Sunday, October 14, 2012


i have a soft spot for little shirtless boys in blue jeans.  that photo above?  just too much cute.

hudson is a new friend and a joy to photograph.  he smiled and giggled through (almost) the whole session.  my favorite images are the color shots below of his mom holding him up for a kiss -- she's stunning, the light was perfect -- and the much too cute shirtless photos.  enjoy :)

Monday, October 08, 2012

Annie + Tyler

i still can't believe Tyler is married - i've known him since he was just a goof of a little boy in soccer cleats!

our moms met when i was a baby and became fast friends.  incredibly, they have stayed the best of friends for more than thirty years, despite job transfers that caused them to never again live in the same city.

Tyler grew up with his family in ohio.  i followed the love of my life to a state i'd never been in and found myself in college, also in ohio.  i spent holidays at Tyler's house eating home-cooked food, playing (and arguing over) board games, and gratefully soaking up time with a family while i was so far from my own.

when Tyler asked me to photograph his wedding, i was thrilled.  i hadn't met Annie, but i was pretty sure i would like her when Tyler wrote in a note to me "I can't wait for you to meet my Annie."  don't you love that?

Friday, October 05, 2012

olivia + stella + mom + dad

 a short session with these sweet sisters.  i loved everything about it.

i love it when older siblings force hugs and kisses on less willing little ones!

Monday, July 02, 2012


i met lauren and ben a few years ago when i photographed their wedding day.  they had perfect weather for an outdoor ceremony.  lauren was stunning. she just beamed all day long, the picture of happiness. 

if possible, lauren's smile was even bigger a few weeks ago when she met me at her front door holding her new baby daughter. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

ellery, price + street

it happens that i caught up with these three for a short little session in their yard.  we had no agenda, just hoped to grab a few shots of each of them...being them.  

it was great fun.  and it turned out that a 20 minute session is about all Street is interested in, anyway.

i love this family.  thank you kristen and nathan for letting me come play!

- on another note - i've been thinking for a while about adding "short sessions" to my portrait options.  what do you think?   

Thursday, May 17, 2012

kristen! class of 2012

i have been so excited about this session!

like several of the seniors i've gotten to photograph this year, kristen plays soccer on my husband andy's team.  she has been part of the varsity team since she was a tiny, skinny, quiet freshman.  the years have seen kristen grow to be a senior captain that the team and coaches can always rely on - on and off the field. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

sandra. mother's day.

in honor of mother's day, a few of my favorite ever maternity photos.

these were taken last spring for my friend sandra who is beautiful - inside and out. 

happy mother's day to ALL the moms who have touched my life. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012


there is a special kind of joy that comes with photographing the new baby of a couple whose wedding i also photographed.  

stacie and garrett are an all time favorite couple.  i was so lucky to be in on their beautiful wedding.  we also spent time taking engagement photos - which they laughed all the way through -  and bridal photos  before the big day.  and when the time came, i was tickled to be asked to take photos of baby Maddox.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012


i had the privilege of a quick and simple session with one week old Brooks.  

i was thrilled to meet him.  i've known Brooks's mom and dad for a couple of years, since his older sister presley was born.  they are such a neat family, and i've had a blast photographing presley every time.  they just needed a little boy!

Friday, May 04, 2012

haley . class of 2012

haley and cody have been friends since they were little, spending their afternoons at the park making up games and swinging from rope swings.  it was hayley's idea that she and cody schedule their senior portrait sessions on the same day and keep each other company.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

cody . class of 2012

i've been loving shooting seniors lately.  we have had a lucky combination of (mostly) great weather, locations that are new to me, fun seniors, and inspired photographer.  it has made for some great images.  i'm itching to shoot more!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

baby william + big sister stella

this is William.  i was so lucky to first meet william's mom and dad when i photographed their wedding a few years ago.   together we've taken beautiful engagement and wedding photos.  And baby photos when their daughter, Stella, arrived. 

Monday, April 09, 2012

emily & ben

i was so happy to get to photograph ben again!  this time, ben is a big brother!  he introduced me to his baby sister, emily, and we shared a little play time.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

sammy & noah are FOUR!

my little friends, Sammy Sue and Noah, turned 4!  

they are incredible kids.  if you have seen my photos of them or heard me talk about them, i know you are celebrating right along with me.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

stella's baptism

i love this family.   i was honored to photograph the baptism of their beautiful baby daughter, stella.  the Greek Orthodox Church is inspiring - and one of my favorites to photograph.  their friends and family came from across the country and around the world.  not too many families get such a turnout at a baptism.  sweet stella is a lucky girl. 
kim and demetrios, thank you again for inviting me to photograph these milestones for your family :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

hello zavier

zavier zane was welcomed with so much love.  now that announcements have been sent, i can share his newborn photos!