sunflowers & sororities

i have officially lost my mind.
it’s 12:51 
which means it’s approximately 3 hours past my bedtime
& about 5 hours until my alarm goes off!
emi’s flight just departed from Lima!!!
we’ll pick her up from the airport in a few hours & i’m beside myself excited.
sadly, i’m out of my creamer 
& since i don’t do black coffee
tomorrow morning may be a tad painful.
but anyway.
this photoshoot is maybe in my top 3 faves of all times.
i love sunflowers
i love big laughs
i love cowboy boots
& i really love these three girls.
for the last two years
we’ve worked with a group of 15 or so middle school girls
each wednesday night.
spending time with savannah, bailey & abby
& watching them pour into those girls
is a priceless memory that i treasure.
we wanted to do a little photoshoot before bailey headed off to ole miss
for summer school
sniff sniff
& begin a few for abby’s senior photos.
the last several years that my family roadtripped to the sunflower farm
savannah wasn’t with us
so i really wanted some of her.
savannah & i spent some time today chatting about all her upcoming excitement with college
& sororities.
she’ll head to athens in early august for rush
& is so excited!!
the nursing school i attended didn’t have sororities
so this is all new for me.
so many fun things going on right now.
sometimes i feel i can barely keep up 
with all that my girls have going on.
one day i know it will all come to a screeching halt
but for now
i sure do love it!
& abby
you three girls are such amazing young women.
& i am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for this
next chapter in your lives.
you have an inner light that shines brightly
that i know is from Him.
i pray you know the depth of His love for you
& sense that He truly goes before you
in all you do.
i love you dearly

June 30, 2011 - 5:22 am

Jill - Nice to 'chat' with you tonight on FB!

June 30, 2011 - 5:28 am

Alecia - Wonderful…you did such a great job on the pictures! Fun times ahead for all the girls…sad Baily has to leave for summer school…hope they make the best of their time together!
It's awesome to hear how they are already pouring out their lives to younger women…it's a wonderful gift for all involved. I pray the Lord continues to use them to mentor young women and to grow the characteristic of nurture in them.
On a less serious note…love the necklace & nail polish Savannah is wearing

June 30, 2011 - 5:33 am - By far my favs also!! Great photos. Simply amazing..

June 30, 2011 - 5:56 am

Jenn A - They're all so cute and have such beautiful smiles! Loved the photos!!

June 30, 2011 - 10:15 am

traci - absolutely beautiful. nothing cuter than girls in sundresses and cowboy boots.

June 30, 2011 - 11:07 am

Jen Kershner - Beautiful pics! Of course you had the loveliest of subjects.

I'm so excited for you that your girl is coming home today. I hope you have a perfect reunion!

June 30, 2011 - 11:20 am

Anonymous - So beautiful, wish we had a farm like this in Iowa. Love these photos, they are beautiful young ladis.

June 30, 2011 - 11:39 am

Cheryl - Paige,
Right now you must be out of your mind!!! Thinking of you and your reunion!!!! Such joy!
This photo shoot is wonderful. Ah, but to have such willing participants!! 😉
I brought my camera out to Graham's “workshop” to take a few candids of him making skis. Yes, he makes skis in his spare time, and he took one look at me and said, “NO”
I'll try another night.
Thinking of you today.

June 30, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Lyssa at Living Simple in the South - love love love bailey's red boots…been searching for the perfect pair down here in south tx, still havent found them 🙂

My favs are smk on the bike and withher hand on her heart…just wonderful!

Enjoy loving on your girl today! Cant wait to hear all about her adventure with the Lord!

June 30, 2011 - 12:05 pm

Renee - What a great photo shoot. Have an amazing reunion today!!!!! ;0)

June 30, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Just Ask Beth - I love the one of themm on the Red Tractor..they are all beautiful, nothing like the sisterhood of good friends..I hope GOD keeps a good eye on them through college!! I know you are chomping at the bit to see your dear Emi!! Hope she;s going to be ok..let us know.and don't you hate not having your creamer!!

June 30, 2011 - 12:52 pm

.30goingnorth. - What beautiful young ladies and such a great shoot.

June 30, 2011 - 12:59 pm

Ashley - Beautiful pics… I am praying for a safe delivery from Lima!!! I wanted to ask you about yours and your daughters bracelets. I love them, they look collected over several different times and places. I recently went back to Eiler's blog post about hers and ordered a few. Do you have a few places online you can tell me about?

