Family of 4/Asheville Family Photographer

A couple of nights ago I did a session for this sweet family.  I know this mom from a Meetup group that we’re both in.  She’s one of those people that you meet and you instantly connect and feel like you’ve known them forever!  Her son and my Mya are clones of each other so it’s always fun hanging out with him!  He and his little brother weren’t much into having their pictures taken and just wanted to run!  So what did we do?  We ran!  And ran, and ran and ran some more.  lol  I got my exercise for the day!  I had a lot of fun with you guys!  See you again soon!







Happy 7th Birthday!/Asheville Child Photographer

Can it really be that I have a 7 year old?!  When I hear from her school that she is a “rising 2nd grader”, I just can’t believe it.  I still feel like she’s only in kindergarten!  But I have friends with kids who are graduating high school so I guess 7 isn’t that crazy.  lol This girl is so amazing!  She’s the most brilliant child I’ve ever known.  I knew something was up with her when she could read at the age of 2.  Now after having two other children, I see how special she really is!  What I thought was normal is actually exceptional.  She’s such an animal lover.  If she finds worms on the sidewalk, she takes them to the dirt and buries them.  She is always so concerned for any lost dogs that she sees.  She wants to pet every dog walking by and always asks their name.  She’s just such a sweet soul.  She has definitely been my most challenging child but when you’ve got that much knowledge going through your mind at all times, life has to be a little hard.  I can’t wait to see what this girl does in the world.  I love her little self!  Happy 7th birthday to my first baby!





Nature Lover/Asheville Child Photographer

I’ve been wanting to do Mya’s birthday pictures for  a while now but it has been raining nonstop!  Today it finally quit.  It was warmer and Mya was in a great mood!  So today was the day.  I’ve been wanting to do something with her outside in nature.  She loves to be in the woods, looking for worms, insects, cool rocks.  While we were waiting for it to get darker, she was in the creek, covered in mud, searching for snails.  I wasn’t paying attention because I was getting everything set up and when I turned around and saw her walking in the water in her shoes with mud all over her white dress, I just had to laugh.  That’s so her!  She’s such a cool kid!  Her 7th birthday is coming up so I’ll be posting some more but I wanted to share my favorite photo from tonight.  This pose was all her.  She said, “I have an idea.”  And then she went and stood like this.  Too cute!  I love this girl!


Sweet Piper/Asheville Child Photographer

My sweet little Piper is turning 2 at the end of the month.  I can hardly believe it.  She still seems like a baby to me.  I have to keep reminding myself that she’s a toddler.  She reminds me herself every now and then when she gets frustrated and pitches a little fit.  Her fits are pretty funny.  I can’t help but laugh when she does it because inside, I know how sweet she really is.  She is the most affectionate, loving, happy child I’ve ever known.  I still don’t know what I did to deserve her!






4 Years Old!/Asheville Child Photographer

I can’t believe I’m typing this.  River is turning 4!  In some ways I’m having a hard time with him growing up so quickly, but in other ways, it’s kind of nice.  He had a VERY long case of the terrible two’s.  lol  He’s finally out of that phase, thank God.  So now we can have our sweet little boy back.  And he really is so sweet.  Sometimes I just can’t even believe how lucky we are to have such a kind, caring, amazing little boy.  I would be okay with time slowing down now because before we know it, he’s going to be off to kindergarten and that I can’t handle.  That will not be a happy day for me.  My husband has already said that I’m not allowed to take him on the first day.  hehe When my kids have birthdays, I can’t help but think back to the day they were born.  I’ll never forget the absolute joy that I felt the minute they put River on my chest.  It was like nothing I had ever experienced.  He has been a huge light in our lives ever since.  I would do anything to go back and relive that early morning, okay maybe not the pain of it because good golly he was a big baby.  lol  But that moment when I first met him was a memory that will stay with me forever.  I was so sleep deprived by the time he finally made it into the world but I felt like I was on cloud nine for a few days.  He made me so very happy!  Okay, I have to stop typing all of this or I’m going to be wanting another baby.  So happy, happy day to my beautiful little Pisces!


Getting River to this spot was kind of tricky.  I had to get the crate in the water, and then carry him over and get him sat down and then go find a good spot to stand to take his picture.  As soon as I got to where I was going to stand, he said he had to pee!  What?!  lol



I’ve taken his picture on this bridge every year since his first birthday.  It’s not my favorite spot but I had to do it for old time’s sake!


“Are we done now?  Can I throw rocks in the water now?”  Boys!