February 24, 2012

I looked out of my kitchen window yesterday and I saw this ... a girl in a chiffon dress and cowboy boots, playing on the hill, picking weeds. Not "pulling weeds", mind you, but PICKING weeds. As in, to put in a vase.

*love her*
 webRowan_onHill.jpgweb_3274.jpgweb_3269.jpgweb_3275.jpg And then this little miss saw me sneaking pictures, and promptly said, "Mommy! Take picture a me! Take picture a me!", and how could I not oblige?

Laurie says:

Oh my cuteness!!! Where did you get your little girl that adorable pink ruffly dress??? I want!! :>

(02.25.12 @ 03:06 PM)
Lindsey says:

Those girls are so cute!!

(02.25.12 @ 07:23 PM)
Jen says:

Gosh I adore them. And I could eat Maura with a spoon. For reals.

(03.01.12 @ 09:01 PM)
msa | carbonless form printing says:

Oh wow, these pictures are gorgeous! They're as beautiful as your subjects!:) They look like they popped out of a kids fashion magazine!

(03.12.12 @ 11:35 PM)
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February 24, 2012

I've been a bad blogger, at least in terms of posting personal posts. And I'm catching flack from some family members. So here are some of Rowan's 5 year shots. She's changing so fast, and I just adore her. The fashionista, the sensitive one, the girl who loves to be with her mom, my best little friend.

Aleasha Rhien says:

Adorable!!! I just love you kids. They grow up too fast. Thanks for sharing

(02.24.12 @ 09:59 PM)
Alexandra says:

All I can say is just "awwwwwww"..... ;) little pretty lady.... Love, A.

(02.25.12 @ 06:34 AM)
Stacie says:

So sweet! I just adore that girl!!

(02.25.12 @ 10:38 AM)
Jen says:

Sweet Row! Love these...especially those boots. Just perfect. Happy birthday Rowan!

(02.28.12 @ 08:42 AM)
Tennille says:

I never realized until these shots how much she looks like Elias!!!!!! She is gorgeous.

(03.04.12 @ 08:31 PM)
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February 22, 2012

Another session from my quick trip to Arizona. My cousin, Rebekah, and her family. We are rarely home at the same time to visit, and thus I don't get to see her often. It's always amazing how quickly other peoples' children change-- it was a joy to get to spend an evening with them.

My favorite things about these images :: the smiles, the candid laughter and the light...


Rebekah Royalty says:

These make me smile and want to cry (in a good way)! There are so many goods one. I can't wait to see the rest. I actually love the one with Hannah upside down. And oh how I wish the one of the one of Christian bending over showed his butt crack:) And I am so pleased to have one with the 3 kids looking and smiling at the same time! Thank you so much.

(02.21.12 @ 07:29 PM)
Grandma Kitty says:

What fun! Love the "fake smiles" and the spontaneous ones. Gorgeous family

(02.22.12 @ 06:49 AM)
Jen says:

I started trying to pick favorites, but gave up because there are so many I love! What a beautiful session. The light is magical.

(02.22.12 @ 11:57 AM)
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Last weekend I made a quick trip with Rowan to Arizona. We went for a couple of reasons, one being to shoot some sessions.

There is a time in my life that I think back on with nothing but fondness, although it feels a lifetime ago. My heart occasionally aches for the opportunity to go back and spend time with a group of people and relive the personal experiences that very much aided in shaping who I am today.

One of those people from my days living in Jerusalem was Brooke. I'm so grateful to have been able to meet her darling family and give her a hug. It was a true treat for me, and I can't help but smile when I look at these images. I hope you do too...


Jen says:

Absolutely beautiful! Happy and full of light. Just love them. And.....GO DEVILS!! ;)

(02.20.12 @ 03:54 PM)
Stace says:

Brooke! Oh, my heavens, what darling children--and what a fun reunion!

(02.20.12 @ 04:04 PM)
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February 14, 2012

(And, some of the runners-up and outtakes...)

Stace says:

Aaaaaagh! You're killing me!

(02.14.12 @ 10:14 PM)
Shalece says:

SOOO adorable!! And oh my goodness those faces!! Just wanna squeeze Maura's little cheeks! :)

(02.15.12 @ 08:36 AM)
Stacie says:

Cute kids + talented mama = best photos ever!!

(02.15.12 @ 11:26 AM)
Kamee Nuzman says:

i adore them. all of them. and YOU too. xoxox missing you friend!!!

(02.15.12 @ 02:22 PM)
carolyn bowles says:

Wow, LOVE these photos! I hope you can enjoy placing some of them around the house. They are darling.

(02.16.12 @ 09:13 AM)
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