Mighty Fiona

This marked my second year of mini sessions with repeat clients and wonderful new families to capture. Dear friends joined in for the deal and due to horrendous weather and a young baby, I made way to their home for a cozy, home-based photoshoot.

Meet Fiona, an old soul, with wonderfully kind and adoring parents. She's healthy and happy with the ability to look straight down the barrel of my lens and into my soul.

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Miss Fiona is due to have surgery next month. The plates of her skull have fused in places that could create pressure in her brain, delays in development, and potential disabilities that could alter her quality of life. She has an extremely rare condition called craniosynostosis that was discovered after a co-worker recognized the physical signs in photos Fiona's mother, Erin, was sharing. Thanks to this serendipitous warning, they were able to pursue the necessary steps to give Fiona every fighting chance to lead a healthy life. Now, they stoicly await a surgery that would scare the hell out of any new parent.

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Fiona will be fine. She's mighty. I see it in her eyes- as though many lives have already been lived, and so many lessons are awaiting the words to share and enlighten. The love this family has inspires me deeply. My heart is with them.

For more information on craniosynostosis, please click the link.

Becky + Eli...

Becky and Eli are lovely, laid back people with a gorgeous sense of style! They're both architects with a love for clean lines and white spaces. With a baby due any moment, they invited me to join them on a rainy day at their home.


Joining the Village that "It Takes..."

When friends have babies and you don't have children, there's a part of you that feels as though your relationship will change forever. After trying for several years with devastating results and now triumph, my friends Ethan and Rebecca finally have baby Lowell. I had the opportunity to meet him 3 days after he was born and I instantly fell into his spell. He's more baby bird than human with delicate and long appendages, arms ready for flight. He was three weeks early, ready to take on this world with strong and very capable parents at his side. He is the gessoed canvas of Ethan and Rebecca's life-altering masterpiece. Already, after having two meetings with the family in entirety, I can confirm that our relationship has changed- There is even more to love, more to inspire, more play, more care in my words and actions, more support, and more determination- as a member of this child's community- to ensure he has all of the opportunities to become the best person he can be.