Category Archives: 1 year old


I would not have expected anything less from this adorable Watch Me Grow baby member! She has been a dream for the year I have known her – from her easy newborn session to her 4 month, 8 month and now 1st Birthday Cake Smash session! I have loved watching her change so much this past year!

Of course she arrived in the most adorable dress for her portraits (yes, that is prior to the cake smash)! Baby E was all smiles…she even tried very hard to smile AND eat cake!!! She loved every bite right down to her toes…as a matter of fact she even tried to eat the icing off her toes!!!

But seriously, I mean this, the first year goes by so fast…in the blink of an eye. The first birthday marks a big celebration! The celebration of life…of coming through the first year and all of the changes! It deserves to be captured and I can say I always enjoy it, sometimes I laugh so hard it brings tears to my eyes watching a baby dig into the cake!

I couldn’t do my sessions without the amazing cakes from my dear friend Angela Bowes of Cakes by Angela. She is one of the “sweetest” people I know!!! Thank you Angela for all you do to make my first birthday babies happy!!

Watch it unfold here…Baby E…Happy 1st Birthday and many more! I have loved watching you grow this past year!!!


Best of 2015

 It’s hard to believe another year has come to an end. The time just flies by too quickly. Before I start another year and think ahead to goals and resolutions I have to take some time to reflect on this past year.

The year 2015 was indeed a great year! It far exceeded my expectations for my business and none of that would be possible without each and every client who trusted and shared your family with me. Whether it was capturing the first days of a babies life or celebrating a graduating high school senior or simply wanting to document a moment in time for your family, I am truly blessed to have been the one chosen to carry out the job of photographing and documenting this time in your life.

 I was fortunate this year to have many assistants who are aspiring photographers. It was a win/win for all of us. I was able to share with them what I have learned so far in my journey and in turn they were able to help take some of the work off my plate and allow me to photograph more families. It’s hard to believe, but I ended the year with 504 sessions. I remember every single one and the time I have spent with each client is special to me.

 At the end of each year, I spend days pouring over session by session and pulling out some of the best moments and photographs from the year. I can honestly say there are many more then I can share!   But for now here they are…hope you enjoy as much as I do.

 Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for sharing your time with me and choosing me to have the honor of photographing your family, babies, children and more. And if we did not yet have the chance to meet I would love to see you in 2016!

 All the best,



The First Birthday is a milestone and in the studio we celebrated this little girl with a FUN photo shoot!  There is nothing better than capturing the excitement that comes along with turning ONE year old!  We had a great time at this little girl’s First Birthday Shoot and Cake Smash!  As the youngest of three children it is always a treat to have time and attention all to yourself!

We started out with some super cute 1st birthday portraits before we headed into the cake smash.  Don’t let the cute shoes and tutu fool you….this little girl was not afraid to make a mess!  By the end of the session the birthday girl, mom, myself and pretty much the whole studio were covered in icing!  And a big Thank You to Cakes by Angela in Ridgefield for the beautiful and yummy 1st Birthday Cake!

And that’s what we call a FUN shoot…!