PRESENTING | Back to School Dress-Me-Up Shoot


Meet two of my new favorite cuties who you’ll see featured below in my FAVORITE Dress-Me-Up Shoot to date! This was a 2 phaser with the first theme being fall and the second targeting Back to School. Fun props and beautiful Children are always a winning combination. There were just too many cute shots I couldn’t cut from the storyboards so be ready for some scrolling!

Presenting | “If You Buy It, They Will Come”

I’ve been dreaming of taking these two kiddies pictures for awhile now…it got to the point that every outfit or prop I was buying had to be in their sizes and their faces were always in my mind. I put all my faith in the old saying, “if you buy it, they will come” and I am thrilled to report that the saying is TRUE!!
The opportunity came and it was really a dream come true and so much fun!

Presenting | Miss Anna Simone!

Watch out world here comes Miss Anna Simone! First off, is that a name or is that a name? Anna Simone. I just love it. This photo shoot was so fun!!!! Anna was looking for some head shots to help further her career in Musical Theater. We found some good spots around town and easily had dozens of great images in just a few minutes.
Here’s her celebratory jump that the shoot was finally over!! She was such a great sport posing it up for hours in the freezing cold. Thanks Anna what a fun shoot!

Presenting | The “Oozing of Emotion” Factor

Nearing the top of the list of reasons children are the greatest things in this world and I aspire to be more like them is what I call the “Oozing of Emotion Factor.” I love that kids are all about their feelings and that they just own them completely as demonstrated below through the body language and deep telling eyes of Rachelle. Whether it’s her uneasiness with the camera’s presence at first, the shock and hurt feelings from a comment her cousin made about her beloved stuffed dog, or her desire to just soak everything in, she’s so alive and overflowing with emotion…and I just can’t get enough of those eyes!
I think I feel a new business card coming on!

Presenting | My New Favorite Model

So we had to do some of the photo shoots at the beach but we couldn’t do all of them there. I remembered some amazing corn fields I’d spotted on the way into Nags Head so we drove about 15 minutes back out and over the bridge to a spot I thought would set the scene for a fun shoot with Tanner.
We also pulled over at some cool antique shops with vintage stuff on the lots that lent themselves well to this wool pinstripe vest I’ve been dying to use. Tanner lent himself well to vest too!!! He was such a doll to shoot and was so adorably as in love with this brown vest as I was that he asked if he could keep it after the shoot. Being the sucker that I am for raspy voices…I am now back on the lookout for a cute vintage vest…let me know if see anything!

Presenting | A Hawaiian Princess

Okay, I’ve been looking forward to this day since the first time I saw Hanale’s daughter on Facebook. She is the cutest little girl ever! Each time they came over and I got to know her better just made me want to take her photo more and more. Getting some time with her quickly became one of my major “to do” items while here.

The day I arrived in Hawaii I began making mental notes of all the beautiful places I could take her for the shoot. Hanale and Erica were great to let me pick her up one afternoon after school and I was thrilled to take her to almost all of them! We started in Waikiki, then went up to a park in Manoa, next to Maunawili Falls, then this great fence I’d been obsessing over for months, next we hit up the Quarry, Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach.
We finished with some lollipops and a cookie pit stop since Erihana was SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! She really was the perfect model. Reminding me several times she knew what she was doing since she’d been “practicing her poses.” What a doll! So 3 hours and 4 wardrobe changes later we were done and with some amazing shots in hand.