Welcome! I'm passionate about celebrating life's special milestones and everyday moments through emotionally rich photography. I'm honored to capture your big and small revelries as you create memories with the ones you love.
Penny and Lawson celebrated their 10th and 8th birthdays with their annual Mardi Gras birthday party held as the Krewe of Thoth paraded in fronted of their house. Despite a few minutes of heavy rain, the party was as joyous and lively as always with a wide arrange of very tasty king cakes, festive decorations, and complimentary umbrellas well used by big and small guests. It’s always such a pleasure to photograph these girls and their lovely extended family. My favorite moment this year was when Penny blew out their birthday candle before everyone sang them Happy Birthday. Her face is priceless. Dad quickly relit the candle. Happy Birthday girls!
After watching the Krewe of Barkus march this Mardi Gras, I was inspired to look back at some of my favorite doggie family portraits over the years. Although some of these sweet puppies are no longer with us, it’s clear that growing up next to a warm fuzzy animal who gives you unconditional love has a huge impact on your children.
Here at Twirl Photography, I am a big fan of your furry family members! Often your four-legged friend is a founding family member and documenting their relationship to your children is a wonderful memory to pass on. I am always pleased to add them into our sessions!
Here are a few of my favorite memories of pets, although I seem to be missing my feline friends. Please call.
Also, if you are planning on bringing a pet to your session, here are some things you should remember to bring to ensure everything goes smoothly:
A leash. This will help you keep your pet near to you and where you want him or her for photos. (They aren’t just for dogs, you know.) Be sure to bring a thinner leash, as they are easier to hide or edit out if necessary.
A friend. Having someone come with you specifically to take care of your pet is ideal. This will help so that your pet is not running around all over the place or alone in the car, should you wish to take some photos without Fido.
Treats are great bribery for your animal. It will help keep your pet still and focused on the camera.
A favorite toy. The noisier the better. This is also a great tool to help keep your pet’s attention on me. We can also use it for a fun game and get some fun interaction shots.
What happens when you have two older brothers who like to build lego buildings? You become Super Baby! Ellington is full of personality which will serve him well when brothers Prescott and Sullivan lead him through a many adventure in life. It is such an honor to photograph Ellington’s first year milestones for one of my favorite families in New Orleans. At 3-months-old I am already smitten with Ellington’s big smile!
11-MONTHS-OLD. Oh my goodness, these little girls are full of personality, giggles, the occasional drama and standing! Vivienne, Wells and Georgie never disappoint during our monthly photo session to document their first year. Adding a little Mardi Gras magic into the mix and a kitchen sink bath made this one of my favorite sessions to date. And I am now convinced we all need our own pink unicorn to jump on.
I’m looking back at 2017 and the little and big moments I was honored to capture. Thank you to my fabulous clients for letting me witness your grace. The little glances of love, sweet tender hugs, incredible patience and selfless acts of kindness you give to each other everyday were a joy to witness.
There are so many moments in 2017 that humble me as a photographer and as a mother. That moment when Kasia quietly leaned over and kissed her new bother’s forehead. When Dad blew powdered sugar all over Mom to the delight of their boys Julian, Henry and Teddy. Owen jumping off his dad’s shoulder for the perfect Superman launch. Alexandra racing a barge on the Mississippi while on her scooter. Three adorable baby Freda Kahlos. Bribing George with donuts. When Charles was brave enough to put his hand in the alligator’s mouth at the carousel. Playing tag with dad, hide-and-seek with mom, and dancing with brother. The list goes on.
These are the little moments that are quickly forgotten. I don’t take what I do lightly, I am a dedicated legacy keeper, memory archivist and childhood storyteller. In return, I get to talk all things parenting during a family or newborn session. I’ve leaned in to learn all types of tricks ranging from how to get your kids to bed, go-to snacks and the best way to navigate the tumultuous toddlerhood. Most importantly, I’ve learned we are all just winging it, day to day, hoping for the best. Hoping our children remember they were truly and deeply loved.
And to brag just a little, Twirl Photography was named #1 Family Favorite photography studio in New Orleans by readers of NOLA Family Magazine for the third year in a row. This marks the 5th year I’ve been in the top three. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!
The girls turn 10-months-old just before Christmas and we celebrated with a little photo session in pink dresses and polka dots. They are moving fast these days, always curious about what’s around them and crawling everywhere. They are not so thrilled about cute crown hats however.