Archive for August, 2011

Oh heavens, what can I say about 6-day old baby Alden?  Only that he makes it look so easy.  Despite the 2.5 hour drive from Vermont, Alden was so sweet-tempered, easy-going, and SLEEPY.  What a way to finish out my sessions before my own baby girl arrives (I have a feeling she will not be quite so accommodating).  I loved every minute of Alden’s sessions from chatting with his mom and dad to his frequent smiles to that darling blonde hair–every moment was just delightful.  And then I couldn’t move afterward.  Apparently 4 hours of squatting when you are a million months pregnant can be hard on the body once the adrenaline of shooting wears off.  So, while I hate to slow down, I think maybe it’s time;).  And without further ado…

Baby Alden, 6 days:





Look at that gorgeous, gorgeous family–you can see where he gets his looks:).


He even indulged mom and I by letting us play outside for a bit.


Alden, you are quite truly a gift.  Katie and Aaron, thank you so much for sharing him with me–it was an honor.

I first met darling Anna a year and a half ago for her own six-month portraits, and was so excited to hear that I would be meeting her baby sister Molly for the same reason.  It’s always such a joy when clients come back and I can see how much they’ve grown, individually and as a family.  Such an adorable family!

Darling baby Molly:


Big sister Anna, all grown up:



Molly and Anna, thank you for coming to see me!  It was so great to see you again!

Finally.  And looking forward to not traveling and just nesting from here on out:).  Although, I did have the most wonderful month meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, seeing my family, and traveling the world.  I just wanted to share a little bit of what I was up to over the month of July.

First, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a workshop with 19 other fabulous photographers in the Bay Area of California (there we are!).


As a part of that workshop, we photographed some absolutely beautiful families at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.  It was truly a gorgeous place to shoot.


I tend to forget I am pregnant while shooting–even at 32 weeks:).




After less than 17 hours after returning to Seattle from San Francisco, I headed out with the Pinhole Press team to Kinsale, Ireland.  If you haven’t checked out Pinhole Press, you need to.  They offer the most beautiful, well-made products that you can make with your digital images.  Kinsale was amazing, our hosts from Pinhole Press were amazing, and the other photographers on their team are simply amazing as well.

Some shots from around the town of Kinsale, including our tour guide Barry, who you couldn’t help but just love.


Images from our walk to and visit at Charles Fort in Kinsale (plus my darling roommate Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio):


Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of gab (which I didn’t attempt to do in my pregnant state–although, I think my family, friends, and clients will agree that I already have that gift in spades;) ):


We ended the trip with dinner at Old Head, a breathtakingly beautiful golf course on the coast of Ireland (recently rated the #1 most spectacular golf course in the world by Links magazine):


As much fun as I had, I am glad to be home, glad to be done with sessions for a while(I have two more blog posts to come), and glad to be able to (hopefully) catch my breath before my own sweet baby girl makes her arrival.  I can’t wait!

Finally, a big thank you to our workshop sponsers:

Pinhole Press


Bay Photo


Borrow Lenses




Ketti Bags


Simply Color