Friday, December 18, 2009

My Baby Project

A little while after my son was born, a friend and I talked about getting together with other moms we knew once a week. At the time, all of us had one child under the age of one and the get togethers were very serene, with little babies playing, sleeping or nursing. Since that time just short of two years ago, each mom has added another child to the family, and now the play group has grown to over 15 children!
This summer I thought it would be fun to capture them in their last moments of babyness right before the new group of siblings arrived. We had the playgroup at my house and took the kids two by two down to the studio. I love how this turned out, and how innocent and precious all of our children look. Ages range from 2 years to 7 months. This will be on a 10x30 canvas in our studio.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Connor T.

Connor and I first met when he was three days old. His mom called to schedule the appointment a week before her due date. I was thrilled to meet him then, and it is so wonderful to be able to watch him grow. His older sister Sam also likes our sessions so that she can play upstairs with my son Austin. Playdate for him, portraits for Connor :)

Austin B.

If I was having a bad day, one look at this little guy's smile would turn it around. He literally smiles with his entire face! This Austin was born a year after our Austin, within a week of his birthday! So, Happy Birthday Austin B.!

Carter K.

What a gift! Carter is six months old, and for his session, we got to try out a few different outfits and hats. He has these huge brown eyes that just light up when he smiles!! The last time he was in I was apparently in a funk and could not make him smile for the life of me. This time he was nothing but grins, and what a great Christmas gift he will be.

Sarah's Maternity Session

Sarah & Ryan are expecting their third child, a girl, later this month. Sarah's belly is still tiny! I cannot believe she is about to have a baby. We also worked in a few family and child portraits during this session, and the girls did fantastic! I love the shot with all their hands on her belly. Congratulations, we can't wait to meet her!


Andy is getting so big so fast! It seems like we just photographed his six month session, and now he is back for his Nine month portraits!! One of the things I love about this time of year is the creation of holiday cards. Andy donned a reindeer headband and Santa hat for his, and they turned out great! Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Abby is one of our sweet little neighbors and to celebrate her birthday, she stopped in for a few birthday and holiday portraits. Her parents brought a few of her favorite books with them, and I love how the shots with her reading turned out. It is such a cute idea and really helps to remind you of the things your child loved during that time in their life. To view more of Abby's session, visit -

Deegan & Gavin

I have been eagerly anticipating my first newborn twins session, so when Patty called to schedule her newborn session and let me know she was expecting twin boys, I was thrilled!
Deegan and Gavin were great and I learned that it is much easier to work with an assistant when my intern, Emily arrived to help out. The heart shot I have seen a few times, and really wanted to try it out for myself. I am in love with it. They are so sweet, and their little pile of piggies is my favorite shot of the day. Thank you so much Patty and Chad for your patience, and for sharing your little ones with me!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Light of Calvary Church

The Light of Calvary Church congregation invited me to photograph their group right after church service on a Sunday morning. It was such a warm and inviting place, I know this group must feel like one big family. It was also a cool way to show the growing Church and the closeness of the body of Christ. Thank you for your hospitality, and God bless!

Sarah's Art

One of my brides from last year, Sarah, is a painter, and asked if I would help her document a few of her paintings before they went off to their new homes. I was thrilled at the chance, and now I really want to buy something to hang in my home. Please email me if you would like more information about her work at