Let the evening come, and the day’s burdens go

“Lord, we let evening come & let go of the weariness, of the edginess,
let evening come & let go of the weight of things done & not done, said & not said, held tight & not held tight enough.

We let evening come & let the day’s burdens go
and linger with its blessings… the grace of Your caress in forgiven things.”

#HonestPrayers #1000Gifts — with Urmilla Dias.

 

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Children… the Extraordinary Thing About Them

Children… the Extraordinary Thing About Them

This makes me cry. I totally feel this!

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood — finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”

~ Jodi Picoult, Via Thrive Moms

 

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Child Photography | Belleville, IL ~ The Montgomery Boys

 

I love this boys. My dear friend, Rachel, had me take some sibling shots of her two sons. Look how stinking cute these little guys are!

We rented out a room from a local studio that rents to local photographers, by the hour. (Check them out: Studio M in Belleville, IL.) We went with this great room out front with all the natural light coming in and the fantastic brick wall backdrop and the…

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When Tragedy Strikes… Dealing with the Questions

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Struggling with heartache as I watched dear friends deal with the loss of their loved ones this week. News of two tragedies among friends in 48 hours. Untimely deaths… accidents… spouses, children, & dear friends left behind. I have been in a dumb haze for a few days fighting back this mist in my eyes. It is crazy to me how something can happen across the country, a thousand miles away to a dear…

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Family Photography | Roseville, CA ~ The Rigdons Christmas Portraits

Christmas is just around the corner, and the Ridgon family wanted some photos for their Christmas cards, and this was a great excuse to create some precious family memories with sweet Lily Kate at just 8 months old.

I LOVE-LOVE the bright red and black theme, mama Amberley chose for the shoot! Everyone looked so fancy in their holiday clothes. The colors looked amazing with all the bright green…

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Maternity Photography | Lebanon, IL ~ The Bakers’ Pregnancy Announcement

 

Ok, stop everything.

You have to take a second to look at these adorable shots from this recent “We’re Expecting” Announcement Shoot. Excited parents, Blake & Taylor wanted to tell their loved ones their news with some photos together along with this quirky little gnome doll. You can see him featured in every photo, as a subtle hint to represent “family member #3.”

We shot these during the…

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