Welcome Baby Zara

Oh that newborn smell, you know the one where you just snuggle deep into the top of their heads and breathe them in? I think it’s intoxicating, which probably explains why I have so many photos of this little nugget.

It might also be that we attended her parents wedding and have had adventures together across the pond. Maybe. It could just be the overwhelming cute baby factor. Either way, I was touched to be asked to take her photos and ended up with so many that this group is just a tiny sampling.

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The Retta Family

I can’t believe that the last time we saw The Rettas, we had a tiny little pair of baby chucks to announce their impending arrival.

This time, those chucks have been filled by an adorable, spirited little girl, on the eve of celebrating her first birthday. It’s amazing how fast things seem to change!

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The Tuttle Family

You may recognize the adorable little faces in this post as the littles I spent a day at the beach with not too terribly long ago. I flew back to California for another visit and to snap some family photos for their holiday cards. I won’t be sharing any of those below (yet) but I am going to share some other shots from our very brief (too brief!) time hanging out together.

A Day At The Beach

I can’t believe that the day I spent hanging out, on a beach in California, with these adorable little faces was all the way back in July. It’s already November! Time just moves way too fast.

Easter: Part Two

Continuing our Easter festivities, we headed down south a bit to visit with my husband’s family for Easter Sunday. The little ones were extremely excited about hunting eggs, with the littlest of the bunch barely letting go of his basket all afternoon, it was adorable. My oldest niece, Kayla, doesn’t hunt eggs anymore but she was all about the confetti egg attacks on various members of the family, as you’ll see.

Easter: Part One

We are in the habit of splitting our holidays. Some years and some holidays, it’s two places in the same day; other times it’s different places on different days. I do have to admit to preferring the latter, it’s nice to not have to rush and spend as much time as I want snapping away. Of course, the kids don’t always go along with this plan but what can you do?

Here’s a bit of our festivities from our Easter Saturday.

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Stay tuned for Easter Part Two.

The Boyd Family

It was a beautiful, if extremely windy, day in the park with a lovely family (who just happen to be related to me).

Sadly, this little dude ended up knocking his mouth pretty hard while horse-playing with his dad and cutting our time together short but I’m happy I was able to catch these images beforehand.

Announcing Baby Retta!

I think we can all agree that baby shoes are just plain adorable, right? And how fun is this idea for announcing a pregnancy? I just loved these little baby chucks and the fact that they totally match the future baby’s “super” big brother’s shoes exactly. So precious.

Congratulations to the Retta family, I can’t wait to meet your little one!

Seeboth Family Sneak Peek

Even photographers need a photographer sometimes.

The ever lovely Natalie of Hazeled Photography asked me to take photos of her incredibly adorable family for their holiday cards this year. We did a little mini session around their neighborhood and came away with some great images, I can’t want to see which one(s) she chooses for her cards!

Miss Audrey

Yesterday I spent the afternoon chasing this little darling around the great outdoors. She was so excited about being “out back” and loved the tall grass we ended up in so much that she hugged it. So much fun. Here’s a sneak peek from our afternoon.