A 60th and 29th Birthday Party! #birthdaytwins

Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong and laughter never ends.
— Unknown

I would have to say that the BEST perk of my job is the amazing people I meet.

A few years ago, I photographed a home where I met a very talented photographer. I asked her if she wanted to become a real-estate photographer too and we ended up becoming co-workers for the same real-estate group as well as great friends! She later introduced me to her cousin, Amy and her fiancé, Jerry, who were newly engaged and looking for a wedding photographer. Which then led m to photograph their incredible wedding back in 2017.

Now, 2 years later, I am back to photograph another special event for this family……their Dad’s 60th Birthday! (PLUS Jerry’s 29th Birthday!) #birthdaytwins

Seeing Amy and Jerry again was very special to me, because they now have the sweetest little baby boy! And I must say, getting to be part of watching and documenting people’s lives as their family’s grow might be one of the most special things to me.

This family is just incredible. Every time I have been around them, they are so laid back, loving and full of laughter. Even the forecast of rain didn’t bother this family, they just roll with the punches. But, we were thankful for the little break in the rain we had to grab a few outdoor photos. Whew! The Birthday Party was pretty laid back as well. Bbq, trivia, and cake. Followed by the youngest daughter playing BEAUTIFUL music on the piano!

I really loved being invited in to share and document this special rainy evening.

XO,

Pearl

Fall Family

In the past year I keep going back to the same location to shoot. The wide open fields combined with hardly anyone else there provides this sense of freedom to relax, explore, play and be yourself. I feel like focusing more on connections rather than constantly looking for different backgrounds is really getting to the heart of family. And that is what feeds my soul: that spark of laughter and having fun together captured.

I have been photographing this little guy for a few years now. He is always so full of life and fun. I hope he always knows how loved he is and never loses his amazing spirit!

Fun and Free

Having kids close together isn’t easy. I should know, mine are 13 months apart. I really didn’t know how life could seem any harder during the baby and toddler years. I felt like I was always on survival mode, and just really needed someone to throw me a life saver. Now that my kids are beyond the toddler stages, I hold an extreme special place in my heart for other parents who were like we were with toddlers very close in age. However, for this sweet family, they have 3 close in age, and my mind is completely blown! I don’t know how they do it, but however they are doing things, they are doing AMAZING! The boys were so full of life and fun, while the little sister, only 2 months old was the cutest and chillest baby ever. I loved our time together last weekend! Also, bonus that they brought Grandma along! Love when people want to include grandparents in the family photos! :-) Thinking about how cool it would have been if I had cool photos of me with my Grandfather when I was young always makes me excited for other people who think to do things like that.