glowing

That’s the first word that comes to mind when I think about today’s session with Shannon.  Isn’t she gorgeous?!

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She has the most perfect little round belly too…

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And the coolest nursery awaiting her little one…I’m so excited about the newborn session in just a few weeks…I have big plans for her little guy!  Photos of him in his nursery are a photographer’s dream!

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This session was a part of my mentoring program with MC.   I use the word "program" totally out of context here, it basically means me and MC hanging out with our cameras since I’m the worlds absolute  worst teacher ever!  MC won’t admit it but it’s totally true.

Oh, and thanks for all your opinions so far on the whole blog dilemma!  Please keep those votes coming – it is so interesting to hear what you think!

2008-08-24T00:09:40-05:00August 24th, 2008|Client Work|

it’s only girls, and not the boys

Taryn asked me yesterday if I would bring her to see Wall-E so today we are taking off, just us girls, no boys.  They have to stay home, causing us to do a little booty dance and sing "its only girls and not the boys".  I haven’t been to the movies in probably 7 or 8 months…so yeah, I’m a little excited!

Since I can’t post without a pic, check him out…love his chubby baby neck…

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I may have to do "10 on {insert day here]" every day next week if I am ever going to catch up on blogging!

2008-07-26T12:00:55-05:00July 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|

the triplets

The last time I saw them before we moved to Texas, they were just tiny little peanuts.  I was psyched when their mom booked one of the Slidell mini sessions.  And I have to tell you how impressed I was with how cool, calm and collected everyone was!  And get this, they all sleep through the night, yes, I asked and I’m totally impressed!

I’ll start with this one just cause it cracks me up! 

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Am I horrible that I love this one?  Poor baby…she was not into her birthday hat at all!  Check out that tear…

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Without the hat she was a happy little thing though.

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Thanks for all the fun guys and happy birthday!!!!!

2008-07-23T14:47:13-05:00July 23rd, 2008|Client Work|

10 on Tuesday

1.  I dedicated myself to going through my massive email inbox Monday night.  It was baaaaad thanks to all the vacationing we’ve been doing.  1432 messages down to 405, not bad.  So if you receive a random reply to a message from me, that’s what it’s all about 😉

2.  T’s birthday was nice.  Relaxing, quiet and nice.  We didn’t even leave the house and it was just perfect after the weekend we had.  I can tell you this, the first time we sung Happy Birthday this morning over donuts, she hid under the table in fear.  By the end of the night, she was begging us to relight the candles and sing to her over and over again.  Funny girl.  I took pics, but they are at the end of a very long list of things that need to be proofed.  I’ll catch up someday, she might be 33, but someday.

3. Random snapshot of Riley, one of our kids many cousins.  He made the trip to the beach with us and as a result got tortured with my camera just like the rest of the kiddos.  That’s the price you pay for going on vacation with us dude…

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4.  Thankfully, Alli is still speaking to me after I linked her blog here.  I bet she got a ton of hits over there, bwahahaha.  If you check out her blog, you’ll see we aren’t the only ones recovering from the Shamoo trip from hell.  Poor thing lost her camera.  It’s time to learn to use that DSLR girl, this is a sign and I’m just the person to help ya!  Thanks for coming by for T’s birthday today, it was great to catch up and watch the girls play sans the evil Shamoo.

5.  This shot brings tears to my eyes.  I love it that much.  We got to see Jason’s brother, parents and grandparents in San Marcos last weekend.  Jason’s grandmother was holding Teagan and his Grandfather walked up behind her and started to play with Teagan’s hands.  He does this all the time and I just love it.  I’m so thankful to have captured it.  His grandparents are such amazing people and we are so thankful they get to be a part of our children’s lives. 

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6.  Little T fending off the paparazzi at the beach…

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7.  Ty has been avoiding the camera…but I managed to corner him a few times recently.  Love this one, some different processing for me and I’m not digging the crop, but it’s my boys and I love em, so here ya go…

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8.  I don’t think I ever shared this on the blog, this is a display of gallery wraps my mom has in her house.  It’s at the bottom of the stairs and I just love it.  Old photos, look how little Taryn is, but I love the grouping, sorry the color is a little wonky since it’s pics of pics in a hallway, but you get the idea.  I love the way my mom displays memories.  She has photos everywhere, big and small, snapshots and portraits.  Memories everywhere, they just surround you like a big hug, wedding photos, birthdays, snapshots of anything and everything, walking through her house is like meeting an old friend around every corner, tucked in on shelves and everywhere in between.  I love that.

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9.  Check back tomorrow for a post about the cute little one year old triplets I photographed at the Slidell mini sessions.  Oh, and some business news and specials I’m running!

10.  I saved the best for last.  My wonderful step-brother and his beautiful wife Dana.  I had to twist (and pull) their arms to get them to let me do this, I think I even used it being my birthday to convince them.  Pretty low, but hey, it worked.  I even had my mom hold them hostage while I ran to get a new memory card midway through because I knew they would attempt to escape with the diversion.

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You two are wonderful and beautiful in so many ways, your marriage and love for one another, your love for your children.  We miss you.  8 years is way to long to not be in front of the camera together…thanks for humoring me!

Until tomorrow…

2008-07-22T16:31:45-05:00July 22nd, 2008|Uncategorized|

T is 3

she’s fabulous . she’s 3 . she’s super t . lover of the color pink . and dora . plays tricks on ty . gives mommy a run for her money . she’s a daddy’s girl . but sometimes needs some extra mommy when she’s sleepy . cuddles teagan every morning . and wakes him up every day from his nap "cause he’s just so cute" . loves to check the mail . and help cook . and anything water related . except waterparks . our honeymoon baby . determined . funny . loud . cuddlebug . sings bold and loud on a moments notice . songs she makes up as she goes along . my favorites are "I’m so funny" and "daddy is so fwustrated" .  loves ice cream . and apple slices . and macaroni-n-cheese . strawberries . and anything dipped in sour cream . if I say "I can do it" she sings in her best Bartney voice "by my self" . is spirited yet very shy . hides under the furniture in fear if someone new comes to our house . loves buddy bucks and squeals with joy every time she uses one . even though we’ve done it 1,862 times . has an amazing relationship with our her dog . she’s claimed sole ownership much to Jason’s dismay . and kylie loves her the same way right back . book lover . and puzzles . and coloring . anything requiring focus . has a wonderful, big, loud laugh . and the sweetest little girl signature giggle . we pretty much love her to pieces

these are just a few snapshots, I tried to do a "birthday shoot" several times but well, my girl has PCS, so here ya go….

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makin 3 look tough

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this little piggie

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ther is just something about this one that I love, her hair maybe, how focused she is, dunno

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a little cheese for ya…

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I love how she still looks so small in this one, yes I’m in denial my baby is growing up

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did I mention the PCS?

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she looks so determined in this one

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right after this shot she kicked the crud out of my lens on accident running toward me so we called it a day 😉

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Happy Birthday big girl, we love you!!

2008-07-21T11:19:37-05:00July 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|

deep down, y’all knew it was coming….

it was inevitable…

here it is…

the time has come…

the oh so predictable…

baby in a basket

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HA!  What I love about this is that his sweet little face is looking up at Ty who was "spotting" for basket tippage.  You can see the love in his eyes can’t ya?  I feel the same way about Ty, so I know just how Teagan feels.  Gosh I love them both.

ps – When I was done proofing this photo, I ran the VIBE "Glow" action on it and really like the effect.  Check out Ren’s stuff, it rocks!

2008-07-17T00:00:00-05:00July 17th, 2008|Uncategorized|
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