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, January 29, 2013

Photog Play Date

70 degree weather, gorgeous sunset, secluded location, and good friends...
 Love shoot dates with my photog buddy, Liz!
Our girlies are just so cute together...they could have been sisters, don't you think?

Monday, January 21, 2013


Holy Shmoly- what a day! I am so very humbled...Thank you so very much to Photographer's Connection for choosing my image to be in their Top 10 and to Learn Shoot Inspire for also choosing this image as their "Image of the Day"! 
 I think I'm floating on cloud nine...and I don't ever want to come down!
If you have a second, please check out their pages and show some love to the ridiculously talented photographers who's images blow me away and inspire me daily. I am honestly so grateful and honored to have such talented peers who constantly push me to "try harder" and "be better".
Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Looking Back

So this month over at Rock the Shot, they asked us to look back on the past year and choose our favorite photo. For shutter-happy nuts, like myself...choosing one photo from (literally) thousands is NO easy task.  Add the fact that this past year was the first year of my photography journey and the job becomes even harder!
I decided to take this task seriously and really reflect. I narrowed my favorites down to a handful of photos and then sat with each one for a few minutes. There were several from the beginning of the year that meant a lot to me sentimentally- but I was still learning and, well...let's just say they were "technically lacking" ;-)
I finally chose this photo. It may look like any other cute photo, but this image actually means a great deal to me. This photo shoot was a turning point for me in my photography career.
I remember the day I took this picture. I was trying out a new location, I was paying attention to the lighting...it was the first time that everything really came together for me as a photographer. It was the first time that everything I had learned and had been practicing finally clicked. It was this photo that took me from dipping my toes in the photography pool to diving in, head first!
And so, for that reason alone, it is my favorite image of 2012.
...ok, so maybe the cutie pie in the picture doesn't hurt either! 
Head on over to www.rocktheshotforum.com to see some other amazing submissions...you will be blown away!

Sicky Boo-Boo

Today we had a full blown "sick day" at our house. Mommy sick, Q sick, and Daddy out of town. (boo!)

As the universe would have it- sick mommy wants to lay on the couch while sick toddler wants to act like a crazy maniac. 

I went to extreme lengths to keep this little nutty buddy entertained...including letting her go to town on our playroom chalk wall...luckily chalk is easily removed from floors, couches, toys, skin, pajamas, and all other non-chalkboard surfaces. 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Snow Day

Q's very first snow day.

{She was not impressed.}

...and yes, we had a "hat change". 


P.S. Looking for an AMAZING snow overlay? Look no further! The first photo on this post was processed with  Liz Labianca's Pixie Dust Snow Action.

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