Friday, December 18, 2015

The Lovely Lori

Sitting down to these pictures and this post brings tears to my eyes and a swell to my heart.  A swell of joy, a swell of love, a swell of persistence.  My brother, Sam, and his lovely wife, Lori, have one amazing kid, Walt.  It has been on Lori's heart for YEARS to have another baby.  And this year... it happened!  And not only did it happen, Juniper Bell is HERE.  I haven't had a chance to spend any amount of time with her, yet, but I know my time will come to be with her and love on her and soak in the light that infants bring.  It is with great adoration that I bring you a few pics of Lori's maternity session.  It was a short gathering to document this time in her life.  I know I was the one that took the photos and have loved this woman for decades, but I think I can say without bias that she is GORGEOUS.  Lori, you are such a gift to me.  I can't wait to be with you and your baby girl.  I adore her already!  Love you to the end of time!  -  Me

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Kim and Grands

It's not every day that someone turns 50.  This day happened to be the 50th birthday celebration of my husband's Aunt Kim.  Her grandboys were in town for the celebration (gift enough for a grandma).  My mother in law asked if I could photograph, as a gift to Kim on her behalf, Kim with her very favorite little people.  On a brisk November morning, we all met up at the creek and snapped a few shots of these cute people.  With littles, it is guaranteed to be chaotic and cuteness to the max.  These pics make me smile.  Kim, I wish you all the best as you turn your face toward a new decade.  I hope it brings with it more joy, more peace, more life, more breath.  You are loved and lovely from the inside out.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Meet Lucy

I was invited into Lucy's home to document a moment in her first days.  She arrived over the weekend, and the day before Thanksgiving her mom and dad asked for me to come snap some photos of them to commemorate her arrival.  She is a healthy, strong baby girl who is going to have to grow up fast to keep up with her vibrant big sister, Claire.  I enjoyed my time with this little nugget - waiting for her to eat, to fall asleep, to have her diapers and clothes changed.  It's always a treat to enter in to the new life with a newborn and to watch everyone gather around as they explore this new person and routine.  I am honored to have been asked.  You/we have so much to be thankful for.  Enjoy some of my favorites.

Sweet girl.

The girls.

 May your Christmas be merry!