Mustard Tree Photography: Blog http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog en-us (C) Mustard Tree Photography (Mustard Tree Photography) Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:30:00 GMT Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:30:00 GMT http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/img/s/v-5/u514079421-o93644988-50.jpg Mustard Tree Photography: Blog http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog 79 120 Meet Miller http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2017/1/meet-miller It's safe to say, Christmas 2016 will be one this family will never forget. Ben and Becca spent Christmas day separated from their first three kiddos, welcoming their fourth. Shortly after, what was a family of five was reunited to celebrate a belated Christmas as a family of six! Meet their new baby, sweet little Miller at just 2 1/2 weeks fresh.

"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me;

and whoever welcomes me does not welcome only me but the One who sent me."

Mark 9:37

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Adoption Babes Family Lifestyle http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2017/1/meet-miller Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:47:02 GMT
Baby Joelle http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2016/8/baby-joelle Meet little miss Joelle Jacoba at just 9 days new. Joelle’s mama is a friend of mine and I can say with certainty that this baby girl was so very anticipated and is so dearly loved by her parents.

They are smitten! As mama Marta declared on my way out their door after photographing them, “God is so good!” 

Praise be to Him for this sweet little family of three and their love for each other. It's a joy to capture stories as happy as this one.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) babes http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2016/8/baby-joelle Mon, 08 Aug 2016 02:57:52 GMT
Happy 2nd Birthday, Levi! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2016/2/happy-2nd-birthday-levi Happy Birthday, little Levi man! I love getting to grow with you.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes Bumps-to-Babes Kiddos Mommy & Me http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2016/2/happy-2nd-birthday-levi Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:55:20 GMT
My Little Explorers http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/8/my-little-explorers The other night, following a bit of errand running and adventuring as a family, I went location scouting, littles in tow. I'd been eyeing this field for the past year or so and daydreaming up the most glorious visions of it bathed in the warmth of late summer, bursting with beauty and begging to be photographed. I knew it's time of full blossom would come and patiently I had waited. 

Well, blossom it has, in all it's golden glory. 

Upon returning home that evening and after putting the kids to bed, my husband and I marveled together at how realistically and true-to-now, our kids are reflected in the images. It's amazing to me the truth that can be captured when little ones are just left to be. Winslet is our little charmer; walk-running everywhere with such purpose, babbling, smiling and brightening as she goes. Sanders is observant, watchful, more guarded than Winnie but just as excitable. He is anxious to discover and discuss. Together they are adventurers. They love to play; him filled with concern for his little sis, and her, headstrong and determined, yet cheerful to follow in his footsteps. Watching them explore this new territory, lost in wonder at the potential that new places always seem to hold for small children, was a powerful reminder to me. A reminder to stop more often, to slow down; with camera in hand, to play and to snap.

I am increasingly grateful for the moments my camera allows me to capture and freeze forever, especially as a mama who is daily learning that life is a whirlwind, one that seems to speed by more quickly with each passing month. It's photos like these of my little explorers, filled with authenticity, wonderment and discovery, photos that bring me back to a specific God-given moment, that I will treasure forever.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Kiddos http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/8/my-little-explorers Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:24:38 GMT
Sneak Peek: Welcome Home, baby Avery! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/5/sneak-peek-welcome-home-baby-avery

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes Lifestyle http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/5/sneak-peek-welcome-home-baby-avery Wed, 06 May 2015 16:56:51 GMT
Happy Birthday, Ellie! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/3/happy-birthday-ellie

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes Cake-Smash http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2015/3/happy-birthday-ellie Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:53:42 GMT
Introducing Baby Clark! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/12/introducing-baby-clark There’s something about that room.

The labor and birth, baby’s first breath, first cry, first mama tears and daddy’s first embrace, the energy of it all still lingers when you enter. The excitement. The peace. The overwhelming love that no walls could contain; it’s changed everything.

There is a new twinkle about her, that mama. There she sits, fresh-faced. Her brand new bundle snuggled up close on her chest; a perfect fit in her arms.

 

He’s here! (She's done it!)

He is safe and sound.

 

"He's just perfect" were her first words to me as she glanced up to see who entered and quickly gazed back down at him. 

All was well, all was right when I walked into that room, and it truly was the most beautiful sight. 

Born at 5:30 in the evening on Friday, December 5th, this guy is 7 pounds of pure little man perfection.

