I'm so excited to send off this beautiful Unbound Album to its new home in North Carolina. I couldn't be happier with how this lovely maternity session turned out, and it's so satisfying to see this handmade wooden box filled with mounted prints assembled and ready to ship to my clients.
Don't let your photos languish on a hard drive! Photos are meant to make you happy, and remind you of your family's love for each other. The best way they can do that is by being beautifully printed and displayed in your home.
This beautiful expectant mom had a vision for her maternity photos: she wanted to have them taken with her family in a field of lavender. She lives in North Carolina, where lavender isn't exactly abundant, but she was not to be deterred by such a detail. She did a little research, and came across Lavender Valley, and me, and we started planning. . .
I was so delighted to visit with Holly and Jake recently for another maternity session. This time we took photos in their adorable little home just across the river in Vancouver, WA so that we could include their lovely nursery, their skittish cat Bindi, and memories of their beloved daughter Charlie. I can't wait to meet baby Nora when she joins this amazing family!
This is a first for me: two lovely maternity sessions with two lovely sisters in two short weeks! I had a fantastic time with Holly’s sister Leia and her family just a few weeks ago, so I was really excited to meet up with Holly and Jake in Portland’s gorgeous Cathedral Park. Portland treated us to a beautiful spring-like February afternoon and I got to take pictures of these two being adorable. So lots of winning, is what I’m saying.
I was so excited to head down to Eugene last weekend to have an amazing maternity and family session with this adorable family. Little Tilly is about the giggliest little girl I’ve ever met, and even though it was a little chillier than everyone expected, we had a lovely time walking (and running, and jumping) around Hendricks Park and taking photos.
I love it when my wedding photography clients call me for maternity and baby sessions! So lovely to meet up with Adam and Anne at her family's vineyard where I photographed their wedding a year earlier. Hooray for adorable, growing families!
I’m going to lay these cards on the table right here — the photograph above was accomplished with equal parts luck and doggy bribery. Sure, a glowing, photogenic expectant mother and an adorable dog sound like a recipe for automatic success, but if you’ve ever tried to get pictures with your pet, you know that this is not always the case. Certain stars have to align, and I’m sure glad they did.
As for the rest of the shoot, it was hard to go wrong with this amount of cute all in the same room (or yard, as it were). Full disclosure: Brigitte found the idea for the basketball photos on Pinterest and loved them, so we made them happen, with the clever addition of Eric’s old-school Celtics jacket from when he was a kid. Stay tuned for newborn photos (I’m sure there’ll be even more cute to come!)
For Jenny and Alden, this session was about capturing a moment in time just before their lives changed in a big way. I love how these images manage to convey their love and affection for each other, as well as a feeling of excitement and anticipation for baby’s arrival. (I’m especially fond of the last image — standing amidst the clutter of an unfinished nursery, two people solidly together and so clearly in love.) My hope is that over the years, my clients will look back at photos I’ve taken for them and will find clear memories of important parts of their family’s story, and be glad that they took the time to stop and capture those moments.