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!

A Lifted Life

Recently I did a photo session with my dear dear friend, Sylvia and her family, of Lifted Naturals. 

As I sit here attempting to write a blog post about someone is who is an amazing writer, while I am not, is incredibly daunting. Nevertheless here goes.

This girl is completely amazing! I really cannot say enough awesome things about her. 

Sylvia and I met about 8 years ago at a park when I was still living in Kansas City. We both had creative minds, toddler boys and baby girls. We instantly bonded! Obvs!

Sylvia is extremely creative, highly intelligent and very entrepreneurial. It was apparent that she had a gift as a Life Coach; her coaching seriously changed my life. Her ability to help people become the better versions of themselves is amazing. 

Soon she started to realize the desire to help people on a bigger scale as she was learning of the links between gut health and anxiety. Naturally, she wanted to get to the root of the problem by working with a manufacturer to create a Mood Boosting Probiotic. Thus, Lifted was created. And I thought she had changed my life through coaching! I have never felt better and am way less anxious now that I take this awesome probiotic daily! 

I am Sylvia’s number one fan! She continues to amaze me. I feel like she is a true pioneer, and that bigger things are in store for her. 

If I have peaked your curiousity, please visit her website to learn all about her amazing probiotic! Or go to Amazon to order it! Or just look at her sweet family by scrolling though the photos!