Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Girouard Family

We made a very challenging choice to take our kids out of full-time daycare and put them in a mother's day out program this time last year.  It has been both an extremely rewarding year and a far harder year than I anticipated.  I never knew how much I did without my kids underfoot that would need to be attended to in their company... 

One thing that has made this year more enjoyable has been new friendships.  My kids are in the same classes as the two oldest Girouard kiddos, and that has meant our paths have crossed A LOT.  Additionally, the mother of this beautiful crew happens to be a friendly, open, fellow mom in the trenches, down to earth, loving, kind hearted person.  My kids got friends, and so did I!  It's a major win-win! 

So when I was asked to snap a few shots of them to commemorate the baby's first birthday, it was a no brainer.  Enjoy the smiles and the memories!  Love all five of you!  MT

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jackie + 8 Months

My kids are past the baby stage.  Occasionally they want me to "hold them like a baby" which is getting increasingly challenging as they get BIGGER AND BIGGER.  Within the last month we have put away the changing table and said hello to "big boy underwear".  In a few months we will likely say goodbye to the crib and the paci.  And that'll be the end of babies at our house (with the exception of the highly detailed life my daughter lives with "her" babies).  And just like that... it's gone.  And while I am glad so much of that is gone, it is such a joy to be with other people's babies and makes my mommy heart kind of ache thinking back on when my people were tiny and transforming moment by moment.  This little bundle is no exception.  The last time we gathered for photos, he couldn't sit on his own and was a little fussy pants.  This time, he could sit on his own and was a JOY.  I mean, just look at him!  I love a squishy, giggly baby.  Thanks for sharing a few moments with me and letting me love on that beautiful boy of yours!  He's a doll!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lincicome Family

I don't actually remember when I met the Lincicomes.  My memory includes swim team and baby sitting and somehow has extended into my late 30's...  They are fond memories and lovely people.  So when I got the text to see if I could do a photo shoot... like... in two days, I checked to see what was on the calendar and said YES!  The group has expanded since swim team days.  There are two new adults and three beautiful children.  They had all gathered for the weekend to baptize the two newest additions!  Dressed in the finery at 9:00am on a Sunday, we tip toed our way through the Old Mill grounds and snapped what I hope will be cherished moments for years to come.  Enjoy the images!



Friday, March 4, 2016

Jackie + 4 Months

This little butter ball is growing like a weed!  I don't get to see his chunky self as often as I like, so when we gather to snap a few shots it's always a treat.  I feel like that obnoxious Great Aunt that just wants to pinch cheeks and fawn over all the rolls!  It's been over a month since these images were shot.  I can only imagine what additions have been made!  Until we meet again, Jackie, here's looking at you kid!  XOXO - Tia Mary

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Helen + 1 Year

I'm telling you what, to be asked YEARS later to return to take photos of a former bride and groom and their family is such an honor and a treat.  Navigating a wedding and album design together is a bonding experience.  At this point, it's like seeing old friends!  A couple of weeks ago, I joined Helen and her parents at their house to capture images of this girl at age one.  She had the sniffles and maybe something happening with her ear and of course had a rougher than usual night leading up to our early morning visit.  But rest assured, that is strangely normal.  Despite not feeling 100%, Helen showed us her adorable personality complete with 2 cute teeth, a big smile, and intense blue eyes.  She's a doll.  I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Juniper + 1 Month

I'm biased.  I know that and so should you.  We just need to get that out of the way.  Now we can proceed...

Juniper Bell arrived on November 20, 2015, 6 weeks ahead of time.  She spent some weeks... I lost count... in NICU.  She is the first niece I have added to my collection, and I couldn't be more pleased.  Life with a preemie is something I have never witnessed before.  It is intense, calendared and calculated, needier, in many ways foreign to my experience.  She is now almost one month past her due date and is reminding me more of the babies I brought home.  Starting to track when people are around, eating well and more on demand, fattening up, getting louder.  It's amazing to see.  It feels like babies grow in timelapse photography.  They literally grow before our eyes that first year. 

My sister-in-law, Lori, big-brother Walt, Juniper, and I gathered at their house two days before Christmas to snap a few photos to commemorate her arrival.  I hope you appreciate the beauty of these people as much as I do.  I'm so lucky to call them my own.  I love you all to the moon and back!

He waited a long time for this.  He's a big brother!

Sweet snuggles.

Juniper, you are loved.  Deeply.


Monday, January 4, 2016

The M Family

You've seen these folks a time or two.  They are in the prime baby years at their house, and they keep inviting me back to document moments of their lives.  Truly, there's no greater honor.  It's one thing to be asked once.  It is another thing entirely to be asked over again and again.  I make sure they know they don't HAVE to... and they continue to.  I don't take that for granted.

So... that said... there's no need for introductions.  You've met a time or two before!  These folks are DOING IT.  They are having babies, starting businesses, stopping businesses, learning new jobs, continuing old jobs, not to mention parenting those babies (which is a mind blowing experience in and of itself), and staying married (again... mind blowing).  So the fact that they found time to get dressed and smile and enjoy each other in front of the camera is truly amazing.  Enjoy a few shots from our time together a few weeks back.  Aren't they cute?  Love you all!

They are such a beautiful bunch.

Sweet, silly Lina

Somebody REALLY LOVES her daddy!