Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brody [1 year old]

I so much enjoyed working with this handsome little man! He did such an awesome job! There is usually a little warm up time where I have to work hard to win a baby or child over, so they will trust me and smile for me, but this little guy just jumped right into it, and I had so much fun playing with him! I feel so lucky that I get to do what I do. Really, who can call playing with a little guy like this work? So what if I happened to snap a few pictures along the way! Thanks Nicki, he's adorable!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

{L} family

These guys are always so much fun to work with, Amber does a great job of choosing outfits, and they bring grandma along to help little Gage give good smiles, which is always tons of fun! Thanks, L Family, you are so dang cute!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{Hicken Family}

This session was about a month ago, that's how far behind I am with blogging my sessions, but it was such a fun session! Thanks so much, H family!

{Samantha's Bridals}

I had the honor and privilege to work with Sam this month, her wedding was just last weekend, and was possibly one of the most gorgeous ceremonies I've photographed, I can't wait to post the images from their wedding day, but for now, here some of my favorite bridals!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I got a print shipment in today, lots of images for several families, babies and also this lovely bride, Sam. You'll be seeing her bridals soon, I need to get back on top of posting my sessions!

But I wanted to show you all about these standouts that Sam ordered. I love how these turned out. They are going to look so awesome hanging on the wall! They come with holes in the back for mounting, they are available in 3/4 or 1 1/2 inches thick. You can choose black, white, silver, gold, or light wood border.

These are a great alternative to gallery wrap canvas. They are less expensive, but most importantly, the image still looks sharp and crisp, which is a biggie for me. I think I'll be doing some of these for my own home!

frist day of school

My oldest boy started preschool this week!
He loved it!
He woke up a little grumpy, and crawled back into bed telling me he was cold and he couldn't go to school today because he was a little boy, not a big boy, and he needed to stay home with me. We were surprised because he's been so over the top excited, but I'm pretty sure that's just how he acts when he's a little nervous. He snapped out of it pretty quick and was good about getting ready to go. He was so excited by the time we got there, he ran right up and stood in line with the kids and gave me a high 5 as I left. He's growing up so fast! I really can't believe it.
(I opted to leave the battle scar on his chin, it's part of who he is right now, and it's authentic. He really had that big owie on the first day of school, might as well document it. If these were wall portraits or birthday pictures or something, I would probably edit it out, but for this, I'm okay with it being there.)

I can't believe how cute he is! He picked this outfit out all on his own. The shorts where on the clearance rack at Target and he asked if they could be his school clothes. You can't really tell, but they have the cutest brown pin stripes. And he also chose the shirt. I chose the back pack. He wanted a Diego back pack with wheels, but it had a huge bar across the back and it didn't look comfortable or sensible at all. He was happy with this one anyway.

He came home and told me all about the letter A and an alligator song (he refused to sing it to me) and showed me the pictures he colored of shapes and was all excited about a field trip to the fire station that's coming up at the end of the month. I think he's going to do great!

Owen enjoyed Carter's first day of school too! We came home and played cars for a LONG time. He likes to pretend and make up stories, he chattered my ear off and I loved every minute of our one on one time. I get a lot of one on one with Carter, while Owen naps, but it's a little more rare to have time with just Owen, so I'm looking forward to our two mornings a week, although we will really miss Carter.

Then we took our self portrait together, because really, what's more fun than that?? I loved that after each shutter click he would ask:
"can I see?" and then he would shout "There we are!!!" in his cute little sing song-y voice and then push the camera out for me to do it again. :)

*I'm behind with posting again, but happy to say I'm on top of my editing for now, I have several jobs in the queue, but I'm chipping away at it in good time. I hope to someday catch up on posting all of the sessions from this summer, and it would really be great if I could get back to posting previews too, wouldn't it?