Monday, August 18, 2008

Sweet Baby

This morning I visited with my friend Theresa and her four beautiful daughters. The newest addition to their family arrived in June, and this was my first attempt at photographing an infant. This little one has such a sweet spirit and is quite a smiley baby for being so new! Everyone (including baby) was so patient with me. Big (twin) sisters and the three (and-a-HALF) year old big sis are great helpers and each took a turn cuddling with their newest playmate.

this could be the cutest belly button ever...

with the blanket Grandma made...
these girls just LOVE their new sister

too cute..she'd had enough, but big sis keeps smiling


  1. Yeah! Thank-you for taking the time to photograph Lily, our most recent gift from God.

  2. Lily Joy certainly is living up to her name in these pictures. Joy radiates out from even the still pictures on a computer screen. It must be much more wonderful to hear the sound effects with the smiles/laughs. God's immense spirit which fills the universe seems to have squeezed into Lily Joy's growing body thanks to the love of her parents and sisters. I'm so glad Eden, Ellen, and Hayley were each in a picture - to some extent. Thanks Tom, for including this link in your letter. Sandy Jamison


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Giving Back~ Organizations supported by Circle of Life Photography

In giving back, Circle of Life Photography's main goal is to help those experiencing extreme poverty and nourishing them with food, shelter and spiritual guidance. Education is a big part of helping people learn how to help themselves and change the downward spiral of poverty for a better future for themselves and their children. Locally, a more tangible way of giving back is through using my photography gifts to serve others who are experiencing crisis (see NILMDTS and Pillows of Love.)

Compassion International~ Haiti's Child Survival Project

In 2011-12, Circle of Life Photography makes a monthly $30 donation to the non-profit organization, Compassion International, whose goal is to change Haiti through the rescue, nuture and discipling of children during the critical early childhood years.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by the grief and pain of the death of their newborn or infant. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. I am an active NILMDTS volunteer photographer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster Women & Babies Hospital.

Joni & Friends Family Retreat

I am honored to be a volunteer photographer at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat in the Poconos (Spruce Lake Retreat) for a week each summer (click here for past blog post.) Joni & Friends seeks to serve as a ministry of outreach to people with disabilities and their families across the US and around the world. Families from around the country attend Family Retreats seeking relaxation, encouragement and a time to strengthen their family.