I flew to Sacramento Friday night to meet and photograph the beautiful Lily Bug on Saturday morning. She was such a good, sweet little baby. I have so many words to come, but for now, just a sneak peek. Welcome to the world baby girl, you are so very loved!

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Tea For Two

July 12, 2012

She takes her hand. She watches over her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the big sister after all.

But in a moment, the full name is yelled out followed by “that’s mine!” She is still young herself…
a big little girl.

She takes her hand. She looks up to her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the baby sister after all.

And in a moment, tears erupt because big sister has taken off down the trail without her.
She wants to be big too.

Big Sister. Little Sister. Forever Friends. Bonded.

Tea For Two Blog

Smiley Eyes

April 27, 2012

While I was home over Easter, I got to visit with Hannah and little O. It was great visiting and catching up. We had a quick little session with both of them at the gazebo near their house–head shots for Mama and some six month portraits for O. She’s definitely grown quite a lot since the last time I saw her and I loved getting to see her show off her new tricks – rocking back and forth on her knees and sitting up so stable and strong.

And as it turns out, the little angel wrapped in pink looks really good in blue. Sweet little O has the most stunning blue eyes. They are soulful and sweet, twinkling and bright, captivating and yes… smiling. She has the most smiley eyes. She speaks volumes with those beautiful eyes.
She gets them from her mama. :)

As always, it was wonderful to see you both – love from San Diego!
Can’t wait to see you again soon!

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Make Her Laugh.

October 15, 2011

The bond between siblings is remarkable to witness. I can get her to smile and look to the camera… and so can mommy. But big brother? Big brother can get to laugh from the innermost part of her soul and make her eyes light with joy. And that light? You can see it in his eyes too. He thrives on how he has the ability to entertain and captivate his baby sister the way no one else can. He adores her. And she him.

I had such a wonderful time visiting with and catching up with all of you – the kids get more amazing every time I see them.

A & K

Little Love

September 14, 2011

Her mom was my very first best friend… and she’s my oldest friend. We’ve been friends since preschool. Daisies. Brownies. Schoolmates. We mothered our dolls and played for hours; elaborate stories and exciting adventures in the countryside (and sometimes the poison oak! oops!); singing Disney songs at the top of our lungs; and so on and so on…

At the end of 3rd grade, I moved hundreds of miles away. In the pre-internet, long-distance-phone-calls-are-expensive days, our friendship could have withered. Instead, we became fierce pen pals and seized every opportunity to see each other in person (even if though sometimes it may have only been once every three years). Silly letters that we’ve both kept… some of which I hear are stored in the Little Love’s room at the moment. We can see our handwriting improve… our lives mature… the price of postage going up. And through it all, you can see a friendship.

Tara, I’m unbelievably blessed by your presence in my life and I’m so glad your Little Love came early so I could meet her. She’s beautiful and I cannot wait to hear the stories of HER growing up. I watched you mother your dolls as we played for hours at my house or yours. Our imaginations ran wild and even then I knew you’d be a fantastic mom one day. In the much too short visit we had last month, I saw all of my beliefs confirmed. She’s so lucky to have you… and Dustin too.

All my love to you and your family… thank you so much for a splendid visit. And welcome to the world Little Love, we’re SO glad you’re here!

Little Love

Sweet Sisterhood

February 13, 2011

I’ve never seen her more nervous or more cautious as when we ask her to hold her baby sister and pretend to sleep. “Just close your eyes,” we said. Very quietly and with as little movement as possible, she told us, “no.”  Her baby sister slept soundly on her chest – comforted and comfortable in her big sister’s embrace. She’s already an amazing big sister, at a very young three years old, and I’m sure she will watch over her sweet, beautiful baby always.

Last week, I previewed these two beautiful girls. Here’s the extended sneak peak.

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A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. ~Isadora James

Birthday Week

February 5, 2011

My boss’ family celebrated a birthday week this week. Her really adorable daughter, you know the one, turned three earlier this week. She’s such a funny, awesome little girl. Just a few days before her birthday, my boss had another adorable daughter. She is such a good, sweet little baby.

The pearls were her great-grandma’s pearls and you’ll see a rosary in an upcoming sneak peak that was great-grandma’s as well. This sweet little one is named for great-grandma and it was wonderful being able to incorporate that into the session.

I had so much fun visiting with them and meeting the new little one. Can’t wait to see you all again! Here’s a little sneak peek.

Newborn & Three Years

A Little Princess

January 26, 2011

It was really such a joy to get to meet and photograph this little princess and her family. I’ve known her dad and grandparents since I was a little girl and to be able to capture such a beautiful moment in their lives was truly an honor. This gorgeous little princess and her awesomely handsome big brother are some lucky kids.

I love you all! Congratulations again on your sweet girl!

A Little Princess

Welcoming Kylee

January 24, 2011

This weekend, I flew to the Sacramento area to meet and photograph our family friend’s newest addition. I was so excited to see the family – it had been so long! Kylee was seven days new and so beautiful. She hated losing her clothes, but was a little angel all swaddled up. I can’t wait to finish going through the pictures. Here’s a sneak peek – big brother was such a trooper and so proud of his baby sister.

“Isn’t she the cutest?” Yes she is!

Brother & Sister