October 28, 2009 · 10:36 am
faith, hope + love.
this past weekend i had the pleasure of documenting anna rose’s baptism at st. mary’s church in annapolis, maryland. st. mary’s is truly stunning and it was a beautiful ceremony. anna rose was perfectly serene, taking it all in and looking delightful in her fabulous little gown! afterwards they had an intimate lunch at maria’s with family + friends.
i loved seeing anna rose – she already looks so different from just a few months ago at her newborn session! i feel so lucky to be able to photograph this amazing family and be a part of their lives and most important moments!
*love* this image.
big sister julia saying grace.
May 3, 2009 · 3:23 pm
an afternoon in the neighborhood.
joe + kristin + jules + alexander.
i was so excited to spend the afternoon with my favorite family a few weeks ago! this was the third time i’ve photographed kristin + joe’s awesome family, and i love them more every time! i was hooked on this family after doing a lifestyle session with jules + alexander just over a year ago! a month later, i got to meet all of kristin’s family and do family photos with everyone for father’s day. so of course i was thrilled to document another fabulous afternoon with this duo and their adorable kids on easter sunday! even more so, i was ecstatic to learn that kristin + joe are expecting another baby! woohoo! i couldn’t be happier for them – they are such incredible parents and they are so totally in love – it’s nothing short of amazing to be around them. and so of course, another fantastic session to add to the list!
jules + alexander were super happy and excited (as always!) when i arrived, showing off their easter baskets and goodies from the morning! alexander was showing me some of his crazy cool action figures when jules told her daddy “alexander loves jaime!” – and seriously, it was the cutest thing that’s ever happened. i feel so lucky that these kids are so cool with me crashing their sunday and taking a ton of photos with my big crazy cameras. they go on about their business having fun, playing, smiling and being a family and i get to do what i love best – document the action as it unfolds.
we packed up and took off for a walk through the neighborhood – strolling along a wooded path leading to the playground (yay!) and the docks. alexander zoomed along on his scooter and jules chased behind him. these kids are so good to each other – jules adores her big brother and alexander is so sweet to her. before we got to the docks we stopped to pick up rocks to skip (read :: toss) into the water and alexander was super concerned with making sure jules got a good rock too. love it!
it was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon, and i loved watching everyone just be together. what a privilege! there was a lot of singing, hugging, laughing and even a little easter candy snacking, and all the while i kept thinking: i have the best job ever.
thank you kristin + joe – as always, it was an honor to spend time with your family. love you guys!
candy break – it was easter after all!
kristin is 7 months along and totally radiant – even more so than usual!
December 7, 2008 · 9:54 am
baby makes three.
hello baby brynn!
it was such a delight to spend the morning photographing this lovely family – i love lifestyle sessions because i get the chance to observe and document family life + love and capture such awesome moments!
to me photography is like life: best appreciated for the moments in between – the emotion, the laughter, even the tears – and i think its amazing to preserve actual memories, not just staged photos. i always love a few really nice family photos, but i adore how expressive *these* photos are, capturing brynn’s incredibly inquisitive gaze, her intense dislike of hats, her big wide yawn (love!) and her tranquil sleepiness. in turn, i absolutely love seeing the reactions and expressions on her parents’ faces in every image – they look at her with admiration, awe, concern, and such incredible, unconditional love. it’s easy to see why family is so special and how our lives are truly shaped by the love we share.
here’s to babies – little bundles of joy (and tears, and laughter, and everything else you can imagine!)
brynn may be an annapolitan baby, but her parents hail from TEXAS!