So a little thing happened about two weeks ago for our family whom we like to call Miss Finley George Sutton McClain.  She came screaming into the world at 12:59pm on February 11th weighting 8lb 10oz and 19.5″.


Thankfully everything went relatively well with our scheduled delivery by comparison to when her brother joined the family.  I did sadly have to make an unplanned visit to the ER the day after we were discharged (which I didn’t take well at all) for a spinal headache, something I would never wish upon anyone for how painful that was. We are counting our blessings for two happy, healthy children which have made our family complete (insert our no more kids happy dance here).

I’m slowly getting back to my day to day routines and finding our new work/life balance but also very much looking forward to getting my camera out of the bag in a few weeks for the kick ass wedding season we have in store this year.  I’m also chomping at the bit to get back to physical activity asap- Bring on the dead lifts and kettle bells!

Until then, feel free to follow our journey on Instagram (Mel/ Jas).  Photo Cred: Klose Photography


Capturing Families- Evanoff

When was the last time you jumped in a rain puddle?  Or the last time you dove into a pile of leaves? Went for a quick run with friends for fun rather than for exercise? Keep watch on our kiddos and they might actually be giving us a lesson in life while we’re teaching them to be respectable adults later in life.

About a month ago I had the privilege of being invited to capture family images for the Evanoff family at their private residence.  Each member of the family was simply awesome and so much fun to work with.  One request was to maybe have the grandchildren hold hands and look over their shoulder for an image.. which was captured but I’m starting to really focus on aiding in the moment for the photo where photojournalism moments rarely exist.  As I had the children turn, still holding hands, on the count of three they sprinted towards the camera with these gorgeous, beaming, natural smiles shown here.  This my friends is a priceless moment captured in time of true free spirits.