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Thursday, May 29, 2008


Gorgeous Milan is a natural in front of the camera. She had seen me photograph some of her classmates earlier, and when her turn came she wasted no time positioning herself in the poses she liked best from what she had seen -- and she chose well, don't you think?

I look forward to being there this weekend, to help you and your family remember your 6th birthday party for a long time to come!

Watch for some fun princess-themed images in a few days or so.


Sure, you think this little boy is cute, and you are very right indeed. BUT -- you should hear him TALK! He is so expressive, by the end of the time I spent photographing his class, he had engaged in a full-body passionate explanation of some creatures he saw recently (at the aquarium, I think). So much fun!

Sunday, May 25, 2008


This is sweet Olivia, who looks like she just walked out straight from a fairy tale:


Here is Rayan (or, the way he spelled it out for me:
"r, A, y, a, n"), with his stunning photo-model looks:

Friday, May 23, 2008

Busy girl

Beautiful, smart Georgia sweetly interrupted her busy Montessori morning to allow me to photograph her -- she even graced me with a smile! Thanks, big girl!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

T&J continued

A few more from yesterday:

And possibly my favorite:

Monday, May 19, 2008

And the dog makes three

Here is a quick preview of some of the pictures I took this weekend for Tina and James' engagement session.

I love both grungy, graffiti backgrounds, and wild, tall grass, and to find them both in one spot was great!

Thanks for playing along, guys, I had a lot of fun -- enjoy! I plan to post a couple more images tomorrow.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Smiling siblings

That there are genes controlling cuteness, I suspected for a long time.

But, apparently, there are also genes for sparkling eyes, bright smiles and that unique twinkle in one's eye that is the mark of a smart and super fun person. How do I know this, you ask? It's obvious, if you look at this little sister and her big brother:

See what I mean?

Thanks for letting me take pictures of your brilliance, Emma and Alex!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Growing fast

I had the pleasure of photographing little Amelia a couple of months ago and then again earlier this month.

First, obviously, she's beautiful. Her features are perfect, and she's so very sweet and endearing!

But, on top of this, what amazes me is how much she grew over these past couple of months! She has transformed from this little snuggly cute baby:

To this big girl, well-coordinated and purposeful:

These first years are so full of wonder and explosive skill building, I am always amazed to see how much kids learn in so little time...

What did I learn since two months ago, to even come close to compare to such development?

Anyway, back to Amelia, here is a close-up of her beautiful, thoughtful face:

Glad for the chance to witness your growth, little one!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More animals

A few more animal portraits from our visit to Yellow River Ranch (mostly goats):

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fun in the sun

Two more from yesterday's fun celebration:

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy 4!

Today, one of the world's most bubbly, lively, brilliant little girls celebrated turning FOUR, at the beautiful Red Top Montain lodge.
Stay tuned for a few more pictures tomorrow, for now, here she is inspecting her gourmet cake. Happy birthday, Joanna!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Rolling on the floor, laughing -- literally :) Next time you're having trouble visualizing this acronym, remember this image:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Over the hill and through the woods...

... on a walking adventure we go.

I took a few days off blogging due to being in the midst of editing some 300+ school pictures. But, by popular demand, I am back.
I love the way tall grass and little kids look together in pictures -- if you are not a big mower, let me know! Images of children in the overgrown grass can be so striking!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

kids rock

Today I had so much fun photographing lots of b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l kids below the age of 3.

Here is one of these willing models. It got much better as time went on.