Monthly Archives: May 2010

Baby Hannah

Baby Hannah was just 6 days old when she had her first official photo session.  She is cute as a button, but did not want to sleep and miss out on all the action.  After a lot of patience from Mommy (which is not easy when you’re so tired!) we got her to sleep and then she was the perfect subject!  Poor Daniell had a very tough labor and delivery, which reminded me of my own.  The good thing about having to wait around for Hannah to fall asleep is that I got to catch up with Daniell and get to know her a lot better!

Congratulations Daniell and Daniel!  Hannah is just gorgeous!  Have tons of fun with her!

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(No, Baby Hannah doesn’t really weigh 14 1/2 pounds!  The scale is not calibrated!).

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The Musial Family

Christine and Matthew are high school sweethearts.  Christine told me that it was love at first sight for her, but it took Matt awhile :)  They were inseparable until Christine left for college.  They did the long distance thing and Christine graduated college early to be with her guy!

11 years after they started dating and 3 years after they got married Christine and Matthew had Charlotte.  She’s a girly girl who loves flowers, princesses, and sparkly shoes!  She’s a ball of energy!  Spunky, fun, and a sweetheart!  It took her a bit to warm up, but once she got going she did she didn’t stop!

Dylan is 8 months old.  I love that age!  They can sit, but can’t crawl (ie easy to photograph because they can’t move!) and are oh, so happy!  As soon as he got out of the car he was all smiles!

I had a ton of fun with the Musial family!  Although, we did have a little scare.  I shoot in fields all the time and I knew one day I would have a snake encounter.  Last Monday was the day.  I was shooting cute Dylan and moved to get a different angle.  As I was about to stand up something made me look to my left and there was a big, nasty snake a foot away from me!  It was white and pink and did I mention BIG?  I did my best to not act scared because I didn’t want to scare Charlotte, but I think I jumped a mile high and ran really fast screaming, “There’s a snake!  There’s a snake!”.  Luckily Matthew knew it was an albino California King snake and that it wasn’t poisonous.  But, I’m not going to lie, it scared the crap out of me!  Yuck!


I think a lot of people would have scooped their kids up and ran as fast as they could to their cars, but Christine and Matt were totally cool and we went about our session!

Thanks, Christine and Matthew!  I had a lot of fun getting to know your family!  Here’s your slideshow!

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Aubrey & Kailey

I remember (12 very long years ago) when I was graduating from high school.  It was such an exciting time.  I’d been with the same people for 13 years and was ready for a change.  Something new.  Something exciting.  It was a little scary leaving old friends and making new ones.  Leaving childhood and becoming an adult.  But, it was really one of the best times of my life.  So much to look forward to and so much promise lay ahead.

I shot my very first senior session with twins Aubrey and Kailey.  I had so much fun getting to know these two very kind, smart, funny, and beautiful young women.  Hanging out with them brought me back to when I was graduating.  You can see the excitement in their faces and anticipation of what’s to come.  We talked about Prom and graduation luncheons and boyfriends.  Oh, to be young again!

I always wanted a twin sister (I was a Sweet Valley Twins junky when I was little!) or at least a sister.  I love how they are twins, but they are so different.  I had no problem telling them apart.  They did tell me that they switched classes once.   But when Aubrey failed one of Kailey’s tests they decided that switching probably wasn’t a very good idea!

I asked Jo, Aubrey and Kailey’s mom, to join in on some of the pictures.  She’s obviously very close with her girls and is so proud of them.  It was evident in the way she wrote about them in her emails to me.  I can imagine this is such a bittersweet time for her!

Thank you, Aubrey and Kailey, for letting me document this special time in your lives!  I really had a great time with you girls!  I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.  I’m sure it’s nothing but great things!  Happy Graduation!  Here’s your slideshow!






















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