Saturday, September 8, 2012

stari {preggers}

Robert's cousin, Stari, is expecting!  Milo is due to arrive in December, and the enthusiasm is mounting!  Stari was in town for a shower, so we met out our house to do a quick photoshoot to document this really exciting time.  Stari does everything with style... so of course it was so fun to photograph her.  With darling clothes, fun accessories, a winning grin, and the sweetest spirit you have ever met, we captured her cute self and basketball belly in no time!  Enjoy the photos!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome John

Mary Kathryn and William, two of my very favorite subjects whom I have been photographing for years, have a new brother!  Five days after John's arrival, we all gathered at their home to document his newness.  His squishy, sleepy, beautiful self warmed my heart.  Kathryn and Scott are the proud parents of some serious cuteness.  They make the most beautiful children, and it is such an honor to be asked over to capture them on "film" as they grow.  I was at their house in January for a WILD photo shoot full of basketball playing, umbrella swinging, running, jumping, tackling... you get the idea.  This go around was a completely different deal.  The curiosity and enthusiasm were no less, but the gentleness and calmness were much more.  I don't know if it was a subconscious respect for their new sibling or if they have really grown up, but they were particularly sweet and agreeable.  Such a treat!  Kathryn, again, thank you.  I hope you enjoy these memories!

is there anything better?

safe in his sweet momma's arms

love this diaper cover... and the baby is pretty cute, too!


i love these beautiful kiddos

Monday, September 3, 2012

quinn {four months}

Quinn is growing up!  She is absolutely beautiful.  With her porcelain skin and sparkling eyes, it is hard to look away.  She is just adorable... and ADORED by her sweet parents.  It was so fun to spend some time with this sweet family and see how they are getting along, getting the hang of this parenting thing, and thoroughly appreciating these moments with this precious child of theirs.  Thanks for asking me along.  I hope you enjoy these images of you and your Quinn!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tatum + 7 Days

Seven days after she arrived, I had the great pleasure of meeting sweet Tatum!  A precious little nugget of a baby who was born into an amazing family.  Kate and Joey are the proud parents and Tripp is the interested and enthusiastic 2 year old brother.  Despite the challenges of the hot summer day, a tired older brother, and a hungry belly, Tatum was a rock star.  Once the basics were met - dry diaper and milk, she knocked on off and was completely agreeable.  Kate and Joey, I am truly impressed by you guys.  It's not a surprise really, but you both seem so good at this parenting thing.  At least from the outside, you look like a good team!  I love watching you grow as a family.  Thanks for including me in such an amazing time. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mika + Carson = Quinn

In February, I had the pleasure of photographing Mika when she was pregnant. In April, Quinn arrived! She is just perfect. An adorable, wriggly, wrinkly, serious, beautiful baby girl. It just melts my heart to see new, new babies. It was only 8 months ago, we brought one of those home with us... and she has changed SOOOOO much since then! It truly is a miracle, a gift, and a game changer. Thank you so much for inviting me back to your home to document this new chapter. I am so pleased for you both! Together, you make a gorgeous family - inside and out.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Erin + Brian = Henry

Erin and Brian have been featured several times on this blog... engagement pics, wedding coverage, and now their beautiful family photos!  Henry arrived last July.  He is truly a delight.  He is a happy, giggly, squeezable baby with the most amazing blue eyes you've ever seen!  We met out at Erin's dad's land for a quick photo session in between meal time and nap time.... my how things have changed!

Erin, I love you and am so grateful for your friendship.  Thanks for blazing the way through this unchartered landscape with me.  I am grateful for you!

the sweet baby boy and his adorable little shoes

the beautiful family and their amazing baby blues

happy, chatty kiddo

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

mika + carson are having a baby!

I have known Mika for over fifteen years. My memories of her mainly are of Chemistry class in 11th grade. She sat in front of me and was kind, smart, quiet... and beautiful. Truly beautiful. She has a sparkle about her. She and her mom and sister all have this. They will tell you that you are just being sweet, but truly, they are beautiful women. So to be asked some fifteen years later to photograph her maternity photos was such an honor. I joined her and her sweet husband, Carson, at their home on Saturday to document this amazing time. Baby Quinn is due here in the next month or so and the anticipation of her arrival is mounting. Mika, I hope you enjoy these, but more importantly, I hope you realize just how gorgeous you are. You are sweet and kind... always have been. Thanks so much for asking me to join in this celebration. Enjoy these memories!

nothing like a glowing mama-to-be

jones - their first baby