Monday, July 29, 2013

baby brother is here!

Recently I was given the opportunity to photograph this sweet baby boy.
His big brother has been in front of my lens as well, and I must say that  
there is some major handsomeness surrounding these two boys! 
I feel so blessed to be able to document this brand new part of this
wonderful family's journey and I can not wait to watch them grow together!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

waiting for baby

I was recently given the opportunity to shoot this beautiful momma-to-be 
and her adorable little girl.  I have photographed this little sweetheart a few 
times in the past and she is truly the sweetest toddler.
However, throwing mom and her sweet baby bump into the mix was an 
added thrill.  It is always such a great experience when I find myself
feeling so comfortable with my clients, as if we have always been friends. 

*click on images to view larger

I have not used many actions while editing in a while,  because I have felt like the clean 
edit is what I enjoy most.  However, I have came across these freebies from the 
gorgeously talented Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography and I absolutely love this  
set she offered as her most recent freebie.  If you are a photog, you should grab them from her 
Facebook  page and enjoy them!  I have used her Brighten and Pop and also DillyDally on these. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

sweet baby girl

Meet sweet baby L.  I have had the unique pleasure of working with her family for over a year now.  They had received a gift certificate to come see me for some photos of their first baby girl last year, and not only have they turned out to be amazing referrals, but have turned into some pretty awesome friends as well.  Baby L was not really in the mood to shoot on this particular day, but I am very pleased with the results that I got. She looks so much like her big sister!  I have enjoyed getting to know her parents and photographing their babies this past year.  I hope you will enjoy these newborn images. *click on images to enjoy larger view.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Class of 2012

I have watched this Class of 2012 Senior go from boy to young man.  For the past 7 years I have had the opportunity to get to know Cory and his wonderful family.  My own family has gained a trusted, true friendship with them and I was honored to shoot Cory's portraits for him. I had a great time with Cory on our shoot, laughing and chatting about all that lay ahead for him in his future...he's going to consider teaching as a career, and hopes to someday coach soccer...our schools would be lucky to have him!  Click on images to view larger.  Enjoy.

Best of luck in all that you will do Cory, you have become such a wonderful young man 
and I know how proud you have made your mom and dad. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Back to Shul

For the past 7 years we have been wanting to visit the "Old School House" or to which my kids lovingly refer to as "the Old Shul House" (a big huge thanks to Megamind) We drive pass the Old Shul House every day atleast a dozen times.  And when we do, I hear "Ohh my old shul house!"....Unfortunately it is only open the 2nd sunday of the month, for a few hours, from May to now...I think...something like that.  Well anyways, its run by the local historical society and it has not been easy to get to, considering our busy lives and its limited visibility.

The week after school started, the stars aligned for me and we finally got to go!  I had been wanting to do a "back to school" shoot with the kids, but my RA had inflamed and truth be told, it was not good.  I had not had the energy or ability to go shooting with them at all.  Hence the quiet facebook page and blog :(
However, when the kids saw that the Old Shul House was open and we were not doing ANYTHING at all,  we zipped on in there and ohhh.. what an experience for them it was!  I am so glad we went, and I actually got my back to school "shoot" in with them.

There was a gentleman in there who actually attended school there the year before it closed. He told us a lot of stories and explained how everything worked there.  I love how no matter where you take kids, the first thing they want to know is, "where is the bathroom in this place?"  They learned that the bathroom was OUSIDE, and there was no flushing the toilet! They saw and felt what it was like to be in a classroom without any electronic devices.  No smart board, no computers...just books and blackboards.  Very cool.  The Old Shul House was open from 1854 and continued to educate children for 97 years! We really enjoyed it and the best part was that my children just explored and checked everything out, and did not want to leave.  I loved that.
Click on images to view larger format. Enjoy.