if we've met before, there are a few things you'll come to know almost immediately:
1. i'm a huge notre dame fan. (this is neither here nor there in regards to this post, but you should probably know it.)
2. i'm absurdly pathetic when it comes to directions and have awesome [-ly bad] luck with cars.
upon meeting eric and angie, it turns out angie and i have a bit in common, except her unfortunate luck with her car landed her a man!
the setting: a young angie, high school age, stranded on the side of the road.
cue her knight in shining armor, eric, to come to the rescue of both her and her muffler.
eleven years later, they're finally about to tie the knot.
this little girl, is my favorite little girl ever.
though we may not share any "actual" family, she is my niece, and i her crazy auntie L. i love her as though she's my own, because she's my best friend's daughter. the fact that just nine months ago she was born, and now she's nine months old, boggles my mind.
so, clearly we've established that i'm more than a bit partial to her, but honest to God, ava's got the SWEETEST and HAPPIEST personality i've ever seen in a baby girl. she's always smiley, and laughs the minute she sees my face. i'm choosing to see this as a compliment rather than the baby thinks i'm funny looking, but i really couldn't care less because her giggle is too precious for words, and if laughing at my face brings it on - BRING IT.
for her nine month photos her mom and dad met my man friend and i at new buffalo beach in new buffalo, mi. i grew up on the beach, but more importantly, it's also home to redamak's. i know i've talked about this place already (countless times) but i'll do so until i'm blue in the face. we snapped a few pics, tommy (man friend) was a GREAT support and lugger of all things camera/props/blankets/sunglasses, and then scarfed down some amazing burgers. ava, as per norm, was a-dor-able.
enjoy! (and go to redamak's!)
i love when you meet someone and immediately go "we could so be friends in real life!" joe and nicole are those type of people. minus joe's affection for the Wolverines, which nicole and i will never understand or accept.
these two make it official in july :]
the little love you'll meet below was blessed before he was ever born because he's part of an amazing family. it just so happens i've had the privileged to capture that family's big day - trevor and jelena's wedding - and i was invited back to meet little luka when he arrived for the skaro family.
the minute you meet luka, you fall in love. he truly is such a sweet, sweet little man. i know his mom and dad, grandparents, and aunts and uncles couldn't be any happier to have welcomed him into their family. it's been an honor for me to capture some images of his first days.
ps: he's got a killer smile. that grin melts hearts :]