Four years ago I brought my little nephew, who was then just barely 2 years old, down to a creek nearby to my parents house and photographed him there. It was actually for a photography class I was taking at the time. But I loved the images so much that I knew I wanted to do more pictures there.

Well this past week I was out visiting my parents and was able to take my own little girl there! She is also just 2 years old (27 months) so I suppose this is going to be a 2 year old tradition for me! Here are some of my favorites.

And yes, she loves the dirt!


Last weekend I finally got to meet a woman I’ve been in contact with for months! I think she is the most on-the-ball expectant mother I’ve ever met. She, her husband, and her little bundle of bacon were part of my maternity promotion that I am currently running.

On a side note: if you know anybody in need of maternity portraits, please scroll down and check out the promotion! Ignore the date restrictions.

They were much fun to photograph and it was such a different experience than what I’m used to (very hungry newborns). I can see myself enjoying this line of photography.

Without further ado, here is your maternity sneak peek!


Sunday morning the rain took a brief hiatus so I could photograph this adorable little man. At 6 months he is just one week younger than my own little girl! Perhaps they should meet someday. With the river and a very nice apartment complex in the background, he was a very cooperative and cute little subject! I hope I get the opportunity to photograph him again in the future.