Scott & Jaclyn | Maternity

This has been a year of babies. We counted up the number of women we knew who were pregnant during 2016 and I think we got up to around 37. O.o That's a lot of kids.

It's so much fun, though, watching your friends marry and then become parents. What's also fun is taking pictures of each new stage in their lives, from engagement, to wedding, to kids. Jaclyn no longer lives in the area since she married Scott, but I'm so glad the timing worked out that she was up here for a baby shower and we fit in some photos!

Scott & Jaclyn | Wedding

Shooting a dear friend's wedding is such a fun experience. I'm always happy to just attend friends' weddings but there is something special about getting to spend the whole day with them, in all the biggest moments of the wedding day. Though I haven't known Jaclyn as long as some of my other friends, we've grown pretty close in the last few years and it was a very special privilege to photograph a day for which we had been praying so much!

It was a gorgeous November day and such fun seeing all the literary details incorporated into the decor!

Thanks to Joanna Kay Photography for helping me out with this wedding!!

Venue: Baker Memorial Church
Florals: Lemondrop Designery
Dress: David's Bridal with alterations

A Surprise Literary Tea | Personal

A party hosted by any of the Agnew clan is sure to be one for the books. (No pun intended... really... it just came out that way). And when it's Amber, aided and abetted by my sister Tara, there are perhaps a few too many creative juices flowing, but it ends up looking like it's straight out of a magazine (or Pinterest, which is perhaps the higher honor in this day and age).

Jaclyn, Amber's sister, recently got engaged (you just saw her fabulous sunrise engagement shoot)... an event long prayed for by many. A celebration was in order... so Amber put her scheming little head to work and dreamed up a beautiful literary themed tea party, with Jaclyn's closest friends, to surprise her. It was a lovely time and all the ladies pitched in and brought delicious things to eat.

I just have to say that Amber's house is PERFECT for this. Look at that light!!!

Jane Austen is one of Jaclyn's favorites, so I calligraphed a bunch of quotes to put on the table.

She was surprised!

Ah, Jane... you make me laugh.
Thankfully, this was a difficulty Jaclyn managed to overcome... ;-)