Meet Us // Our Family

Zionsville, IN:  2018 has us celebrating 13 years of marriage & being high school sweethearts of 16 years!!!   Such a milestone, as we have been a couple almost half our lives now!  We were engaged at the age of 18…seems crazy to some, but we were beyond ready to start our lives & begin our photography company together {2005}!  We were married for 7 years before we started our family & it was a precious time of growing personally & in our business, many fun/crazy adventures & constant memory making…wouldn’t trade that time for anything!   We welcomed our 1st baby boy in 2012…a little red-head, with bright blue eyes, named Rhett Easton.  He turns 6 yrs old this year & starts kindergarten, which we can’t believe!  These past several years have flown by FAST & he is one of the smartest, silliest & sweet little boys you will meet!  When Rhett was 2 year old, we had the suprise of our lives when we found out we were expecting TWIN GIRLS!!!  Hazel Rose & Emmaline Ruby arrived at the end of 2014 & we had 3 babies under 2.5 years old.  Our fraternal twins couldn’t be more different.  They look nothing alike & have completely different personalities…however now that they are 3 years old, they are becoming best of friends!  It has been such a treat to watch them become their own people!   Hazel is a free spirit & the extrovert…she has dark brown curly hair & naturally tan skin with bright blue eyes.   Emmaline is soft spoken & enjoys one-on-one time…she has dark blonde hair, light skin & sky blue eyes.  When we first found out we were having twins, we wanted them to be identical, however now that the girls have grown, we LOVE that they are their own people through & through.  They share a special twin bond but other than that, they are individuals & we can treat them as so.

Navigating the baby/toddler years with 3 littles was quite a wild ride for us…some of which was a blur!  Life in our 30s with kids however has become sweeter, more fun, exhausting yet rewarding, more memorable & has given us a clear perspective on life like none other.  Life simply gets better with age when you share your life with your favorite people & have your focus on God.  We can’t wait to see where this next decade takes us!

When we aren’t photographing weddings & portrait sessions, free moments are spent enjoying a simple life of cuddling our babies & playing in our backyard at home.  We also love traveling in our camper while exploring God’s creation in the great outdoors { Fishing, hiking, hunting & site seeing }!  We are involved in church & seek Christ daily.  One of our favorite things is searching for vintage treasures in antique stores & supporting other small businesses around us & when we travel.  Stefanie co-owns a bohemain chic boutique that is along the Brick Street in the Village of Zionsville & is online { Blooms & Linen } & Brock also runs the Real Estate side of our photography business { The Home Aesthetic } with a friend.  Cherishing time with our close friends & family is our highest priority!

Can’t wait to get to know you! – S&B  // Images captured by our dear friend Jamie Vester Photography

{ Happy Holidays // Our Family }

Wishing everyone a VERY merry Christmas and a HAPPY new year, from our family to yours!  2017 was quite memorable & we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!  This past year our family moved into a new home that we have been renovating…channeling our inner Chip & Joanna Gains 😉  We photographed several marvelous wedding days, engagement shoots & family portrait sessions for our #sbchildsphotography wonderful clients!  Our darling kiddos had many first & this years holiday season was beyond magical watching them soak up the Christmas season at their FUN ages!  Our handsome red-headed Rhett turned 5 years old on 5.15 and our sweet and spunky twin girls had their 3rd birthday the week of Thanksgiving 11.24!   Stefanie’s boutique { Blooms & Linen } had much growth & moved into a larger storefront space along the Brick Street in downtown Zionsville, IN.  Brock’s real estate photography company { The Home Aesthetic } has continued to expand too!  Next year we hope to travel around the Country & make incredible memories with our 3 babies, in our recently purchased camper…we LOVE being together in the GREAT outdoors as a family!  We are looking forward to celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary together & 16 years since dating in high school…it has been an amazing ride so far and continues to get better and better!  2018 also marks our 13th wedding and portrait season too…we can’t thank our clients enough for allowing us to be a part of their lives over the years!  Cheers to the New Year and being grateful for all of God’s blessings!

