the mccabes: newborn and family.

I adore this family. I've been photographing them for the past two years, and I was thrilled to have the chance to document the newest addition to the family, baby Claire. 

I loved watching Liam play and talk about how he wants "new golf clubs" for Christmas, Claire slept like a little angel the whole time, and Andrew and Katie are always so wonderful to be around. What a joy to be a very small part of such a wonderful family!

Thank you again McCabe family for choosing me. It is definitely an honor to be trusted with such sacred memories. I hope your holiday season is full of good sleep and grace as you navigate this new world affectionately known as "two under two." 


the caldwells: newborn and family.

When I walked into the Caldwell's home, I knew immediately that we were going to have a great morning together. They were kind and easy going and just a joy to be around. West loved sticking his tongue out at the camera and wanted to show me his books, baby Levi was sweet and cuddly and only needed a little food every once in awhile to be happy and content, and Megan and Robbie love each other and their little boys with such tenderness. They are the good ones.

I loved the opportunity to spend the morning with this family, and I hope these photos express the deep love they share for each other. Parenting in the early days is such hard work, and it can be easy to forget how precious these moments are. I hope these photos serve as a reminder that yes, these days were hard, but they were also good. So very good.

Thank you Caldwells for inviting me into your home and trusting me to document such an important time in your lives. Your boys are so very lucky to have you.


the vardals: newborn and family.

This is the third time I've had the honor and privilege of photographing the Vardal family. First, for their engagement, second, after their first son was born, and now after their second son was born. Few things are better than a family who trusts me to document their lives over the years.

Callie and Dean are superheroes for parenting in the "two under two" category IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING HOUSES. I think that just might qualify them for a certain level of sainthood, and after spending the afternoon with them, I definitely think they qualify. 

It was wonderful to see them again, along with Alex who I had seen last when he was just a baby, Xena, the lovable pup who always steals the show, and their newest addition Will who was so good and slept for most of the time I was there. Life for the Vardals is full and all the best kinds of crazy.

Thank you again for welcoming me into your home. The pleasure was all mine.


the chilimindris family: newborn.

Phil and Nikki welcomed their first baby, Jaxson Chilimindris at the beginning of May when he decided to make his appearance a few weeks early. I guess it's not exactly accurate to say that he is their first baby though, seeing as their dog Felix is definitely an integral member of the family and a protective and loving older brother.

I had the pleasure of meeting all of them at their home a couple of weeks ago, and I was so impressed with how calm and content Jaxson was the whole time I was there. He is such a wonderful baby, and Nikki and Phil are already dominating this whole parenting gig,

Thank you again Chilimindris for welcoming me into your home and choosing me to photograph this beautifully sacred time in the life of your family. It is an honor I don't take lightly, and I hope these photographs remind you of the depth of love that you share.