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I love this photo.  A tiny new baby.  Total love.  Complete exhaustion.  Reconfiguring your family.

I remember this shoot so well–a mother’s day present for a mom who did not have any family photos.

This little one was so precocious, and so adored, that we played for way too long.  The house had a couple of magical playrooms and we had so much fun in all of them.

Another early session.  These guys have a third baby who is one now.

But this time they were expecting a second son, and the first one sort of understood what was going on, but still had a lot of wonder and excitement about what would be coming down the road.

We did another maternity shoot a few years later for their third, a girl.  Working with families over time is the BESTEST.  Such a privilege.

This face.  I always tell parents that I love pictures where the kids are serious, because you can see them so much better–smiles are great, but this photo, for me, is the one I’d keep going back to–quintessential photo of her first year.

Classic is timeless.

This month I am going to post a favorite photo every day.  I have lots more than 31 favorites, but I wanted to highlight some of the photos that really show the things most burrow into my heart when I see them in print.  Here’s what they have in common:

Connection. They mirror so much love.


Timeless–they are images that will be cherished for generations.  Ones that I can imagine hanging in the homes of grandchildren.  The photo you gaze at for decades.

I’m that woman who stares on the T.  I love your face.  It’s a completely unique natural wonder.  Those who have commissioned me to capture their faces and those of their loved ones, well, I am humbled and grateful.

Let’s start with some older stuff this week.

I’ll never forget this mom when she saw this photo.  Her face lit up and she looked at me and said, “wow, he REALLY loves me.”  The baby is going to be five this year, but this photo still hangs prominently in their house:

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