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I just want to hug this darling little girl. When I arrived she was sleeping so sweetly while the world went on around her. Ahhh second babies…. they don’t need the quiet hush that the first child seems to require. There is no whispering. In fact, they seem to sleep better with the sounds of their family shuffling around them… funny how that happens.
Alice’s big brother Davis just turned 1 so it was especially lively while I was there. I must confess, I adore him. He is happy and sweet and so willing to let me hold him…. even sharing a hug (or two… yes, I was counting) with me.

The next one just makes me smile…

And now with her sweet big brother…

  • Lori Nansi - May 29, 2012 - 10:40 AM

    These are just the most adorable pics of such a darling family! Oh my!!! your so talented Stephanie!!!!


Oh my…. where shall I start? Today was a day as a “mom” that I will not soon forget. I received an invitation on Monday from my youngest son Tucker to please join him for high tea on Friday morning at his pre-school. The sweet little invitation mentioned tea, fruit and cucumber sandwiches all to be served by him. I love his preschool and I especially love his teacher Ms Sharon for all that she has taught him(she is forever doing fun science projects with them) but this… this was just too much. Letting a room full of 3 year olds serve tea…. wild horses couldn’t have kept me away. When I walked in to that room this morning, I have to confess, I started to cry. The scene below was more then I was prepared for. My sweet little boy had dressed himself and asked his daddy to “help” with his hair this morning so I knew how cute he was going to be but again, not quite prepared for my little guy to be standing there waiting to pull my chair out for me.

As I looked at all the love and attention that was put into the planning and execution of this very beautiful event I immediately shot a few more shots and put down my camera so that I could be right there in the moment with my sweet little Tucker. He chose the fruit that I would enjoy, he poured my tea and most importantly, he kissed my cheeks so much I am certain you can still see his sticky little lips marks on my cheeks. Thank you Ms Sharon. Today was so special. And most importantly, thank you Tucker. I love being your mommy more than you could ever know!

  • Angel - May 13, 2012 - 9:56 AM

    So beautiful!!! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Krista - May 15, 2012 - 7:33 PM

    you are such a special mommy…thanks for sharing.
    love ya.
    K (you look fab in your picture girlfriend)ReplyCancel

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged but I thought there would be no better family to jump back in with than the “B” Family. Bethany and I have our paths cross in several places… MOST importantly we share the same hair stylist. Ironically, that’s not how we met. We have Facebook to thank for that revelation! ANYWAY, Bethany is the mom to three fabulous kiddos, she’s a blogger, she knows a thing or two about photography and among many many other talents and gifts, she can throw a fabulous Halloween Party! (which I was also luck enough to photograph) Because she is so fab… I was a little stressed (but happy!) when she asked me to photograph her family. There are so many from our session that I absolutely love, but these are my favs…

Thank you Bethany for trusting me to capture the love of your big beautiful family. All of you are a treasure!


  • Bethany - November 14, 2011 - 3:06 PM

    OMG you are too sweet. You were nervous?! Haha!! Okay, sorry for laughing. You did great, we love the pics! This last one of Payton is cracking me up … so stinkin cute. And Mason’s face in the trio of the kids … I think he was yelling at me right there. Love the shots on the ottoman!ReplyCancel

Oh Sadie! You have gotten so big… so fast! This sweet little girl has a smile that makes you melt and she uses it frequently. She also is showing signs of having her momma’s amazing sense of style! We took advantage of the dog days of summer here in DC and decided to take advantage of the pool!! Enjoy!


  • Bash - July 29, 2011 - 11:54 AM

    Wonderful job – Sadie just loves you!ReplyCancel

I love Old Town Alexandria. It’s one of the few places I never get tired of and I always stumble upon something new! This engagement session with Amanda and RJ was no exception! Thanks to this very fun couple for a very full evening! I am beyond excited to shoot their October wedding!