Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ava's Lemonade Stand

When this little lady's Mama approached me about doing a Lemonade Stand Shoot for her daughter's 2nd birthday pictures I was super excited!  
 (You all know how I love me a good stylized shoot)
So, I crafted away, raided the prop garage and crossed my fingers that this little girly liked lemons!!
We were in luck!
Not only was this curly redhead A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E....
but she couldn't get enough of her special sugary drink.

 I believe I literally turned to mom at one point as we were "packing up" 
(aka: mom packing, me continuing to shoot) 
and said,
 "I'm going to need you to take your child and put her in the car now
...or I'm just going to keep shooting". 

 I literally couldn't stop!

Happy Birthday you adorable little mop-top, you! 
I hope your lemonade was as sweet as you!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bebe W

I met the sweet B family waaay back in November (doesn't that feel like forever ago?) when an adorable French lady approached me about doing some family shots as well a baby announcement. 

This family of 3 (soon-to-be-four) was as adorable as they come. We had a fantastic shoot at which mom informed me that she'd like me to do her newborn pictures once the precious little bundle arrived. Well, over the course of the next 7 months, mom and I kept in touch. She even sent me their gender-reveal home video, which announced that they would be welcoming another little boy in May!

I was so excited to meet this precious {bebe}!

Well, as nature would have it, mom went into early labor and had the little man the night before I was leaving for my 7 day vacation!

We scheduled the shoot for the day I returned and I crossed my fingers that it would all work out.

I couldn't be happier that I met this sweet family many months ago and that I was fortunate enough to be a part of such an important event in their lives. 

Welcome to the world, sweet little Warren!

P.S. How adorable is this French Birth Announcement idea mom found! Baby's name, height, birth date & time. Weight is displayed in a clay leaf that big brother made in art class. Rosemary bundle represents mom's love of gardening and natural eating for her family. Rose represents the color of baby's nursery, and the outfit it a gift from baby's grandmother in France. So, so special! :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Little Miss A

I met Libby several months ago when I did a Valentine's Day mini-shoot for her daughter.  We hit it off right away and joked about how similar our two girls looked. (don't you agree?)  When she approached me about doing her little lady's 2-year-old pictures, she was chock-full of ideas!

 Persnickety dresses, red poppies, ice sounded like a photographer's dream! I threw in a few ideas of my own and suddenly we were facing a 3 scene, 3 outfit change photo shoot- in just one hour's time! 
Sure, it was a bit hectic....balloons were lost, ice cream was dripping, bubbles frantically being blown...and yet, we did it!

Here are some of my favs from sweet Little Miss A's shoot. 
Happy 2nd Birthday you little Ice-Cream Queen, you! 
Wishing you lots of love... xoxo

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It's nice to know that you've stopped by! :)

Friday, April 19, 2013


I had this picture in my room as a child that I absolutely loved. 
It was of a blond little girl playing in a field of yellow and white wildflowers.
It was a picture of a painting- the edges still ragged from where my mom had ripped it out of a magazine. (Reader's Digest, maybe?) 

She gave it to me because the title of the picture, in tiny quotations at the bottom, was "Jordan". 

I loved it so much that I put it in a frame (torn edges and all) and kept it on my dresser.

I used to stare at it every day, wishing that I was as beautiful as the little blond girl
 and wondering why some famous artist would choose my name of all the names in the world.
(I hated my "boy name" growing up)

I have no idea who the artist is and I had completely forgotten about that picture until I started culling these images from a recent session with my little one.

These pictures are literally my "Jordan" painting come to life- beautiful blond girl and all. I have searched endlessly for this painting on the internet but can't seem to find it anywhere. If I ever do stumble upon it, I will share it with you. 

But for now, I am just sitting back and basking in this "full-circle" moment. :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


So, this year I offered very limited Bunny Mini-Sessions. They were a blast & the bunnies were just the cutest. I think it is a testament to the "adorable-ness" of my clients, that they can sit next to these cute & fuzzy bunnies, and STILL steal the show! Here are some of my favorites...

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