I was so happy to work with Debra, Thad and beautiful E again last weekend.   Thank you so much for coming out to see me and get updated photos of your beautiful faces.  I love watching E grow and watch you both fall even more deeply in love with each passing year!


Love the light on her hair here.



Love this kid!  Love this family.  Thank you D Family for another gorgeous session together!

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I had the privilege of meeting and photographing this family a few years back when Rachel was pregnant with little G and their older daughter was about the same age as little G is now.  I was honored to photograph them again last week in the midst of a warm spell and during the beginning of the fall color change.  Thank you Rachel and Allan for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family once again.  Enjoy the sneak peek!!


I’m a big fan of these in between moments – as you probably already know.  Sweet sweet sisters!



and finally…


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I had the pleasure of photographing the S Family last weekend at my beautiful forest location.  The September light…the beautiful little white wildflowers and a session of three sisters and gorgeous mom & dad.  Really…what’s NOT to love.   Thank you Carly – you have a gorgeous family and I hope to meet little #4 sometime soon!!  Enjoy your sneak peek.


Gorgeous (and funny sweet) girl


I’m a sucker for photographs like this when the moment works.  Stunning as a full sized image.


BEAUTIFUL baby girl (soon-to-be-big-sis)


So many levels of beautiful…

Thanks for stopping in to the blog for sneak peeks 🙂  Be back in the office Monday morning.

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I’ll be out of town for a photography conference starting Tuesday afternoon until next Monday morning at 9 a.m.   All messages that accumulate over the next few days will be answered then.  Thank you.

Now that I got that out of the way…a sneak peek with the G Family.  I saw them a few months ago for Little D’s mini session but this session was all family.  Lori, Andrew – thank you for letting me photograph your beautiful family as you grow together!!  ALWAYS a pleasure to see you guys.


HANDSOME & FUNNY – a great combination.  Love this kid!


It’s like he’s telling his sister: “SAY CHEESE ALREADY!” (even though we never say cheese!  🙂 )

and finally……


Gosh I really love all these textures.  What a beautiful girl D is!

(sorry about the delay in sneak peeks – I’m still trying to play catch up from all the chaos from the past month & a half)

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It’s been a very busy and sad past few weeks here in Marmaland.  After spending 12 days on the beautiful North Carolina coast I flew home to be at my dad’s bedside.  He passed away on Tuesday August 14 (which also happens to be my wedding anniversary).  May he rest in peace – he was a good man, a good dad and he will be missed by both my siblings and my mother – his wife of (almost) 66 years!  (I can’t imagine…)

It’s been a sad and chaotic month (to say the least).  During all this madness and sadness my computer crashed (the silver lining truly is that the extended warranty expires THIS month so I didn’t have to foot the more than $900 bill).   While we were on vacation my sweet darling Cleo, my cat of 16 years, passed away.   I went to the doctor while I was gone because (not surprisingly!) I had an infection and needed antibiotics.  After hearing all of my woes he told me there was a Yiddish word for what I was experiencing:  TSORIS meaning much trouble and suffering.  Incidentally he handed me a prescription for Xanax for which I took two over the course of the past few weeks, I’m such a lightweight and didn’t really care for how it made me feel even if it was a welcome addition to my life when I was so stressed and tired I couldn’t even get any sleep.

I’ve been hurriedly playing catch up with outstanding orders and client inquiries and this week I am working on edits for clients photographed before I left for my vacation.  I am finding that the best remedy for all the tsoris in my life has definitely been work, thankfully I have my work to help me heal..  I got back to shooting a week and a half ago and have a quick sneak peek from one of those sessions.   The C Family is from Park Ridge and I was honored to photograph them at their beautiful home while their garden was still beautiful.  Thank you Joyce and family for having me out and allowing me into your lives, it was wonderful getting to know all of you.




Thank you for allowing me into your lives to capture these gorgeous images for you.


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