Thursday, December 10, 2009

Because I can't resist...Luke David

I was asked by a good friend to take some shots of her sweet two-month old Luke, in hopes of capturing that Christmas card shot! So I am only sharing a shot from this shoot so that I don't spoil the card...I might put up a few more later when they choose their card :) Enjoy...let's just say babies know when you are trying to get a good picture of them looking adorable...and they aren't up for it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

In love..with this couple, this winter day and the moments that follow!

On a cold Sunday afternoon, Alan, Nicole and I ventured to Old New Castle (for those of you not from around here, it's a historical part of the original 13 colonies on the Delaware River). The sun was a yummy yellow and the Christmas spirit was in the air with all the fabulous decorations. I have to say couples like Alan & Nicole make it easy -they're in love, they're nice to look at, and were up for anything I wanted them to try! I found myself smiling at my computer today while I worked on these because of the sweet moments we captured and the fun we had! It was actually pretty hard for me to choose what to post... enjoy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Oh to be two again...

Last weekend I got invited to do a shoot for a friend of her two year old nephew, Christian. What a stinkin' cutie! I mean he was dressed perfectly and could work up tears that would break your heart at the drop of a hat! He even already has a strategy for how to eat an oreo, he just eats the cream and he loves choo-choo trains (lucky for us there was one where we met). What's not to love about this adorable boy?! Enjoy him as much as I did!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ashley's Engagement session

So as many of you know my little sister (sister in-law technically but she's just a sister in my book) is engaged! It will be a bit of a longer engagement until she is done with college but exciting all the same. I had the chance to shoot her and her fiance Sean about a month ago on his fall break from college. We headed to his hometown, Chesapeake City, MD to get some great shots! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stale blog like stale bread

The definition to stale is "no longer fresh or pleasant to eat; hard, musty or dry" - that pretty much sums up my blog :) Stale! As many of you (my 2 readers) know though, I have almost 5 month old twins, so that has consumed my every waking (& sleeping) moment! I have recently been able to start doing official shoots again and have been having so much fun doing it. In the next few days I will post some images from recent shoots. I have been posting recent shoots in my "notes" section on facebook so some of these images will be repeats for you facebook stalkers.

In recent weeks I know that I have been growing in my photographic ability and desire to keep pushing it. I have always had a vision, since I held my first camera in my hand at 5 (it was free from buster brown's with my pair of shoes!) I actually still have the pictures from that first camera and although the skill is much improved (as well as the equipment) the vision is the same, snapping moments in time in our lives. I am daily contemplating what it would be to go into business for myself on a larger scale. I am a small operation (me) & love what I do but fear sometimes holds me back. You know all those "what ifs" that keep you stuck.....hoping to get unstuck & keep pursuing my passion (in between diaper changes, naptimes and never-ending laundry) :)

So long for today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Troutman Twins Update!

Here's the latest on our babies....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Georgia Turns 7!

We had a good time last night celebrating "little" Georgie celebrating her birthday! I really can't believe that when I met her she was just me a little glimpse into how time will fly with our two little ones :) Here are some fun little shots I grabbed while celebrating, including one of her little brother Nickolas getting a big bite of cake and ice cream!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Zoe in the Belly!

I had the privilege today of hanging out with friends and taking some maternity shots for them. Their baby girl is due the same week as our twins, so it's been fun to go through pregnancy together! Here's some sneak peaks of our session of Kaci's belly!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ben is 4 months old!

I have had the fun privilege this week of spending time with good friends and their sweet, little one! It's so funny to see these people that have been my sidekicks since high school make the transition to being parents. It's nice timing though because it reminds me of what I am soon in for! What a precious gift little ones are! (Remind me that in a few months when I haven't slept more than 2 consecutive hours :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jaxon is six months!

I was also reminded this week how fast little ones grow! Our baby friend Jaxon is already six months old, hard to believe. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was taking his newborn pics and helping to create his birth announcement. This fun session yesterday reminded me to treasure every minute because they fly by!

Baby Gianni

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting a friend and her 8 week old son, Gianni. It's sweet just to be around them and reminds me of what awaits me in just a few months! I also had some sobering reminders this week just how precious life is and what a miracle it truly is every time a happy, healthy baby is born. Gianni is about as laid back as they come, is it wrong for me to pray for that with my own?! :) He of course is gorgeous with a full head of silky hair! Enjoy the sneak - peek!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blog Slacker


 I know, I know,  I have been a terrible blogger. I don't know if it's pregnancy or lack of inspiration but I have not been exploring my creative side lately unless something requires it. This past weekend at the encouragement of my husband, I took the camera along on a couple excursions. One was to the "bark park" - it's really doggie heaven, full of dogs all of their leashes running around and sniffing each others you know whats. We are trying to give Doz a little attention before life as he knows it is over when the babies come! 
   We also went to Terrain, an awesome experience in the world of plants and landscape. It's from the same guy who brought us Anthropologie & Urban Outfitters. Really, it's just something to be experienced! ( So here's some photos from the adventures!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Baby Timmy & Big Borther Danny

I had great fun getting to see my friends little one who just barely made it into 2008, being born on Dec 30th! They named him Timmy & he's sweet as can be. His big brother Danny is still trying to decide what to make of him, but he was super sweet during our little impromptu photo shoot. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baby Benjamin

I know it has been a while since I have posted. There has been a lot going on in my world since the last post. I am happily 14 weeks pregnant with twins! I have been slacking on my photo projects in the meantime. So speaking of babies, I had the privilege of visiting one of my dearest friends and her newborn son last week. Here's Baby Ben!