This little one is determined!! She wants to walk and has just the other began to crawl. She is sweet, funny, attentive, curious, smart and is going to be running around the block before her parents and older brother know it!
Only six months old!
This is a lovely story. My friends after years of waiting have welcomed a baby girl into the world and their lives through adoption. How exciting it is that they asked me to photograph Chloe while she was still tiny, only nine days old. She was so alert and think she is going to be really smart. Look out mom and dad!! I have known Brad and Chantelle for years. I photographed their wedding at Craigfont in Gallatin and worked with Brad. They have been parents to several sweet four legged children including Tululah who has amazing eyes and Jasmine, the bengal cat who is smart as a whip. Being a birth mom myself, I know the struggles and heart break of letting a child go. It is painful and stays with you for your entire life. You can only hope and pray that the people who are now your child’s parents will love your child as much or more than you could. I know B & C are going to be incredible parents with more love for Chloe than anyone else in this world!!
It is a tradition, not long standing, but now a three year tradition. For the past three years I have gone to a pumpkin patch with my friends, the M’s. They have two adorable kids. If you follow this blog you see lots of photos of Jackson and now he has a baby sister. This year also the F family joined in the fun. The day was windy, dry and dusty. Not the prettiest but the photos are really some of my favorites, conjuring up images from the early twentieth century.
Wedding celebrations are few and far between for me. This just makes those few that I accept so much more special. Months ago Anna’s sister, Wendy, wrote me and asked if I was interested in shooting Anna’s wedding in September. You see three years ago I photographed Wendy and Will’s wedding and this year they have been blessed with an adorable child. I really enjoy this family and their friends. The majority of the guests were from across the pond. Their closest friends camping in really nice RV’s on the family farm. So many super cool details thanks to the work of Elizabeth James, Nashville’s premier wedding and event planner.
I photographed this session on Halloween of last year and figured I should post this as I have completed Tate’s Nine Month Session. Tate’s parents are documenting Tate’s first year as they did with their oldest, Ansley. I love going to their house and seeing photos hanging and sitting on tables. They buy small prints and Kaelin displays them with larger matts and beautiful frames. Must be her interior designing skills!!
I am not going to sugar coat this, this winter has been rough and depressing. As much as I like to think that I like change, I realize it is anticipation of change and what it will bring, the not knowing, or what will happen…that is what I do not like. Life IS ever changing, transforming and all I can think about to give myself hope is, the butterfly and spring rolling around the corner. Life is a journey and I guess I have been stagnant and suffocating her for too long. Here I present some hope and beauty that winter gives to us:
And Happy New Decade! Two thousand ten. Twenty ten. Sounds good to me! Thanks to everyone who has supported my work and trusted me to photograph them. 2009 was a great year for change, learning, starting new things, getting back into art! Over the Christmas holiday I headed to Baltimore to spend time with my brother and his family. One day my sister in law and I went to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware. It was a winter wonderland!!
Announcing new services and the January White Sale at Mary Claire Studio. Contact the studio for pricing information and to get on the mailing list to receive white sale specials.
Classic Studio session
Black and White Fine Art Portrait
In studio session with all images captured in black and white. A limited on line gallery with 10-20 proofs from the session will be presented to you to make your selection for a petite gallery print (4×6, 5×5 image size) matted and framed to 11×14.
This collection also includes 2 5×7 gift prints of the image chosen for your fine art piece.
Baby’s First Year Classic
I am still offering lifestyle sessions at your home or on location!
I first photographed these girls about two years ago, the youngest was just a baby! I see them about twice a year. I feel like I am part of the family. This session was especially fun and challenging. Fun because I got so many cool expressions, we got Daisy, the dog into the photos and mom loved my favorite light!! Challenging because the youngest would not cooperate at first as you will see in the first image.
It always does my heart good to be asked back into people’s lives to photograph their growing family. I first met Lindsay and Clay when they were married. Last year I went to their house to photograph them with their first baby, Yoko, a sweet little black and cream shih tzu bundle of furry goodness. They wanted some photos for the wall and a cool Christmas card to send to family and friends. So this year a little human has come along. He is just a little over a month old in these photos and is just the cutest little guy. He has a big name but his mom and dad call him Mister.