“ Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one
that fixes forever the precise and transitory instant.”

Henri Cartier Bresson “ The Decisive Moment”, 1952

Friday, January 1, 2016

You are 2 Years and 7 Months!

My Plan was to write an entire letter to you both. Actually, I wrote two letters. One for you, Nate and One for Ally Jo. Each letter is quite long.

In the letter, I explained how you have touched our hearts! All of the wonderful things you said and did this year to make 2015 an absolute joy for both Mommy & Daddy. I have the letter saved in my journal. I do write you both often.

This photo shoot went well. We shot this at Sagamore Hill. I just could not get "THE SHOT",  It was hard to do the Mom & Photographer thing on the hike and although, I thought some of them look great..."THE SHOT" became nearly impossible.

 OH... that one little piece of hairrrrrrrr....

What I was aiming for (as always) is the "SHOT" that really truly captivates the essence of your personalities! I shoot until I get one every time I take the camera out. Indeed, I needed to get you both in the car and pack it in.  It was not until we left and went to the supermarket did the authentic dynamic of our life together truly arise. There in the parking lot I ran to grab my camera in the front seat. I did not have time to fuss with my settings or grab the "perfect lens".... I just ran with it and hoped for the best!  This is what true photojournalism is.. Capturing the moment. I was grateful to get it.

 And so here is how it started.. in the parking lot!

Almost... !

I love you MORE..

 Oh What Fun! This is the fundamental authenticity of life with you both!

WHo is your best friend.. Ally JO???? Nate Dawg and Mommy and Daddy and Buzios and Nate...

 Woo Hoo... OR "Ready , Set , Go.. Mommy" TA DAAAAAAAAAAA

More importantly, I am overwhelmingly grateful to have you both in my life.  Daddy feels the same! You make Mommy and Daddy's world a better place to live in because you are a part of it... I have so much to tell you both. It is in my letter! For now, I will just Thank God for you and tell you.. that there is truly no greater love.

You melt our hearts. You are 3 feet tall and 37 pounds and I carry you still. There are no words to describe our love for you.

Ally Jo,  Most of things I want to tell you are in my letter.
You are my angel from heaven. I dreamt of you. We love you immensely.
note: You are 35 pounds and 3 feet tall.

Monday, May 18, 2015

2 ! How Can It Be? I have 3 Angels!

"I was waiting for someone. For a miracle to come. Everyone told me to be strong. I was waiting for you."

"I see the light in your eyes." 

"It's almost blinding." 

"I can't believe I have been touched by an Angel with love!"  Celine Dion

Thursday, November 6, 2014


 And Just Like That....... the dreams we have had for our lives for so long grow in love and happiness right before our very eyes!  One of the biggest challenges as a mom and a photographer is how to be both when photographing my children. There is so much to capturing the moment and even more to .. enjoying the moment. The balance is difficult as both mom and innovator. I think the hardest part about photographing my children at 18 months is capturing the shot while simultaneously managing to keep them out of harms way, out of the street, away from eating bugs, safe from falling off the chair and eating and grabbing a flower pot and well... you can imagine the rest. If you want to know what I looked like during this shoot. ... Well... let's just say,  it was not a shower day. hahahahhhahaha Only a mom  with small children can appreciate those kind of days!

The funny part about being the photographer and the mom is that before being the mom the photographer in me was an over achiever. I had to get the perfect shot .  Now, I am ok with being the mommy..... all of those perfect shots or perfect shoots are for the person who took showers everyday. The new me.. the "mom me" does the best she can even if it means skipping a shower, wearing slippers out in public, mis-matching clothes, cooking , cleaning, cooking then cleaning again...throwing a dance party in between and so much more. So now, I may not get the perfect shot. But, if one variable has to give so that the other can prosper... then... I am happy to say that I am content with the "mom" me.