Hello my lovely readers,

With the warmth of a holiday so often spent celebrating with family and friends fading into the golden light of summer days past, a maternity shoot that I did for a lovely family from the heart of Minnesota comes to my mind. Joy and Miles (and their beautiful daughters Lauralyn [the oldest] and Marrian [not yet born when these were shot]) approached me about doing a maternity/family shoot this past winter. I was delighted by their trust and nervous- afraid that my first attempt at a maternity shoot would fail. Luckily, I found Joy, Miles, and Lauralyn to be full of fun and easy to laugh (and work) with! The little bump pictured in these pictures is  already lifting her head up and exploring the world around her, but at the time of this shoot she was just a promise- a promise of love, and trial, and the powerful yet potentially fragile bonds that hold a family together.


So thank you again, Joy and Miles, for letting me capture this precious stage in your life! And thank you, my fabulous family of readers, for continuing to support my work and let me share my viewpoint with you!