A Perfect Family...

What a delight to spend an afternoon with the Thompsons! Everyone was so relaxed and willing to just enjoy this experience together. The girls were amazing and I would not be surprised if a modeling career is in their future. Their perfect smiles and natural beauty made my job very easy. The twins were adorable and kept a smile on my face during the entire session.

I think the hardest part of this session was narrowing down the choices for their gallery. With a family this beautiful and children this cooperative, I ended up with more successful images than I expected. Because of this, I was able to be a little more creative in my "darkroom." I spattered their gallery with vintage images, black and whites, and even a few fairies. Here are a few of my favorites...


Brand New...

I had the extreme pleasure of photographing this precious newborn recently. Every once in a while, I have a chance to simply enjoy everything about my work. It was wonderful to spend time with this family and share in the joy they felt over this addition to their family. It didn't take long before I was captivated as well.

Due to the remodeling of my studio space, I stretched outside of my comfort zone quite a bit. Most of the session was indoors and with low lighting. Of course, challenges are just food for creative minds and it was a lot of fun to experiment. Mom came ready with some wonderful ideas and was so patient with my girls fascination with the baby. The mini-diva duo played the role of assistant photographers. I would not recommend having a five-year old rearrange your lighting as you are shooting!

Overall, this session has been a bright spot in my October. I have loved every step of this process and have been so encouraged by this family. I am looking forward to watching as this beautiful little girl grows.


Cody and Kristal

Contrary to popular belief, I have not dropped off the face of the Earth. Things are just pretty crazy right now and I am fervently searching for that extra four hours every day should have. I will do my best to find my blogging groove soon. In the meantime, I thought I would share a few images from a precious engagement session I completed at the end of last month.

Cody and Kristal are looking forward to their marriage in December and were a joy to be around. They are optimistic about their future and it was great to be surrounded by all of their pre-wedding excitement. I certainly wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors and can't wait to see Jackie crying tears of joy as she watches her son wait for his beautiful bride.