Category archives: Personal

Hooray for National Breastfeeding Month!

Well, it seems that I am a day late here as National Breastfeeding Month was officially in August.  Though it is now September, I still wanted to share this.  All month long I kept seeing beautiful posts, photographs and articles on this topic.  Even still, it took me the full month to get the guts to post just one photograph, which makes me kind of sad. I [...]

The (car!) birth story of our beautiful baby girl!

Okay, people, this is a long and detailed birth story... if you prefer the shorter/ less graphic version, here is exactly how Wesley (my 4 year old) tells it to strangers....quite often: "Dadda was in the driver seat.  Momma was in the passenger seat.  Simone said, 'I want to come out now'... AND SHE DID!!!"        For many months, I made time each day to [...]

Happy Halloween from Edward Scissorhands!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I've determined that Wesley is either really lucky or really unlucky to have me for his momma when it comes to Halloween.  He is only 2 years old now so he doesn't fully have a say in who/ what he gets to dress up as yet.  Well, that's what I thought anyway.... Originally, I was going to stick with the monkey costu[...]

My first (amazing) experience as a birth photographer!

At some point after becoming pregnant and giving birth to my little guy, just over 1 1/2 years ago, I have, admittedly, become a bit obsessed with the miracle of life.  I, very fortunately, had a wonderful birth experience for which I am extremely thankful for.  Please don't get me wrong, it was more challenging, both physically and emotionally, than I had e[...]

Official Portrait Time Off Announcement...

You may have noticed my updated cover page: Please know that this decision has been extremely difficult for me to make!  So many of you have allowed me into you and your families lives to capture important and intimate moments for you.  I feel extremely fortunate to have had those opportunities and certainly look forward to more in the future. That said,[...]