Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Birthday, Alissa!

It may be the holiday season for a lot of folks ... but this little lady has something extra to celebrate:

She's turning ONE!

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting sweet baby Alissa and her family.  By definition, this session was supposed to be a "Cake Smash."  However, I also took advantage of Alissa's cuteness ... and captured some very sweet birthday images as well as a few Christmas shots.

Here's a sneak peek of little Alissa's birthday/Christmas/cake smash session:

Happy Birthday, Alissa!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Fall

This month I had the "pleasure" of taking my own family portraits.  First, we attempted to capture Christmas card photographs to send to friends and family.  The funny thing about photographer's children is this:  they are SO accustomed to mommy having a camera in hand ... they tend to pick and choose when THEY would like to have their pictures taken.  That day ... my boys decided it was a "no go."  Nevertheless, I captured a few decent images that may soon arrive in your mailbox.  :)

A few days later ... I made a second attempt to capture some nice images of our little family.  I played this one off a bit more relaxed.  And, with the help of my tripod, captured some magic.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Michele {a bridal session}

Now that the lovely Michele is a married woman ... I have the pleasure of sharing a few of my favorite images from her breathtaking bridal session in early September.

This was a VERY special session for me ... because Michele is my little cousin!

Congratulations Michele & Ethan.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Birthday, Zachary!

I had a fun time celebrating this little guy's first birthday with him this week ... both at his party and in the studio.  Although unsure quite what to do with his adorable polka-dotted cake, I think we captured some fun images.  He certainly had a fun time smiling for the camera!

Happy 1st Birthday, Zachary!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Emily & Patrick {a love story}

At the beginning of 2013, I promised a free Christmas session this year.  However, after really searching my heart ... I decided to give that little "gift" to a wonderful family this summer instead.

Emily & Patrick have been dear friends of mine for a long time.  Seriously long!  Emily is probably my oldest, closest, and most cherished friend.  She knows most everything about me ... and I about her.  This March, her husband (who I have also known for 12+ years) was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer.  I have been writing another blog, God Healing Patrick, to chronicle Patrick's journey with (and God's victory over) cancer.  This special couple had not had professional photographs made since their wedding day, over 5 years ago.  So, I took the liberty of "donating" this promised session to them.

It was so magical just to watch them unwind together and enjoy each other's company ... then to come home and see what my camera captured!

Enjoy a sneak peek of their session: