Caren & Sam’s Family Portrait Session

I was so flattered to be asked to do Caren & Sam’s family portraits since Sam is a really talented photographer himself. No pressure! When they showed up for the shoot, I couldn’t get over how handsome their boys Chris and Carson looked in their little matching polo shirts! The big trick for this shoot was trying to get Carson to crack a smile.  I was pulling out jokes left and right and even at one point was saying “stinky duck butt”. I know, I know, really professional. Well, Chris was cracking up, but Carson kept looking at me like I was yesterday’s news. Finally, challenging the boys to a silly face competition and heading to Hamilton Park for a race did the trick.  Sometimes, boys will be boys!


Carson and Chris playing a rousing game of chess.

There’s the smile I was looking for!

So handsome.

Jamie 15-month Portraits

I had so much fun shooting Jamie for his 15-month portraits – and how could I not? He has these massive blue eyes, a glorious head full of curls, and a huge smile that he’s not shy about showing off.  Jamie is about the same age as my youngest, so I had a good idea what I was in for…a lot of crawling and wiggles! But it turns out, all he needed was some interesting reading material and we were good to go. 🙂

Jamie’s mom Sarah is also one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. If you are involved with the JC Moms, you may have seen her hosting a Meetup playdate or two.
For this shot, I used a removable wall decal for the background and basic arts and crafts letters.


Storytime with Jamie.  Chaucer and Mark Twain anyone?


Who can resist this smile?


A stroll through Hamilton Park…


…where the trees are in full bloom!


The eyes!


Looking forward to seeing Sarah and that adorable Jamie more around the neighborhood!

Fraternal Twins Kaitlyn & Sofia at 1-week old

The best part of photographing my twin nieces… #1 They have ridiculously good genes. 🙂  And, #2 I got to hang out and shoot them for over two hours! They are only a week old and already have distinct little personalities.  Kaitlyn is so sweet and a born supermodel – always knows where the good light is and I swear would always pose towards it dramatically with her hand by her face.  Sofia is gorgeous and was so easygoing and sleepy as we moved her around.  She is such a thinker too, like she’s solving the world’s debt crisis. Cannot wait to watch these girls grow up and spoil them like crazy!


Kaitlyn trying to get into the good light while her sister snoozes.

Like a true supermodel, Kaitlyn demanded a triple grande soy latte mid-shoot.

Yep, that did the trick.

Sister love.



Happy dad. 🙂