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Vintage look
May 12, 2010, 1:02 pm
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I just had to share two photos from a session I did last week.  It was a great opportunity for me to process with a vintage look on some of the photos.  This look isn’t great for many photos but as soon as I looked through this set, I knew I could use it!  I love the rich colors and the depth to these. 

Processing like this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so I always give my clients an option to request alternative looks – black and white, sepia, or vibrant colors – for any photo in their selection.

Coming next week…more babies!  (yeah, that’s a big shock, huh?)

Check out for more baby photos and the children’s gallery. 

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April 29, 2010, 11:33 am
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My friend Kristin wanted some photos of her boys just doing what they always do.  I was so distracted by the awesomeness of their toys.  These boys have a lot of trains…and really cool Legos (my favorites!).  I want to go back without the camera for another playdate. 

I love that Kristin wanted photos like these for her boys.  When I look back at photos of me as a kid, I like to notice my favorite toys in the background.  I hope her boys look back on these someday and remember the fun they had with light sabers, Legos, and trains.

Real Job vs. Fun Job
November 17, 2009, 5:15 pm
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The past week has been a rough one.  On top of my “real job”, I’ve been overwhelmed by volunteer work and boards, photography work, and all the personal junk that clutters up my days…cleaning, Christmas shopping (yes, already!), bill paying, appointments, etc.  It’s been heaven to take time out of my days to develop photos though.  Sometimes I wish I could do this full-time because it makes me so happy to start my workflow with a full media card and end up sometime later with a few photos that capture the moment and make me smile.  On the other hand, I really like being able to pay the bills soooooo…back to work I go.

Here are some shots that made me smile today.  On Sunday, I had the pleasure of photographing my friends Joe and Laura’s beautiful children.  These two are so adorable – polite, funny, and so cute.  And their mom has such a great sense of style! 

I also had the pleasure of meeting my friends Shawn and Leslie’s sweet baby Harper this weekend.  Harper is three weeks old and just perfect.  There’s no doubt she’s going to be a beautiful little girl.

For more of these, check out the kiddos gallery.