“The Blades had their first Christmas as a family of three and they couldn’t have appeared more excited! Even though we got there at the crack of dawn the amount of joy, laughter and love was abundant! Watching these two light up over their little one made it even better!” -SG
phoenix family photographer
When you run a home with four boys, well five, life is busy the volume is turned up, laughter runs rampant and oh man is it fun?! Fallon is one of those who I knew of for years and had met several times at this or that but we never made the time to be intentional with one on one time. That being said, she is also one of those that I get super excited to see each time I know we're going to be at the same function. She's always smiling, she's not afraid of being honest and she's a blast- especially after a drink or two. This girl and her handsome guy, Chris are raising these boys to be all of that. Fun and boisterous but also totally having one anothers backs. In our 45 mintues together I saw the boys laugh, tease, poke and prod as they should and comfort one another. Where there is a bouncing boy who is compassionate and loving there are two parents earning an extra special spot in heaven one day. Thanks so much for letting me take these photos this year. Love you guys! xx-karen
"Getting to witness a family that is filled with joy and friendship is such an honor - and the Johnson family is just that. Upon meeting this family, a few short months ago, I was immediately drawn to Andie and Dan's kindness and just pure fun that makes you want to surround yourself with them. And their daughter Lily has a sassy nature and sweet stare that draws a crowd. I was thrilled when they asked me to capture this all and tell the story of their sweet family.
So, on a dusky Saturday night in Mississippi, I captured the authentic love wrapped in these three. With only one slight setback of a snake on the Johnson's porch (a serious problem in MS), the night really was perfect. Lily ate tootsie rolls in between shots as we all enjoyed the golden hour of the humid south. With Lily just turning two and new adventures in Mississippi to remember, these photo serve as a sweet reminder of the seasons that come. Enjoy." -Katie Rae
I mean. I don't even have to say anything, just dig in. Brecken is stunning in every way... She literally spends more time giggling around Justin than not. To validate, Justin actually is funny and in that unexpected dry way that really gets you. He is such a protector of his sweet family- and this little man in Brecken's belly, Finley, is going to be such a prince. I cannot wait to adventure through some of this parenting life with the Blades. Salt of the earth...
I met this more than precious family, oh three or four years ago! Time flies, I can't be sure... but I know that I adore every-single-member of this family. They're kind hearted, tender spirited and full of joy.
I was Mike and Jennifer's wedding photographer at their residence just a few blocks from where I grew up and I left feeling like I was part of the family. They've added one little guy on and man, is he just so adorable! I love seeing post updates and getting to hear about what's new when I see them. So thankful for the people that I am lucky enough to meet in this photography journey and even more so when I get to tag along, documenting pieces of their stories. xx- karen
I spent a part of my most recent Sunday afternoon with these cuties and today is momma's birthday. Here's to sneak peeks and happy birthday wishes.
Courtney!! Happiest of birthdays to you, sweet wife + mom + friend. You're of the sweetest kind and SO breathtakingly beautiful. I hope this year feels full and blessed. xx