Monday, August 30, 2010


So, you know I have all these theories, and one of which is all children named Jack (son/ton) are gorgeous. I've never shot a Jack that wasn't. (I am only slightly biased by having a grandfather named Jack;)

Anyways, here's a gorgeous little Jackson I shot recently. He's was 18 months old and full of fun.

You gotta love how cute cloth diapers are!

The whole family

Jackson decided Daddy would look better in pictures without his glasses. I love this collage because it shows how busy he was! He was a typical toddler and didn't want to stop moving for a second, which is great because action shots are some of the best.

See? Spinning pictures always get a smile!

Chasing Daddy

This has got to be my favorite! I love how you can see his mom's hand holding him out of the fountain!

Maya, Nicodemus, Michaela and Chadley

I don't think it's any secret to people who know me that when I get married I plan on building a family with adoption, thus I jumped at the chance to donate my shooting skills to the foster care program here in the Bryan/College Station area. One of the really thoughtful things the caseworkers for foster kids do is create "life books" for the children with images of them growing up and pictures with their siblings. This is particularly important for the children who are growing up in different foster care homes and the ones about to be adopted (after the adoption some new parents continue sibling vitiation, but they don't have to).

This sweet sibling group is currently in three homes and meet once a month for 1 hour. This created a bit of a challenge during the shoot (they meet at 3:30 and it was 103 degrees and BRIGHT then) so we did a quick shoot in 20 minutes and got some really awesome images. All the kids did great!

Maya is 10, Nicodemus is 7, Michaela is 5 and Chadley is 3.

Chadley is the baby and is currently in a foster-to-adopt situation. He was such a happy little guys and clearly doted on by his older siblings. They all wanted to hug on him "Look how big the baby has gotten!" and they brought him small gifts (a special gold coin) for luck.

Michaela is 5, she is currently in a home with Nicodemus and that is how they will be placed in their new home. Together.

Look at that gorgeous auburn hair!

Nicodemus is 7 and a little prankster! He was so fun to goof around with!

Maya is 10 and came prepared for the shoot with some poses she had been practicing. I believe Maya is also in a semi-permanent placement.

She's just stunningly beautiful.

This is the sweet grouping that still needs a forever home.

If this post has moved you in some way to think about adoption or about possibly becoming a foster parent, please contact me through my website ( and I will e-mail you the adoption supervisor's information.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This is Katelyn, she's a fighter, she's a survivor and she's a miracle all in one tiny little package.

She is the happiest little one, but she is very into faces (she stopped smiling as soon as my camera blocked my face) but we got a few half smiles anyway!

Her daddy adores her...

...and Katelyn adores her daddy! We got the best smiles when he was playing with her. :)

But all this modeling made her sleepy!

Sweet baby fingers

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


So, last month I photographed this adorable bump, and this month I got to photograph who was in that bump!

This handsome boy is John Patrick, or JP. He was so so easy to photograph! I must be on a streak of mellow babies!

Love his face in this one! He was so very intent on getting his hands out of that swaddle!

Love this one of JP and his sock monkey!

Since he looked so sweet we switched out the sock monkey for the teddy his Dad loved on as a child (thus the more vintage tones to the picture too).

He is such a chill little fellow. He would get curious as to the snapping noise of the camera and open his eyes for a bit (but still stay all curled up and motionless) and then close them and go back to sleep.