The Orchard

Well, there are few things prettier than fall in New England. The air is crisp and cool, the sun is warm and the leaves are golden. I went with this family to a local orchard, and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon capturing a beautiful family. It's always an adventure shooting babies and shooting toddlers. It is exponentially more interesting shooting a family with both. No meltdowns! That's always a plus. Thanks, you guys, for such a lovely few hours. And the apple cider. It was yummy.

Oldies. . .of total and complete strangers #3

Here's another complete stranger I got to shoot my last trip to Utah. BUT, if I did know her, I bet:

  • -My children would adore her and ask about her incessantly. Where is she? What is she doing? When will we see her again? It would probably be a daily occurrence.
  • -She would probably be a fun person to romp around New York with.
  • -She would improve my music and fashion literacy.
  • -Most likely would be the coolest person I know. 
  • -She would probably make me wish I lived closer to my sisters. 
Rumor has it this stranger is graduating tomorrow. Wish I could be there. Congratulations!

Oldies. . .of total and complete strangers #2

Another family I just don't know. wink. wink.

We found a truly awesome location in Ogden, Utah, to do this shoot. And I don't even remember the name of the place, but it obviously had something to do with old trains. It was chock-full of interesting colors, shapes, and textures. But still! The sunset light in Utah is too short. I could have shot here for another hour at least without getting bored.

And what well behaved children! (It could have possibly been because I didn't have to tow my own children along for this shoot, as Grandma and Grandpa offered to take that responsibility for a little while.) We live so far away- it was great to have a little time with each of them individually and get to know their personality a little bit better.

Also, the shakes and onions rings afterward were stellar.

Oldies. . .of total and complete strangers #1

The last time I got to hop back to Utah for a visit was in August- right before the temporary death of this blog. So I have a few of my long-past shoots I would like to put up here. Mostly because I have no. clue. who. these. people. are.

August in Logan, Utah looks either very beautiful or very ugly when you're visiting from the east coast. It's so dry! The long grass is brittle, the grasshoppers jump, and the green has been lost in everything except the heartiest plants. But the air is so clear, instead of the moisture-heavy sky I am used to, and the sunset, although fast-fading, creates the most beautiful light.

And as for the family, pay no attention to the fact that we look incredibly similar. Almost, I don't know, identical. Pay no attention to the boys' smiles that look as though they are watching the antics of their silly cousins just out of the frame. Surly we wouldn't be lucky enough to have these people related to us, would we?


Sneak Peek!

Woo hoo! I am alive! In Connecticut! I'm just popping onto this blog for a minute to give a friend a preview of how amazingly cute and adorable her brand new little baby is. I'm sure you will all agree.  Thanks, Celeste, for letting me trash your house, move your furniture, and crash my kids on your sofa for two hours so we could do this. Congratulations on making one of the cutest babies I have ever seen!

. . .with a really big yellow flower

She picked it out. I am not old enough to have a daughter this old.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Forget baby Jane, whatever happened to photography? I've been scarce behind the camera lately due to other responsibilities [read: kids church moving husband-in-school etc.] but I wanted to share a few fun shoots over the last few months. Little J is probably six months old now (yes? more?) but I was so happy to have the chance to photograph her only a few weeks old. And with such beautiful quilts! I am jealous because all my babies come out bald, and she had the most beautiful dark hair, beautiful dark eyes, and beautiful lips. And rolls.  Yea for babies!