"And now, he's wrapped around her finger
She's the center of his whole world And his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American girl"
-Carrie Underwood/All-American Girl
I still remember the day Rachelle played this song for me - we were tellers working side by side at LaSalle Bank. I don't remember if she was pregnant with her first baby yet, but she loved this song at the time and I have a feeling it had to do with her excitement to start her family. She and Cody are high school sweethearts, with that super-strength sort of love for eachother. You literally look at them and think "They'll be married forever." I admire how they've raised their children (Caiden, Renna, Ryker and now baby Calla) to love eachother and put God first. So you can just imagine my excitement when she asked me to photograph their family right after Calla was born. The shadowy images you see of Rachelle snuggled on the bed with Calla really capture the emotional connection between mama and baby - exactly what I was hoping to achieve with their session.