Grayson is 2!

It is always an honor to be entrusted with taking special photos for someone that you have known for a long time.  We met Ashley when she was only 4 years old and we first moved into our current home.  Her Grandmother lives next door to us.  She was an important part of my children’s growing up and we have fond memories of many summers spent together.  She was a huge help to me with my children and now it’s hard to believe that she has two children of her very own.IMG_4690Meet Grayson.  Isn’t he so cute!!IMG_4707Grayson just turned 2.  We spent a little time capturing some sweet photos of him to commemorate this special birthday.IMG_4695IMG_4750As with most 2 year olds, he was not thrilled about our ideas.  There was no posing going on so we had to capture our photos on the run…IMG_4820He was interested in playing with the balloons and then with the cars.IMG_4916IMG_4920That gave us some time to snap away.

IMG_4893And, of course, he loved my puppies!IMG_5053When our studio time was over, we went outside to play and that’s when the real smiles came out.  Even though the background wasn’t so wonderful, I kept snapping to capture some of those happy times.IMG_5086IMG_5092That face!!  I could not get enough…IMG_5094IMG_5140IMG_5193IMG_5199This boy loves his Mama.  And, we do too!  Thank you for letting me be a part of this special photo session.

Happy 2nd Birthday Grayson!

XO

Robbie’s Birth Story

When I first heard that people were doing Fresh 48 birth stories I thought to myself…WOW!  What a great idea.  I wish someone had taken the time to record those first few days with each of my children.  I feel like they were lost in the blur of the new baby and my own recovery.

 I was so excited to be there to welcome Robert Lee Ray into this world last week.  His birth did not go off quite as planned but, in the end, this perfect little guy finally joined us.img_9999And here’s a little snippet from his birth story…img_9815img_0059img_9781img_9777img_9776img_9797img_9800img_9845img_9830img_9837img_0035img_0024img_9932img_9928img_9893img_9889img_0013img_0008img_0101img_0110img_0185img_0115img_0199img_0071img_0124I am so happy to have photographed the maternity and birth story photos for this sweet family and I am looking forward to our newborn session together.

If you are interested in having a Fresh 48 birth story session….please reach out to me to discuss the details and get on my calendar as soon as possible.

XO

365 Photo Project…and a special birthday wish!

(this was supposed to post yesterday but, somehow, didn’t….so here it is)

First off I wanted to wish my bestie Brenda a Happy Happy Birthday today!! She has been there for me forever, is the Godmother to my children, and my sister from another mother.IMG_5868-2 Ella & her Aunt Brenda have a super special bond that I hope will last forever.IMG_5870-2She and I have shopped together, pedicured together, traveled together, and have been through lots of life’s ups and downs. She has always been there when I needed her (even if it meant working a party with 20 screaming 6 year olds). IMG_9397-3I am so proud of her and all of the wonderful changes that she has brought forth in her life recently.  So…

Happy Happy Birthday my friend!! Many more…

XO