In the word’s of De’Ja Jackson :
“A family can develop only with a woman as it’s center. In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past and the bridge to our future. Our grandmother is our center and the link to our past. The youngest is four generations later and the bridge to our future.”
I was moved by the beautiful, honest and strong bond of this family. What a special moment to have photographs taken with your grandmother/great grandmother. I hope these photos are forever protected and cherished.
Props & Styling: Touched by Time Vintage Rentals
I had a splendid time with first time expecting parents Courtney & Jason! The Vondenberger’s due date was April 4th. Last time I spoke with Courtney, they were still waiting on baby boy Evan Michael! Courtney and Jason have been together 7 years. They are so excited for their family to expand! Courtney was 36 weeks during the maternity session. I asked her what she loved most about pregnancy. “The spirituality of it. Thinking about moments yet to come.” The best piece of advice she could give baby Evan is “Love God, live humbly and be an honest man.” What a smart mama! The best piece of advice the Vondenberger’s could give to expecting parents is “Cherish every moment, good or bad. Be open with each other. Keep each other involved and equally engaged in this experience.” Prayers to Courtney, Jason and baby Evan. I wish you a safe delivery and a mellow journey to Nashville.
Courtney — Thank you for not going into labor on our little adventure!
Beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair. Both Erin and her daughter Gracie, looked absolutely beautiful. This family will soon be mom / 2 daughter triple threat combo. The Hefty’s are expecting a baby girl! Good luck Zack! You are going to be surrounded by stunning little ladies and a bombshell wife 🙂 I asked Erin what she loves most about pregnancy. “Everything I love being pregnant! I love feeling her move around.” She believes the best piece of advice to give your children is “treat EVERYONE with kindness, AND that you will be able to move mountains.” This mom has already earned her wings. I asked her what the best piece of advice she could give to a first time mother. Erin said ” Enjoy it and turn the TV off and play with your kid, hold them, kiss them and tell them you love them over and over again, make them laugh and sing.” I couldn’t agree more with her!
Special thanks to Touched by Time Vintage Rentals for the lovely styling and props! I fell in love with the romantic set!
Also, Owl Creek …. IT’S ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO PHOTOGRAPH ON YOUR AMAZING PROPERTY!
It’s days like today, that make me so appreciative to be a Californian! The weather is unreal …perfect ….. in January!!!! I had a beautiful day photographing a beautiful mother/daughter.