Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Riley's

Once again with the Riley's. This time we had their backyard and beautiful new porch as a backdrop. I wish I would have gotten a better shot of the gorgeous stonework firepit that was done by Wayne and his crew ( It is so much fun to see these little ones get bigger and bigger each time we get together..

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Andersons

Second time around for photos with Hunter, this time he had an adorable little brother to join in on the fun: Noah Eric, who was born just one week before our little Selah. It is so much fun to watch the children and families I photograph grow, and add new members and find new little quirks that add so much to their individuality.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Because she's lovely

Just a quick couple..This is how happy my love wakes up every morning so yesterday I took her clothes off quick and got a blanket laid out so I could get some happy, nakey pictures.

She'll forgive me..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

And a little more Selah Belle..

So sorry for the delay in postings but motherhood is alot more time consuming than I thought. For a tiny 10 pounder she sure takes up alot of time and energy.

Here is an update on the lovely Selah Belle:

She recently found her tongue and so she is playing with it all the time-which is adorable.
She wakes up smiling and happy-which is adorable.
About a week ago, I was rocking her in my living room chair and she busted out with 2 full on belly laughs in her sleep-which is adorable.
She reaches up to find her ear and grab it while she nurses-which is.....adorable
She has taken to 'up her back' diaper blow outs-which is NOT adorable..
Here is one quick while I get a few more ready..

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Selah Belle

It's time for some more Selah updates! She's changing so much every day and I feel so blessed to be able to be able to watch her grow. She's started smiling at me lately and there is nothing more precious than seeing her face light up and her perfect little nose scrunch up when she's happy...or gassy. :)

Here are a few of her, some from when my mom came to visit this weekend. Enjoy..

She loves her Daddy..

With Daddy after bath time...
Checking the world out with her Mawmaw..
Helping Mommy clean the house..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Selah Smiles

Thank you all for your patience on my much delayed and sporadic blog posts. She is a busy (lovely & wonderful) little lady. Here is a couple of her sitting on my husbands lap watching a movie. This is still in the smiles=gas stage but adorable nonetheless.

For all of the customers interested in setting up photo sessions. I am now taking no more than 3 sessions per month beginning September 18th. Thank you for understanding as we adjust to the paradigm shift that is our new 'normal'. Life has never been more hectic but also never more gratifying and wonderful.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Selah Belle-2 weeks...Just a few

I have to start this by letting you all know that I am uploading these all while my little lady lays on a pillow on my lap checking the world out. She would have it no other way.. Her two week check up was A-OK and the little Love gained over a pound already! These photos were taken while at my mom's for a visit. As you can see, she is being held in My attempts at getting lovely sleeping belly shots were futile at best- I think she has a trigger in her brain that goes off when my Canon is within 3 feet. :) And so, some shots of the lovliest little lady to ever grace us with her presence..

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

One quick..Selah Belle and Daddy

I know I am a complete failure as a photographer in that I have yet to post any 'professional' images of my little Selah Belle. I have come to realize every day I have to prioritize. Sleep, Eat, Pictures? And since eating in necessary for milk production and sleeping is necessary for sanity upkeep, the photo opportunities have been scarce as of late. I am headed to Grandma's house this weekend (Maw maw's to be specific-any southerners will understand). I should have ample opportunity to catch up on sleep and let the creative juices flow. Not that this little one wouldn't shine in a potato sack.

