Greil Family

i am the momma to two beautiful sweet little ladies. but man, let me tell you, working with boys is my favorite. the energy, the spunky and the fun. these two boys are always so sweet, and light up my night. and it is just a bonus that they have a pretty awesome mommy.

thanks guys for letting me take your pictures, again, and again.

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Fairyn.

welcome to the world sweet baby girl. it was such a pleasure meeting you and your awesome big brother. but seriously guys, how precious is this family? daddy and mommy just beamed.

let me come to your house. i play legos, swing in hammocks, and read fun books. AND i capture you in your element, and your children doing what they love.

you have a beautiful family. DSC_6442DSC_6502DSC_6512DSC_6513DSC_6542DSC_6582DSC_6789DSC_6863DSC_6918DSC_6991

Drake family.

you guys, they brought puppies {puppies is the term i use for all dogs}. animals are absolutely family members and are always more than welcome to attend family sessions.  this family was super fun to work with, even if not everyone was as excited about pictures are mom was.

i can not stress enough how important family pictures are to me. thanks for taking the time to hang out with me and capture your family. ❤

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Libby::2018

my best friend growing up had the most amazing red hair… so when i met libby i was instantly in love with her gorgeous fiery locks. turns out as soon as you meet her, her sweet personality begins to outshine her beautiful hair. {and her art, is also pretty spectacular <3}.

it was so great working with you sweet girl.

 

“art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness”

– Ann Albers

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play ball.

this was one of the most fun weddings to date. these two have a love for life and for each other that radiates. i was so grateful for the opportunity to share this special day with them. beautiful couple, wonderful friends and family, amazing food and one heck of a party.

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our hearts are ready. 

almost four years ago, a near and dear friend asked my to take her family pictures. i had no idea what she was doing… but i said yes. i loved taking their photos {and i still do at least once a year}. 

a little back story, about a year before this, we had lost our first baby. and since i was young i have wanted to adopt, my dear husband has known this since before we began dating. we had always said, we would have two and adopt our third. well trying to conceive our second was much harder than planned. feeling called to adopt at this point in our lives was a hard pill to swallow… we needed to have two first. after much prayer and continued feelings of peace. we dove in. while knee deep in the beginning processes of adoption, we suffered another miscarriage as well as an ectopic pregnancy, landing me in emergency surgery. i was so angry. we were doing what God asked and were being hit with one road block and than another. we threw ourselves into the adoption process and about a year and a half later, we got the call. a sweet baby boy was due in a month. 

photography was and still is a way for us to raise the funds needed to cover the {sometimes} overwhelming adoption costs. 

without getting into that long and hard story. fifteen months later, our little man left our home and our lives. our adoption had failed. we were so broken, more broken than we have ever been.  we leaned on each other and so many amazing supports. we cuddled our sweet girls in close and grieved the loss of our son. the healing process has been rough. 

but our hearts are ready. our home is ready. 
::if you or anyone you know is thinking about adoption:: feel free to pass along our info. 

bridges

i pulled into the parking lot, this park is breathtaking. bridges, water, trees, and the lighting.  then i meet this sweet senior to be, and she is also beautiful. what more could i ask for… well, she was also a ton of fun.

“this is the beginning of anything you want.”

 

have a wonderful senior year, hun.

 

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