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    Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by to check out my work! I am a lifestyle photographer whose passion is family photography. I'm Mom a beautiful baby girl, Giada Kate, two gorgeous Jack Russell pups, and wife to an wonderful Aussie husband. The four of them make me smile and keep me laughing everyday. They are a constant reminder of what is truly important in life and I cherish being able to capture life's little moments with them on camera.
    On this blog you will see images from my most recent shoots, as well as tid-bits on my family and the occasional restaurant or product review to satisfy the nutritionist in me. After all, life is all about a healthy balance of work, play and good food, right?
    I hope you can see my passion for what I do in each photo and I look forward to capturing life's little moments with your family. You can inquire about booking a session by visiting the contact section on this blog or on the Tru Blu website. Please feel free to stop by often and don't forget to leave some comment love -- I enjoy hearing from everyone!

Back to Blogging (and celebrating with an engagement shoot)

I’ve been bad. Really bad. Like 2 years behind, bad. You see, I haven’t actually blogged a photo session since the birth of my daughter (bad, right?? she’s 2 1/2!) While my photography business has remained up and running, I’ve cut back a lot while learning to balance caring for my amazing daughter, my day job and all the daily duties of being a momma and wife. There just isn’t enough time in the day. Today, I realized something. I don’t have to blog every day…or every week….I can post a session whenever life gives me a few extra moments to share my most recent work with ya’ll. So that, my friends, is what I’m going to do.

This past weekend, I had the privilege of doing an engagement shoot for one of my best friends from college. She and her fiance are so fun to be around, we really had a blast zooming around Simsbury finding fall-filled backdrops for their pics. Alex has got to be one of the most photogenic people I know…check it out!

Here just a little sneak peek after my first glance over their photos from Saturday. Enjoy!


Giada Kate

It’s been a long time, much too long since I last blogged. I have a good reason though, if not the best excuse in the world. This past March, my husband and I welcomed our daughter, Giada Kate! The last seven months have been absolutely incredible. Giada is the happiest, most bubbly baby you will ever meet and always manages to keep Phil and I smiling even when she’s had us up all night! My pregnancy was not the easiest by any means, so I had to make the difficult decision of canceling my portrait sessions starting at 5 weeks because I was too sick. Many of you know that I also work for a pediatrician, so doing photo sessions as well as working at the office was more than I could handle. After a long maternity leave, I’m back in business and enjoying my new schedule.

Just after Giada was born, my good friend, Eileen came over to take some photos of Giada and I together. I will cherish these photos forever, and am so lucky to have a photographer-friend at my disposal to capture those images I cant get myself. Thanks again, Eileen, your photos mean the world to me <3.

Without further ado, I introduce Giada Kate :::::: 03/05/2011 7lb. 3oz. Giada is Italian for “Jade”.

This image was taken the day she was born at the hospital

1 month:

2 months:

6 months

Marzano Family Portraits

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing the extended Marzano family — 4 families  and Grandma and Grandpa. It was a great afternoon, beautiful setting and full of cute kids all dressed up for the 4th of July:-)Here are a few of my favorites of the children.

Thanks for having me everyone! Your gallery will be up soon!

Baby’s First Year :::::: Albums

I don’t know why I’ve never thought to take some shots of my finished albums! Below is Baby Hayes’s 1 year album, from maternity to his 1 year birthday. The album you see here is a 12 x 12 matted album by Finao. These albums are perfect for displaying images from a series of portrait sessions. Enjoy!

Twins :::: Alanna & Paige

I had the privilege of meeting up with these two little cuties and their Mom and Dad for an early- morning shoot today. Alanna and Paige were so fun to photograph and so interactive with each other. I really enjoy photographing twins and had such a fun time this morning. It’s amazing to observe twins together  and see just how different they are, they’re little personalities really start to shine at this age. Paige and Alanna will be turning one very soon! Happy birthday girls!

Miss Paige

How cute is she!?!

Miss Alanna, being silly:-)

A quiet moment with Mom

Fun with Mom & Dad:-)!

A few fun out-takes — this is why there aren’t many portrait shots of them together. . .they have too much fun!