Monday, November 14, 2011

The C Family

I have to tell you, it is SUCH AN HONOR to be requested back into a couple's life. Two years ago, I had the great pleasure of photographing Taylor and Nate at their wedding. We did it all... engagements, bridals, and wedding. Last Saturday, we met up with their daughter at the Clinton Library grounds to snap a few for the Christmas holidays. They are just as darling and pleasant as ever! They brought me out of my pseudo-retirement. As many of you probably don't know, my husband and I welcomed our first child into the world in September. During my pregnancy, I tapered my photography work WAY back. But Taylor requested, and I couldn't say no, and I'm so glad I didn't. Enjoy the images! Taylor and Nate - thank you! Love to you three. - MT

sweet family

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tripp + 1 Year {little rock, ar toddler photographer}

This morning I had the great pleasure of joining Tripp and his parents, Kate and Joey, for a morning down by the river. Tripp is a VERY happy, animated, one year old little boy who has your heart the moment you look at those GIANT blue eyes! It was my first time to meet Tripp despite the fact that we've known Kate and Joey for almost 7 years!! Joey and Robert went to law school together (and therefore Kate and I attended functions together). They have been so good about staying in touch with us (thanks, guys!). And so it was, we were all together at a Christmas party last year when Kate heard I take photos. We've worked all spring, dodging rain and tornadoes, to find a time to meet. Today it happened! The rain held off. The temperature was perfect. The breeze was comfortable. And the park was all ours! The rest is history! Enjoy the images of this spunky, happy little boy and his family! XOXO - MT

Peek a boo!
Such cuties!

So close to walking!!!

Sizing it up...

The cute parents.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Night Lights: Easter Extravaganza

On April 23rd, I had the pleasure of spending time at the Night Lights Easter Extravaganza. Night Lights is a monthly Kids Night Out program for children ages 12 and under with Autism, Asperger's, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and their siblings. As a way to celebrate the season and raise a little money for upcoming Night Lights KNO events, Jerilyn Wasson, one of the founders of Night Lights, planned the Easter Extravaganza complete with face painting, Easter egg hunts, a blowup bouncy room, and a photo booth. It was a huge hit. My job was to man the photo booth and capture families, smiles and moments. I had a great time meeting all the different people. It touched my heart to see the parents who clearly are doing everything in their power to love these children who desperately need them. I applaud you all! Well done!

For the parents who are interested in the photos, please click here. As a reminder to you, please note that you have two options to receive digital negatives: either order through the online gallery OR email a list of images you are interested in. Please disregard the discount code on the back of your cards. I will assume that you are interested in the digital negatives for all orders unless you email me separately and tell me you actually want prints. Digital negatives are complimentary. All other prints and products are available at full retail prices. I know many of you are anxious to receive these images. I am anxious for you to have them. I ask that you be patient with me. I will fill the orders as quickly as possible, but I do work full time out of the home. I will attend to this as time allows and will keep working at it until you all have the images you need!! Enjoy the memories!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

William + 7 Months

Last summer, William came into the world... one laid back dude. I had the great pleasure of photographing him days after his arrival, and he slept almost the entire shoot. Can we say, amazing?! Seven months later, we met up again for an afternoon of photos with William and his sister, Mary Kathryn, and William was all grins. Alert, attentive, and even cutting teeth! It is so much fun to have the opportunity to see these little people at different stages and see how much they grow. It is truly AMAZING to watch. Kathryn, thanks so much for inviting me into your home to capture images of your sweet little ones. You guys are all so darling. I hope you enjoy these images! Many thanks and lots of love - Mary

Sweet Kisses from MK

Mary Kathryn is an awesome, lively 2 1/2 year old.
Today's mission was to brush EVERYTHING and declare it "beee-u-tiful".
She has such a great big personality! Love her!

Love his rolls. Love them.

Such a doll!

Winding down.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lincoln + 5 Weeks

Last summer, I ran into a friend from my childhood in the grocery store. Sarah was darling and preggers with a little boy. It is ALWAYS good to see Sarah. She has a very tender, open spirit that is welcoming and disarming. We talked a bit and she wanted to know if I am still doing photography... in December, I got the call. The baby had arrived, the house was ready, the only missing ingredient was the photographer. Despite the insane schedule leading up to the Holidays, we found a time to gather at their home and capture Lincoln's newness! I took my watch off in the car and wanted to just be with them... be in their presence, capturing their new family unit, and enjoying this baby boy. We spent the better part of the afternoon together - shooting, changing, shooting, feeding, shooting, cleaning up, shooting, sleeping. It was delightful. Here are a few of the images from our time together. I hope you enjoy! Sarah, Charlie, and Lincoln - thank you. Much love and all the best in this new year as you continue to grow as a family - enjoying each other as you go. - Mary

Lincoln was born in October... LOVE this!

Sleeping on the job, Santa.

The dog needed in on some of the lovin', too!

Sweet Sarah. Momma.