Friday, June 24, 2011

Emily and Graham Engagement

We've known Emily and Graham for a long time. In fact, Emily has been our go-to babysitter for years. But now she's all grown up and getting married in a few weeks to her high school sweetheart, Graham. We have so much respect for both of them and are really looking forward to celebrating (and shooting) at their wedding!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Todd and Cindy

We've known Todd and Cindy for almost a decade, and from the very beginning their family has been an incredible blessing to us. Todd is one of our pastors at our church and a true shepherd. He's also a great father, good friend, and fast runner. We've even enjoyed some great marathons together!

Cindy is a patient, calm, and wise mother who is raising two wonderful daughters. This past winter, with great joy and anticipation, they welcomed a son into their family who was born in the Philippines. I was honored when they asked me to capture some photos of their expanded family and we had a great morning together.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Phil and Kristen

Phil and Kristen live in North Carolina and we've been great friends for almost 20 years. We first met at Wheaton College and have enjoyed our friendship ever since. Depending on how you count, our kids have been friends since before birth. Andrew (our oldest) and Abi (their oldest) enjoy a very sweet friendship, and we think Phil and Kristen would make great in-laws one day. ;-)

I got to shoot a family session with their girls recently during their visit to Chicago. Kristen made us a great dinner and we spent the rest of the evening in Oz Park. For most young parents, the last time they had a decent photo taken was on their wedding day, so I must say this image of Phil and Kristen is one of my favs.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy Birthday, Josh!

Josh turned 5 on May 19! He was very excited about his birthday and his birthday party, which was a Pirate Party. He invited 5 friends from preschool: Lars, Ben Josiah, (Josh), Drew and Joshua.

They did treasure hunts and played games led by Andrew (and Katie)!

They made pirate bandanas, which helped bring out their pirate faces!

They enjoyed dinner and an "X marks the spot" birthday cake.

It was a great party and we all enjoyed celebrating our smiling, happy, energetic Josh!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

More from the park

Along the theme of being outside at the park, I'm excited to post these beautiful photos of some of our beautiful children taken by my very talented husband! These photos are all taken at a park just down the road from us that they all enjoy. Thanks to Adam for capturing our kids so well with his creative eye!

Sweet Emily at the park

Here are a few photos of our sweet little Emily at one of her favorite places in the world--the park. She loves the park and talks about it everyday! Glad the weather is finally nice here in Wheaton so we can take her to the park often!