…the most surreal part of being a mother is the unwaivering connection you have to your children. I’m sitting here thinking back on all my experiences before they were around, and while I am fully aware that they have not been with me for a large part of my life, i can’t help but feel their presence in those memories…like they were there all along I just couldn’t see them. They are so intertwined with the deepest part of my being…it’s undescribable.
They are growing up so fast these days. Lukas doesn’t fit in my lap very well anymore…Stella just got her ears pierced…geez. I couldn’t go on and on. It’s certainly bittersweet. On one hand, I am so very thankful that I get to watch them grow and that they are growing in healthy bodies. On the other hand, I want to slow down time and just stare at them as they are for a few years.
I guess that is the beauty of photography. It stops time for me. Freezes a moment that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
I know I have more pictures of them from this past year, but currently I can only find these….and I don’t know….I just felt like sharing some pictures of the precious beings that have been with me since the beginning of time.
the best time we had all year was the sweltering hot day we decided to cool off in the creek…clothes and all…
…Angela and Matt…
when you get married in December in Missouri, you can pretty much count on a few things…temps around 30, rain and or snow, not a bit of sunshine. Well, Matt and Angie must have put some REALLY great karma out into the world because, if you didn’t know better, you would have thought it was spring outside on their wedding day. Just minus the green…
Danielle Erb fashioned Angela’s hair and make-up and in such an elegant, romantic way.
there were wedding pictures of family all over the walls dating back a few generations. You could tell that marriage was considered a life long commitment in this house.
Love this shot of the girls and father just before their prayer. Father was a riot. I’ve never seen a priest with rhythm on the dance floor…actually I don’t think I had ever seen a priest on the dance floor…LOVE IT!
St. Louis makes a great backdrop, especially when no other place in the city as a smidgen of color.
The reception at the Met was spectacular…and I got to see that massive tree in their lobby up close….who needs Time’s Square.
Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon! I’ll have all your pics ready and waiting when you get home!!