Wednesday, December 15, 2010

De-nieces and de-nephews

I had a crowded studio recently as all of these little cousins gathered for a sitting.  We had a great time, and as you can see, we took a lot of pictures.

What you see here is a composite of six different pictures.  All but two children in this photo have been swapped out of other pictures of the same pose.  With a group this big and this young, sometimes that's what it takes.  And there was no convincing my baby to put down his camera :)





Monday, November 15, 2010

Maternity pics in the freezing cold

My baby sister is ready to have some babies of her own -- two, to be exact.  So on Saturday I had the opportunity to take some maternity pictures for her.  It was SO cold!  We also had a very talented friend along to share in the fun -- Brooke of Brooke Ashley Photography.  Once upon a time I was Brooke's babysitter :)

I couldn't be more excited for this girl:

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It was really fun to get out there with Brooke:


Thanks ladies!





Thursday, November 11, 2010

Featured on ohdeedoh

I recently posted some photos of my nursery to my flickr photostream.  Imagine my surprise and excitement when I received an e-mail from Jackie Boucher, a writer for , asking if she could do a feature on it for their website! If you're not familiar with ApartmentTherapy, and their children's site, ohdeedoh, you really should check it out.  It is really flattering that they would choose to show my nursery.  Anyway, the feature went up this morning!:

And I had so much fun taking pictures of my nursery, I'll be doing baby's 1 year photo shoot in there shortly.  I love that years from now, when that room has been transformed into something else, I will always have these pictures to remind me of the sweet feelings that room brings me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family photos

Sorry for the delay in getting these up -- we were on a little vacation last week.  But here are some more of this beautiful family.




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Look at those eyes!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bright and early

This family has one amazing mom to have them all looking this good at seven in the morning. This is just a preview, with more to come next week. Thank you for a fun morning :)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Little Gymnast

Today I had to opportunity to take pictures of this bubbly little gymnast. I never took gymnastics as a kid so this was my first time in a fully equipped gym and I have to tell you, it looked like fun! If I weren't a klutz and a coward I'm sure I would have been a fabulous gymnast :)






Friday, August 13, 2010

Love these babies!

Given that this sitting included TWO babies, we took A LOT of pictures. So it's hard for me not to post a bunch. Sorry if this is picture overload for you, but I can't help myself.

Here are some more of mom's hats:


And here is the talented lady herself:


And here is big sister:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My first twins

Today my good friend brought her twins over for pictures. I was so excited for the opportunity! They are the sweetest babies. I'm always amazed by how tiny newborns are -- especially when I compare them to my own little chunko, who until today seemed pretty little to me.

It's late and I'm ready to go to bed, but I couldn't call it a night without putting up at least one picture. These lucky babies have a talented momma. She made these little hats just for them. If you want to see what else she can do, hop on over to her Etsy shop, Nadia's Place -- the link is in my sidebar.


Friday, July 23, 2010


I'm so excited! I entered a picture in the Pioneer Woman photography contest and it was chosen for group 1!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The boys

Sometimes the perfect group shot is just not in the cards. We tried. We bribed, we told jokes, we acted silly, but it just was not to be. We had three issues to overcome: 1. My oldest has forgotten how to smile naturally. He kind of makes a scary face instead. 2. My middle child was in a world of his own and was not inclined to take direction -- even when the only direction was, "look at me." 3. My youngest was supposed to be in bed so he was a little on the cranky side.

I knew we didn't get "the shot," but I was hoping for something passable. When I saw this one I laughed. It is not a perfect shot of three smiling children. But it is a perfect shot of my children on this day. It will forever make me smile and remember them just as they were -- warts and all. And I will absolutely be putting it on my mantle.

"We're dangerous kids. Dangerous kids where skeleton shoes." -- says the middle child as he shows me how tough he is.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mountain wildflowers

I have a favorite meadow that should be perfect for pictures this month. Here it is this time last year:

I haven't been up there yet this year, but considering what a wet season it's been I'm going to make a leap and say it is overrun with wildflowers. I plan to get my own family up there for some portraits ASAP.

Here's my little guy walking out to join his dad and take in the view:

He looked so tiny out there by himself, I had to take a pic. ...Anyway, if you're interested in joining me for portraits in this Eden, give me a call.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This was my first maternity shoot. This belly belongs to a friend of mine. We had a great time swapping war stories -- as any woman who has been pregnant before will do -- but she automatically wins because she is having two babies at once and mine were all singletons. I'm ok with that.