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…

Sarah and Chuck’s Wedding

“This is what I like about shooting weddings,” said Sam with the car keys jingling in his hand.  The gear was heavy on our backs and the night air was filled with sparkler smoke and the sound of summer crickets still pulsing strong into the first official night of Fall .  Anyone walking alongside us…

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…

Cannon is a Big Brother and Welcome, Baby Chord!

Look who is a big brother!  Not to let the signage above his new big-boy bed tip you off or anything… I love to see just how sweet little guys can be with even littler guys. When I walked into Chord’s nursery, I recognized many things that used to belong to Cannon when he was…

Cole is Becoming a Big Brother

What a cruel Virginia summer to be pregnant!  There have been enough heat waves, severe thunderstorms and power outages to make labor look kind.  And Julie, bless her heart, is a trooper. It was a good shoot for playing indoors so we began with one of two-year old Cole’s very favorite things to play with:…

No-Longer-Baby Maya at Two and a Half

I find myself sighing each time I make the conscious decision to cut the word “Baby” out of a shoot title. Its like a tiny, bittersweet rite of passage, the shoot where I drop the word, “Baby” from the front of a child’s name.  I was on the fence at 18 months.  But here and…

Tina and Duncan’s Wedding

Tina and Duncan had the quintessential Richmond wedding.  The day began at the Linden Row Inn where everyone got ready before heading to the stunning Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for the ceremony.  Before the reception we stole away to Libby Hill Park for a few photos before meeting everyone at the beautiful and historic Bolling…