friends and family

Baby Nova aka Peachy

Who: Nova Joy

What: Baby portraiture

Where: Hong Kong

This is my adorable baby niece! Her family nickname is Peachy since she has a beautiful peach complexion and what is looking to be red peach fuzz hair. We couldn’t resist putting together this peach and flower basket photoshoot while I was visiting them in Hong Kong!

Stark Family

Who: Lauren, Scott and baby Jo

What: Bookish in-home family and baby portrait session

Where: Seattle, WA

Lauren and I have been friends since 4th grade and I couldn’t be happier to photograph her family for her. She and her husband and baby live in beautiful Seattle and I was so excited to visit them and meet her baby when she was about three months old! Jo (short for Josephine) shares a name with one of our favorite literary heroines – Jo March from Little Women – so it was only fitting that we incorporated the book into their portrait session. Jo loves to listen to reading aloud, be it a picture book or book for grownups. What a little smartie!

Czuba Tobin Family

Who: Kim, Nathan and baby Vera

What: In-home newborn family portrait session

Where: Chicago, IL

Kim and I were assigned to be roommates our first year at Oberlin College back in 2002. Little did I know we would still be friends 16 years later! Now she is a mama - I'm vkelmpt! I feel so lucky that we’ve got to share the big moments in life together. Here she is with her husband and the adorable Vera in their home in Chicago. Vera is such an even- tempered baby – I barely heard her cry at all during the four days I stayed at their house. I can’t wait to visit again soon!

Solan DeBoinville Family

Who: My brother, sister-in-law and new baby niece

What: In-home newborn family portrait session

Where: Washington, DC

I got to meet my baby niece Eloise for the first time when she turned one month old. She is a tiny bean and we all love her very much!

Dani + Rob's Maternity Session

Who: Danielle and Rob (my sister and brother-in-law)

What: Hometown maternity session

Where: our parents’ backyard and the train station in Newark, DE

My sister and her husband live in Hong Kong, where my sister teaches music at an international school. While they were back in the states over the winter break, we snuck in a maternity session in our hometown. The first location was our parent's’ back yard — you could never tell these were taken in January because the bamboo in my parents’ yard is so leafy and green year round! The second location was the historic Newark train station. Gotta love my home town! Congrats to my beautiful sister!!!

Lauren + Scott's Maternity Session

Who: Lauren and Scott

What: Autumn maternity session at a pumpkin patch and park

Where: Portland, OR

My bestie Lauren is expecting a little girl so when I went to visit her on the PNW we did a maternity session during our weekend getaway to Portland, OR. I’ve been photographing this lovely lady since we were teenagers and she looks especially beautiful and radiant as an expecting mom! I can’t wait to meet her daughter in a few months!