Farm Photo Session With Baby Goats, New River Gorge WV

My husband and I have always dreamt of having a small farm and homestead! Neither of us grew up on a farm and we are  both pretty clueless about farming, but it was a calling our hearts had. We started out with a couple chickens, the gateway farm animal. Then it was a friend that had pigs that were looking for a forever home, then it was what’s a couple of goats and so on. We envisioned our little family living off the grid and growing our own food, making fresh cheeses and living the farm life. Our farm probably isn’t the picturesque farm you have in your head when you think of a farm, but to us its perfect and we  are where we want to be. Our patchwork fence shows the constant battle to keep our goats in each mending telling a story.   There is a crooked chicken coop that is made with love.  I have learned a lot about farming on our adventures so far. Sometimes when we think we don’t have what it takes to be farmers we get to witness magical moments that remind us why we love it so much! Seeing our sweet Does give birth and witnessing new life upclose is incredible! I am so thankful to be raising our little one on the farm!   We are really lucky to have the support system we do with local farmers helping us on our adventures into farming! We have awesome goat mentors that have held our hands along the way and answered our crazy questions at all hours. Shout out to Shelley and Don Hutcheson at Twiggity farm for being there for us! Watching Willow see the baby goats for the first time was magical! These are  the kind of sweet moments I love capturing!
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography “Let Children walk with nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communion of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in the woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams  of our blessed star…” John Muir
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography
Tabitha Stover Photography

Sugar Pie Bakery Easter Cupcake Photos

I was so happy to team up with  Sugar Pie Bakery for Easter Cupcake Photos! I love the fine folks at Sugar Pie Bakery, they really are the sweetest people! Thank you for having me back  and thank you for the delicious cupcakes! Thank you so much for everyone who came out and brought your little ones that were dressed in the cutest spring outfits! It doesn’t get sweeter than this, prepare to be overloaded with cuteness!  I love capturing life’s sweetest moments and  what a better match than a bakery! It doesn’t get better than loving what you do and getting to do it while munching on delicious treats like Thin Mint Cupcakes and Brownie Bombs ha! I know we got a few extra smiles  thanks to a little cupcake bribery!
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Valentines Day Cupcake Mini Sessions at Sugar Pie Bakery Charleston WV

I was so excited to team up with Sugar Pie Bakery in Charleston WV, to to offer Valentines Day  Cupcake Mini Sessions! I knew I wanted to do cupcake themed mini sessions for Valentine’s Day because it would be super adorable and I love me some cupcakes! It was important to me that I use the most delicious cupcakes around so I was so excited that Sugar Pie Bakery was on board with the idea of doing the cupcake sessions in their shop! This has been the SWEETEST set up for mini sessions that I have done to date! The cupcakes were sooooo DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you so much Sugar Pie Bakery for making us special Valentines cupcakes that were beyond delicious and for having us! I also want to send a big thanks to everyone who came out to get their cupcake on! The cuteness was above and beyond what I could have imagined! These sessions were so much fun!   I am also proud of myself for using a little bit of self control around all of these cupcakes. This would not have happened on Mudslide day! That gooey chocolate is irresistible team Mudslide all the way! This was my first time teaming up with a local business for mini sessions and I am so thankful it was with the awesome folks at Sugar Pie Bakery. They really are a sweet business even beyond their delicious treats. They do so much for the community and for so many charities! It warms my heart to know that they donate cupcakes daily to organizations like Hospice and Trinity’s Table! If your looking for something sweet for valentines day from a business that has a lot of heart you should stop by and check them out!  Or if your like me sometimes you just gotta “Treat Yo Self”! Prepare for an overload of cuteness!
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That look when you run out of cupcake!

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Cake Smash With Best Bud Fayetteville, WV

I wish I could do a cake smash everyday! This may be the sweetest one yet, my sweet baby Willow just turned one! Becoming a mother has been my greatest adventure! I could not have imagined loving someone so much, she is our world! Every day with Willow is a new adventure! I love watching her discover mind blowing new things everyday! I  love capturing sweet little moments that I cherish with her. This amazing year has flown by too fast.  We enjoyed her birthday by spending the day hiking in the woods and sharing a little cake.  This is the main reason I love capturing life’s sweetest moments!

