Hunter Family

What an incredible family the Hunters are! Being told they couldn’t have children, dad and mom adopted five children and have (and are) raising them in the church to know Jesus. Years later, they have a miracle bundle of joy and now that little girl is two years old. They’ve been through hard times, endured heartache, and have experienced the joy (and sometimes difficulty) of having children. So much energy, so much excitement, and so much love in their family. It’s fun to take pictures of animated children, and little Miss A definitely is! It was a pleasure to get to know them during the photo shoot!

 

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Baby Kaden

I couldn’t help myself today. I got to babysit our neighbor’s little boy and it was SUCH a treat! He is so cute and absolutely precious. I couldn’t help but pull out all of my cute hats (thanks to The Little Things!) and the baby stuff that I haven’t used in forever because my daughter is too old. He was a perfect little model! No crying, no fussing. Just perfect. Here’s what I got:

 

Isn’t he just sweet! I sure like him. Thanks for the opportunity to watch your little one, Ashley and Vinny!

Permann Family

Even though I’m technically done with Reflection Media, I will still have some shoots within the next few months. This was my first one since I’ve been done…

This family in particular is very special to me. Their oldest is my age, so we grew up in church together. I’ve never met anyone so beautiful. She shows Christ’s love for people better than anyone I know, and her face reflects Him. I so admire her and am inspired by her. In fact, the whole Permann family is the same way. They accept and love every person they come in contact with, and they enjoy doing it! It is who they are, and it’s incredible. I’ve been grateful for every moment spent with this family, and the photo shoot was no exception. What a fun group of people! They kept saying how blessed they were that I could take their pictures, but I think the honor is really on my end. My family and I just adore you guys.

 

Short As It Was.

I’ve been thinking for a long time now about how to word this post… It just seems to abrupt to go out and say what I am going to say, so I guess I’ll just say it:

I’m no longer going to do Reflection Media as a business.

For those of you that just read that and are now saying to yourself, “Oh snap… I already booked a session for this year!” Yes, I am still honoring all appointments previously made, I just won’t be adding any more to this year.

When I “started” Reflection Media, I wanted a way that I could connect with people and use what God has given me to do what I can do. I knew that it was going to be a season of life that I could do something I enjoy and get paid a little, too. However, it was kinda getting bigger than I thought it would, and I realized that I was pushing the more important things in my life off to the side. I need to focus more of my time on my family than my hobbies.

So all of that to say, I am so grateful for this time (short as it was), and I’m looking forward to seeing what God has in store for my family in the next season ahead. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice and support in the last few months. I appreciate all of you!

Little M {Minnesota Baby Photographer}

I’ve gotten to know this little girl’s family well in the last few years. The plan was to have me in hospital when little M was born, but with the flu going around, the hospital had a crack down on visitors and those who were allowed in the room during delivery. Since I’m not immediate family, I wasn’t allowed. I was so bummed! But I went over to their house ASAP when they got home! Little M is such a sweet heart. I look forward to watching her grow up!

Herzog Family {Minnesota Family Photographer}

I absolutely love this family. Pastor Patrick has been a pastor at my church since I was born, and became the senior pastor some years back. I first got to know him as my youth pastor, and have had the privilege to grow as a Christian and as a leader under his leadership. Outside my family, he has been the most influential person in my life and I’m so grateful for his passion for Jesus Christ. Not only does he tell those in his church the truth of the Word of God, but he lives it out in his own life, and his wife and children show it. Those who truly know him trust him and have benefited from his God-given wisdom. What a legacy that this family is already leaving. I’m so blessed to have them in my life!

Sonmor Family {Minnesota Family Photographer}

This family holds a special place in my heart, even though I really only know a few of them. I met Cyndal a few years back and since then she has been such an encouragement to me. It’s so refreshing to see a young lady who loves the Lord and shows it by the way she lives. She babysits my daughter (almost) every week, and I don’t think I could trust anyone more than I do her. I’ve gotten to know her mom a little in the last few weeks/months and my husband knows her dad and one of her brothers from church softball. I’ve been hearing her talk about her siblings, grandpa, and nephews for so long and I finally got to meet them all! What a privilege and what a great family!