Surprise Party!

I couldn’t have choreographed a better “first shoot” after my Foundation Experience than this surprise birthday party. One of the main tenants I learned in Foundation was to find the love, and stay there. Well the love was SERIOUSLY flowing this afternoon, and I felt almost on a high being there to capture it.   Advertisements

The Power Of Looking Stupid [My (First) Foundation First Experience]

I have been writing the first sentence of this post for a week. How do you begin telling a story about a weekend that has changed you fundamentally? A story ripe with the most open people, the most basic but transformative ideas that you’ve never allowed yourself to truly follow, that was full of tears from … More The Power Of Looking Stupid [My (First) Foundation First Experience]


Perhaps I’m partial because my little girl is on her way to being a two year old, but I think this age is my FAVORITE. Little HP here just turned two and is a thoughtful and fiery ball of hysterics and enthusiasm. Like my own girl, she is discerning of new people, new faces… But … More TWO!


Having grown up with an older brother, and now having five nephews of my own, I was beyond excited to get a chance to hang with these four guys.  My favorite part of the day was the way they were a perfect combinations of heart stompingly sweet and rapscallions. And, as all afternoons like this … More Bo(y)sterous!

Christmas | 2015

We had an epically good time, including ALMOST finding Santa before he came to drop off the gifts, funny faces, cousin snuggles, youtube singalongs, adorable jammies and almost more love than we could handle. Here’s hoping you and yours had an equally merry time.

Dynamic Duo

Combine a warrior mama and her spirited son with a dramatic desert background and you really just can’t lose. We also had a few store bought snowballs for a makeshift desert snowball fight 🙂 A few of my favorite shots of S&J below.

Our Holiday Photos!

OK, so here’s the thing…. it was a PERFECT day to take photos. It has snowed five inches the night before, it was perfectly cloudy and a light snow was falling and there was NO ONE ELSE around. The snow was untouched, unmarred, ripe and ready for us to unleash our toddler and her curls … More Our Holiday Photos!