Things I Think About.....

So, the other day I was photographing a family, stopped to look at the back of my camera and gasped. And then I thought, "In 20 years, he is going to be so happy to have this photo with his mom and dad".  They may be silly moments, or non traditional moments, or crazy moments....but man, they are the real moments. Because those....those are what we remember. It's being connected and feeling love and having fun! 

My fabulous friend Jami and I have a tradition of photographing each others family every year. This was our third year and as I perused my beautiful photos last week, I noticed a million how big my kids are, how awesome my husband is, how much I love my puppy, and the silly and totally outrageous antics that are so typical of my family.  I felt completely grateful. So grateful to have this time of our life documented, but 10000 times more grateful that my kids and grandkids will someday look back at these photos and get a sense of what our family was like. Jami took a photo of us a few years back in front of a window with the etching, "Perfectly Imperfect". I swear I think of that all the time and remind myself that those "imperfect moments" are the ones filled with the most texture and story!!!! 

So tonight, I'm posting some recent that I am so glad I took. Because they are those moments! Documenting people's lives is awesome. 

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!!!


-Stacy do not have to be a professional photographer to capture these moments. They happen around us all the time. The breakfast table....walking to the bus....playing outside after school....during game night....making dinner.....during the bedtime routine (you can call me crazy, I know...but it can happen).....after they are asleep and so cuddly and cute tucked in their beds. Just keep your camera out !!!!! Trust me, you'll start noticing! 


Today, I'm just savoring a moment.

She assisted me on a shoot last week and we were testing the light.

Honestly, she stops me in my tracks sometimes.

Love you Audrey!

Bailey and Her Awesome Family.....

                                                   This is Bailey and her awesome family. I think they like her!

She has the most beautiful soul as a mama

The most loving and kind dad..... (look at those smiles)


She basically has everything going right in her life so far! 

I'm so glad we had this day you guys! I just adore you all so much! 

Big sis just turned 10. Major milestones happening in this house. 
Special moments with dad are priceless.

Nothing but love here. Nothing but love!!!

Happy Sunday!


Halloween 2014

Seriously - I think Halloween photos are my 2nd favorite after the first day of school photos!

This year did not disappoint.

Here is what I'm grateful for this Halloween!

1. A super fun town that goes all out for our kids.
2. A beautiful afternoon after a morning of torrential downpours.
3. Awesome schools that create the most fun celebrations.
4. GREAT friends. The greatest, really!
5. Traditions.
6. Family.
7. Kids that totally bring their hilarious character when it's time for mama to take some photos.
8. My 9 month old labradoodle. I mean, he's the CUTEST!
9. My husband who was at home this year recovering from foot surgery watching horror movies all night long.
10. Just grateful. Period.

I hope you had a fabulous Halloween this year.

Happy November!