To the Moon and Back – Week 16

So I think I might have broken the rules of our little blog circle this week. Just a little bit, nothing major. The theory behind “To the Moon and Back” is to capture our children as they are – wild, beautiful, natural, moody, etc. We talked about NOT doing styled shoots were are kids might be posed or out of their element. Well, I got a new toy and just couldn’t help it this week. I ran up to our school grounds around 7pm and shot these photos of the girls reading in my teepee from Sugar Shacks Teepees. (If you are looking for an awesome, lightweight, versatile photo prop, I recommend it!)

Anyway, even though they are wearing “fancy” Matilda Jane dresses and are in a teepee, I still think these photos capture them perfectly. Their individuality and their personalities. So, forgive me this tiny¬† indiscretion in the name of art!

Now head over and see what Fort Collins photographer Julie Livermore’s boys are doing over on her blog!



Julie - April 22, 2014 - 12:52 pm

These are amazing!

Lisa Graham Tarplee - April 22, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Love these sweet shots! You caught their personalities here! Love.

Shannon Dodge - April 22, 2014 - 5:36 pm

LOVE everything about this week’s photos!!!

To the Moon and Back – Week 15

We are on Spring Break this week and came down to the beach in Ocean City, MD, for a few days with some friends. The sun was out today even though it was super windy we headed to the beach for a little while. Sun + sand + my girls = priceless!

Now head over to my sweet friend Las Vegas Photographer Nikki Matthews’ blog to see what her adorable kids are up to!


Julie - April 15, 2014 - 12:34 pm

The beach is my favorite place, wish we lived closer!

To the Moon and Back – Week 14

Well, it’s a mixed bag this week. Finley was sick for most of last week with a fever that lasted five days. So, she wasn’t really into pictures. I snapped her picture literally five minutes ago but I kinda love it. It’s raining and cold so we had to stay inside and stand in front of my boring white wall. She did one pose and I said, “I already took that picture.” Then she stopped to think and I snapped this. She always wants to give me something and she never disappoints.

Ryan and I enjoyed the warm weather yesterday and played with some recently bloomed forsythia petals. She had them in her hands and was blowing them and I had an idea and told her to lie down. I made a little “halo” of petals. She looks angelic which we all know is far from reality!

So, that’s my story this week. Now head over to visit my beautiful friend Las Vegas photographer Carrie Terrones blog.



Carrie Guth Terrones - April 12, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Ahhhhh….these are just gorgeous. Sorry Finley was sick but man she gives the BEST pictures. And love the pop of color with Ryan!

Senior Rep Shoot – Hannah (maryland senior photographer)

This girl. THIS. GIRL Hannah is one of my Senior Reps from Arundel High School, Class of 2015. We had such a fun time taking these photos at the dairy farm in Gambrills. I love how she goes from “sugar to spice.” The angelic white lace and flowered headband transforms into a cropped jean jacket, black dress and combat boots. She is so gorgeous inside and out and it was jut a pleasure to take her picture. I am now booing senior portrait sessions for the Class of 2015. But don’t worry class of 2014 – there’s still time for yours as well. Click here to read my Senior magazine and get the details!












Meghan Harrison - April 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Such gorgeous lighting in all of these! My favorite is the jean jacket by the fence, so good!

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