There is something positively enchanting about Motherhood. When I was really delving into what I wanted my newborn work to embody, I instantly knew I wanted it to be so much more than just about the newborn child. You see, newborns are precious and sweet and you could add just about any cutesy adjective in the mix but Motherhood… parenthood is a powerful thing. And the bond. There is quite nothing like that bond. We all love differently and in different ways. Families are all vastly different yet there is one commonality. Soul. Soul and love and commitment. And the ability to tell a story-a story that is just beginning. What a privilege it is to help do that from the very beginning. And if I am truly blessed, I will get to watch these babies grow. As a mother and a business owner it just embodies all that I love.

This sweet family welcomed their first child in the family this spring and I have been so excited to share. I have been quietly testing the waters in lifestyle photography to make sure it was truly where my heart is. If my heart isn’t in it- I can’t commit a million percent. I am the committed type. It took some reflection but coming back to these images reaffirmed that. I just want to capture connection. It doesn’t matter how or where. It just needs to be authentic.  The tenderness and pride this Mama had written all over her when she looked upon her newborn was all that and more.

And here is the beginning of many amazing things to come for them. These are just a few of my favorite from this day.j1wj7wj8wj9wj10wj11wj12wj13wj14wj15wj16wj17wj18wj19wj21wj22wj24wj25wj26wj27wj28wj29wj30w

 

 

 

 

I am sadly behind on blogging and have SO much I have been excited to show off. The sessions won’t be in chronological order but just some of my recent families and couples. I work with rad people so I can never pick favorite. I am going to jump right into these two first.

And Oh, these two.

There aren’t the proper words. They were so sweet and so laid back, but more than anything their love and commitment for each other was beyond endearing. It was special and one of a kind. We hung out in the mountains and chatted about their adorable Bulldog, their journey from Colorado to their new home in Wisconsin and their love for the mountains. We also talked about wedding plans and everything else in between. I always befriend my clients. These two felt like I had known them for years. And the best way to really drive my point home and share how adorable they are.. is to show ya!

This family. There are no words, really. There was such a bond, and the girls. Oh, these girls. They were precious. They had such a fantastic connection. They pretty much are everything sisterhood should be. The light, the color, the FUN we had. It was all just incredibly dreamy. I love that despite the fact that we did nine sessions over the course of these three days we were in Austin, everyone came away with something completely unique and different.

I just need to hop right in and share because I am pretty excited to get this gorgeous, gorgeous family on the blog.

Barb Huff

swoon…

Tina Linder Russell

LOVE it <3

Shelley Schuette

Oh my! The ones of the girls whispering melts me! Such amazing work!

Recently we traveled to Austin, TX for nine wonderful family sessions. One of my biggest goals when approaching my time with the families I have the privilege of working with is that they come away not only with beautiful images, but an amazing experience. I admit I am in no way a traditional photographer. Each session will be a bit different because they truly revolve around the people and personalities that I am photographing in the moment. I want so much for their images to photograph and represent their connection and relationships. I also want them to resonate for the people they are.

This sweet family was so much fun. We spent some of our time together exploring and hiking and fueling the imagination and sense of wonder their little guy had. The love they shared was so evident from the moment we met up. They were just so easy to connect with, so down to earth. So often I come away from these travel sessions wishing that the families that booked me were local. I have a habit of making my clients be my friends and I have absolutely no shame in that ha!

Charlotte Carter

Wonderful

Mandy Blackall Riddle

Wow – just wow – speechless for how beautiful this is!

Michèle Tremblay

Just wow!

Jesica E. Montgomery

what a beautiful session!!

Shelley Banks

This session in INCREDIBLE! You did such an amazing job at capturing the essence and love of this family.

Angela Doran

So honored to have been in front of your lens, friend. These images are worth more than gold to me. Every.single.one. <3

Shelley Schuette

Holy moly I can barely pick my chin up off the floor! Aahmazing!

Caitlin Livingston

These are gorgeous! Lovely light and lovely family!

Ashley Durham

Aw, these are great. I love the shot of the three of them on the blanket!

Elizabeth Zimmerman

SO gorgeous!!