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The Less You Need Me . . .   The more I need you. I swear just yesterday, you woke me at 2am with your little high-pitched squeal and squirming body nestling in your bassinet next to my bed. You tussled around, needing me. Your momma. And right before my eyes, it’s like I didn’t […]

March 13, 2019

The Less You Need Me . . .

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There is a calmness about her. A peace. Her favorite girls flutter around her in excitement, yet she remains calm. Even as her mom and best friend laugh with nervousness as they struggle to fasten the buttons on her ivory lace gown, Carrie remains patient and still. She’s waited for this day. Her smile widens […]

December 11, 2018

Joseph + Carrie | Lincoln, Nebraska Wedding

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“Sleep when the Baby sleeps,” they say. And I do, sometimes. But you’re growing – and each day brings something new. Only 35 short days ago, you entered the world. And now you’re smiling and making eye contact and brushing your hand against my face. You whimper to let me know you’re still hungry and […]

November 13, 2018

Sleep when the Baby sleeps, they say

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Happy Fall! I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and full of life and laughter as we prepare for the holidays. I feel like I’ve been MIA for a few months, and maybe that’s so. I’ve been soaking in this maternity leave for several weeks now as I’ve been preparing for my sweet little […]

November 3, 2018

Maternity Leave | Jett James

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Her eyes sparkle when you talk to her. The twinkle is either from the joy in her heart or the tears in her eyes. Likely both. Its as if she was bursting with so. much. JOY. that her cup is truly overflowing. The joy she feels is genuine; so full that it can’t even contain […]

August 23, 2018

Jake + Breanna | Cambridge, Nebraska Wedding

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These two. We can’t say enough about them. They’re the kind of people who care more about others than themselves – even on the biggest day of their lives. Their love for each other, their love for their family, and their love for all things genuine are enough to stop someone straight in their tracks. […]

August 13, 2018

Taten + Kristian | Milford Wedding

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“Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.” – Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta My stomach and heart ache as Rachel and I talk on the phone tonight. Actually, they have been in knots for a few days now whenever this subject has come up. I love that this partnership has allowed […]

August 7, 2018

Lessons from Mother Teresa

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The light fills the sun room at the Roger’s House Inn as she sits at the small table. A stunning bouquet of flowers, a half empty glass of champagne, a pen in her hand. Mom and bridesmaids are getting ready – chatting about the day, and chasing their baby girl around as they all giggle […]

August 1, 2018

Brian + Brittany | Nebraska Wedding

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Silence. Pure silence. As she walked toward the altar. Not a dry eye in the room. This was the first time he would see her all in white, wrapped in her dad’s arm, walking his way. It was the moment they had imagined for years. All coming down to this. The moment the preacher would ask, “Who […]

July 23, 2018

JORDAN + TERSEN | NEBRASKA WEDDING

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July 7, 2018 My Sweet Boy,   Today I photographed a wedding with your Auntie Becca. We do this quite often now. It’s fun, fulfilling, and very rewarding for us. But this one was different. . . and I didn’t know just how so until that very moment. When it hit me. The moment the song […]

July 20, 2018

Baby Boy Rice | Beach Maternity