What a fun, loving, and easy-going brother and sister pair!  (Not to mention super polite, as well.)   It was a delight to meet them this weekend, see them play, and catch some natural shots of them and their lovely parents.

I love letting the children lead the way, express themselves, and shine.

My favorite kind of session.



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I took some portraits of this lovely lady last week, and I couldn’t help but share. She is so beautiful. While family lifestyle is my number 1, I often have various other jobs. Women’s portraiture is one area that I’ve grown to love more and more. I really think everyone should have a nice picture of themselves, especially women.

This young lady has the world in front of her… job prospects, career options, so much potential. It was a pleasure to take her picture at this gorgeous time in her life.


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We had a fabulous vacation. Fun family time, cooler temperatures, wild exploration, and much needed rest and relaxation.

Yesterday, the girls and I pulled out the previous year’s vacation book. Look how we’ve all grown! Then we went further back, and leafed through all of our photo books. The perfect summer activity. And then I sat to make this year’s book. The whole family will receive one and hopefully enjoy it like a yearbook. An annual marking of our lives together. Here are some of my favorite images.

I really don’t want summer to end.



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My girls.

Love them.

We’re soaking up every ounce of summer.


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They are a new family of four, and they make it look easy.  The baby is so peaceful, calm, and sleepy.  Big brother is happy, joyful, and fun.  Mom is cool as a cucumber, well-pleased of her boys, and stunningly gorgeous.  Dad is going-with-the-flow, content, and proud.

There is so much beauty in their home. It was such a pleasure to meet them there.

Congratulations and blessing to you all!  Enjoy your 2 precious sons.


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She’s finally here.  9 months seems so long when you’re waiting to meet your precious daughter, your sweet little sister.  She’s here, and she’s totally perfect.  A sweet, dainty girl with big eyes who loves to take in the world around her.

It’s always an honor to meet a baby in her first week of life, but this was extra special.  These are my friends from childhood, and we’ve ended up reconnecting in a new city… moving to the same neighborhood in the same summer.  It’s a blessing to have them so close!  And, it’s extra special to know their dear children.

Congratulations again, friends.  She’s so precious!



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It was a sincere pleasure to meet this new family of 3 on Monday morning.

Lovely, kind parents (with a great sense of style) welcoming their newborn daughter into their family.  Newborns always amaze me- the miracle of life, the overwhelming love and joy of a family, and the wonderful sense of hope the child represents.

This baby girl is perfect.  She’s captivating, beautiful, and sweet, and best of all, she is really well loved.



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Welcome to the world, sweet sweet baby girl.  Welcome to a loving family, an adoring mother, a proud father, and a fun-loving sister.  You are totally precious, cute as can be, and above all, you are completely 100% loved and cherished.

And I know in time, that love will even grow.



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I love that with this family, there’s doesn’t have to be a big occasion for pictures.  Just life.  Growing another year… maturing, learning, accomplishing, and living.  Celebrating these sweet faces and the great joy they bring to the world.

It was fun to meet up with them early last week.  We got up early to beat the heat, and I think it paid off.  We got some wonderful portraits of some super sweet children.  Here are some of my favorites.




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I love taking family pictures.  They say something to the effect, “in this place and time, our family looked like this.”  Family pictures are nice to have around in the present, but in the future they are priceless.  (No wonder “Throw Back Thursdays” are so popular on Facebook and Instagram.)  Looking at pictures of our families in years past brings brings us emotions of happiness, joy, wonder, nostalgia, and maybe even sadness.  They help us remember.  They help us feel.

BUT, my most favorite images, are the ones we get behind the scenes.  The moments before the family picture.  The tickles during the family picture.  The unwinding, silly fun that happens after the family picture.  I call them the “in between moments,” when the smiles are brightest and the personality shines most.

I LOVE the “in between moments” of this family.  Such happiness and beauty!


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