This baby girl has the sweetest little face!  Just last weekend, I had the pleasure of taking some newborn pictures of our friends' baby, little Sophia.  Her name is just as adorable as she is!  We were lucky enough to have some real life sunlight here in Dayton, Ohio which is not all that common so it was a good day.  Sophia's nursery has some awesome jungle animals that her dad hand painted on the walls for her...my favorite was the monkey.  :)  Here's just a sneak peek of some of the photos I took...Thanks Aaron and Meghan!


~Zachary Matthew~

Ahhh...babies!  Gotta love them!  This past summer, I was blessed to become an aunt!  I was lucky enough to still be living in California when Zach was born and was able to take these pictures when he was only 12 days old!  He just melts my heart!  Looking at these six months after the fact is so strange because he's a totally different baby now.  They just grow up too fast!

A little background on the monkey...my Grandma and Grandpa on my Dad's side gave my sister and I each a monkey when we were little.  Rickie's monkey is next to Zach in this pic.  Love it!

Here's a little sneak peak of the shoot...



Nothing like a Hawaiian Sunrise...

I'm not talking about some kind of yummy tropical drink, although that would also be nice.  :)  From my last post, speaking of photography capturing memories, here is one of my favorite photos that I have taken. It was the first morning that I was in Kauai with my good friend, Cara.  It was before my body had adjusted to the time change so waking up before dawn actually seemed like a good idea at the time.  That's saying a lot for this girl who LOVES to sleep in.  I woke up and walked down to the beach to find an amazing sunrise which got even prettier as it continued to come up over the mountains.  I think one of the biggest differences between sunrises and sunsets is the stillness that sunrise brings.  At sunset, the hustle and bustle of the day is already in full swing and it is hard to find yourself alone.  At sunrise, I was all by myself...just me, the sun, the beach, and my camera.  Ahhhh.... :)

This photo not only helps me remember that sunrise, but the entire trip to Kauai which was awesome and amazing and wonderful...can't wait to go back.



The Beginning...

I love photography.  I love how it can capture a moment in time in all of its beauty.  I love that photography helps you remember all the good times.  Photography makes me smile.  :)

This is the beginning of my blog which I am excited to use to share my work.  Enjoy!