Skylar is just the cutest! She was so smiley and content with her little leaf. It’s so cute to watch babies marvel at the simplest things as they see our world for the first time. She played sweetly enjoying her first Fall. I hope her parents can cherish these pictures forever.
Such a beautiful and bright family picture! I could tell right away this family is full of love and laughter. Their beautiful children are at the perfect ages to have a super fun holiday season, too! May they enjoy every moment!
Oh little Miss Quinn, your smile melts me! You were so very sweet for your session. I told Quinn’s mama that I’d love to set Quinn up with my 4-month-old in 20 years, as I felt they had the same happy, sweet temperament. Quinn was an absolute pleasure and joy to photograph!
This is a family I know and love well. Lisa has been one of my best friends since she moved into my neighborhood when we were in middle school. We shared a love for N*SYNC and theater, and sat together on the bus. Eventually our sharing of a seat became a sharing of a stage in high school, and I’m proud to say we’re still sharing lifes ups and downs in our thirties!
When she asked me to document some shots with her son Landon and her parents, I was thrilled and honored! Our original plan for a shoot with fall foliage as the backdrop soon became cancelled with the non-stop gloomy October rain, but we quickly rallied to do the session in my new studio space instead. Lisa is known for her spontaneity, and showed up to the studio with half of her home furniture (haha!), but I’m so glad she did because it totally made the photos. Such perfect props to bring the coziness and beauty of fall inside!
Lisa, thank you so much for allowing me to take these photos of your beautiful family!
I loved photographing Charlotte as a newborn, six-month-old, and now a big girl! She was able to wear the same headband for all three of her sessions, which makes her photos so special and unique. Happy 1st Birthday, Charlotte!
Little Penny played the part of Belle for her newborn session to match the theme of her nursery, and it totally spoke to the 90’s girl in me. “Beauty and the Beast” is a movie my sister and I grew up on, and I’m sure Penny’s mommy did too. The window lighting in the studio beautifully complimented our re-creation of Belle’s library, and Penny’s mommy brought the perfect props to complete the “dreamy, far-off look”.
Louie’s parents are both teachers, so it was no surprise to me when they came up with the creative First Birthday theme of “Chapter One.” I absolutely love it! I also love the fact that we were able to incorporate Louie’s stuffed wolf into his newborn, six month, and first birthday pictures - especially since Louie’s middle name is Wolfe! So many neat, little details about this shoot. Happy 1st Chapter, Louie! It’s been so fun documenting your first year!
I just love the way I caught Baby Adelyn looking at her mother with wonder and admiration. It’s the same look on her grandmother’s face as she hugs her daughter and newest grandbaby. It’s always an honor to photograph multiple generations.
Sweet Evelyn is such a doll! She was the perfect subject for my first session in my new studio space! I love the simple pink, gray, and white color scheme that her mommy chose, and of course, that dress was perfect first birthday attire. Thanks for spending your morning with me, Evie - I hope you have a fun birthday!
Nothing like a fall photo session on a sweltering, humid 80-some degree day! Lucky for us, there was a cool breeze coming off the water, and a light sprinkle in the air. Miss Ava and her parents were such troopers with their beautiful smiles - you’d never know it wasn’t actually “sweater weather.”
What a view - both the background and the family! I always love capturing the S Family as they just radiate love and kindness. Even though baby girl wasn’t feeling her best, she still managed to give me some smiles. At first we fought to have her give up her little kangaroo for the pictures, but then we realized that, as her mommy puts it, its just part of the story. That is so true! My goal when I photograph any family is to capture this sentence of your story; one that you’ll fondly look back on for years to come.
When researching local photographers, Alastor’s mom said she was drawn to my woodsy logo and business name before even clicking on my website. Alastor’s parents love to hike and camp, so it’s only natural that his first birthday theme is “One Happy Camper". So cute - just like he is!
Happy 1st Birthday, Little Guy!
These two are just adorable!
