Trick-or-Treating with the family :) To see more photos click here

Our fear of a really messy experience was confirmed this morning when we decided to carve pumpkins with Liam for the first time. He loved it! He kept touching the pumpkin guts and saying "eeeeewwwww!" He also discovered that eating raw pumpkin is actually pretty good - according to him anyways ;) Happy Halloween!

It was 8:20am, later than Liam had been waking up, when I heard him over the baby monitor start to make noise. His little question words, "Ah? Ah?" He said just a few and then he was quiet again. I figured he was just playing, so I went downstairs to go and get him. I opened the door quietly, just because I like to see what he's up to and watch him play in his crib. As I peeked in, he wasn't playing... he was sleeping again! I thought he'd be waking up any minute so I just sat in the rocking chair we have in his room and caught up on Chase Jarvis' Blog. Thirty minutes passed and he was STILL sleeping!

So, I escaped from the room as quietly as I came in, and went to grab my camera. Outfitted it with the ultra-fast 50mm 1.4 since it was pretty dim in he room. I figured I'd only have one shot, since the sound of the shutter would most likely wake him. I snuck back in, and began to examine what the best shot was since I'd only have one. I found it, composed, adjusted the shutter speed (1/6 sec), aperture (f/1.4), and ISO accordingly (800) accordingly. Rechecked it and then . Got it! He didn't wake up. Nice! So, I was able to take a few more pictures sleeping and then as he was waking up. He's so cute!

I decided to make them all black and white, just to give the photos a "quieter feel." I think it worked :-)

To view the rest of his photos from this morning, click here.

The night of the rehearsal dinner everything kind of came together for Bethany. The gravity of the moment struck her as she turned to her father and told him, "This is what it's all about." Love. Love of family and of friends. Love of life. The love that brought Bethany and Gordon together. Those that have stood by throughout each of their lives all coming to this one place to celebrate the love that Bethany and Gordon share. Everything else pales when compared to this kind of love. This IS truly what it's all about.

Bethany and Gordon, thank you for inviting us to to document your wedding day. This is merely a start to many amazing and incredible things in your lives. We wish you nothing but the best!

Much love and appreciation... Nate and Meagan


We got rained on, attacked by baby goats (seriously, they tried to eat our bags and buttons. I'm surprised we made it out alive!), schooled by teacher, talked to by a Buffalo... or wait was that a Bison?, and shown why the Cannonball Safe is one of the best built safes this side of the Mississippi. It all happened at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead... and I think we were having way more fun than any children there. We would have ridden the mini-tractors but the sign unfortunately said must be 3 to ride (YES!!!) and not older than 7 (Dang It!). It was a really fun session and we had a blast with Jen and Darin! We'll see you guys again next May!

To view Jen and Darin's engagement photos CLICK HERE!

Another one of those days that threatened rain but didn't end up dumping much, thank goodness! We had a great time with Erin and Paul. We started in Union Station and then walked around some parts of downtown KC and finally ended up in Loose Park. The trees were just starting to change color, some of the trees were amazing! An excellent backdrop for Erin and Paul as they celebrate their engagement and look forward to their wedding!

Congratulations you guys!

To view Erin and Paul's engagement photos CLICK HERE!

Congratulations Jennie and Bret! It was a pleasure spending your wedding day with you and a blessing to be a part of it. Your devotion to each other and to God is inspiring and we wish you all the best in the future!

To view Jennie and Bret's photos CLICK HERE!

It's been over a week since we've updated our blog! Fortunately, blogging is one area where we can be late and catch up with later without missing any deadlines. We've been crazy busy editing, doing layouts for photobooks, photographing babies, families, and a wedding... oh and going on one epic scouting trip. We've got a lot to catch up on. We're up to our eyebrows in to-do's. So, sorry for limited updates. We'll catch up soon and post some photos of what we've been up to :-)

Thanks for checking in!