Monday, July 27, 2009

Beautiful Happy Family

I must have said it at least 5 times during the session, this baby never so much as even made a grimacing face let alone a cry... he was so happy and such a pleasant baby... WOW... so different from my own child at 4 months, ha ha! I left in amazement!

And seriously folks, I'm willing to put money on the fact that this family has never taken a bad picture in their lives.

I love how baby is looking at the dog here!

Gorgeous blue-eyed baby!

Happy Belated Birthday!

I had been really looking forward to photograping this little guy because I knew ahead of time just how adorable he was going to be! I went to school with his mommy and it was a pleasure to get to photograph him in honor of his first birthday. I love how this job has given me the opportunity to reconnect with people and see how beautiful their families have grown to be.

This shot here is my favorite for several reasons: okay, he looks adorable number 1, number 2 he's throwing a ball and his mom was (probably still is!) a really good softball player, and number 3, he's playing in the birthday gift that his incredibly wonderful godmother gave him, who also happened to gift him with this session with me. Yep, it's my favorite.
This one is a close second!

Oh wait, this one might be my favorite?

Of course no first birthday is complete without cake!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Just a little message to let everyone know I've been a little behind lately with a family emergency ontop of my little girl being sick. I will be working this week to get caught up as much as I can and hope to have all of my proofing completed by this weekend. If I haven't responded to emails quite as fast, I assure you it's been nothing personal!

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

In Loving Memory of my Grandma who died July 26th 2009 and left behind a loving family who will forever cherish the time they had with her.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The most laughter I've ever heard...

... was at this session today. Here's a little secret about me: I am totally energized by other people's energy. I left this session feeling like I wanted to go climb a mountain! The goal was to capture this beautiful mom and her children as the loving yet fun family that they are. If I didn't do my job today with these photos, then I'm probably in the wrong business because it was so easy to see, then even my 2-year old may have even been able to snap a few good ones!

It was such a pleasure meeting you today guys, I hope you enjoy just a few of my favorites!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ummmm, wow.

That's what I said when they stepped out of the car looking so gorgeous. They get the prize for driving the longest distance for a photo session with me, two hours... but I am so overly confident that the results were well worth it.

You just can't beat shots like these anywhere else but Gettysburg.

As the sun was just about to go completely down, the sky had a pink tint to it, which of course perfectly matched her shirt. Why wouldn't anything else have gone so perfectly?!!

I wanted to do a cartwheel when I saw her yellow dress that matched the Black-Eyed Susans I found today.

Why do I like this photo so much? Because mom and dad are ripped... and I get to do newborn photos with those muscles, yippie!!!

Oh yes folks, I do have an indoor area in my home for photographs, it's small and I never use it since I do like to go to people's homes but it but it is available!

Thank you so much for driving out here to my home today, having to witnessing my daughter's meltown, and for such beautiful people inside and out. I am so excited to meet baby P very soon!

Fun Family!

As much as I loooove photographing babies, I really find these ages a blast because they're so full of energy! This family has three gorgeous blue-eyed children and so beautiful family that loves each other + willing to go along with my crazy ideas + evening sunset at the golden hour + awesome clouds in the sky = beautiful photographs.

Brand New Baby Girl

I did this beautiful mom's maternity session so I was really looking forward to meeting this baby... little did I know how truly gorgeous she would be with the most incredible hair! Thank you so much R family for the honor of meeting miss S and I can hardly wait to see her again in 6 months!

I love, love, love this shot... this tattoo is very special to this dad and I love that we got to incporporate it into a shot with his new baby girl.

She has acquired the "little monkey" nickname so I'm so glad I brought this hat along with me!

Very cool storyboard :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas in July

It's crazy how fast the year has already flown by and before you know it, the holidays will be here... and believe it or not, many people have already started planning for holiday photos! I'm so glad because my calendar books up very quickly and I only have two dates left for September and one for October. That gives me November to hurry up and get holiday photos in!

Just a head's up that I am planning on offering a special holiday mini-session at a local Christmas Tree Farm on the first Saturday of December... this will be a digital package only since it's so close to the holidays. Just imagine colorful scarves and gloves, red noses and chopping down the family Christmas tree, all caught on camera! More to come on that at a later date!

I am pleased to show you my 2009 Holiday Card Collection! I offer stunning custom holiday cards that are sure to give your lucky recipients a momento of your beautiful family. You know everyone looks forward to seeing photos of your beautiful family around the holidays and not some cheesey $.99 card! This year's collection is a stunning assortment of double-sided and folded 5x7 cards printed on luxurious linen paper. Text and photos are completely customizable.

To view the 2009 Holiday Card Collection, visit the "clients" tab on my main website and enter the password:

Happy Holidays

Please let me know if you'd like to hear more about the holiday mini-session or would like to book for this Fall!

Rocker Baby!

This awesome family drove from Columbia to meet me at Baker Park for photographs... and I hope the look of excitement on my face wasn't too over the top when mom asked if it'd be okay if they brought out the guitar and showed me dad and baby's matching band shirts. YES! Love it when families suggest things that reflect their personalities because afterall, photographs are a snapshot of the moment we're living in and what better way to remember that than including the things you love.

Thank you so much M family for a really fun and laid back evening! I had so much fun I totally lost track of time and could've hung out for hours. Here are a few of my favorites!

Little J started walking not too long ago so trying to sit him still was not in the cards since there is so much to see at the park... but I think this shot was about .0002 seconds of sitting still!

This shot is always a lot of fun for this age!

He was a trooper and lasted a lot longer than he probably should have for an evening session but when he decided he was done, I think he wanted to tell me he was DONE... hahaha! I LOVE this photograph!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Someone very sweet is about to turn one!

I'm on a roll lately with adorable kids, awesome and fun parents and today was icing on the cake. This little one was full of sweet smiles for me and was sooooo good this morning. I betcha he never gets fussy!

Thank you C family for allowing me to help celebrate your son's first birthday. I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites!

I love being able to capture photographs in a baby's nursery. It's such a special place and it's only a nursery for such a short time... before they grow up so fast.

A boy and his "castle"!

He definitely adores his mom and dad... maybe as much as they adore him!

Happy birthday to you sweet baby!