“Home is wherever I’m wih you.”

These are the sweet and true lyrics from one of my current favorite songs by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  It resonates with me because I’ve moved so often in the last 10 years.  I think it’s true-  you are at home with the people you love, or in other words- “home is where the heart is.”

But it’s not entirely true.  I believe the space in which we live our lives, love our spouses, care for our children, eat with our friends, is also very special.  Morning, afternoon, and night, our lives are created in our specific space, our homes.

And that’s why I LOVE this session with this sweet family.  They love their home, especially their front porch, because it is where they have laid their roots for so many years.  It is a place they cherish and want to remember.  They’ll be able to look back at these pictures and remember that little tricycle, the rocking chairs, and the time they spent together there.

Plus, this brother-sister pair are too cute.  Little brother can move around on this knees like nothing I’ve seen.  His curls and big blue eyes will melt you heart.  Big sister is full of play and wonder.  She’s growing up, riding her tricyle, talking about her preschool friends, and jumping off the porch.

What a pleasure it was to be with them in their beautiful home.

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Meet this little man.  He’s not yet 1.  He snuggles with his mom, and she plops him down in the lush green grass.  He promptly pushes himself up to his feet and RUNS straight ahead.  Bam!  This little guy can move!

Then, his silly sister runs quickly behind him, squeezes him tightly, and runs with him in her arms even faster.

Both giggling with delight!

And the adults just start laughing- unbelievable-  look at these two go!  Fun, vibrant, and exuberant!   These 2 are happy and active and fully alive, and I had the best time taking their pictures on Sunday afternoon.

I love you guys!  Thanks for a fun afternoon!

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We could have stayed at this park for hours on Saturday.  Not only was the weather exquisite and the setting ideal, but this baby girl was shining!  For over an hour she smiled and giggled and lit up with her parents.  She is full of joy and laughter, and when she smiles, it’s a full body smile.  Her entire body shakes with happiness.  She bounces and squeals.  She’s the perfect little 11 month old!

We got tons of fabulous images together on Saturday, and we could have kept going.  A photographer’s dream!  It was a real pleasure.

Congratulations on a wonderful first year and blessings on the years to come!

 

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Saturday morning was perfection.  Crisp cool air, lush grass, blooming cherry blossoms, and best of all, 2 beautiful girls and their loving mom.  As you’ll see and probably already know, these little girls are just wonderful.  Sweet, pretty, and giggly.  (But watch out, they’re really fast too!)

It really was a serene morning.

Thank you for a wonderful time, girls.  It was so wonderful to meet you!

 

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After a wonderful vacation in sunny Florida with my family, I’m gearing up for some spring time blooms and wonderful family sessions.

Looking forward to a beautiful weekend!

 

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Check these adorable little guys.  Have you ever seen such cuteness?  Big brother is such a sweet and smart little boy.  He was so comfortable with me there and just chatted up a storm.  Baby brother is the new addition.  He’s smiley with the most magnetic blue eyes.

It was a pleasure to meet up with them again at their home.  Their sessions always turn out to be some of my favorites because as a family, they are so easy going and lovely.  (And, have I mentioned how cute these kiddos are?)  They make my job easy and fun.

Enjoy!  You guys awesome, thanks!

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With  this precious new addition to their family, everyone is excited!  Big Bro, Big Sis, Mom, and Dad are so thrilled to have Baby Girl join their family.  She rounds them out, she really completes them.

I was so happy to meet her in their home this weekend.  She really is SO CUTE.  One thing I loved most about our session, is that while Baby Girl shined, the entire family was involved.  In a family, it’s never just about 1 person, everyone is in it together.  Everyone is connected and excited.

Everyone loves this little baby girl, and she loves them all too.  Because they are all pretty awesome.

 

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This family is so special to me.  They were my first photo session as a professional photographer, and it’s been a real pleasure to watch these babies grow!  You can see them grow for yourself- (Baby boy’s newborn photos were pre-blog,  here and here .)

March is birthday month in their home, so they make it a priority to get their portraits taken.  They’ve inspired me to do the same, in fact.  We’ve chosen our wedding anniversary as our yearly photo shoot month– it’s a great tradition.

So, it’s with great pleasure that I publish another March session for this family.  They’ve gone from being my first clients to my friends.  I know all of you would agree- they are the warmest, friendliest, kindest family in this town.  They are full of love, and their smiles full of joy.

I love you guys!  Thanks for another beautiful session!

 

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I love that children are so at peace and comfortable in their own homes.  I love coming to into their worlds- where they sleep and play- and catching their joy in those places.  I get to meet their bunny lovies, their Alabama pillows, their marching monkeys, and beloved train sets.  They are so proud to show me their rooms, and it’s so fun and easy, natural and real.

I think you’ll see all that pride and  joy in these beautiful images.  A brother and sister happy at home with mom and dad on Saturday morning.

This duo is not just beautiful, but they are also so sweet and happy.  I’m bit biased, though, because I think the world of their parents.  Our friendship goes back to our college days, and it’s been a real pleasure to be their friends and neighbors for the last four years, to meet their babies as newborns, and watch them grow over the months and years.

You guys are awesome!  It was a wonderful morning.

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It was a real pleasure and honor to meet up with an old high school classmate on Friday, and meet her perfect week old baby girl.  Though she came into the world earlier than expected, she is as perfect as can be.  And, her parents are over the moon happy.

Not only did I ooooh and ahhhh over baby girl’s beautiful face and marvel at her dainty fingers and her tiny toes, I was also very impressed as to how well her parents are adjusting.  They are calm and at ease with their firstborn.  Joyful, peaceful, and proud.

Congratulations once again!  I can’t say it enough, it was a real honor to be with you and meet your baby girl.

She is perfect.

 

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