Monday, May 31, 2010

Snug as a Bug

One of the things I enjoy most about newborn babies is how they so tightly wrap their bodies when they sleep. This baby cocoon perfectly wraps little ones and captures the essence of those first few weeks.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Those of you who know me, know that I am particularly fond of American literature. This quotation by Walt Whitman, an American literary icon, is one of my favorite. I thought it appropriate to use with Laela's picture. : )

Sunday, May 16, 2010

garden gnome anyone??

So I found this cute little gnome cap on and I just can't get enough! I love how the ear flaps hug baby's cheeks. I have so many ideas to work with here, I just need a sleeping daughter to cooperate! : )

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An Aspiring Photographer

These are my girls. It sounds so funny to use plural. I can tell already I was meant to give Olivia a little sister. She is so helpful with Laela; she loves her so much! So of course Olivia was more than willing to help out with today's photo shoot. The camera Olivia is "using" was my great-grandfather's--cool, huh?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Laela Mae

This is our sweet little Laela Mae. Born just days ago, she has already stolen all our hearts. It's amazing how life blesses us when we least expect it. : )

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ready to Pop!

When my good friend and fellow photographer Kimberly called me about a maternity shoot at a local apple orchard, I was thrilled! Kimberly's creativity is unparalleled. We had so much fun this afternoon, I cannot even begin to describe it! Several times I was convinced I peed my pants--don't worry, I didn't! Kim's friend Stacy took these amazing photographs for us, and for that I'm forever grateful. : ) At 38 weeks and ready to welcome our daughter to the world tomorrow morning, I wanted to post one last picture of my baby belly. It truly has been a joy carrying this baby and I feel these pictures capture that. : )