travel sessions

Pink Play Doh In Your Tummy

Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life-Brian Andreas I am in cold hard love with ordinary life.

What's ordinary life you ask?

Well it's ice cream sandwiches for breakfast and learning to flip while your mom holds your sister.

It's jumping on the bed while your mom tries to make it.

It's pumpkin carving and muffins with icing on top.

It's watching your husband sing made up songs only your family knows as your children dance in circles around him.

It's laughter and crying and dirty diapers. Crumbs on the floor that you pick up all day long.  It's the same books you read over and over. Walks on a chilly fall night.

It's what makes you, you. And your family, yours.

And when love is sprinkled in with it, it can be quite spectacular.

Here's NickSarahMirahandbabyWilla

Get Busy

So I am just going to start out saying I can only dream of being as funny as these folks are. Like we are talking leaning over, holding your belly, slapping your knee funny.  It has been several weeks and I can still think of something and start laughing.

This family also knows love. They scoop you up and make you one of theirs. I walked in the door and it was like "let's party."

And all that love and funny stuff comes pouring out in a beautiful little human being named Harper. The kid is a rockstar.

She has won the jackpot in the families department.

While getting a dog treat Rebecca casually said, "I don't know. I try not to sweat all the crazy stuff life throws at you because basically if Harp wakes up healthy and happy I don't have much I can complain about. All the rest of the stuff will work itself out. I'm just going to give her lots of love."

Because love really is all we need isn't it?

Here's ChrisRebeccaHarperLolaandElla


tom maria joey and baby katie

I adore this family. They are kind, genuine folks.

They love their babies and you can feel it.

There was a lot of giggling. A lot of smiling.

We talked a lot and played a lot.

They made pancakes and laughed about how gross they turned out.

And how Joey still ate them. And Maria too.

At one point during the session Maria turned to me and said this isn't awkward at all. It's like we are just hanging out.

I adore this family.


Corn Rows For Days

I am a city girl. But I do love to visit the country side. The openness is freeing. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get to Jeanna and her family. There was a lot of corn. Like a lot. I kept driving and it just kept following me.

It was quiet. And it was beautiful. I think I had a smile on my face the entire session.

Every time I'm invited into someone's home to take photos I am humbled. Humbled by their kindness and generosity.

When I was editing this session my husband said, "I like that family."

Yep me too.