Holy Tractor! Cooper’s THREE!

:)

I remember getting the phone call from my sister.  It was nearing my 22nd birthday… and since she hadn’t been able to come out with me for my 21st… and since her husband Cory’s long weekend off of work fell on my birthday… she’d promised promised promised they’d be there for my 22nd.  Now my sister lived an hour and a half away from me and didn’t call that often.  She had 2 little girls… a husband… a full time job… a part time job… and a home to look after.  I knew when my phone rang 2 days before my birthday that something was up.  I answered the phone, “What’s the excuse?”  Immediately my eyes filled up with tears when she said, “it’s because of baby.”  My sister and her husband had tried and tried and tried for a third child… and after a miscarriage and what seemed like forever they’d all but given up.  And then… Cooper :)  Dean says Cooper brought our family together.  My sister says if Cooper asked our mom to stand on her head she would… our mom agrees.  He’s his own little man… one who wants what he wants when he wants it… and is all boy… and boy oh boy do I love him!

Missy + JT

I love that I work with such great people! Below are the photos from my FIRST ENGAGEMENT SHOOT EVER! :)

Missy and JT were awesome to work with! I can’t wait until spring when we are going to do another shoot… one where our fingers don’t feel like they’re going to fall off :)

“Did you say poison ivy?” – A friend shoot :)

So…
this shoot was a challenge…
it was hot…
we were tired…
AND…
my lovely photo assistant Miss Dianna got poison ivy so bad that she had to go to the Dr!
But we got some good photos and had some fun all the same :)

Love these two girls for getting through it all… but I must admit… my favorite photo of the entire day… the photo that is now going to be the background for my home AND work computer is the one below :)

They were DONE with the balloons!