The Delormes and I met on a surprisingly windy day. Their children were such good sports despite blustery winds and fevers; the love and sweet spirit of this family allowed for some wonderful pictures...hopefully ones that will be cherished for a long time.
Two years ago, I took my oldest son, Asa to a puppet show at our local library. At the time, Asa and I had not done many activities like this so I had no idea what to expect, but I left the show positively giddy. It had been sooo fun thanks to the two boys who provided the music for the show. Fast forward to present day, getting to know them at our church and I am still impressed by this family's kindness, generosity, and talent (!!). It's a real pleasure to know these people and now consider them friends.
When I became a Forwood, I also became a sister (again) to FIVE more sisters. Amanda is one of Seth's sisters and she and her family are some of the most generous and kind people I know. They are constantly giving and constantly loving; I am blessed to be in such a family.
I'm thankful to work in a medium that provides such a rich metaphor for what I believe. A photograph is only made possible through light. It records light. But what is so beautiful to me is that there really doesn't need to be much...really, there is always enough light to make a photograph. Film (errrr....memory cards) hold the latent image of the light recorded, and so we reveal the light that is seemingly covered in darkness.
As this year wraps up, my goal is to refocus on the basics that is working in photography. To study and discover more what light--in it's mystery and subtle beauty--can reveal about the subject. In the ever present light, there is life.
I love this family. From their kind and gentle natures to the boys' infectious energy I just love being around the Stewarts. This is convenient since they're family! Sarah is Seth's sister which makes her boys my boy's cousins. This shoot was a lot of fun and I think the personalities burst through the screen.
The best part about my job is getting to document the changes that naturally happen year after year. What a special thing it is to have these visual markers of the different moments, locations, and events in our lives! Last year, I got to take pictures of the Erickson family. Soon after, they moved to a new house, so it was a lot of fun to take photos in a place that is becoming home for this delightful and loving family. It just goes to show, though somethings change, other things always stay the same. :)
Yes, I may have my very own 8 month old that I can snuggle and squeeze all day, but there is really nothing like holding a newborn. I was so happy to have the chance to take some of Hannah's first pictures while she was still in that moldable/foldable newborn phase. She is so wonderful! I got to see her again today and I could not believe how much she has grown in just a few weeks! She is looking more babyish and less newbornish. I'm so glad these photos serve to preserve, hold, and celebrate a much too fleeting time.
This was such a fun family session; I feel like every single photo taken was "blog-worthy," they're all so cute! We met at the Arapahoe Bend Natural Area and, I'll tell you what, this is a popular spot. There were probably three other photo shoots going on at the same time, but we had a great time, and I love the photographs that were captured. Isn't this little girl a doll?!
I love this family, their home, their laughter, and the delight that they take in one another and the Lord. They hold the Christ-light and draw so many to it. They are loved and blessings to me and so many others.
There are so many great things to say about these two people and it's only fitting that their wedding was thing of greatness, too. First of all, driving to the Vee Bar Ranch was like a hidden oasis on the desolate Wyoming landscape. It was just the most beautiful hideaway for a wedding. Kari and Josh clearly knew how to make the ceremony and reception meaningful, personal, and touching. It was a gift to be a part of the celebrations and they made every person feel loved and included--just what a wedding should be--an extension of the love that the bride and groom share. It was a lovely day (seriously, one of the most relaxed weddings I've been a part of :) ) Enjoy the photos, you two. Thank you, hugs and continued congrats!!
Hi. I'm Brooke.
I love to take pictures of people. And I'd love to take pictures of you!