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Welcome to my blog!
I photograph...

because a memory should never be lost.
because love is all we need.
because today will be gone tomorrow.


I never get tired of photographing my beautiful nieces... and they are so sweet to each other :) From start to finish these two were pretty hyped about the 'Gypsy' project. From going to the fabric store to choose materials and patterns, to standing in the very cold posing and still pulling it like little pros. Love them!! Huge thanks to my mom for sewing the costumes!!

And hold your breath... daddy comes home from Afghanistan next week!!

p.s. I want to give a shout out to Florabella... love her actions!


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Steph says:

WOW. Gorgeous!!!!!

(10.17.10 @ 12:00 AM)
Sherry says:

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

(10.19.10 @ 10:18 AM)
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Kathrine is a longtime friend of my sister's, so I was very excited to finally meet her and her adorable family... these photos were taken at the Ford Field Park in Dearborn.

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Click here to see their slideshow!
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When Julia called, I was laying in the allergist's office on my stomach with 20 needle pricks in my back...

Me: "hello?"
Ju: "Hi!"
Me: "Hi, I'm at the doctor's, what's up?"
Ju: "Oh, well, Joe and I were just wondering if you would be able to come to Arizona at the end of December for a family portrait...?"
Me: "End of December? Why then?"
Ju: 'Oh well it would have been 9 months..."
Me: "(squeals) oh my goodness!! You're pregnant??"

And so it began... I was going to be an aunt the 8th time around!! And so it is, Elliott is due December 26th... and this happy aunt cannot wait!! Older sisters Rosalee and Violet are also very excited!

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Can I just say that I wish Michigan had HALF the sunlight that Arizona has??
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I can't wait for Elliott's arrival, and another reason to visit the ole West.... :)

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Julia Gilbert says:

I laughed so hard when I read the convo at the top! I can't believe you remembered that! :D Love them

(10.14.10 @ 07:54 PM)
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Rosalee is my niece, you might recognize her from my post about Disneyland..  Well as Rosie lives in AZ, I do not see her much :( but this year I got to spend her actual birthday with her!! In the morning, after some very perfectly shaped mickey-mouse pancakes from mommy, Rosie and I took off alone for a mini-shoot. And reader: Rosie rocked it! I mean, most children work better in front of the camera when mom and dad are not around... and Rosie was totally in tune with my camera! I love her so much.. and from her own words (as left on a voice message she left me...) "Rosie's here!!!"

please note the special Minnie Mouse flip flops...

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She does so well to "Laugh Rosie!!"
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Two very candid moments and both are my two favorite shots of the shoot!!
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Love this face...
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Oh my heart...
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Rosie, I hope you had the happiest of birthdays!! Auntie Rachel loves you so much!! See you when Elliott is born :)   xoxoxoxo
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Mary Beth says:

Love them all!!!

(10.14.10 @ 09:42 AM)
Julia Gilbert says:

I love that these images are here. I love that you did them. Can't imagine it any other way. They turned out so good!

(10.14.10 @ 07:56 PM)
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September 20, 2010

I love the Detroit Zoo!! Such a fun and beautiful place to be, I had a great time walking around with this fun family. The little guy was such a good sport!! Have you had your does of vitamin Z? Enjoy...

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The 'Ring of Life' polar bear exhibit is worth a trip to the zoo all on it's own!!

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Unfortunately the place was so crowded we did not get to do all the photos we wanted... but these two I love!

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Love this face!
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Being shown his reward for being such a good boy :)
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Apparently it was worth it!!
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Erin says:

Love these photos Rachel! How original at the Detroit Zoo - Love it. May need to do this when Dylan gets older.

(10.05.10 @ 08:43 AM)
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