end of summer always brings that last punch of heat, and usually a dry spell for photographers, giving time to catch up on all pieces of work with loose ends. so is today, my review of the past 6 months and gathering of thoughts about the time spent with families and newborns and my own daughters.

|dustin, ashley, luke, noah| a family! looking back over these two baby boys coming into life and into their home i realize the gift of becoming “their” photographer. i realize all the more how wonderful it is to have continuing clients and being able to participating in their growing families. i see the passion in dustin and ashley for each other and their sons that matches my passion to record it for them. i think we were all love at first site…when you meet them, you know it is within their capacity to love fully. and what they like in life makes you want to just sit down and touch it all… all things natural and raw like mountains and cotton and textiles and leather and feather and folktale; things built by their hands and also things built within creation. i feel sure that if an ocean tumbled nearby they would love as much as i, the roar and spray and salty skin and pink beach glow.. when that day comes our shoot will look like watercolor on a canvas. today, in this shoot, we enjoyed brilliant sun. well maybe not so much enjoyed.. it was quite a surprise with an overcast sky forecasted. but you embrace what you get and we got sun. sun everywhere. and the remarkable contrast gave unexpected success to our outdoor half of the shoot. and the indoor became as interesting as it can get with an 18 month old and a newborn!!

so here are my beloved lauderdale’s,┬ácelebrating their newest son at day 7 of life outside the womb.

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