Friday, July 30, 2010

Sweet Beauty

Here we are, 6 months later, and little Charlotte is as beautiful as ever!

We've chatted about Charlotte's family before when I did her newborn session, but I have to say it again, she has amazing parents! It's so fun to see your friends become parents.

So we ventured out to a field on an early Sunday morning. The sun was bright, but Charlotte was a trooper! And luckily, her momma had a few trips up her sleeve to keep her smiling!

This is one of her momma's sweet tricks--this Ah-Mazing vintage mirror. Charley seemed to like it, too. (She has good taste already!)
Joe and Amy weren't thrilled about being in the photos, but I snuck this one in while Amy was giving Charley a pep-talk. Motherhood looks good on you Am-dawg!

Ugh! That face!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

You have to be a friend to make a friend!

So let's be friends!!!

It's easy. You send a friend my way who needs a wedding session, and once they book it (deposit/signed contract), YOU get $100!

Yes, ladies and gents, I will be your friend if you are mine. (And, even if you don't do this, more than likely I wouldn't be opposed to hanging out.)

So, I'll end this with my very best friend, because every post is more fun with a photo! Plus, this one just makes me laugh.

(Initial contact must be made prior to October 1st to receive this special.)

Monday, July 26, 2010

To say that this was an honor, is an understatement.

I have been following the amazing photographer, Shannon Phillips of Imago Vita, consistently for 3 years now. She has inspired me to better myself as a photographer with every post. Last year, I actually got to spend some time getting to know Shannon when we moved to Tulsa, where her and her family live. They were some of favorite friendships we gained from that experience; and we are so grateful that we have been able to stay in touch, since.

Well, sure enough, Shannon had a shoot in Grand Rapids a couple weeks ago, and she actually asked me to second shoot for her! I was beyond thrilled! And bonus, the bride was a friend of mine (who had also lived in Tulsa the same time we did)!

So, please, please, please, take a look at Shannon site: Imago Vita Photography. Check out the shoot, and then let anyone in Tulsa know about her incredible business!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Charlotte :: Preview

Here's a preview from the shoot I did this morning! Sweet Charlotte is 6 months old!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Yes, it's already time to plan ahead for those Christmas cards! We will holding two days for family photos, which will guarantee that you will have your photos ready to be sent out in time!

Sign up for your slot by going to the "booking" tab, or emailing us at, to reserve your spot!

Here are your options:

Country Shoot (Field/Barn/Vintage Accessories) on Saturday, September 18th


Beach Shoot on Saturday, September 25th

And the bonus?! Book your shoot on one of these days, and receive 10% of your sitting price and your prints!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just because :: Puppies!

Who doesn't love a puppy?! I mean, seriously, even cat-people have to admit that puppies are the cutest. So by all means, I will make time for a puppy. It's a must.

Murphy's pup Maybe just had some of her own. And man, they topped the charts in the cute department. They were so cuddly and love-able. And if the oogling wasn't at its max yet, the cutest boys, Mason and Tyler, had to come over and play with them. Ugh, it was just too adorable.

All in all, a great time that left me wanting another puppy. But, until then, I get to look at these cute pups. And yes, this may look like an 8 year old girl's calendar, but I hardly care... they're puppies!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

1st Birthday :: Gavin

Last year this time I was on constant phone watch. I kept it by my bed, in my pocket, on my desk, volume full-blast, constantly charged. I was waiting for a very special call. Patrick still makes fun of the way I would jump out of bed if I heard a ding or a ring. It was 24-hour awareness.

Why all the over-attachment to my telephone? Because we were thousands of miles away from one of my very best friends, Brook, was 9 months pregnant for her first baby. This little bean, as we lovingly called him for those precious months in her belly, had a piece of my heart from the very beginning. And words can't even described how happy I was when I got that call that he was here! Even though we couldn't be there, it was still such an important day for us.

Brook and Aaron, it has been one of the greatest joys to watch Gavin grow this last year--to see him figure out crawling, eating, walking, sharing, singing, dancing--words can't describe how grateful we are to be a part of his life. We are so excited for G-baby's 1st birthday! So, I hope you enjoy!

We'll start you off with one of my favorites.
Gavin, you melt my heart.Brook had the cutest things for Gavin to play with, one of my favorites being the sock monkey.
Great shot from Patrick.
Could they be a more attractive family? I think not.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

G's 1st Birthday! :: Preview

Monday, July 05, 2010

Engagement :: Mike & Kristin

I met up with Kristin and Mike last week to do their engagement session. They were just engaged at the beginning of June, and their wedding will be this September! They are planning like crazy!

It was a really great time to spend with them. We met at the lovely Riverside Park, which has so many wonderful spots. And, they even brought their 4 dogs and 2 snakes for me to meet. Luckily, Kristin's daughter was there to help keep the animals tame. We did a few shots with the whole fam, but I wanted to showcase the lovely moments we had with just Kristin and Mike. They needed no direction to show affection; they are in love, love, love!

Thank you Kristin and Mike for letting me capture these moments. I can't wait for your wedding in September!