quite like home.  What makes a house a home?  Family.

Watching the plane land always makes me teary eyed!  I actually get more emotional at other homecoming ceremonies than our own!

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There is nothing like a homecoming ceremony.

And nothing like when they open these doors!!!

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My hubby was in the military, and we went through two deployments at this duty station.  I know what that long-awaited hug feels like!  Too many months without physical contact is a definite way to get those first kiss butterflies again!  ;)

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All is right in the world.  Their soldier is home.  Dances with daddy can resume.  ♥

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I enjoyed spending the very cold afternoon with these special ladies as they welcomed home their soldier after a long 9 month deployment!

Thank you, Jenny, for trusting me to capture these special moments!

Thank you for your selfless service to our country!

Welcome Home!

I would love to chat with you on FacebookTwitter  ~ or follow me on Pinterest!  See what a “few of my favorite things” are!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

 

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They Said I Do

I love my school, I love my course, and I love my classmates!  We have named our “team” Family – because we have really rallied around each other, supporting and encouraging each other.  I am so proud to be a part of this fine group of ladies!

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Last weekend one of our classmates tied the knot!  Her “family” came through and supported her.  Sweet Michele supplied the fixings and cake, Jae did her nails, I did her hair and photographs, and many showed up to support this new chapter of her life.

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It was a cloudy day on the gorgeous Cumberland River, but the rain held off until after the celebration!

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I snapped this photo of the happy bride….but now I know why she was smiling so big!  ;)

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Here’s to the bride & groom for many happy years together!  No matter what life throws your way, remember that you have each other!

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Thank you, Jessie, for trusting me to capture your special day!

Blessings & JOY ~

Sadie

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So… while I don’t pursue family portraiture photography as a full-time business, it is something I really enjoy doing!  Especially of awesome friends!  This is the second time I have photographed this sweet family.  Only this last time we added grandparents!

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The Mrs is a wonderful resource teacher; which is how I met her originally.  She has been such a blessing to our family; so glad to call her friend!

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The Mr has only the best.accent.ever!  This time I got to enjoy the same wonderful accent from his parents as well!  Such a sweet, sweet family!

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Thank you for entrusting me to capture your moments in time!

Blessings & JOY,

Sadie