The Bartholomews | Day in the Life

I don’t know how I can really describe how honored I am to photograph this family again. From the engagement session up to the birth of their second son, I just love this family to pieces. I arrived one Saturday to the welcome committee of Boston Terriers and Mason, the first born, ready for me to play toys with him. Max, Mason’s new little brother, is a week younger than my second daughter we just celebrated coming into our lives. I don’t just know what it’s like to juggle an active first born, dogs, work, a newborn and more… I’m living it too. I completely empathize that you are trying to take in every moment with the new one like you did the first without neglecting the first… it seems impossible but Lindsay and JP are so loving and have so much to give their boys. Mason is a loving and helpful brother and Max is a lucky guy to have a big brother like him watching out for him when he gets older.

Here is their Saturday morning. Complete with pajamas, lounging around, playing with dad, chilling with mom, and a little coffee to keep it going.

JP, Lindsay, Mason, Max, Bosco & Buddy – 28 March 2015



Lindsay & JP’s journey…
Day in the Life – Mason, the newborn
Love Session
Engagement Session

Kacie + Jonathan | Proposal

Jonathan texted me about a week ago asking me for some cool proposal spots in Memphis. I immediately texted him back with “I need deets.”
You see, Andrew and I have known Jonathan for a few years through Street Reach Memphis, and for years Andrew and I have always thought Jonathan needed to date this certain girl. In my mind I had agreed to give him ideas if and only these proposal plans were for her. Thank goodness he answered with Kacie’s name in that text! ;)


Memphis was where Kacie and Jonathan met and have served with Brinkley Heights Ministries and Street Reach for several years alongside other wonderful staff and volunteers. Their love and passion for the city of Memphis and the children and families of the Binghampton area overflows and is evident by their commitment to serve. Jonathan chose to propose at the Beale Street Landing, a place where he and Kacie had visited before. Kacie’s co-workers made her think they were all going to dinner downtown, only to make a detour and drop Kacie off in a park where two signs led her to a staircase where Jonathan was waiting for her. They walked over to Beale Street Landing where Jonathan popped the question and then Andrew and I surprised her.


Kacie and Jonathan, words really cannot express how truly excited we are for you two! We can’t wait to see how the rest of your story unfolds!

Kacie & Jonathan – 28 February 2015

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  • Jill Truesdale - March 1, 2015 - 6:31 AM

    The pictures are gorgeous and the story is the best. The shots are perfectly capturing their love for each other.

    God has and continues to write a beautiful love story.

  • Sandi Sutton - March 1, 2015 - 3:34 PM

    I have known Jonathan and his family for many years—in fact I was an Intern Teacher in his Second Grade Class at Alcoa Elementary.

    What a lovely couple. And WOW—I never knew how beautiful Memphis was. Your photographs are breathtaking.

    Thank you ALL for sharing this wonderful news.

  • Mary @ Mid-South Bride - March 2, 2015 - 1:48 PM

    Love this story!!! Great job capturing the experience and how much these two love each other! :)

  • Errin - March 2, 2015 - 9:51 PM

    These are gorgeous, Amy Dale!!!!!