Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fabulous Fall Time

I got one more opportunity to photograph this great family before heading West. What a great time of year to be outdoors surrounded by trees and leaves. It was a little chilly but we had a good time and once again captured this family's warmth through the lens.

Deb & Jeff,
Thanks for giving up your morning to accomodate our busy schedules. I loved getting to do your family pictures 4 times since arriving here in SC. Thanks for everything. Thanks Jeff & Justin for helping us paint our house when we first moved in. Thanks Deb for all the wonderful meals. And thanks Brit & Lex for loving our kids. We love you and will miss you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I am so glad I got to photograph this family before leaving the Low Country. They are building a legacy of guitar players, but more importantly, a legacy of love. It thrills me to watch these grandparents interact with their grandsons. What an amazing bond and such clear love. I felt so honored to take their photos.

Thanks so much for giving me the chance to photograph your sweet, sweet family. Seeing your parents interact with your children makes me so excited to get near grandparents again. Thanks for just being who you are and for sharing your family with me.

Is there anything that warms your heart more
than two people who have grown old together?

I don't think Robin thought I'd catch
this choking expression. I love it.

I hope Noah treasures this picture for years to come.
How sweet that his grandpa, "Poppi" makes up songs just for him.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Handful of Favorites

I LOVE these kids! I know you're not supposed to have favorites. Truth be told, I usually have one kid in each family I photograph, that for some reason steals my heart and secretly is my favorite. I can honestly say, all 3 of these little guys were my favorites.

Right off the bat, the oldest told me, "I'm the coolest, Isaiah (the middle child) is the craziest and Peyton (the baby) is the cutest." He was absolutely right. He was the coolest. Isaiah is a crazy little guy! And Peyton, oh my goodness, what a cutie!!

T & C,
Can I have your kids? Seriously, I loved them!!!!! I could photograph them all day long. How about if you just let me babysit them and we'll go for walks and I'll take my camera? Deal? Thanks for letting me do your pictures. I loved the time with you guys.
Thank you!

This picture summarizes what it is often like parenting toddlers:
I can so relate to this picture since these 3 are close to my kids' ages. Mom is getting after the little one, Dad is rolling his eyes in frustration, the oldest one acting like a perfect angel, the middle one pouting and the baby outwardly saying, "Are you going to make me?" I love it...

The coolest:

The craziest:

The cutest:

Rained Out

We thought we'd get a break from the rain... and we were right. We just didn't realize the break would only last for 15 minutes! So we got some shots but had to reschedule for another, dryer day.

The lovely wife and mother of this group is a Charleston native. She knows all kinds of trivia and random things about downtown. It made sense to do pictures down there since that is where she grew up. This family is wonderfully dynamic with two adult children, one 4 year old and lots of height.

A & K,

Thanks for going along with my crazy ideas. I can't wait to finish your shoot. In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek...


Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Barterer

That would be me. I bartered with Nicki this summer because she likes photography and I like her to keep my kids. She is a wonderful babysitter; very responsible, fun, dependable and my kids love her. So, she did some baby-sitting work in exchange for some photography and a quick lesson in composition. You may recognize her from this post.

Nicki is also quite photogenic, along with her friend Megan. They joined me for a shoot and we walked away some fun shots of both of them. They were a lot of fun...