more babies!

This week was spent on lots and lots of baby photos. And wedding photos. But mostly baby photos!

I’ve had a bunch of kids in the studio lately, and these were a few of my favorite shots from Monday’s session. And you guys? It’s almost the weekend!

I am taking this entire weekend off from photography (birthday gift to myself! yay!), and I am super excited about all the family time I have ahead of me. So far it looks like we have a trip to the zoo (kangaroos!) planned and a party with some dear friends. Otherwise, I’m hoping for some relaxation and cooking and that’s about it.

What are you guys up to this weekend?

Oh yeah, and here are some internet shares for you:

+ Perfect new music for grey days.

+ The first outfit that caught my eye this week from The Sartorialist (those shoes!). And the second.

+ House envy. But yeah, I’m not living in Arizona.

someone else’s birthday

Here are a few shots from a smash cake session I had last week. This kid was BRINGING IT with the facial expressions! And his mom? She was so prepared with props, wardrobe, etc. We had a blast.

Happy first birthday, kiddo!

For your internet shares of the day:

+ I want to have this for dinner soon. Like, maybe, tomorrow?

+ What do white house correspondents pack for their trips? (I feel like there are so many punchlines to be had here)

+ Did you know Ikea is now on Amazon? I HAD NO IDEA! (Hat tip to Margaret for the find!)

birthday at the pizza farm

Last night, a bunch of friends and my family drove 2 hours into Wisconsin to have a pizza picnic on a farm.

It was amazing.

I have been hearing about the Pizza Farm for AGES, but they are only open to the public on Tuesdays. It is really hard to get away from work early on a Tuesday and drive 3-4 hours round trip before bedtime just to eat some pizza.

But it was so worth it.

If you are interested in going (AND YOU SHOULD BE), here is the info.

For your internet shares of the day:

+ My own family is very fortunate. I am reminded of this daily. Other families have serious struggles, and I think this one is worth helping.

+ Well, crap. Now I want to go to Alaska.

+ I love suggestions on kids books. It might be why Ezra’s room is overflowing with them.

ballet in the streets

Because I am a child of the 80s and because Breakin II: Electric Bogaloo was one of my favorite movies (don’t judge), you can only imagine how excited I was when I got a client who wanted me to take photos of her in ballet poses in the city.

I mean, dream come true!

Today is my birthday, so I’m keeping it short. I don’t want to be on the computer all day — I’d rather be spending time with those I love. But in case YOU want to be on the computer, here are some internet shares:

+ Tina Fey on parenthood.

+ What a moving photo story.

+ This was such a sad read. But still important.

Sweet, sweet Nilla

Look at this angel! This is Nilla. She is six years old and she is so sweet and CALM! She is the opposite of what my dearest Memphis was. And man, did I have fun taking her photos last week.

I love having dogs on the blog on Mondays, because really, we could all use that kind of happiness I think.

I have four internet shares of the day, and three of them are food. Oops. I guess you can see what’s on my mind!

+ Avocado egg salad on an everything bagel? GET IN MY MOUTH.

+ This one pot pasta seems easy and perfect for us parents with not much time before dinner.

+ What I learned today. I seriously had no idea.

+ And lastly, courthouse weddings in NYC. Honestly, I’ve photographed several courthouse weddings in my career, and I’ve loved them all. I promise you, a wedding is not always about the venue.