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Meet baby Malachi! Isn’t he the sweetest?! I love photographing newborns. It’s the sort of thing requires a good amount of patience because newborns are best posed within a week of being born, full, and sleeping. With much time spent waiting for the baby to sleep, there’s lots of moments to reflect on all the little details of the newborn. Not having children myself, I’m told by so many that this stage just seems to fly by. I really enjoy capturing these fleeting moments. . .

 

 

 

Brogan was one busy boy. Not only is he walking at one year, but talking a bit too. I love seeing all the different personalities of little one’s. He kept me very busy and was very happy with his cupcake, as you’ll see. Here are some favorites from this Little One’s Session.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice-
Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how for.
You know the bluejay’s double-blur device
Shows best when there are no green leaves to show.
And Sirius is a winterbluegreen star.
~ Blue Winter by Robert Francis

I can’t but help welcome a trip to the beach, even in January. The days that most people prefer not to go are my favorite – as there’s not a soul on the shore and I’ve got all the beauty to myself. Here are some images from my trip.

 

 

 

 

Lensbaby contacted me to see about featuring one of my images in their gallery and their Facebook. They chose the one on the right. To see more from this session, click here. And be sure to “like” my Facebook page if you like my work.

I have been on an all natural kick lately, so much so, that I’ve gotten rid of all makeup and other products containing parabens. One product that typically has parabens is moisturizers. So, I decided that for Christmas I would make a batch of frankincense moisturizer for family gifts. I’m loving it so much that I thought I would sell some in the etsy store. It’s an all purpose moisturizer and can be used for removing makeup, for lip balm, and I love using it for a facial moisturizer under my makeup. It seems to be a very strong moisturizer, so really just a dab’l-do-ya. Some may find it a bit oily, but when applied just after a bath it absorbs very nicely. The ingredients are: beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, and frankincense essential oil. For those who haven’t smelled frankincense, it’s light woodsy smell. It’s a rather expensive essential oil and apparently one that might become very rare. You can buy the body balm from me here.

I’m hoping to make a more solid version of this for lip balm, with a different scent, and may lightly tint it with mica. Keep an eye out for that in the etsy store or my homepage.