• "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts, and we are changed forever."

    We specialize in creating portraits of those relationships that have left footprints on YOUR heart, warming your home and your heart with memories that last a lifetime.

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We’ve been on Hiatus due to health related reasons

If you’ve been trying to contact us, please accept my apologies for not being responsive.

I’ve been off work since December, and unable to function very much, including in the studio.
But I’m now starting to spend a bit of time each day trying to get caught up on things.

Because I’m not able to work, with no income from the studio, we no longer have anyone in the office.

I’ll be trying to get in touch with everyone over the next week, and get caught up with things.

At this time, we’re accepting no new clients.

Thanks for your understanding

Happy Birthday Dad

 

I originally posted this last year, and with your indulgence, I’d like to repost it again with a couple of minor updates.  

August 17th is my dad’s birthday.

Happy birthday dad.

If you were still with us, you’d be 100 this year.

First you were my daddy.   Then, you were my dad.  And ultimately, you were my friend, and my advisor.

I loved the relationship we had at each phase along the way, but I cherish when we were friends as adults.

Unfortunately, you left us far too early.  You were only 70.  That’s only 8 years older than I am this year.

You missed watching your grandchildren grow up.  You’d love them dad.  They grew up and became such wonderful women and great moms.

And now you have four wonderful great grandchildren – three beautiful little girls, and one fine young man.   You’d adore them, and they you.

Chelsie was only a year old when you died.  She doesn’t really remember you, of course,  but  she hung your picture in her bedroom all of her growing up years.  For some reason, she insisted that you be there with her.

Dad, you always loved photography, and that’s where I got my interest.  Remember, we took some classes together during the time you were struggling with cancer?  Those are cherished memories for me, working beside you in the darkroom, watching the magic of images pop up on the paper.

You never got to see me turn that into a career.  I wish you had.  That would have meant a lot to me.

Dad, you taught me the value of hard work.  You worked two jobs much of my growing up years just to support our family.  We were never particularly well off materially, but we sure were rich in the things that really mattered.

You taught me the importance of kindness and doing things for others, without a thought for the impact on you.   At one time or another, you took in three of my cousins, and took care of them for an extended period of time.  One, we even turned into my brother, for which I’m eternally grateful because had you not adopted him, I’d have been an only child.

You’d be very proud of him, dad.  He’s so much like you in so many ways.  You and mom did well with both of us.

You dealt with your illness with such grace, and you never once complained about it.  It even brought you and mom closer together.  I’ll never forget that time in your life. It was a time we could all pay back just a little all the care you took of us.    Even being sick, you still got great joy from your grandchildren, and from life in general.

Dad, there isn’t a day goes by I don’t think of you.  You left a wonderful mark on the world, and your footprints on the hearts of many different people.

Happy Birthday Dad.  And though I don’t remember saying it much when you were alive – I love you.

First Year Baby Storybook from our Baby Steps Newborn Photography Program

One of the most popular products from our Baby Steps newborn and infant photography program is the Baby Steps Album.

Kelly and Sean wanted to celebrate the first year of Abigail’s life and all the unbelievable changes that this beautiful little girl went through from birth through her firs birthday. They wanted to tell the story of her first year of life.

But even more, they wanted to create a memory for HER – something that she would enjoy when she became an adult. Read the wording on the flyleaf of the front cover and you’ll see.

Every one of our Baby Steps albums is individually designed by our designer. In fact, when this book came back from our printers, who see a lot of book designs, they sent Lynette back a wonderful note about how much they liked this album.

The first page below is the book jacket, and the second is the image for the hard box cover. The rest are the pages of the album.

The Baby Steps Album – the ultimate way to tell the story of your baby’s first year, and a family heirloom that will be passed down through the generations.

Doesn’t This Picture Tell A Story? Shouldn’t they All?

One of my favorites from a recent session. I love the story this tells – the adventurous little one, being guided and supported to two loving parents as she ventures forth to accomplish a new task.

I LOVE capturing special, unique moments like this during our baby sessions, especially those that show the special relationship between the little one and the parents. This one does in fact tell so many stories.

What story would you like to tell with your family?

From our Baby Steps, Newborn and First year photography program for children.

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