Cate:12…Anna:10…Will:7 1/2

Cate actually begged for a 12 year old photo shoot this year. She had the vision and I was happy to come along for the ride.  This young lady is amazing…she is kind, creative, smart and strong.  Though we miss our baby, we sure love the young lady she is becoming.

Anna also had such a vision for her 10 year old photos back in July. She knew exactly what she wanted to wear and where she wanted to be…her favorite beach.  Anna is so kind and so darn funny.  She brings joy and lots of silly to our house. She is smart, hardworking and beyond her 10 years in so many ways. We adore our little Bug.

Will had to be bribed to put on a shirt with a collar, wouldn’t change out of his athletic pants, and would only agree to a few pictures in our cul-de-sac. So, here is our smart, funny, stinker at 7 and a half.  We love his humor and wit and his tender heart. He is a total joy to be around.

December 20, 2017 - 8:33 pm

Carol - Oh my gosh ! What great pictures. You have 3 beautiful children. Loved each photo shoot !

December 20, 2017 - 9:16 pm

Momma Dar - Again!!! The best pictures thru a fabulous lens! Your kids are beautiful… I can feel the fun thru the smiles and poses!!!! Pete made the pictures!!! I can’t wait to meet him! Love you so much! Momma Dar!

December 20, 2017 - 11:55 pm

Aunt Chopped Liver - Love these.
So beautiful Jaime!

December 22, 2017 - 10:32 am

Barb Wahl - Oh, how I miss looking at your photography! These are beautiful and so creative (good job, girls!) I don’t get on FB very often but I’m so glad to catch your post about new photos on your blog. I just love seeing them grow up. Merry Christmas! xoxo

{Cate} is 11

Dusting off the cobwebs on this old blog for some birthday pics of our gorgeous girl.  Life is busy, you know… Cate turned 11 back in November, we snapped a few pics of her in our cul-de-sac in February (oh, how times have changed), and now in March, I am happy to share them with you.

This amazing young lady brings our entire family so much joy. She is kind, strong, always positive, smart, thoughtful and gorgeous. This has certainly been a year of growing for Cate.  She’s learned so much about friendship, especially.  We have been beyond proud of her maturity and grace when dealing with some really difficult ‘friend’ situations.  This amazing girl came to realize the meaning of true friendship and the absolute necessity to treat people with kindness.She makes us laugh and she reminds us to enjoy all of the little wonders life has to offer. Music is at her core, that’s for sure. She has loved taking up flute with the 5th grade band this year.This next year will bring lots of changes again, of this I am sure.  Middle school is just around the corner and she’s already excited for this new adventure. We are so proud of this girl and so honored to be her parents.  Happy 11th Birthday, Cate!♥♥

March 28, 2017 - 4:16 pm

Aimee - Jaim,

She’s perfection, and I hope she’s ready to become a babysitter! 😉

She’s the luckiest girl to have the mama that you are. I’m in tears looking at these sweet pictures of your glowing girl. And, as always, I’m humbled reading your words of wisdom.

All my love, ALWAYS. xo


fashion glasses…scuba steve…teacher mom’d

painting… buddies…first friday

augustiphone-15augustiphone-1summer Olympics has been on a lot…augustiphone-3hall of fame city…bare-feet dinner…food trucks

tim concert…HOF parade..heading to the lake

play time…good helpers…his sisters did this to himaugustiphone-16we love a paradeaugustiphone-2payback…silly kids…rockin’ out room cleaning

family day…smucker…family

free ice cream…girls help put my room together…night outaugustiphone-17sharing the love…walk down memory lane…cate

anna on the dive…fun…bathing beauties

boat morning…relaxing…their favorite spotaugustiphone-18this guy…

augustiphone-7augustiphone-6boat sillies…crank…happy place

family…the boys…cheerleader

she’s so cute..treat timeaugustiphone-19don’t worry, the car wasn’t moving 😉augustiphone-4pete’s dragon…best movie ever.augustiphone-5grade 1…grade 3…grade 5

bye daddy…can’t believe it’s time to go back…1,3,5

cool guy…mama time…natureaugustiphone-20augustiphone-8my class…cool-off…game

daddy’s babies…bday decorations…happy birthday corey!!!

