Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oh my...

This little guy is the newest and first addition (besides the 4 legged friends) to family W. He is just so sweet and was totally awake all session, until the very end. I think we totlly wore him out, cuz he crashed in the last five minutes! It was so cute. YOu know when you meet people and you can tell instantly that they are truly in love with what they do. Well, this couple was that way with parenting and their son. I just loved watching them. They were so totally enamored with their son (how could you not be.. he was just adorable!). Anyways, thanks family W for the opportunity to record such incredible moments in your families history! Happy Sneak Peak!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What a sweet family!!!

This is a family that I have literally known forever!! The husband and I have known each other since I was four years old.... we have hung out many of hours over the years. And his wife.. is just a doll as well!!! And yes the children, are beautiful and hilarious too! I had so much fun photographing them while I was back in Illinois. There was a break in the heat for one day and we hit it right on! Thanks so much S family... miss you all sooo much! The Northwest is ready for a visit anytime:)!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

So I promise...

to post more images next week, but just have not had a chance to upload and post them as time has been short and I have been swamped. There are some really, really, really cute ones coming down the line too... so get ready! One funny thing that i have to share with parents out there that happened today with my kiddos was this... My daughter(younger) and son(older) were playing and my son decided to get a little aggressive with his sister and slide a foot in her face while he thought I wasn't watching. He isn't old enough to understand the "Mom has eyes on ALL sides or her head" concept yet, but is working on it. Anyways, busted!!! Totally caught him red handed and I played it off as though I was just so upset with him for doing this that I just couldn't speak to him yet. Finally, when I calmed down (pushing the drama for an effect!), I explained to him how it broke my heart to see him purposely do something like that to someone else like his sister. He was very quick to say, I am sorry mom for doing that, here, let me give you a new heart! (as he picked his fingers around his heart and placed it on mine!). Can you be mad at that??????? Have a great weekend everyone!!! Take care...

Booked until Sept 15th...

Hello everyone!!! I hope you are all doing well. I am sorry I have not posted many images lately, I have been swamped with work and being a mom! I have had workshops back to back, which were awesome, but have taken up a lot of time and my 3 year old is starting a coop preschool this fall, which we have been getting ready for. His teacher visited tonight and it was such a joy to watch him interact with her. As a new mom to this school stuff, there was nothing more enjoyable than to watch my son, who has had a horrible track record with daycares, mommy mornings out, etc., look for rolly polly's in the cracks of our sidewalk while laying on his belly right next to his teacher (who was laying on her belly). WHO DOES THAT WITH KIDS ANYMORE!!?? Needless to say, I was impressed and so filled with joy at the same time. I am very excited for him and his new school and for our whole family as we will be very active with this this year.

Sorry for the sideline.... (i always do that... it drives my husband bonkers!). I am totally booked at this point and will begin booking sessions for the fall on September 15th. Thank you so much for your understanding and I look forward to working with many of you this fall. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer. Oh and WHERE DID THIS SUMMER GO???????? I am sure I am not the only one that feels that... anyways... off to bed. Sweet Dreams!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

We're back.....!!!

Hello... we are back from Seattle... oh my... was that the most incredible workshop or what! I feel soo inspired and sooo lucky to have the opportunity to photograph such incredible families!!! I am soo excited to start working with all the new tools I learned. Met so many fantastic, amazing woman who have such unique styles. It is so cool to be a part of a profession where everyone has the opportunity to put their own little spin on their work. Life through your lense is different from anyone else... very cool! Anyways... just wanted you to know I was back. I tried to get a hold of everyone that left messages during my ride home, but havent had a chance to get to all my emails. Will touch base tomorrow. Off to get some shut eye!!! Have an awesome night and a great start to your week!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Off again!!

So as most of you know I was a teacher in my first life... a profession that I truly truly loved!!! and still do. I will never leave that one, as I feel like I am always using the skills that I learned. Anyways, so I am a firm believer of continuing ed, so as a part of my commmitment to this profession and to my clients, I believe it is so important to be up on what is going on in the digtal world these days. Soooo I am off to one more workshop. It just so happens that my two workshops this year have fallen back to back. I must say... BIG KUDDOS TO MY AWESOME HUSBAND FOR TAKING ON THE KIDS SOLO FOR TWO WEEKENDS IN A ROW!!! Thank you so much hunny!!! So excited to learn more... off to Seattle for this one. If I don't get back to you in a timely fashion this weekend, I apologize in advance and will shortly!

Take care and don't get sucked in by this crazy heat!! Listen to me... I have totally turned into a wimpy northwest girl that can't handle that OCCASIONAL 95 degrees... where I came from 100 and 100% humidity was totally commonplace. Oh well... Stay cool!!!Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh those eyes... and that drool!

Ok so this is my nephew so yes, I am TOTALLY biased, but I just think he is a doll. Those eyes and yes... even the drool. How come little ones can get away with drool just being sooo cute and the rest of us... we...well you know... we just dont look so good with drool coming out of our mouths! Anyways... taking a break and had to share this one!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Have a great weekend!!!

I will be out of reach for the weekend. I will be at a conference learning all sorts of really cool stuff about photographing children, families, newborns, etc!!! Can't wait!! Ready to be a sponge!! Have a wonderful weekend and I will get back to you as soon as I return. Enjoy!!! Happy Friday!

Recent Newborn

This little precious angel was the first one I have had in a while that slept practically through the whole session. Oh and did she give her mommy and daddy quite a little surprise during the session!!! She was great!!! Happy sneak peak family L!I loved her little tongue in the one below!! So cute!