Shooting my first wedding (with a camera)!

I had an incredible “first” this weekend – I photographed my very first wedding!

When I first got asked to do this event in July, I was extremely hesitant. I’m not a wedding photographer and I’ve never really wanted to be either. I don’t have all the fancy lighting and flashes and I’m a one-man show. But she was insistent that she loved my work (that always feels great) and so I agreed…and I was a bundle of nerves all last week.

Luckily, it took place at the Palace Theater, my very first job in high school where I worked for 5 years, so I knew the venue like the back of my hand. The Palace Theater is an old, beautiful historical theater and the couple played up the Love Story theme – it was absolutely adorable! The marquee was lite up with their names and the favors where popcorn treats.

I enticed my sister to be my unofficial assistant for the day and I’m so glad she offered up 7 hours of her Saturday to help me because I CANNOT imagine doing that by myself. Although she has no photography experience, just having her next to me is always enough to calm my nerves.  I’m sorting through the 3,700 pictures we took that day to find the best of the best and I cannot wait to share the results. I can’t say I’m going to be putting great effort into breaking through into the wedding industry anytime soon, but it was such a great experience for my photography skills to have under my belt and in my portfolio!

Stay tuned for some sneak peeks… 🙂



Tiny feet are my favorite

Baby’s precious, tiny feet make me happy and I love photographing them!

I’m going to one day miss the pitter-patter of little feet slapping against our wood floors as my kids run about the house. I’m going to miss the first wobbly steps they take on these little feet of theirs, so unsure of themselves but so determined to just…go. Their Frankenstein-like walking, unbalanced but happy they are finally moving. I’m going to miss all the tiny socks that never seem to match each other after the laundry is done. Where do all these socks go? I am going to miss their smooth, chubby feet, not yet roughened from the earth, thick, pink and perfect.

Have I mentioned how much I love babies??

Happy Monday, wherever your feet may carry you today 🙂

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Maternity Portraits: Baby Green

This beautiful couple invited me to capture one of the most special times in their lives and it was such an honor to be a part of it! New life is a true miracle and I’m so happy I got to take Baby’s first photo shoot.

I have known this gorgeous girl since she was born – we were childhood neighbors and growing up together, we all did everything together in the summers. I can’t help but think, how is she already old enough to have a baby? Then I have to remind myself that I have 2 babies of my own and pushing the big 3-0 this year 🙂

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Newborn Portraits: Baby Z

Our closest friends had their first baby last month and we could not be more excited for them and their growing family! I had the honor of taking some photographs of this precious little man when he was just one week old. Can you tell he’s going to be a Cleveland sports fan one day? I’m pretty sure he has the sweetest little face  🙂