Category: Family Photography

Sarah and Tim have four amazing children.  Today they celebrated Ben’s 6th birthday.  It was like any other birthday — donuts for breakfast, stories about the birthday boy, a dinosaur cake with candles, singing, lots of playing and family time. But Benny is not like any other child.  He died when he was only 7 days old. The …

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Parenting two young kids is hard enough on a good day.  Try doing it as a newly solo parent and a brand new job with demanding hours. Valor handles it all with grace. We set out to document this new start in their lives with a relaxed Saturday morning.  Pancakes, a bike ride, jumping, books, violin, dancing …

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Do you ever get that feeling that life changes too quickly?  That you close your eyes one minute and the next everything is different? Despite super busy work lives, Nikki and Tim squeeze fun out of every minute.  Now life is about to change.  Nikki and Tim will soon be outnumbered. I spent the morning …

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Jessica and Kris waited a long time for a child. When they couldn’t have a biological child, they pinned hopes to an international adoption.  But then, after lots of waiting, three different countries closed to new adoptions. So they warmed to the idea of an open domestic adoption and began working with a local agency.  On a whim, …

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After two little girls, this family swore they were done.  Life was good.  They were in a good rhythm.  Brinnon and Sylvie were no longer napping, and at ages 9 and 5 the family could go on big adventures together.  Both girls went with Courtney to the school that she helped to start.  The family bought a …

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It shouldn’t surprise me anymore, yet it still catches me off guard every time.  I fall in love with each family I photograph. A day in the life session is not like every other photography experience.  I’m in your home enjoying my time with you.  I’m talking and learning about your lives and making jokes. …

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Day in the Life photography gives you something you can’t get in a 1 hour photoshoot.  In fact, it gives you 4-12 more hours of things you can’t get in a 1 hour shoot. I spend 5 hours with you over the course of a morning and document all the love in …

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Have you ever wondered what activities make for a good “Day in the Life” family photography session?  I get this question a lot.  Ask the Kotch family.  They have it figured out. I spent a Saturday morning with them while they did their thing.  Nothing big and grand; just a typical Saturday.  But what made this …

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Many days I think “survival” is a more apt descriptor of parenthood when you have a toddler and an infant at home.  It’s no joke having kids.  They keep you really busy.  For example, here are some common scenarios at my house these days: When I have just sat down to the table for dinner after running …

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The idea of being photographed for a day, or even half a day, can be daunting.  But as the Hersrud family found out, the experience wasn’t as scary as it initially seemed.  Since I spend time getting to know you as I’m taking pictures, it pretty quickly feels like I’m just a friend hanging out …

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