I loved doing this session with one of my favorite families in one of my favorite locations - Historic Harmony! The Spring flowers were in full-bloom, and the plants their greenest. The evening was warm, and the tiny downtown area was alive with people and live music! It was the perfect night to catch some shots of sweet Aiden, who turned 4 at the beginning of April. I’m so glad we waited until Spring was in full swing to do his pictures. As always, he was the perfect subject.
It was great seeing Braxon and his parents again for their session in Historic Harmony. The last time I saw him, we were doing his first birthday cake smash, and he was just starting to get curls. What an adorable, handsome toddler he has become! Happy Birthday, Braxon!
This Mother’s Day, I was honored to assist a friend in creating a beautiful gift for her sweet Omi. Oma or Omi means grandmother in German, and my friend credits her caring grandmother with raising her to be the woman she is today - and I can say as her friend, she is a phenomenal mommy, so her Omi should be very proud.
For this session, my friend and her children wore authentic German clothing from her Omi’s hometown of Berlin. These are outfits they wear every year when their family attends Oktoberfest activities here in the states. The most special part of all? My friend actually wore the outfits her children are wearing when she was little! For Mother’s Day, she was able to print these pictures and present them to Omi side-by-side with photos of herself in the outfits as a child. How special and unforgettable.
I LOVE family history, so if you have a family heirloom or location that you’d like to capture in photos, please reach out to me. I’d love to help you create these timeless memories!
Baby Knox stole my heart during his in-home newborn session, especially when he put on that lion mane and was serving some ‘tude! There is something about a little grumpy baby face that is sooo sweet. In all seriousness, though, he was a little angel for his session. Such a pleasant, little guy. Looking all around, taking in his new home. I am so happy for his proud parents!
Adelyn looked stunning in her dreamy, light and airy six month portraits. I photographed her mommy’s maternity session, and Adelyn’s newborn session, so I’ve enjoyed watching her grow from a bump to a beautiful baby girl! She was flawless against the white-on-white studio background. I can’t wait to see her for her first birthday session in another six months!
This family is near and dear to me, so I was so honored to capture their newborn session for their newest addition, Baby Patrick! Patrick is so cute, and napped sweetly for the majority of his time with me. Big sister Lily was a doll too, and had the cutest little smile for her pictures. Patrick posed with his dad’s hat and dog tags from his time serving in the Middle East, as well as highlighted some of his dad’s interests like fishing with the most adorable little crocheted fishing outfit. Patrick is going to have such fun exploring the outdoors with his dad!
We are slowly creeping back into the warm weather! Nights are longer, and Golden Hours are upon us! I love doing outdoor photo shoots, and this one with Kelly and Bennett was my first of 2019. It is best to do outdoor photography early in the morning or an hour before sunset. Contrary to what one may think, a sunny day is not ideal for photography, and the mid-day hours aren’t either. I met Kelly and Bennett in the morning to capture a few “mommy & me” style shots to commemorate the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. The love these two have for one another was evident through their smiles.
Siddh (and big brother Aadi) were so sweet for their session in their beautiful home. For these types of sessions, I like to capture some candid shots in black and white, as I always feel they truly show the details of the newborn days the best. Siddh (pronounced like Crosby) was alert and pleasant, giving his parents smiles, and just taking it all in. What a cutie!
Baby Cameron came a little bit earlier than expected, but this little guy is so strong! He was wide awake for most of his session, smiling and kicking! After a brief NICU stay, I could tell he was happy to be home with Mommy and Daddy. What a sweet, little guy. Welcome to the world, Cameron!
I didn’t even know that Stella was a redhead when I decided to wrap green eucalyptus around a bucket for her newborn session. After seeing her next to it, I realized how perfectly it went with her red hair, as it resembles shamrocks. She was such a perfect angel for her session! After settling in and finding her comfy spot, she slept soundly. What a pleasure it was to meet her!
