Monday, September 22, 2008

{Someone Has Stolen My Heart ...}

This weekend I was given the opportunity to photograph a little girl who has just completely stolen my heart.

Meet Madeleine. She has a smile that melts your heart and her laughter will make you start giggling yourself. During the photo session there were so many people that stopped to admire this sweet little girl. You can't help but look at her and smile ... she's absolutely beautiful.

Madeleine is very special to me, and although I have only known her and her family for a few weeks, it already feels like I have known them forever. Madeleine has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, the same childhood cancer my own son was diagnosed with last year when he was 9 months old. In fact, this photoshoot took place almost exactly one year to the day from when we found out my sweet Cade had cancer.

It's kind of hard to explain, but when I look at Madeleine I see hope, and love, and peace. She has the sweetest, most gentle spirit, but at the same time she is filled with a fierce strength and I know that a year from now we will be having a cancer free party for her as well.

Sweet baby Madeleine ... you have stolen my heart and I'm so blessed to know you. Here's a sneak peek of your session for mommy and daddy. :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

{Sweet Baby Taylor}

Meet Taylor. She will be turning one next week and is just the sweetest thing ever. She was such a little ham for the camera and was so happy. It's days like today that I'm reminded how lucky I am to do what I do. Here's a sneak peek for mom and dad!

{Urban Shoot}

What a FUN urban shoot I had on Friday! I had the honor of photographing three young ladies who were so easy going and comfortable in front of the camera. Love it! I didn't believe them when they told me they didn't have any modeling experience. Someone get these girls an agent! :)