Aleigh+Joe+Isaac

It was great to reunite with Aleigh and Joe! Geoff and I photographed their engagement session in New York City several years ago. Now they’re married and parents to an adorable baby named Isaac and have a beautiful home with the best longest hallway. Why do I like long hallways? I don’t know. I think they remind me of shotgun houses in New Orleans. I think I also like to run and slide down them in socks a la Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Anyway, their home and baby are beautiful. Isaac is also the proud baby owner of several incredible blankets. If I’ve photographed your baby, you know I really love looking through baby blankets and finding fun patterns and colors. Isaac had so many good ones made by people who love him, which is the most important part. I’m so happy for Aleigh and Joe and am thrilled that the city has gained another resident who’s a future Bruce Springsteen fan.

Sam+Casey+Desmond+Spencer

What better way to start of my 2023 shooting season than a 30 second walking commute to my neighbor’s house?! Best commute ever. Was very tempted to send them a text shortly before telling them that I would be late because traffic was bad. Meet Sam, Casey, Desmond, and Spencer! They are most excellent neighbors with good taste in music (if you ever see me wearing my rainbow Nirvana shirt it is because I saw Sam walking around the street with one), good taste in holidays (Desmond is a big fan of Halloween and loves discussing The Nightmare Before Christmas), and good taste in felines (they have a very adorable orange and black cat named Lily who is extremely sweet). I was very excited to go photograph them hanging around on a Sunday morning, especially because I knew it would involve Desi’s amazing Power Wheels bulldozer. The kids on our street all have Power Wheels, which makes me very jealous of them even as a late-30s adult woman who clearly never recovered from never having a Power Wheel herself. But at least I can photograph them now, and so I’ll take every opportunity. I also photographed Spencer looking absolutely precious in her little winter outdoor clothes and eating her first s’more in the backyard. It was a ton of fun to photograph our wonderful neighbors Sam and Casey and their amazing kids, plus bring back leftover S’mores for Geoff. :)

Kristen + Patrick

Yesss, my first couple family photo session since I’ve come back from retirement! It was so much fun to photograph Kristen and Patrick. I’ve known Kristen for a very long time, but this was my first time meeting Patrick, and they complement each other so well. I had a great time hanging out in their home, listening to records, making dinner, and having lots of laughs together to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. They introduced me to compostable packaging spices (yesss), new tv shows, and a variety of amazing humorous fake band names that they keep a list of in case they ever decide to break into the industry. Until then, Patrick’s a gene therapy scientist and I learned about how certain genetic eye problems can be improved, and Kristen works in politics where she’s truly passionate about making a difference locally and nationally. We discovered that we all had slightly different versions of the same shoes, and it was just fun. Thank you for having me into your home and helping to be a part of your anniversary, guys!

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