Another month, and another entry into the group blog circle Letters To Our Sons.  We are mothers, photographers, and documentarians of both our sons and our thoughts about them.  Please continue reading thru the circle in its entirety, until you come back to me!


April 25th, 2013

Dear Evan,

At 22 months of age, you have developed a strong attraction to Matchbox & Hot Wheel cars.  And it’s a good thing because we have an endless supply of them, thanks to one of your older sisters, Maleah, who loves all things boys!  When you were born, our family and friends joked with Maleah about how the time would come when she would have to surrender her cars to you.  And although everyone would joke about it, I think no one wanted to be in the same house when that day came… Maleah can be quite protective over her cars.  She knows the ins and outs of each of them.  She knows when one is missing or misplaced.  She knows which ones need fixing and which ones roll fast.  And she has never really had to share them.  Not until now…

One morning, as your oldest sister was eating breakfast before school, I found you and Maleah playing side-by-side with cars on the kitchen table.  You were lining them up on a piece of lined paper, which often serves as a make-believe parking lot.  Watching you (and her) opened my heart to some feelings I had almost forgotten.  Do you know that the reason why I wanted you (before I became pregnant with you) was because I wanted your sisters to have another sibling.  That’s it.  Your daddy told me I was crazy and that we couldn’t have another child for that reason.  It was a simple reason, and it made sense to me.  I deeply desired that your sisters, knowing how close they are, would have one sister, or a brother, to grow up with, to play with, to love.  And here you are, all boy, and playing with your tomboy sister, and her wheels. 

I love you, and how your life has completed ours.


Please continue reading the next Letters To Our Sons, written by Anne Canon Photography ~ Kansas City Photographer.


Briley is soon going to have a bright bumble bee 1st birthday party.  Her mom made her adorable cake for her cake smash.  But before we could let her get into her cake, I took some pictures of her with her big sister, Sienna.  After all, if Briley is turning one, that means her sister is another year older… and both pretty girls deserve to be celebrated!

Happy 1st Birthday, Briley!  And thank you for making this cake smash session so easy compared to your newborn session!!!


Do you remember that little girl who kissed a “cupid” piglet a few months ago?  Here she is again, but now she is caught with her face in her cake!!!  Makena is almost one year old and it was a great opportunity to have her back in the studio for some gorgeous pictures in a dress, and then dressing her down and watching her go-to-town with her first cake.

Makena, you are a such a bright, pretty girl, and your chocolate cake looks so yummy all over you!  Happy 1st Birthday!


  • April 18, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    marie - so cute, love all your props now!!!ReplyCancel


One year older!  I am amazed that it has already been a year since I photographed Ava as a newborn.  Who knew she would grow up so fast, and so adorable?!  What a special cake smash, especially with handmade outfits from her grandmother, mommy & daddy picture time, and a homemade cake by her mom, Cheri.  I just know that her 1st birthday party will be a huge celebration!

Happy Sweet 1st Birthday, Ava!  And keep dancing:)


New parents, Annette & Ryan, are so in love with their baby girl, Charlotte.  As we talked over the phone to plan Charlotte’s newborn session, Annette’s excitement to meet her daughter was contagious.  I found myself constantly checking my phone for messages from Annette about any updates after her doctor’s appointments.  I think Charlotte was so excited to meet her parents that she decided to come a bit earlier than expected.   You will see, “Charlee” is a perfect blend of her parents… a small, sweet bundle of girly goodness!

Congratulations, Annette & Ryan!  Enjoy every minute with your lovable Charlee!