Adriane wins the “hottest-shoot-of-the-year” award.  And not just because she’s gorgeous.  I think it was “only” 103* but it sure felt like 115.*  Despite the heat, we enjoyed some lovely light and had fun running around the train-tracks and through the stream, plus Adriane (and her best friend Rachel) brought a bunch of balloons.  Hooray!
But check them out for yourself:

(I LOVE it when my clients goof off; they make my favorite pictures)






warm light, silky newborn skin, and a perfect sleeper made
this newborn session my favorite by far:

thanks for inviting me over to photograph your son, Seth and Rebecca!
It was an absolute delight!

The McCoys

The McCoys are a special family.  For starters they’re my largest ever.  Not 2 kids, not 4 kids, but 6!  But more importantly, Mrs. M scheduled this shoot so they could have pictures to remember Mr. M by while he’s serving abroad.  So these pictures aren’t just Christmas card covers, they’re a snapshot of the joy and affection of McCoy family life.  Most of all, I love their natural, frank smiles.  I barely had to coach them at all!  The happiness just came bursting out!


(can I just say that this picture illustrates my favorite part of portrait photography?  that magical moment where the walls come down and you just be yourself)