Tuesday, July 8, 2014

vintage picnic {styled shoot}

several months ago jeremy and i hired shelly goodman to shoot some family portraits for our new family of three. we LOVED her work, so i jumped at the chance to style a vintage picnic for {and with} her last month. i may have mentioned this in a previous post, but i have recently started selling some of my vintage prop collection in my etsy shop. so it was such fun to get to put them to good use and i look forward to doing more shoots like this in the future. we also did a shoot the day before the picnic, at Soulard Farmer's market. Shelly let me play with one of her fabulous film cameras for a bit, and i hope to show some of the film that I shot once the negatives have been processed. so check back soon! xo

gina, kiddos, & the pugs. {family shoot}

when gina contacted me to ask if i would shoot some surprise father's day photos for her fiance tony, i was thrilled to do so! gina and i were friends and co-workers at wash u and is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. she's a gem! and the pugs? seriously cute.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

ruby's adoption day! {may 7th, 2014}

one of my most favorite days. 
ruby's adoption was finalized on wednesday, may 7th, which legally made her our daughter; ruby louise patch. 
what a sense of relief, and a wonderful reason to celebrate. both of our parents came in for the day so that they could join us for the hearing at the family courthouse. we brunched on pancakes afterwards, and then prepared for our little celebratory shindig that would take place later that day.
 we invited some of our dear friends over for some pie & ice cream that evening, which was the perfect way to end the day. our friend neil was kind enough to come as well and snapped these first photos of us as a legal family of three :) see the rest here!

sometimes i look at ruby and still can't believe she's ours. God truly answered our prayers above and beyond what we could have imagined. so happy to have been chosen to be her mama & papa. we love our little nugget so much.

happy adoption day once again, ruby!

sneak peek {wedding}

 john & lizzy
april 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

loving {lavender}

have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

happy {easter}

oh dear. i can't believe it's been so long since my last post. i'm happy to say that i have several shoots coming up in the next several weeks and look forward to getting back to regular posting. {i hope!} i've continued to enjoy my days with this little one, and had so much fun celebrating her first Easter. we invited our dear friends Joy and Autumn over on Thursday to help us with a little egg decorating, and then celebrated Easter Sunday as our little family of three. Church in the morning, Easter basket in the afternoon, and some flower planting and playing in the backyard to wind up the day. It was wonderful. Hope your days are happy and warming up! And i'll have some fun wedding and family posts ready for you soon. xo

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

our little {nugget}

four months old already. so hard to believe! part of my resolution for the year is to pick up my {real} camera more frequently here at home. and with this little peanut around i am sure i will have no shortage of opportunities to snap a photo or two. i also hope, in the months ahead, to shoot more medium format film. i was seriously inspired by the portraits that shelly took of our family, and want to keep at it. i have a few rolls of film that i shot in bolivia back in september that i plan to develop soon and will make sure to post them on the ol' blog. so stop back soon!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2013 {highlights}


i can't believe it's almost february and i am just now getting up my "2013 {highlights} post, and in no particular order i might add. what a wonderful and busy year it was! it's always amazing to look back at the previous year and remember all of the fun and amazing people i was able to work with and this year was no exception. each and every shoot helped us bring our little girl home, so these sessions in particular will always hold a special place in my heart. thanks again to all of my wonderful clients. i hope to work with you all again in the new year! xo