Thursday, February 7, 2013

Alice : Newborn

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of photographing a fresh, little newborn. My good friends Eddie and Emily had just welcomed Alice into the world a couple of weeks prior and we're lucky we were all able to carve out the time for this session! Sweet Alice is a perfect little angel and I loved every minute of our session. Please welcome to the world, Alice Suzanne!

Friday, January 4, 2013


Good morning friends!

Happy Friday :)

Today, I would like to take a moment to welcome to the blog, FosterBabies! Have y'all ever wondered where photographers and parents find such adorable clothes, accessories and props for children's photo shoots? Well, wonder no more. FosterBabies is a custom baby shop on Etsy, specializing in custom baby clothes and accessories. The shop's owner and creator, Rachelle Foster, is an extremely talented and accomplished designer and seamstress (she designed and made my wedding gown - you know I trust her with my life). You probably remember Rachelle, most recently, from her maternity session from July 2012:

She has exquisite taste in fabric and a wonderful sense of style and she loves using her talents to come up with the latest trends in baby clothes. In addition to clothes, hats, headbands, etc. she also does quilts and stuffed animals. I will be commissioning props for photo sessions over the next several months so stay tuned to see what she makes for me and how it will be used. So please check out the FosterBabies shop on Etsy, where you can peruse some of Rachelle's custom designs that are currently in the shop and ready to go; you can also contact her via her shop and order attire customized for your baby.

Her son, Rylan, with a FosterBabies original:


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Trey turns FIVE!!!

I just can't say enough about photographing this precious little boy!!! There aren't too many children that just instinctively know what to do in front of a camera, but Trey has got it down!! He's so much fun and always willing to give me "sweet eyes" :) As I tell his mom, he makes my job easy. I always look forward to doing his portraits because they're always silly and unpredictable and it keeps this photographer on her toes. I've got some of the best clients anyone could ask for, and Trey (along with his mom and dad) is no exception!! I just love working with this sweet family! Hope y'all enjoy these shots from Trey's 5 year old session.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Drew is FOUR!!

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing this little cutie! Drew was so much fun - he made funny faces, told silly jokes, and was really a perfect little subject. The setting of our session was at New Orleans City Park so there were no shortage of fun distractions - giant oak trees with low-lying branches for him to climb, big water fountains to splash in, and within Storyland, a whole world of nursery rhymes and fairy tales for him to get lost in. I hope y'all enjoy looking at this sweet little boy as much as I enjoyed photographing him :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Rylan's Newborns!!

Hi everyone!! Please allow me to introduce you to this cutie pie, Rylan. For anyone following my posts, this is Rachelle's sweet little bundle! Photographing Rylan was just as wonderful as getting to photograph his mom's (and my dear friend) maternity session a few months back. He wasn't quite sure what to make of the camera and the posing at first,  but after a while he warmed up to this new situation. Since he wasn't really comfortable with it in the beginning, I decided to just let him do his own thing and what resulted were the sweet little quirks of a newborn. This little fella is very dear to my heart and I'm thrilled to get to share these pictures of him. Welcome to this wild and crazy world Rylan!

Friday, September 28, 2012

CC and Keira!!

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing these two adorable little girls! Cecilia and Keira are beautiful, energetic and such a blast to hang out with. I've actually known their family for quite some time so it was extra special! I went to elementary and high school with their mom, been friends with their dad since the 8th grade, and been friends with their mom's brother for several years now too. Needless to say, I was really excited when their mom asked me to take some photos of the girls. We went to Audubon Park on a hot summer morning and I basically just let them run wild, while capturing them being them; I wanted to capture the very best part of childhood - the carefree sense of discovery and adventure. CC and Keira were a real treat to photograph and even though they currently live many (many, many) miles away, I sincerely hope I get the opportunity to work with them again!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Emily & Jacques are MARRIED!!

First of all, let me start by saying I have one of the coolest families around. We love to laugh, we're very loud and we love to have a good time. But I knew getting to witness my family at a wedding for the umpteenth time would just be lagniappe when my cousin Emily asked me to photograph her wedding. I love my family, but we're a pretty big and scattered group so unfortunately we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. So until I was booked to shoot this wedding I had no idea the groom was my neighbor from childhood - New Orleans, for its size, sure seems like a small world sometimes. This was a very unexpected and happy twist to the scenario! His parents are some of the sweetest around and were always very good to me so I was very happy to be able to see them again after all these years. I promise I'm not biased when I say this, but this wedding was a blast! Emily was gorgeous, as always, she and Jacques had a ball and there wasn't a non-dancing soul in room. The best part for me was that not only was I there to see Em begin her life with Jacques, but I got to capture this momentous occasion in her life, which truly means the world to me. Em, thank you for asking me to be a part of your day. May you and Jacques have every happiness life can bring. Congratulations you two!