Mar 26, 2013

ryan - life - orlando children photographer

my mind has been in a bit of a fog lately.  i truly apologize to anyone who i have been in lack of contact with.

several months ago, my son was diagnosed with aspergers.  this diagnosis wasn't scary - i was a little sad for ryan - but i knew that having this label meant that he could be eligible for help in school.

we have been going along with things - rolling with the punches of it all, and therapy has been very rewarding.

but now, here we stand.  at a crossroads.

which direction do we turn?

road 1) stay at his current preschool with those that he loves, and who love him back.  the place that he is comfortable with.  the place that we, his parents are comfortable with.  he has friends here.  people know him.  he's a rock star here.  i constantly get compliments on his beaming personality.  but - is it enough for him.  do they have the resources.  do they have the patience.  are they enough.

road 2) a new school.  a school that has the resources.  people that understand his tantrums.  other kids that understand his obsessions.  but - is he too high functioning for a place like this?  would he digress? all of this, just to again change schools the following year...

todd and i have some big decisions.  everyone keeps saying that we will make the right ones - but - what are the right ones???

recently, his preschool had a Easter hat parade.  every time i look at these snaps, it makes it even harder to consider him leaving his happy place...

Mar 19, 2013


 i feel so honored to be able to capture colby's first year.  even more honored to call his mama my friend.

Mar 11, 2013

springtime for the boys :: windermere children photography

all of these spring sessions for my clients...

whoa, whoa, whoa.

what am i doing here???  all of these spring sessions for my clients - and nothing planned for my own children!?!?

ok, yes. let's make a plan.  let's do this.

my boys.

one of our favorite things to do as a family, is go to epcot.  our favorite attraction (the boys favorite attraction) is spaceship earth.  they love the scene showing the introduction to the moveable type press, the newsies and the beginning of morris code.

that's it! my boys.  newsies.

oh.  and throw a kite in there - just for fun.

Mar 3, 2013

little boy

my favorite kind of sessions are those i get to spend one of one time with one little person.  i love it even more when the mama trusts me to take them off somewhere without her.  their personalities really open up and we have so much fun!

and that's exactly what happened with my buddy jake!

joe + max spring session

i don't care who you are.  this is just cute.