Thursday, May 30, 2013

Song: San Francisco

" For those who come to San Francisco 
summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco 
Gentle people with flowers in their hair. "

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Film: Tristan Ryder

-- Tristan Ryder, Summer of 2009 --

For almost three years I was Tristan's nanny, everyday I watched him grow more and more into his own little being, such an honor that truly was. His family welcomed me into their life with such open arms, they became my family, and during a time in my life when I felt like I had no family of my own to lean on. It has been over a year since I have seen Tristan and his beautiful family, I'm not sure when I will be able to see them again, but my memory of them will forever be etched deep within my heart.

There is something so magical about using film, I never realized that until now! Over the next few weeks I plan to share more photo's I've taken on film throughout the years of my photography journey.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, exploring the beautiful promenade on a very warm spring day. I cherish her love for adventure and nature!

Portraits that inspired me from last week, On The First Day of Marriage, My Heart, Your Home, and  Inked in Colour.

As always joining in with the lovely Jodi for the 52 project.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Weekend

-- Bits of beauty throughout my neighborhood. --

The weekend is finally here! and I couldn't be more thrilled after a very long and tiring week. I have so much I want to share and update on. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Remembering Our Days: A Photo Journal

Sunday May 5th, 2013 // A day I never want to forget.

Though a few weeks have already passed since our visit with Mike's oldest sister Cory and her husband Jeff, the memory of this day will forever be embedded in my heart. I truly feel so blessed to have married into such a wonderful, loving family who care so much about us. I cherish these pictures of us together as a family, moments like these just don't come often enough. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, such a creative little soul, bursting with wonder and magic!

Last Saturday we went out to dinner with family to celebrate two May birthday's and Mothers Day. Chloe sat in her highchair, mesmerized by a simple strand of blue ribbon. She wrapped it around her small wrists and then around her head like a pretty headband. I quietly watched her play as the sun poured in through the large windows, lighting up her face in the most beautiful way! 

A few portraits that inspired me from last week, We love you more than..., Big Little, and Fercute.

As always joining in with the Jodi for the 52 project.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mothers Day: The Chicago Botanic Garden

On Sunday Mike took Chloe and I to the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate Mothers Day. The garden was truly breathtaking and so much bigger then I imagined it would be. We walked around exploring each section, breathing in the beautiful aroma of spring in full bloom. I could have spent an entire day there, slowly taking in the beauty and magic of this place. I couldn't have asked for a better Mothers Day.

I feel so humbled and honored to be called a Mother, thank you my beautiful, sweet Chloe for making me a Mom, you my dear are my greatest treasure. There is nothing I love more then spending my days with you and your Daddy!

Happy Mothers Day to my own Mother, you are a beautiful woman, thank you for you constant love and support!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, enjoying a delicious breakfast of eggs, strawberries and blueberries with me on this perfect Saturday morning!

Working full time again has given me a new found love and appreciation for Saturday mornings. Sleeping in late, waking up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window and the sweetest little girl full of smiles staring back at me, truly one of the best feelings in the world! We slowly make our way to the kitchen, I make coffee for myself and pour Chloe a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. The house is quite, peaceful,  I close my eyes and focus on the rise and fall of my chest as I take a deep breath in, slowly exhaling out. Today is going to be a beautiful day, I can feel it!

So many inspiring portraits from last week, a few of my favorites are from pomegranate and seeds, A Time to Create, and Serendipity in Chaos.

Joining in with Jodi for the 52 project!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hello May

Bits and pieces from our first weekend in May.

This weekend has been truly glorious. Two long days filled with warmth, sunshine, sweet smelling flowers, laughter, joy and most importantly, time spent together as a family. I cant help but feel renewed and inspired and so grateful as I head into my second week of work tomorrow.

 What a beautiful start to May. Hope your weekend has been just as lovely!

Saturday, May 4, 2013


" A portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013. "

Chloe, I can kiss those beautiful cheeks and sweet lips of yours all day long!

So many stunning portraits from last week, a few of my favorites are: this sweet girl sitting by the window waiting for her Daddy to come home, Sioned's beautiful daughter Molly exploring the woods, and this handsome little boy splashing in water.

Joining in with the lovely Jodi for the 52 project!