I have had the privilege of working with the D family (several D family members) for over five years now.  It was so much fun for me to get to spent time with ELEVEN of these fabulous people all on the same day this time.   While shooting extended family groups can be challenging, it can also be wildly entertaining.  :)     And…what a gift for the whole family unit to have pictures of EVERYONE together.  I must find a way to do this with my own family someday.   I am learning more and more all the time how precious life is and time with our loves ones can’t be taken for granted.  I am so glad this family took the time to stop and capture this moment in time in their lives and celebrate the love they have for one and another.

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Little Miss Ella, (picture right), whispered in my ear at the end of the session, “Can I have my picture taken with YOU?”.   Too precious.   She was six months old when I first captured her on film (and Maddie was 3 months at our first session).  I have loved getting to see these two grow.  They are beautiful inside and out and I love getting the chance to just hug these cutie pies.



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Happy Birthday sweet Cade!!!


March 3, 2015


I have two different sessions planned for her 7th birthday pictures.   The carousel session was the first.  I always wanted to do pictures of her on a carousel and finally got myself in gear to get it done.  At 7, I really didn’t have a tone of time left.  They turned out just how I envisioned.

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Real train tracks.  Real train.  BUT…at a train park.  All legal.  :)
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Shane, Jamie and Lucy welcome….EDIE!  She arrived on Ty’s Birthday – Jan 17th!  First time in our family that two cousins have shared a birthday.        She was born at 4:50 AM and weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces (and by some miracle was ONLY) 19 inches long.  How two parents six foot plus managed a 19 inch baby girl…I’ll never know.  I did not see that coming, especially since Lucy was 22.5 inches.  Maybe Edie is getting the Everett genes ;)?

She was a little Miss Feisty Pants for her Aunt CeeCee too!   (Lucy calls me that and I assume it will stick with baby sister).   Jenna and I double teamed her and we bested the little darling but it took some sweatin’ it out.   My prediction is that Edie is “not gonna take nothin’ from nobody”.  She knows her own mind.  She loves cuddling.  She does NOT want to be put down.  She also is quite particular with her hands.    So cute.

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I was very glad David finished my floors before Edie was born.

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So…turns out Jenna is allergic to these plum leaves.  Did I say that in my last post?  I think I am repeating myself.  Leaves now gone but they were pretty for the last two bambinos.
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Aunt Becky loves lambs so I had to do a lamb shot for Grammy.


Lucy loves her!  Yay!  You always have your fingers crossed with a two year old.  It can go either way lol.


Got a bit of an overshare going on here but that’s what happens when babies are MINE.  :)


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I shanghaied this bunny from Sweetie’s cabinet.  I love her.
We had a shot of Lucy as a newborn with her puppy so Edie needed a shot with her giraffe.
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That right there is Jamie’s nose – without a doubt.


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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Jamie with her baby.  LOVE.

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And they so often smile when mom or dad are holding them.  Precious.
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And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shot with Daddy.   You rocked it Shane and I love you for that.  You know what I am talking about.  :)


Such a handsome little fella!  Sometimes newborns have a really mature look to them, especially when they have hair.  That hair just tends to “grow them up” a bit.   Mr. Easton James seemed to rather enjoy his session and just slept right through all the many changes.

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Love those perfect lips.
Six day old baby + Wide Awake + Looking at Camera + SMILING = Miracle!!!!!!!   I love this image!
My plum tree dropped her leaves last week so I put them to good use.  Unfortunately, Jenna seems to be allergic to plum trees.
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My brand spankin’ new floor that my brother David handcrafted for me!   Love it!!!
David also made this sweet three legged stool.
He looks so cozy nestled in there.

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Thought it was so cute when he was trying to hold the baseball mitt already.
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Top left image cracked me up.  I would caption it as “No more kisses!”  but Dad (who was trying to pose with baby while watching the football game on my tv) would caption it as , “Quiet Dad!  Game’s on!”   LOL.