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A Darling Diva & Her Own Personal Photographer…

So, part of being a photographer means that my family knows that they get the best photos when it comes to the kids, family events, special moments and just plain hanging out on a Sunday.  The last time I was hanging with the fam, I happened to have my camera from a shoot earlier that day.  So, when I showed up to my parents and my niece was there looking positively adorable I couldn’t help but break out the camera and see what we could get!  What truly brought me joy this time, though, was that she asked if she could shoot photos with my camera.  Never mind that this camera literally weighs as much as she does and is at least as big as her head!  So what that I was holding a small fortune worth of equipment in my hand? How could I say no to that sweet face?!?!  So, I made her a deal…. if she went outside, played and had fun so I could get some awesome photos for mommy and daddy, her and I would sit together and take some really cool photos.  Was it a deal? IT WAS A DEAL!!!!!  So, let’s see how badly she wanted to take photos with my camera…. We’ll start with my personal favorite….


And it doesn’t end there…. she keeps hammin’ it up for me so she has a chance to shoot this amazing camera with the coolest auntie in all the world!


I know i’m biased but seriously, could that face be any more adorable?!?!?!?


And the happy dance continues….


And last but not least….. the photo that Addison got with her Auntie CiCi?!?!?!?!


Literally one of my favorites of ALL TIME!!!!! I will never forget this moment with my beautiful niece.  My heart is still alive with joy that she wanted to take photos just like her Auntie CiCi.  I hope that I can show her how much joy there is to be had not just in front of the lens, but behind it as well.  This is a moment I will not soon forget…. xoxo

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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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A Tornado Couldn’t Stop This Shoot!

As I do more shoots, I find that there are bound to be challenges that come up whereby I need to be creative in finding a way to overcome them.  This shoot was no exception!  I was about half way through my shoot with this family when the worlds worst weather rolled in out of nowhere!  Lucky for us, we were able to avoid it, but after everything was said and done, trees were down, cars were destroyed and power was out for four days!!!!!  Needless to say, we were not deterred and found another time to get back out there and finish what we started after the rude interruption from mother nature.  Here are a few of my favorites of this beautiful family:

This first one is just my absolute favorite of the ENTIRE shoot!  I was amazed at how great this little guy was in cooperating with us to get these shots! What a trooper!!!

And here are a few more of my favorites of this adorable little guy:

And a few more of this cutie with his mom and dad….

And finally, a few of my favorites of this entire family…..

At the end of the day, this truly turned out to be an amazing shoot.  I went to high school with this beautiful mama and I just cannot believe how fast time flies and how quickly we all are getting older.  I’m so excited to see this family grow through the lens in the years ahead!

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All American…

When we think of holidays, we often think of spending time with our families, so what better time than the 4th of July to post a few of my favorites from a beautiful family session over the weekend.  This family is truly a picture of the American dream…. a husband and wife who love each other, a beautiful baby boy and a wonderful home in a safe suburb where people actually say hello when they pass you on the street.  The only bummer about this shoot was that it was cut short by a tornado like storm that blew through the area knocking out trees and power to homes for days.  Needless to say, I’m excited to finish what we started when I see them later again this month.  In the mean time, here is a sneak peek of a few of my favorites….

How amazingly adorable is their little boy!?!?!??

And last but not least…. the beautiful family!  Stay tuned for round two!!!

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Beautiful Day With A Beautiful Family!

This week I had the awesome experience of photographing one of the most wonderful families!  This mom is one incredible woman! Being the mom of a special needs child and a two year old is not an easy task, but this beautiful lady takes it on with such ease and grace.  At one point during the shoot, she blurted out with absolute joy, “I love my children!!!!!”  It put the biggest smile on my face.  Here are a few of my favorites from this shoot.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with this family and look forward to watching these little ones grow up through the lens!

These family photos were some of my absolute favorites! They are all so close and you can really feel that just spending time with them.

This little boy absolutely amazed me!  There were so many times you could just see that wonderful smile come through, and you knew he was so happy to be having such a fun time with us.

This little girl was just too cute! She reminded me so much of my niece….

What an amazing day!  I am again reminded of why I love my job so very much…. I have the very best clients! How many people can say they get to work with smiling faces all day?  Not many!  I am so very fortunate to be one of the people that does.

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Family Fun At The Park!

I ended last week in the best way possible…. doing a family shoot with one of my favorite clients!!!!  She was my first client ever back when I opened CiCi Pictures, and I just adore her!  When she asked me to photograph her entire family, I couldn’t have been more excited at the opportunity.  They are one of the greatest families you’ll ever meet…. kind, fun, caring and so loving!  The kids were great and despite the overcast day, we had a blast at the local park.  Here’s a sneak peek of some of my most favorite shots:

My friend and her husband are just too cute!

The tunnel at the playground proved to be a great place to capture shots.  The kids loved it!  I could have stayed there all day!!!  There were tons of shots I loved from the tunnel, so it was insanely hard to pick some favorites, but these two were definitely at the top of the list!

I just loved this photo…. it reminded me of being little.  It’s that time in your life when your parents are the best in the entire world and you just can’t hold on tight enough.  I still hold onto my parents this tight when I hug them.  Your parents are the most special people in this world, and there’s just no substitute.  I feel lucky every day to have the best parents in the world!

Finally, the big family shot!  While we took lots of great shots with the entire family, this one is my favorite! It’s just so much fun and you get the opportunity to see the personality really come out in this family.  They were all so wonderful to work with and I hope to have the opportunity to continue to photograph them all in the future.  I’m so thankful for such amazing clients and such a special Sunday afternoon!

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Man’s Best Friend!

Every so often I get the privilege of doing a shoot for the family pet.  This last shoot with Jack the Dog was exceptional and so much fun to shoot!  This is the most loving, caring dog in the world and in spending just two minutes with him you can see that the love he has for his family is unparalleled.  Here are some of my favorites from the shoot!

After running around with a frisbee, Jack finally stopped for a break.  I love that something as simple as a frisbee could make this animal so happy….if only humans were that easy to please!

Not only is this dog adorable, but he knows how to smile for the camera!!!! LOVED that he smiled back at us after a few throws of the frisbee.  This is the happiest dog I’ve ever met and he shows it right on his face!

We finally made it inside after some crazy moments with the frisbee.  Jack is still smiling and still happy to pose for me, thankfully! What a trooper!

And after a rest, he’s ready to go back out there! I loved the way he looked at his owner as if to beg him to please keep playing and having fun.  He truly is this man’s best friend and I was so happy to capture moments that will be remembered forever….

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