fall sessions in full swing

I love this time of year.  It's the absolute best time of year to get outside and take photos.  Not too hot, not too cold....and a lot of wonderful color and texture all around.  No wonder it is the busiest time of year for photography sessions!  If you are still trying to squeeze in your fall photo session there are only a couple of weekend spots left so don't hesitate and book your session today!

Olivia

Let's just say there was not a dull moment to be had!!!  What a fun session.  Olivia shared the spotlight with her cousins Noah and Claire (coming up next) and didn't mind it one bit.  The more the merrier was the mantra for this action-packed session.

Sophia

This lovely little lady is my oh, so sweet, and very talented niece, Sophia.  Sophia is a charming 8 year old who can write incredible stories and songs, act, and sing.  It's been so fun watching her grow into such a bright young lady.  I have no doubt there are big things in store for her.  This little session happened on a whim.  Sophia and I popped outside in a not so ideal lighting situation and a very muddy yard and still had a great time.  She needs NO instruction.  All the fun facial expressions, posing - all her!  Such a fun age to photograph.  Thank you Sophia for a wonderful afternoon of shopping and photography!

luca and his mom | maternity

A couple of weeks ago I met this absolutely gorgeous and glowing Mommy and we captured some precious moments in her last days of being a Mom to just one little sweetie.  Luca is now officially a big brother to his baby sister.  I can hardly wait to meet Luca's little sister next week when we take her newborn photos!

one year

What a difference a year makes!  I love my "job" for a list of reasons a million miles long.  And way up at the tippy top of that list is that I get to witness first hand the purest form of joy - a parent watching their child grow.

The amount of gratitude I feel to have been able to document the first year of little Benjamin's life makes my heart swell.  Thank you for letting me be a small part of your journey T & S!

the adventurer

This little one is as adventurous as she is cute!  And I know it goes with out saying but that certainly says a lot about how adventurous she was today!  We must have walked a mile scouting out fun places to explore and not once did she slow down or pass up a challenge or request.  And even after our session, camera all packed up and sweet little Avery tucked away in her stroller she rallied for a few more snaps as the sun was setting because I couldn't resist!  Thanks for a great session today Mom + Dad F (and Avery!!!)!  More from your session very soon.

falling for fall

I'm SO in love with fall.  It's my absolute favorite time of the year (no offense summer, spring and winter, I just have a thing for fall).  I love the way it smells, I love the way it tastes, I love the cool, crisp autumn air.  There is something so invigorating about this time of year.    With this past weekends temperatures - soaring in the high 80's you wouldn't really feel the full effects of fall but there is no hiding it with colors like these!  I'm beyond excited about all of my upcoming fall sessions and this past weekend session was no exception.  Sasha and her little brother Logan were superstars in front of the camera.  Not one ounce of shy here....and I LOVED every second of it.

More from this session coming soon...

the boys are back

The boys of summer return!  After some contemplation on where our session should take place we decided to head back to the beach again this summer.  It only seemed right, since these really are the boys of summer and they LOVE the beach.  And what better place to celebrate the end of summer?  After playing on the beach for a bit we hiked up the hill to find another adventure awaiting us and here is where I felt one season ending and another beginning. After a pretty vigorous romp on the beach and woods we headed back to their home where we could catch our breathe (ok, it was really my breathe that needed some catching!!! These boys can RUN!).Then one by one I had the chance to hang out a bit and be goofy with each of them.  Finn and I grappled over who should be taking the photos so we made a deal, he takes one, I take one....who knew I would end up with so many photos of, well, me!  (thanks Finn!)....I might have found myself an assistant :) Lucas + James rocked out (just a bit) and I was seriously blown away by their talent and flattered that they would play for me at all.  I can only imagine what is in store for them as they continue to learn and practice their instruments.  I can't deny I got a little glimmer of hope that our little guys will one day love to play as much as these two brothers do.    And, one of my favorite impromptu moments of our session.....COOKIE TIME!  Mom 'B' broke out the cookie dough to put in the oven for later but these guys know exactly what the best part of cookies are - the dough of course!Thanks for a great session boys (and mom and dad B!).  I can't wait to see what next summer has in store!

I'm gonna catch you, you'd better run. I'm gonna catch you, here I come!

Every time I think about this session the song "I'm Gonna Catch You" by Laurie Berkner plays in my head.  This little one kept me running from start to finish....and it was SO worth it.  If it wasn't for the wide open field and non-stop running we might not have captured the moments in between (like these). Adia's big sister, Harley was such a delight.  She danced and played and chased after her little sister right along with me.