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Rushing to the hospital…. a Day to remember forever!


I will forever cherish this day as it can not be forgotten….

I was for the first time in my personal business career “ON CALL” . I got a phone call from Tommy telling me it was time. The funny thing is I had not even meet him yet. I had spoken with Jenn many times, had lunch, and gotten to know her. That’s what you do when you will share in one of the most amazing miracles God has ever given us…Birth. Creating a life inside you and from you.

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I rushed to the hospital and was panicking as I thought I may not make it in time. Tommy said she was starting to push and I was getting no response as I am sure he was tending to helping momma. I was scared I would get pulled but just thought if one tries I will just keep going right? Well, I made it there safe and sound. Now to wait to be passed through to the birthing room which I am sure only took 5 minutes, but to me it felt like an hour. I walked into the room threw my bag down and got to work! Wow, this was REALLY HAPPENING and I was there to WITNESS IT!!!!!!!!! Mom was so busy pushing that it was in this moment after Brayden was laid on her chest that she noticed I was even there.

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I know that these pictures will forever be cherished but I am not sure this family, this woman who trusted me can ever know how honored I am. To have been trusted to share this moment with such intimacy and love. It was amazing to not only see but feel the love between Tommy and Jenn and to see their family complete with his arrival.

I was there to witness his first breath, first kiss, his first bath, his first letter to dad, his first blessing and so much more. Happy birthday sweet boy! I hope to always be a part of your life and watch you grow as well as your amazing family. Your daddy sacrifices so much for your family as well as this country. Be blessed go in love and I can not wait to do your 1 YEAR pictures this weekend. Sending you my love and birthday wishes today.

P.S. I cried several times through writing this so excuse me if it is not grammatically correct because it came from my heart.

Mini Session Love with Melissa & Fred


I adore doing mini sessions and especially with people I have known for a while. When you trust me to capture your love I am not sure you, as my client, understand how grateful I am. I hope that you cherish these for years to come. Here is your sneak peek….

I love the little details…

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“People fall in love by smiling at each other but couples stay in love by laughing with each other. “

I never noticed Melissa’s dimples until I took this shot. I had just asked them to kiss and Fred was telling me he didn’t kiss her that much on their wedding day. It is crazy how much more attention to detail you see in others if only we all take the time to truly look.

Enjoy!!

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#frommyhearttoyours

Courtney Winter