Baby Photos (and what I’ve been up to)!

After my marathon of photo sessions in November 2014, I took a little break to get ready for and spend time with our first baby, who was born in February 2015.  As it turned out, that little maternity leave turned into an unexpected (but welcome!) cross-country move, followed by Baby #2.

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Two babies, 18 months apart, wearing the same heirloom christening set.

The great thing about being a photographer taking a break to spend time with my babies is that there’s really no break at all – there’s always a milestone or dimple to photograph, and no shortage of “practice time” with my two live-in models.  Ten thousand photos or so later, I’m more confident than ever in my ability to capture your family’s special moments!

 

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Now that we’ve adjusted to being a family of four, I’m excited to start booking photo sessions again.  Sunny California affords many opportunities for year-round photography, and I’m harboring a (not so) secret wish to do a photoshoot in a citrus grove someday.

Contact me to schedule your portraits or event photography – my little assistants and I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Braving the Cold with The Kosticks {Family Photos}

I don’t know if I’m allowed to have favorite clients, but if I am, the Kosticks must be near the top of the list.  I’ve done several photo sessions with their family, and it’s always a lot of fun.  This session was a birthday gift for Mom, so everyone was on their best behavior.  It was one of the coldest days I’ve ever shot photos on, but in true Minnesotan fashion, they were prepared for the weather, and we got some great photos (including some with a very neighborly horse!).

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Just for comparison, here they are at our last session, and then this one:

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Baby M & Family

Photographing newborns is always such a wonderful experience – I love being a fly on the wall as the new parents interact with the sweet little person as they get to know each other.  Baby M and her parents were no exception.  I loved everything about this session, but most of all this sweet little girl and the obvious love of her parents.  Congratulations, Laura and Eric!


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Jessica + Luis

 

Jessica and Luis had an absolutely beautiful wedding in Minnesota!  The weather was perfect, the dresses and flowers were gorgeous, but most of all, they’re so clearly in love.  From their beautiful wedding Mass to the most spirited reception dance I’ve ever seen, It was an honor to be able to capture the beginning of their life together.

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The More the Merrier: Big Family Photos

 

 

I love photographing families of all sizes, but there’s always something fun about doing a session with a large family!  This session in beautiful Central Massachusetts was no exception – lots of energy, laughter, and a playmate for everyone.  I’m excited to be able to share a little peek of our afternoon!

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Leaving the camera at home

The big camera, that is.  I took a trip to Philadelphia last week, and since I was there for my day job and didn’t want to carry my SLR around all week, I decided to seize the opportunity to document the trip in another way.  I know I’m just about the last smartphone owner to get on Instagram, but I’m having fun using it: for starters, it’s quick and easy.  It also challenges me to look at things in a different way, from the limitations of an iPhone camera to the fact that everything is going to get cropped to a square.  Without further ado, here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.

Historic Philadelphia: most of the buildings look like this.

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There was a delightful number of scenes like these:

There's "Ben Franklin vintage," and then there's this.

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Her name is Stella.

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The ceiling of the oldest Catholic church in Philly:

The ceiling of Old St. Joseph's. Not a plate.

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I had to visit the standard tourist sites too, of course:

I guess I thought it'd be bigger.

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Finally, a beautiful sunrise for my last morning in the city:

Last morning here, and a lovely sunrise.

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Follow me on Instagram to get more spur-of-the-moment photos!  I’d love to share with you!

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