Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

Merry Christmas to all my amazing clients and fans! It has been a very blessed year with many ups and downs. It has been a journey and I have blessed over and over again! 

 Yes, it was very cold, but my family was amazing and allowed me to do our shoot outside in the SNOW! It made me an incredibly happy person! 

The parents God has blessed my life with. There simply are no words to describe how incredibly blessed I am by these two God given examples in my life offering me guidance and support.  

All of us girls except my oldest sister, Lindsay. 

 Leah, the joyful "baby" of the family

 Joanna, who graciously stepped in at the last minute to be my assistant after Victoria was put in the hospital! Thank you so much Joanna for your willingness to help in any way you could! 

 Victoria, my energy filled assistants for a good many of my sessions this year while Shelby was gone. Victoria, thank you so much for sharing your high energy with me. :-) 

 Shelby, whom everyone should know by now with all the posts on her recent engagement! :-) 

My prayer for each of you this year is that you know the true joy of Christmas and that you are celebrating the birth of our great Savior tomorrow. I pray that I continue to be amazed every year by the amazing gift God has given us by sending His son for us to be born as a lowly baby in a manger. I pray that I never take His sacrifice for granted, but rather continue to marvel in the magnificence of His great love for us. 

Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

The DeForest Family!

Time for another great family session! 

I was so sad when we had to cancel this session due to the sweet little girl being really sick. However, I was so thrilled we were able to reschedule and still do the session! :-) 

For the first half of the session we had a sweet, shy, serious little girl, but about halfway through she warmed up to me and I couldn't stop her from smiling! :-) SOOOO happy! I LOVED the session! 

Another great family for this fall! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A happy little family!

Okay, these two cuties were something else! I just loved their bright smiles and sparkling personalities! Take a look and see for yourself!

This Mom was so great to work with! She was so excited to have her session and was so calm and gracious during her session! One of those great moments in life... Capturing memories for people that they will value. :-)

Good Night ALL!
Kristina Cowan

~Images brought to you by Memorycatcher Photography located in Leavenworth Kansas 66048

Thursday, December 6, 2012

James and Shelby's Engagement Session

My sweet little sister Shelby said yes to James Reid on Dec 2nd! I am beyond thrilled that God has brought these two together and has strengthened not only their relationship with each other but also their relationship with Him. This has been a great journey, and I have been so blessed to be able to sit on the sidelines and watch.
Ok, now OF COURSE we had to do some real engagement pictures before James heads back home this weekend. We were racking our brains trying to think of something unique that would represent their relationship and time together... It was hard because most of their time was spent flying back and forth to see each other, talking on the phone, and skyping, and coffee breaks...
Well, check the highlights out below and see what you think about what we came up with! I ended up LOVING it! Plus, it was lots of fun!
I love this one so much because it is so the "normal" them. They totally look bored and sitting at the airport. It makes me laugh. :P  
 An amazing couple that God has brought together. Love them both so much!
At any rate, we had a ton of fun taking pictures! I was thrilled with the outcome.
~Images are brought to you by Memorycatcher Photography located in Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Graham Family Session

I was amazed at how quickly this session went. Little children have such a small window of opportunity, but we got a TON of good images in that small window. This session was fun and energetic and FAST! :-) I had a lot of fun. Such a great family with lots of heart!
Good Night Everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Inspiration!

WOW! I almost forgot again. I need to set myself up some sort of weekly reminder to post so that I don't forget so often. Here is another fall photo from here in Leavenworth for this weeks Monday's Inspiration.
This is truly the desire of my heart, that the LORD would show me HIS ways, Teach me, and Lead me. But what are you and I doing as an action of that desire? Here the Psalmist says He is willing to wait ALL THE DAY LONG! Are we truly seeking the Lord? Or are we perhaps claiming to have this burning desire for the LORD but there are no actions to follow that? Are we willing to wait on Him? Thoughts to ponder...
God Bless,
Kristina Cowan
~Images brought to you  by Memorycatcher Photography Located in Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Family Fall Session for the Gross Family

I was really amazed this year at how many people chose to bring their sweet dogs! I've decided I need to have more pictures taken of me with my amazing dog. Below are the Images for the Gross Family's Session.
 Different members of their family were all assigned a letter from their last name to take their pictures with and then they will put all the images together to spell out their last name! A nice idea to change things up a little bit!
Such a great couple with great hearts. I loved getting the opportunity to capture them this fall!
~Images brought to you by Memorycatcher Photography located in Leavenworth, Kansas 66048