Photographing returning clients is always so much fun, but when they return and ask me to photograph one of the most exciting moments in their life, it means the world to me!

How did they meet? 2012 Senior, Hannah, met Nick through mutual friends. She served ice cream at Paradise Cones and he often craved chocolate shakes in order to see her more often. After looking her up on Facebook, and discovering that they were already friends, he finally got up the nerve to message her. They casually went out for coffee and have been inseparable ever since.

How did he propose? Nick called me a couple of weeks before popping the question. He had almost everything planned; parents approved, ring picked out, and the night planned. We met to iron out the details the day before, and everything fell into place. The bench, very near where he asked her to be his girlfriend, was the perfect spot propose. The Painted Home offered to host their first art project as an engaged couple; he had everything prepared.

When he got to one knee, Hannah couldn’t believe that he was proposing and thought he was joking around. It wasn’t until she saw the ring that she knew this was it! She yelled YES and repeated, “O my gosh!” for the next half an hour. It was adorable and so much fun to be apart of.

We traveled around Downtown Washington, MO to take their photos, and even made a stop back to Paradise Cones, where it all began.

 

Searching for the perfect way to package your memories is one of my favorite things to do. I recently found these banana leaf boxes and I absolutely love how soft they are and the cute little button closure. Plus they’re a sustainable product! I filled them with natural grasses and rested my new bamboo USB’s on top.

While printing your images are the best for keeping and displaying, Digital Negatives on USB are a perfect way to transport and safe-keep your images. File degradation is next to nothing with USB; whereas, CDs have a low lifespan. If you need help backing up your images, or printing them to last generations, please let me know! I’m happy to help.

This past weekend, I just so happened to be at the right place, at the right time. And this happened. . .

 

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Actually, that’s not quite true. I was in the right place, at the right time, but only because Josh had planned every moment perfectly for his Stephanie; his “Mi Amore.” After being together for five years, proposing at one of their favorite wineries was the perfect place. He had her dressed up for for what he told her would be “family photos” with his sister, brother-in-law and nephew. They had a beautiful picnic packed for the most gorgeous early spring weather that Missouri has to offer. He had two rings, just in case he lost one. He wrote out his little speech to give me a little more leeway for photos. I mean, really…nothing else could have been planned more perfectly and it was all worth it. She Said Yes!

Congratulations!

Welcome Mr. Benjamin! Born almost three weeks early, he has the tiniest little features and most certainly is on his own schedule. He fought sleep for hours during his session yesterday, but in the end, I won.  Much more to come…

Baby Peter proved to live up to his namesake during his first photo session. He was determined, strong and unfazed by his older “sister”, Lucy. Nicole & Trent are first time parents, just shy of their first wedding anniversary. They have so much to be thankful for!