"Be a Mother who is committed to loving her children into standing on the higher ground than the environment surrounding them. Mothers are endowed with a love that is unlike any other love on the face of the earth."
-Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Right before Mother's Day I met up with one of my besties, Maggie, and her little boy, Cooper for a Mommy and Me session. It was wonderful to celebrate Maggie's first year of motherhood with these sweet portraits. So often I meet mother's who shy away from the camera but it's so important to get photos of mama with her littles! I know that as Cooper grows he will treasure these photo memories with his mama. Motherhood suits Maggie so beautifully and I love watching her care for her little boy. Looking forward to many more sessions with these two!
“They could see she was a real Princess and no question about it, now that she had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds. Nobody but a Princess could be so delicate.”
-Hans Christian Andersen, The Princess and the Pea
A year ago today, Penelope entered the earth making me an aunt once more and she's been such a blessing to our family ever since. For P's 1st Birthday Portrait Session it was a no brainer what the theme should be: Princess and the Pea! The story of Princess and the Pea has always been a favorite of mine. Our own little Princess P has endured many nights unable to sleep so one must conclude that she is a genuine princess, not to mention she has a natural grace and sweetness about her. She was such a doll during her birthday session and played her part to a "T"... or should I say "P"?!
I know I'm a little behind with the whole "year in review" thing but I figured as long
as I published this before February 1st I was still good...!
In no particular order, here are my top 16 portraits of 2016 and
why they were my favorites of the year.
It seems like winter temperatures are slowly creaping in so I'm trying to take full advantage of every last bit of the warm autumn sun. My latest family portrait session in Liberty State Park was certainly a super breezy one! I had been trying to schedule Marta, Alan, and little Isaac's mini session for some time now and we were ecstastic to finally nail down a date. Their session day came and thought the temperature was fair we had huge gusts of wind that made it quite cold. They were such troupers to bear through the crazy wind and we were still able to snap some great pics!
Alan is the bishop of my church congregation here in Jersey. I first got to know he and Marta by attending our church choir practices and I instantly fell in love with their kind heartedness. Its been a joy watching them become parents to Isaac, who is just the cutest little munchkin. I feel so grateful for their sweet friendship and blessed to have been entrusted with photographing their adorable family!
"Enjoy the little things in life for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"
- Kurt Vonnegut
Continuing along with family portrait season...
I just love this little family of five! I've had the great pleasure of serving alongside Luke and Lauren in our church here in Jersey. In our ward (congregation) I lead music time for all of the children and I've been lucky enough to have Luke accompany me with his incredible piano playing skills. Lauren has put together a great program that our primary children will be performing next week! I have loved getting to know them and . And their two little boys and new baby girl are such sweet spirits- always happy and smiling!
I was so excited when Lauren wanted to book a family portrait session. We had to reschedule a few times so it was wonderful to FINALLY have it happen! We photographed at Liberty State Park during a gorgeous warm autumn sunset. The temperature had dipped a little by the time we started shooting and the boys were such troopers as they shivered between shots. What an absolute pleasure it was photographing this sweet family!
Loves: my husband, golden age movie musicals, red lipstick, fall leaves, rainy mornings, dressing up, jazz music, yellow tulips, tap dancing, and taking your photos (yes YOU!)