mr sun please shine down on me

Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun….please shine down on me!

When HE does, oh what a glorious day it is.  Am I right?  After several reschedules and staring at the weekly forecast, I saw a BEAUTIFUL day.  Finally.  Reached out to Max’s mom and said “could you..on this day….meet me at the park?”.  YES!!!  And, I am SO glad they made it work because it was worth it!  Give me a beautiful day.  Give me a sweet beautiful boy.  Give me love.  Give me light.  And, I will give it all right back to you in a stack full of photographs for you to cherish forever.

Max is about to be four and a BIG BROTHER.  I can’t wait to start another first year with baby sister and seeing this sweet family every 3 months.

Hope you enjoy my time capturing life with this sweet precious crew!  I know I did.  Max’s momma, hope you will make a BOOK out of all these because I don’t think there will ever be enough wall space.

XO SR

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Sweet family love

“Oh, the weather. Ice, SNOW, Boys out of school!  We have to reschedule.”  This has been on repeat for about a month I believe.  So, to wake up to SUNSHINE these past two days has been nothing short of a deep blessing to my soul.  My grandma kept telling me that spring was coming.  She said “Sara, winter has to end eventually.”  I read this poem last week that didn’t really hit me until today :

Life is unpredictable,
It changes with the seasons
Even the coldest winter
Happens for the best of reasons
And though it feels eternal
Like all you’ll ever do is freeze
I promise spring is coming
And with it, brand new leaves

-e.h.

Is that not so beautiful?  Dare I say spring is here?  I sure hope so.  So, to celebrate this new season I want to say goodbye to winter by sharing one of my favorite families with you.  I’ve been photographing them since Presley was brand new and now we are about to wrap another first year up with their Stevie Rose.  This session was special.  I think after so many reschedules we just all decided to make the best of the situation and capture REAL life.  And, guess what happened?  It produced one of my favorite at home sessions ever.  Simple. Sweet. Real. Beautiful.  This is how I want to remember my babies, so I am grateful that I am surrounded by client friends who want the same.

Seasons change, but the love remains the same.  Forever and Ever.

Love you, Crawford family.  Thank you for letting me into your hearts so many sessions before, but especially on this very cold February day.

XO SR

 

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fearfully and wonderfully made

I will admit it’s been a LONG time since I’ve let them just BE in front my real camera.  And, it’s the first time in a LONG time that I see my boys and all that I want to remember them as in these photographs.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made, my darling boys.  May you never ever forget that.  Thank you for always inspiring me when I need it most.

Be YOU always.

love forever and ever, momma

 

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Carli - incredible in every way!

tiffany + maggie

I’ve wanted to share this  session since the day I took it….almost a month ago!  I hoped that when I shared my first ever true mommy + me shoot with Carli and her Daphne that the feedback would be positive.  My hopes came true.  I got an email from Tiff about doing a session with her Maggie as a surprise for Valentine’s Day.  I was so happy to get that email on Saturday about how much Maggie’s dad LOVED the photos…he may of even cried?

These sessions are my heart right now.  Just simple.  At home.  Capturing life.  These are the kinds of photos you can cherish forever.  First home.  First baby.  Second baby.  Last baby.  Whatever it is….these are the moments that we dream about, live through and soon see in our past.  I would give anything to go back to these days and have someone capture LIFE for us.  It all just goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

What a blessing to witness such honest love.  I’m so thankful to give back to these moms for everything they do for their sweet babies….every single day.  Even on the hardest days.  May you look back and smile.  I know your babies will.

XO SR

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Stephanie Hayden - Love Maggie, Love Tiff, Love you, and LOVE these photos! ❤️

expecting erin

In 2010 I would meet this gorgeous couple in downtown Nashville for the very first time while we photographed them engaged.  Fast forward and here we are capturing their brand new journey on becoming MOM + DAD!!  Nothing better than getting an email YEARS later from a couple you adored.

We had the very best time on this windy afternoon.  So windy that Erion tended to Tiffany often (you’ll see that oh so sweet photo below!).  They are gorgeous….and happy….and sweet!  I couldn’t ask for much more.  Can’t wait to meet sweet princess Erin SOON and capture more precious life.

XO SR

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Kelly B - omg!!! The black and white one with their lips barely touching !!!! To die for!

Angela Rucker - How precious are these pictures!!! Love my cousins. Erion has always been special and I’m so proud of the man he has become. Tasha is perfect for him. Can’t wait for the baby arrival. Love you guys!!!

Rhonda Powell - Absolutely breathtaking!!! Can’t wait to see my beautiful great niece. Love you so much Tiffany and Erion <3

Q2 and Q3 details

UPDATE :: GUYS!!!  You are all so amazing AND FAST.  Weekends for 2nd quarter are officially BOOKED up.  I do have several week days left during the months of April and May.  And, just a handful of sunset shoots left for June.  Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces and meeting some brand new ones, too!  Yeah!

I know I had to give the bad news of “booked” to several of you, so here is my heads up that Q3 (July, August, September) will open on Monday, May 4th!  Since I only work two Saturday’s a month they go the quickest.  I am not joking.  Q2 weekends booked by 8 AM the day I opened it up.  First year clients, you get an entire week before I open to the public.  Always.

I sure hope to continue this year at the wonderful pace it’s been so far!  It’s been busy BUT beautiful.  Loving it all!

If you want to reach out to me about a future session and would like details about my sessions I’d love to share.  Just go to that contact tab above and shoot me a message.  I try to answer emails within 24 hours, but it’s been a little crazy lately so 48 hours at the MOST.

XO SR

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happy jackson

Spending the first year watching babies grow is such a treat. At newborn, they are tiny sleepy (we pray) little peanuts. At 3 months, they begin to smile a little and occasionally giggle. And, at 6 months, we start to see their little personalities come to life. It’s so fun. Little Jackson was a HAM from start to finish. If you follow me on instagram you may remember our behind the scenes video while I was shooting his mom took. Now, y’all know why I love this job so much! Smiling is my favorite and little Jackson didn’t let me down one bit!

If 6 months was this much fun I can’t imagine the giggles we will get at 9 months! Can’t WAIT!

XO SR

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Jill Norris - What a sweet little guy! Great session :)