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Not MY backyard actually – their backyard!  But I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while now & this session was like the last piece of the puzzle.  I will make an announcement about these special sessions soon!   I was invited to come photograph the whole awesome family as a Mother’s Day gift.  Elyse is a treasured friend that I’ve kept in touch with in spite of moving hours & hours away & big job changes for both… Read more »

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I have a soft spot for sisters. Ever since my own daughter became a big sister I’ve been sensitive to the tenderness between oldest & littlest, especially with an age gap wide enough to stall squabbles. (For now, true true. haha)  I’m the baby in my own family, lucky to have big sisters I can lean on, so I get it.  I think for a long time I did not, but I do now.  And in these two, I see… Read more »

Time flies. I feel pretty lucky every time I schedule a family session. Its so obvious & fun to get pictures of the children, capturing how they are growing up, the gummy smiles, their big exaggerated tears, all the overall sentimental cuteness.  Its easy to forget as parents to get in the picture because we’re all, um… grown up. But really, what a blur life can be with three small kids under your belt.  Twins boys!  And a baby brother! And yet… Read more »

It felt warm & sunny.   On this in between-seasons kind of day, we headed for a park with a graceful weeping willow, a wet creek for rock throwing & left our jackets at home. Later, we gave the family baby a pumpkin to hold just to remind us, yes, yes it is Fall. There’s a secret going on in this shot that’s really REALLY funny.  (And all my fault.)  But I won’t tell.   She is so warm &… Read more »