I feel so lucky to be friends with this amazing gal.  Not only is she an awesome mom, who I connect with on all sorts of levels, and our kids all play together awesomely,  AND she is an awesome friend. (Can you use the word “awesome” too much???)

She is always willing to be my guinea pig :)    Letting me try out all sorts of crazy ideas, even when I have no clue if they will work.  See, when you are my subject, I can get a little, umm how would I say this…. demanding? ha haaa.  I know what I want, and I run with it.  Tonii here always lets me :) I feel so spoiled! I took over when I saw her GORGEOUS purple shirt and how her eyes popped, so I did her make up really bold to accentuate it.   Then threw on the bold contrasting jewelry to bring out the color of her eyes.  Needless to say, we had a blast at this shoot from start to finish.

Tonii you are radiant. And you make 36 weeks and 3 days of pregnancy look so easy and carefree.

You always have the most fabulous shoes!

You could not have rocked this shot any more! AMAZING!!!!

You prove that pregnancy is very sexy.

I know, she’s ridiculously gorgeous right?

Thanks for always being willing to try my crazy ideas Tonii! You are one awesome chic! Love ya!

PS- and thanks for laughing with me as I shot you one handed while holding my crying 3 week old baby! :D Yes, we moms are THAT multi-talented!

The fun didn’t end here. Nope.

The very next day Tonii gave birth to this BEAUTIFUL baby girl.

And that post is coming up soon!!!





Without a doubt, the most awesome part of doing what I do, is getting to share in peoples lives. Getting to be a part of those moments that are so special and so defining.  This was no exception.  I have had the privilege of knowing Marci and Stu for many years.  My husband and hers grew up together, so through marriage we all became friends.  I watched as years went by of them struggling to become pregnant. I watched their complete joy as Marci went through a  very difficult pregnancy and they were blessed with their beautiful boy.  Then again the struggles of trying to conceive again.  My heart ached for them.  Despite my 7 miscarriages, I couldn’t even imagine how they felt. I at least have been blessed with my (then 3) children! They began the hard, long process of fertility drugs, and IUI insemination. It didn’t work.  They again tried a second IUI insemination, and it worked! Not only did it work, but they were pregnant with twins!!!!  I can not even begin to tell you, as a friend, the joy I felt when I heard their news.  They are so deserving of that amazing miracle!

Now, I am VERY late on blogging this session. . .

In the beginning of March, at 34 weeks, we did a home maternity session.  Marci is absolutely glowing and gorgeous.  Surrounded by her boys she stands out as the amazing mother and wife that she is.

In the end of March, after 37 weeks of a beautiful, healthy pregnancy, they welcomed their new twin baby girls into this world! And I can’t wait to get my hands on them for pictures next week!!! :)

Congratulations Marci & Stu, your family is absolutely beauitful and priceless. Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives.  You are awesome friends and I couldn’t be any happier for you!

Love,

Hollie





I suppose it’s because it is fast approaching 3am here, and my 35 weeks of pregnancy has caught up with me, that I have been inspired to make this session my next share.

I have had the privilege of knowing Kate and Will for several years now.  A couple full of talent and tenderness.  For the years I have known them they have always wanted children.   Like many couples, this did not come as they had hoped and tried for.  I sat and watched as they struggled.  I felt pangs of guilt as I was blessed with 2 more of my own as they fought to get even one.

I watched as they went into foster parenting and when things looked so great for adopting, it came crashing down. I wanted to cry for them.

Then I cheered  AND cried at the news spread of their own miraculous joy!  Could this really be happening? Indeed it was!

Kate and Will.  You are both so sweet and so beautiful.  Words cannot express to you, what my heart feels seeing you get that chance to be parents to your own beautiful little girl. So deserving you both are.

Kate you emanate every ounce of the word RADIANT





I’ve made it!

Posted on January 19, 2011

To 25 weeks that is :)

I’m so happy I had to share with all of you!

I am completely looking forward to these last 14 weeks. For the first time this entire pregnancy I feel like myself again, I feel decently healthy, and I feel like I can move! Yay! (We’ve had some pretty risky complications up until 23 weeks)

In an attempt to be so much better about this blog, I wanted you to get to know me a little more :) So I wanted to share the progress!

And if you didn’t know yet, we are expecting a boy! Braddock Dean. I am thrilled to even out the numbers in our home. 2 girls and 2 boys! And believe you me, the kids are soooo happy it’s a boy! In fact, my 4 yr old boy told me if it was a girl, he wanted to send it back :) Ah ha ha.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!