I first met Ella when she was still in her mommy’s tummy. It has been such a pleasure to watch her grow from bump, to newborn, to baby, to one-year-old! She served many different looks for her First Birthday Session. She was a boho beauty, pretty in pearls, and precious in her party hat! I love when parents bring a variety of looks to play with for portrait sessions. It makes the pictures so diverse, and gives us a chance to showcase different styles.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Ella!
In-home Maternity Sessions are a lot of fun. I always like to showcase the nursery as the candid backdrop. This gender-neutral nursery is just beautiful! I LOVE gray, and the simple pops of color with the real flower arrangements. Such a lovely touch!
Ashley and Sean had an amazing maternity session. I love all the candid shots, especially when we captured the joy on their faces while feeling some baby kicks. The posed shots were equally as stunning - I just love a black & white maternity silhouette. What a photogenic couple!
Baby Kate was taking everything in at her birthday session. She was serious and sweet, but that can make for some gorgeous photos - I mean, look at those big baby blues! She looked right into the camera, and was dressed perfectly, which was no surprise since her parents are two of the best-dressed people I know! Happy Birthday (next month), Sweet Girl!
Amita was simply stunning in red for her maternity session. I actually wore the same dress (but in blue) for my own maternity session last May, so I’m obviously a fan of her choice! Simple solid dresses look amazing on pregnant women as they highlight the bump and photograph beautifully. I love the pop of color against the simplistic beauty of the studio, as well.
It was a pleasure to meet Amita, and photograph the natural joy on her face when she looked at her bump and her cute little boy. Can’t wait to meet baby boy #2 in a few weeks!
Miss Emma is Miss Personality! She is so sweet, and her adorable smile is effortless in front of the camera. I’ve enjoyed photographing her over the past year, and was so excited to also capture a few mommy and daughter shots in this session. “Mommy & Me” portraits always turn out beautifully, as there is no love stronger than that of a parent for their child. That joy always seems to radiate through.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Emma!
After every storm, there is a rainbow. Wesley Scott is that rainbow for his family. After having their first child, Wesley’s mommy and daddy dealt with devastating infant loss, but came out bravely on the other side. The clouds began to lift, and they discovered they were expecting again - this time with sweet baby Wesley.
Wesley’s mommy and daddy were so strong to share this story with me, and request a rainbow portrait for their “Rainbow Baby;” which is a common term for a baby born after a loss. I thank them for sharing this story with me, and also for allowing me to capture such an amazing moment in their family. I met them two years ago when I photographed their first newborn, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know them.
Wesley’s mommy is a leader in our local community. She is such an example of maternal strength, in more ways than one. I wish her, and their entire family all the best, and hope to see them again soon!
So right before the hustle and bustle of Christmas, my baby turned six months. Half a year already! Such a great time to get pictures while they’re old enough to smile and pose, but not old enough to get away from the camera!
People always say that I must have such amazing pictures of my own children since I’m a photographer. Well the truth is, just like any mom…I often forget to take pictures of their milestones. So with the busyness of Christmas upon us, I realized that I hadn’t planned anything cute or creative for Dominic’s six month photos - something that should be documented! My quick fix was a simple, white onesie, the furry blanket I use for all his monthly pictures, and the backdrop of…well…our play room. What you can’t see in the pictures are toys scattered everywhere.
It was actually a good exercise to use only natural window light and play with my cameras manual settings.
Thought I’d finally get around to sharing these since he’ll be turning seven months in just a few days. haha!
It was a Winter ONE-derland with Harper in the studio! The (almost) New Years baby was pretty in her pink tutu fit for the tiniest sugar plum fairy. She is so darling! I’ve enjoyed photographing her brother for the past few years, and am happy to add her to my cute clientele. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!
Big brother Jameson’s greatest gift of Christmas is certainly his new little brother Grayson, welcomed just before the holidays. What a special time for this family. These two little guys were so cute and picture perfect for their in-home session - I love the jammies and Santa hats!