Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I had the pleasure of working with this cute little guy today that they call "bear", how cute is that. He is so lucky to have such a wonderful grandma who drives the bus for my little Naomi in preschool. All three of my girls have enjoyed her so much over the years.

Newborn sessions are so much fun, I love how they always surprise you at the end and fall asleep. Here are a few shots from today.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Birth Announcement

I just had to post a picture of my friend's birth announcement that we just put together on Friday night. I LOVE it, it is my favorite! We shot this on my daughters bed. Olivia wants me to repaint her room and make it look like a big girl room, but it's so hard to see her grow up and I love to use it for photographing newborns.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More newborn pics

I just had to add a couple more newborn shots, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I just love to hold and snuggle them.


Here is an image from last week that I just love. This is why I keep getting pregnant. ;)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Exciting News

So I have been the worst blogger ever, but I do have an excuse. We recently found out we were pregnant with baby #4 and have been extremely excited and I have been feeling less than wonderful. Our newest addition is due July 1st so it will be a fun summer. We have been talking about this all summer and decided to wait until fall to start trying, wow that went fast. Now we are coming into the Christmas season and I have been busier than ever taking family pictures and printing Christmas cards.

I am attaching a new picture I took of Sophia this weekend, she is so super cute. Here mommy and daddy are so very blessed to have her!!
Many blessings to you and your families!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Naomi's first day of school

Ok, so how could I not share this one of Naomi getting on the bus. I can't believe my little 3 year old is going to school and riding the bus. She loves it so much!! She has the most wonderful teacher and bus driver, we are so very blessed!

Beautiful Gianna

How I just love to photograph little Gianna. She is so cute, I joked with Nancy her mom that she could look like my little girl with all that dark hair! Where do all my girls get such light hair? LOL. It's amazing to see how far Gianna has come, she used to be such a little peanut and now she is growing up so quickly.


Here is pretty little Gracyn that just turned "1". We actually took a couple bites of her cake when she was done. It was quite nummy!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


So I came for a reality check today...met with a client and I have a senior session tommorow. It's always hard to come back home from the cottage since we have been having so much fun as a family this summer! This is the BEST summer we have ever had. Last year was really tough for us and we learned a LOT. I have learned that my little girls are growing up so fast and I want to be here for every moment that is quickly passing by. I learned that money does not buy you time or make your family any happier. We were so busy in the past and I feel terrible that my girls had to hear "just a minute" or "mommy's working" so many times. I missed a lot and it was not worth it. This year we are spending a lot of time swimming in the lake, playing on the slip and slide and eating a LOT of ice-cream. I need to keep on swimming after all the ice cream I have been consuming.

In just a few short weeks the girls will be back in school and I will have free time to myself. Honestly, I am sad about it. I could never home school because I would be teaching how to play outside and how to get a great tan. They wouldn't get too far with that. Until then we are going to have as much fun as possible!!!

Here are some pictures of a cute little boy that I was able to photograph last week. He has such georgous eyes, I just love them!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Here are a few shots from todays shoots. Wonderful lighting!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Loves me Knot

Loves me Knot

Today the girls and I ventured out in the sprinkling rain to shoot the new fall line for Loves me Knot boutique. I love these colors. Enjoy peeking.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back from vacation

Oh goodness summer is flying by. We have been on vacation for the last 10 days and today I am back in the real world scrubbing floors and trying to keep this house clean. Honestly I started putting some of the Barbies and other toys in boxes, I just can't keep up with the mess!! I love going to our small cottage. It takes minutes to clean the place because there is not much to it.

Here are some images that I shot of Naomi for a boutique. I love the fabric in this dress, I would love to have curtains made out of it. LOL! Lots of shoots coming up this week, I will post more later!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Rocks!

