Spring – it’s a new day!

Spring is my favorite time of year.  Not only is the environment stunning with blooming flowers and trees regaining their leaves, but it signifies a time of rebirth.  Birds are busy building nests in newly green trees, while plants are budding and blooming.  Little miracles are everywhere you turn.  For me, I see the end of gloomy winter days and new beginnings pouring in.  It’s fresh, growing… delicate at first, but ready to thrive and flourish.  I can relate.


Welcome Home Jaxon! Fort Campbell Newborn Photographer

My very first time being hired as a photographer was on May 3rd, 2011.  Although I spent months learning, researching, shadowing, and experimenting after I received my first DSLR in February, it wasn’t until May that I got paid.  I was ecstatic – someone liked me and my work enough to pay me to photograph their welcome home ceremony reuniting their family after a year long deployment.  It was very surreal to me.

I wrote about that memorable first session of mine here:  Heartfelt Homecoming  although I think this is the first time I’m announcing that it was technically the first time I got paid.  I thoroughly enjoyed welcoming home a soldier and celebrating with the Major family as they became one big happy family again.  I felt honored to be capturing these memories for them and blessed to be able to call this “work”.

Fast forward to February and I was able to spend quality time with the Major family again.  This time they brought their new addition to their family – Jaxon – for those priceless newborn portraits that everyone loves.  I was tickled pink holding him and even more so when I saw his older brother and how much he had grown since last May.  My heart smiled as soon as I realized that this family started my journey last year and kept it going strong this year.  Thank you<3

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March 18, 2012 - 6:30 am

Greensboro Baby Photographer Melissa Treen - so precious…I love military images…you definitely captured some treasured memories for this family…great job! : )

March 18, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Heather McGinnis - absolutely LOVE these images… beautiful work and the military shoots get me every time. god bless our troops – and the families who support them back home!

March 19, 2012 - 7:45 am

Boston Newborn and Family Photographer Amara Cohen - What treasured memories these are! I love the contrast of the strong military feel, with this precious newborn! So sweet.

You Save Me.

Life can be painful sometimes, people can be cruel.  I assume that God allows us to endure hard times for His reasons – something needs to be learned or experienced.  Something needs to change.  When you feel that the ones who love you the most hurt you the worst, it takes your breath away.  It shocks you.  It hurts so badly and you’re not sure how to make it stop.  In a perfect world we could check in to the local ER and request a prescription for whatever heals heartache.  Realistically, if this has happened to you then you already know all to well that this world is no where near perfect.

My natural instinct is to withdraw.  Isolate myself, shut down – in an attempt to hide from the pain I suppose.  I wanted that so badly, hoping that it would all go away like a bad dream.  I have to admit that I even tried that route.  Anyone with children knows that as mothers we no longer have that luxury though.  I couldn’t sit around crying and feeling sorry for myself like I wanted to.  I had the most beautiful little girl bubbling with laughter in front of me, telling me to get up and live life.  I’m not going to lie – a lot of what I’m doing is faking it until I make it, but if it weren’t for my daughter I probably wouldn’t have the desire to even fake it.

She dressed up in this adorable cape and mask today and we went outside to play in the crazy wind that preceded an upcoming storm.  The moment was profound to me in numerous ways.  Here I was in the middle of a massive “storm” in my life, watching Kylie laughing, twirling and enjoying life – knowing a real storm was on the way.  It was then that I realized that this too will pass.  This “storm” in my life is temporary, life will go on.

At that moment I thanked God for Kylie and her ability to “save” me.  I hope that one day she will realize how much of a hero she is to me.  As I thanked God, I felt Him gently reminding me that the person that loves me the most will never, ever, EVER hurt me – because that person is Him.

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March 5, 2012 - 12:09 am

Britt - Girl you had me in tears! Awww…. Bless your heart and hers. Our kids may drive us crazy sometimes but they sure do save us, sometimes, too. 🙂 love you!!

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