Sunday, November 20, 2011

To be continued....

Today I shot my first ever belly photos and the fact that Aimee trusted ME to take hers made me even more nervous... I mean, it's not like we can re-shoot them... The baby is kinda coming soon and she had to make her way back over the snowy mountain passes :) For me personally, my belly pics from when I was pregnant with Ethan are some of my most prized possessions and I wanted to make sure that Aimee had something of equal quality to love and remember for herself. In a time where a mama feels the most insecure about her body, it's easy to forget exactly how beautiful it really was.
I can't wait to meet my newest little cousin Miss T in just a few short weeks (days!?)... Until then...

To be continued.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I spent a chilly afternoon in the park today shooting this adorable family... Little miss Emma was all about making funny faces and doing the "Taylor Swift heart" with her hands... but in the end, we came out with super sweet pics to enjoy!
Sweet smooches ♥
Miss E showing some loves.
Sorry kids... that's all you get for tonight! xoxo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I have been doing more photography lately and am beginning to do photos for other people, instead of just for fun for myself. With a shoot coming up in a couple days, I decided to take Ethan on location today to play around with some lighting and check out the area. Ethan makes the pictures look good :)

I wanted him to play on the toys and have fun... but of course being the total boy that he is, he decided that the gravel and dirt was so much more interesting than all the awesome structures that he could have been climbing on.

Finally I was able to at least get him to play in the leaves a little... They're quickly disappearing and the trees are getting bare so I wanted to try to at least capture a little of what is left of fall around here...

Friday, November 4, 2011


Dear Cohen,

On Friday, November 4th, 2005 at 6:05 p.m. I fell head over heels in love with this tiny little 7 pound 11.5 ounce blue eyed baby boy who took his sweet time entering the world and now on Friday, November 4th, 2011 we are celebrating your SIXTH birthday. The past six years have been filled with love, laughter and adventure. We have been through so much together and you have been my rock and held my hand in more ways than you will ever begin to understand.

There have been times (lots of them) when we have butted heads because of our similar personalities. You remind me so much of myself which drives me absolutely insane sometimes; but it's also reassuring because I know that because of this, you will always be ok. You will always be able to make it through any situation that ever comes your way, you will never give up and you will always be strong.

For six years I have spent time worrying whether the decisions I make for you are the right ones. I wonder who you will be when you grow up. I wonder what kind of person you will become... but in the past six years, I have watched you grow from this precious little blue-eyed baby to a smart, intelligent, hilarious little man. You are so quick-witted - always ready with a comeback for anything anyone has to say to you. You are eager to learn and SO adventurous. I see a kid who is fearless, but thinks things through just enough so that you do it right the first time. I see a compassionate, loving big brother who will do anything to make sure your "lil bro" is happy and safe. I have watched you succeed in every single sport you have ever set out to do - whether it was soccer, baseball, gymnastics... or anything else that you decide you want to try.

You have made me so incredibly proud to call myself your mom. The past six years have flown by and I am so excited to see who you are going to become in the next 6 years!

I love you to the stars and to the moon. Happy Birthday to my beautiful blonde hair, blued-eyed little man.