Posted on January 3, 2013
I can’t believe you are already gone.
You seemed to fly by so fast.
I love looking through the photos I’ve taken for clients for the yearly
end of the year blog post.
It makes me so happy to revisit each session,
to see all those smiling faces again,
and to reflect on just how fortunate I am to be able to do something I love so much.
Here is a little peek into my 2012.
(These do not include the Beauty Boudoir
side of RLP.)
Thank you, thank you, thank you
each and every one of you,
for a wonderful 2012.
I can’t wait to see what happens in 2013!
Posted on November 8, 2012
This life passes by much too quickly.
You wake one morning to discover you have one in high school.
And only one at home.
Really, when did that happen?
Some sweet friends and I decided that we wanted to make a concentrated
effort to capture all the little in between moments
that make up our lives.
Those not so perfect, everyday, beautiful moments
that are the very core of who we are.
We wanted to
We have no rules save for the one where once a month we share
photographs of our little, everyday moments.
Some months I’ll share photos from the entire month.
Some months, like this one, I will only share a few from a particular
happening or event.
My girls were outside, very dirty after a hard afternoon of playing,
and bouncing on the trampoline in pretty light.
She is growing so fast. She looks so much older than almost eight.
So adorable in her dirty faced, underbite happiness.
This one is all sunshine and rainbows. She’s so incredibly sweet.
They were tossing their stuffies in the air in hopes to catch them in the tree branches.
Sometimes they missed.
Oh, hi, not in focus face. Do I care? Not at all.
I think I’m going to enjoy this project. Follow along with my friends, the next one is on Tina’s blog!!
Posted on October 11, 2012
I’ve been spending most of my free time going through older photos and
haven’t spent a lot of time on the photos that I’ve been taking recently.
I’m trying to get all these old photos together and put them in a photobook.
It may even end up being two or three books
because I’m working through all unprinted photos for the last
That’s a lot of photos!
It’s been a great trip down memory lane.
My kiddos have grown so much over the years.
My photography has changed.
And overall I’m incredibly happy with how I’ve documented our life.
I want to share some of these photos,
some that have never even seen the light of day,
but only once I start working on layouts.
Right now I’m still figuring out what I want to include
and making sure they are edited.
Basically, they are still a mess.
So, for today I decided to share some recent memories.
Not too long ago,
I met up with John and the girls
at a local walking/bike trail
so I could push the stroller with the tot as
the big girls rode bikes.
I find myself not bringing a big camera out with us as often as I used to do.
My phone is used as a point and shoot for our
day to day snapshots.
I could have easily only had it with me this day,
but I will be forever happy that I was meeting them after a session.
This means I already had my camera bag with me and had no excuses
to not whip out the big boys for this awesome occasion.
It was the day that Tatum was going to attempt riding her bike without training wheels.
I caught the very moment she rode her bike without any help.
I love, love, love her tongue sticking out!
There have been some pretty amazing days so far this fall
and we’ve spent lots of time outside.
It’s been such a welcome relief to the relentless heat from this summer.
These photos are just from one afternoon right after John came home from work.
I was snapping photos of the girls as they were playing.
He noticed a huge dead branch caught in other branches up in one of the trees.
Then we took turns swinging the girls around while trying to
take photos of their faces.
Just a lovely day.
There you have it.
A little Family Friday love since it’s been awhile since I posted one.
Posted on September 4, 2012
My kids are growing up.
One is a Freshman.
One is in 2nd grade.
One is in preschool.
That leaves me with just one little love at home with me during the day.
Not going to lie, that sometimes bums me out.
I’m trying really hard to not panic at how the time is just slipping
through my desperate fingers.
I’m instead trying to savor those little moments we have together.
I find myself wanting to capture ‘perfect’ moments less and less
and just wanting to capture the real moments.
The bed head.
The messy living room.
Mismatched pajamas and popcorn on the floor.
Years from now I know I’ll cherish these more.
I’ll be able to look through these photos and vividly remember our day to day life.
That good stuff that makes us Us.
Join me on a typical weekend day for us.
She’s finally making her bed without being nagged all the time.
I’ve saved that rose for years. It’s from a bouquet John surprised me with oh so many years ago.
It was a gorgeous day for a quick trip down the road to see some friends.
Life is good.
Posted on August 27, 2012
Summer is now at an end for us.
Three of four kids are in school this year.
That’s an insane feeling, one that I’m still not entirely used to.
Before school started, I took some family photos of my sister’s family.
It was loud and crazy and oh so fun, just like them.
We went over to her house for a impromptu Sunday bbq the day before school started
to let the kiddos have one last summer play date.
I told her that I wanted her to take a photo of my family.
(Well, most of my family because Blaze wasn’t with us, but he will be with us when we have portraits taken by
Kate later this fall.)
I took some test shots to get the settings for her, posed everyone, then ran over to join
and let Autumn snap away.
She did great, right? I love this.
I can’t wait to get this on my wall
and I can’t wait to have the entire family in front of the camera, too!
Posted on April 18, 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 24, 2012
Yeah, it’s been a fun spring break for us this year.
And when it wasn’t raining, this was what we were doing.
Posted on March 21, 2012