Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Looks like somebody didn’t get the memo that when you sit on Santa’s lap he only gives you a candy cane.  Merry Christmas.  May you be more satisfied with your gifts than this little guy was, and less willing to show it if you’re not.

Jordan_Santa 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Taylor Maternity

Liz has the most adorable baby belly and I was so happy to help her capture these memories. 



Taylor 7_5by7

Taylor 10_2 


For some reason, my picture with both her kids won’t post (sorry Little Charles!!), but you can see from the above shot of her daughter that she’s going to have a darling baby.  Can’t wait to meet the little one!  Congrats Liz and Charles.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Southwick Family

8 fantastic kids.  I really tried to get one with everyone looking at the camera, I promise!

Kids 8by10 color

I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical about trying the pyramid pose.  When they suggested it, I had visions of falling children.  But it sounded like fun, so we went for it.  We didn’t get the little guy all the way on top, but I’d say we get an “A” for effort.

Pyramid BW







And since this post is for you, Amanda:


Okay, Amanda, now I need to know what you think!  Leave me a comment so I know you saw these.

Wolfe Family Portraits

Giddy.  That’s how I feel when I get home, pull my pictures up on the computer, and see confirmation that I got what I wanted out of a photo shoot.  I’m so excited to play with the pictures and even more excited to share them with the family.  We had a lucky break for this session in that we had it scheduled for 10:30 on a very rainy day.  At 10:00, I said, “okay, we’ll go to the park with the gazebo so if the rain gets any worse we can still get in a few dry shots.”  At 10:25, the clouds broke, the sun was shining, and we went back to the original plan to shoot downtown.  I’m so glad we did.  The two downtown shots from my last post are definitely some of my favorites so far.  What do you think?  Which shots catch your eye? 






Baby Esther2_2


Family_8by10 BW

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wolfe Sneak Peek

I can’t wait to finish up these last few sessions so I can share more.  There are so many shots that I love, but I’ll just post a couple for now.

Baby Esther




Family Downtown3

Monday, November 29, 2010

Winter Family

Because of the rain, I haven’t been booking many sessions lately and my shutter button finger was itching.   It was great to get out (in the freezing cold!) and play with my camera.  Their little guy was such a trooper, and special thanks to Meredith for bringing an extra pair of gloves for me to borrow.  And thanks to Grandma for helping capture these beautiful baby smiles.  Enjoy!


Family1 4by6 edge burn


Gunner Brandon 4by6


Family3 BW 5by7


Family6 BW




Meredith Gunner4BW


Meredith Gunner BW


Meredith Gunner2 BW

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Southwick Sneak Peek

How do you get 8 kids to fit in the frame for a family picture?  You pile them up!


I’m normally not a fan of family pics where people are laying on each other (I don’t come from a very touchy-feely family—we have our personal space and like it that way, thank you very much!), but I like this one.  I think it’s because the kids are so sweet.  Pile up on the floor?  No problem.  Not one complaint about a knee in the back or “he’s shoving me” or anything like that.  Really, watching this family interact is very refreshing.  They’re very kind and wonderful people.  Thanks to the Southwicks for sharing your afternoon with me. 


Now, I don’t know if you noticed, but there seems to be a lack of girls in this family.  So what do you do when you don’t have a sister?  You adopt one.  How cute are these gals?


Winter Family Sneak Peak

I have a really long to do list today.  Blogging isn’t on it.  But I had a great shoot in the freezing cold this morning, and couldn’t wait to share a few favorites.  More to come.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This is a picture I took awhile back and just love.  He’s such a sweet little guy.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Little Helper

When I was setting up to take baby pics, my youngest volunteered to pose for some practice shots.  This picture makes me realize just how big he’s getting.  Before I know it, he’ll be headed to school!

Jordan Posing for Tommy

And here’s the shot I took of his cousin.  I’m pretty sure this one was right before my guy bomb-dived the bean bag where the baby was laying and we decided to take the rest of our pictures at the park.  Without the rest of the family.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Davis Family

Thanks to a sweet friend who is watching my littlest, I finally have a minute to blog some more of the Davis family photos.  I’m so excited because Julia taught me some tricks for my pictures and how to get the colors to stay more vibrant on blogger.  Thanks! 










I’m reposting this one because the color is so much better.  (And because I love it.)  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Davis Family

This is the Davis family:

Family 5

Aren’t they fabulous? 

This picture makes me happy.  Look at the framing and how the tracks draw you right into the scene.  We had beautifully diffused light thanks to a cloudy sky, so the colors are great with no distracting shadows.  And on top of all that, Julia knows how to dress and accessorize--something that has always escaped me.  Those shoes are adorable, but how do you know when you’re in the store that those shoes will be amazing with the right outfit?  And how do you know that outfit can include red?  Are there schools for this type of thing?  Because if there are, sign me up.  But I’m getting off topic.

feet cropped

We took these pictures at Monteith Park, which I love because it has so much variety.  Here are a few of my favorites, but I haven’t gotten down to the nitty gritty with editing, so I’m sure I’ll have more to share next week.  Thanks Julia!  I’m so looking forward to getting together to go through these with you!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Breaking all the rules

So, let me be clear about one thing.  I believe in rules.  I really do think they ought to be followed and that you should pay attention to posted warnings.  But sometimes the temptation is just too great…



Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Here’s one of my favorites from the Shetka family shoot. 

T Cinema

And here’s another: