Raising Money for Wayland Schools

Raising Money for Wayland Schools

Better late than never!  I've been meaning to post highlights from our very successful fundraiser with the Wayland Public Schools Foundation.  Aside from the thousands of dollars raised, perhaps the best part was that we could shoot right here in my Wayland-based home-studio.  The very simple look did just what we had hoped - put the focus on these wonderful families, who brought their own style to each image.  Many thanks again to all who participated!

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Transformation Story

Transformation Story

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I spent a lot of time wondering and anticipating what was to come. I stayed very busy, occupying my mind with home renovations to ward off more troublesome thoughts. Was I prepared to be unselfish and care so much for someone else? Would I be able to handle mess and chaos that might send me over the edge?  Can we afford a baby?

I wish I had more pictures from that spring before my son came.  My husband I were testing our abilities with DIY projects, trying to put our fixer-upper together in time for the baby. We were both somewhat awkward - I had a giant pregnant belly and he hobbled around on crutches from an indoor soccer injury (and subsequent achilles surgery).  We tiled bathrooms, ripped out carpet, and painted crown molding with all the energy of adults who sleep 8 hours and think without interruption. What a fun photo session that could have been!

Whatever your life looks like before you start a family, it's going to change - and so will you. Preserving a memory of life before your baby comes, and that transition time just after she is born, will be such a treasure to look back on.  Stories, pictures and memories of life before she came connects generations.  "Who we were" is preserved, as new adventures take hold.

Marty and Nicole - thank you so much for including me in your transformation story.  Baby Charlie is one lucky girl to have such wonderful parents.  Here's to new adventures!

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Amelia Rose

Amelia Rose

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It is so much fun when photography connects me with someone I haven't seen in 14 years!  I met Steve when we both joined the diving team our freshman year at Wheaton College.  Neither of us had any diving experience.  I will never, ever forget some of the beatings Steve and I both took while learning new tricks.  We were covered in bruises from hitting the water wrong, but we both stuck with it all four years.  So much focus and determination was required to push beyond the fear of getting a dive wrong.  When we finally got it right though, the feelings of relief and hard-earned accomplishment were unbeatable.    

Now you are headed into new waters Steve, and I can already sense your incredible enthusiasm and commitment.   I imagine your life will now be filled with plenty of emotional thrills for you and Robyn.  You both are so relaxed, it's like you've done this parenting thing before. And you wrap a killer swaddle!  Congratulations on baby Amelia, she is perfect.  

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