Posted on October 1, 2012
These two boys?
The cutest things ever.
It took all my will power not to scoop them up
and run away.
Posted on September 25, 2012
This is one of those posts where I keep trying and retrying to write it
and just find myself at a loss for words.
This family is so near and dear to my heart.
I’ve been photographing their sweet faces since 2009.
It was shortly after my second session with them that it was discovered
that the mom, Emilie, had a brain tumor.
She fought a long battle and was so positive and beautiful the entire time.
Her outlook on life was truly inspiring.
She was the type of mom that I want to be like.
Sadly, last year, weeks after I took their family portraits,
sweet Emilie lost her battle.
When Jason contacted me this year to schedule a family session, saying that Emilie would have
been mad at him if he didn’t get annual family photos taken,
He is such a good daddy to these three beautiful children.
And he does so much to honor Emilie’s memory.
It is a beautiful thing.
It’s an honor to be able to capture the love this family has for each other.
“We should all be so in love with each day.”
Posted on May 8, 2012
That’s what this little doll was thinking the entire shoot, I’m sure.
She was all smiles and giggles until the moment I put the camera to my face.
Even while giving the stink eye, she was super adorable.
Oh, hey, remember that time she almost thought I was funny?
Posted on April 18, 2012
Posted on April 11, 2012
Posted on March 30, 2012
Well, I was really hoping to have my son’s birthday letter and a photo session with him today,
but he has a social engagement.
Fourteen year olds.
I will share this self-portrait I took with the girls this winter.
We were all in need of a shower.
I have on zero make-up.
My room is a mess.
(And actually doesn’t look like that anymore.)
And you can see my sewing kit and a really, really, really old canvas
we got from one of our very first official family photos.
The fourteen year old was only six!! )
I don’t care about any of that.
I just care about the fun we had, the giggles, and the love.
This little slice of my life will soon be hanging up in my room.
(If you have a mom in your life who would just adore a laid back casual
session with her little loves,
then you need to contact me about
Mommy Loves Me session
for Mother’s Day!)
Posted on March 29, 2012
(Okay, a few words.
Tates has recently watched Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
and is a bit obsessed.
This was her ‘Not Bummer Summer or Spring’
check list for thrill points.
They also pulled out tons of blankets to
turn the trampoline into a clubhouse.
It’s not the best photo from a technical standpoint, but she was just too adorable.)
Posted on March 9, 2012
Not exactly a 10 on 10 (ten photos from a day posted on the 10th of the month), but I liked it anyway.
(I also get into kicks where I like to process my personal images with presets by Kellie Hatcher.
They are so fun.)
Sensory tub and bed head.
(doesn’t everyone wear unicorn costumes. And doesn’t every unicorn wear a bikini top? Hm…)
Evidence of someone jumping off of the fireplace…
A gift from Nana and Papa.
Strawberries are awesome.
Posted on January 26, 2012
It’s such a magical, special time, don’t you think?
They are exploring and growing and learning.
Becoming little people.
It’s a special time for Mommies, too.
We have to learn that our babies are quickly becoming something other than our babies.
That can be so hard to do.
I spend a lot of time capturing these little moments in the lives of my own children.
I often find that
they are more precious to me
than the ‘proper’ photo shoots that I set up for them.
I like the photos with the toys.
I try to include myself in these photos as much as I can.
I always seem to get the urge to whip out the tripod and remote
on days when I’m still in my jammies, too, with hair just as unkempt.
And I still love the images.
I wanted to capture the little moments that I love so much for another mommy.
Just her and her little person
doing what they do during the day.
Something for her to look back on in a few years, smile, maybe cry,
but ultimately be oh so happy that she can hold something in her hands
that freeze the simplicity of those days
when her baby was still her baby.
So, I put out my first casting call.
This is what happened:
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Posted on January 16, 2012
My sister had a sweet little baby girl last week.
She’s a doll.
She has round little cheeks
and a squishy little face.
I got to pull the Auntie card and photograph her over the weekend.
And I get to do another session with her and the entire family soon!
Lucky me again!
Here are some of my faves from her newborn session.
Prepare for your ovaries to ache
(if you have ovaries. If you are reading this,
don’t have ovaries, but suddenly find them aching,
please go to the doctor! )
She’s just THAT cute.