I’ll post many of the NIN pics to my website in the next few days, but here’s the slideshow we showed during the Nursing is Normal – Madison Gallery Night opening….

Back to regular posting soon!  Busy as a bee editing birth pics, but I don’t get to share those quite as liberally!!




September 25, 2009

High energy wouldn’t even begin to characterize most photo shoots with kids under the age of, oh, who knows?  And these guys weren’t any exception.  Luckily mom and dad were cool to just let me hang out snapping away, catching some of the crazy and love and wonder.

Though big sis was happy to ham for the camera….






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Very occasionally a couple will ask me to get a pic of just them during a family photo shoot – and although it doesn’t come as naturally to me as photographing kiddos, I always love being able to get a few images of just mom & dad – both for them and for their children as they grow.



And boy does getting two kiddos this age to take a family pic get to be a whole lot of crazy (and usually funny) work!



Thanks you guys for a lovely time!
🙂 Lea 

September 23, 2009

My friend had a baby boy at home a few weeks ago, and it took me nearly three weeks to come say hi and take some pics for them – but we had a lovely afternoon visit amidst sporadic photo-taking.  I love talking to fellow birthie-folk, so thank you my dear!




Big sister was sleepy, but very sweet when she could sit her bottom down still enough – I love this one, one hand stroking her brother’s head, while still managing to suck her thumb – all the while listening to her mama read a story.  That’s what I call multitasking.

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Big sister had a beautiful bright room, and she insisted I get under the canopy for a bit and color pics.  I think I want one for over my bed now!



And then this chair.  I love it.  They want to have it re-upholstered – I told them they need to find the exact same color.  I loved it!



Congratulations my friends!


I’ve known this lovely family for some time now as they took our birth class at HB and asked me to be their doula – so I was there when this pumpkin was born – and what a beautiful birth!  

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I was so happy when they asked me to come do photos with them, and what a fun and sweet Sunday morning at Picnic Point it was…..








Thanks to all of you – I so enjoyed our morning meandering!  Glad we finished up before all the other Sunday morning meanderers!


lil bit of deja vu

September 20, 2009

phew!  back-to-back-to-back sessions today, but i had to get at least one new pic in!

last fall


this fall

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my friends courtney and huck have the most beautiful farm – and i think photographing them in the fall is quite the lovely tradition.  xoxox

Well, let’s see…..  (this is a long one, but my oh my are there ALOT of things a 15mo can get into!!)


Little bit of ball playing…



Ham it up a bit with mama and papa…



Hang around upside down for a bit…



Do some airplane with mama…



Go to the park to do some climbing…



and some swinging…



and sliding of course…



End up on the big swing with papa and get a little big sleepy…

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Recover from the sleepy with a good nose-picking session…



Try squishing mama’s face right off…



Climb some trees…



Do a little yoga…



And FINALLY give up for a nap, with some tears first…



I photographed this butter bean when he was just a few weeks old – how different does he look now with that big ole lovely mop of hair!!!


Thank you my lovelies for inviting me to again spend a few hours capturing some of the extraordinary-ness that is your family.



This mama was in our birth class at HB over the winter and she wanted some pics done as a Father’s Day gift for her husband.  I love pregnant mamas, as most of you know, and to work with them prenatally in an educational setting and being able to photograph is quite the treat!

Her laugh and smile were so sweet –




The lighting in her stairway was quite dramatic and of course I loved that…



And the covering here was her wedding veil.  I love it when folks find their own coverings and props – it just makes it that much more special.



And then – the babe.  Oh what a treat….


(Doesn’t she have the most perfect pixie “cut”?)

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I have a love for “grooming” shots with new parents – and in talking with other photographers, I know I’m not alone.  There is something so gentle and loving about the ways parents touch their babes…




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Thanks for a couple of beautiful sessions mama, in your very zen and wonderful home.  (I have to say this is a perk of photographing young babies in their spaces – the opportunity to see so many different and lovely homes!)