Lucy and I were recently invited to the sweetest Valentine’s Day Party. Megan, from Sweet Little Peanut, is just one super-talented, super-organized, super-creative momma. She put together such a darling party, and Lucy can’t stop talking about it (especially, the entire bag of candy she snuck into her skirt.) The kids gave Valentine’s, drank pink milk, frosted cookies, and stole kisses. Thank you so much Megan for such a great day! And check out Sharstin’s cute littles. These kids were too much!
If you haven’t checked out Sweet Little Peanut, you need to, stat! I have bookmarked every single Valentine’s Day craft.
Sharstin and Megan, hard at work!
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to photography the sweetest little Valentine’s Day Party! Here’s a little peak, but there is plenty more to see over at Sweet Little Peanut’s Blog! If you are familiar with Utah Bride Blog and Pink Piggy Design, then you will recognize the fabulous Megan Bailey, who is the creator of Sweet Little Peanut.
Lucy and I had the best time! Also, check out Sharstin Miller’s cute little kiddies! So fun!
Marianne is one of my dearest friends. We met during our BFA days, and now we are having babies and remodeling our old homes together. She’s been there through my sad and happy days, and is one of my biggest supporters. I sure love her and her darling family. And that Miles is a heartbreaker, with his killer smile.
I photographed Christy and sweet Martha this summer, and it still remains one of my favorite shoots. I think I just love seeing a little baby being held by her mother. Here’s what I originally posted,
A new mother with her child is an amazingly beautiful thing to behold. I was so honored to photograph Christy and her precious baby, Martha. It brought back all my feelings of new motherhood. This crazy intense love for a little person, you hardly know, but love with all your heart. It’s scary, and exhausting, and emotional, and wonderful. I remember seeing Lucy for the first time, and thinking, “that was you, all this time. And I didn’t know how amazing and beautiful and wonderful you were. I loved you, but I didn’t know I would love you this much.” Those first few weeks go so quickly, and you barely remember it, because you are hardly sleeping, and trying to figure out feeding, and your body feels like a wreck, and you feel like a wreck, and you forget what a long shower feels like, but it’s also some of the most beautiful moments of my life. I think all moms should be photographed with theirs kids as much as possible. Dad’s too, but let’s face it, mom’s tend to get the shaft as far as being in photos with their kids. And it is too precious to not record. Because as sad and wonderful as it is, before you know it, your little munchkin is running around, dressing herself, doing somersaults, telling you, “no!” and basically growing up way faster than you are prepared for.
This little session was recently featured by, Let the Kids. My new favorite blog. If you haven’t checked them out you should. It’s all about photography that captures real moments, and that is always, always my goal. Thank you Christy for letting me document this lovely moment. You are a beautiful mamma!
There is nothing sweeter than watching a family grow. I photographed Heather and Tyler’s wedding a few years back, and it was wonderful to revisit them and see how they have gone from two to four. Little Haddie was an angel, sleeping and sweet, and Keely was a good big sister, so excited and interested in the baby. I love seeing the little moments in a families life. Sometimes there are tears, that need to be soothed away by Dad, and sometimes there are silly moments of hiding in the curtains. Always it’s real and precious. It was such a pleasure to document such a sweet and fleeting stage in this family’s life.
Thank you so much Heather and Tyler for letting me into your beautiful home, to photograph your beautiful family!
If you are interested in having me photograph your sweet little family, please drop me a line at, email@example.com.
I would love to photograph you!
Yesterday we went out to eat, and you did this little thing called climbing into a cupboard and hiding. I didn’t realize the whole restaurant was watching you, until I heard the laughter. I started laughing too. You took your little body, contortioned it to squeeze into an empty cupboard, and then your little hand closed the door on yourself. The owner even came over to say hi, but then you got scared, and ran to dad. It’s true what they say about the terrible two’s, there can be some hard moments, but no one told me it is so much fun too.
Speaking of hard moments, we do lots of time-out’s these days. It has to do with some of your favorite phrases, “Be nice! Stop it! Let go!” I pretty much know where you get these from (me). And you hit and push, which I don’t know where you get it from, but it makes me sad. And so we have a time-out, and I hate to say it, but I have hard time not laughing. It usually starts with a mom or dad stare and a warning, and you look everywhere but at us. Feigning nonchalance, as you pick up a toy, and look at the walls, or ground. You sit in the time-out chair like, “No big deal, I love it here!” And the whole time I want to laugh, but don’t, or I will lose whatever measure of authority I still represent. And then, fairly quickly, you say, “Sohwry mommy.” And we are done. You have a stubborn little spirit, which I secretly love, but I also love how sweet and loving you are.
“Sohwry,” is your favorite phrase. If I trip, or drop something, you always go, “Oops! Sohwry.” Even though we explain, you didn’t do anything.
You are still obsessed with dogs, so much so, that little dogs run away when you come running over. Ollie is very patient as you climb on his back, and try to get him to play, “ashes” with you. Speaking of ashes, you could play that all day long, or “under” where we hid under the covers. You don’t walk anywhere, you skip. When you color, you use all the colors of the rainbow, and fill the page.
You are a bit of pack-rat, and now need to go everywhere with 3 blankets, your baby, and your milk. If you get a drop of water on your clothes, or a bit dirty, you immediately start ripping them off (like at the restaurant last night). But you hate wearing bibs, so it can get a bit tricky. And you love your bath’s, and your “dragon” towel. Our bath-time routine ends with me asking where my dragon is, and wrapping you up nice and tight.
I love you baby girl, more than I ever thought possible. Thank you for making every day a surprise, and giving me the greatest gift, of being your mother.
The Fall Session Sale is here and I want to photograph you! From the 18th-25th, all sessions are discounted! What this means to you,
$150, include 25 5X7 Christmas cards
With high resolution DVD, $450
30% off all additional prints
(Regular Price, $705)
$250, includes 30 minute session, and approximately 20-30 high resolution images on DVD
30% of all additional prints
(Regular price $300)
What to expect: Lots of playing, snuggling, laughing and family memory making. I want to capture you, and all your love, craziness, silliness and happiness and even a child melt-down or two (hey, it happens). Let’s get out and play in this beautiful weather! What type of session is applicable? All! Families, bridals, engagements, newborns, kiddies, dogs!
I would love to meet you and your fabulous family and get out and play in this beautiful weather! Please contact me at, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information. The sale price is good for the next week, but the sittings can be taken anywhere from now until December 15th.
All Portrait Sessions are for the Salt Lake Valley and Mini Sessions, Murray Park.
Session prices are for families 6 and under. Additional fees apply for extended families and families 7 and greater.
I love this little family so much. Kelii, Eveline, Emi, Kenji, and Mia are the components of one sweet family. I photographed Mia’s birth story last year, and look how much the little munchkin in pink has grown-up. We did this session, A La Mini Session style, and I loved the little moments we captured. Eveline is a pretty fabulous photographer herself, and is the owner of Little Wunders, which is filled with all sorts of loveliness. And she is an amazing mother, friend and person. She is even lent me her camera once, when mine was being repaired. That’s a good friend for you.
I’m sad to see the end of long summer days like this one. It sure went by quickly this year.