June 30, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Christina - all so beautiful! these photos will be cherished. and may i say- the one of bailey, with her hand towards her face…. stunning!
great job you!

June 30, 2011 - 1:43 pm

Kelli - This is a GREAT photo shoot. I adore sunflowers…my absolute favorite. Ooh and I have a fascination with the red dirt in the south so that was neat to see in the pictures. I love the natural smiles and your love for those girls. Good luck Bailey…sniff.

June 30, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Biz - What a beautiful photo shoot!
I seriously need to get to work learning more about my camera so that I can try to be as good as you by the time our first girl gets here in October! So many photo shoots ahead of us!

June 30, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Courtney - Beautiful gals and photos, Paige! Yes, sunflowers and boots just seem to go hand-in-hand perfectly! 😉

When are you guys headed to the beach? We leave soon, too!

June 30, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Shannon - Absolutely Gorgeous Paige!! I love the Sunflowers, cowboy boots and the cute lil' props you used. I wish we had a beautiful sunflower farm nearby!!!

June 30, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Deborah - Love the pictures. I can't think of anything better for a photo shoot than girls in cowboy boots, in a sunflower patch no less.

June 30, 2011 - 2:52 pm

Jboo - Wow – so pretty! Gorgeous photos of beautiful girls!

Enjoy gettiing your Emi back!


June 30, 2011 - 3:51 pm

tessie - What lucky girls to have these moments captured by your great photography skills. Their 'sisterhood' shines through!

June 30, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Katie - Sunflowers are my all time favorite flower!!! I love the one of Savannah on the bike…. I need a shot like this with my little one some day! Your a great photographer! Do you ever travel out of state? 🙂

June 30, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Kristin - oh these photos are simply *stunning*!! beautiful, beautiful girls!


June 30, 2011 - 6:14 pm

Sogni Siciliani - Great photos. You have a new career maybe……Senior photos???

June 30, 2011 - 6:18 pm

Jodi - So pretty, I love all the pictures! The girls are beautiful and so cute with the cowboy boots; LOVE THEM!!! How exciting for all the girls and what their future holds for them!

Savannah's leather cuff that you got her is awesome! 🙂

I am sure by now that you have all your girlie's home now. I bet Emi is so glad to be home, i can't wait to hear all about it! 🙂


June 30, 2011 - 7:01 pm

Bonnie - Looks like GREAT RUSH pictures!

June 30, 2011 - 7:39 pm

Kristin - Sweet, beautiful images of three precious girls with great souls!

June 30, 2011 - 11:30 pm

Lorri - Beautiful! Oh how I wish I could take pictures that perfect. As for the sorority talk… vote is for Phi Mu. Just sayin. 🙂

July 1, 2011 - 12:40 am

3 Peanuts - EVERY singe shot is darling. The girls all seem to glow. I LOVE bailey's dress with her red boots:) What an exciting time for all of them I am going to pray for them. That they begin the next chapter exactly as God wants them to.

July 1, 2011 - 4:10 am

LLH Designs - I love how you are taking it all in…just enjoying your girls exactly where they are. I think that's the key to enjoying our children to the full.

And these are great photos, by the way! You know I'm a boot girl!


July 1, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Jeanneoli - These are amazing and such lucky girls to have such gorgeous photos of themselves!!!

July 1, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Chester County Cottage Girl - Just love the photos of the girls! Beautiful shots! I especially love the sunflower background also…..

July 1, 2011 - 5:38 pm - AMAZING photos friend! wow! 🙂

July 1, 2011 - 8:53 pm

LuLu & Co. - Fabulous photos!!!
So excited for your emi to return!

July 2, 2011 - 1:46 am

Anonymous - I agree with Lorri about Phi Mu! And can you tell me where the sunflower farm is? That's really neat and I'd love to visit with my family!

July 2, 2011 - 3:43 am

Leslie - Love them! Every.Single.One!!

July 2, 2011 - 2:05 pm

Jo - Each and every photo is just beautiful {as well as the amazing girls!} How fun to have captured this time.


July 4, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Privet and Holly - One of my
favorite photo
shoots of yours,
Paige {and THAT,
my friend, is
saying A LOT}!!
Happy Fourth!
xx Suzanne
PS: Love that
Jeanne O bag : )

July 4, 2011 - 8:58 pm

Between You and Me - these are some of my all time favorite pictures that you've made….the girls are just beautiful!

dying to know a little more about the necklace that your girl has on with the white looks likea huge gold disc with a super big pearl…..where did y'all get it? i LOVE it.

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