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This blog is dedicated to my adventure in photography. You'll see bits of my adopted hometown, New Orleans, as well as plenty of pictures of my sons, Dylan and Logan, and, of course, the children and families that allow me to capture the special moments in their lives.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm back

I'd like to thank everyone for their patience this past week. As many of you know, I'm not originally from New Orleans. My husband likes to say that he imported me. :) But the fact is, the hardest thing about living in New Orleans for me is being so far from my family and friends. Two very different events brought me back to New England this week and exemplify just why it is so hard to be 1500 miles away.

The first, and saddest news is that my grandmother passed away recently. She had been undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer for some time and it was taking quite a toll on her. With her health declining, I made the effort to get back to Boston as often as I could over the past several months. A few weeks ago she made the decision to discontinue chemotherapy and her health began to fail rapidly. In a fortuitous twist of fate, I had a trip to Boston already planned for this past Thursday. Her health was so tenuous that I feared that it wouldn't be soon enough. As my husband and I and Logan sat on the plane, I prayed continuously that she would hang on long enough for me to see her one last time. My family was skeptical that she would make it that long. I prayed the entire two hour drive from Providence, where we landed, to New Hampshire, where my grandmother was staying at my aunt's house. I was warned that she would be unconscious. That she would be unresponsive. I didn't care. I just wanted to see her alive one last time. I had this overwhelming fear that she would pass away just moments before I could get to her.

I'm so grateful that those fears were unrealized. I arrived to my aunt's house that afternoon and for the next three hours I and my other family members took turns staying with her so that there would be no chance that she would die alone. I got to talk to her and tell her how much I loved her. She was unconscious but I believe with all of my heart that she heard me and that she had waited for me to get there and say goodbye. She passed away at around 10 p.m. that evening with my mom, two of my aunts and one of my uncles by her side.

Although my heart aches with the loss of my grandmother, there is another, happier, occasion that brought me north this past week as well - my college roommate's wedding. I was honored to stand in her bridal party and celebrate her special day with her. And not only did I get to celebrate her wedding, but I also got some extended girl-time that I don't often get with her and our other friends very often. Most of my trips to Boston are whirlwind affairs spent driving all over MA and NH and filled with brief lunches and dinners meant to help us catch up. This trip showed me just how much I miss out on them with them by living so far away. I hope to do a better job of staying in touch after this week.

Despite all of the reminiscing and the pull I still feel to the Northeast though, it was good to finally get home to New Orleans late last night. I have a lot to do over the next several days. I have orders that have come in that I need to get out. Proofs that I need to create. Sessions that I need to edit and proof. And the list goes on and on. But I am working on it and if you've emailed me recently and haven't heard back from me yet, please just give me a little longer. I'm working on returning all of my messages today.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I want to just drop a quick note to all of my clients and friends that follow this blog to let you know that I may be MIA the next few days. I have a family emergency and I'll be traveling the next few days, but I will check e-mail if time allows and I should be back in full force next week. Thank you for understanding.

Sneak Peek: G Family [New Orleans Child Photographer]

I love two years olds. (I know all of the moms of two years out there are rolling their eyes. And I understand. I do. Dylan went to time out twice this morning - and that was just before breakfast. But never the less I mean it. I love two year olds.) All that spunk and energy captivates me. I love watching as they begin to assert their independence and attempt to take the reins of their world. And this little two year old was no exception. Adorable as all get out and full of sass!

Sneak Peek: K Family [Harahan Family Photographer]

I love to see close, loving siblings and these three certainly fit the bill. Big brothers Matthew and Tyler were expert caterpiller hunters for our day in the park, yet still so sweet to their little sister Kelly. (Maybe there is still hope for my two! ;))

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sneak Peek: Davis [New Orleans Child Photographer]

I had the pleasure of meeting Davis on Good Friday while his parents were in town for the Crescent City Classic. We had a blast exploring the park. And while getting pictures taken isn't top on the list of fun things to do for a 5 year old (at least any 5 year old I've met so far!) we still managed to get some great shots. The key? Just talk about Legos of course. ;)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Please bear with me...

I'm currently traveling in Texas and while I have my computer equipment with me, I'm having difficulty getting a steady Internet connection. I know a couple of you out there are waiting for galleries to be released and proofs to be uploaded. Please bear with me a little longer. I will get them up as soon as I can. Thanks!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just a few more... [Kenner Newborn Photographer]

of cutie-pie Mason. Cuz y'all know how much I love newborns and I'm just finishing up this little guy's session. :)

Chocolate-dipped baby... yummy!

And my new favorite hat!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sneak Peek: Nathalie + Jason [New Orleans Maternity Photographer]

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Nathalie and Jason last Sunday for a maternity session in the Quarter. I was happy to find out that the French Quarter is a very special place to them - making it an even better location to celebate their upcoming bundle of joy with some maternity portraits. The French Quarter was packed for the Ironman, but once we got a little off the beaten path, just as amazing as always - full of wonderful colors and textures.
Nathalie and Jason - I hope you had fun! Congrats again on your pregnancy and enjoy the sneak peek!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sneak Peek: Mason, 6 days old [Kenner Newborn Photographer]

Wow, what an action-packed couple of weeks it has been! I've had sessions with lots of sweet children and babies, not to mention lots of extra busy-ness with the upcoming Easter holiday, taxes (blech!), and last night's Harrison Avenue Marketplace (more on that in a later post).

All of this is just to say - I'm running a touch behind. Not much behind, I promise. But just a touch. For example, this sweet little guy should have been posted yesterday and - ooops, here he is today. I know mom is dying to see his pics, so E - I hope they're worth the wait!

This first one is one of my new faves. I don't get many dads willing to go shirtless, but I'm so glad when they do. I love the contrast to the soft, sweet little newborns - and dad's tatts make it even cooler in my opinion. :) Unfortunately Mason and dad's schedules didn't mesh well the day of the session so I only got a couple of these, but I'm so glad to have captured them!

Oh the squishy, wrinkled goodness! Makes me want another one myself!

And you know I have to torture, err, I mean photograph all of my newborns with fun hats.
Just look at these cheeks! Don't you just want to pinch them? ;)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sneak Peek: Juliet [New Orleans Baby Photographer]

What can I say about this session? This was one of those sessions that there are just so many cute shots that I can hardly choose what to post here. Juliet took a minute or two to warm up, but once she did she was soooo smiley and expressive. And we had a perfect overcast day for the session to boot.

I know. I know. You're thinking a perfect overcast day?? YUP. I loooove overcast days. The light is soft and even and I have total flexibility on where I want to shoot. Sure, the sky might look a little gray, but I'm rarely shooting the sky. ;)

Anyway, enough about the weather. On to the cutie with the big beautiful eyes and round rosy cheeks!