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!
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!
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!
Sweet Baby Gavin didn’t want to miss Christmas, so he came 17 days early and surprised his family who was in the midst of moving! This year may have been too chaotic for them to decorate their new house for Christmas, but it will certainly go down as their best Christmas ever as they received the most precious gift of their baby boy! Welcome to the world, Gavin!
What an absolute sweet girl! Mackenzie was so adorably intrigued by her flowers, and equally enthralled with her birthday cake, which was homemade by her Nana! She carefully investigated it, then slowly began to take the smallest pieces off the top to really enjoy and savor each morsel. Girl after my own heart!
Happy 1st Birthday, Mackenzie!
I absolutely love this creative theme of a “Twinter Onederland” for Cameron and Natalie’s First! They will celebrate one year in December, and had a dazzling winter themed session in the studio with big sister Kendall too! It’s been a joy watching them grow up this year!
So many families request fall foliage pictures, but so few of them actually get to fulfill that request. It took the leaves forever to change this year, and when they finally did, the weekends were rainy and frigid. This family lucked out and actually got a few minutes to play in the leaves during their session, and oh what beautiful vibrant yellow leaves they were!
This was also my first time photographing a dog in the family portrait. Gus the dog did a great job, as did his beautiful, loving family!
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”.
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.