Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Unplanned surprises bring the most joy…

Yesterday’s session was centered around the newest little one in this family of five…baby brother Michael will soon be here to join in the fun, and after last week’s family of four girls, I had a blast playing with these three soon-to-be big brothers.

See how beautiful mom is? Radiant…peaceful…she handles being the only girl in a pack of boys VERY well.

I wanted to make sure we had a few sweet images of the current baby of the family.  Baby #4 was a surprise, and little Andrew is going to do a great job of showing him the ropes.

This is one of my favorite images from this session…a tangled mess of limbs in the background, laughter and tickles, and a big eyed brother in the front.  I *heart* this.


Harper Amelia…

Last week I had the great honor of documenting sweet Harper’s arrival, and the precious introduction to her three big sisters.  On Saturday we had her newborn session, and I had another chance to play with this new little one.

Trying to get three big ones to sit still with one little one is never easy. But I *heart* this image so much, and had to show it.

Sisters. Love it.

And with that…I’m out!  I’m setting my alarm to go off in (HOLY COW! TWO HOURS???) so I can join 19 of my favorite Montessori Mamas on our annual trek to Mexico.  Yes, our school rocks.  ;)

Have a great weekend everyone!


The best Valentine’s dates are found here…

Sunday night was a very special night for several families in the area.  Heroes for Children is, as many know, a childrens’ charity that is near and dear to my heart.  I am always happy to help them in any way that I can, and was thrilled to be asked to photograph their annual Valentine’s Dinner.

Every family in attendance has been touched by childhood cancer, and although they were brought together by a terrible thing, the love that each family has for each other made it a wonderful night and a perfect Valentine’s celebration.  I had an absolute blast photographing these precious families, and I pulled a few off my card to show here.

HFC-Thank you for asking me to be there on Sunday night.



Today I had the chance to play with another squishy newborn…and this one was squishier than most!  Wyatt came into this world weighing 10 pounds, and his session is one I’ve been looking forward to ever since we heard his birth weight. How often do you get to play with a 10 pounder?

Wyatt is the first born of this sweet little family,and his parents are absolutely smitten with their little man.

A great thing about Wyatt’s session is that his grandparents were there.  It’s rare enough that I get to meet grandparents at sessions, but rarer still is the chance to photograph them with their precious new grandbaby.

And one thing that I noticed today is how much Wyatt looks like his grandfather:

And again…these sweet grandparents are just so in love with their Wyatt!

Welcome to the world, sweet Wyatt!  I look forward to watching you grow!


Pink or Blue?

I was lucky enough to help welcome a new little life into this world today…the newest baby in a family with three girls.  The big question of the day: What would it be?

Votes were cast by the bazillion family members in the waiting room, and I had a mental bet placed (I said girl).

At 3:54 pm Harper Amelia came into the world with the sweetest, softest cry I have ever heard. Another girl!

She weighs a dainty 7 pounds 1 ounce, and looks *just* like her three sisters.

The three big sisters were fetched from the waiting room and allowed to be the first to see their new baby, find out what SHE was, and hear her name.

I think they were a *mite* excited:

When the time came to hold her, tears and pleads of “Me first! “I wanna hold her!” came fast and hard from this little trio of big sisters.  Daddy was fair and let them each have a turn, going from youngest to oldest.

No longer the middle child, sweet Ellie had a hard time sharing (but an easy time loving on) her new baby sister.

This just says it all:

Congratulations everyone!  Harper is a love, and I can’t wait to see her grow and change.

Welcome to the wold Harper Amelia!