As you scroll through the hundreds of images on this site, I hope you'll start to see one thing that stands out... that one thing is the common bond that we all have in expressing the love we have for those closest to us!
It really doesn't matter what it is I am photographing, they all evoke the same feeling inside of me. One of the greatest challenges for me is the necessity to figure out who you are, what makes you tick and then how to pull that from you in an image. I want you to feel something when you look at the images I capture. Of course if I am photographing your newborn, I want the image to instantly make you remember holding that tiny little baby, remember what it felt like to cuddle up in your arms, or that they fit in the palm of your hand.
If I am outside capturing your family - I don't want you to just see everyone looking at the camera, I want you to remember how much fun we had, the laughter and silly things we did... which resulted in everyone genuinely looking happy and right at me! I want the images of your kids to be the faces you remember looking back at you each day - their silly little expressions and reflection of who they really are.
Perhaps it's your wedding day!!! One of the most important days that people have photographed and all I want is for you to forget that I'm even there. I want you to enjoy each other and all the special people you've envied to be around you on the day. I will help direct you to an idea I have, but then just let you be you... laugh, talk and love every moment together. The images should reflect your day - not just the perfect pose.
This isn't just a job for me... this is who I am. I love connecting with people and envisioning what that looks like in a lasting memory through a camera, it truly is an extension of who I am.
One thing you're guaranteed during our session is that you're going to see me laugh and enjoy every minute. I am excited for the opportunity to meet you and your family and hope to chat soon!
Handsome little Matteo came to the studio last week and spent the morning relaxin in the studio. The room is warm and welcoming with the soft sounds of calming waters, wind, thunder… all to mimic the sounds he would have likely heard back inside mommy. He settled right into his first few images. He soon told us that tummy time was not going to be his thing – but of course, we kept at it and tried again. We got a few! Not all babies love every position, or prop that we try to use so it’s really important to remember that these tiny little humans have a say in what we do during a session.
Mom said she loved the natural earth tones for her photos and I think we nailed it.
Baby Hendrix… you were just a dream to snuggle with and capture! If there was ever a question on how I’d hope a newborn session would go… he was the prime example! Such a calm and peaceful little guy. He never got upset, he let us try anything we wanted and was very happy to snuggle into a little outfit at the end. It’s the type of session that you want to just keep shooting!! His big sister almost stole the show though… she sure is a joy to be around. So much going on in her little mind, but as you’ll see it just comes beaming out!!
Having said this, I am SOOOO happy that they made it to have this awesome session. This is one of those examples of how life takes us on little gravel roads sometimes. It’s all smooth sailing until something unexpected comes along. Hendrix almost didn’t come to his session because what we had planned for wasn’t going to be able to work for the family any longer. Not because they didn’t want the photos, but just that it was no longer in the immediate budget to do so. If this happens to you – please please reach out. I am always happy to work something out. You can’t go back and make them little again, but you can save and create a payment plan to make it all work. (or ask the grandparents who will fall in love with the photos 😉
I hope you enjoy the photos that almost never were… as I sure do and I’m certain his family will too!
Cheers ladies!!! Oh my did we have fun last weekend. These 3 lovely ladies wanted to do something fun to celebrate their friendship and their milestone birthdays that all all this year. This was a first for me, but it was hilarious. We hardly got to actually ‘smash’ a cake because we were having too much fun playing around.
So yes, a 30th birthday cake smash was slightly different than my 1 year old clients… but it wasn’t any less entertaining.
Here’s to everlasting friendships, fun and laughter. May you always have each other to share in these memories xo
Precious baby Aaraz. I just love your name! She is the first grandchild born into the family and I have no doubt will be showered with love and attention from everyone! This little girl has an amazing set of lashes and head of hair. She is going to be the envy of many as she grows up!!
The past few sessions in the studio have been all about baby. It has been fun to spend my time getting to know each little personality, what makes them happy… what doesn’t. Sometimes a plan that we create for the session doesn’t follow through the same way we had hoped, but the outcome is always the way it should be. Babies dictate the sessions. If there is something they really do not want to do, we don’t do it and adjust. In this session, Aaraz made it clear she wasn’t a fan of the moon prop… but Mom was. So I was able to make it work with another image she was captured in and happy. Best of both worlds 🙂
Beautiful little Ama. It was so fantastic to have you in the studio to capture some of your first treasured images. I actually had the pleasure of meeting this little beauty only hours after her arrival! I’m working now to finalize her fresh 48 video, so stay tuned to watch her meet the entire family!!
This session we focused on simple whites, drawing all of the attention on this beautiful baby girl. She was so alert at points and was giving the BEST smiles and expressions. It was so adorable. She really had amazing eye contact for being so young, it shocked me when she actually followed me with her eyes, giving the cutest cheeky little look.