Archive for My Family

This last year was a great one for our family.  In July, we moved out of our well loved 900 sq. foot home  and my photography studio (I still regret not getting a photo of all the kids in their beds crammed into that one room…) and into a home with 5 bedrooms, a basement, garage,  and a huge back yard… much room to play!   Simon turned one the weekend of the move, and we had a cake smash for him when we cleared away enough boxes a few weeks later.   Ada started half-day kindergarten and Sam 4th grade at a new school while Eli and Simon enjoyed a bit more one on one time with me in the mornings.  Simon was baptized.  Sam did another season of soccer and baseball, Ada dance and gymnastics.  Sam won an award for straight As and Ada one for being a great and kind student.  Elijah started listening to Christmas music well before the season ought to start and had the carols down by the 25th.   Simon begs for music so he can dance, Elijah and Ada so they can sing, and Sam just wants it on all the time (especially if it it’s on in his own freshly painted and decorated room).  Mike and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary by going to a killer concert.  Mike got the biggest deer of his hunting career (and me the deep freeze for it…) and has started picking up his guitar more often.  I photographed 12 weddings last year and 30 portrait sessions.  We are all excited to see what the new year brings.

With great love,

Rebecca, Mike, Sam (10), Ada (6), Elijah (3), and Simon (17 months)

a snapshot of my four children playing outside at the farm


I am proud to show off my sweet newborn babe, Simon Charles.  He made us a happy family of  6 on July 19th and we could not love him any more.  I took these photographs in a sleep deprived haze on his 1oth day of life with my oldest, Sam, holding the reflector (and as I learned by the end of it, maybe not the best job for an eight year old).  The kiddos cannot get enough of him:  Sam begs to rock Simon to sleep and wants to learn how to swaddle and care for him, Ada sings the sweetest song and reads him stories, and Eli bombards him with hundreds of toddler kisses every time he runs by.  Babies are a blessing, and both Mike and I could not be more thankful for all of ours.

Feel free to welcome Simon in the comments below.

newborn portraitBirth announcement from newborn portraits