Category Archives: Lifestyle

It’s been said good things come in small packages and that was definitely the case for these new parents. Baby Stella came a full month early in a tiny 5lb. package of pure sweetness. We had only gotten this beautiful new mama’s maternity photos done a week before she found herself heading to the hospital for delivery. But…

My Father-in-Law has gotten used to me coming to him asking if I can use his old truck in my photography sessions. There is just something magical (well, to me anyway) about putting a beautiful bride up against his vintage ’66 Dodge on this farm we call home. But the other night I wanted…needed…to take…

  • Sabra Penley

    It doesn’t matter if the subjects of your photos have flesh and blood or not–somehow you make them each come alive and touch emotions deep down inside. Your beautiful photography speaks volumes and always makes me want to know more of the story. Love you, friend!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy DeCruz

    Love these photos, Meredith! When I read “vintage truck” I opened the email right away! 🙂ReplyCancel

These photos have my heart. This mama is one of my best friends and it took three months before I could get my hands and my lens on her first child…but it was worth the wait to meet Sloan Kelly (well, almost.) I hope you agree…and if you do, please give them some love and…

  • Meredith…girl! You are one talented photographer! Either that or this precious little girl is destined for modeling. Every photo tells a beautiful story. Not only does your writing reach down to the heart, but your photography captures it. Simply gorgeous. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Mills

    This is the home where everything beautiful resides. Stunning photos, Meredith.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Jo Burch

    OhmyGOSH so much cute! Stunning pictures of an adorable baby with her sweet mama <3ReplyCancel

It’s that time again. I’m telling you, these months, weeks, days and minutes are going much too fast for this mama. But I’m happy to be here to see them. And taste the sweetness of being your mother. It really is sweet, this thing called motherhood. Not every moment, that would be a false truth….

  • Meredith – oh my word you are beautiful and have such beautiful children! And I love your site – how gorgeous it is! So glad to have “met” you!ReplyCancel

    • meredithbernard1@gmail.com

      Thanks for visiting, Mary! 😀 So glad to have “met” you, too…maybe in “real life” one day. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Love, love these letters to your children. Don’t stop! It is so easy to forget those little moments once they are gone. Life fills in with the next precious moment. Your children will treasure these someday.ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet letter! So true, being a mother is sweet (but not all the time!) lovely images as well!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a lovely letter, and I just absolutely adore the little song you sing with your daughter. So sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • absolutely.beautiful! I love these words. It’s amazing to me what mothers see and observe in their children. We are incredibly perceptive.

    On another note….I observed this weekend that my daughter’s love language is affirmation. I’ve struggled lately trying to guide her through her 2nd year without throwing her into a tantrum. I decided that in times that need reprimanding, to use words of affirmation. What a difference. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sounds like bedtime in your home is a really special time…what wonderful memories you are creating with your children!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith – so precious! Your Austin reminds me of my Liam. Maybe we should introduce them someday! ReplyCancel

  It’s a New Year. An opportunity to start fresh. Or just start, as is the case. I am never one to make New Year’s resolutions, because I’m not good at keeping resolutions. I may have good intentions, but I’ve never been good at follow-through.  I am the kind of person that performs better under…

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  • AFAIC that’s the best answer so far!ReplyCancel

  • – Awe, Rosie .these are beautiful imeags. My heart breaks for your little guys, but the worst part is over. Enjoy your time away, you all deserve it.ReplyCancel

  • OH. my. goodness!!

    I love everything about this!

    I too write letters to my littles and I think what you’ve written them is just pure gold. A gift they will be able to unwrap every year, and at every stage of life!

    Your pictures are AMAZING and your subjects are truly awesome.

    I thank You, Lord, that Meredith is using the incredible talents You put in her to honor You!

    So much love here it makes me happy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • rachel

    I love seeing your children through your eyes. I adore seeing pictures of your farm! You are so blessed!!! What a wonderful momma you are to these two littles. <3ReplyCancel

  • What a beautiful letter! Gratefulness- Yes, it is such a gift to be blessed to be with our children each day and your letter reminded me to remember to thank the Lord for each those sweet precious gifts:)ReplyCancel

  • I love you letter. It was so heartfelt and the location is amazing! Is that your home?ReplyCancel

  • You made me tear up as well 😉 your letter is so heartfelt, your littles will treasure it always. And I absolutely love the images of them in the field with the sun flare! Your images are as gorgeous as your words!ReplyCancel

  • I loved reading your letter! What sweet children you have and what wonderful images!ReplyCancel

  • Lovely letter to your children. I can relate to how you feel your children saved you from yourself. Children are truly a blessing and a gift. I love the farm life images 🙂ReplyCancel

  • You letter brought tears to my eyes from the first paragraph. I felt the same way about writing to both of them. I say life is short, too, but hopefully not too short! I can’t wait to read more.ReplyCancel

  • I dont know how I made it all the way through your letter without tears, but the photo of them hugging in the gorgeous golden hour sun. Well, that’s when I lost it!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    So sweet! You did a wonderful job with these pictures and they will surely cherish looking back on these memories you are preserving for them.ReplyCancel

  • How well written and you know how blessed those little ones are to have you as a mom. They will cherish these letters their whole life.ReplyCancel

  • What cute little kiddos! I love what you said about hoping your daugher’s strong personality will turn into being strong in her convictions. I feel the same about my 4-year-old boy 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Oh sheesh – I made it 2 paragraphs in before I got teary-eyed. Must come back and read this when I’m at home and away from the office. I can tell already – you are a beautiful writer!ReplyCancel

  • Meredith! This is beautiful! So much of this reminded me of me. Like worrying you won’t get to both kids so you write the post to them both. And having an independent 2nd born. (I feel like I’ve said those exact same words as you did leaving the Hardee’s). Lovely photos – I can’t wait to read what you come up with next month!ReplyCancel

  • What a sweet letters to your kiddos. I love how blessed you consider yourself, your children will love reading this in the future.ReplyCancel