albs & bens. family.

poor benson. after shooting their wedding, he somehow thought that he never had to get his picture taken again. ever. i'm not quite sure what it is about guys and family pictures, but it seems like every single one of them would rather have 7 root canals than sit in front of the camera for less than an hour. why is it so painful for them? 

he was a (semi)good sport about it though and i'm just in love with their little family. :)


cannon & brinlee. twin newborns.

i've never really had the burning desire to have twinner babies. i'm one that needs plenty of sleep, and when twins are mentioned, visions of sleepless nights and constant feeding consume my brain. but snuggling with these two and seeing how awesome and patient their rockstar momma was made me sort of change my mind.... if i had a wife or two, and possibly a maid. 

these two cuties came to me at just a week old and weighing less than 5 and 6 pounds. tiniest little things ever! and so so very snuggly, which was both a blessing and a curse; they were nice and sleepy as long as they were being held... once put down, they were wide awake again. they were so sweet and endured long enough to get some good sleepy shots.  

already the protective older brother...

congrats kristi! they are amazing and you couldn't be a more perfect mom for these two. 


mead family.

 my cute baby sister's family is on the left. don't worry that she just had a baby a month (a MONTH!) before these were taken and she already looks like a rock star. many many women are so envious right now. including myself. 
 we may have had to get a little goofy to keep the kids interested and cooperative. they didn't complain too much about dog-piling on grandpa! boys will be boys...
 this picture makes me so happy. 
 aaaand.... success!
 beautiful parents, beautiful family. 


gracie. one year.

one year is probably one of my most favorite ages a kid can be. every little thing is so exciting and new, they're just starting to walk and explore the world in a different view and their personality really starts to shine through. 
this girl... oh my, i have never ever in my life met a cuter one-year-old. ever. not only is she stunning, her little personality is seriously fantastic. she is sweet, she is sassy, she is curious to boot and so so funny- and she knows it, which makes her even cooler. she quickly had me wrapped right around her little finger just as tightly as her parents already are. love this girl. 

and so begins the cake smash... 

happy birthday baby girl!