one month.

my sweet girl turned one month old over the weekend. Can’t believe how fast that went. Can we just slow it all down a bit please?

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Liv.

This post is long overdue, but on October 3rd after a long, grueling one hour labor (hehe), Olivia Lee was born at 8:41 in the morning at 7lbs 7oz and 20.25” long. This beautiful baby girl has been such a wonderful addition to our lives. Can’t wait to watch her grow up. Love you more than you know, sweet Liv.

Here is a collection of all of the monthly shots I took throughout my pregnancy with Liv starting at 8 weeks, as well as her first newborn photos!

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baby Al

My coworker came back from maternity leave this past week, and I got to go spend some time with them over the weekend and snap some photos of baby Allison, who I can’t believe is already almost 3 months old! She was such a ham for the camera, she loved it! Until the end, when she was just ready to take a nap. Can you blame her though? It’s tough work being a model!

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32 weeks.

Yours truly at 32 weeks… just 8 weeks to go. Not going to lie, that feels like an eternity. So ready to meet my baby gir!

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sgt. zachary fisher.

Two years ago my cousin Zack made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in Afghanistan. When my aunt and uncle approached me asking if i would paint a portrait of him in his memory, i was extremely honored. They wanted him to appear in his army fatigues with his beloved maroon beret, but i know that even more than those details, they wanted his vibrant personality captured. I cannot even begin to imagine what they have endured these past years, but I hope when they look at this painting, it brings them even the smallest comfort.

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For anyone curious, here is the original photo they asked me to paint:

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lynette.

This session was so much fun for me for a lot of reasons. One, Lynette and I have been pals since the third grade, so I was super excited to be able to photograph her first pregnancy. Two, she lives in the middle of the country so I knew I’d have tons of great scenery. Most of these were taken right in her front yard. Three, she is the CUTEST pregnant woman ever. Don’t worry ladies, I told her several times how much I loathed her for that fact. ;) She was a trooper and up for just about anything (laying on the ground, standing in overgrown grass, dealing with 100+ degree temperatures, bugs, agreeing to my request of posing in a bikini…while pregnant. etc). We had a great time, and I can’t wait to meet her little guy!

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seventeen weeks

Now that i’m starting to get a real bump, i figured it was time for a real session. So here baby #2 and myself are at 17 weeks! Just a *few* weeks shy of halfway and there is lots of exciting stuff to come—we find out the gender in 12 days and can’t wait! (even though we are like 150% sure it’s going to be another boy). ;)

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davis family

Only this mom and I could throw together a last minute impromptu photoshoot with a family of seven and have it actually work out! I love photographing them, there is *definitely* no shortage of entertainment during our shoots. If I remember correctly, at one point I was photographing one of the kids, while three others were standing on a bench right beside me singing and performing a perfectly choreographed dance number. :) Loving all the pretty fall colors here and all that golden fall light…savoring the last few bits of it before we settle into our 5 thousand months of winter.

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quinn & evy.

Ok, i don’t know if it really counts as a sneak peek if its almost all of the photos from the session, but i just couldn’t narrow it down to only post a few because I love them all too much! I’ve known this family for quite awhile, I worked with dad for a long time, so this photoshoot was extra fun for me. Plus, we are all *pretty* sure that Quinn (with the pigtails) is going to marry my son Jack. Like 90% sure. They just don’t know it yet.

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isaac & audrey

Remember this post? Feels like just yesterday doesn’t it? I couldn’t believe it when her mom contacted me to do 8 month photos! Time goes by so quickly, and tiny newborn Audrey isn’t so little anymore! This is the 3rd time i have done photos for this lovely family, and they were just as much fun to photograph this time around as ever. Here are a few shots from our session, hope you enjoy!

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My love of the arts has been evolving since I was two years old when my grandmother taught me how to draw a simple little face. What began as crayons and finger paint eventually grew into pencils, charcoal, oil paints and Photoshop. I've always known I was going to be an artist. There was never anything else I wanted to do. I am very passionate about my work, and totally, completely, wholeheartedly in love with what I do. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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