The last time I saw them, they were newborns, and it was a few days after Christmas. Now here they are - 9 months and MOVING! They were so much fun to try to capture. Both were trying out their own means of transportation; Cameron crawling on all fours and Natalie army crawling with one arm tucked underneath. SO sweet! Both gave me super big, happy smiles!
One of my all-time favorite families to photograph! They always bring the smiles, perfectly coordinated outfits, and of course…the most adorable little guy!
The newest Princess of Pine has arrived!
My niece, Reece Juliet, arrived on August 29th. Her mommy, daddy, and big sissy are all thrilled to have this sweet, new addition - as is the entire family! Reece has a head full of adorable, wispy, light-brown hair, and to everyone’s surprise, blue eyes! What are the chances that my sister and brother-in-law (who both have dark eyes and hair) would now have two daughters with gorgeous bright blue eyes!? She is a tiny little thing, and looks like a doll next to my son, her big cousin Dominic, who was born 2.5 months earlier.
We all love you, Reecey! Welcome to the family!
This couple was absolutely lovely to photograph. They BOTH had a glow about them as they anxiously await becoming parents at the end of the month. They were very natural in front of the camera, and gave me lots of good candid moments. Raine was just stunning among the golden grass fields as the setting sun illuminated her.
I can't wait to meet their baby girl!
It was so fun to document a year of Jameson! His parents opted for the "First Year Special" package, so they were able to get three sessions (Newborn, Six Months, and First Birthday) for the price of two. I always enjoy watching the babies grow throughout their first year. There are always a lot of changes that take place every time I see them, but one thing that remained consistent with Jameson was his adorable red hair and lashes - why do boys always get the good lashes!? He is adorably squeezable, and as sweet as his birthday cake.
Happy 1st Birthday, Jameson!
Of course I had to temporarily come out of maternity leave to photograph my niece for her upcoming 2nd Birthday, and capture my sister's growing baby bump. This ended up being such a cute mother/daughter session. My niece Carmen is a spitfire - so sassy, but incredibly sweet. We always say that she loves hard, so hard that she can knock down her cousins with the strength of her hugs. She is small, but strong, and so much fun! She gave me such a variety of faces, and some memorable candid shots with her mommy. My sister Chelsey is due with baby girl #2 at the end of August. I can't wait to see Carm as a big sister!
We welcomed our second son, Dominic Joseph, on June 11th, 2018 at 11:18 pm. Just like his big brother Vinny, once he decided to arrive, he came quickly! At around 4 pm I noticed my contractions were getting close together, and felt differently than the practice contractions I had been experiencing for months. After timing them and realizing they were anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes apart, I called my husband to come home from work so we could go to the hospital and at least get examined.
Once there, we were told I was 4 cm dilated, 90% effaced, and NOT going home. Within a few hours, I went from 4 to 7 to 10, and three pushes later, Dominic was born! He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 18.5 inches long - coordinating perfectly with his birth date of 6.11.18 and birth time of 11:18.
To my pleasant surprise, big brother Vinny was so excited to have his baby brother come home. He has been excitedly talking a mile a minute for the past 2 weeks since Dominic's arrival, and my sleepy baby doesn't even flinch. He must have gotten used to all the noise and chaos while he was in the womb.
I finally got around to doing a newborn session for Dominic, while also being his mommy, food source, and keeping my 3 and a half-year-old at bay. Needless to say, the session took multiple attempts over 2 days, and I broke a sweat. Newborn sessions are always the most challenging sessions I do, but especially when I'm wearing both mommy and photographer hats. Thanks to my husband for acting as my "assistant" through the process.
I am enjoying taking the summer to myself to adjust to our family of four, but of course, can't wait to get back to photography in September! Please feel free to contact me over the summer to schedule your fall session!
Sweet, little Braxon was so adorable for his First Birthday Session! I first photographed him last summer when he was a little babe who couldn't yet sit up, now he won't sit still! It's so great to see these little ones time and time again growing up to be active and healthy. He was a total cutie for his pictures, and ended the session with a cupcake smash.
Happy 1st Birthday, Braxon!