Sweet little Maylani started off her 3 month shoot in a great mood…and then she had clearly had enough ;) We did however,  manage to get some great shots of her and her beautiful little family. Take a peek…

Thank you guys! See you in 3 months!

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I LOVE the Kempf family, so of course I was more than happy to photograph Brianna. And Brianna…there are so many things that I love about you…your ability to laugh, be humble, your beauty, and on and on. But above all, your kindness. Your kindness has stood out since the day I met you…don’t ever lose that!

Here are just a few of my faves from the breath taking Brianna…

Much love!

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I genuinely love photographing the Phillip family! You guys are always such a joy and so easy to work with. Thank you for that!! Abigail’s 9 months shoot was nothing short of adorable.  So much cuteness…

Thanks again for being so wonderful…always!

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Baby Juniper is finally here!! And as perfect as ever. I feel so honored to watch another Christopher babe grow!! I had too many faves…

You guys are so awesome! Thank you!!

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Miles is gets cuter and cuter by the minute!! And he has such a sweet little personality to go with it. Thank you so much for letting us be part of his first year…

Thanks again, guys!

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Anyone that knows that Folino family, knows how special these two boys are! Especially their mama and daddy! I could go on and on about how perfect these littles are, but then again, I could just show you…

We love you four so dearly! It was such a blessing to photograph you throughout your pregnancy and now the boys! Thank you!!

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Lincoln (and his family for that matter) were absolute champs for their shoot. The weather was classic Spring…a little rain, a little wind, a little sun. And they just kept plowing through…

Thanks so much! See you in 6 months!

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2014 | 05.07

Maeve Button is Three Years Old!

I’ve been incredibly nostalgic these last few days as Maeve’s third birthday grew near. The bittersweet feelings are more driven towards what the future holds for us? For Maeve? Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely look back at the many photos of our sweet pickle and think of the memories about how little she once was or the way she would say “dink of dater” instead of the now “drink of wrrrater”. But what resonates are these thoughts… what will become of her? When will I not know everything that she does? When does she stop trying to be like me? And thinking that I am the best/coolest person in the world? When will she not need me anymore?

Those questions have daunting answers. Answers that I am no where near ready for. Which leads to another sequence of questions about me and when do I stop needing all of those things from her?

So my focus…live in the present (as cliche as it sounds)! I can get so wrapped up in what needs to happen around the house, with the business, grocery shopping, staying fit, relaxing (which doesn’t happen enough ;) ), and the list goes on. If I let these things consume me, I miss out on greatness. My greatness…my husband and my child. The two things that I thank God daily for. The two things that I could NOT live without.

In order to one day accept the answers above as truth, I need to feel like I was as present as I could have been, like I couldn’t possibly have given any more. And while I don’t always have as much patience as I want, the right answers to her kazillion questions (which by the way has compelled me to download a dictionary app on my phone), or the most nutritious meals to feed her…I love her. Unconditionally. Eternally. Greatfully. Powerfully. And my love for her is my driving force to stay present. To let her pick out clothes for me to go to class (her bedroom) in and to let her put me to sleep in her bed and tell me that she “can’t read another book because you need to focus on calming your body”. To do projects with her that take ten times as long and three times the mess just to include her. To be present in my child…my Maeve. To make her feel more special than anything else…especially on her birthday. Even if it means staying up until 2am to finish her gift that I swore I was going to finish weeks ahead of time. Despite my lack of sleep, I heard her wake up to her room full of ballons and giggle…

We do this same pic every year. What a beauty she has become…

We also do special pancakes every year as well as measure her feet! And since she is incredibly motherly, we made her an ergo just her size and a baby with clothes that she can change :)

Every year (because there have been so many) Maeve gets embarrased and overwhelmed when she is sung the Happy Birthday song. I managed to get one perfect pic before she melted down…

And then the pressure sinks in…

Don’t worry, she recovered…

Happy 3rd birthday, Maeve. I love you.

Until next time…

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Sweet baby Bailey is 18 months old already and so full of sass and rolls…the best combination!!! I seriously had too many faves from this shoot. Take a peek…

Jenn, you know I’ve got nothing but mad love for you and your fam!!!

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