Hardwick family

today i got to shoot this extended family! what a treat!

baby Colter

two babies in one day! i may be the luckiest girl in the world! and to top it all off, Colter has the most awesome hair in history!!!

he was pretty good the whole time. but i really love this shot. am i a sadist?

baby Kate

this little girl is number SIX in her family!!! i was lucky enough to grab some shots of her just before she was two weeks old. at that age, you can usually count on some cute sleepy-time. (unless your baby's last name is Earl, then you must become a photographer and always be at the ready.) but i digress. have a look at baby Kate!big sister was such a patient helper!

a Workshop: Tonya Joy!

while in California, i was lucky enough to be able to attend this:
a photography workshop taught by my dear friend, and inspiration Tonya Joy!
i learned so much and was able to participate in 2 awesome styled shoots! one "bridal":

one family:

it was so much fun! i've been so busy editing weddings and working with "real" clients, that i haven't even had a chance to play with these photos. i love them straight out of camera. what a fun day! thanks Tonya!

baby Owen

you may remember my dear friend Chelsea. well, baby Owen made his debut on March 5th. and i didn't get to meet him until this trip! urg, why can't California and Arizona merge into one mega utopia? anyway, here he is in all of his adorable awesomeness. and here is my sweet friend, a wonderful mother:
um, do babies even get more beautiful than this?

i love the way he's looking at his mom here. the connection babies have to moms is like no other. it's time's like these when you actually catch a rare glimmer of appreciation from a child. like he's saying, "oh hey, thanks for doing every single thing in my life for me!"
it was beyond a pleasure meeting your son. i wish we lived closer so we could be stroller and photography buddies. i have so much fun hanging out with you, it just makes me wish we had more time together. Owen is a dream baby. so beautiful and so mellow and friendly. surely you lead a charmed life. i can't wait to come back and see you and your little family all moved in to the new house! thank you for being a friend!

senior 2010: Collier

i love seniors! (especially this one, he's my brother!) it's such a fun time, entering a new stage of life, preparing for your future! documenting someone on the brink of the rest of their life is about where they are, and where they're going. this young man, is going far!


in California, i was privileged to photograph my baby brother at his senior prom!!! he has a beautiful and more importantly nice girlfriend,

and super nice friends.

glad you guys had fun!