slide show

Help for a fellow photographer

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I am blessed. I am in good health. I have two healthy boys, and another on the way. I am thankful each and every day for this. When my oldest son, now 5, was just over one year old, I found a tumor on my hip. I'd had abnormal bloodwork in the past as well as pre-cancerous cells. The doctors didn't seem concerned, but sent me through a whole rigmarole of testing to be sure. It took a few months before I was told definitively that I was fine. Being the worry-wart that I am, as soon as I heard the ugly tumor word, combined with my past, I was as good as gone. I can remember vividly, leaning against the fridge, watching my son play on the kitchen floor, and just crying over the notion of him losing his mother. Crying over the thought of him not remembering me. Dramatic? Yes. But I tell you, I have never been so scared. Today I learned of another fellow photographer who did not get the fortunate news that I did. Jen Burgess Thompson has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and is fighting for her life. I just watched this video of her with her sons, and cried all over again, it stirred up all the fears I once had for myself, but this time for her and her family. Jen is going to the Mayo Clinic to participate in a clinical trial, but it costs a whopping $63,000 dollars. Please consider donating by participating in this deal offered by, and share with your friends. To learn more about Jen and hear her story, you can visit her blog. If you are not a photographer and the above deal does not appeal to you, there is a donation page on her blog, as well. Let's help Jen through this trial, and pray that she too soon gets some good news, so she can officially eff cancer and continue to be here for her two beautiful boys. Thanks for taking the time!

Laney | 2 year session | Tewksbury, MA child photographer

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beautiful Miss Laney and her parents came to see me for her 2 year portraits. I was really looking forward to this session, the location is beautiful and photographing a pretty little girl in a pretty little dress there was such fun. Laney was less excited for our session, but she ended up having some fun, too. She really loved when I pretended to fall on the ground (at 6 monhts pregnant, this was a site, I'm sure), and ended up getting her parents in on the faux-fall action as well! 

There were some frogs in a well that were very... um... active. Yes, I guess that's how you could say it. We were all rather intrigued, but especially Laney! 

I just adore the light in her curls in this one!

And these last two just make me giggle. Do you think she was done with me? Yeah, I think so, too! :) 

Zach | 9 month session | North Andover baby photographer

Friday, May 11, 2012

Okay, after this session I can safely say that 9 months is my favorite age to photograph! Zach laughed at my silly faces and peek-a-boo playing, and he couldn't run away from me! But this boy is so sweet and happy, I am inclined to think he will be this way at every session, every age. He is just a little love and I was having so much fun, I didn't want this session to end. I have had the joy of photographing Zach throughout his first year. I can't believe we'll be celebrating his first birthday soon!