Thursday, December 29, 2011

6months

because at this age...your feet are incredibly important to you...

oh, I loved my boys feet...nothing says cuddly 'baby' like chubby little feet...
nik

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

meet Kyndall

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you
a community blessing.


look at her little rosebud mouth...she was so relaxed the entire session...what a perfect Christmas gift.
xo
nik

more mr. jack


busted out with the spiderlites for this shoot...loving it...
need to get more bulbs now, you know only $99 for 5 bulbs...
why? oh why, did I make this a hobby?
nik

Friday, December 23, 2011

i'm in

a painterly mood...

I don't know what it is about these spring colors right now...
they make me happy.
nik

Thursday, December 22, 2011

pour moi'


someday I want to be as good at clouds as the most esteemed cloud creator Karrah Kobus, for now...these will have to do.
nik

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

christmas gift

trying very hard to 'wrap' up all my digital work before Christmas...this is why I LOVE photographing kids...it just never gets old...
charming.
nik

Thursday, December 15, 2011

more lex...

I was with Tad today, decorating a very...um, creative gingerbread house, fun stuff...

but, my goodness...it's torture posting one little image of lexi at a time...
more to come.
nik

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

meet Lexi.

sometimes...I'm speechless...

I just gawk at my lcd screen...
lexi is ridiculous!
I love her...and I vote her Miss Tulare!
sorry Lex! (;
xo
nik

family


the blessing of the Holidays...
nik

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

water

so honestly, it's in the water lately...it's like have a baby, get more beautiful...
so, not fair...I did not drink that water after my babies...
darn.
nik

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

pour moi'


this is what I love...I could do this all day long, and twice on sundays...
nik

Monday, December 5, 2011

3 amigos.

no time to chat...christmas cards are calling....

but really, I could have shot this trio all day, not only are they pickin' adorable...
they cracked me up!
sooo fun!
nik

Thursday, December 1, 2011

delirium.

has set in...I have been working like mad crazy and I need to just go hit the hay...
but..just had to....
I mean c'mon, right?  is he not just a total cutie!

I would love to keep you blissfully in the dark...
mesmerized by my innate ability to draw out a natural reaction from my subjects...
..but sadly, no, this beautiful look had everything to do with his Dad throwing sticks at him...
LOL
my gosh! I can't express enough how much I LOVE it!  
nik

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

because.

I am working...

but this one is for me.
nik

blessed family.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. matt. 5:9

The "peacemakers" are those who not only live in peace with others but moreover do their best to preserve peace and friendship among mankind and between God and man...."imitating of God's love of man"...
Saint Gregory of Nyssa.
a blessed family....in my opinion,
peacemakers.
nik



Sunday, November 27, 2011

thankful.

so very thankful for seven adults who ALL in good humor listened to me sing 'happy birthday' off-key...

truly...I manage to sing anything I choose to sing, completely flat...and yet, everyone is still smiling.
I am telling you, kindness is hereditary...it runs in families.
nik

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

b & b

true confession.  I'm artsy.  I mean waaayyy artsy....
sometimes I try to convince myself I have a middle ground...
and then I get Pablo Picasso syndrome and realize...no.
Here are some of the Jungian descriptions of an artist Personality Type:
prone to discouragement
socially uncomfortable
not self confident
not aggressive, lower energy
fearful ,anxious, guarded
not confrontational
can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings
private, second guesses self
prone to quitting...
prone to quitting...
prone to quitting...


It's really laughable how often I "quit" ....
and then I have a session with a couple of adorable kiddos...
and I realize how much I LOVE what I do...

so for now...no quitting...
tomorrow, no promises. lol
nik

family


hope you had a super wonderful and
happy thanksgiving.
nik

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

meet mister ben.

I promise you he is the happiest little dude, ever.

reminds me sooo much of my Tad...just happy to be a part.
happy happy happy.
I seriously left the session, happy.
love it.
nik

brown eyes


because they ALL have the most beautiful chocolate brown eyes...wink.
xo
nik

Monday, November 21, 2011

meet maralee & george

it was a gorgeous saturday, albeit a bit chilly, but that did not stop
george and maralee from making some beautiful images....

I am so in love with Maralee's eyes....she may not like the camera....
but her face does! perfect.

family images to come...
xo
nik

Friday, November 18, 2011

friday fun.


look at her pink little shift!

side note..the girls most talented mother made these little shifts/vest!
i die!  she is such an uber-creative!!!

fun during the session, fun after the session, just pure fun!
have a fun week-end!
nik

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011