BY THE WAVES

"Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly" -Morrison

This family's fun energy was contagious, playing in the waves and letting their daughter be such a little free spirit, I love seeing that. These two girls are such sweet sisters. 

And we were happily graced by the presence of the grandparents who had just celebrated 50 years of marriage on Valentine's Day! What a blessing to spend that much time with the person you love. 

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WAITING FOR BABY GIRL

This beautiful mama and her adorable family are waiting for their baby GIRL to arrive very soon. She definitely has the stunning glow and their home was full of so much love and smiles. I think my jaw hit the floor a few times seeing these two take everything in stride and laughter. I have four littles myself and I still don't know how they do it. So cool to see them in action and I was honored they invited me into their space to capture these. Can't wait to meet your sweet babe!

A NEW YEAR

It's 2015! Hard to believe isn't is?

I don't remember being this excited for a new year to unfold in a long time. For me 2014 had some good times for sure, but so many bumps in the road along the way. It became more of a year of just making it through, rather than flourishing and I have a feeling 2015 it going to be the opposite. 356 blank pages with open possibilities. Let's write them well friends. Whatever it may be, whatever is meaningful to you, let's make it a good one. 

And as tradition makes it, we started the year off with a trip out to our happy place and I snapped a few photos to prove it (Thanks to my hubby for grabbing my camera and capturing the last photo here of me and my girl). A very Happy New Year to you!

CALM AFTER THE STORM

"For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to life one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands"- Christina Rossetti

I thought this quote was so fitting. Sisters, a little calm and sunshine after a storm and the littlest sister often running astray but being lovingly fetched by an older sister. 

GOLDEN FUN

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing" -George Shaw

And as if this family couldn't be any more awesome. A full on dance party, singing and all to end their session. I love this family. 

Hello

Thought I'd break the ice. Welcome to my new blog. I'm Stevie, writer and photographer of this little corner of the web. I have been working hard building up my portfolio and I'm excited to finally have a good format to share my work with you along the way. I should have a gallery up in early 2015, but until then this blog is where it's at. 

I've been expressing myself through photographs and capturing my families stories now for almost a decade. I'm discovering that although I believe my style of photography is unique in it's own way, finding my editing niche and what makes my business mine, can come with it's own set of challenges. I'm sure it's going to be one more avenue I figure out along the way and so far I'm okay with that. So be gentle friends. 

And along side navigating through this passionate journey into timeless expression, this art is allowing me to share and learn more about myself and the soul that sometimes doesn't get to shine out loud. It's healing in a way and helps keep my feet planted when everything else is spinning sonic speed. I'm finding that the woman deep down, under all the layers, sometimes she surprises me. And I like that. 

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