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This past Sunday, April 12, marked the day of The School Sessions fundraiser. I was honored to join hundreds of other photographers around the world in an effort to raise $200,000 to build a school in Haiti, a movement founded by my friend Jamie Delaine and her husband Randy. 100% of the session fees booked by photographers on this day went straight to this fundraiser and I can’t wait to find out the results. As soon as I blogged about this great cause, a dear friend of mine booked a session for her kids. A few years back, she and her family adopted a sweet little girl from Haiti and their hearts (and support) remain tied to the country.

Learn more about The School Sessions here!

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It’s a lovely thing to have good friends in the same industry. Especially ones who are also mamas of little boys! I was introduced to Julie’s work through a mutual friend and booked her to photograph our new, little family last Fall. At the same time, I asked her to second shoot a few weddings with me and it was so much fun working with her. We became fast friends…I mean, you kind of have to when you’re pumping side by side in the car on a wedding day, with breastfeeding babies back at home.

Recently we met up to swap head shots. It had been nearly two years since I last updated mine and I was due! And rather than find sitters for our boys, we packed them along to hang out together in their strollers while their mamas worked. I knew we might be a little crazy for doing so, but the shoot was a success! Not that I’ll be bringing Isaiah to an engagement shoot anytime soon, though…

Here are a few photos, taken by Julie and edited by me. Thank you so much, Julie! Here’s to more play dates and photo shoots together.

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And my favorite photos from our shoot – the ones with my Zaya baby

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Say hello to sweet baby girl Liv. She was born into a family I’ve been lucky enough to come to know over the past few years, photographing them as they’ve grown now to a family of four. Liv is little sister to Grei and oh does he love her already. I got to spend some time with them this past weekend at their new home and document this special time as they get to know their little girl.

Many thanks and congratulations, Mike and Kerri!

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