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Noah turns 7

Dude!  I have a 7-year-old?!  What a year.  The transition from kindergarten to first grade was hard.  Longer days, timed math tests, timed sight words, new playground rules…Wow!  It stresses ME out!  He only likes school ‘sometimes’, which I actually think means ‘never’.  It’s a good thing for outlets like Tae Kwon Do and track!  

Here Noah answers some very important questions but you’ll notice he has a hard time committing to some of his answers…    

1..Use one word to describe yourself.  Nice.

2..What do you want to be when you grow up?  A policeman, but then you never know when you could get killed by a bad guy so maybe a person who studies animals.

3..Where will you live?  In the forest with the animals.

4..What is your favorite food?  I don’t know!  I have so many favorites.  Sushi, I guess.

5..If you could be a superhero, who would you be?  Black Panther

6..Who is your best friend?  I don’t think I can narrow it down but it would be Cy or Mateo.

7..What do you think of girls?  I don’t really think about them that much.

8..Do you wish you had more brothers and sisters in your family?  No.   Well, maybe baby Dre.

9..What’s your favorite thing to do?  Play with my dad.

10..How old are you when you’re an adult?  20 or 30.  I think 20 because you’re 20 something right?

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the N family

This session took almost a year to happen!  Talk about a lot of bad timing.  And even still little Gavin was not feeling top shelf.  He hides it well though right?!  I love the connection this little family has.  So relaxed and sweet on each other.  Another beautiful family to photograph.  How do I get so lucky?!

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Grace {Newborn}

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” – anne lamott

Born early at 27 weeks and weighing in at only 2 lbs 13 oz, Baby Grace and her mom fought to survive.  The term ‘small but mighty’ definitely applies to my dear friend and her new daughter.  Grace came home tiny, but healthy to her parents after 8 weeks in the NICU.  It seems no coincidence that she was born on Thanksgiving.  Reminding all of us how much we have to be thankful for and the value of each day.  Happy Mothers Day, Nicole!

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Beautiful from the inside out

This was the product of a cancelled family shoot.  My mind and gear was ready,  I just needed to find a subject!  Here’s to an amazing (and beautiful) friend!





Baby C


Sweet 2 week old Christopher.  Such a content baby.  I just wanted to eat him up…look at that hair…hmmm…maybe I’ll just nibble his fingers and toes.







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