This was the second time I had the privilege of capturing one of Gabe’s milestones. I absolutely love having the opportunity to work with children as they grow! (You can see the blog entry from his 1 year session here.)
Sarah Moyer is the real deal. She’s what we all dreamed of being when we grow up. That’s just too cool! I love meeting people like Sarah, who are doing what they are good at, what makes them happy, and what makes others around her happy. To learn more about Sarah Moyer and her current projects, go to www.sopranosarahmoyer.com.
I’m honored that Sarah chose Buona Sarah Photography for her professional portfolio pictures. Thank you Sarah!
I don’t even know where to start. If you’re a mother, you know what I mean. And Brooke knows exactly what I mean, too. I’ll begin by saying that these pictures are very minimally edited. This is not about flawless skin or perfect lighting. Rather, this is an open and honest look at the work and the prize of giving birth. Although I will mention that these few images have been carefully chosen with both you, my average viewer, and the privacy of the mother in mind.
There’s just something about giving birth, that instills in us a deep respect for each other and makes us want to stand up straighter. I for one, after giving birth to my son, gained new perspective as well as a greater appreciation for my own mother and all mothers. Gary & Brooke planned to do a home birth, but Baby Girl didn’t want to come out. I’ve never known anyone to be pregnant for over 43 weeks, but now I can say that I have. Brooke did not get an epidural, she chose a natural birth. She labored for over 14 hours. This is one very exhausted couple. But they kept on. And then she came and lit up the room and everything melts away. It’s amazing, really. If you’ve never been with a mother when she gives birth, put it on your bucket list to earn your spot in that room someday. I don’t even know how to explain it, but I could attempt it with the analogy of walking from the kitchen to the living room and forgetting why you went there in the first place. As soon as the baby comes, there is this unmistakable joy that not even winning the lottery could replace. Meet Genevieve. I don’t care how many times in my life I’ve done this or ever will do this, I will always consider it an honor to be present for such a life-changing moment. Thank you, Brooke & Gary!
If you’re not already eating here, then I’m offering you an instant bump in your quality of life. So don’t walk, RUN to the Bistro! You’ll find a diverse menu with something to please even the pickiest of eaters. The service is outstanding and the servers are very knowledgeable about the food and wine.
Here you see the well-stocked bar, and this is really just the beginning of their offerings! The wine list is superb and each wine is very carefully considered before being chosen.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad- Um, heck yes. Mixed greens, artichoke hearts, sweet red onions, caper berries, Greek olives, feta, red peppers and ahi tuna.
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail- Seriously, have you ever had shrimp this big? Featured below with Sokol Blosser Evolution.
Grilled Brie with a balsamic reduction, apples, walnuts, lahvosh crackers and strawberries. Just do it.
Filet Oscar…you already know what this is, in fact you’re probably wiping the drool from the corners of your mouth.
Steven & LaRinda are celebrating their first year of marriage together and they’ve decided that a great way to celebrate each year will be with anniversary pictures. I love that! Just imagine when they’re 75 and they have such a great way to look back over their years together and appreciate each line and wrinkle in the others’ face. I just love it! I’m a sucker for love!
Lucky for me, I never have to do this, but IF I had to come up with just one word to describe this couple it would be “fun”. They like to have fun! That smile that you see on Heather’s face never faded during their session. This is one very happy couple!