Meet Karissa, Jon, and Tatem. An adorable family of three... soon to be FOUR! Not only do we have the privilege of being part of the same church but we are also neighbors and friends! They recently had us over for dinner and we had such a blast eating amazing food (brownies, ice cream, and strawberries...yes please!) laughing, telling stories, and playing games.
I first met Karissa when we happened to sit next to each other at a women's Bible study. I was struck by her depth in wisdom as she shared from her heart and had to go up to her later and tell her so! She clearly has a love for God and His Word which was so evident from the moment I met her.
This dear friend of mine radiates with the joy of the Lord...and no, that's not JUST the pregnancy glow, although she's got that too :) She's passed her sweetness onto her daughter Tatem who is easily the cutest thing in the world! I mean, HELLO...look at that smile! It could absolutely melt your heart.
The day we were all set the do their family photos was very cloudy and dreary. We almost rescheduled but the very minute I walked out the door to meet them at their house the sun came out in all its glory!
We headed down the street on this lovely evening just a few minutes away to a lovely little tucked away place that was just a dream to photograph their family... forest meets beach, best of both worlds!
The beautiful summer sunset is a perfect representation of this ending season for their family as just the three of them. As they welcome their little man in October there will be a whole new dynamic with all its challenges and blessings! Like any typical little one, Tatem was always on the move and ready to dive head first into the sand. She could get away with pretty much anything in my book being that cute!
I absolutely love capturing these sweet little moments, what a blessing to capture this special stage of motherhood! It is an honor as a photographer to provide these forever memories for families :)
Thank you to Karissa, Jon, and Tatem for sharing this special evening with me! I can't wait to meet baby boy in October and photograph the newest chapter for your beautiful family!!!