Gratitude: My Cubs

The grocery store is on the way home from preschool and since we carpool, I took both Fiver and my niece Jordan with me to pick up a few things.  They managed to cram both their little butts into the front seat of a Kroger grocery cart car and proceeded to shout out driving directions…

Alannah is a Big Sister and Welcome, Baby Fiona!

I had just arrived and was changing lenses on my camera when Alannah strode up, put a hand on one hip and told it to me straight.  “She’s going to cry a lot.  You know that, right?”  There she was, standing before me, one of my very first, first year documentary babies, so grown at…

Baby Kellen at 8 Months

I have the weirdest, most wonderful job.  What makes it wonderful?  People like Jessica and Kim.  The amazing simplicity of what it really and truly means to be a family, whether I see that dynamic play out at a wedding or during a lifestyle shoot on an ordinary day.  Oh – and cake – there’s…

Baby Reyna’s Baptism

Ever since I posted my niece’s birth story, I have received several messages from you all asking about my sister and her family and how everyone is doing.  I know that I can get a little cynical, a little cranky and a little critical about the state of humanity at times but then you all…

Baby Eli Turns One

Eli, has it really been a year already? If there’s any measure of how much can change in a mere year, its a baby.  Look whose walking… And awesome at high fives… White and yellow lanterns still hung from the ceiling on the first floor of the house, decorated for his party the week before….

Trey with Baby Lucy at 9 Months

It seemed more like summer than spring when we met up at Maymont to take a walk amidst the pretty flowers.  Tulips should have been in bloom but it seems that everything these days, with the exception of me, is ahead of schedule. I can’t believe how much wee little Lucy has grown! First, Lucy…