When things feel thick and also fragile and like the only way is up, let that little hand wrap tight, and inhale like it’s your first breath.  Let their sleeping eyes rest against your neck, feeling life rise and fall, whimpers and smiles unknowingly surface. The safety they must feel here.  The peace, we undoubtedly feel there.

I loved getting to spend the morning with baby Guy and his beautiful parents, at their incredible home.  There’s something really special about preserving a family’s love within the walls they spend their days; it makes remembering this season a bit easier.

I read somewhere recently that, remembering is love.  Those words poured like thick sweet honey into my bones; my heart slid lower in my chest, tightening, my breath catching. Remembering is something I’m thankful for, but also something that hurts.  A necessary ache that reminds me of the love that has overflowed from my heart. Remembering, feeling through the lump in my throat, and knowing that it is love that brought me here, that’s what I’m holding on to.

If you’re interested in letting me photograph your family, I’m currently booking for January-March 2018.

I absolutely loved spending the morning photographing this beautiful pair in and around their incredibly lovely and charming home. Marielle has created such an amazing space that not only cultivates a life of learning and exploration for her son, but is also filled to the brim with gorgeous keepsakes, art, and reminders of their travels.  You can also read more of her tips for creating a beautiful and family friend home as part of our feature on Glitter Guide earlier this week! ( all images shot on film)

Meet Kelsey and Nate Schwenk, a husband/wife fine art wedding photography and film making team in Virginia. They recently won tickets to the Grammy’s and flew out to LA to attend. If that’s not awesome enough, they drove a few hours to my neck of the woods, and I got to photograph them! They are not only beautiful, but as genuine and kind as they come. Some days I just feel like this big ol’ world is full of these moments of intention, when you know coincidence had nothing to do with crossing the paths of certain people. Like it was part of the plan all along, and boy am I grateful for that. (all images shot on film)