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Wrapped in Love: Lieske Family Session: NW Indiana Lifestyle Photography


Wrapped in Love: Lieske Family Session: NW Indiana Lifestyle Photography

Fierce Love and Loyalty

To be wrapped in love of the fiercest form, 

More than snuggles and kisses and care and provision, 

But also wrapped within the greatest protection, 

To be led and guided, shown and uplifted. 

The journey in this life can be hard, 

Leaving us breathless, exhausted, and tired, 

But love carries on despite all odds. 

Love wraps around our deepest wounds, 

our largest insecurities. 

Love somehow always wins.  

Love overpowers and overwhelms, 

It retreats for nothing and lays down everything when needed. 

Love somehow always wins.  

Let love win for you today. 



Making Space for Family  

Rachel was telling me of how her favorite memories are those of them simply enjoying time together at home.  Life does not have to be busy and full of all the "have to" moments in life to be of eternal value and rich satisfaction.  And I so love that this family gets this and understands the true important things.  For satisfaction, growth and relationship truly bud from simple time spent together.  Nothing fancy, but far greater than anything this world can buy.  

Anyone who has mothered knows that it is an incredibly hard task, but Rachel is one who loves her children so well.  Beyond care and provision and snuggles and kisses, but so much farther into true love.  She makes space for her children.  She listens and invests into them.  It is so evident in the way she interacts with her son Lukas that love abides within their home and he knows that his momma is his.  She also loves her husband Ben well.  Only with the kindest words to say, building him up and encouraging him every step of the way.  To say these children, this family is wrapped in love is truly only the begining to the incredible journey and adventure they are embarking on as together.  I cannot wait to see what continues to bloom of their beautiful story. 


Enjoying this life

So I might ask you, how are you enjoying your life?  Are you wrapping love around those closest to you?  Are you wrapping yourself in love?  How are you making space for those dearest to you in your life?  I was once told that if someone wants to know what we deeply care about, they will look at our calendars.  And I so believe this to be true!! Make space for yourself my friends!  Make space for those dearest to you! 



Fierce Love

In closing, remember to fight for yourself and the things you love, or else other items will win.  Make family a priority, soak them on, love them well, do your best to never take them for granted.  For the richest piece of life is relationship.  So, may we let go of the perfect vision we have for our life, and instead step into a fierce love of the current people we have in our lives and love them in the fiercest of love. 



Summer Session Openings

I do still have a few more summer session openings on my calendar.  If you are interested in documenting your family's story and having some amazing visual poetry to display on your walls, I would love to connect and create something wildly beautiful for you and your family. 









A story of Comfort from New Beginnings: Lifestyle Family Photographer: Northwest, IN

Witnessing the Most Beautiful Love Story

I drive into the neighborhood nested within a protective covering of the trees; a beautiful forest surrounding me with peace and comfort.  I step into the home, and an immediate comfort meets me there.  Gentle kisses, warm hugs, tender encouragement pouring out from this beautiful home, the beautiful people nested here.  Birth is hard, motherhood is hard- requiring great sacrifice and diligence, yet Chelsea meets it with the purest compassion, the richest devotion, the most beautiful love story.  

A Letter to Loryn:

To the sweet new Loryn, you are already loved hard and loved well.  You are surrounded by the best people, your people.  The birds sing and the trees rejoice, covering you in goodness, for your coming is so sweet.  You bring an overwhelming joy and delight.  You are calm and peaceful.  May you be destined for greatness in this life, a champion of your heart.  For you, my dear are dearly beloved, deeply loved and richly blessed. 

Letter to Londyn:

Oh my heart you are a lover!  You already love your sister so well and your momma is incredibly blessed by you. You will protect your sisters so well in the days to come.  You, sweet boy are destined for greatness.

A Letter to Chelsea:

Momma, what an amazing job you are doing! Your children fiercely love you and your husband adores you.  Knowing you personally, I know your gracious and loving heart.  You are a treasured diamond, a rich and rare find.  Your family is certainly blessed by you!  You are the best of the best my friend!

Letter to Leighton:

Oh your beautiful eyes.  You have rich compassion, caring well for your dolls and your beautiful baby sister. Your bond with daddy is the absolute sweetest there is.  Hold on to him tightly forever, never let him go, for rich treasure resides there.

A Letter to Jacob:

Jacob, what a fun-loving, servant-hearted, leader you are for your family.  You invest in your children well and I can see your adoration of Chelsea all over.  What a beautiful, beautiful love, even after 3 children.  :)   The respect and admiration of you from your family is apparent. You are a rich treasure for them. 

Thank you for blessing me!!

Cohen family, thank you for blessing me by surrounding me with the comfort of your home.  People who know you are better for it, I am better for being able to see a part of your rich story.  Congratulations on this beautiful season of your beautiful story.  Yours is truly a precious one!!



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