Doing this session was both fun and a little sad at the same time. We’ve known the “R” family for about eight years now. My husband and Michael were in the military together and we all moved to a few of the same duty stations. “A” is the same age as my Miss K and they grew up playing together. I still remember the first time when I met Allison. “A” was just a couple of months old and I was due with miss K. We hung out together a few times and Allison taught me all about nursing and the woes of childbirth. We all lived in Texas at the time and my friends there became my family. Since we were both only twenty years old, we were the first of our friends to have kids. So at most of the bbq’s and get-togethers, we banded together and talked mom stuff. At one point a few of us formed a quilting group. We sewed away while the kids played. We had some great times.

While my husband got out of the Army three years ago, Michael stayed in. At the end of the month Michael will be deploying to Iraq. Leaving his family behind for a year, he will go off and serve our country.

I know all too well the feeling of your spouse moving away where you can’t go. Separation is hard and military wives are some of the strongest women I know. They hold down the fort and take care of everything while their spouses are doing work that most of us wouldn’t do. Political views aside, these men and women are absolutely amazing.

I love you guys and I’m so glad you asked me to do your photos. Thank you so much for a wonderful day of barbeque and hanging out with our families together again.



this one makes me laugh


I’d have this as a HUGE canvas. Oh yes it’s my fav.

sb1ramseyokay I could take her home.


sb6Check out this handsome guy!!! My how he’s grown over the years!


two kids and she looks that hot.

Totally not fair

(Love ya Allison!!)


  • Melea Bauer

    I love the pictures and I love the people too!!!

  • I really admire military wives – I know I could never do what they do! These are gooorgeous shots too.

  • melissa richardson

    I love them (the people and the pics) but it seriously makes me miss having them nearby even more than I did before. Naomi keeps saying that she wants to give her friend Aiden a hug and that she has a surprise for Bella.