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Meet Paula and her three beautiful children. Paula pushes beyond the challenges of mothering and finds strength and joy through her children. She says “she does what needs to be done.” I was able to see her do that and more with such grace and love. ……….. People always say you’re a “Great Mom, Paula.” Which is sweet, but I’m not sure why they say that because I just do what needs to be done. Of course, I don’t feel like a great mom when any of my children are hurting. For example, when my oldest daughter, Isabella, can’t communicate what is stressing her out even with her sign language. Or when my son Jacob just can’t stop bouncing with noises because he is hurting emotionally. Jacob, although very verbal, can not understand why “friends” sometimes say or do things that hurt him. It’s so frustrating to tell him that sometimes children or adults say things without thinking about what they are saying or doing. Jacob lives in a black and white world. It’s amazing to see the things he understands better than other children. He has such great empathy for others. He will do his best to make his sister, […]
Being well prepared for you senior photo session can make the difference between average and fabulous photos. Follow these easy tips and you’ll be well on your way to looking your absolute best. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call or email. General Notes… Please arrive on time to your appointment. Showing up late means you lose camera time. I often have sessions booked back-to-back and I don’t want you to miss a minute. Sleep! Make sure you get at least 2 nights of good sleep before your photo session so that you will look fresh. Clothing Tips Keep it simple and make sure you feel good in the clothes you select. Have your clothes and accessories ready the night before your shoot. Choose clothes that reflect your style and are appropriate for the event. Make sure they are clean and free of wrinkles. Plan on changing quickly. The faster you change, the more time we have to photograph and the more photo choices you’ll have later. Bring more or less clothing options depending on which session type you selected. It’s okay to bring extra that you may not wear. If you’re self-conscious about your arms, avoid sleeveless or […]
The results are in from the Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition. This was my first time entering at this level and I’m excited and honored to have 3 images receive Blue Ribbon Merits and 1 image accepted in the prestigious “Loan Collection”. The 3 images are below. As always, thank you for your support and encouragement.
This month Laura and her girls are in the blog. Four beauties…and another one on the way! I’m learning so much from each mother that I spotlight through our Honoring Mothers project. I’m even learning from their children. I love the dynamics between siblings. Its sweet to quietly watch as they play and laugh and also take care of each other. And it’s even nice to see them argue and struggle too…as that is part of being a sibling. I think we learn about how to interact with our peer and friends through interacting with our siblings. It’s like a “safe zone” because all is forgiven moments later. These beautiful girls laughed, played, smiled, and even argued during our session. And they wiggled their way right into my heart. As Laura said, “they are more alike than different.” On December 7, 2010, I gave birth to my beautiful daughters, Jillian and Leah. Jillian was born first and before Leah was born, doctors had expressed concern about Jillian. I was told that they suspected Jillian had Down Syndrome or maybe just “looked squished” because she was a twin. She was brought to the NICU for testing. Doctors stated that they […]