{ Our Family | 2016 }

Indianapolis, IN:  Our last couple years have been quite the adventure since adding our twin baby girls, Emmaline Ruby & Hazel Rose to our family!  Parenting in general has been a wild ride for us over the last 4.5 years of having little Rhett Easton.  Even though Brock and I have been together for 15 years in 2017, we often can’t remember what it was like pre-kiddos!  Life truly gets better and better with age…change and learning new routines are often hard, however the happiness, growth and peace that we find as we age is something we have come to cherish.  At the end of 2016, we sold our house that we had loved-well since having babies.  It was a place that was filled with emotions of pure joy and some points sadness, extreme exhaustion during sleepless nights of 3 babies waking up at all hours and then caring for energy filled kids during the day, all of our twins 1st big milestones and Rhett growing into a little boy happened there, LOTS of laughter with friends, our kids becoming friends, delish dinners on our deck, dreaming up future plans as a married team and with close friends, creating new business { Blooms & Linen Boutique  &  The Home Aesthetic } and managing others during nap times and late nights, constant prayers and spiritual growth, learning to find balance in the midst of juggling parenting/being business owners….but most of all….Never ending LOVE!  We decided to move on from this home that we adored and renovated to our modern farmhouse style, because it was the perfect time to sell while we had plenty of equity built up… but could most importantly to fulfill our dreams and goals we had set using Financial Peace University over the last 6 years { Which we HIGHLY recommend for every married couple and especially faith-based small business owners to want to become debt free }.  We are now in the process of purchasing a new home locally and are beyond excited for what the future holds!

Before we moved out of this special place, I asked my dear friend Kelsey to document our lives one last time there.  She arrived early morning as we got our twins out of bed and we then headed to our kitchen to make pancakes for breakfast { One of Rhett’s favorite things to do/eat }.  So much of our life had been spent around the kitchen, cuddling in our bedroom, rocking/soothing babies in the nursery, enjoying our beautiful backyard and reading books in the rustic playroom…we do love being home but it was also because it was often too daunting of a task to leave the house with 3 kids under the age of 2.5 { when we brought the twins home }.  Every crevice of that space had precious meaning to us and Kelsey captured it SO well!  Life is beyond messy with multiple little ones but it is BEAUTIFUL at the same time!  Nothing is perfect in our house, lives or family but we treasure what we have created!  God has given us unmeasurable blessings and we are eternally grateful for this life we have been given!  Here are some favorites and a glimpse into what our day-to-day lives have recently looked like 🙂  Thank you Kelsey for giving us these gifts of memories forever frozen in time!!!  XOXO, Stefanie

 

Our free-spirited beauty, Hazel Rose who keeps us on our toes!
Our shy and sweet Emmaline 🙂
Rhett’s favorite thing to do is wrestle with his daddy…their relationship brings such a smile to my heart!
One of our favorite parts of the nursery was the Anthropologie wall paper!  My accent wall dream come true! 
Love the busyness in this image…perfect snapshot of life 🙂
Those two make me melt!
Little mommas in training with the kitchen utensils and baby dolls!
Pancake making!

The girls have been in/out of those chairs about 6 times a day for the last 1.5 years 🙂
Love his long stories he always tells me 🙂

{ Merry Christmas | From Our Family }

We wish you a VERY merry Christmas filled with JOY, PEACE & much LOVE!  Our 3 little ones have had such fun soaking up all of the excitement of the holiday season & we have had a fun-filled weekend celebrating the birth of our Savior, while cherishing time with family & close friends!  XOXO, The Childs Family

001-storyboardRhett Easton 4.5 yrs old | Our Twins: Emmaline Ruby & Hazel Rose 2 yrs old002-storyboard

Us…celebrated 14 years of life together in 2016!

{ Happy 4th of July | From our Family }

Wishing everyone a HAPPY 4th of July while celebrating our beloved Country!  The 5 of us have many cookouts and independence day events planned with friends and family…so thankful for the FREEDOM we have been given!  Thankful for all the men and women who have fought to keep America FREE!  – XOXO

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