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She loves Elmo, playing with her hair, and her Mama. She points like nobody’s business and can’t get enough of Dr. Suess. She’s Addi, and, if you ask me, she’s pretty amazing.

I think she officially won my heart when she wiggled out of her mom’s arms as soon as she got outside because she just couldn’t wait to feel the grass between her fingers. Or maybe it was when she reached out for me to hold her and then cried when I put her down. Regardless, I think it’s fair to say that Addi has won the heart of most everyone she’s come into contact with, except for maybe her fellow passengers on the plane ride home from Hawaii last month.;)Addi’s parents look at her with such love in their eyes and they have created a fun, welcoming, and beautiful home in which Addi can grow.

Justin and Beth, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to document Addi as she turns one. She is so special, beautiful, and fun and I know she gets that from you two! I hope these photos capture Addi and the adorable person she is at this exact moment in time, because as all parents know, it just goes by so incredibly fast.

Here’s Addi a few days shy of her first birthday …

     

They told me his nickname is “Mad Max” but I didn’t see anything other than a sweet, precious, wonderful baby. Max is 3 months old and beyond words adorable. He is strong, giggly, and so incredibly loved by his Mom and Dad. Oh, and the family dog, Oliver. He loves Max too. He loves him so much his new favorite hangout is right under Max’s crib. Yep, Max is one loved little baby and it is easy to see why – as you’ll see in the photos below, he’s utter perfection.

Melissa and Jorge, thank you so much for inviting me into your gorgeous home to photograph your family. You guys are amazing and even in the few short hours I spent with you I could just feel the love radiating from your home. I look forward to staying in touch and watching sweet Max grow!

     

Is it possible to have baby fever when you still have a baby? A week ago, I wouldn’t have thought so with my own non-sleeping 9 month old at home, but spending an afternoon with 2 week old Olivia made me long for tiny newborn goodness all over again! Every stage of a child’s life is so fun, but few are as uniquely sweet as the newborn phase. Everything is so small and precious! Those little newborn grunts and squeaks are so endearing and lovely! Yes, there are those endless sleepless nights, and the diapers, and the hospital bills … but have you seen those itty bitty SHOES that newborns have? The shoes alone are enough to make me want another little one!  I am sure cooler heads will prevail (i.e. my husband’s) but Olivia and her adorability are just too impossible to resist!

Laura and Nick, thank you so much for inviting me into your home to take these newborn photos of darling Olivia. She is already such a blessing to all who meet her and it was my privilege to spend the afternoon with your sweet family.

     

One of the things I love best about being a photographer is getting glimpses into the lives of my clients. People watching is one of my favorite activities and when I’m actually invited to do it behind the lens of a camera rather than trying to sneakily do it at a restaurant behind sunglasses, well, that’s even better. And a whole lot less creepy. And since trying to be less creepy is always a good goal, finding clients who’ll let me take pictures of them being themselves is the direction I feel my photography is headed.

My favorite thing about people watching and photographing people is watching how they interact with one another. The way a Mom gently brushes her child’s hair off of her face. The way a husband reaches out to grab his wife’s hand as she steps off a high curb. The way a baby lights up at the sight of his sibling. These are the moments that make up real life and these are the moments I love capturing in photos.

The following photos are perfect examples of my favorite kinds of photos to take – 3 people just being a family. No props, no gimmicks, just pretty light and lots of love. Daniel, Rita, and David … thank you so very much for choosing me to capture photos of your precious little family. Our time together was short but so enjoyable for me. My goal was simply to capture you three being yourselves and I hope that was accomplished. Thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting me into your lives and I hope you enjoy your photos!

Meet this sweet family …