Archive for April, 2010

What a delightful little peanut he was!  It’s just incredible to me how you never quite get used to how tiny and perfect these little people are.  At 6 days and just over 6 pounds, Leo was just a delight to hold, snuggle, and photograph.  I can tell his is 100% loved and adored, as well he should be.

Leo Joseph, 6 days:

His lips just kill me in this one!

Thanks for making my day, little man!

Just a few from a couple of weeks ago that make me happy.  So happy to be their mom.  So happy to be able to do what I do.  So happy that spring is here.  So happy to live in such a beautiful part of this world.

Just so happy.

Thank you my lovelies–you make my heart sing:).

I have been so excited to meet baby Caidyn ever since his gorgeous mama’s maternity session.  He was such a sweet baby and I can tell that he and big brother Riley are just going to be the best of friends.  Mama agrees that there is something pretty special about the mother-son bond and was thrilled to have another baby boy–especially one who showed up on his due date and now shares a birthday with Daddy.  Baby Caidyn was such a trooper through the family shots and slept sweetly for the curly baby shots, but he just cracked me up with all of his funny, funny faces when he woke up at the end of the session:).

Baby Caidyn, 8 days:

Oh, sweet boy, thank you for coming to spend the afternoon.  Hugs!

I knew after talking on the phone with Megan that I was going to have so much fun working with her family.  Now, after meeting them (and especially big-sister-to-be), I cannot wait to meet the rest of the family.  They are waiting until baby gets here to find out the gender, but either way this baby is just going to be beyond darling.

Can it get any cuter than this?

I just love her up on those tippy toes.

And one of gorgeous mama–hello in there!

Such a pleasure, guys!  I cannot wait to meet the new little one!

They are going to be fabulous adults.  They really are.  At least that’s what I tell myself over and over when I am in the throws of yet another battle over something seemingly insignificant for which they are fighting tooth and nail. My husband and I are blessed with three strong, smart, feisty, and fiercely independent girls.  Unfortunately, those qualities married with a completely unique and creative sense of style pose a constant challenge for our family’s portraiture, as clothing and hair play huge roles for good or bad in any portrait.  I’ve come to decide that being the mom of four kids is all about choices.  I can fight the clothing battle for an hour every day and have children who don’t look like homeless ragamuffins or I can have four children.  We all know which choice I’ve made.  The clothes they wear are always clean when they put them on, and that is a quite a feat in and of itself.  Sadly, there’s rarely a random moment when I can just grab my camera and snag a portrait.  A fun family snapshot, yes.  A nice portrait (even a casual lifestyle one), no.

So when all three girls got haircuts on Friday, I told them in the car on the way home that the second we arrived, they were to put their shoes away, run upstairs and hop on Julia’s bed, and not touch their hair.  At all.  I wanted to snag a couple of shots before everything came undone.  I was given 4 minutes, 5 tops.  They make me smile:).

Oh, she cracks me up:

Such the little poser:

This one is always a challenge–always on the go:

And just a couple quick ones from the day her teeth fell out–she wasn’t excited or anything;).

Being the mom of four also means I haven’t the time, energy, or patience for a personal blog as well as a business one.  Thanks for indulging me as I try to keep our families (most of whom live thousands of miles away) abreast of our family adventures:).

I should have a maternity session and a newborn session up later this week and maybe Jack’s 7 month portraits, so check back!