Yearly Archives: 2010

Drew+Laura+Aidan+Ava+(Baby)

I met Ava and Aidan at my sons’ school a few years ago, and later when Drew became Cannon’s soccer coach. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Drew is the raddest, most awesomest coach ever! He is so patient with those 4 and 5 year olds; he keeps them engaged and having fun, and can ties shoes, redirect princesses, find pout-y cross armed boys on a swing set (in the middle of games ahem Cannon), wipe tears, and give pep talks- all faster than a super hero. All of the kids adore him and I’m not sure any other coach will ever survive my Cannon.

Laura is simply stunning and pretty much the nicest person I’ve ever met. She is the pregnant friend that makes you think “I could do that again. Look at how GREAT she looks.” Her hair, her glow, her perfect belly- she’s gorgeous.

Aidan has eyes that smile before the rest of him. He plays soccer and lacrosse (and I’m sure I’m missing some). His birthday is two days before Justin Bieber’s and he is rockin’ the hair. I tried to whip out some jokes for him but, after a quick courtesy laugh, he schooled me. (That always happens, really.) (I stink at jokes.)

Ava is spirited and determined. Her eyes are mischievous and always laughing (even when she’s crying). She plays soccer, dances, does gymnastics. She will score a soccer goal and celebrate with a cartwheel and split. She flies across monkey bars in her dresses and tights. Ava and Aidan are going to be fantastic with their new baby sister, and I can’t wait to meet her and take pictures of all of them together!

Thanks guys! I know this has been a tough month. I’m glad I was able to capture for a moment the fun and laughter that so embodies your family, and my thoughts are with you now more than ever.

Danielle

Kurtis+Pam+Danny+Natalie+Lily

I met up with long time friends and grabbed some updated photos of everyone. It’s so awesome watching these guys grow up in pictures! It seems that when you have children, life gets so busy surviving all of the day to day routines. It becomes so difficult to see friends frequently . One of the things I love about photography is the chance it gives me to connect with people and their families – be they old friends or new ones – for an hour or two. I’ve done photos for the Swope family so many times now, and I love catching up with them!

Lily is so happy and twirly all the time! Her cheeks beg to be smooshed!!

I tried to tell Danny a few jokes and he put me to shame! He had tons in his back pockets just waiting for me!!

Natalie had just gotten her ears pierced the day before , and in two weeks she will donate her hair to the Locks of Love Organization. She also just opted to stop playing soccer so she could play the cello. Seeing her with her instrument was so cool! She was very focused!

Brian+Amena+Ian+Emmett+Alana

Amena and I met through our sisters, who both live in the same small town in Ohio. Turns out that Amena and I live 10 minutes from each other in Maryland! Between me having babies and her having babies, it took a while for us to connect, but I am so glad that we met! Amena is the sweetest! and such a fun mom, bursting with energy, laughter and enthusiasm. She and Brian have two boys and a baby girl. We got together before the weather was too icy to get some fun photos of the whole family.

Ian is three and a half. He loves cars, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and he is taking on the lead role of  Great Protector of Little Brother From Snakes (he’s very good!) Emmett is two. He also loves cars and lollipops, and he hates riding in carts at Target. They both love their new baby sister Alana, who has  deep blue eyes and the sweetest smile, just like her mom.

Amena and Brian- I’m so glad we met! Thanks so much for an awesome morning!!

Danielle

March 15, 2011 - 9:46 pm

Amena Your are amazing Danielle and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Ian and Emmett had never played Simon Says and you talked about it that morning with them and its been their favortie game ever since :)

Dean+Nekol+Amara

Dean & Nekol are another family I met 6 years ago (!) when Amara and my son, Grant, started preschool together. Amara held her own for quite a while as the only girl in a class of 5 boys! Different elementary schools mean we don’t see each other much anymore, but it was so awesome to hang out for a little bit and get family pictures! I was so sad to hear that they recently said goodbye to their first boxer baby, Bailey. But I was able to meet their new puppy, Brooks. Brooks is a gorgeous boy, full of puppy playfulness and bark. Amara woke up on this morning not feeling very well, but you can’t tell at all by looking at her pictures! She loves cheerleading and was even willing to show me a few moves!

Love you guys!!

Danielle

November 13, 2010 - 12:02 am

Nekol Boone I remember when you first started taking pictures and we use to tell you how talented you are…..you just keep getting better, if that’s even possible! Thank you for creating and preserving great memories for us! We love you too!

November 12, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Nekol Boone I remember when you first started taking pictures and we all use to tell you how gifted you are – you just keep getting better, if that is even possible! Thank you for making our first family photo session fun,comfortable and memorable. We love you too!

Ryan+Katie+Kellan+Finn

I met up with friends Katie, Ryan, Kellan and Finn at a local farm early in the morning. It was a bright, chilly, gorgeous day – perfect for apple picking. When we met in the parking lot, the whole world smelled like kettle corn and fall! Awesome!! The last time I took pictures of Finn, he was a few weeks old! (He’s the sleeping baby in the header!) He is such a big little man now, and he has the biggest killer blue eyes! Kellan is an awesome, happy 3 year old who loves to drum on pumpkins! I had a great morning with these guys, and can’t wait to get together again!!

Kellan gives Grammy a surprise attack hug! (Which are the best kind, of course.)

November 14, 2010 - 9:58 pm

Katie Clark I love them Danielle. You certainly are talented at what you do. Thanks again.

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