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  • Welcome to Sweet Pea Photography! Scroll down to find lots of current images, sneak peeks from recent sessions, info about blog contests, scheduling announcements, and my thoughts on all of the above! Or check out the tabs at the top, especially if you're interested in scheduling a session.  To get a glimpse of what a Family Session or a Beloved Session is like, just click on one of these awesome videos by Park Life Wedding Films... then sit back, relax, and enjoy the fun!

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This little man was cracking me up during his session last fall… that LOOK out of the corner of his eye?! Love it.  And he definitely had opinions about what we should do and where we should go. Confidence for sure.  Hope to see him again this fall!  And I’d love to see your family too! Click here to see what dates are still available this summer, or email me to get on the list for this fall – the autumn schedule will open up in a few weeks!


Yep, these kiddos are beyond cute. I really have nothing more to say, because their cuteness is overwhelming. And it’s not just how they look, but their personalities are awesomely cute too.  How lucky am I to get to hang out with amazing kids like this all the time?!

I’d love to meet your amazingly cute kids too! Click here to choose a mini-session date and email me to book it today!


When you have three boys under the age of 4, you are always on the move… so it’s a good thing that Sweet Pea mini-sessions are all about moving and playing and laughing and jumping! No tripods or studio backdrops here – just fun with your family!  Click here to see the upcoming session dates, or you can email me if you’d like to look ahead to autumn sessions. That schedule will be opening up in about a month!


I hope you’re having a great summer with your family!  We are spending this week in Maine at a family reunion (30 people in one huge house on a lake = amazing memories) and I hope you’re making some fun memories with your kiddos too!  Even a fun play-day at the park can be something they remember fondly.  That’s always my goal at mini-sessions — to make it a fun time that you and your kids will enjoy and remember with a smile.

If you’d like to book a mini-session this summer, there are still a few dates available. Click here to see the options and then send me an email!



Last fall I had the honor of photographing the DSC Tree of Hope spokesfamily for the fourth year in a row, and they were awesome!  I thought it would be fun to look back and share a few of my favorites from that mini-session.

One of the best things about mini-sessions is that they’re just long enough to have fun, capture the perfect images, and finish up before kids are tired of seeing the camera. I have found this to be true for kids with even the shortest of attention spans. If you’d like to give it a try, click here to see the sessions still available this summer!


All kids are awesome, but some kids are a bit more amazing because of what they have endured. This girl is one of those kids. Born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, she has gone through several open-heart surgeries in her short life, and still she keeps recovering and growing and living with such vigor that it makes me tired to watch her run around!  What an amazing kid, and how lucky am I to get to photograph her with her awesome family?!  Thanks you guys!

If you’d like to book a mini-session with your amazing kids and awesome family, click this link to see the dates available this summer, and drop me a line to reserve your time!


Sometimes families (like this one) ask if they can include their pets in a family session, and my answer is always YES!  Your furry family members are just that – family members – so I’m glad to include them in a mini-session.  Click here to see what sessions are still available this summer, and let me know which one will work best for your family – 4-legged family members included!