Monday, November 29, 2010

The Barthels

I had the pleasure of spending some time today with Fred, Tara and their two sweet little girls; Sophia and Ella.  I was greeted with the nostalgic smells of holiday baking and was even sent home with chocolate-covered pretzels!  Generally speaking, I have a difficult time getting into the Holiday Spirit.  Christmas season stresses me out, I tend to get on board last minute.  But at the Barthel's, Christmas was in full-swing and somewhat irresistible with the smells of ginger-bread, Christmas lights and the snow softly falling outside.  Yep, I believe the Barthel family is personally responsible for moving  me a full five notches closer to feeling the joy of the season.  Thanks for that ;)
I should also mention, Tara is a talented author and you can check out her work here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

tagged; inspirational

Sometimes I go looking for inspiration, other times inspiration finds me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kevin and Brenna


You are such a great couple.  I've really enjoyed getting to know you and I am especially excited to shoot your 
wedding next year.                                          

ps. Sweater, what sweater?

Monday, November 8, 2010


Here are a few images from a shoot with Raven.  Our time was cut a little short so we'll be shooting again soon, I am very much looking forward to it.

Robbert and Shayla

I can't tell you how great it is to see a man smitten over his son before he can even lay eyes on him.   Shayla said that her son responded a lot to his daddy's voice.  I was excited to deliver Shayla's pictures, but was upstaged by her delivery:)  I felt honored to be among the first to hold little Christian on his first full day of life.  While at the hospital,  I also got to see some more friends who had just delivered a baby boy.   There was baby-holding and there was picture-taking.  I think my camera may still carry that new-baby-smell:)