Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tristina {6 months old}

So fun to see this sweet little lady again!  Tristina has changed so much since her newborn photos and I just can't get enough of those big brown eyes and that darling little dimple!  Six months changes so much!  Definitely a challenge to pick only a handful of favorites from our session.

Tristina, 6 months old - wearing the belt from Momma's wedding dress as a headband - love!

That dimple!

So sweet... love using the same tutu and ballet slippers from her newborn photos again

Sweet smiles

My favorite

Happy and silly!

Those perfectly pursed little lips!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Whitmore Family

I probably share every year the fact that I've been photographing this family longer
than any other family I take photos of... with the exception of my brothers and
their families.  I met now 7-year-old Jake when he was 3 months old, and have
been capturing portraits of the family every year since.  This year I had the pleasure
to visit them in their new home and shoot their annual photos in their beautiful
backyard.  So fun to see them continue to grow and change over the years!
Thanks Whitmore family!

The Whitmore Family - Jill, Jake, Ellie, Tom and Zach

Sweet siblings

Jake, age 7

Ellie, almost 5

Zach, 2 1/2

Love the lovey!

With grandma

Pretty girls

Mother and daughter

The boys

Daddy's girl

And Momma's boys

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Peter {newborn}

There is nothing quite as special as a brand new baby and little Peter was no exception!  Peter is the youngest child of my husband's cousin Tony, and his wife Maria.  He has two very proud, loving big sisters, Jordan and Grace.  He is such a sweet, snuggly little thing and I sure had fun taking his pictures.  I just love how they turned out!  Thanks and congrats again St. Louis-Sanchez family!

Little Peter... wide awake!  But not for long

The newsboy set in honor of his journalist momma... this is my favorite favorite shot of him!

Baby smiles


Such doting big sisters

Another favorite



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eliana {newborn}

I was lucky enough to meet Kelly a couple of years ago, as part of a grief counseling group we were both participating in.  We'd both (along with a few others) recently lost pregnancies/babies who were very much wanted and missed.  The group was a great space for trying to heal those wounds, but more than that, a lot of healing came from the relationships formed in that group and the support we gave each other through the journey.  I'm happy to report that since that time, all members of our group have gone on to have healthy pregnancies and babies (myself included).  Kelly and her husband, Josh just welcomed their second "rainbow" baby, a sweet little girl named Eliana, or "Ellie."  Kelly asked me to take Ellie's newborn pictures, and of course, I was honored to take on the task!  Ellie and big brother Hudson are just the sweetest, and so very loved!  And I know their big brother Parker is always keeping an eye on them too.  Thanks again Cote family, it was so great to see all of you and meet your little princess.