Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

Kool-Aid Mustache

Friday, June 7th, 2013

I couldn’t edit out the Kool-aid mustache.  It’s so her! My niece in her backyard from our whirlwind Omaha weekend.



Thursday, May 30th, 2013

My baby is turning seven.  It hurts.  Miss J’s last few milestone moments (losing teeth, learning to read, finishing first grade) have overwhelmed me.  She is my LAST baby, and I wish I could push “pause” on the growth and savor her little girl-ness a bit longer.  This shoot was top priority — those missing front teeth are precious but her adult teeth are moving in fast. I wanted to capture the big window in her smile before it’s gone.  We headed to the empty field on our street corner yet again for a session.  Take a look:


Hula hooping Queen: 

Sassy shoes to match her sassy personality:


And thank goodness for a tomboy who has no qualms about plopping down in middle of a field:


Monday, April 15th, 2013



She Got Her Ears Peeled

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

After years of waiting and debating, my girlie got her ears pierced over the weekend.  In preschool, Miss J decided that she wanted her ears peeled like her pretty friend.  In Kindergarten, she still wanted her ears peeled.  In these first few weeks of first grade, she has been lobbying non-stop to have her ears pierced.  At the mall.  At that big girl store.  On a girl date.  With no stinky brothers.

I gave in, not because she finally found the correct word, but because we think she really is responsible enough to clean them regularly.  Miss J was as decisive as always, quickly picking the “March” birthstone earrings of light blue (a June baby who can’t read yet).  She sat fearlessly in the chair, and refused to hold the bear because six is way too old for teddy bears.  No tears or hand holding for my independent girl.  There were many, many peeks in the mirror over the weekend to admire her new look, though.  I, too, have fallen in love with the new look of my big girl!

And one more color shot from the big day:

Wild About First Grade

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

My girl is so ready for first grade! She is bursting with excitement, especially after visiting the classroom for registration and meet-the-teacher.  Here she is reading our favorite books:


Saturday, August 4th, 2012

My daughter has declared herself an anti-princess: she does not like princess things and will no longer wear pink.  Purple, however, is totally acceptable.  This session was for her sixth birthday back in June.   I love these images, especially the ones with the cape.  Because some girls can be superheroes rather than princesses!

Tie Guy

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The ONLY way that my man will ever wear a tie by choice:

Zebra Print

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Zebra print suits Niece #2.  She is a bold and bright kind of girl!


Thursday, July 26th, 2012

My niece is officially a teenager.  She is also officially taller than I am.  Don’t you think thirteen looks beautiful on her?

Miller Kids

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Every Easter, I take portraits of my own kiddos.  I shot these in April, but am a bit behind in blogging and printing.  My gang is always impatient and annoyed during photo shoots with me, because I *might* make them pose too often.  This location is tucked away behind the playground of our neighborhood park.  The reward (playing and basketball) was soooo close that this session was actually a success.