Sunday, June 27, 2010

Julian is one!

Yesterday I met up with newly one year old Julian and his parents at Forest Park to capture this special time in his life! Julian is a friend of the last one year old I shot...I love referrals! Thank you!

It was such a hot, humid morning, but that's typical St. Louis, I suppose. I love the colorful balloons Eli brought for their session.

This might be my favorite...

Isn't this tree fun?!

I think Julian's favorite part of the morning had to be splashing in the water and playing on the playground!

Smiling at his mommy!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And his momma thought I didn't get any pictures of him smiling...

This little guy was not too sure about the heat or the grass this morning...BUT here he is smiling anyway!! What a cute little guy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The E Family

After having to cancel TWICE this spring due to rainstorms, we finally got our session in! We met up at Tower Grove Park last Saturday. I have to say...I always get a little nervous for family sessions with young kids. Mainly because I know what my two children are like! But these three girls were a breeze to shoot and so cute together! And I loved the shirts their mom got for our session!

Enjoy the sneak peek...

Friday, June 11, 2010

Catching up

While I was in Colorado, it was great to catch up with old friends. And this family was very dear to us! I had photographed members of the family before (Daniela's senior pictures and Alex's first communion), but this was the first time I got to shoot the whole family.

Hope you guys like them! It was so great to see you again!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The importance of FAMILY

My 89 year old grandmother passed away a week ago. Actually, she would have been 89 on our shared birthday in August. We are rejoicing that she is in heaven now, but also wanting to remember her life. The day after she was put on hospice, two of my cousins and I went through book after book, carousel after carousel of slides, and put together a slideshow of her life. That slideshow, that collection of the moments in her life, has brought me to tears almost every time I've watched it.

Some of the pictures that I love the most are the group shots of the 19 of us cousins with our grandparents throughout the years. It couldn't have alwasy been fun to make us take those pictures, but I'm so thankful that they did.

This family below was gathered together for a special occasion, celebrating the graduation of one its members. I truly hope that they will treasure these pictures someday like I treasure those of my family!