Archive for Nov 2013

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >

five tiny pounds.  a full head of hair.  and the sweetest little dimples.

what a perfect baby boy.merced blog merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog5 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog6 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog7 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog2 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog3 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog4 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog1 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog8 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog9 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog10 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog11 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog12 merced valentine :: ten days old merced blog13 merced valentine :: ten days old

grateful

November 28, 2013

today and everyday.

there are so many amazingly good things in my life.

a faithful and loving god.  my friends and family.  my home.  the opportunity to do something i love for work.  the best clients ever.

but these four people…. there just aren’t words to express the joy they bring me everyday.

so on thanksgiving day and everyday-

i am grateful for these incredible gifts god has blessed me with.
blog grateful

this little family is pretty special to me.

we’ve been friends for a long, long time and i love them so!

i was so happy to capture them when they came down for a visit  a few weeks ago.

little ephram just turned one whole year old…

do you remember him from his newborn session last year?

he was the cute little baby in the glasses, so of course we had to take a few glasses pics this time too

(especially since mom + dad usually wear them all the time).  

holly, ryan + ephram… love you guys.  sure wish you lived closer!st blog4 the snyder thompson family st blog5 the snyder thompson family st blog the snyder thompson family st blog1 the snyder thompson family st blog2 the snyder thompson family st blog3 the snyder thompson family st blog6 the snyder thompson family st blog7 the snyder thompson family st blog8 the snyder thompson family st blog9 the snyder thompson family st blog10 the snyder thompson family st blog11 the snyder thompson family st blog14 the snyder thompson family st blog15 the snyder thompson family st blog12 739x1024 the snyder thompson family st blog13 the snyder thompson family st blog16 the snyder thompson family st blog17 the snyder thompson family st blog18 the snyder thompson family st blog19 the snyder thompson family

ethan + mason came to my studio almost a year ago for their newborn session

and i totally fell in love with this sweet family.

so when their mommy asked me to photograph their first trip to disneyland for their {almost} one-year photos,

i was so excited!

disneyland + babies = some of my favorite things.

ethan + mason weren’t always too sure how they felt about it,

and sweet ethan was happiest while chewing on his mickey ears.

i’m pretty sure before long this adorable boys are going to be all smiles when they visit the happiest place on earth.em blog13 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog3 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog9 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog2 819x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland}em blog10 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog11 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog32 787x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog1 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog4 819x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog15 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog16 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog14 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog17 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog18 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog19 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog5 819x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog22 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog20 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog21 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog23 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog24 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog6 819x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog25 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog26 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog7 819x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog27 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog8 768x1024 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog29 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog30 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog31 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland} em blog12 ethan + mason :: almost one year {and a trip to disneyland}

this beautiful baby girl is already six months old!

seems like she just had her newborn session, but now’s she’s sitting and smiling like a big girl.

miss hartley… you are a lovely little lady.

hartley blog1 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog4 682x1024 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog5 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog2 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog3 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog6 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog7 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog8 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog9 682x1024 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog10 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog11 hartley dee :: six months old

hartley blog12 hartley dee :: six months old

this adorable baby boy made quite an entrance coming into the world…

he was born in the car!

barrett, you are something special.

barrett blog barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog5 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog2 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog3 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog4 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog6 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog7 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog8 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog9 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog13 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog14 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog11 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog12 869x1024 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog15 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog16 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog17 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog18 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog10 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

barrett blog1 barrett bradford :: twelve days old

the vieira family

November 10, 2013

i had such a fun evening with precious little lilian and her mommy & daddy,

playing in a lemon orchard.

viera blog the vieira family

viera blog2 the vieira family

viera blog3 the vieira family

viera blog4 the vieira family

viera blog7 the vieira family

viera blog8 the vieira family

viera blog9 the vieira family

viera blog16 the vieira family

viera blog61 the vieira family

viera blog1 the vieira family

viera blog11 the vieira family

viera blog12 the vieira family

viera blog13 822x1024 the vieira family

viera blog10 the vieira family

viera blog14 the vieira family

viera blog15 the vieira family

viera blog17 the vieira family

viera blog18 the vieira family

isn’t she lovely?

phoebe blog phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog5 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog6 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog2 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog3 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog4 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog1 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog8 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog9 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog10 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog11 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog12 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog13 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog14 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog15 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

phoebe blog16 phoebe nah rae :: fourteen days old

today my daughter turned six years old.

