waiting

Krysta and Philip. Some of my closest friends. 

I could tell you how they are both professional, working architects. Or how Krysta made that floral crown from the trunk of her car just minutes before we started shooting. Or how no couple is more deserving of all the joy and love that comes with a new baby. 

But, instead, I'll just stop writing and let the images convince you of these guys' sparkle and shine. 

Canon eos3, Portra 400 film

my kind of math

4 kids, 5 and under. 2 rolls of 35mm film. 1 studio. Probably...30 minutes flat

equals

a whole lotta chaos, a little bit of crying, plenty of giggles, a couple of very patient parents, and more love than you can imagine. 

(Canon eos3, Portra800)

hammer time

"You guys get SO lovey when you're in front of the camera!" 

And it's true. Steph and Nick Hammer are good, good friends of mine and I've been photographing them for years. Without fail, as soon as the camera starts clickin, they start giggling, and flirting, and tickling, and whispering, and stealing kisses- on full blast. But not in a ummm-this-is-awkward-for-both-me-and-you-guys-actually, kind of way- more of a wow-their-relationship-is-freakin-adorable-and-how-do-I-get-more-of-THAT-in-my-own-marriage kind of way. Truly, these two are the real deal and getting to see them love on that little Beckham of theirs is just the very best icing on top of the ultimate love cake. 

And can I just say that I adore in-home sessions like these? Because I do. Getting to document a family as they are, in their own places and spaces...there's nothing that tops it for me. 

(Mamiya 645 ProTL and Canon eos3 with Portra 400 and Tri-x film)