Category Archives: Personal

Snowflakes, Snow Day, and Snowballs! {North Durham}

We heard that there was supposed to be a snow day, but we didn’t expect much. You never do in North Carolina. Everyone will run around getting flustered and worried, stores will be stripped bear of all bread and milk and water, school will be canceled, and then…nothing.

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Thanksgiving weekend extended family photos {Durham, NC}

Thanksgiving has become our annual family portrait taking time. I’ve gotten pretty dang good at taking my own family’s  portraits. It involves a lot of yelling, some swearing, multiple people actually pushing the shutter release, and a whole ton of photoshop magic to bring together all the smiles and proper amount of participants. Yes, not…

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New baby brother {and how his name came to be} | Aidas Alveras

I was starting to feel like I was going to be pregnant for EVER. And then, on the day I least expected it, (my DUE DATE!!) I had a baby. Meet Aidas Alveras Born 11/11 (yes – he does have the coolest birth date ever), Aidas decided to be really awesome to his mama and…

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Pumpkin Patching! { Hillsborough, NC | Smith’s Family Fun Farm }

We went pumpkin patching! I felt a little silly dragging everyone out when it was such a warm weekend – pushing 80 degrees! But, gosh darn it, I needed to do something fall themed and visiting a pumpkin patch is always fun – mostly because I love the opportunity to snap a million photographs! Viktorija…

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Floral Nursery in Grays & Pinks {Beautiful Indoor Spaces}

Once upon a time, way back in the spring when I still lived in Chicago, I decided it would be fun to photograph a few of the beautiful nurseries that moms in the city designed for their little ones. I’m one of those people who just loves seeing glimpses of other family’s homes – especially in…

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