September 26, 2011 [Monday]

“Happiness depends upon ourselves. To live happily is an inward power of the soul.”
— Marcus Aurelius

Photographing the sweet and oh so photogenic Lindeen Family is true happiness for my soul. We are photographing the adorable James every three months during his first year and each session is nothing short of wonderful. This family of three are having so much fun you can’t help but leave feeling the love!

Check out some of my favorites from his Nine Month portrait session!

I hope you all start your week with something that makes your soul full of happiness!

September 16, 2011 [Friday]

“I truly believe there is nothing larger than life.”
― Uta Hagen

Each time I walk into a newborn session I am amazed by the excitement and love you can feel in the room. This tiny tiny person already feels larger than life to the family and friends around them. When I had the chance to photograph little Andrew this was exactly how I felt. So tiny and yet all you could feel was love and the beauty of this new blessing to us all overwhelming the room!

Here are just a few of my favorites…

Andrew J. thanks for welcoming me into your family and making me feel so loved and so blessed! Mom and Dad you guys are pretty great too! Congratulations!

 

September 12, 2011 [Monday]

“My home is not a place, it is people.”
―Lois McMaster Bujold

I love what I do so much because of the amazing people I get to work with. I was so tickled when I got a call from the Corbett Family wanting to do another session. This was pretty exciting to begin with but then Mom told me she wanted to do a special session at their house before they moved, I was like-I love it! Anyone who knows me, knows how sentimental I am and this was just my cup of tea! I knew this family when they were just a family of two. Now years later and two gorgeous boys later this was a big deal! This family had made lots of memories in this house and it needed to be documented so they could always look back and remember the fun and memories they had created here!

Check out just some of my favorites from this session!

Corbett family thank you again for thinking of me to capture this special time for you! Congratulations on your new home and your new memories together there!

September 5, 2011 [Monday]

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
― Louis L’Amour

This quote really spoke to me as I was working on this blog to (finally) share some of my favorites from the the fabulous First Year Sessions that I photographed for the precious Miss Sophie! I sniffle each time I think that I will no longer get to see Miss Sophie every three months for her first year sessions, BUT this quote reminded me that this is only the beginning. Yes Miss Sophie has reached her monumental first birthday but now with all the love and fun we shared in the first year I will be invested in her future and all that joy and wonder that will bring us all. Check out the fun I have had…

Miss Sophie’s Three Month Session!

Miss Sophie’s Six Month Session!

Miss Sophie’s Nine Month Session!

And drum roll please! Her Twelve Month Session!

I am tickled to say that some of the images in her Twelve Month gallery are images of her actual first steps! Mom, Dad, and I all went nuts and I was so excited to have documented that amazing first for them! Miss Sophie keep on growing and being the sweet pea that we all know and love! We can’t wait to follow you and photograph you for years to come!

Happy Labor Day Weekend Everyone!

 

August 24, 2011 [Wednesday]

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
―Rosalia de Castro

So when one of your very best friends is pregnant what do you do to them? Convince them to allow you photograph their maternity session on a day of a record 103 degree heat! That is love huh. In my defense we had tried several times to schedule our session but life kept getting in the way. We both were nervous if we didn’t go ahead and have our session Baby Mallory might come before the NC heat wave of 2011 would subside!

As you can see from these images, these two are more in love than ever-which is no small feat for The McDonald’s who first fell in love at the young age of 13. Click on the images below to enjoy their contagious excitement about their upcoming Baby Girl!

When you become a parent you are unsure of how life will change. (That is for sure!) The one thing you are sure of is the love and joy you already feel for your unborn child that makes it all worth entering the unknown. Carrie and Jeremy thanks for the chance to document this magical time for you guys. I am so happy you are taking the leap. Three really is a magic number, at least for now.