April 29, 2018   |   baby, children, family

If you search for “Ashley and Sunil” on my website, you’ll find innumerable posts, dating back to when I first shot their engagement photos in 2011. Then, their wedding in 2012. And their maternity photos in 2015. Followed by photos right after the birth of their first son, Veen, and then their second, Dev, just last year.

Somewhere along the way, they became some of our closet friends, and as our families have followed the same baby-making trajectory, we have become even closer.

So, I was so happy to shoot some photos to commemorate Dev’s first birthday (which also happens to be the same as mine).

Happy birthday, little Dev! We are so excited to celebrate you–and your awesome fam.

These two make the happiest, cutest kids. And I’m not just saying that because I love them. I mean, LOOK at Dev cheesing!

Photos with two toddlers is no easy feat, but I think they nailed it.

Dev is totally thinking, “Oh yeah, I’m about the smash the heck out of this cake.”

Or just smash my face into it…

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November 21, 2017   |   children, family

I photographed Jason, Jaelon, and their dads this past weekend just a few blocks from my house, as we all live in the same neighborhood. Good gosh, I am glad I got to meet this family.

From the second I met them at their home, the boys were just so sweet and endearing. They are little charmers–full of personality–and not even a little shy. They are also uber polite. After the session–which we shot in 33 degree weather–they said I couldn’t go home, “But you have to come have some hot cocoa!”

As we were shooting around the grounds of Senn High School, which makes a beautiful backdrop for a family shoot, people were literally staring at this adorable quartet, likely assuming–like me–that they walked straight out of the pages of a J Crew catalog. One lady even stopped us, excitedly asking “Is this a real family?! How are you all so beautiful?!”

Sometimes, shooting with young boys can be a challenge, as they are so energetic and often not very receptive about the idea of family pictures. We channeled all that energy into these images, though, and I’m so happy with how they turned out.

Here are some sneak peeks from this catalog crew!

J and J nailed their “swag face,” but they couldn’t stay serious for very long.


They jumped at the opportunity to torture their dads–throwing leaves and tackling them as much as possible!

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October 9, 2017   |   baby, children, family

I’m deep in the midst of shooting fall family sessions. It’s always my busiest time of year for portraits, but I really love the chance to connect with families–some I’ve shot for years, some I’ve just met.

Here are some sneak peeks for the past couple of weeks. More to come!

I can’t NOT include this one. To me, it’s the perfect imperfect photo, and it cracks me up every time I look at it!

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