Fun Summer Evening in the Park

Ok, so I’ve been neglecting my blog. Wow. Not quite sure where this year went, but I’m going to do my best to get better at this ūüôā I have a bunch of sessions I want to share, so it shouldn’t be terribly hard!

It was a pleasure to photograph this sweet family on a beautiful August afternoon. Little guy, Jack, was one happy little boy! His smile was endless, which made my job just a wee bit easier. It’s amazing how quickly the time was passing because we were having so much fun! Kristi and Stan, thanks for letting me share your afternoon capturing your growing family!

G’night Little One …

This is what happens at 6:30 p.m. to my little night owl after spending a fun day at the lake beach …¬†and she didn’t wake up until 7 a.m. this morning.¬†In the middle of watching¬†‘Flushed Away’, I looked down on the floor and there she was,¬†passed out. It made me think of a¬†photo of myself when I was the exact same age, after the same kind of day. Enjoy!



Fourth Festivities

We had a lovely, relaxing weekend. Lots of visiting with friends and quality family¬†time. We closed the weekend with ice cream and fireworks, much like the rest of the country did, I’m sure. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!

A Day at the Playground … Fun With Friends

It’s always fun to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Lindsey¬†was one of¬†Josey’s first friends — they’ve known each other since they¬†were¬†12 weeks old. Her mom, Adrienne, and I were colleagues, so the girls went to the same on-site daycare. Since moving across the pond to England, we don’t see them as frequently, but we all enjoy getting together when they are back in the states. We had a beautiful day to catch up and enjoy the playground at Dodge Field in Madison. So good to see you ladies … hope we can do it again before you head home …


Father’s Day Fun

We had a beautiful day at Alba Vineyard on Father’s Day. Nothing better than being with family,¬†sampling some tasty¬†wine and playing in the sunshine. It is such a picturesque place in New Jersey, near the Pennsylvania border … the kind of place I wish all the people who think New Jersey is all smokestacks and Turnpike, could see.



Happy Father’s Day to my brother-in-law, Chris, father-in-law, Jeff and husband, Mike. I enjoyed spending it with all of you (and your adoring significant others…). Sorry I couldn’t spend the day with my dad, but can’t wait to see him this summer!

No More Pencils … Summertime Fun

My eldest finished her second year of pre-school this week. The class, ¬†parents and siblings celebrated with a nice, refreshing 90-degree picnic at a cute, nearby park. The kids had a blast and parents and Miss Carolyn enjoyed chatting and watching them play. I’m proud of my little girl. She loves to learn and is a great teacher to her little sister as well.

I love the shot of the kids using the rail as a balance-beam. What a great little class we had this year. We’ll miss it, but look forward to Josey’s final year in pre-school next year! Sniff, sniff. So glad I don’ thave to prepare for kindergarten yet.


I spend a good part of my life at the playground these days (yay warm weather!) and it’s a great place to take photos of the kiddos.¬†The pictures¬†always come out so¬†genuine because the little ones¬†are doing what kids do best¬†… playing! Here is one of little Brendan … one of the biggest hams I’ve ever met (though you may not see it from this photo). I love taking pictures of him and I’m sure I’ll share many more on the blog.

My Techie Toddler, the Birdslinger …

What can I say? My kids are bound to be techie-types. They have two parents who love gadgets and electronics. I’d rather get a camera lens, smartphone or hard drive than pretty much anything else for a birthday or holiday. If we are out somewhere and the mood strikes, my girls will ask, “Mommy, can I play ‘Angry Birds‘?” So I hand over the iPhone and they¬†begin flinging little birds into structures and buildings with their tiny kid fingers.

If you have not tried this game, be forewarned … it is very addictive and deliriously¬†fun. Ask my kids. ¬†And if you have a BlackBerry, I’m sorry, you can only play the ‘Hydrox‘ or ripoff version — “Angry Farm“.

Birthday Wishes for Miss Emma

I experienced my first six-year-old-nail-painting-pizza-party and I’m mentally exhausted.¬†Five- and six-year-old girls have a LOT to talk about. And screech about. What a handful — a sweet, fun handful,¬†but a handful nonetheless! They were so cute, excited and innocent. Little girls are so much fun to watch and listen to. What could be more fun to a little girl than going to a nail salon, eating pizza and cupcakes and getting adorable, handmade purses (GO Carrie!)¬†stuffed with goodies? Not too much. Happy birthday to a sweet, happy girl. Emma, may you keep your smile, spunk¬†and innocence as you celebrate each year!