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Sweet Smiles of Summer!

Just because it’s wedding season doesn’t mean that I’m not spending time with some of my favorite families!!!  This family is no exception! You may remember them from a previous post where I was sure they could have been in an ad for The Gap.  This session was no different!  I am so lucky to be able to work with such amazing families, and whenever one calls me for another shoot, I am humbled and honored that of all the photographers out there, they continue to choose me to capture the most special moments in their lives.  This beautiful baby girl turns one today!!! It’s absolutely amazing how fast time flies being that the last time I saw her she was just a tiny infant.  I absolutely love watching children grow up through the lens! Here are some of my favs from this session!!!

Positively love this family, and love this little lady!!!!! Until next time!!!!!

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A Beauty, A Chef and A Baby!

Where do I begin with this beautiful family?!?!?! As fellow Italians, I knew I was going to enjoy photographing them right off the bat!  Their story is beyond sweet…. they met through mutual friends after this beautiful mama was set up with someone else!  Alas, a date or two later and everyone knew that it was actually this beautiful lady and handsome chef that were meant to be.  A beautiful wedding, and wonderful life, and 9 months later and their sweet son Rocco joined them to really complete this beautiful love story.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I’m always so humbled and honored when someone chooses me to document such special times in their lives.  I am beyond grateful to this beautiful family for the opportunity and hope to see more of them as this little guy grows up!  Here is a sneak peek of a few favs from their shoot!

Couldn’t help but end on a happy note with that adorable smile!!!!  More to come soon!!!!! xoxo

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Pretty In The Park!

I couldn’t help but post some more of my favs from a session yesterday in beautiful Oz Park!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE  this time of year! It couldn’t be a more perfect time to capture the happiest times in peoples lives.  This family was just such a pleasure to work with and get to know.  I felt elated to know that this beautiful mama would finally have some photos with her little girl after 6 months of being the one behind the camera.  This session isn’t even finished yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing these few! ENJOY!!!!


And just because…… I’m posting my favorite of the shoot just one more time!

SO much fun!!!!! More to come. xoxo

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Bloomin’ Baby!

I absolutely could not resist a sneak peek from this afternoons family shoot in Oz Park.  Have I mentioned how much I love working with families?!?!??! This mama is always the one behind the camera, so her amazing husband treated her to some time with me so she could have some shots with her beautiful baby daughter.  There are SO many more amazing photos to come, but I absolutely HAD to share this one with all of you on this beautiful afternoon! Enjoy!


More to come!!!! xoxo

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Hello Baby!!!

So, I’m packing my bags…getting ready for another wedding shoot and I get that exciting call from one of my fav clients that the moment is finally here! She’s going into labor and she’ll need me at the hospital soon to capture her little guys first moments.  I cannot tell you the joy I feel when I get this phone call, not only because there’s a new beautiful baby making his way into the world, but because this amazing mama chose ME to capture these first moments.  I’m always so insanely humbled that I am not only chosen to capture these moments, but that I get to do something that brings me so much joy every single day.  So, here are some of my absolute favs!!! I can’t wait to share more of this beautiful family!!!

How handsome is this little guy?!?!



I think the person MOST excited to meet him was his beautiful big sister!!!!


How sweet is this family?!?!


And finally….one of my absolute favorites…. a proud, and amazing mother and her babies….


This woman never ceases to amaze me…. she was born to be the most amazing mother!  From the moment I walked in the hospital room she was up, moving around, taking care of her daughter and her new beautiful son.  I truly hope I’m half the amazing mother that she is.  I cannot wait to see these little ones grow up through the lens!

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Happy New Year, Happy Baby!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I can’t believe 2012 is behind us and we are onto 2013!  Crazy how the time flies! I was happy to ring in the new year with this adorable family.  You may recognize them as they were featured in a “Marvelous Mama Session” blog post this past summer.  Well, their beautiful angel is finally here and I was delighted to capture some amazing moments with this fun family.  Here are a few of my favs!


I’m beyond excited for our next session!  This family is fun, hip and absolutely adorable and I just can’t get enough of them.  Stay tuned for more!

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Baby Ballerina….

This shoot was just WAAAAYYY too fun!!! I’ve mentioned in a past blog post that this baby is particularly special because her mother is an amazing woman that I grew up with.  I don’t even know where the time has gone, that we are now at a point in our lives where many of us are having children of our own.  I hope to enjoy parenthood someday as much as this beautiful mama does.  When I found out that we were working with a tutu for this shoot I could not be more excited.  One of my favorite photos of ALL time is Marilyn Monroe in a ballerina tutu.  Though this beautiful baby is much younger than the iconic Marilyn, I couldn’t help but want to bring out the same feeling in this little girls photos.  After all, what little girl doesn’t think about being a beautiful ballerina at some point?!?!  Whether you’re the next Marilyn, or a beautiful little girl just beginning your life in this world, you can’t help but LOVE the tutu….  SO!!! Without further adieu… The Marilyn photo that inspired me:


And our PERFECT baby ballerina…..


As you can see, this little cutie is a natural in front of the camera….. just like the beautiful, iconic Marilyn Monroe.  I absolutely cannot wait to see her grow into an adorable toddler, then kid and eventually into the stunning woman she’s destined to be.  Until then…..

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Merry Christmas, Baby!!!!

I can’t believe it!!!! It’s the holidays, and 2012 is coming to an end.  What an AMAZING year!!!  What better way to round up the year then some adorable babies kindly posing for Christmas photos?  Here are a few of my fav’s from my holiday shoots!

Let’s start with this cutie!!!! She’s named after my favorite city in the world, so I knew right off the bat it was bound to be an amazing session!!!


And this next cutie was just too sweet! More will be coming of this little one in another blog post.  She was particularly special since her mom and I had grown up as kids.  I can’t wait to see this beautiful baby in the years to come!


And finally…. my most favorite baby of all time!!!!! My beautiful and perfect nephew…. little does he know, but this is only just the beginning! He’s too wonderful for me not to have my big camera in his face every time I see him.  This little boy is so special to me, there are truly no words.


That last photo is literally one of my most favorite of ALL time!!!!!

I can’t believe it, but it is that time of year!  I’m wishing all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year!!!! xoxo

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Fall Leaves & The Sweetest Kids Ever!

This will not be the last time you see these beautiful children on my blog…. Their mom is the most incredible woman!  A nurse at a very busy hospital, she has not only taken care of both of my sisters after they gave birth to their children, but she also works closely with my Dad who is a physician in the same hospital.  The woman holds a very special place in my family’s heart, and as such, I am always so honored when she affords me the opportunity to capture her beautiful children.  They are beyond sweet, and as you will see, could be models for baby Gap in a heartbeat! LOVE THEM!!!!! And LOVE their photos…..

Let’s start with big brother, Alex!!!!

And how cute is his little sister?!?!?

And last but not least…. the sweetest pic of brother and sister!   I can honestly say I’ve never seen a brother be more sweeter to his little sister.  I just love these two!!

I cannot wait until Spring when I may have the opportunity to capture these two yet again!  Till next time….

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