Monthly Archives: September 2009

Tymen, the Surprise of My Life

I vividly remember the night that I found out that I was expecting another baby. I hadn’t been feeling well, had been exhausted and nauseous, and felt…well…pregnant. But I couldn’t be! My baby Jasper was just five months old. I gaped at the plus sign on the pregnancy test stick and felt the shock of...

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Baby Sierra…Five Days New

After a lot of prayer that this sweet treasure would stay put until she was full term, her family was so very happy to welcome her. Healthy, happy, and perfect. When I arrived, her darling sisters were circling around her like little mother hens themselves. Oh, I love newborns…the way they stretch and squeak, those...

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Sugar, Fish Crackers and Family

Annie Leibovitz said, “When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.” This is really what I love about lifestyle portraiture…seeing people interact, tease each other, laugh, exchange looks, enjoy being together. It is the messy and real and wonderful reflections of life. I feel...

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Glad to Have More Than What I Was Hoping For

Tonight Ruby and I were driving home from her Awana class at church. We were talking about something totally different, but all of a sudden she sighed and said, “I am glad to have the dad I was always hoping for.” He’s way more than I was hoping for too. I remember in my pre-...

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Waiting for Elijah.

A little bun in the oven. A little guy sleeping in there, right under his mama’s heart, getting ready to come into the world and be celebrated and loved in his family. It was such a pleasure to capture some images of this last bit of time before Elijah’s arrival with his mom and dad....

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