I loved meeting baby Sam!  He’s the little brother of Stella and I loved seeing how alike they looked.  This is Sam…

and this is Stella!

Another one of Sam…

and a similar one of his big sister.

There are noticeable differences, but they sure are siblings!  Sam calm and easy to photograph just like his big sister.



I’ve photographed several newborns the last few months who made it to this world a month or two earlier than expected.  Gavin was one of those little guys and I got to photograph him right around his due date, but still newborn sized!  What a handsome little guy he is :).


When I was in college I had around 32 roommates total.  Chantel was in my last apartment and was one of my very favorites!  She studied accounting and would stay late at the library, getting home past midnight every night.  I frequently waited up for her and then we’d talk and giggle in the bathroom until our roommate Tina stumbled out of her room and asked us to keep it down (usually around 2 am).  Memories of these late nights and our exploits around town made me really miss Chantel, so I made her come visit me in Houston!

Chantel is one of the most incredible people I’ve ever met!  She’s deeply dedicated, passionate, loyal, ambitious, fun, spontaneous, and contemplative.  I don’t know how many people will join me in chasing and following rabbits into bushes and then have a serious discussion on behavioral economics.  You can see what I mean when you look at her blog here.

By the way, going to a carnival in the middle of a work day in a sketchy part of town is a little disconcerting.  The few workers that were there just stared at us while we took these shots.

After all the fun we had in Houston I asked her to come to India with me too :).  Working with kids in an orphanage/school there was quite exhausting, but one of my new favorite memories with Chantel.  I’m so glad we’re friends!  I’ll treasure these memories and these photos when we’re old and wrinkly :).