It's amazing what eight months will do...

I am always blown away when I see how much babies change in just the first year of their life!  Here's a couple side-by-sides (or a top-to-bottoms, whichever way you look at it) of my cutie nephew Zach...he's getting so big and has such a great personality!  The top was from his newborn shoot and the bottom is from his 8 month shoot.  Can you believe it's the same baby!?


~Zachary 8 months old~

When I went home to California this March to visit family, I took the opportunity to do a mini photo shoot with my cutie nephew, Zachary. :)  He makes me so happy inside!  Here are some of the pictures from that day.

I am usually a fan of black and white pictures more than color for their classic look, but with this little boy's baby blue eyes, color is the way to go!

Love his cute little vans!

This little boy loves his mama (she's holding him in this next picture).

And now for my most favorite picture of the shoot that makes me giggle every time I look at it.  I call it "Grumpy Old Baby"

~Sneak Peek~ Oliver's Baptism 02.13.2011

Dane and I made the trip to Minnesota for his nephew's baptism in February.  Here's a sneak peak of some of the photos I took of Julie and Julian's sweet boy's baptism. 

The set of pictures below is all of Oliver's family giving him blessings and getting baptized.  The church was beautiful!

Dane was the godfather and Julie's sister, Karen, was the godmother.

Love his sweet little face!

Julie's mom handmade Oliver's outfit.


Oliver's shoes used to be his Grandpa Jerry's!  They looked brand new!


The sweet boy all tuckered out after his big day...he looks like an angel!

A big thank you to Julie and Julian for letting me take pictures!  Love you guys! XOXO


~Erica's Baby Bump~

When my sister called to tell me she was pregnant I literally cried with happiness!  I love my sister, well, like a sister and I was so excited for her and her husband.  These posts are slightly out of order because I already posted the pictures of my cutie nephew Zachary, but these photos are worth sharing.

Had my sister not gotten pregnant, I may not have made the choice to purchase my Nikon.  She was my inspiration to start experimenting with portrait and photo journalism style photography.

There is something so beautiful about a pregnant woman.  I loved being able to capture this beauty in my sister.

The next group of pictures are titled, "The Bump"  :).

No baby bump shoot can be complete without a sneak peek of the nursery.  Erica, her husband Matt, my dad and I put some good ol' DIY work into this one so it's worth showing off!

And since, as we all know, it takes two to make a baby, here are some final shots that include daddy.  ;)