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I’ve always enjoyed quotes. They’ve inspired me, encouraged me and often evoked a particular emotion or feeling. I find beauty and intrigue in the simplicity of their ability to capture my attention in just a simple phrase. Quotes tell a story. They are a verbal or written snapshot of a specific moment of time that can’t be redone or duplicated and yet when quoted have the ability to bring about those same emotions as when it first took place.

Photography is a vessel that allows me the privilege of capturing the moments that tell your story, a history, a personal unique and individual time that can’t be repeated or reproduced. My hope is that the story told in your photographs will allow you in years from now to share the original feelings your special day evoked with a world that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to experience it, feelings of pure joy, excitement, anticipation, pleasure, friendship and of love.

There is a story waiting to be told between each set of quotations and since pictures speaks a thousand words... let's give the world your stories.

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Archive for 'Newborn'

Pregnancy is quite the journey, and like any journey it’s one best shared. Sarah and I have been friends for years and when I got pregnant with my first I’d asked her when they were going to have kids.  I remember her telling me before they started a family she wanted to want kids for three months before they started trying. I can totally appreciate that, I’d told Josh when he was ready for kids… I’d need 6 months to let it sink in before we started trying haha. Anyway, after that whenever we got together I’d give her a hard time always asking “has it been three months yet??” I’m sure that got annoying after a while, but there are some friends you’d love to have kids around the same age…. and Sarah is one of them.  So, I bet you can imagine my delight when she told me they were expecting, and it just happened to be that we were expecting our second as well.

Our babies were born two weeks apart, and I had the absolute pleasure of photographing sweet baby Jade.

Congrats you two… she is beautiful!

I dont think I’ve ever met anyone with the name Matilda before and I absolutely love it, such a sweet and beautiful name! Matilda was so cute during her session, she LOVED sucking and even all wrapped up she’d try and find something, including her shoulder. My favorite was when she perfectly started sucking her thumb, she defiantly made me work trying to get a few photos without her hands in her face but it was well worth it!

I loved spending the afternoon with James and his Mom and Dad. James was absolutely adorable and I couldn’t get over how photogenic his parents were.

 

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Quinn was my first visitor in my new (work in progress) studio. She was just the sweetest and had the most adorable pout face! Apparently she sleeps all the time, that wasn’t the case for us, but you won’t be able to tell! It’s always a joy when you get invited to capture these fresh new moments, and it was an honor to photograph Quinn and her big sister when she was just a newbie too.

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I don’t think I’ve ever had a baby sleep as well as Owen did! Once we got that little man all wrapped up he was OUT! He gave us a smile and a kiss and was just the sweetest! I had so many favorites from this session it was so hard to choose!

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From love to marriage to a second baby in the baby carriage – I’ve been able to capture the moments along the way for this wonderful family, and it’s been an absolute privilege!

Little Quinn was a sweetheart, I got my baby snuggles and she even gave me a couple of little smiles through her session! Doesn’t that face just melt your heart?!

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I was SO excited for the shoot (for selfish reasons) I’d been harassing Dad forever to build me a bed to use as a photo prop – when I found out Mom was pregnant I knew we’d have to debut it for their little munchkins session. The bed is incredibly precious, and the first thing Kyle made for little Luke, so this one is staying with them … I can wait to get one for myself!

Luke was a doll, I couldn’t get over his cheeks! Mom loves pinching cheeks, so I’m sure she was thrilled to see how much pinch material there was lol

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I was so surprised when I got the message to see if I was free to do some newborn photos, I didn’t even realize Amber was preggo! I guess she was pregnant at their family session last fall and it was still to early to say anything, needless to say I was pleasantly surprised!

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I just want to squeeze her! Isn’t she absolutely beautiful! Elyse was such a sweetheart and it was such an honor to be able to capture those first few days.

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Meet baby Lucas! It felt like forever for this little man to arrive. When his mom was pregnant with his big brother I was also pregnant, as much as we wanted it to be that way this time, that wasn’t the case. It was weird not being pregnant with Christina which defiantly made it seem like her pregnancy took forever haha. It’s also weird not hanging out multiple times a week … he’s grown so much already since these were taken! These photos were extra fun for me since Dad is a Police officer and we got to include his utility belt and uniform in some of the photos!

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