Archive for June, 2009

Things are so busy around the Ward household these days! We went to my mom’s house at the beach for 2 weeks after the last day of school to spend time with them, and my sister and her beau who was visiting from New York. Since we’ve been back, I have been extremely busy catching up on work and want to thank my wonderful clients for being so patient and allowing me to take a little time off. Besides catching up on work, we have to keep up the house to show at a moments notice (it’s on the market), and that is never easy. I don’t know about you but I don’t live everyday in a show-ready home! We are also busy searching for a home in Columbia and trying to make a little time for our little family. We are really looking forward to getting back to Columbia and cutting down on all the insane travel we have had over the last couple of years. My daughter can’t wait to start at her old school at the end of the summer. I can’t wait to get back to the city I have learned to call home. And my husband can’t wait for the day he doesn’t have to drive 3+ hours for work each day! My daughter and I can’t wait to spend more time with him. Right now he is off for a week and we are enjoying having him at home SOOOO much right now!

I wanted to take just a moment to post a few images from a recent newborn session. This family is so beautiful. Really lovely people. And I loved the images we got during the session. Big sis is only 2 and it was challenging to get her to participate in a newborn session – as it would be with any 2-year-old. But storytime was perfect! It worked out beautifully;) I hope mom and dad enjoy!








I had such a great time with this family! They were loads of fun and up for anything and everything, had lots of fun playing during the session, and even had some of their own ideas for their images. I believe when you have fun during a session, it really shows and makes the images even more meaningful;)

I hate to see this family moving from the Columbia area, but wish them lots of wonderful adventures, happiness, and success!

Mom and Dad, have 25 friends or family members leave a comment on this post to the blog, along with their name, and receive a 5×7 gift print on me;) Enjoy!









It’s been a while since my last post! My sister has been visiting at my mom’s house at the beach and so we took off for some family time and it has been wonderful! I barely broke the camera out while I was there – having way to much fun and relaxation. I did manage to take some images of my mom’s house and will have to post some of those here later. I am playing catch up now and am busy busy busy!

I did sneak away to photograph this beautiful baby boy during my break, however! Babies keep their own schedules and I was thrilled to be able to capture him at about 2 weeks old. He came a bit early so even though he was 2 weeks old, this session was prior to his due date! He was a precious, tiny baby boy and was so good for me – sleeping right through all the positions and movement;) The last image here is of baby H’s little hand on big sis’s hand – just 2 years old!

Mom and Dad, enjoy these images! And you know the blog routine;) See you soon!







This weekend I photographed Beth and her daughter. Oh, what a sweetie! She is an absolute doll! ALL girl;) And totally loved my little tea party props. I think she could have play with it for hours and been completely happy. It was hot, hot, hot outside but the light was absolutely scrumptious.

We also took some images downtown with big lollipops – “as big as your head!” – and of course, that was a huge hit as well;)

Thank you, Beth! You are both lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed my time photographing you. Have 25 friends and family members leave a comment to this post on the blog with their name and receive a 5×7 gift portrait of your choice from the session from me;)