I just LOVE summer!! We spend most of the year counting down the days to summer and once it gets here we fill up all of our days with so much STUFF that before we know it, it's gone. This has been such a wonderful summer for our family. I decided to schedule my calendar with lots of family time. I love being able to swim in the lake and not worry about having 50 other things to do. I have learned not to worry and that my house will be clean "some day".
We pulled our calendars out the other day to plan a couple of fun family events and realized that we have things going on up until school starts. Also, my August shooting schedule is almost booked up. How crazy is that? Once again I sit here wondering "where did time go". I am thinking of heading to Sheboygan tommorow for the day to relax at the big beach on Lake Michigan with the girlies. They love to play in the sand and I am afraid if I blink my eyes they may be back in school again. Yikes!! I have been proofing some sessions over the last couple of days and I will post some of my recent pictures for you to enjoy. Please let me know which ones are your favorites. ;)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Here is a pretty picture of Kaia from tonights shoot. She is such a little peanut with a beautiful smile. I just had to share this one as I am working on her session right now.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Charlie and Harris's big brother came into town today so we needed to capture some images of his visit.

We are just heading out of town to the cottage to do some more relaxing. I hope Mr. Sunshine blesses us with his prescence soon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is one of my favorite pictures of Sophia from this weekend. This was a fun shoot that we did at our cottage on her mommy's birthday this past weekend. She is such a little sweetheart. My girls would like to have her as a little sister because they love her so much!! Just look at how beautiful her eyes are.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer days

I just got back from the cottage tonight and back to reality. I have sessions to proof and orders to place. I decided to take a whole week with the girls and spend our summer days playing in the lake. It was wonderful and a little tough to come home today especially since it was 90 degrees when we left. We had a great time and am looking forward to doing more of that this summer. I am scheduling my days so that when I work I really WORK!! I am going to make my work days full and play hard on the other days. Enjoy summer!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

They grow up too fast

I am sitting here in the studio looking at old pictures of my girls just thinking about how fast time is going by. I can't believe that my baby is going to be 3 years old next month. I love to see them grow, but it also makes me a bit sad. I love to hold my babies in my arms and wish it could last forever.

I remember so many nights lifting the girls out of their cribs just holding them and having tears roll down my cheeks because I was so thankful for them. It's getting a little bit harder to hold them on the rocking chair since their legs go over the edge, but I am still able to snuggle them in their beds. I have decided that I am going to spend more time with them and watch them grow. In years past I worked so much and am now realizing that is not what's important. The more I worked, the more stuff I would end up buying and the "stuff" never made me happy. My family is what makes me happy. I am so glad that Rich found his niche in real estate, he loves to help people and we love having him around home more often. We realized that it is not worth it to work your life away - for what? A big fat paycheck that get's spent on more "stuff"?

I love to sit back and look at all the pictures of the girls (and I have a LOT). I have never regretted taking too many, because they change so quickly. One bit of advice I have is Print them out!!! Don't let them sit on your computer because you never know when it is going to crash, or you may forget about those pictures.

It's funny when someone tells you to enjoy your children now because they grow up fast and you kind of smile and them and say "ok". until one day it hits you that "oh, my gosh"!! Where has time gone? Why didn't I enjoy them more????

Hug your babies today before they are too big!!



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nautical Naomi

When I put this outfit on Naomi I realized that it is not going to fit much longer. It is supposed to be a 3/4 sleeve, but soon her belly will be hanging out. (not as attractive on a 2 year old) I just love this cute nautical look so we hopped in the car and drove down to the marina. Each year I like to change my pictures up a bit so we found a new boat to use as our backdrop. I really like the blue color and goes quite nicely with her seahorse. I can't believe my baby is going to be "3" this summer.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Here are a couple of shots from sweet little Harris today. He does make me want to have a little boy. ;0

My addiction

Ok, so seriously I think I have an addiction to taking pictures! I just can't stop. I will be driving home after picking up Olivia from school and just pull the car over because I see a fun location. I look in the backseat to see who has the cutest outfit. It usually has a few stains and wrinkles, but that's ok!! Here are a few from the week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beach Shots

Here are a couple more shots of Charlie an Harris. I thought this would make a great greeting card. You can just see the love between the two of them.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Charlie & Harris

We had so much fun getting out of town yesterday shooting these pictures of Charlie and Harris. It was great getting away from the lake flies and even more fun playing the boys and taking pictures of them. This is one of my favorite shots of the two of them together. Don't you just want to give them a big hug!