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There are new lines on my face and dark circles around my eyes. The last time I had a full night’s rest was almost six months ago, and I’ve made it to the gym twice in that same amount of time. But I hear my baby’s giggles, kiss his soft, still sweet smelling skin, and trace his tiny palm or gently squeeze little toes and it’s okay. Of course it’s better than okay. He brings joy to us every day and fills our hearts and home. We marvel as he learns things big and small, his latest trick being rolling from his back to his tummy and back again. I love how he stares up at me and places his hand on my face when he’s nursing, or how he opens wide for another bite of his rice cereal and apple sauce. Another new thing around here. And I quite adore how we can now go a 12 hour night with waking just once, to feed. Huge milestone for this mama and baby! Scratch that, spoke too soon when I wrote this post last week. Let’s call it a work in progress.

Isaiah Tate, we love you so.


  • Aimee - January 21, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Mikaela!! I am so so happy for you that you are loving motherhood! Zaya is adorable. Such a handsome little guy. :) I hope to meet him one day! Miss you!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth - January 24, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    How cute!! Congrats! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - February 27, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    He’s so gorgeous!

    So, that book that was recommended to me & I passed on the recommendation…turns out it is not for me. My little guy (already a month old) set his own schedule and I’m up every couple hours to feed him and it’s wonderful to just bond with him.

    Congratulations again – your little one is just precious!ReplyCancel

2014 looked a little different with the arrival of our sweet Isaiah in July. We slowed things down a bit when it came to work, but there was no shortage of love documented. Here’s a little look back through our year of weddings, engagements and lifestyle sessions. Thankful for them all. Looking forward to seeing what 2015 holds!


  • Barb - January 16, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    Beautiful work – consistent rich colors :)ReplyCancel

When my friend Jamie Delaine emailed me last Fall about this idea of hers and her husband Randy’s, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I wanted to be involved. And there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that it would be a success. Knowing their drive and their heart to serve, and more specifically in this case, their heart for the children of Haiti, it couldn’t be anything but. I’m so excited to see this come together and to join many other photographers to give back.


Whether you’re a photographer or a prospective client, I hope you’ll get involved! Here’s the rundown:

The School Sessions is a one-day event across the globe on Sunday, April 12, 2015 to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti. Portrait photographers can sign up online to photograph one (or more!) portrait sessions and donate 100% of fees to The School Sessions.

$200,000 will buy land and build a ten-classroom school for 220 students. The previous building was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake and these children (ages 3 to 16) are in need of a earthquake and hurricane-proof school to learn and grow.

By empowering hundreds of photographers across the world with a simple way to give back, together we will meet our goal. Join us in Making Haiti’s Future Bright.


Email me at or fill out a contact form via my blog to book a session with me on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Engagement photos, family, newborn, maternity…100% of the fee will go to The School Sessions! Let’s make this happen, together. Can’t wait to hear from you.