easter blog003 isabella kristan :: six years old to say that i can’t believe it would be the understatement of the year.

she still feels like my baby girl, and yet… she is growing up.

and oh, how i love the girl she is growing up to be.

bella blog isabella kristan :: six years old this has been a big year for isabella.

she started kindergarten and is already learning to read.  i love to watch her try to read, and the jubilation she expresses when she figures out new words.

she got her ears pierced over the summer.  crazy how two tiny pieces of jewelry can make someone look so much older.

she also asked jesus to live in her heart.  i wasn’t expecting it while driving home from trader joes one day, but i’ll definitely never forget it.

bellas 6th bday1 isabella kristan :: six years old bella is passionate.  determined.  cuddly.  spunky.  artistic.  friendly. enthusiastic. competitive. loyal. silly.  loving.  happy.  a quick learner.  inquisitive.  energetic.  

bellas 6th bday2 isabella kristan :: six years old she loves animals. barbies. anything with sugar.  drawing.  princesses.  legos.  macaroni and cheese.  pink.  her hair down.  dresses.  riding her scooter.  snuggling.  cooking.  reading.  dog with a blog.  her friends.  perfume.  dresses.  bubble baths.  having her nails painted.  scissors and glue.  dinosaurs.  star wars.  sparkly eyeshadow.  sofia the first.  dancing when no one is watching.  taylor swift.  tutus.  drawing hearts and stars on everything.  marie from the aristocats.  jewelry.  palace pets. school.  dress up.  disneyland.

bellas 6th bday3 isabella kristan :: six years old

she does not like having to make her bed.  wearing pants.  being told no.  getting the smaller portion of anything.  mommy’s hair in a ponytail.  vegetables.  being last.

bellas 6th bday4 isabella kristan :: six years old

this year isabella discovered her love for acting in plays, fishing (as long as she didn’t have to touch a worm), and riding space mountain.

she learned how to draw people way better than i can and she will make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich all by herself.

she rode a zipline, jumped off a giant rock into a lake, and got to be cindy lou who.

she does everything “like a boss.”

bellas 6th bday5 isabella kristan :: six years old she says when she grows up she wants to be a doctor for babies and kids.

she said she also wants to be a dancer, an artist. and a mommy.

i told her she can do and be anything she wants to be…..

and i believe it.

bellas 6th bday6 isabella kristan :: six years old

 as crazy as she can make me sometimes, i adore this little girl beyond words.

i love that she knows what she wants, and she isn’t afraid to fight for it

while right now a pink cup doesn’t seem worth fighting over, i know there will be bigger fights down the road.

i pray daily that God will shape and mold her little heart to love and fight for the things that He desires for her.

there will be no stopping this little one.

bellas 6th bday7 isabella kristan :: six years old isabella loves her brother and sister fiercely.  while she is usually involved in whatever argument seems to be happening, she is also always a part of the laughter.  both jackson and charlotte would say that she is their favorite, and everyone is sad when bella isn’t home.  most mornings, charlotte will look up at me sadly and say, “mommy, i just really miss bella when she’s at school.”  she brings life and joy and entertainment to our lives.

bellas 6th bday8 isabella kristan :: six years old

isabella kristan bachman….
you, little girl, are my sunshine.
while i wish that i could freeze you in time, i adore the little girl that you are right now,
and i know i will continue to love who God is making you to be.
watching you reminds me to love big and passionately.
to never stop pursuing my dreams.
and to always, always, savor my dessert.
i don’t know how you are already six years old,
but i can tell you that i have cherished every single day being your mommy.

IMG 5077 isabella kristan :: six years old

here are links to bella’s past birthday blogs:
photos taken with both my iPhone and my big fancy camera icon smile isabella kristan :: six years old

a beautiful baby boy with big brown eyes.

aidan was just in my studio for his newborn portraits,

and in a blink he was back… i’m always amazed at how quickly these babies grow!

aidan was pretty serious for our session, but still such a sweetie.

can’t wait to see him again in just a few months!

aidan blog7 908x1024 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog6 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog5 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog4 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog2 790x1024 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog3 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog1 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog8 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

aidan blog9 aidan jeremiah :: four months old

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >