I spent a wonderful afternoon with Elizabeth, big sister Ellie and baby Caroline!  Ellie, who stole my heart when we first met, blew me away once again… from her posing to chatting to attentiveness and desire to hold and feed her baby sister, she never ceases to amaze me.  This house of girls meant pink and princesses and fairies, even signs so the fairies knew where to go.  I look so forward to watching this beautiful family grow, to find out who little Caroline will become and what her big sister will teach her.  Thank you dear Elizabeth for having me in your home, looking forward to coming back soon!!

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These two beautiful sisters, due with their babies only weeks apart, trusted me to capture this special moment in their lives.  I met Jessie and Jenise only a few years ago and since they have made me look (and feel) beautiful time and time again.  This time it was my turn, instead of their brush I had my lens and together we came together to create cherished memories.  I am lucky to know them and can’t wait to get to know the little bundles they are bringing into this world.

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I was honored to be asked to go back to the Chainani home and photograph this wonderful bunch!  Uma with her infectious smile and Kaveen with his silly jokes made for so much fun… they told secrets, smelled each other (hehehe) and laughed a whole bunch.  Watching Sonesh with them is a truly beautiful experience, his calm control and fun nature makes him one stand out dad!  Thank you for having me back in your home for a fantastic afternoon with your family!!

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As December approaches and Christmas excitement is in the air we spent a morning writing Santa letters and bringing them to the post office to send them to the North Pole!  Giacomo requested castles, knights and a king and queen as well as a robotic flying frisbee and  a few surprises.  Massimo asked for a Green Lantern Lego, a glow up sword and a surprise as well.  We got these letters signed, sealed and delivered to the mailbox so they can be on their way!  To view work submitted by  the other CU photographers please visit Childhood Unplugged.

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This month’s post stems from one of our best and most loved unplugged activities… reading. I have read books to my boys every night before bed since they were old enough to sit on the chair next to me, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that we graduated from the children’s picture books to full fledged chapter books.  As a big Harry Potter fan myself I thought reading the first book in the series to them would be fun for all of us, and I was right, times ten!  The excitement, the questions, the “ten more minutes, please please!” –  and witnessing their wonder, oh it has been the most fulfilling experience for me.  When it came time to choose Halloween costumes the fact my children chose based on a book made my heart swell…. Giac, always obsessed with Slytherin and snakes, picked his big green snake and Massi picked Harry… we joked all day that they could talk in Parseltongue!  To view the images of the other photographers please visit Childhood Unplugged.

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what a pleasure to spend a morning with georgette and the newest addition to her beautiful family, baby georgette!  this baby girl was a dream – calm, happy and posing for the camera at only a week and a half old.  from photographing this baby to chatting with her wonderful mama i had the best time – can’t wait to spend more time with these two!

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It has been a year and we are having a celebration!  I feel so very blessed to have been asked to participate in childhood unplugged for the last year, more than anything else because I have spent time each and every month doing something outside the box with my boys.  I can look back on these experiences by flipping through the images and one day share them with my children, what a true gift.  I can’t wait to continue on this unplugged adventure… to see the other talented photographers’ work please visit Childhood Unplugged.

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