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a little about me and my style....

Photography is in my heart and is as much a part of me as my arms and legs.  The best part of my job is hands down the people that I meet along the way.  Getting to know someone through my lens is so very rewarding and fun. I feel quite lucky to have landed this cool gig I call a job.  It is really so much more for me.  

my style

Simple.  No perfection required. I strive to capture the real-ness of each person.  I need you to be yourself and nothing more.

I will spend time capturing details about your kids. big gorgeous eyes, wispy hair, long eyelashes, silly faces, pouty know,that kind of stuff.  The important stuff that you love so much about them.  The things you will always remember.  

I will also spend time capturing the little details I see.  a found ladybug in the palm of a hand, a tin of crayons, a loved 'blankie', a little hand holding a flower, those simple things that made the session special.  These are sometimes my favorite images to photograph.

I keep things as natural as possile, without posing anyone.  I will simply direct you a bit and let life unfold while I snap away.  

Call me, book a session...lets have some fun!

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Category Archives: newborns

wee little ones, 2 weeks and under

The light…..

Finding the perfect lighting conditions can be challenging at times.  But, it is what keeps things exciting for me when I am photographing.  I positioned this sweet newborn and her mommy in front of the window and snapped away while they snuggled and watched each other.  I love these simple and honest images that the moody […]

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a sweet….

Christmas baby to warm your heart.  Merry Christmas!

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i haven’t photographed a newborn in some time.  they are always a treat, yet always my biggest challenge.  walker was 9 days old when i photographed him…..

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sofa chronicles…part 3

a few photos of fin, snoozing on our funky sofa.  we love this sofa….it’s part bed, part play area, part sitting device.  perfect for a house full of boys.  the light is really beautiful when it comes through onto the sofa.  so, it’s a favorite spot of mine when i am taking pics. of my […]

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this says it all….

our sweet fin…..  these images were taken for his announcement.  i had this ‘made with love’ idea awhile back.  the actual words were a tattoo i created and put on fin’s ‘bum’.  it took weeks for the tattoo to come off….quite the  conversation starter at his first doctor’s appointment :o) more to come! g –

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dad’s way….

is a good way.  it’s taken me a few boys to realize this, but it’s really a good thing and so needed.  when i took these snaps, i thought i’d remembered josh holding fin in a different position….more like the ‘i think you might drop him’ kind of hold that men seem to do.  josh […]

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Big brother…..

little brother.  i was just telling owen how special he is…he is both a little brother and a big brother now that fin has arrived. owen is pretty sweet on fin.  it’s so nice to see.  here are some snaps of owen with fin taken last week.

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on the other side of the camera…..

last week i went for a visit with an old client of mine who is now photographing newborns.  it was great to sit back and watch jacqueline work with fin.  newborns are by far the most challenging and demanding clients….but, the reward is so worth it!  thank you jacqueline…i will forever treasure these beautiful photos […]

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teeny tiny….

toes.  everything is small on a baby….but those toes.  they are the tiny-est.  amazing really that we all start out so small. here are some snaps i caught of fin’s toes last week….

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14 day mark

finley is 2 weeks old today.  before i know it, he will be 2 months old and then 2 years old and then suddenly he will be starting the 2nd grade.  time is going to fly…i can feel it.  i am trying to hang onto each ‘little fin’ moment.  here are a few shots taken […]

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