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{simple truths} Natural Lifestyle Children’s Photography

Simple truths. This incredible time in your life is fleeting. The moments are vivid and the emotions are pure. There is nothing like it and once it is gone you will have these. Images. Images of the simple life that once was. When they were babes and you shared little moments. Moments like these. mahon

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{Winter Sunshine} Natural Lifestyle Family Portraits

Meet this beautiful family. We met the sunrise on a gorgeous winter morning and discovered a  few things.  Chilly winter mornings cause serious runny noses. Pulling wagons bring out big smiles. Trampolines make everyone happy. And this family loves each other very much.  Oh…and I love my job. I discover that last one each and every time I go out and shoot.


{afternoon joys} lifestyle family portraits . yountville


These two adorable children are always such a joy! I was cracking up when little L was trying to out pose his big sister and when she boldly marched through tall grasses to be the first to the river. (Don’t let her sweet face fool you – she is one competent adventuresome little girl..that’s my kind of client!) We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful Napa Valley evening & explored to find some great locations. Our fantastic shoot was completed by dinner with both our families such a delight!

{…and then there were children} family portraits . sonoma

One of the best parts of having friends is sharing parenthood with them. These two families gathered for a family vacation in Sonoma and their children are all super fun ages of exploration & wonder…let alone some pretty darn cute expressions!

{sunset in the vines} napa valley . lifestyle family photography

It is always an honor to be contacted by another professional photographer to shoot their images so I was thrilled when Kendra let me know that she was traveling from the East Coast & would like to incorporate some photos into their family vacation. We spent a lovely evening (albeit a bit buggy) letting her son wander & discover.  This little one cracked me up – he has a sense of humor that would put most adults to shame & he kept me smiling the entire shoot. It won’t be long until the next little one joins her big brother running through the vines. I will be sure to save some dirtballs for you little guy! xo

If you are local to NJ- be sure to check out Kendra’s beautiful work:

{ocean breezes} lifestyle family portraits . san francisco

Combine a beautiful summer evening with ocean breezes, cool waves & sand between the toes and you are bound to have happy little ones. (I think the adults were pretty happy as well!) I’ve been photographing this family since the youngest was merely a bump in his mommy’s tummy and now he shares in his sister’s wonder & is constantly discovering his world. Little Lily was experiencing one of life’s little joys of running into the cool water and dancing in delight! My favorite moment was the cuddles they gave each other…always makes me melt! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with me each year…how lovely you are!

{ocean breezes} San Francisco . CA

more to come of this beautiful family at Baker beach…but for today, just a few of this adorable little one playing in the ocean breezes & waves

{simple summer pleasures} lifestyle family portraits . napa valley

As is often the case, once again the line between  friends & clients has become very fuzzy. When I see these images, I have joyful memories of the rope swing, frog pond, dancing grasses & family giggles. It’s only when I really focus do I remember that I was responsible for taking these images. It would be easy for me to forget and feel like I was  simply a member of this pleasant summer evening.

{baby johnny} newborn lifestyle portraits . napa

it’s always a joy to watch some of the amazing women in my life become mothers. this fine mama is no exception. little johhny is a delight & this babe is one lucky little man….surrounded by so much love! just look at his how his parent’s look at him!

{ ripples & breezes }

On the last evening of spring break, we took out the boats with the boys and enjoyed a few simple pleasures. Take a moment & enjoy the calm of a spring evening.

{3 reasons to smile} napa valley children’s photography

{little lily} napa children’s photography

I am always touched when I am invited by a family to document the many poignant moments in their child’s life. Little Lily celebrated her baptism and I was fortunate enough to share in the joy! I could swoon over her curls all day!

{for the love of friends} sneek peek

These three families have been friends for years and their children have grown up together like siblings. It is always such a pleasure for me to work with them… here’s a sneek peek of each of their beautiful children. 

{The Davies Family . St. Helena Family Photography}

These three boys were a delight to work with…all with different wonderful personalities and their passion for exploration…a fantastic reminder for us all.The newest baby was a joy…celebrating his sixth months of life on this day! How lucky am I to help celebrate such days.

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