Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Sweet Charlotte

Indroducing God's latest gift to our family, our daughter ~

Charlotte Diane Taylor
February 12th, 2010
8lbs 14 oz, 21in long

My amazing support team, Janelle (sister in law), my mom Dianne, and sister Valerie.
They look pretty fantastic for 5am! My labor went really well, thank you all so much for your prayers and support.

The team of doctors who assisted with Charlotte's delivery. We were also very blessed to have an AMAZING nurse, Grandma Kathy.

Charlotte's crazy long fingernails!

I am in love with this little curl on the top of her head.

Newborns have a way of captivating you like nothing else on earth. I am so lucky she is mine.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hillarie's Maternity Session

Hillarie and I are due the same week in February. I was so excited when she called because one of my favorite clients is one where our boys were born within two weeks of each other. We have been able to see our kids grow and it is so cool to share the same developmental steps with someone! Hillarie is expecting a little girl, so we will see how closely we match up after all :)

My Maternity Session

I am overwhelmed with blessings in my life. I have an amazing husband who works hard as an engineer and also chooses to help me with our photography business. His model portraiture is amazing and he is constantly challenging me to be a better photographer and better person. We are blessed with an awesome two year old son, Austin. He has been such a joy to watch grow and become a little person from that tiny baby we brought home two years ago.  We have such great clients, friends, neighbors and a church community.... the list goes on and on. Sometimes I forget that...

Anyway, right now we are so blessed that God has chosen us to be the parents of another little miracle. Although I am very ready to have this baby, pregnancy is an amazing time and I am glad we had the chance to capture the changes that occur with my body and our family, and I am so excited to share them with you.

It is also easier to experiment with cool new styles on myself than on a poor unsuspecting client :) so check out some of the new stuff below.

Lori Dorman is an amazing maternity photographer, and her style inspired me to try the fabric images. Man it is a lot harder than it looks!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ashley & Nicholas

My nephew Nicholas had his portraits taken each month for the first year of his life. Since his birthday in September, I feel like I haven't had the chance to capture his hilarious little smile. His big sister Ashley used to only sit for maybe one picture, and now she is doing fantastic. Although we had high hopes for more than one outfit, Nicholas decided it was too boring to sit still for even a second and I am thrilled that we got what we did. Maybe an outfit change next time??