Capturing the joy and realness of our lives.

Val came to me, referred by a friend, looking to get her sweet little 3-year-old photographed since moving to the West Coast.

Black & white and laughing all over. The dirt on his hand - a clear sign we were having fun. 

Black & white and laughing all over. The dirt on his hand - a clear sign we were having fun. 

Originally, we had planned to photograph the whole family, but at the last minute we had to be flexible as dad couldn't make the photoshoot due to work. The emphasis was going to be on Storm anyway, so we marched forward with smiles, optimism and an impromptu tricycle ride that he found irresistible.


a 3 year old boy and a red tricycle - what more could you ask for in the perfect photo op 

a 3 year old boy and a red tricycle - what more could you ask for in the perfect photo op 

Val really wanted to capture the joy and realness of their life, as it was during this moment in time. 

Big ol' raspberry kisses for mom! 

Big ol' raspberry kisses for mom! 

As a working mama, juggling several things at once, we made time for some business headshots that reflected her, her soul & her practice. 

As a working mama, juggling several things at once, we made time for some business headshots that reflected her, her soul & her practice. 

Here is what Val had to say about her session:

It was great. I felt so comfortable and my son did as well, evidenced by his photographs! As I shared it is your gift of capturing the essence of a person.

I can't wait to photograph Storm and his family again in the future! While I am blessed and humbled by what Val said, I feel like Storm and his mama were incredible spirits that crossed my path and threw a little sparkle my way.

His laughter and joy for life are truly contagious. I wish everyone their own perfect Storm in their life - there is nothing more magical than a Storm like this! 

tinkering with toys, we found a slug, laughing ... and laughing some more 

tinkering with toys, we found a slug, laughing ... and laughing some more 


Silly & Serious. We'll take it all. 

Silly & Serious. We'll take it all. 

The magic of the perfect Storm.

The magic of the perfect Storm.