Because sometimes you are moving halfway across the country to Kansas City and you have to text your best friend and ask her to please bring that cute baby by one more time before you have to pack up all your equipment.

Maya, 3 months:

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I love, LOVE newborns, but is there anything more scrumptious than a sleeping older baby with those cheeks and that chub?  I kind of don’t think so.

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And catnaps make for really happy mellow babies:).

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Gonna miss you baby girl!


Happy Valentine’s Day!  This year, I not only get hugs and kisses from the cutest kids ever, I also SOLD MY HOUSE!!!  Hooray!  I can’t say enough how grateful I am for all of the support I have had from this community and from my wonderful clients over the past 4 years!  Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories:).  Kansas City, here I come!

And a little Valentine’s Day cuteness from my favorite valentines:).  This is our favorite Valentine’s Day tradition!

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Such a funny thing that my most anticipated session of this past year was also my last.  When I found out that my very best New York friend was pregnant with her sixth (no, that’s not a typo, she’s just amazing) baby, I immediately began looking forward to her newborn session.  Baby Maya is the sweetest, cutest, most perfect, and most loved little girl ever.  And we have the pictures to prove it:).

Maya, 6 days:






Mama made this blessing dress and big sister wore it at her newborn session as well:).



A family of 8?  Why yes, I can absolutely shoot that for you;).








And, she just so happened to come over on the loveliest, prettiest snow day of the year.
Disclaimer: Sweet Maya was only outside for 10 minutes, was properly dressed, and was nice and toasty from the tip of her button nose to her tiny little piggy toes the whole time:).



As hard as it can be to be not moving when your house is listed and you are trying to move, I am 100% so very grateful I was here to meet you Maya.  You already have such a big place in my heart for such a tiny person:).  XOXO!

What an amazing year 2012 has been! I was able to photograph so many former clients, and the very best part were the 11 former newborn clients who came back this year as big brothers or sisters. I feel so completely blessed to have been so supported here in New York. It will be hard to leave my amazing clients, but I hope to meet families just as wonderful very soon in Kansas City. It is both humbling and gratifying to look back on a year of work and remember all of the beautiful people I was able to spend the day or evening with.

Click below to see a slideshow from this past year:). Enjoy!


So, I thought I would be getting a new house in Kansas City for Christmas this year.  Alas, that was not the timing that was meant to be for our family.  And even though it’s been difficult to be in limbo, it’s been wonderful to have a little extra time with our friends here–and to get to spend one more Christmas with them.

But that left the whole issue of my gift.  If you can’t have the new house you wanted, what is the only worthwhile consolation prize?  Obviously, it’s getting to photograph your family.  And so I did.

It starts out a little bit like this:

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Quickly deteriorates into this:

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But eventually, it all comes together for something like this:

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And these:











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Wishing you all a beautiful, peaceful, joyful, and abundant holiday season!