Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Griffitts Family

I wanted to share with you these images from my session with a great family. The Griffitts Family are friends of ours from church and also happen to have a beautiful daughter named Madison who is engaged my nephew, Peter. We are all so excited about joining our families in June! Along with Madison, Lori and Walter have 2 sons, John and Caleb. In the pictures you will also meet Blake, she is John's sweet girl friend. They were so fun to work with, never a dull moment when all the "kids" are home. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Deb and Sarah

Here's my precious friend and college roomie, Deb. She and I have been friends for so long, you know the may not see each other or talk for many months, but when you do it's as if no time has passed. 
I had the sweet opportunity to photograph she and her lovely daughter, Sarah. 
What a wonderful relationship they have! I was blessed by hearing them chat and laugh together as if I wasn't even there. I love you girls!! You are beautiful, inside and out and very special to me!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mud Sale

I went to something called a "Mud Sale" today. There was lots of mud, though none of the mud was actually for sale, tee hee. It was a huge outdoor (and therefore very muddy) auction, with tents lined up containing everything from cameras to mason jars. There was an entire tent filled with Amish crafts, 
one with plants and many open areas where people were bidding on farm equipment. Hundreds of people were milling around enjoying the food, the weather and the carnival atmosphere. It was a great time to take in the scenery and mingle with the locals, most of which were Amish. Ordinarily it is understood that members of the Amish community do not like to be photographed. 
They believe photos can lead to pride and invade their privacy. They think photographs violate Exodus 20:4: "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
I suppose I may have violated the code...but I certainly wasn't invading anyone's privacy, so I tried to be as discrete as possible while attempting to get a few good captures. A big "thanks" to my sweet niece, Staci for inviting me along and tipping me to bring my camera. She's so smart :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mimi's World

Walk in my front door on any given day and you might be taking your life into your hands. 
If the babies are there it's like trying to maneuver a toy mine field. 
How can 2 infants under the age of 13 months destroy a room in record time? 
Not that I mind, goodness knows I have made available a veritable Mimi's Toys R Us. 

"Playtime makes me sleepy"

"Squeallllll! I think it's the Easter Bunny!"

"Mimi, this call is rather you mind?"

Today, Sharon Hokuf gave me a special gift for the girls. A handmade apron for each of them to wear when they "help" Mimi in the kitchen. I couldn't resist putting them in the aprons today for a little pretend "baking". SOOO CUTE! Thanks Sharon. You have blessed us!!

How adorable is this baby in her apron? **sigh**

"I think I can get these in my pocket! Sweet!"

Brooke is always found sitting INSIDE the thing, whatever it is. She just can't help it. 
I wish I had a picture of every single receptacle she has backed up and sat down in. 
She is fascinated with her ability to fit into various items,
my antique bowl is no different... 

"Mimi, where is the brownie batter? An empty bowl? Really?"
Soon enough we'll be baking together and licking the spoon. :)

Thanks for visiting Mimi's World today. :)