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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Family Portraits in Chapel Hill

This fall has been a busy one for us. We moved and I've had the opportunity to photograph lots of sweet families for their Christmas cards. But needless to say I'll be playing catch up in blogging all the photo sessions. Here's a little taste of the Omland family's session in gorgeous Chapel Hill... 

My favorite images often end up being the accidental photo op. Like this one I took during a juice break. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep the little ones happy during a photo session whether it's juice boxes or jelly beans or promises of a movie after. When it comes to family photos bribery never fails!

Thank you so much sweet Omland family for choosing me to capture images for your Christmas cards this year!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Caroline, today you are three.

"I guess that I can hold you one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you so that you will always know.

Please let me tie your shoe again. 
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time I hope it's love I've shown.

Can I help you put your coat on? 
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon? 
Can I pick you up a treat?

One day you just might care for me so let me care for you.
I want to be a part of every little thing you do.

Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in your bath?
Can I help you count your small ten toes before I teach you math?

Let's take another space ship ride up to the planet Zoor,
before our cardboard rocket ship doesn't fit us anymore.

Please let me help you up the hill, while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories while you're young and have the time.

I know the day will come when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides and all the balls that we have thrown?

So will you let me carry you?
One day you'll walk alone.

I cannot bear to miss one day from now until you're grown.

(poem by Brad Anderson)