Sunday, March 31, 2013

happy Easter.

we watched the most beautiful, powerful video
at Easter service this morning.

had to share:

spread joy,


"I am the resurrection and the life."  John 11:25

Monday, March 25, 2013


oliver loves to wear batman gloves to bed.
a foam sword normally rests on the pillow next to him.
his super hero capes rest at the foot of the bed,
ready just in case i might relent and let him
wear one to preschool the next day.

he has been very creative in dressing himself lately.
the last time we asked him to throw some clothes on
to go to the grocery store...
he came out in
a plaid neck tie,
neon yellow sunglasses,
and a cape.

last saturday morning
he flew out of his room in
swim shorts
under football pants
under shorts
paired with a leather belt,
a gonzaga tee,
some chucks,
a bear-trapper hat,
{of course}
a cape.
he proclaimed himself a
"SUPER beartrapper hero guy."

he was so busy flying, punching + shooting
that he did not notice i only gave him
three of the ten jelly beans promised
when i bribed him to get in front of my camera.

i am so glad i was dead wrong in the notion
that only little girls love to play dress up.
the super hero stage
is shaping up to be 
a definite fave.


proud, delighted mommy.

ps. next post
i get to introduce you to one of my most
favorite bellas...
and offer up a
sweet discount
for 2013 senior portraits.

Monday, March 11, 2013

my posse's on broadway.

i love a happy accident.

bobby, ashley, carson and avery
were meeting me at tully's off broadway
for their family portrait session.

turns out there are two tully's stores off broadway,
about a mile from each other.
i was waiting up the hill (lucky) -
they were at the bottom.
after figuring out we were not at the same location,
we all started walking the
 cold + {super} windy
half mile walk
to meet in the middle.

the middle just so happened
to boast an ADORABLE old house
with a RAD garage door and gorgeous brick porch...

and it was blocked from the wind.
it was perfect!

a perfect, happy accident.

what a fun shoot!
what a sweet, beautiful family.
(and seriously, they did not leave a single one of 
my favorite colors out of their outfits... AWESOME.)



"creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. art is knowing
which ones to keep."