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You are a soul full of stars.

‘To love is to receive
a glimpse of heaven.’
-Karen Sunde

wny newborn photographer

This beautiful baby girl is loved beyond measure.

Grateful 02 | WNY photographer

February 26, 2015

It’s time for the second installment of our Grateful Project.  This month I focused on our recent family trip to Quebec City. My son, Sean, competed in the 2015 Pee Wee International Hockey Tournament.  It was a fabulous trip.  Here are some of the highlights and my grateful thoughts.

quebec grateful post

To continue through our circle of amazing photographers, please begin by visiting Amber Norris Photography | MS Newborn and Child Photographer.
I love what she captured for this month’s Grateful Project–so beautiful and inspiring.

All you have to do

is be yourself

and live the story

that no one else can live–

the story of your

unique life.

Be proud.

Be confident.

And most of all, be happy.

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williamsville, ny photographer

As photographers, our goal is typically to capture crisp, focused images, but once in a while it can be a good thing to break the rules. This month, my fellow group of photographers and myself challenged ourselves to take a portrait that was out-of-focus. My images are not typical portraits in that the subject’s face is not seen, but it still captures the essence of this moment: a sign of hope in the midst of the dreariness of winter. In the top image I manually controlled the focus and made it blurry; the second image was taken with my Lensbaby. I don’t use it very often, but each time I do, I realize how fun it is to take photos with.

To continue through our circle of photographers and see their OOF images, you can begin my visiting the amazingly talented, Jessica Holden. Her work is incredible and always so inspiring.

Bokeh, also known as “Boke” is one of the most popular subjects in photography. The reason why it is so popular, is because Bokeh makes photographs visually appealing, forcing us to focus our attention on a particular area of the image. The word comes from Japanese language, which literally translates as “blur”.

There are many different kinds of bokeh and ways to achieve it. Our focus for our portrait group this month was to photograph someone with bokeh in the image. I decided to make a heart shape with some twinkle lights and then ‘blur’ them in the background as I photographed my three boys & dog–the loves of my love, hence the heart. Now, my husband is another love of my life, but he is not always a willing subject. 😉
i {heart} bokeh

To continue through our circle of photographers and to see their take on portraits with bokeh, you can beging by visiting the lovely and talented, Kimberly Skeen | Orange County Family Photographer


May 14, 2013

On a day when

the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open

and the world is full

of beauty.

Today is such 

a day.


east aurora, ny newborn photographer

A perfect day indeed when this sweet boy entered the world surrounded by love and people that have been awaiting his arrival. Gen & Ben–congratulations! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this most beautiful time in your lives.

A fun way to photograph a person is to frame them literally within the frame of your lens. Since it is still very cold here and snowy, it was difficult to search for frames in nature, so instead I photographed my little guy in front of a frame. I purchased this oversized frame several years ago at a flea market. It is fun prop and my sweet boy enjoyed this.

To continue through our circle of fabulous photographers and to see their take on this theme, you can begin by visiting the very talented, Suzanne Carey, Hattiesburg, MS Photographer.

It’s time for our blog circle’s portrait project. This month we are focusing on narrative portraiture. Basically that means the images tell about the subject–who he/she is. These images are of my youngest who I’m sad to say just turned 4. Seriously, I just brought him home from the hospital and gave him his first sponge bath and now he is 4?!! How is that possible? Well, these images convey that he is a boy through and through. He loves to play dress up, hence the crown and glasses and he loves all things boy, namely, dinosaurs, superheroes, trucks, cars, etc. He is one of my greatest achievements and I thank the Lord that He chose me to be his mother.

Now, you don’t want to miss out on the other photographers and their narrative images. You can begin by visiting my friend and very talented photographer, Jessica Holden of Jessica Holden Photography. I know you will be inspired!

life is beautiful.

November 22, 2012

How fitting that on Thanksgiving day our post for the Me & Mine project asks us to interpret life is beautiful with our photographs. Indeed life is beautiful for me–I am richly blessed with a loving, supportive husband; 3 healthy children; a precious puppy to love; a career/hobby that fills me with so much joy and happiness; wonderful friends; a beautiful home; and a Lord that loves me despite my numerous faults. I carried my camera along yesterday and snapped some snippets of  my life showing that it truly is beautiful.

To continue through our circle of photographers, please visit my very talented and inspiring friend, Allison Jacobs.