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    My name is Jess.  My hubby is Brett.  We are crazy about each other, our 4 babies, and our art.  Welcome to our world.

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engagement at the farm {film}

I was so excited to receive these scans back as this was our first engagement session that we also shot with film.  You may remember Lauren and Ian’s engagement session in a recent post.  It was a brilliant summer evening and we had a great time with this couple out at the farm.

All images taken with our Contax 645 camera with Fuji Pro 400H film.

~brett

September 8, 2011 - 11:40 am

Betsy - UNREAL!!!! So love these!!!!! Oh girl, just love this shoot.

September 8, 2011 - 11:46 am

Yoda - Insanely talented. You are!

September 8, 2011 - 2:23 pm

Keaton - Phenomenal!! These are brilliant!! The colors of film are truly inspiring.

September 13, 2011 - 7:45 am

adam(3) - love.
who else has Yoda commenting on their blog…..the force is strong with you :)

September 14, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Caitlin Sullivan - Gorgeous!! Love that foggy look :)

February 8, 2018 - 11:09 am

Kombi Servisi - great images and wonderful words. thanks for sharing

Kelly, Brian, Devin, Adam, & Luke

We had a nice evening with this fun family of five. If you know me, you know I adore sets of three brothers….We have our three, and then Brett is one of three. Naturally, I loved seeing these three brothers play, interact, and love on each other.
I honestly don’t know who had more fun, Brett or the boys as they climbed up trees and looked around for cicadas.:)

Thanks Kelly and Brian for sharing your family for an evening! We loved getting to know you all. :)

September 6, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Gail - How CUTE and coordinated are they? Kelly, I want your top! (and NO WAY do you look old enough to be the mother of this adorable brood!) What a sweet family!

September 7, 2011 - 8:53 am

Kelly - Gail, thank you so much for the nice comments/compliments! You are too sweet ;)

September 7, 2011 - 8:54 am

Kelly - jess and brett, we love the pics, you did such an awesome job! They are so cute, and we had so much fun doing this shoot with you two. Thanks so much :)

pri·ya : fruit of God. {film}


our little girl is no longer little and almost no longer a girl.  she’s almost twelve, but the size of an adult.

we know this b/c her shoe size has now exceeded both mine and Jess’.  we know this b/c she has become rather mature and responsible.  we know this b/c she has become more selfless and caring about others, preferring others to herself, although we still have to remind her at times to prefer listening over speaking.  we know this b/c she is starting to have more of a mind of her own, that still needs lots of guidance.  she is very unique and quirky and we wouldn’t prefer it any other way.  we know this b/c we are also having to grow more with her and through our relationship with her.  she still hasn’t lost the innocent way that she views the world and those around her and we hope she never loses this sweet charm completely.

she is blossoming into the lovely fruit of God we had hoped she would become.

Ilford Delta 3200 BW, Contax 645

August 31, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Gabe - incredible. such a timeless portrait that will be cherished for generations. amazing!!

August 31, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Betsy - She’s precious. : ) So much like you!

August 31, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Gail - Ahhh…sweet Priya! I need to meet that girl! Maybe she can give me a cooking lesson in your new kitchen!!

August 31, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Ryan - Good stuff Brett. Love the way y’all love each other.

August 31, 2011 - 10:06 pm

lucy - how completely sweet. she is a beautiful girl…inside and out. love you pri.

September 1, 2011 - 5:45 am

meredith - This is ethereally beautiful.

September 1, 2011 - 10:06 am

Grandma Beth - MY Beautiful Grandaughter – inside and out! She is her Mama and Baba at the ‘same-time’. She is such-the-mom and such-the-sister for her brothers! Kisses and Hugs with Much Love to HER!

September 5, 2011 - 2:18 pm

None - alert(‘nice!’);

September 28, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Emilie - Stunning photo!!!

Lauren & Ian {love}

We had a CRAZY spring and summer this year first filled with intense rain, and then with intense HEAT. This poor couple were about ready to give up on an engagement session altogether. They were our only reschedule of the year, and it wasn’t until our *4th* try that the weather finally cooperated…..But the 4th was the winner.

They wanted a country/rustic feel for their session. After scouting for days around town looking for the perfect spot, we ended out on the land where I grew up. These were taken on my parent’s and our kind neighbor’s property. It’s the first session we’ve done out there, and we just loved every second.

Thanks Lauren and Ian for your extreme patience with Mother Nature. We think it was worth the wait! ;)  Can’t wait for October 1st!

August 29, 2011 - 11:19 am

Jenny Walters - I LOVE the shots with the bikes… how sweet and romantic!

August 29, 2011 - 11:49 am

nelly - Definetely worth the wait ! Those shots are really beautiful.

August 29, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Stefanie Childs - LOVE this session! Cute couple with barns/fields = my favorite!!!

August 29, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Gail - SO adorable! In love with that Union Jack shirt too!

August 29, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Shannon - Lauren I love them!!!!! Y’all are a gorgeous couple! The scene so fits the you that I remember.

August 29, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Erin Maley - Wow. Amazing pics guys! You two are so cute:) Love, love them!

August 30, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Valerie Hill - Lauren, these are the neatest engagement pictures I have ever seen. They are wonderful! Not only are you an excellent photographer yourself, but you are stunning as well!!

September 6, 2011 - 12:29 pm

amanda reynolds - Great session you guys! Makes me wanna go ride bikes and have a picnic in the country…in England :)

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September 8, 2011 - 11:27 am

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