I got to take maternity photos for the Denlinger family (Todd, Mandi, Mason, Bailey, Kaylynn, Cooper & baby to be) on their farm for them. It was so cool to see them all in their element, the kids being so familiar with their setting, playing and showing me around. I am so excited for them as they prepare to welcome their fifth little one. Their oldest four were just precious, so sweet and smiley and cooperative. They are an awesome family and it was my privilege to work with them and see the amazing way they parent and interact with their kids. But even more than that it was really refreshing to me to be in a place where hard work and a close family are the way of life. Being outdoors, seeing their lifestyle and livelihood, the big old farm house, the out buildings, the amish washline and the chickens roaming the yard... It was simply good for the soul.
The story of how this photo shoot came to be is so fun to me. Shaun and Todd were friends in highschool but I didn't meet Todd and Mandi until we ran into them in target on my birthday a year and a half ago. I was in the very early stages of my pregnancy with Jaden and not feeling too well, but it was so cool to me to see them out and about with their four little ones together. I remember it making me really excited to keep adding to our family. Anyway Mandi and I became friends on facebook and it has been really fun keeping in touch and getting to know each other a bit through that. So when she asked me if I'd be interested in doing maternity photos for them I was thrilled!!
Ok, ok, I'll stop talking now and go ahead and show you my favorites from this farmhouse maternity session :)
These few were just candids of the kids playing on their swing set between poses.
Love these in front of the snowball bush, the first smiley and posed, the second goofy and fun :)
And then one of Todd with Mason, and one with Cooper.
A hay wagon & a clothesline :)
These were two of my favorites of just Todd and Mandi
Heading down to the cow pasture and the creek :)
I love the one little eye peeking back up at me in the bottom of this photo :)
The one below is my favorite "posed" image from the evening.
We ended with some pictures of everyone splashing in the creek.
Sisters, timidly testing the water before wading in :)
The sun setting as we wrapped up.
"Every so often, go where you can hear a wooden screen door slam shut" (source unknown)
Thank you guys for inviting me to your home and trusting me with these photos. I hope they are a source of joy for years to come and I wish you all the best with your new little one!! Can't wait to find out if it's a baby boy or baby girl!! :)