Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dirt, Worms and Flowers

My boys and I have been having so much fun in our garden!! We have a huge yard and often I get so overwhelmed at how much work it takes to make an impact that I just give up. So this spring I have been focusing only on the beds around our front entry - and it is making me so happy!! I keep using the front door or stepping outside just to peek at my happy flowers :) My oldest has discovered worms (ok, gross!) and my baby LOVES playing in the dirt and grass. We all come in filthy (even the camera!) and we love it.

Well, he was just done.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Birthdays! Birthdays! Birthdays!

Birthdays! Birthdays! Birthdays! So many birthdays to celebrate lately - I love it! Little Miss A just turned one so we had to take some photos to celebrate, now didn't we. This little angel has been a welcome princess in this house of boys. We always pretend that she is coming over to give her big brother and my big boy a play date...but really it is just so I can get some pink in my house!

What a priveledge to photograph her as a newborn and several more times during the last year. It has been so amazing to watch her grow. And this little lady is certainly taking after her beautiful Mama. Happy 1st Birthday Baby A.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby B!!

Who doesn't love a birthday?!? And when the celebration is for an adorable one year old, well, that is tough to beat! Little Baby B came over to eat some cake to continue his happy one year old celebration - I hear he has been quite the party man the last few weeks. Here is a little peek at some of the fun!

Monday, May 17, 2010


I love photographing firstborns! All newborns are amazing - they are so brand new that it feels like you can still smell the angels on them. But there is something about watching the parents bursting with pride and joy as they celebrate this brand new chapter of their lives. Every baby is a new chapter, but the first one, it is just one of the biggest changes a person can make in life.

And then there is that extra special something about this particular newborn - his gorgeous Mama modeled for my first maternity session just two short months ago. (Click here to see her post - )

Welcome to the world Baby A and welcome to parenthood Mom and Dad!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Whole Family

I must admit I am alittle behind on my blog posts. This darling family came to me two weeks ago - things have been a bit busy around here with new hardwood floors on our main level, a trip to Williamsburg with the boys, a big happy birthday for my handsome three year old and a week of sick hubby and kiddos, whew, just happy I am still standing! But back to this precious family (and another to post about tomorrow!). Mom wanted to bring her two boys for a photo shoot. I asked if we could do it in two sessions. The first, we did 8 day old Baby C with MaMa and the grandparents - a suprise treat! They were all so kind and patient with our photo taking and baby posing. Then a few days later mom came back with 3 year old big brother and dad and we did some family shots. It was warm and humid outside - a perfect combo to get some of those snuggly newborn shots and so fun to work outside in the beautiful light of late afternoon. Well, enough of my rambling, here is what you are really here for....

12 day old Baby C. and 3 year old Big Brother J...

8 day old Baby C...

Friday, May 14, 2010

IPrintCanvas giveaway from The Savvy

I am a big fan of The Savvy Photographer - fun interviews and great product suggestions. I love my barnwood flooring that I bought from her in March (here is a fun shot of my boys using the flooring - Benjamin loves to tell people that MaMa wanted a photo but he did not want to take one and this shot is the result, Ahhh, 3 year olds!).
But back to the giveaway. This morning I have been thinking about which prints I want to order in canvas gallery wraps. They are an investment, but beautiful, so I think they will be worth it. The Savvy blog suggested a new company to me, I Print Canvas. I was on thier site this morning thinking about an order, then saw that the Savvy is giving away her beautiful beach canvases pdfs AND two canvases from I Print Canvas! Very excited about this giveaway, so I wanted to share with others. If you win, let me know and I would be happy to help you decide which photograph to use :)