A Little Detective Work

The day after this joyful family shoot for my dear friend, I got a message from her saying that she couldn’t find her sentimental (and gorgeous) amethyst earring that she had been wearing during the shoot.  Would I look carefully at the pictures to see if she had lost it during the shoot?

Her husband thought they’d be able to find it if they could just figure out the point in the shoot when she had lost it.  Huh?!?  A whole day had passed.  We had been all over the VERY busy Loose Park on a beautiful Saturday afternoon last fall.  Every family photographer in the city was there doing family pictures (only a SLIGHT exaggeration), a handful of wedding parties were getting pictures done, and dog-walkers and Frisbee players were trying to weave through the chaos.  I hated to be pessimistic, but I really doubted they could find it.  Well, I was able to narrow it down to an area about the size of a football field.  Her husband should consider doing detective work on the side…they actually found it!

You get to see a bunch of this beautiful family!  Enjoy!




Love big sis in the background getting her lips ready :)



In the next few shots I got creative with my shooting angles to avoid the massive number of people under these maples.  I love how they turned out!






When I zoomed in on the picture below, I could tell it was the last one I had when my friend was wearing her earring in her right ear.



Here is the first one I had when it was gone.





Great Senior in the Fall

This senior was just an all-around great guy!  I sure hope my boys are as fun, poised and well-spoken as him when they are seniors.  Enjoy!


As adults, we’ve had lots of experience at being kids.  We have complete experience, actually.  You’d think we’d be good at being kids.  Why then, is it so hard to stop and play like a 3-year-old?  I mean fully stop, go for a ride, frolick in nature, and live it up? This adorable little sister gave me a perfect window into a morning of play.

Just Call Me a Chronicler

I’ve had the privilege of watching the kids of this family grow in size and in number over the past few years!  My client thanked me in an email for being a great “chronicler” for her family!!  As I thought about it, I realize what an important job that is…it’s truly an honor!  Enjoy!













Quirky, Down-to-Earth, & Simple

Quirky, down-to-earth, & simple:  I love those three adjectives used together.

Before each session, my clients fill out an online form that helps me get to know them, and it helps them get an idea about what it will be like to work with me.  Those adjectives just happen to be the 3 words this senior used to describe herself.  Well, it could have been her mom that filled out the form, so it could have been her mom that used those words :) .  Anyways, I love those words.  Even though I had met this senior once before at her sister’s shoot, I instantly liked her again because of “quirky”, “down-to-earth”, & “simple.”