Yesterday our daughter, Emma, had her birthday party. She is turning 9 on Monday and what else would a photographer's daughter want to do at her party, have her picture taken.

She came up with the idea of a "Red Carpet Party" and picked out the decorations from the party store, so I ran with it, scouring the thrift store and my closet for dresses, accessories and jewels. Up went the black velvet backdrop, umbrella flash, and rolled out the red carpet. Our oldest daughter, Tracie and her friend helped me with hair and makeup to get them ready to strut their stuff.

They had a blast posing for Mike as you can see in the slideshow.

Here are some of my favorite pics:



Baby Caleb

Melinda & her husband welcomed their first baby on Christmas Eve, what a wonderful gift!

I was thrilled to visit with them on Sunday and photograph 2 week old, Caleb. Mom and Dad had fun showing off with him and all he really wanted to do was eat.

Here are some of my favorites from the session along with a slideshow of more images.

I can't wait till our next session to see how he changes.


Before the Holidays I had asked my doula and midwife friends to help me find some expectant mothers that wanted to have maternity and baby photographs taken. Jenica is the first of a series of families that I will be following around with my camera this year. She is expecting her 4th baby any day and I am looking forward to photographing her baby's birth.

I had lots of fun photographing Jenica and her family, especially her little daughter who had a hard time giving my blocks back.

Here are a few of my favorites!

There are more in the slideshow



Baby Gabriel

Mike, the kids and I spent the afternoon at my parent's house on Sunday playing "Crash Test Dummies" for new reciepies for Concept Events (the catering company that they run). My brother, Chris, and his family joined us and I was able to take some photographs of my nephew, Gabriel, who is 2 weeks old.

Here are a few of my favorites:

You can view the slideshow HERE

He is such a cute baby, but does not like getting undressed. We'll have to work on that for the next photo shoot.