Capture, Enjoy, Repeat

I love when clients enjoy their experience with Uppercase Photography enough come to back again.  It is a pleasure to watch little ones grow and change and their new stages.  I first photographed Ava , seen here, when she had barely turned three.  It took about two seconds for me to completely fall in love with her.  I dare say she has that effect on most people who meet her.  I’ve seen her in front of my camera a few times since then.  In fact, this was the fifth time I have photographed Ava.  On the day of this session, I was chatting with a photographer friend on the phone.  She asked if I ever felt like I had done all I knew to do with Miss Ava.  She’s seen all my tricks, used all my props, been to all my locations and it must all be old news.  I thought about it for a moment and then answered, “Not at all.”  Why?  Because every time I see her, SHE is different.  I had last photographed Ava in May and she had changed so very much since then!  Yes, she still has the longest blonde hair ever and a smile that lights a room, but this time she seemed so much more like a big kid.  I know mom might hate to hear that.

Look at how much she is growing up:


She has jokes now and her own tricks and she totally cracks herself up. :)


She also introduced me to a couple of old friends, one of which is shown below.  Her friend is twelve and I know that inevitably this photo will become even more treasured in time.


Can’t you see her growing in these shots below?  She looks ready to take on the world and she’ll get the chance next fall when she starts Kindergarten!  The world better watch out. :)



As Ava’s mom, grandmother and I sat in the studio to complete their order, I was telling her about how much this sweet thing was growing up, but pointed out that she still had a little reminder of toddlerhood in this photo…those chubby little toddler fingers.  I wonder if they will change as well by the time she is back in front of my camera again?


It really happens so fast doesn’t it, though it is hard to take it all in when your in the midst of it all.  They grow and though it’s hard to “say goodbye” to their stages, each new one is a wonderful surprise.  Maybe it’s just a little easier to watch them grow when you’ve captured who they are right now.  Maybe I’m just feeling a little nostalgic today. :)

Thanks H family for the pleasure of watching Ava grow through my lens.  I hope capture her growth for many years to come.

The H family and many other Uppercase clients, take advantage of a special offer for returning clients.  If you book tree sessions within a 12 month period, your third session has no session fee at all.  This offer is also wonderful for capturing your baby’s first year.  After a newborn session and a six month session, your child’s one year session has no session fee!  Contact me for details at

November 6, 2010 - 7:46 pm Claire - She is beautiful! Love them all!

November 5, 2010 - 1:02 pm Leiba Bernstein - Oh my gosh! She is the prettiest little girl!! You can sense her humor through these images! Fabulous images Julie

November 4, 2010 - 9:30 pm Laura Morita-Yeun - she is precious. I mean, seriously. She is GORGEOUS. And your images, as always, are perfection.

November 4, 2010 - 1:15 pm Katecraft - What a darling little girl. The the shot of her and her dog.

November 4, 2010 - 11:42 am amy - She is growing up so fast.. She is beautiful.

November 4, 2010 - 11:05 am Scott Driver - These photos are beautiful! My niece is a beautiful little lady!

November 4, 2010 - 9:54 am Michelle - She is absolutely beautiful! Lovely work.

November 4, 2010 - 8:48 am natalie lawson - oh my goodness gracious! she is absolutely GORGEOUS! and i LOVE her hair. i love how creamy your photos always look!

November 4, 2010 - 12:21 am ashley - Oh that little precious! These are just fantastic, Julie! Wowzers! Just amazing work:)

November 3, 2010 - 4:49 am Brandi-lee - She's so gorgeous, she is getting bigger but still has that radiant smile that you can almost hear the laughter!! Gorgeous shots!

November 3, 2010 - 1:25 am Christie - Ah, she totally makes me smile! What a total natural in front of the camera, and you rocked these photos! Gorgeous all the way around!

November 3, 2010 - 1:21 am rebekah - what a beautiful little lady. love all these!

November 2, 2010 - 10:13 pm dsr - What a sweetheart! And your photos are above and beyond! Love the first and the last!

November 2, 2010 - 9:23 pm Liat Biderovsky - Such a beautiful little girl and I am in love with her hair! Stunning. I luuuuuurve the shot with her doggy.... melts my heart!

November 2, 2010 - 8:56 pm Michelle - stunning work! Gorgeous girl, location and rich colours!

November 2, 2010 - 8:08 pm Salina J - What a stunning girl. Love the rich tones and color!

November 2, 2010 - 7:53 pm PamN - Such a beauty, and so many outstanding images! At least one of these needs to be a large canvas!

November 2, 2010 - 7:42 pm Barbara Hurst - the clarity on these are fabulous. Beautiful images and a beautiful little girl.

November 2, 2010 - 7:34 pm Jane Eaton Hamilton - Beautiful images and beautiful child. You did an awesome job with these.

November 2, 2010 - 4:03 pm sophie - These are gorgeous - what a beautiful girl! Love the colors and that location is amazing!

November 2, 2010 - 3:53 pm Emily C - Adorable little girl! Love the personality you've captured, and love the variety!

November 2, 2010 - 3:39 pm Shonda Feddema - Just beautiful - amazing eyes and great captures!

November 2, 2010 - 2:05 pm Robbie - Precious little girl! You captured her personality as well as her beauty - great job!

November 2, 2010 - 1:51 pm Lina - GORGEOUS!! I love watching her grow too, and your work shows that beautifully.

November 2, 2010 - 1:23 pm Susie L - How adorable is she! I can't believe you have photographed her so much - lots of fantastic variety here! Love the one with her dog.

November 2, 2010 - 1:06 pm Liz - She is such a beautiful little thing! Love this session! So pretty and I love the black and whites!

November 2, 2010 - 12:47 pm Kara Layfield - What a beautiful little girl! I can definately see her sweet, gentle and happy spirit thru these captures. Love your work!

November 2, 2010 - 12:35 pm Laura - Julie you are getting me all teary-eyed now with nostalgia. It is true--they do grow and change soooo quickly. How hard it is to say good-bye as you put it. I remember Ava from May and goodness she has grown up so much since then!! Such an adorable little girl and these images are truly a treasure. I am in love with the one of her and her dog. Goodness what a gorgeous session this is!!!

November 2, 2010 - 12:03 pm Stephanie Callahan - Oh my goodness she is beautiful!! These are amazing.

November 2, 2010 - 11:59 am amy - what gorgeous clarity!!! and adorable little girl!! love the winking one. she is toooo cute!! love these julie!!

November 2, 2010 - 11:48 am Scarlett - what a beautiful little girl! your work is just DREAMY!!! so gorgeous......

November 2, 2010 - 11:36 am Shelby Groff - I really let out some tears when I saw the photo of her with her dog... wow!

November 2, 2010 - 11:34 am Jennie Marshall - BEAUTIFUL little girl!!! WOW!

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