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I have been shooting  El…aka Baby E,  since she was just a few weeks old.  Em joined the family and life will never be the same for this adorable family. They are truly  blessed.  It is always such a pleasure to spend time with Dan and Mel.  El is two and was in perpetual motion the entire session.  She loved looking out the studio window in search for her latest obsession…firetrucks.  I love it!  Em is the most content baby I have ever seen, so happy!  I am always amazed at the results of these sessions.  We hang out, we chat, we have fun.  Not a lot of posing going on because  that is just not at all El’s style.  She is a girl on a mission!  We have to catch her being a kid.  I like that.  We had a very special visitor today and it was so much fun.  Em is too young to be alarmed, and El, well she was fine as long as Santa kept his distance.   Merry Christmas to this special family. If you are interested in a family session, please contact me.

Such a sweet shot El sharing the love with Dan and Em.

Such a sweet shot of El sharing the love with Dan and Em.


Probably one of my favorite ALL TIME shots EVER!!!! Love it! Waiting for Santa.


A Visit From Santa…Wonder what he was saying to El?  Naughty or Nice?


Dan with Em.


El’s new boots. These boots were made for walking…and running!



Oh my! El is such a beautiful child. She is talking so much and is such a delight!


El loved looking out the studio window. She counted cars…1, 2, 3, 5…she looked for firetrucks. I wanted to capture shots just like this…it was my lucky day!


Santa’s little elf, Em.

Documenting the birth of a new baby is something I have had on my professional bucket list for some time. I am happy to say, I can cross that off my list, only to add it to my MUST DO OFTEN LIST! It was incredible. This was my very first hospital session and I must say, I absolutely LOVED capturing such an intimate and very special moment in the lives of the Schmeing Family. I have been following Baby E, Elena since she was just a few weeks old. Now, she is a big sister at 21 months, welcoming Emma Renee. I created a slide show for the family to share with family and friends which will remain private. Here is a peek of the storytelling session. If you are not sure what a storytelling session is, please check my blog archives. Storytelling sessions are my absolute favorite sessions. It’s a way to capture life behind the scenes as it REALLY is/was and a priceless way to pass on the story in the years to come. Obviously, it is an on location shoot, the choice of color or black and white is the discretion of the photographer. Storytelling sessions come with the option of a book, a slideshow, and or prints. This is a very intimate, lovely genre of what I do, and I would love to share it with you! Oh! BTW, when I was waiting at the Hospital for Danny and Mel to arrive, someone asked me if I was there to shoot celebrities. My response was, “Of course!” You see, ALL of my clients are celebrities!

Arriving at the Hospital…the Big Day is finally here!

Checking in…LOVE this picture! Mel is an adorable Mama!
I wanted to make sure I captured just how ready she was to deliver!

Love this shot of Mel’s Family coming right around the corner on Birthday! So cute!

Mel’s Grandfather taking a first look…

Oh my! Elena aka…Baby E checking out her new baby sister!

Mel’s parents meet Emma for the first time. Love their expressions!

How lucky am I? I LOVE what I do!!!!

How sweet is this? Danny’s Mom holding Emma.

A first visit from the Baby Doc.

Oops! This shot is out of order. This is Mel, right before delivery. Isn’t she lovely?

I think E likes her…

A picture really is worth a 1000 words, isn’t it?

Telling the story…love seeing Mel’s Grandfather in the background of this shot. Not a perfectly exposed picture, but it is so much of the story.
A keeper, for sure…




One of my absolute favorite shots of the day. Look at Danny. So excited and happy. Mel’s Mom and E look on, Mel’s dad is busy messaging the news of Emma’s arrival.
Great storytelling shot, if I do say so, myself.




When I captured this shot, I could do nothing but smile. For the past 21 months I have struggled with the expressions of E and here we go again! Another adorable face… full of lots of expressions, I am sure!
How adorable is this new little darling?

When I saw this, I was amazed by how alert and wide eyed this new little person was just about an hour after being born. Wow! How cool is this?
I LOVE her sweet little pink face and that hair…all that hair!

Storytelling at it’s best, in my opinion. Meeting Baby Emma. Can you feel the LOVE?

Oh my. I can just see the adventure filled days for these two little girls.
E just has to be patient for Emma to catch up. It won’t be long…
Poor Danny and Mel…lol! Life will never be the same. In a good way.
A very good way. Two girls. Oh my!

I shared this picture on Facebook. Of course! A typical reaction to any girl at the thought of being weighed publicly, on Facebook, no less. A sign of the times…

Sleeping Emma

I would LOVE to know what E is thinking at this very moment…wouldn’t you?

This is Emma while being held by Danny’s Mom. So sweet. She is really checking her out, isn’t she?

Another great storytelling shot. In the hospital. Danny’s Dad is holding Emma. Danny’s Mom and Danny in the background.
I could have zoomed in on Danny’s Dad and Emma, but it’s the story I want, here.

Danny’s Dad holding Emma. HIs hands. Her yawn. LOVE.

Being a family photographer gives me the opportunity to really get to know my clients and share in the special moments in their lives.
It has been such a pleasure getting to know these two and such an honor to document Emma’s Birth.




June 19, 2012


An afternoon mini-shoot in the studio answered the need to document a new baby in the family! Kennedy, as you can see, is welcomed with open arms and quite possibly open mouth,  by eighteen month old big brother Jaxson!  Love these two!  So adorable! It was precious to watch Jaxson’s protective nature kick in!  Watch out future beaus, you don’t stand a chance! Poor Kennedy, Jaxson has got this covered! If you are interested in a mini-shoot documenting a special event in your life, please contact me.  I  L O V E  putting to print what is already in the heart.  Can’t wait to see these two in the studio again real soon.  How much fun is it to watch them grow and change right before our eyes?


The uncertainty that the baby will be welcome by a sibling has just been answered!

I am thinking my job just might be at risk!

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