Miss. L...

came in for her newborn session just last week and brought her family with her too! John and Maggie, here is a sneak peek of your family portrait to hold you till I get your proofs up. I hope you love it!


They said, "I do!"

It's official. It's really true. We are so happy for you both, Krystal and Andrew ! Krystal, you are a beautiful bride and your wedding was too. I have so many images to sort, but I will come back shortly and post a few favorites to hold you over till you see your proofs.


The arrival of baby girl "L"

Life is a precious gift from above. And there is nothing quite like witnessing new life. To watch her first breath, to see her look in her mommy's eyes and then nursing for the first time.

I've had the privilege of delivering four babies of my own but will never tire of this miracle of life. It was truly an honor to witness this little one's birth and to be able to capture it on "film." Thank you John and Maggie for sharing your lives with me for a few hours.

She's here!

John was an amazing support to Maggie throughout the whole labor. Their love
for one another was so evident. They worked so hard together and they were rewarded with a healthy baby girl.

Another smile...

She kept sticking her tongue out in those early minutes; I had to capture it!

Maggie's midwife Marianne was absolutely wonderful. I look forward to working with her again soon! (She's weighing the baby in case you wondered.)

"Miss. H" getting to see her baby sister for the first time...

(My little secret: I just do this thing they call photography so I can hold the fresh babies!)

Back in Mama's arms...


Beautiful Baby "E"

Have I mentioned how much I love doing this?! Each of these new little lives is a miracle from God: it's truly a privilege to capture moments from their first days!

This little baby girl was just 9 days old yesterday, and such a sweetie. She slept "like a dream" and we got lots of great shots of her. I'm still proofing her session but here is a quick sneak peek for her mommy and daddy.


Whoopie pie, fresh bread...Mmmm!

Oh boy...the treats we had tonight! Our dear friend Karen brought "Pumpkin Whoopie Pies" she baked. YUM! What a great fall treat. They were "delish." The girl can bake...I love it! Oh, and did I mention she has another special skill? Okay, I'm letting you off the hook for now, missie...but more on Karen soon. I promise. I know this girl is gonna be on the Wheaties box one of these days soon! (hint)

Now our buddy Mark is quite the master at bread, we've discovered tonight. He made two beautiful loaves of bread...there's no other way to describe it. The bread was soft and chewy on the inside and the outside was...oh, it was truly artisan bread. I must say I'm impressed; I'm thinking a "bread workshop" is in order! My mouth waters again just thinking about it!


Sweet "Baby T"

This little guy I had the privilege of photographing at 5 days old. He was the perfect little sleeper and we got some great shots of him and mommy and daddy too. Here are a few from his session.


It's now....or never...

Okay, I'll have to admit...I'm such a chicken about this blogging stuff. But! I'm determined to try it again! I'm planning to make a "valiant effort" not to bore you...lol.

I'll start off by sharing a few pictures I took last weekend. We went to tidepooling with my boys science lab class. It was so much fun. We found and saw small fish, hermit crabs, and mussels. But the most exciting finds were the many colorful star fish, the baby spiny lobster, and baby octopus. Wow, I didn't know what we had right in "our own backyard."

For you locals interested in visiting... "Table Top" is located in Cardiff at South Cardiff State beach. There are some more super low tides coming up on Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas weekend as well. You can check out this website, if you'd like more information on the tides.