To all my past clients, supporters, friends,

Thank you for not calling me nuts when I ask you roll around on the ground in an orchard.  Thank you for not running away as you step over cow pies to get to where we are shooting.  Thank you for not saying (although you are probably thinking it), I’m a crazy person when I get excited (& weird) at each beautiful shot. Thank you for not batting an eye when I show up with my baby wrapped to me.  And mostly, thank you for sharing your love and connection with me.  Photographing your families is something I never tire of, and am so grateful for.  The weight of that responsibility is not lost on me, so thank you.

And to this particular family, thank you for driving to our farm from out of town so that I could make these pictures for you.

love, Alex

When things feel thick and also fragile and like the only way is up, let that little hand wrap tight, and inhale like it’s your first breath.  Let their sleeping eyes rest against your neck, feeling life rise and fall, whimpers and smiles unknowingly surface. The safety they must feel here.  The peace, we undoubtedly feel there.

I loved getting to spend the morning with baby Guy and his beautiful parents, at their incredible home.  There’s something really special about preserving a family’s love within the walls they spend their days; it makes remembering this season a bit easier.

I read somewhere recently that, remembering is love.  Those words poured like thick sweet honey into my bones; my heart slid lower in my chest, tightening, my breath catching. Remembering is something I’m thankful for, but also something that hurts.  A necessary ache that reminds me of the love that has overflowed from my heart. Remembering, feeling through the lump in my throat, and knowing that it is love that brought me here, that’s what I’m holding on to.

If you’re interested in letting me photograph your family, I’m currently booking for January-March 2018.

Like a perpetual summer; with the promise of all that’s warm and bright, seemingly longer days saturated with all the good that fills up our hearts.  Welcome to the world baby August.

I absolutely loved spending the morning photographing this beautiful pair in and around their incredibly lovely and charming home. Marielle has created such an amazing space that not only cultivates a life of learning and exploration for her son, but is also filled to the brim with gorgeous keepsakes, art, and reminders of their travels.  You can also read more of her tips for creating a beautiful and family friend home as part of our feature on Glitter Guide earlier this week! ( all images shot on film)