Gideon: 6 months & 1 year

Gideon will be 17 months old, so it’s about time I post some of his photos. Sometimes I think I need to schedule an appointment with myself so I actually get regular, professional photos of my kids. But I never do, and time continues to pass.


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That was 5 months ago. Time to book an appointment with his photographer πŸ˜‰

Annual Family Portraits: Engle Family

Every year my husband and I try to take our family portraits sometime between Thanksgiving and the first week of December. This year, I was uncomfortably large. We were anticipating the birth of our 5th child in December- so we decided to wait until he arrived. Well, he held out longer than I had expected, arriving on December 22. In ten years, I hadn’t missed sending out Christmas cards. This year, I did. But we did get cards sent out- they just said ‘Happy New Year’ instead πŸ™‚

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I was pretty happy with our family portrait. Sure, Gideon is crying- but he does that.

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The ‘big kids’ were super cooperative, and very helpful. Oh, and mega cute!

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That’s our family. They bring me outrageous amounts of joy πŸ™‚

Happy First Birthday

I had the fun privilege of photographing sweet Analeigh for her first birthday…


She had fun exploring her surroundings, I was there to document her curious personality.

At the fence

Some of the most beautiful and timeless photos require no coaching, I enjoy taking part in those captured moments.

Mother and Daughter


Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone