Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stella Kate + 7 Days

I have had the pleasure of knowing Gareth and Cristie for roughly 10 years.  The two of them have been really good friends to us.  Robert and Gareth have known each other since elementary school days if I have the story straight.  We have vacationed together (and enjoyed it).  You may remember a post about them from a few years back.  Robert and I traveled to Jamaica to celebrate their wedding, and I had the privilege of taking the photos.  They are one of the most hospitable couples you will meet.  Gareth loves to plan a party or gathering.  Cristie loves to host it.  She has a real knack for appetizers.  They both make you feel like you are really wanted in their home.  It's truly a gift they have, and a gift we happily receive.  Well, 10 days ago now, they welcomed the third member of their family into the world!  Stella Kate came on her due date.  After the first week, the report is that she seems to have their even temper.  I hope and pray for them that she remains so.  I will say that I believe there has to be something to the old wives' tale that the temper of the mom is reflected in the temper of the child.  Cristie and Gareth both are pretty laid back folks.  I'm crossing my fingers that Stella is, too!  She is beautiful, Gareth and Cristie!  I couldn't be happier for all of you.  She is one lucky girl.  XOXO - MT

Friday, November 8, 2013

Catalina + 10 Months

It's hard to believe this girl is pushing a year!  She is more and more beautiful by the day.  We love her and her momma and daddy.  Enjoy the images!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Elizabeth + 15 months

Last week I had the pleasure of spending some time with Elizabeth and her parents.  Robert went to law school with Courtney and Mark.... which means we have known them for 9 years.  Holy moly!  We are getting old!  I've always really enjoyed them.  They both are relatively quiet, but don't let that fool you.  They choose their words, and level you with honesty or humor when they speak.  Mark is particularly dry and witty.  He gets me every time!  Well, 15 months ago, as any parent knows, their whole life changed!  Elizabeth, a spunky, independent, adorable, beautiful, curious little girl was born.  She is a firecracker in every possible good way.  She reminds me a lot of my Lucy.  Just don't get in her way, and she's a happy camper!  So we were off to explore the world through Elizabeth's eyes.  We hit the family's favorite porch and swing, the local fountain, and had a run through the backyard.  She was a delight!  Courtney and Mark, thanks for having me over.  It was and always is a treat to spend time with you.  I wish we did it more often!  You're Elizabeth is a jewel!  Enjoy the memories!

Investigating the marigold plants...  what's that?

The fam in all their cuteness.

Fun times with dad!  She has such a great smile!

Such a beauty.

Silly moments with momma.

Planning the next move.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Momma's Boy

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with these two cuties in their fantastic backyard to snap a few shots!  Sam is a vibrant 5 year old FULL of ideas, energy, and charisma.  We wandered around the yard taking his lead for about 30 minutes, and then he declared he was done.  And that was that.  We were finished.  God bless children for calling it like it is!  In those few minutes together, we got some really cute shots.  These two adore each other.  Enjoy the memories!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Catalina + 4.5 Months

It's hard to believe that this little one is pushing the 5 month mark already.  As my grandma says, life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!  I hate to think of how quickly time passes at her age!  Anyway... back to Catalina... this little beauty is getting bigger, more expressive, and showing signs of a feisty, fun personality by the day!  Enjoy!

Seriously... those eye lashes are AMAZING!

Getting soooo close to sitting up and happy about it!

Such a beauty.

Girl's got attitude.

I love when you can hear a photo!

MK, William & Jeb: Cuteness

It's INSANE how fast time has flown.  Truly insane.  MK is turning 5 this summer.  WHAT?  Really?  Well... the older these kiddos get, the more mobile, opinionated, animated, precious and hilarious they become.  The words to describe this shoot would be FAST, chaotic, hilarious, and a whole lot of fun!  One thing that I especially love about these shoots is these kiddos' momma.  She dolls them up in their smocked finery, has a general idea of what may or may not work, and then lets them go.  And we are all off to the races.  Her goal is to not threaten them too much so as to ruin this experience for them and make them not want to do this EVER again.  I applaud her for holding what may be high expectations at bay and letting her kids be kids in front of the camera.  It's such a joy to watch and an honor to document.  And honestly, I think they turn out pretty great.  Maybe not traditional.  Maybe not overly posed.  But a fun representation of where these kids are at this point in their life.  They just make me smile!  Enjoy!

These are some seriously cute kids!

This guy is going to be a knock out.  

How is he already 9 months old?

Sister love.

Such a doll.

Animation is in their genes!

That's more like it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Javier {9 days}

The newest member of our family arrived on April 15.  After an AMAZING home birth, this bundle of joy joined my husband's brother and sister-in-law's world.  He is a healthy baby boy with an amazing head of hair!  We have all enjoyed holding him and looking at him... just looking at him.  I have always been amazed at what these little, sleepy creatures do to us.  They captivate us as they sleep.  They suck us in.  They must call from the other side or something because they grab hold of our hearts and give us patience and time to just watch.  They are amazing.  Truly.  I had the great pleasure of snapping a few photos of Javi last week to document this moment in his life.  Javier, thanks for joining us!  We are all so glad you are here... even Lucy will be happy you're here eventually.  Give her some time.  We love you and are looking forward to watching you... just watching you... for years to come.  Blessings on you, sweet boy.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Quinn + 12 Months

It's WILD, absolutely WILD, that Quinn has already passed the 12 month mark.  How in the WORLD did that already happen?!  It is no surprise WHATSOEVER that she continues to grow into a beautiful little girl.  It's amazing what a difference 4 months makes.  The last time I had the chance to spend a little time with the gal she was sitting up confidently.  Four months later, she has been walking for a month and thinks it is just marvelous!  She's still fine tuning the coordination, but she gets around folks!  Her parents are loving it and panicked all at the same time!  It's so fun to watch.  It truly goes by sooooo fast!  Here's proof of her beauty!

Could they be any cuter?

This this man likes being a granddad?  Just a tinch.