good clean funaugustiphone-21augustiphone-9will’s first piano lesson…the girls are waiting so patiently

our first time at swenson’s…augustiphone-22augustiphone-10


Better late than never…

Swim team besties…festival fun…will

girls…climbers…made it to the top

lake buddies…lake toys…the boy and his pop

julyiphone16-1julyiphone16-34julyiphone16-31julyiphone16-30i love everything about this photo…julyiphone16-32boating with Chelle…4th Kids…Julz and family

we go way back…smoke bombs…best friends

anna and lily bday…cousins…cate and nanajulyiphone16-2weekends at atwoodjulyiphone16-35our favorite spotjulyiphone16-33julyiphone16-36lots of pool time…fun time relaxing…1,2,3

jump!…anna’s glamping party…party friends

she’s 9!…birthday friends…fancyjulyiphone16-3

julyiphone16-37trip to DC!!..air and space…so cool

it was awesome…discovery…it was huge

kids in front of discovery…Lincoln…what a great dayjulyiphone16-4julyiphone16-39julyiphone16-38

anna LOVED the lincoln memorial…abe…

the spot where MLK gave his I have a dream speech…Vietnam wall…

it has to be done…my girls…reflection pondjulyiphone16-5she loved it the mostjulyiphone16-42julyiphone16-40julyiphone16-41julyiphone16-44julyiphone16-43more reflection pond…WW2 memorial

WW2…near the Washington Monument

the kids loved it all…wow, so big!…will thinks he can knock it over

julyiphone16-6powerfuljulyiphone16-45museum of natural historyjulyiphone16-46first subway ridejulyiphone16-47will loved the dino bones…

natural history…lunch on the street

the white house…we think we saw barack in the window…will’s favoritejulyiphone16-7chinatownjulyiphone16-48julyiphone16-49subway…they loved it all…

then…to the beach!

ladies relaxing…what the kids do all dayjulyiphone16-8mimosas made us…ahhhh…my people

silly guy…love these three…anna and her guys

cate and grandma…love…family photojulyiphone16-9italian ice every day…surfer…the fam

balcony…kings of the hill…surfer buddies

me and my mama…mermaid annajulyiphone16-12me and the mister…little skies

muscle men…waxing her board…she did it

best friendsjulyiphone16-11daddy look…anna and pop…morning veg

beach funjulyiphone16-10more and more and more beach fun…julyiphone16-13julyiphone16-51julyiphone16-50julyiphone16-53julyiphone16-52julyiphone16-56julyiphone16-55julyiphone16-54julyiphone16-57back home for anna’s birthday…skymax…fitbit!

she’s 9…love this pic…birthday dinner

lea!!..happy girl…happy birthday, babyjulyiphone16-14cake time…sailing camp…cate’s tent-mates

anna and sof…will date…sailing camp pick up

cate and mckenna…the whole groupjulyiphone16-15she had a blast…nana…papa

papa and the girls…new boat…we love it

relaxing…one last sit on seaspray…bye boat, thanks for the memoriesjulyiphone16-16

{Ally}::Class of 2017

Ally, her Mama and I have been excited for this senior session for yeeeeeaaaaaarssss. Well, okay, we thought time would go just a bit slower until Ally was actually a senior in high school, and thought this shoot was waaaaay in the future. But then, we all know how that works…the days are long and the years are short…and all of the sudden, sweet Ally is a senior.  ♥ jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-1There was lots of laughing at this session, Ally is full of JOY and so much fun.  Just look at that beautiful smile!jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-25I posted this one as Ally’s first sneak peek and said that I surprised myself.  I am just a teeny bit obsessed with Ally’s dimple, so I thought for sure the first peek would be one of the smiley ones. But sometimes, as I’m going through images, I get stopped in my tracks. This was one of those times. This image of Ally is so real and stunning and timeless, it took my breath away.   jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-4Oh hey, cute dimple. jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-3jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-5jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-2jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-8Ally is one of those people that you just want to be around.  She is witty, smart and kind. jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-27Joy, joy, joy.jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-26jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-6jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-7♥♥jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-9This was truly one of the most relaxed, enjoyable, natural senior sessions ever.  I am in love with every image we made, they are just soooooo Ally. jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-28jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-10And then, off to the High School, where Ally spends A LOT of her time shooting hoops. jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-11jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-29Watching young people in their element, is always a cool thing to witness.  Ally was totally at home on the court and so comfortable with her surroundings.  (Side note: My girls and I must get to a game this year!)jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-13jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-14So. cool. jaimelenhartphoto_allyclassof17-12Ally, you are a joy. A pleasure. A sweet sweet soul. I have enjoyed watching you grow into the young woman you are, and I can’t wait to watch you as you pursue your dreams.  Thanks for being so fun, so easy to work with, and so darn pretty.  Much love to you and HAPPY SENIOR YEAR!! ♥