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This week we were fortunate enough to have big sister Nadya home during her spring break. It was a perfect time to capture some photos of the two of them, showing how much Justice adores his sister (even when he is extremely tired). If you look closely, his first upper tooth began cutting through. With his new tooth comes a new grin, a cute scrunched up his nose when he smiles!

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Justice was so tired that as soon as they laid in the grass, he began crying. He ended up taking a 3 hour after nap after these photos?!


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As the weeks pass it is getting more and more difficult to keep up with the 52 “challenge”, but I am committed to keeping it going… for Justice, for family who get to see him grow from afar and for creativity sake.  Although week 16 has come and gone I did not fail on taking a few images of our little man. This time with his big sister Nadya. She is daddy’s youngest (prior to Justice of course) and we get the pleasure of having her home every weekend. She is a great big sister, gentle, sweet and helpful when asked. We love having her around, baby included!

These days Justice is very hands on, grabbing at anything he can get ahold of, including his feet, our noses, lips, hair and daddy’s beard. He loves Beyond Beards and inspecting our faces! (On Sunday he turns 4 months. I am looking forward to taking this next set of upcoming pictures of our growing boy.)

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Two years ago a Judge signed papers officially making me a mother to a beautiful young lady named Marissa.  With the celebration of October 4th as our “gotcha forever” day, it’s always a time of reflection on the journey the two of us have been on together.  Parenting is a tough job, I recently became a member of the biological parent club, but for over 4 years I have parented children whom were not born to me. Ones whose back stories would break your heart, whom still struggle with the damage done so many years ago. Our journey together continues to evolve each and every day.

Since our littlest member of the family arrived this summer, something changed in Marissa.  She has been less resistant to my parenting, more accepting of us as HER family, and even a bit more loving. Was it Justice who prompted this change? I am not really sure.  But her attitude is so much more positive these days, she has been putting a great effort in her school work this year and has shown herself to be responsible and trustworthy at home. I am SO grateful for these changes!  I praise her daily and I can see our bond is growing stronger.  It feels like some of the fruits from the years of trials and hard work are finally coming to bear.

So for week 11, in honor of our “gotcha forever” anniversary, I felt it was a perfect moment to feature big sister Marissa with baby Justice. They were perfect models together, and I hope they treasure these images together as much as I do.

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Photographing this family for the second time was such a joy. Seeing little Cami go from a 6 month old with big a personality, to a beautifully sweet 3 year old and big sister to baby Asher.  But this time it was Asher who was the star of the show, and he was a fabulous subject to capture indeed!!! I was captivated by his eyes, and he had no shortage of smiles for me. I loved every moment I spent with him and his family.



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Meet Warren, a very busy boy who I can see has the heart of all his family. He is about to turn two, but that is not the only reason that number is significant in his life at the moment. With his birthday is also the news that he will become a big brother to not one but TWO little boys soon! A double set of congratulations to Warren and his family!!!!

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Talk about beautiful girls, this family has two now!  Their newest little princes, Evie, has a full head of dark hair to all our delight and surprise!  I feel so honored that they called me back to capture their newest member of the family.  It is so much more special to hold a baby like Evie, knowing that I will have my own in just a matter of months.  Each one really is a miracle.

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Nearly 6 years ago I remember taking a little road trip to photograph this family for the first time, it was a maternity session for Kaia.  It is amazing how fast time passes, children grow and families expand.  I was so thrilled to find out they were expecting their second, another precious girl, and invited me back to capture the first moments of their newest little one’s life.  Our session was lucky enough to coincide with the almond blossoms, which made a beautiful backdrop for an even more stunning expectant mom. And take a look at Kaia, she loves the camera, and it loves her too!

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Here are one of my favorite families I get to photograph, and each time I see the kids I am amazed on how much they have grown.  It seems like yesterday I photographed Taylor as a newborn, yet it has been almost 7 years!?  Children really are the way to see how fast time passes, and even with my own turning 15 years old today, I can hardly believe it is happening.

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With 3 big sisters, I know Lucas is going to be well loved, I can see it already! Each of the girls shined during the individual time with him, even little Zola at 2 years old was a little star. I’ve had the honor of photographing the sweet newborn’s of this growing family for the past several years.  Each little soul they create, just as beautiful as the next. Welcome to the world little man!

Zola is turning two soon and we could not help but capture her cuteness by herself at this precious age.

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