Friday, December 24, 2010

~Holiday Wishes & Little Tiny~

I wanted to take a quick moment to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year.

Thanks to each and every one of you who has joined me on my photo journey in 2010. Whether you invited me into your life to photograph your family, child, wedding, etc...  Or whether you have simply taken a few seconds to check out my blog...thank you.  Balancing life, work, photography, and a new baby has been quite the please know that all the support, encouragement and kind comments I receive are hugely appreciated!

Speaking of that little baby who keeps me sooo busy, Violet (aka Little Tiny), I thought this would be the perfect time to share some recent photos of her!!  

little tiny isn't so tiny anymore!

tiny always likes a fashionable hat

tiny's first visit with santa (she seemed a bit confused)

one must accessorize when one has no hair

my little elf                                                                                         my little fashionista

angel face.  i love you tiny!!

Once again, I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season, and best wishes to you in 2011!!  


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~Avery & Emerson~

I recently had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful sisters:  Avery & Emerson.  Big sister, Avery, is 2 1/2 years old.  Baby sister, Emerson, was just 3 months old at the time of our session.  They were little angels during our photo shoot, despite the chilly weather.  Check out some of my favorites, below...

big sis : avery

she was all smiles  :)

little sis : emerson

she was showing off her smiles too!

emerson shows her serious side (left), and her silly side (right)

adorable sisters

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Allow me to introduce Ezra James, better known as E.J.  He is son of my very good friend, Courtney, and he recently had his 6-month birthday.  We got together for a quick "mini-session" to capture some photos of this very handsome little guy.  He is such a happy boy, as you will see in the photos.  Check out a couple of my favorite shots, below!

handsome E.J.!!
showing off his tummy time skills!
E.J. has the biggest, brownest, puppy dog eyes
seriously...could he be any cuter??? 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

~Averie, Nathen, Julia & Family~

I met Averie about a year ago when she was just over 1 year old.  She was absolutely adorable and full of energy...I could barely keep up with her!!  I was so excited when Averie's mom contacted me again to shoot her 2 year pictures.  She is even more adorable now!  

I also had the pleasure of meeting Averie's cousins, Nathen & Julia.  As you will see below, the cuteness runs in the family!  

It was a chilly day, but you wouldn't know how cold it was by looking at the pictures.  These little ones (and their parents) were troopers.  Check out some of my favorite images from our shoot, below!

adorable averie!

handsome nathen!

cutie-pie julia!


on the go!

brother and sister...excited for more pictures!!



and one of my top fave's from the day... little miss averie.  i just love the light and playfulness.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Meet Trey...he's turning one year old!  To celebrate the occasion, we got together on a beautiful autumn day for some pictures.  Trey has the most amazing blue eyes!  See for yourself, below, in some of my favorite images from our session.

the birthday boy ~ trey ~ and his beautiful blue eyes!

happy camper

he's a little wolverine

trey's dog, alfie, wanted to be part of the action

time for a wardrobe change with mom

trey shows us his poker face

a 1st birthday would not be complete without your very own cupcake!

eating the cupcake is boring.  playing with the frosting is MUCH more fun.

my absolute favorite image from our session!  i love his little half-smile...what a cutie!

Wishing Trey a very happy 1st birthday!!

Monday, October 25, 2010


Meet Ethan.  We spent the afternoon at the park for some fun and a 9 month photo session.

Ethan is a very special little guy because, not only is he incredibly adorable, but he is the son of my very good friend, Jennifer.  I've known Jennifer since our elementary school days.  She was 5 and I was 8, but we didn't let the age difference stop us from becoming buddies.  I have so many fun memories of that time in my life.  One that comes to mind is sliding down the stairs in a laundry basket at her house (in case her parents are reading this, I'm sure her brothers were behind that).  :)

As we got older, we lost touch, as people often do when they move on to college, careers, etc.  But then, as fate would have it, we ran into each other at the annual Zoo-de-Mack in northern Michigan.  As it turns out, we lived within a few miles of each other.

It has been so great reconnecting with my long, lost buddy...and even greater getting to know her little guy, Ethan. There's something so amazing about your friend having a child.  You see part of them in this new, little person.  

I'm excited to share a few of my favorite images from Ethan's 9 month session.  We lucked out with an absolutely gorgeous fall day.  And, as I warned you earlier, he is incredibly adorable!

Handsome Ethan

He is quite fashionable at 9 months old!

Loved his little hat.

Hanging out with Mommy.

I love this little series...leaves are so interesting!  :)

Those eyes!  Those cheeks!

Hands taste good.

Beautiful Family.

Definitely my favorite shot of the day.  Love the light, his expression and his big, beautiful eyes!

Thanks Jen, Eric and Ethan for spending the afternoon with me...happy 9 month birthday to Ethan!