Happy new year!

I had the opportunity to take photos of a family that flew into New York all the way from California for the holidays. Despite the fact that both James and Sophia are under three and that there is a three hour time difference {from what I hear jetlag and children don't mix well?} their parents kept their cool and I managed to snap several photographs where the pair are actually smiling and facing the camera. Twas a Christmas miracle indeed! Sophia also recently turned one so of course mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa worked overtime to keep our gorgeous girl occupied and smiling throughout the dressing changes and numerous poses {sit! crawl! walk! do the monster mash!}. This was also the day that I learned that donuts are absolutely vital in keeping kids happy during a photoshoot. I loved capturing Sophia staring up at her big brother as James fed her pieces of his beloved glazed donut. Sweetness!

Isla Mujeres

Dave and I took a much needed vacation two weeks ago before Hurricane (or Tropical Storm?) Patricia decided to pummel across Mexico and the Southern border. We booked an insane deal at a fantastic resort on Isla Mujeres, a tiny island off of Cancun. We mostly lounged on the beach but we did get to see an outstanding sunrise on one end of the island and then amazing sunsets on the other side of the island. Dave got to watch locals fish for barracuda and we drove around the entire island on a golf cart. Feast your eyes on all the beautiful blues!

Joanne+Tim {hitched!}

I was the lucky gal that got to photograph part two of this wonderful couple's wedding celebration. I mean--come on--a park? a lake? fall foliage? food trucks? kegs of beer? giant Jenga? It's like they took all my favorite things and made a wedding bash out of them.

Joanne and Tim invited all their loved ones to their vow renewal ceremony at Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park, a place they frequented during their runs together. The weather could not have been any more beautiful. The sun was shining and the leaves were just starting to change color. PERFECTION! Big Green Truck Pizza served a mouthwatering assortment of brick oven pizzas, gelato, and espresso while Hapa Food Truck kept guests coming back for more Korean style tacos, furikake fries, and crispy brussel sprout salad. Guests enjoyed a variety of lawn games while I stole the couple away for portraits. The festivities concluded with both the bride and groom doing keg stands {those photographs not included, haha}. Congratulations to the happy couple!