I thought my little sis couldn’t get prettier, but now she’s expecting her first babe and there’s something so beautiful, so womanly about her, with her husband’s hands on that bump… I loved capturing the quiet happiness in this season of waiting.

Lydia & Elliot you are super blessed, and already great parents!  🙂 One proud auntie can’t WAIT to meet Baby J come December!!



Every year I get sappy and inspired changing it up for a few days of family mini sessions, and this year was one of the best!  Happy kids and good weather (after avoiding the 90’s forecasted for one of our original session days!), and clients who trust my vision that candid can be even better than posed.   Who let me in to their little corner of the world with the people they care about most.  I need to get my own little family in for a mini!!

Minis also let me see repeat clients I might not otherwise have time for in the middle of wedding season.  As a huge fan of finding the everyday beauty in the chaos of raising kids, I love watching families grow and couples grow together as parents!  Every one of these stories, even with only 30 minutes behind the lens, was full of spunky characters, love, mischief, adventure and happily ever afters.   Here are just a few of the families that came out this year; hope you enjoy these previews and glowy fall light as much as I did!


On another sunny fall day, Ali & Adam had photos after their wedding at a lake park on the Eastside.  Ali this year you might be a little rounder but no less happy to be hanging out in the leaves with your dashing hubby, the next Ward adventure snuggled under your ribs.  🙂  I love watching my wedding couples embark on the journey of parenthood, and not gonna lie I’m already super excited to get a tiny explorer in front of my camera the next time fall hits the lakefront!  But first things first, this baby is already surrounded by a lot of love.  Ali & Adam make having a baby with your best friend look pretty dreamy, and really isn’t that what it is?  A dream come true.  Can’t wait to see these arms filled with some cuddly, soft, newborn sweetness come November.  Congrats you two!  Baby Ward, you make Mama look goooood!

As if Baby wasn’t already the star of this show, he/she was moving around in these last few frames.  Those kicks are amazing, and make it seem that much more real for both parents.  🙂

  • September 25, 2017 - 4:34 am

    LouLou - These photos are amazing! There’s so much feelings and charm. Great work, honestly..ReplyCancel

Two years ago my friends welcomed a teeny tiny preemie and every prayer was answered as he grew into the cutest, spunkiest little boy.  Oscar is definitely a man on the move and after coffee on the porch (because of COURSE), we captured his favorite activities/toys at this age.  Can Snaps and a Kitchen Aid be toys??  🙂 Ben & Renee, your every-day-happy kept me smiling behind the camera all morning long.  Thank you for letting me chase the smallest grocery cart around your neighborhood, documenting those dimples and the love you three share.





  • September 1, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Renee Pappalardo - These are amazing – thank you so much for spending the morning with us!ReplyCancel

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