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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: Snap Shots

five on friday

We had one last ride before the end of our summer vacation.  I love this train ride.  It begins in the park and winds through an urban area and then again through a wooded area in the park.  There are bridges to cross and turtles to see down below in the water.  My (home grown) […]

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from new mexico with love….

16 favorites taken on our trip to the hondo valley. xox     1. my favorite old door 2. nana and fin having a grand time 3. under the black walnut tree 4. swinging like a big kid 5. gramps kicking back watching all the boy action 6. magical new mexico sky 7. the view […]

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shots of my life…. 1. owen and jack in the murky lake water.  i’ve never liked swimming in lakes, but my boys don’t seem to mind one bit. 2. fin’s letter of the day and my daily mantra to my boys 3. the last piece 4. rock climbing fin 5. self portrait 6. a rainbow […]

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at the moment…..

right now fin is full throttle. always moving or talking and sometimes doing both at the same time.  it is trying at times….but, when i step back and really look through the glass, it is all so wonderful. so, here’s to being wild and free!

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The Gang’s all here….

Our suburban lifestyle lends itself to countless hours of neighborhood kids in our yard, our tree, our house, our sandbox.  Our neighborhood gang is the best and Finley fits right in….

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The month of February snuck up on me and then was suddenly over.  Life seems like a big whoosh of wind these days.  I try my hardest to enjoy each fleeting moment, but sometimes I just seem to miss the everyday goodness that I am granted each and every day.  Taking these images helps me […]

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caught in the middle…..

owen, my middle son.  he just turned 8 and is suddenly so much more grown up to me.  he has the biggest heart and is so genuine. i love to see him interact with fin. they have such fun together.

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knee deep….

in age two we are these days.  all of the family is enduring sweet fin’s ‘learning’ stage.  oh, but what fun he can be!  this image was taken over spring break.  i asked fin to sit next to his big brother….he only lasted a few moments before he did this.  it is shots like this […]

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farm life

is the life for me. well, only in my dreams. i mostly just dream of the pretty parts of living and working a farm. farm life is no piece of cake. there is never a moment of down time.  there is always something to do or fix.  we recently took a tour of penn farm […]

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5 minutes to jam

there is a drum set at my parents’ house that my boys LOVE.  when we are there for a visit, they pester us daily to play it. so, when the time is right, we all gather round (or hide outside) and listen to them jam.  5 minutes each is about all we can handle.  but, […]

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