It’s no secret that I haven’t blogged in a while. For shame, I know. To be honest, and many of us in this industry will admit that it’s tough to find new and unique ways to describe the work we love doing. We tend to use the same words and it’s not because we don’t have great vocabularies, it’s because we love everyone we meet and what we do that we often tend to go to our comfort words to describe similar style shoots. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it can get hard to WANT to blog when we know we do this.

But, I am back. I’m not sure how often or how wordy I will be with blogs now but I can tell you that I have A TON to blog. We launched our Ambassador program for 2018 and we were overwhelmed with responses to be quite honest. I woke up one day when my dad was in town and turned my phone on and it dinged for about 30 minutes. No joke.

To say it was so hard to choose is an understatement, but ultimately out of more than 100 responses, I chose 12. These 12 were those I felt most connected to by first response and seemed genuinely excited for me to help them help me. Being new in town has it’s challenges and this program is an awesome way to get your name out there while also meeting new families or people in your target market that you can connect with and hopefully continue photographing. That is the ultimate goal and as a family photographer now, it’s even more important for me to connect and build connection so we can have long term relationships.

So, let me show you some of what I’ve been working on with these amazing Ambassadors that I am so proud and honored to get to know over the last few weeks. It has been so much fun and I still have a few more to go but I am pretty excited to share these with you!

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I think the number one thing people worry about when it comes to Lifestyle sessions is- Is it going to be awkward having someone in our personal space just “following” us?

Truth is- for me, it’s not awkward but for the clients it definitely may be for the first few minutes, sure. There will be times when you’ll wonder if you’re doing something wrong, where do you put your hands, do you look at the camera or not? These are all super common thoughts and questions and even us as photographers ask these when we are in front of the camera as well. Completely normal. When I come in to a home for a lifestyle session, I like to observe for a bit and just wait it out. You can expect me to be there for 60-90 minutes and I will basically just play and follow everyone around and capture as I go. It’s a 95% candid session and as hard as it can be to ask like I am not there, that’s the number one thing I always tell my families.

This is Charlotte- or Charlie as she’s called. She is not even 2 and shes incredibly talkative, smart, and an absolute riot to watch sing along to Frozen.

Tiny little donut floaty- just scooting around in it. Hilarious.

Looking at these makes me laugh out loud every single time. Watch the cat as Charlie tries to shares and then changes her mind….

Sometimes, this is how I feel too.

A pair of curtains is all she needs….you’ll see

these moments don’t last long friends, truly. Pretty soon they will want to sit alone and it’s sad. Take it while you can- every minute you can.

Pig tails for the win!  Liz just told me that Charlie just let her start doing this so we had to get this moment for her

See- she does love curtains!  She sure does make them look fun!

These are the best!Look at these laughs!




No monster this time, this is her singing to Let it Go on the Frozen soundtrack! So lovely 🙂


Thank you both for allowing me to come into your home, for trusting me 8 years ago to photograph your wedding, and introducing me to the one and only Charlotte. Such a sweet time and I loved being there with you guys!


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  • June 7, 2018 - 5:57 am

    Pao - What a beautiful family. The photos are adorable. Great shots

When Allison first told me they were coming to visit their family, I was thrilled to be able to give them a legacy shoot that would include their baby boy. What was even more exciting was that her grandmother was coming from Italy, so this was going to be a four generations family session which can be hard to come by and absolutely priceless to have. What an absolutely sweet and beautiful family full of love and complete obsession over Baby Issac and with good reason cause he’s pretty darn adorable. I have so much gratitude when I get to do sessions like these and it’s a privlege to provide tangible memories of a family’s time together, especially when the distance between them is so great.


Can you feel the love here? What a lucky little man this baby boy is.

From washington and Italy- these three reunite in Florida. Don’t they all look a lot alike, too?

Sweet family of three right here! What a gorgeous day this turned out to be with the perfect breeze.

This baby is excited to get in that water! Hanging with daddy in the shade and getting ready to dip those little tootsies in the ocean water

These two photos right here are everything. 4 generations on the left and a little family portrait on the right. Two priceless memories that will be looked back on forever.

Grandparents are the thing that make a kids world go round- seriously.  Such a beautiful thing to see all the love surrounding this family, there was such a great vibe.

Thank you so much for being so wonderful to photograph! Meeting your family was amazing and I am so glad we were able to capture memories for all of you to enjoy for every end of the globe!


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