Jacob - Sneak Peek

This is how I spent my Friday night!  I have known this little guy since he was born.  It has been so much fun to see him grow.  Some of you may remember him from my earliest photoshoots.  He is the sweetest little guy.  He loved the slide.  It amazed me every time that he was able to climb the ladder by himself to get to the top of the slide (with the careful eye of his parents behind him).  It is so hard to believe he will be 2 in just a few days!  Boy does time fly.    

I love his tongue sticking out of the side of his mouth.  Climbing to the top takes such concentration!  

More to come soon!


Willa & Clara - Sneak Peek

Yesterday I met up with these adorable little girls and their parents for a photo shoot in Sewickley Heights Park.  What a lovely way to spend a nice, warm and sunny Summer evening.  I had actually met these girls last year for 3 year old photos.  Their mother was kind enough to let me photograph them again this year for their 4 year old portraits.  Aren't they just the cutest?  I am not sure about them, but I had a blast!

Be sure to stay tuned for the rest in a few weeks!  


Chapel Hill, NC

As I shared earlier, I went with my husband and in-laws to a wedding dahn down in Chapel Hill, NC.  I had never been to the area and was so excited to explore and take photos.

Although, I have only been to just a handful of large university cities, the University of North Carolina (in Chapel Hill) is absolutely gorgeous!  Please don't hate me for saying this Penn Staters, but it rivals the beauty of State College.  What has me sold is the warm weather:)

Like I also mentioned before, the weather could not have been more perfect.  Blue skies and no humidity with a slight breeze.  Can't ask for much better from NC late May!

I really didn't get the chance to walk around much our first day.  After we arrived we quickly headed to lunch then I quickly headed back for a few hour nap before the rehearsal dinner.
This is the one and only I got our first day.  I love large columns.  So southern!  

Day two I felt much better after a good nights sleep and did a little more walking around.
Husband with his parents heading to brunch 

Being the dedicated triathlon training he is, husband he went for a run our first day while I napped and happened upon the Coker Arboretum.  He took his mother here, again while I napped, then showed the rest of us the next day.  Beautiful!

Wouldn't this have been perfect for wedding photos?  

Secret Garden gate.

peaking through

Got lucky enough to be around while this guy was feeding.  "Hungry fella?  There ya go." (<---anyone get that movie reference?)

The trees were ENORMOUS!  And so pretty!  

There's something about a waterfall.  No matter how big. 

Love the path to the left

Gorgeous church with gorgeous windows. 

What a beautiful city!  Hope to return sometime in the future.  

As a side note, I will be away in Dublin weekend until Sunday then heading to Glasgow until the 19th to visit some friends with my sisters.  Tomorrow will be an afternoon full of packing, last minute details and hanging out with the husband.  I cannot wait to see a part of the world I have never been and share my pictures with y'all when I get back!  

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great week!  Talk to y'all in a few weeks!


STL for Easter: Forest Park

My parents moved to STL six years go and since I have been visiting we make at least one trip each visit to Forest Park, the Central Park of STL.  When they first moved there, my parents lived in a condo literally across the street from the park.  They have since moved a few miles away (something about an unstable neighbor and PODS) into a house that is within biking distance to the park.  There is so much to do in the park with people year around running/biking/roller blading/walking around the 10k trail.  A great place to sit and relax, with a good book and/or some wine and people watching:)

I did not get around to doing much walking for working out purposes this visit - just wanted to do A LOT of relaxing so that is what I did.  But I did walk around the Grand Basin a little to capture these photos.

Love the pictures of the kids feeding the ducks.  Love both their reflections in the water and their shadows on the walk
There they are again - benches.  I love these benches.  
And I also have a thing for Weeping Willow Trees. 

The next group of photos are from my handy dandy iPhone using the Instagram, Cross Process and Hipstamatic apps.

Again, if you are ever in the STL area, this is a place definitely worth a visit.  Have children?  Perfect.  The Zoo is free.  Yes, F-R-E-E. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  My trip is coming up - WEDNESDAY!!! Time to start thinking about packing:)


Kelly Boudoir

Back in April Kelly, one of my closest friends from high school, mentioned wanting to get "sexy pictures" done for her husband as an anniversary gift.  I told her I would love to shoot them if she felt comfortable.  And she agreed!   

I knew this shoot would be a breeze since Kelly is seriously so pretty!  You'd think it would be awkward since Kelly and I go so far back but Kelly was great and open to anything I suggested.  We had a lot of fun!  I was a little nervous since this was my first boudoir session but yet again, I have another gorgeous subject that helps make my job look easy!  I am so lucky to have such good looking friends who are willing to be photographed:)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Kelly and Paul and cheers to the next 50+!  Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to photograph you, Kelly and for your continued support!  I appreciate it more than you will ever know!