November 11, 2010


I had the pleasure of meeting up with this adorable family at their home for an afternoon session. mom dana is the sister of my bride laura and at laura & matt’s wedding, dana was so close to her due date she brought baby clothes with her! fortunately baby sienna held off and made her debut several days later. I do newborn/family sessions the way I do all of my photography. I am an observational, photo-journalistic whatever-you-want-to-name-it photographer.  while I do have a studio, it’s mainly for client consultations and the random senior formal or realtor head shot. I prefer to go to my clients, especially when a newborn is involved. I want to shoot in their nurseries, with family pets, where they’re in familiar surroundings and comfortable. plus I find that most new sleep-deprived parents are thrilled not to have to pack up and come to me. I’m not saying that newborn studio photography isn’t wonderful because it is – it’s just not what I do.   so when I got to the house dana and dad chris were both a little tired, but also glowing in the joy that is new parenthood – sienna couldn’t have been cuter, occasionally looking at me like “and you are??” I’m your first official photographer my dear – and so happy to be!



“furrbaby” misty



I love this little heart shaped grouping of a new family







“why I oughta!!!” babies crack me up!!


the gilley’s are “grow with me” clients and I’m so excited to be working with them 3 more times in the next 2 years – I love seeing babies, families & love grow right before my eyes – LOVE my job! thank you so much dana, chris & sienna for an amazing afternoon!