Brittany + Vayda

A little preview from my session with Brittany Smith and her beautiful daughter Vayda.


Old Family Photos

Recently my dad asked me if I could scan some old family photos for him.  Most of these photos were taken in the 1940’s and included my dad and uncle’s, grandmother and grandfather, and great grandparents.  I wasn’t born before my grandmother, whom I was named after, passed away so it’s always nice to see pictures of her.

From left: Papa Lee Thompson.  Middle:(bottom row) Charles, Bruce, and Mike, (top row)Great Grandpa Ike, Great Grandma Clara Kay, Papa Lee and Grandma Bonnie. Right: Grandma Bonnie Thompson.


From left: Uncle Bruce, Papa Lee, and dad.


Great Grandpa Ike Thompson

Dad dressed as Wyatt Earp.

From left: Dad, Uncle Bruce, and Uncle Mike

From left: Dad, Great Grandma Clara Kay, and Uncle Bruce


Isaac at 6 months

Today we took Isaac to get his first pictures with Santa.  The event was hosted by the Haywood Regional Medical Center for all of the families of children born this year.  He is also just a little over 6 months old and I wanted to post some new photos of the little cutie.  Happy Holidays.

Puppy Love

I went to Tennessee this past weekend to visit my parents and get some much needed rest (who knew taking care of a baby was so exhausting).  While I was there my mom asked me to do some photos of their dogs.  They have a boxer named Doodle and a Boston terrier named Dinger.  Doodle is very shy so I didn’t have much luck with her, but I did get a few of Dinger.  These are a couple of my favorites.

Could he be any cuter?

Seriously?  Isn’t he adorable? 

Isaac is now just a little over 3 months old and has to be one of the happiest and cutest babies I’ve ever seen (I’ll admit I am a little biased since he is my nephew but I reserve that right).  With the help of my sister, I set up a little portrait session with Isaac last week.  She was in charge of baby wrangling while I was shooting.  He did pretty well but did not enjoy having his diaper off in some of the photos, which is strange because he LOVES when he gets his diaper changed.  This shot is one of my favorites from the day.  Enjoy 🙂

Eagle Nest Lake 4th of July Extravaganza

For the 4th of July holiday I took a little road trip north of Santa Fe to Eagle Nest Lake.  The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays(second only to Thanksgiving) and I usually spend it with my sister drinking lemonade and trying to find the best fireworks in town.  Without that as an option, I decided to venture out on my own and find a good fireworks display in New Mexico.

I was pleasantly surprised by the little town of Eagle Nest.  Imagine one road going through a tiny little town in the mountains.

These are a few of the photos I took of the fireworks display.

And thank you to all of our armed forces who fight to keep this country free.