Sugar and spice and everything nice

…That’s what little girls are made of.

Rachel and Javier are expecting their baby girl in just a couple short months...

As I photographed Rachel for her solo shots throughout the morning, Javier was just off camera in the backgroud, with a smile on his face as he watched her and continuously commented how beautiful she is.


For the love of tennis

Who would have thought heading to the tennis courts that day would lead to Margaret and Tim meeting eachother, falling in love, and planning their wedding. It all started on the tennis court.

Margaret and Tim were so fun to shoot. They made capturing their love so easy for me.

And let me tell you…. Margaret has got it TOGETHER. I’ve never met a bride so on top of the wedding planning, especially with the wedding 8 months away. Not just the photography part but almost all aspects of their big day are good to go and I’m impressed. Love her style. Love it. Now they can just enjoy being engaged without all the wedding planning stress!


Welcome home Everett

Based on Laura's due date, we scheduled his newborn session for just a few days following his anticipated birth date. Little did we know that Baby Everett had other plans.

That day arrived and Everett hadn't made his appearance yet so we postponed his newborn shoot another week. The second date arrived and I was thrilled to find Laura's email announcement that Everett was born. As I continued reading her email, my heart dropped... Everett wasn't coming home from the hospital yet. He was miles away at the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), at the same hospital where my son spent his first 2 1/2 months of life.

Eight long days later, Everett is finally home with Mom and Dad, is healthy and as cute as a button. It was so nice to finally meet this little guy.


Love & Baby

She was giving us the grand tour of their new home at the baby shower, when I noticed the book prominently displayed on the bedroom dresser. My heart skipped a beat. I shot their engagement portraits (during my portfolio-building stage) and created a "Words of Wisdom" book for their wedding guests to write something special to the bride and groom. I remembered how important it was to me to photograph their love as they began building their life together. I put all of my heart into their day of shooting. All of it.

It's 3 years later and I've got Tanesia and Bobby in front of the lens again, photographing this special moment in their life as they prepare for Baby's arrival. I'm so happy for them and excited to meet the new LOVE of their life any day now!

Over 8 months prego and still gorgeous...

It was such a nice surprise for Dad/Grandpa to come along for photos. Mr.P has always been like a second dad to me, although he probably didn't have much of a choice.... my sister and I spent almost every day of our lives in their home and vice versa. We've been friends with Nesi & Nary since I was 4 years old.

Saving the best for last.... This one is one of my favorites from the shoot. Love.