Hello dear friends! It’s been quite awhile since I have shared a monthly recap of our life. More truthfully, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged at all. I’ve appreciated your kind messages and comments during this unintended hiatus – it is truly so touching that so many of you missed my words and photos. […]

As Dan and Lili prepared to welcome their second son, I happily photographed a home family session for them, capturing a typical Saturday morning in their household, one of their last as a family of just three. There is something just so beautiful about photographing a family in their natural environment; not only are children […]

I’m fairly certain this beautiful mama-to-be didn’t expect to navigate mountains of snow for her mid-March photo session, but a blizzard swept through just a few days prior creating the perfect, albeit chilly, backdrop for a winter maternity session at Ramapo Valley County Reservation. Lauren and her husband have enjoyed a tremendously busy year – newlyweds, […]

I was running so behind on my November wrap-up that I decided to combine my review of the last two months of 2016. November had its share of challenges, as Stephen came down with his first cold and when he finally got better he came down with a second, much worse cold about 12 minutes […]

After we had finished our tour and afternoon tea at Hopsewee Plantation, we ventured on down the road to Hampton Plantation. Unlike most historic homes I have visited, this one was particularly unique as there are no furnishings to be seen. Instead, portions of the interior have been peeled back to reveal an incredible glimpse […]


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