Winter Warmer

Just a little something to take the chill away.  It was in fact late summer when these were taken but that’s not what makes these photos feel so warm right now. (Oh, that rare newborn smile! 👇🏻💓) I know the days are long but going by crazy fast. K&A, I loved seeing you again and…

Time travel

This shoot convinced me – time travel is for real. Susan is the sister of one of my close friends growing up so we’ve known each other most of our lives.  We grew up in the same small town right outside the city.  Its the kind of place with sidewalks, playgrounds, churches, a community center,…

The Second Man Cub

Penny was Megan’s first child.  And then the first man cub was born and poor Penny was so put out that Megan went and rescued another puppy named Ray just for her.  Now that the second man cub has arrived, Penny is looking a little pathetic again. She went up to her room to sulk…

The Power of Three

When the first one came our newborn shoot was quiet, still, reflective.  I was a new mom back then too. When the second one came there was activity and movement, it wasn’t so quiet nor pensive during his newborn shoot. By baby #3, it was a full on busy and bustling household in motion.  We…

Love Conquers All

Ask a newly inducted older sibling ages 1-5 y/o to hold the baby and the response could be anything.  Mostly, its enthusiastic.  Occasionally its absolute revulsion.  Almost always, its short lived as one party or another is going to have “enough” quick! These two were so into it, though, they couldn’t even look up at…

Welcome, Baby Caris

I couldn’t remember what Andrea told me so I Googled the name Caris for its meaning.  “Grace, charm or favor” came up, Greek in origin, the one who is hoped for. I met her family this past fall, shortly before her early appearance.  I thought about sharing those photos first but I’ve never put too…

Happy Father’s Day

As a child I was tender hearted.  As a young adult however I became brazen, always coming home with crazy ideas and plans.  My mother was often exasperated while my father always believed. Its taken some time to understand why.  I think that my mother was worried about the woman I was becoming.  She could…