At just 16 hours "new", he was one handsome fellow! Meet my kiddos' new bestie, mr. Clark Oliver.

Adrian and Annie, my heart is so full for you! Thank you for allowing me into your first morning as a family of three.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes Brand-Spanking-New http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/12/introducing-baby-clark Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:43:21 GMT
Sneak Peek: Carter http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/4/carter-4-yrs Carter is super excited about being FOUR years old!

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Kiddos http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/4/carter-4-yrs Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:01:00 GMT
Zeke. http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/4/zeke-is-one This little Husky is one year old!

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Kiddos Lifestyle http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/4/zeke-is-one Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:45:43 GMT
Sneak Peek: Ellie http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/sneak-peek-ellie Just 3 1/2 days old, little miss Ellie Lynn could not have been more perfect for her session. She couldn't get enough of being in front of the camera and loved being placed around her cozy home in all her darling new swaddles and hair pretties. Check out her fabulous room! 

Baby girl, you are loved.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/sneak-peek-ellie Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:08:52 GMT
Mama Meag's Baby Journey: Condensed http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/mama-meags-baby-journey-condensed The Positive Pregnancy Test!

The Bump!

The Babe!

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Bumps-to-Babes http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/mama-meags-baby-journey-condensed Sun, 02 Mar 2014 04:05:01 GMT
Sneak Peek: Levi http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/sneak-peek-levi Levi was just 10 days "new" when I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing his handsomeness.

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes Mommy & Me http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/3/sneak-peek-levi Sat, 01 Mar 2014 22:23:13 GMT
Meagan's Baby Bump. http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/meagans-baby-bump Congratulations to this super cute mama whose baby arrived safely yesterday!

   {Stay tuned!}

      -----> I can hardly wait to meet him and share his first photos with y'all soon!

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Bumps-to-Babes Mamas-to-be http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/meagans-baby-bump Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:18:16 GMT
Sneak Peek! Lindsay's Bump. http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/sneak-peek-lindsays-bump Meet Scott and Lindsay.

Lindsay is a dear friend of mine from back when we were little school girls. Married to her high school sweetheart and looking forward to welcoming their firstborn (a baby GIRL!), she's as beautiful as ever...

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Couples Mamas-to-be http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/sneak-peek-lindsays-bump Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:20:00 GMT
What a Difference a Month Makes http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/sneak-peek-bumps-to-babes Thanks to these pretty little mamas for allowing me into your worlds to celebrate life with you!

 

Meagan & Lindsay,

I've loved tagging along throughout your baby journeys. I know firsthand, it's a mighty wild experience to grow so rapidly without much control over your ever-changing body and I love that you let me in on the fun. I hope these photos transport you back to this precious time for years to come.

I'm so anxious to meet and photograph your babies!

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Bumps-to-Babes Mamas-to-be http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/2/sneak-peek-bumps-to-babes Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:39:00 GMT
Sneak Peek: Tillie! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/1/sneak-peek-tillie

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Babes http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2014/1/sneak-peek-tillie Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:20:10 GMT
Kaden, Krew & Knox. http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/10/kaden-krew-knox-2

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Kiddos http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/10/kaden-krew-knox-2 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:01:00 GMT
Luke & Karen, Harper & Eloise. http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/9/the-morton-family

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Family http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/9/the-morton-family Sun, 29 Sep 2013 00:45:00 GMT
Sneak Peek: Jude & Adriana http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/7/Sneak-Peek-Jude-Adri JudeAdri3collage

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(Mustard Tree Photography) Mommy & Me http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2013/7/Sneak-Peek-Jude-Adri Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:40:33 GMT
Welcome! http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2012/8/welcome As I explored options for a name, I wanted something that reflected the photos I capture, who I am and the colorful world that I awake to each new day.
I love mustard. 

But more than just a literal love for mustard, the Biblical story of the mustard seed is a favorite of mine. The cherry on top and the mortar that connected each of my ideas to the next, lies in the fact that a mustard tree does not exist.

* A mustard seed grows into a small bush, not nearly a shade tree, as is indicated in the parable. *

That to me is eclectic and unpredictable ... much like the moments I have the pleasure of capturing and freezing in time forever.
Welcome to Mustard Tree Photography!
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(Mustard Tree Photography) Welcome http://www.mustardtreephoto.com/blog/2012/8/welcome Wed, 01 Aug 2012 07:15:00 GMT