Sunday, August 31, 2008

5-day-old smiles

I was really surprised that we caught so many newborn smiles out of this little guy. I won't go into why he was so smiley, but let's just say, his dad was happy to get a diaper back on him when we were done ;) He was just a tiny peanut, at 5 days old.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Aprons for the Holidays

These cute apron sets were made by Punky Fae Designs for the Petite Cover Girls holiday launch. Gotta get one for your little girl? Here's a link to her aprons on Etsy, or look for these and the rest of the cool clothes in our modeling group's launch on eBay.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Featured Album

I'm excited to share that my princess album was chosen as the first feature on Deco Album's blog. Check it out here. Deco Album is one of the vendors I use to print my coffee table books for clients. For more information about getting a book printed from your session feel free to contact me!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Three Weeks

This sweet little man was so tiny that at three weeks old, he was still too small for most of his clothes. He struggled to stay awake for a few images, but for much of the session we were able to catch him in that light sleep where infants flash those sweet sleepy smiles.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Adorable Sisters

I am truly not a morning person, but these little gals were so sweet and easy to work that I was so excited to be up early and photographing them. It was hard to believe that the younger sister had only been home for less than a year. I am so happy they found me through the Celebrating Adoption organization and asked me to help capture their growing family's memories.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Smithsonian's Butterflies

We visited the Smithsonian's Butterfly exhibit this week. Tuesday is free admission day, so we headed in town and waited for the time-controlled admission tickets. We arrived around 11:30 am and got a 2pm slot, so we explored the related insect exhibit (we're talking live millipedes the size of a large snake!) and took a little lunch break at the National Portrait Gallery before heading back to see the butterflies. It was a wonderful indoor exhibit, packed full of butterflies. I had one riding on me for a while (here's a pic of him on my shorts). And another example of how friendly these guys were.

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Own

Every once in a while I have to post one of my own cuties. This was just a snapshot of her sitting on the stairs, but I loved the cute face she's making.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Garage Light

I always love being able to get together with other photographers and photograph their kids for them. These were actually impromptu shots taken right in the entrance to their open garage. I just loved the look of the sunlight on their faces and how the contrast of the dark garage darkens out the background.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Winter Already?

We're into winter modeling season already. It's hard to conjure up the feeling of cold weather in August, but we try our best! Here are some catalog-style images we did for the clothing designer Painted Butterfly Studio, and accessory designer Birdsong Bows. We made some fun little mini-marshmallow skewers since the fabric on the sets had little marshmallow heads on them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Brothers by the Woods

I did a mini-session for my great friend Allison and last weekend so she would have an image for her "we've moved" cards. We not only got "the one", we also got a few cute bonus images, like the peek-a-boo shot.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I spent a little time last week just looking for the some of the littlest visitors to my garden. The song lyrics "take this broken wing and learn to fly again" kept popping into my head with that butterfly. The fuzzy bee stuck around for quite some time and was an easy subject. Unlike many of his other buddy bees.

I loved this tiny fly. He was so small (about half the width of my pinky nail) I had to get extremely close just even with the macro lens.

And I think this was your ordinary yellow jacket, just a strange angle that shows off his antennae.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Welcome Baby M!

What a sweet little gal! She was such a cooperative subject, and I won't hold it against her that she wet my blanket ;) We tried a combination of studio and natural light for this session. I couldn't resist using their gorgeous living room for the setting of a few images.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Who's the Boss?

Who's the boss among these siblings? Well little sis, of course! I couldn't have asked for more cooperative kids for this early morning session. I think there's a future in modeling for these guys!