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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Before.During.After.The arrival of Oliver...

You may remember this...

Well, on September 21st at 10:50am Oliver came into this world after an amazing 9 minutes of pushing by his ALWAYS gorgeous mommy.
I had the honor of being there as he was born. It was one of the best moments in recent history for me. I have delivered three of my own, but to be there and and take all of it in without being the one doing the real work was inexplicable. I had an unbelievable perspective. I also now think that if I wasn't raising my own children and keeping up with my photography, I would have to be a delivery room nurse. What an awesome thing to experience day in and day out. How you cannot believe in a Creator God after having seen that is beyond me. 

April and Alex's families were terrific. The doctor and nurses were great. The day was in a word...BEAUTIFUL.

Thanks for asking me to capture these unforgettable moments. I treasure the experience.









And finally, here is Oliver at 3 days old. We shot these at the Kolb's and the usual joy and excitement joined us. These speak for themselves. I hope to photograph this family as they grow for years to come.







Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dana.13.

When Dana's mom contacted me a few months back about doing a special session with Dana I thought it was a great idea! She just turned 13 and Deanna wanted to celebrate the occasion with some images taken of Dana.

I have had the privilege of knowing Dana and her family for the last few years. She was still a little girl when our families joined the same small group. She is quiet, shy, sweet and innocent. She is also growing into a wonderful young woman.

She came with some props...my favorite was the animal hat...so cool!

Thanks girls for a fun evening!

Monday, September 27, 2010

ClassOf2011.LivandKurt.

These two are about as adorable as it gets.

I have photographed Kurtiss in family sessions and both he and Olivia last spring before they headed out to their Junior prom. Last Sunday we jumped around in Monrovia to get shots for their senior sessions.

Thanks to great weather, a couple of horses, a leather jacket and an assistant with LOTS of "ideas" (just hold the reflector ok Dylan!?)

Thanks for a great afternoon guys...













Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Klein Family...

I am pretty sure you cannot take a bad picture of any one in this family. With their gorgeous eyes, fair skin and terrific smiles, you can't go wrong!

Add in a touch of beautiful weather, a special spot to shoot and a family of five and you have the Klein's session!

When I first walked to their door, I noticed how striking and unique their home was. Then when Will and Kim came to the door I got a peak of the twins and a my new favorite subject...Ben. He was all personality. Inquisitive, active, and busy. A typical preschool boy.

I quickly found out our shoot location would literally be across the street a great park the family spends tons of time in. It was perfect. Lots of shade. A great breeze and friendly neighbors checking out the adorable twins and the crazy photographer trying to get the shot!

Thanks Kim, Will, Ben, Sam and Josie. I hope we can do it again!

Haston.2010.

Fun.

This family loves spending time together.
I could tell from the first few moments of shooting, that this session would be interesting, fun, laid back and truly a time to capture what they were all about at this moment in their lives.

We did shoot some "traditional" shots, but once we got into what they love to do and found they had brought some great props with them...well, you can see!

Thanks Haston's! I hope we can do it again really soon!

There is nothing I love more than being behind a camera capturing life’s moments - wonderful, funny, messy, precious, indescribable, irreplaceable,memorable moments.