Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brown Eyed Girl

As much as I love photographing babies, when I get the opportunity to shoot someone a little bit older I get so excited. Miss H is 6 years old and she has gorgeous eyes. She seemed a little shy, but I could definitely see a silly side. By the end of our session, she was showing me some top model moves.

Her Nana was kind enough to invite me over for the shoot today. It was so cold and I felt so bad asking miss H to come outside, but she was sweet enough to oblige me for a few shots. I really hate the winter weather because I love taking pictures outside.

Yolanda, your granddaughter is the sweetest thing and she is stunning. I am so in love with her close up. Those eyes are amazing. Here are a few sneak peeks. I can't wait to show you the rest. Especially those hat pictures! ;)

Friday, December 19, 2008

I Love My Family

What a week it's been. My sister had her baby on Tuesday. Miss Hannah Banana was born at 11:12 on Dec. 16th. She was 9 lb.s, 4 oz., and she's got a full head of dark hair. The day she was born it was snowing and today she came home from the hospital and there was a blizzard. Mom and baby are home safe and everyone is doing well.

Meanwhile, during the snowstorm, I went out to photograph my nephew. He just turned 3 months and he's really developing a personality. He's all smiles and both my girls just love him soo much. All they ever want to do is hold him.

I snapped some pictures of Julianna and Jaime reading a book together too. All in all, it was a good week for family pictures. Oh, and I finally got my christmas cards out. Crisis averted!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

You Better Not Pout

Well, the holidays are almost here and my busy season is winding down. The deadline for holiday mini sessions is December 15th.

On to the pictures ...

I was so excited to meet this little guy. I went to school with both mom and dad and have seen some pictures of little G on Facebook. He's got a full, gorgeous head of hair. I have never seen so much hair of a baby. Oh man, but what expression he has. He was feeling a bit fussy at first, but his cry almost melted my heart. He little lips would turn out and then the tears would come. Mom said he was tired. I hope he slept for you after I left Krista!

Thanks so much for inviting me over. I had a blast meeting your son. He is adorable. Here are just some of the shots we got today. Enjoy!!

How could you not want to squeeze that face. Awww!

Round Two For the D Family

The first time I met these girls, they didn't feel up to having their picture taken together so I suggested trying again another time. When I got to their house, they needed a little time to warm up but I think our session ended on a high note. Look at these great shots of both girls. I love the black and white one. So cute!

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Z Family

What a cute family! Miss T and little J were so adorable. They were so curious about my girls and J was so excited to find out that my youngest daughter's name is Jaime. He has a best buddy in school with the same name.

Their little brother, Mr. A, wanted no part of me though. He warmed up a bit by the end and I was able to get a great shot of his smile, thank goodness. And that's all us parents are really looking for, right? That one great shot. Hopefully that's what I'm able to do.

Tracey, I know you probably walked away from our session thinking there's no way she got any cute ones of A, but look at that face. Your other two are hilarious and please tell your little girl I will watch "High School Musical," soon, I promise!

I created a holiday card for you. Let me know what you think.

This is the back of the card.

And this is the front

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

And Then There Was Puke

I haven't posted in a while. Not because of a lack of sessions, but because my family was under seige. We all got a nasty stomach flu. First it was Julianna. Poor baby was up all night puking. We even missed Disney on Ice. She was so upset.

Then, the next night, my husband was complaining of a stomach ache. I went out to deliver some pictures and he called to tell me that my little one threw up in he crib. Then, he put her in with Julianna so he could go throw up. I almost didn't want to go home. I loaded up on hand sanitizer and did my best to clean up all the sheets and pillows.

Well, I caught it anyway. You should have seen me, my husband, and Jaime in bed all day yesterday. She rebounded quickly, but my hubby and I were down the for the count. Thank goodness Jaime was so good. She let us lay in bed all day. Even my in-laws caught it.

So I had to reschedule a few sessions but I finally got back to work today. And I'm so glad I had Mr. M to start off my day. What a sweetie pie he was. He had just woken up from a nap so he was ready to play.

Mom was so nice too and the family dog was a riot. She wanted to be involved in everything. I had a blast today Faye. Thanks so much for inviting me into your beautiful home. Enjoy!

This is my absolute favorite one so far! Look at that face.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Few More

Just a couple more while you're waiting Janet.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baby Love

I was so thrilled to meet this little guy. He is probably one of the smiliest little babies I've met and he's only 3 months old. Oh my gosh ~ the faces he made. And when he fell asleep, it was so much fun to take his picture. I just love sleeping babies! They are so peaceful.

Mom, I only got to a few photos this evening, but I know you are going to love them. I can't wait to show you the rest. I'll post more soon!

Thanks so much for inviting me into your home. It is beautiful.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My New Friend

I drove up to this little boys house and saw him waiting for me in the window. I wish that's how every session started. He was all smiles from the beginning.

He showed me his cars and trains and his christmas tree. Kelly, the house looked great and you've made it very warm and cozy.

I stayed just long enough to tire Mr. R out and when I left he went off to dreamland. Here are just a couple pictures for now Kelly. Enjoy!!

I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving weekend. I certainly did, although now I feel more behind than ever. Yesterday was my sister's baby shower. She is due December 17th. I did some maternity pictures for her that I will post here in a bit.

This week I'm determined to catch up. I've got lots of orders to place and I still have a few holiday sessions left. I also added a few more cards to my collection. You can find them all here.

I'm going to visit these girls again soon for a picture of them together. Miss J wouldn't stray too far from her mama so it was hard to get shots of her. I got some cute ones of her older sis though. Miss G was full of energy, even in the freezing cold. Mom, I've got a couple more cutes ones that I'll post for you, but I think we should definitely try for a sister shot. Thanks for everything you did on Saturday!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Busy Little Bee

I don't know what happened but I am slammed. I thought I was doing so well, posting pictures and finishing up galleries, but I slipped behind. It may have been the holiday weekend. Or the fact that Julianna has had a ton of days off of school this month. So sorry to anyone who is waiting to see pictures. I'm working my tush off.

On Friday, I got to meet the cutest little girl. I know I probably say that about all of the kids I photograph, but each one just gets cuter than the last. Miss A wasn't too sure about me in the beginning so I left my camera by the door and we just played for a few minutes. She showe me her favorite toys and we looked at a sticker book.

Once she warmed up I started snapping away. These are actually the first few pictures I took. We went outside for a little bit too. Mom, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek. It was so much fun meeting you and your family!!