Saturday, November 24, 2012

those real life moments

The first time I photographed this family and put together their slideshow, it was the first time I teared up at some OTHER families images!!  I don't know what it is, but every time I have them in front of my camera we seem to capture these really special moments of how much love and life a family can share together.... so I guess it shouldn't surprise me that this time was no different.  I wish I could blog more..... I'm in love with their images!  I hope you all had as much fun as I did

I love this photo - it captures all about L that I've come to love ... a sweet, quiet side that seems to take in life

Hope it was the happiest birthday ever!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

one fine morning

this was such a beautiful morning and we got so lucky -- kids were happy, weather was beautiful, and we couldn't have been more surprised being invited in to shoot in the garden.  THANK YOU!!!  What a beautiful location!

SO sweet .... love this image of these two!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A World Away

What an incredible afternoon!  We had grand plans for a family shoot on the boat... but weather and timing wasn't on our side. But truly -- it couldn't have been more perfect.  When you drive into A's driveway and the large hedge envelopes you, somehow it feels like the world has melted away and you've been transported to some European villa. Her home is gorgeous, her kids are gorgeous... and really SO sweet!  It really did feel like a world away - I could have hung out in the yard forever with her kids playing - they were wonderful!

LOVE LOVE this shot!!  he wasn't sure he wanted to join us - and once he did he was all in!!  What a sweetheart!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dancing like no one is watching!

One of my favorite blessings of getting to be a photographer is the blessing of the people I get to meet and know.  After several years of photographing for L's family, I feel so grateful that I have gotten to be a part of capturing the wonderful milestones and special moments this family has shared.  They are one of those families that I walk away from, knowing that I've gained far more just by being around them.  It is no secret that this family LOVES two things - giving speeches! and dancing!!  I've even found myself at the last couple of events hiding behind my camera as they give a speech -- feeling a little foolish as I realize I have a huge lump in my throat and feel tears sting my eyes.  They are those rare people that love to live life to its fullest -- truly enjoying the moments - and also sharing their awareness that they are blessed and grateful.  It chokes me up ... and puts me in awe that they are so humble and sweet.  and then they begin to dance.... and you realize they truly ENJOY life and I always think as I walk away with my cheeks hurting from smiling and giggling at what a great time they have, that in my next life.... can I please be born into their family????!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mr. E!

Oooohhhh how I love this little guy!  He is such a happy go lucky little one.  I can't believe we are at his first birthday already - how time flies!!:) Happy birthday to you!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


muffins... all of them!  I so love this family - there is a connection that happens with them.  I think I'm repeating myself from after our session last year, but I don't know if it's that we each have 4 kids in our families or that I think this is one of the sweetest, kindest group of people.... I don't know what it is.  What I do know is that every time I've walked away from them after a session (this is 3 years now), I feel so blessed.  Blessed to know them, to feel so recharged with the goodness of them. Thank You, F Family!  I can't wait for you to see all of our images from this session!