Thursday, May 29, 2008


Is little G. a beauty or WHAT?! I mean really just check out the hair and the cheeks on this little one totally sweet. She slept like a champ and I had a lovely morning with her today. Congrats to Mom, Dad & big sisters! I couldn't just choose one or two because I loved all of these so much! Enjoy your little sneak peek! Gosh all of these newborns lately are making me crave my new little guy so much!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Up & Coming. . .

I am really enjoying meeting so many new families lately, so much so that I have a very limited amount of space available for sessions for June & July. Please keep in mind I will be taking maternity leave for August & September, and returning in October/November on a limited basis. If you are still considering a summer session, please book soon! If you are pregnant and interested in newborn photography, also please remember to contact me soon. If you are not due until October or November, we can put you on my calendar now!

I will also be spotlighting some great local businesses on my blog over the next few weeks and during my maternity leave. I know that I won't get tired of posting newborn images of our little guy, but you all may get tired of seeing him. So it is a great way to highlight business I love & know you will too!

Till then, enjoy the weather, take the kids outdoors for some fun and remember to bring your camera. (It may come in handy with a little something I have up my sleeve while I am out on maternity leave! - yes that is a hint!)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Celebrating Life

What I have loved most about spending time with this Mom during her maternity sessions with me is how much she is celebrating this little life inside of her. So yesterday we were able to celebrate this new little life outdoors. Beautiful weather, beautiful Mom, what more could I ask for!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to everyone! For those clients and friends who are celebrating your very first Mother's Day, I hope you enjoy this day and all the many years of celebrating ahead. I will post a picture of me with my children and add it to this post later on. Right now I am still sipping my coffee, watching one of my kids eat breakfast, the other climbing on my husband, the third upstairs crying because his big sister isn't eating fast enough to go play with him and the last little one is kicking my laptop from inside the belly! So needless to say, now isn't a good picture taking time!

I thought it would also be fun to share the history of Mother's Day. I took this passage from I'd love to hear how everyone celebrates their day today, so if you have a moment drop a line on the blog here!

The United States celebrates Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. In the United States, Mother's Day was loosely inspired by the British day and was imported by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War. However, it was intended as a call to unite women against war. In 1870, she wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation as a call for peace and disarmament. Howe failed in her attempt to get formal recognition of a Mother's Day for Peace. Her idea was influenced by Ann Jarvis, a young Appalachian homemaker who, starting in 1858, had attempted to improve sanitation through what she called Mothers' Work Days. She organized women throughout the Civil War to work for better sanitary conditions for both sides, and in 1868 she began work to reconcile Union and Confederate neighbors.
When Jarvis died in 1907, her daughter, named Anna Jarvis, started the crusade to found a memorial day for women. The first such Mother's Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, on 10 May 1908, in the church where the elder Ann Jarvis had taught Sunday School. Originally the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, this building is now the International Mother's Day Shrine (a National Historic Landmark). From there, the custom caught on — spreading eventually to 45 states. The holiday was declared officially by some states beginning in 1912. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war.
Nine years after the first official Mother's Day, commercialization of the U.S. holiday became so rampant that Anna Jarvis herself became a major opponent of what the holiday had become. Mother's Day continues to this day to be one of the most commercially successful U.S. occasions. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States.
For example, according to IBISWorld, a publisher of business research, Americans will spend approximately $2.6 billion on flowers, $1.53 billion on pampering gifts — like spa treatments — and another $68 million on greeting cards [2]. Mother's Day will generate about 7.8% of the US jewelry industry's annual revenue in 2008. Americans are expected to spend close to $3.51 billion in 2008 on dining out for Mother's Day, with brunch and dinner being the most popular dining out options [3].

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well this little one is keeping my sleepy newborn streak alive! Yay! Does she look familiar? If so it is because her Mom is the gorgeous blond a few posts down when she appeared in her maternity session! After a few wardrobe changes (really it is ok!!) I came home with some great images to share with everyone. Congrats Mom & Dad she is a beauty, you will have your hands full!!

This one is my favorite!

Mom loved how this looked at the session so I had to include it for her preview!

And this is a little extra bonus for everyone!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Well here is my next debut of the week! He also graced me with lots of sleepiness and wonderful parents. I am just in love with his little lips, they are just so perfect. Congrats Mom & Dad!

Friday, May 2, 2008


Well this little guy is starting off "Newborn Week" for me. You will all see what I mean in a few days! He was just perfect allowing me to move him all about without waking up (for the most part!). I even got a smile! Congrats Mom & Dad!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


These cute kiddos are from a project I am currently working on with a local organization here in Buffalo. What a bunch of cuties huh!

Beautiful Curves

Pregnancy is amazing, isn't it! Being pregnant myself (for the last time!) I am truly trying to embrace these new curves on myself, just as much as this gorgeous mom did with so much love and enthusiasm.

"I begin to love this creature, and to anticipate her birth as a fresh twist to a knot, which I do not wish to untie." - Mary Wollstonecraft