Magical Marleigh & Maggie

If the fact that Lauren wanted to do a Harry Potter-themed newborn shoot doesn’t tell you how awesome she is, I don’t know what would.

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Wingardium Leviosa!

Lauren, like Phillip and J and Brock, is a cornerstone member of our back-pew brigade of mischief-makers. Cuddling with these sisters and harmonizing with their mama on Sundays are some of my favorite things!

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Marley is fond of calling her newborn baby sister, Maggie, “her” baby. When she wasn’t reading words to her from well-worn pages or shaking a snow globe, she was clutching Maggie’s hand and saying “my baby, it’s okay, I’m here!” Cue: heart melting.

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Since we snapped these photos right before Thanksgiving, we could include a special guest- these girls’ great-grandmother. Lauren asked me to capture her beautiful hands holding such tiny, new life. What a breathtaking expanse of life in such a small, tender moment.

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Future member of the D.A. here, just learning some basic spellwork with Hermione’s wand!

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I couldn’t be more smitten with these ladies if I tried!

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A Brock in the Park

My favorite thing about church on Sundays is sitting on the back pew with the wriggly kids and best of parents. Founding members of the back row antics is this squad – Brock, and his dads J and Phillip!

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These cuties and I met up for a fall morning walk around Duke Gardens. Brock is, obviously, a total ham and had me in stitches the whole time – from both running to keep up and from all the giggles!

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There really are few things more beautiful than deep, tender, tackle-hug love from parents to children. Thanks, y’all, for letting me witness your love!


Brenna + Colby: Engagement Session

I first met Brenna when I all but smashed into her our first few weeks of college; I went through a phase where I wore vintage green roller skates to all my classes.

Miraculously, Brenna still talked to me then, and still talks to me now some six years later! A few months after I met Brenna (thankfully having shedded the skates) we were like glue. She was, and remains, one of my best friends. I like to brag now that I was there when she and her fiancé, Colby, first laid eyes on each other, at an inter-college Christian pizza party. I knew he was a keeper when, several years later, he and I were enrolled in the same Feminist Theologies class.

Ah, true nerd love!

We had a blast taking some snaps around the more wooded parts of Durham!

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