Little Girl in Black and White

May 28, 2009


“If you’re photographing in color you show the color of their clothes – if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul.” – Unknown

We did try hard to incorporate the colorful flowers at the park but this little cutie seemed more comfortable not brushing up with nature this morning.   The more solid backdrops made for nice opportunities to convert to black and white, though, and show off the detail of her beautiful eyes.   So here’s a little something different–a preview in black and white.

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Birthday Photoshoot

May 27, 2009


In honor of my youngest’s birthday today, I grabbed the girls for some portraits in the studio.  The adorable birthday tutu set was a find a our local town fair last weekend.  The gals who sell them also have a website that’s totally worth checking out if you’re in the market for well-made tutus or bling tees:  Glitterbug Ballerina.   And while I was focused on getting pictures of the birthday girl, my older daughter grabbed one of my studio pettis, and my studio-mate’s blue chair, and came up with her own pose.   I love the pastel combo she came up with!

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Sun Flare

May 23, 2009



When we first talked about locations for today’s session, my client warned me that we would be in the land of no mature trees, and that we would likely be photographing her extended family in full sun.  Well, sure enough we got a bright, sunny day, so I decided to have a little fun with the sun, and try a little engagement style photo for mom and dad.    After all of our large group shots, I grabbed the cute sisters for a few casual portraits–a little more of my typical style.

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A Home for the Fairies

May 20, 2009


Yesterday I was in the backyard spreading grass seed while my daughter played happily on the swings.  I came to the section of my lawn where the oak had uprooted last spring, and found it still a mulchy mess, with tiny sprouts of grass valiantly trying to survive the chemical warfare from the deteriorating wood.   In contemplating what do to about this desolate patch of the yard, I came upon a tiny little pair of toadstools about the height of a quarter.  Looking closer, I thought–with an imagination fueled by living with two preschool girls–that it looked like the perfect little home for a garden fairy.   I brought out my trusty macro lens to catch some photos, and left them on the camera until this morning.  When I opened up the images, I realized I should have trimmed a little more of the tiny grass sprouts around it, and wanted to go outside and try again.   Well sure enough, the fairy must have realized I found her home and moved on, because the little house was all shriveled up, and hardly recognizable this morning.

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Bring on the Wind

May 17, 2009


We spent several days concerned about the rain that was forecasted the morning, and decided to go ahead with the session anyway.  Well as it turned out, the rain held off but the wind kicked up and we worked between gusts.   But what great sports these girls and their parents were, and I’m so excited to share some sneak peaks from their session.

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Something’s Missing!


The youngest of these 3 siblings was looking forward to a visit from the tooth fairy, since he lost his tooth right before our session.  He was so proud showing off the little gap in his teeth–I love his cute smile!   Here are a few sneak peaks from their session–some of my favorite closeups of the older two.

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Sweet Sisters

May 16, 2009



I was excited to have these little girls back for their second session this morning, a year older and even sweeter!    I really couldn’t ask for more cooperative subjects.  They are always such a joy to photograph.

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Two in There

May 14, 2009


She looks so great, it’s hard to believe she’s less than two months away from delivering twins!  Here are a few previews from their session tonight in the studio.  I look forward to meeting the little ones in July!

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Sis Boom

May 13, 2009


I’m excited to share the launch of a great collaboration between pattern maker Carla Crim and the fabric designer Jennifer Paganelli.  We were honored to be brought in on the project to photograph various versions of the new Sophie Tunic, and my little models are featured in the new ebook pattern, which is available through   It’s been so much fun working with these talented ladies!


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Still Smiling!


I can’t believe how big this little guy has gotten.  Just last summer I did his newborn portraits, and now he’s practically crawling!   He’s famous for being the smiley newborn on my business cards, and as you can see, he’s still a wonderfully happy baby.   It’s such a joy to photograph babies at this stage.

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