Ridge Graduation

Here are the photos from The Ridge’s Graduation.  There have been some technical difficulties so I apologize that these are up a few days later than I had expected.  Enjoy! Click on the image to enlarge.  Congratulations little 4s!

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Mini Maternity Session

I photographed Sarah and her family in an especially awesome location, you would never know we were in the heart of suburbia!  Sarah is 8 months pregnant and according to her daughter, Chloe, she’s going to have a baby sister (it’s actually going to be a brother) and she’s going to be named Guacamole (Caleb).  So stay tuned for family photos from this session and maybe soon (!!!) newborn photos of baby Guacamole.

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Thanks for an awesome location and for sharing your great family with me! Years will pass by and it will be hard to remember “life before Caleb” so hopefully these photos will preserve special family moments of just the three of you.

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Chris and Jenn’s Wedding

Several weeks ago I had the best (best!) time photographing with Rachel Robinson.  The day was filled with many Cambodian clothing changes from the bride, Jenn.  I saw a few of the dresses and they were so so so so so very pretty.  The reception was held at the Zander house.  Totally an unexpected beauty of a place.  And I have spent my fair share enjoying Asian food and this place was legit.  Here are a few shots from that day.  Congratulations Chris and Jenn! Thank you to Rachel Robinson!

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Mother’s Day Gift Certificate Sale

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Dean and his Family

I’ve been (surprisingly!) busy lately with photography things. Before I post any of that I wanted to share a few from a few weeks ago of Dean’s first birthday shoot with his family.   His sister, Bailey is so cute! We had a good time talking about all the funny things in the Octonaut show.  Dean wasn’t super into his cupcake but it’s cool because he loved the flowers in the field.  I’m not sure if they were actually wild flowers or weeds, but they’re pretty! Thank you so much guys…or ya’ll – I’ve got to embrace the Texas lingo.

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Dean 1 year

So my last post was Dean’s birthday party and here is Dean’s first year photo shoot.  He was such a good sport about things.  His outfit is so cute and he is so very handsome.   More to come but I wanted to post a sneak peek for now.

 

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Dean’s First Birthday Party

So here it is, I’m starting photography again! I’m so happy to be back after three years of living overseas.  A place feels like home when you get invited to parties, right? I don’t think I even wore shoes to this party because it was just next door! Happy first birthday baby Dean! When is a baby not a baby anymore? After 1, 2, 3? When they can walk? talk? I’m not sure.  But I am sure Dean is super cute! I love seeing the progression of babies get into their birthday cakes.  So fun!

 
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Babies Like it Hot

I know that the hotter the better for taking newborn photos. I always tell clients to boost up the heat in their home before I come over to take newborn photos. Someone told me that Anne Geddes has her studio at 90F! Well here’s proof that 90F is the magic temperature. This little guy just slept in this basket the whole time I photographed him. For the 40 minutes I was photographing him I was dripping in sweat but he was just snoozing away! (It was probably 99% humidity too, yuck!)

So here is my parenting advice on how to get your baby to sleep; forget about going for those long drives try cranking up the heat.

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Boys will be boys

It has been a while since my last post on here! Moving overseas has definitely been hard finding opportunities and the time to take photographs. Last week I took my son (now a year and a half) for a mini session.  I found this beautiful location but he wasn’t cooperating. I really needed some back-up to be my entertainment! It definitely captures his personality, I just wish his hand was somewhere else!

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Ordinary Objects

So since making photography a hobby I’ve been brainstorming of how to do this. I immediately threw out the idea of taking a photo a day, I just know how I am. That would probably last me a good four or five days and I’d be overwhelmed I’d give up all together. So I’ve come up with taking photos of ordinary objects. So I can do this when I have some free time and I won’t feel guilty if I do this every once in a while!
So the first objects…

A teething toy, not for me for my son, really. Who needs teething toys when most babies just like to teeth on anything but toys? I mostly like the contrast of the colors and whites in this photograph. I love how white whites can get. So fresh! I wish I hadn’t cut the circle of the toy off though.

While I did say these are ordinary objects I do realize that most of you may not think that a pager is an ordinary object. Don’t you have one? Who has pagers anymore you might ask. Drug dealers, the mafia, El Chupacabra?
I recently acquired one of these caveman like devices from the nursery where Phoenix is spending most of his days (we’re in limbo at training in Virginia). They page me if he needs something, like his teething toy.
No they actually don’t page me if he would need his teething toy (that would be ridiculous) but I just thought that would be a good conclusion to this. You get this point.

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