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Braelynn’s Fairy Photo Shoot

I am so happy to have awesome support from friends and family in pursuing my photography dreams! I was super pumped when my friend Megan got ahold of me to do Braelynn’s  fairy photo shoot with her adorable daughter ! All to often we overlook the magic that goes on all around us! You can see it in every child’s eyes!  Little ones grow too fast and capturing magical moments like this  is what I love! We took to the park to chase fairies! Not only did Braelynn put up with the heat, but she kept us laughing the whole time! I feel like she is growing too fast, so I am thankful I got to capture these sweet magical moments!

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

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Brotherly Love Photo Shoot

I’ve known Kelsey for a while and she is awesome, so its no surprise that with awesome parents, these would be two awesome little dudes! I was so pumped when she wanted a little Brotherly Love Photo Shoot!  I have never laughed harder during a shoot! Watch out little ladies because these two are gonna be trouble! Parker knows how to work the camera and is a natural model with his many expressions! He also decided to bust out some booty shaking dance moves that caught us all off guard! haaaaaa! Brody is equally adorable! Take a second to soak up the cuteness of their cute outfits with matching kicks. It melted my heart seeing how these two care for each other! Parker is such a good big brother! I didn’t even ask him to kiss his little brother, he just did it on his own! Cuteness overload!

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Belcher Family Photo Session

The perfect morning for a shoot at Wine Cellar Park in Dunbar with the Belcher family! I loved meeting up with an old friend and getting pictures of  her beautiful family!  Its hard to believe not too long ago we were dressing up as spice girls and now we have little ones together. I will avoid posting the spice girl photos. You can tell that Kennedy is there whole world!  I loved chasing little Kennedy around the park, she was a blur, she has running in her blood just like her parents! She loved running across the bridges and pointing out the birds! The only time she slowed down was for  a little peek a boo!

 

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Reidun’s Enchanted Forest Photoshoot

I feel beyond lucky that I get to do fun shoots like this!  I was so pumped to shoot Cate and Jake’s adorable baby! I have really  lucked out with getting to shoot the cutest babies and Reidun is no exception!  I love that Cate brought these beautiful wings for the shoot! I could not picture anything more perfect for this baby! You can tell that Reidun is a little angel baby who has overcome so much already in her life! She is truly a gift! She is such a sweet baby I would take her home Ha! I also have to take a second to talk about these vintage outfits, the most beautiful vintage dresses I have ever seen! Look at that beautiful red hair!!! I felt like a was shooting a real life doll HAAAA! Reidun’s Enchanted Forest Photoshoot was a blast and I hope to do more like this in the future!

 

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Maxon’s First Year Photos and Cake Smash

I was relieved to get a break from the rain and to get to spend some time with the Beckett family! I had a blast doing Maxon’s First Year Photos and Cake Smash! Max is every photographer’s dream, ADORABLE baby who loves chocolate cake! I knew this shoot was going to be all smiles from the start. Max’s sister Maddie walked up to me and said “You can’t see my underwear in these shorts. BAaaahaaaa. I told her that was always a plus! Me and Max are on the same level when it comes to chocolate cake. Max doesn’t play games. He went hard and dominated that cake! Sadly, I look very similar when I finish a cake, but not so adorable! He was such a joy to shoot! The whole family was involved and that made it even more fun! Annie had the cutest outfits and props for Max! I loved that the chair had been passed down for generations and the bibs with the tool belt were hand made! Chris created a sweet chalkboard scene with Max’s name on it, too bad Max was more interested in a mud puddle close by. I learned quickly that Max is a champion turbo speed crawler! I had no idea babies could scoot so fast! Maddie was such a good big sis helping out, she kept blowing Max bubbles the whole time.   I love a good cake smash! Thanks for allowing me to capture these sweet memories!

 

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Enchanted Forest Fairy Photo Session

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I love nature and I love capturing magical moments with the love of my life, my sweet baby WIllow!  I have been wanting to do an enchanted forest  fairy photo session since she was born! She has cute little pointed fairy ears, so she was made for this! I had a blast following her around on her adventures playing/ eating the flowers! I love doing enchanted forest and fairy themed photo sessions and look forward to doing many more!

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