Thursday, December 21, 2017

‘A’ Family Session

This family. Their expressions speak for themselves. They love each other deeply and love the community around them so well. We’ll start with my favorite image.

A14A18A28A7A8Abbott2A11A5A19A23Abbott1Abbott3

The Merriest Christmas to you!

Love,

Mrs Manlove

Sunday, December 17, 2017

‘A’ Family Sneak Peek

I had the privilege of photographing this precious family this week. I am so thankful to know them and to capture them where they are right now. Here are a few of my favorites from their session- more to come soon!

Abbott1Abbott2

Abbott3


Thanks for stopping by the blog. Check back for more favorites from this session soon!

Love,

Mama Sally

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Virtual Christmas Card

I’m usually a Christmas card kinda gal, but with our upcoming adoption, our card didn’t quite feel complete without our two new family member who should be joining us very soon. So in lieu of my card this year, here is a virtual Merry Christmas!

Merry-Christmas

edit17

Love,

The Manloves

Stout Family

I’m thankful to call this mama a friend of mine. She signed right up when announced I would be taking clients again and I am so grateful to be the one to capture their family photos this year. Here are just a couple of my favorites. Check out these cuties.

Stout3Stout4Stout8Stout6

OH my word. Stop it.

Stout22Stout1Stout13

Stout18Stout12Stout27

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

And thanks Stout fam!

-Mrs Manlove

Monday, November 27, 2017

I’m Baaaaaaaaaaaaack.

After a 2.5 year hiatus, I am SO excited to have a big heavy camera in my hands again. Your names, dear friends, are creeping into my calendar and I am beyond grateful to be trusted with your life images.

edit16edit15

We having been working for awhile to adopt two new family members through the foster care system. I can’t wait to get to the stage in our adoption when I can document and share that beautiful journey with you. Until then, just expect to see a lot of pictures of these two crazy beautiful girls on the beach.

edit13

Love,

Mrs Manlove

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Around Town | Congaree & Penn

This weekend we decided to try something new and go to the you-pick Muscadine grape event at Congaree & Penn Farms. We were not sure what to expect, but we decided to make the drive to NW Jax and check it out. I am SO glad that we did! We were welcomed by the kindest people who cared a lot about the farm and were so knowledgeable about what was being grown and the land. We picked our basket of grapes, rode on a hay rack ride farm tour, talked to some random folks and played a little corn hole. The atmosphere was just laid back and nice. And Lou & KoKo loved grape-picking.

I know we are planning to go back in the fall for their you-pick pumpkin day and we will be keeping a look-out for other upcoming events as well.

IMG_2134IMG_2316

Check out this lovely dining + event space.

IMG_2165IMG_2314

Corn hole

IMG_2318IMG_2245IMG_2243IMG_2249IMG_2250IMG_2230IMG_2238

Thank you to the people at Congaree & Penn for the beautiful day!

Love,

Mama Sally


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dusting off the Blog

Hellllllloooo!

It has been so long! The last post I can see is when we had our first foster placement and that now seems like it was so long ago. Since then we have had another placement of two sweet girls come and go and we have also done a few rounds of respite foster care (basically keep a foster child for a few days or a week while their foster parent takes a break or goes on a business trip or whatever else). If you follow along on Instagram you saw a lot of glimpses of what we were up to with our last placement. We miss them dearly but we feel confident that where they are is a really really great place for them.

For now, we are on a foster parent break. We have a few things we are working on that we can’t reveal quite yet, but it would be really exciting for our family. We will let you know what is happening next : )

In the mean time, here is some summer eye candy because we all know that Mama Sally is better at the pictures than at the words. : )

Backyard tree frogs

18671132_10211410652160727_5615901588360588582_n18700033_10211410454475785_8900126382116437302_n17757436_10210872252341068_906979480771701872_n18765700_10211418578598883_3902075003517526978_n

Amelia Island ice cream & Sea World

18814037_10211465809459625_2163652734090880352_n18882018_10211473464050985_1493364280492343597_n

Lou turns 7 in epic rainbow unicorn fashion

18950940_10211526569778595_8810523435499116866_n19060174_10211526569738594_8253454874958040018_n18951495_10211526567538539_363852135699747331_n19105861_10211526569658592_1711429188150657796_n

4th of July- A few days before we said goodbye to these precious babies.

19748568_10211769225204829_4795692919521596732_n

Mango flowers with friends : )

20431536_10212021960723059_8596237447742799247_n

Mama drove to Texas

20246087_10211948224839708_4351352601261005389_n20246053_10211973091741365_499382488848202127_n20264679_10211963344297685_5528369102790216556_n20264708_10211956323002157_3539331114002415147_n

Whew! School started for Lou this week and KoKo starts preschool soon. I hope your summer was also full of memories!

Love,

Mama Sally