joy.

today is a day filled with joy.  new beginnings. new chapters. new life.

just a few days ago i had the absolute honor of photographing one of my closest and dearest friends.  we have been friends since we were born.  our mom’s were best friends in junior high and high school…and to this day their friendship is close.  

as kids, it seemed like such a long time away when we would meet a boy, fall in love, get married, and begin to have a family.  i can remember the days like yesterday when we were still in junior high and high school, talking about boys, laughing about boys…and of course crying over boys. if we only knew now what we knew then! how things just unfold in a way that is imperfectly perfect. that our lives take us where we need to be. the rest is just details.  

but now, present day brings me to witness a whole new beginning.  the “unknown” chapter that we always wondered and dreamed about is now happening!  

it is a story of two high school sweethearts who fell in love and together, have created beautiful brand new life.

how powerful is that.

you both are so blessed and i just wanted to honor you both, on this day, for 1 very special reason.

love you both so much.

xoxo 

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in love.

in love.

that is how i feel with each and every one of these images.

lucky. grateful.  the way i feel when i capture moments and memories like these.

to this insanely gorgeous family…you seriously rock. xoxo 

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celebrate.

one of the most favorite parts of photography for me is simply the celebration.

the celebration of life, love, family, personalities…the coming together. the celebration of time.  taking that precious time out of an already busy day to just be together and celebrate IT. i love everything about it and i live for it. 

this family radiates all of it.  love, laughs, the joy of just being together.

thank you so much for allowing me to document your family.  it was such a perfect afternoon spent celebrating all of you.

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second chances.

so grateful for second chances.  second moments.  second magic.

beautiful night + amazing light = timeless memories.

i think we found what we were looking for. xoxo 

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times like these.

it is so amazing to see, watch and observe where people and their lives take them.  everyone has their own story, own journey and how it unfolds remains to be seen.

i remember when this couple was married like yesterday.  i was quite young but i can still remember their wedding photo in a frame on one of my mom’s shelves.  i remember like yesterday when she was pregnant with their first child.  i remember when their second was born, and their third.  now their first born is graduating this year, they moved into a new house…and their story keeps on going.

it is times like these when i become so grateful for the opportunity to create memories and images that document and celebrate love.  celebrate family. celebrate growth and new beginnings.  celebrate the ordinary. celebrate life.

thank you so much for sharing some time with me, allowing me to create.

here is your life, right now, in photographs. as i see it. xo

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a place to showcase all of those little wonders, miracles, and passing moments that i just find oh so beautiful. everyone has a story to tell...and how lucky i am that i am enabled to capture it. this is my place to document, celebrate, capture and be inspired by all that i find in this little world of mine. I would LOVE to hear from you. Contact me at lindsay_dawne@hotmail.com anytime!

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