Here is one image we got the day before we left the hospital. I have seen a new beautiful side of My Love that I never knew was there. He is such a gentle, loving, wonderful Daddy, as he is exactly that kind of husband and I know his heart jumps every time he looks at her.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Introducing....Selah Belle Hayes

She's here...I have never seen anything so breathtaking in my life. Of course there will be more shots of this beautiful creation but for now I had to rush and get one on for everyone to see. She was born August 2nd at 12:41am 7lb 9oz and 21 inches long. And every inch and ounce an amazing testimony to the love my Lord has for me. Here is a quick shot of her as we were leaving to go home from the hospital.....
By the way, its pronounced Saylah. :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jolene and Jeremy 6.26.10

Finally. This post was long in the making but my sister (the bride) has been most gracious with my delays. The ceremony took place in their backyard and all of the landscaping (including the amazing fish pond) was done exclusively by the bride and groom. The day was beautiful but as to be expected from an Arkansas June, the weather was a bit..balmy. I think a sauna would have been a cool breeze compared to that day. The happy couple managed to stay crisp and clean (and absolutely beautiful Jo). Whereas I think I left a sweat trail wherever I went, Thank God for Photoshop.

And so without further adiu (does anyone REALLY know how to spell that?)...

Jolene and our beautiful mom Valerie.

Jeremy's beautiful 14 year old daughter Cheyenne. I know she's holding a towel but her smile was so beautiful I had to add it.

Jeremy and the Crow's...sans one brother I believe.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Living Room Swing Dance and BELLY Photos! actual real life belly photo. And only two weeks to go.
Also, my two lovely neices come up from Arkansas for asummer visit every year since 2004. And it seems to have become a tradition that when they spend a week with "Aunt Vanna and Uncle Kirk" at least one night is spent swing dancing in the living room. I am a bit...unable to swing as of yet but the girls care more to dance with Kirk then have me involved anyway.
And so, some simple fun shots of dancing in our unfinished, green, very very green living room.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Still lingering... Life is spinning as we rush to get our house ready (or as ready as possible) for the arrival of our precious little lady. I doubt she cares about hardwood floors and painted cabinets...but you never know. Our upstairs looks like a massive construction area, complete with masking taped walls and plastic covered floors, while our downstairs looks like a camp ground. Soon, soon, we will have her done. My hubby has been such a blessing in this. I had no idea what an all purpose worker he is, albiet, there have been a few times I've had to pry the power tool from his fingers and drag him kicking and screaming to go have a cup of coffee and a...shall I say it: BREAK!

This little blog of mine is certainly going to take on a different look as we are getting our "nest" ready for our little Belle, and on as I switch gears and go from 'Savannah the photographer' to 'Savannah the Mommy'. I will continue to do my photography, as I love it so dearly, but much less often as I take time to focus on my little girl. And so..I thank you for your patience and I hope I can keep this blog up and interesting enough to continue to draw your attention. Although, I have no doubt that all of her milestones and sweet faces, and NOT so sweet faces, which I will post should keep things most interesting.

I appreciate all of your prayers and Kirk and I head down South next week for my big sisters wedding. My prayer is that I go down pregnant, I come up pregnant. Simple and easy. July 28th is coming up all too quickly.

And so as we continue in our house work, I will be posting before/after very soon and as soon as I can replace the Skil saw in the hand of my husband with a Canon 5D, I will have an actual, real life, BELLY photo! So for now you have to settle for a snapshot of my beautiful neices and nephew from last summer.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


What a beautiful evening for this session. The setting sun was perfect for some quick, last minute (you are NOT alone :) senior photos.

I have to say, it was great to meet someone so respectful & kind. I was tremendously blessed to get to know this young man, he seems to have a very good head on his shoulders.

Best of luck and ALL of God's blessings at UND.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jacob and RJ

FINALLY..! This post has been to long in the making and I appreciate all your patience Brenda. Life is in a whirlwind as my husband and I prepare for our little lady all while remodeling our new home. I will have before/after photos sometime in the future. Near future I hope. I think I can, I think I can.

If this little man is any indication of the soon coming energy of our little one, burning off baby weight will be no problem. He ran and ran and smiled and smiled. He is the son of our dear friends Brenda and Steve, and this is the first time I've seen him since he was brand new. I know there is an excess of Black and White but his big brown eyes pop so beautifully in monochrome.

Thanks so much Brenda for the brief visit (in the rain). We can't wait too see you all again.