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|

33 sounds pretty good to me

I had an awesome birthday, thank you for all the well wishes.  First, my wonderful little dude gave me the best birthday gift ever, he slept through the night for the first time!  From 8:30 pm until 5:45 am…..way to go buddy!!  Then I had several mini-sessions and a big family birthday party after that.  My husband even took over camera duty for awhile at the party, how cool is that….I love finding photos on my camera.  A great day!

I promised sneak peeks before I head to the beach for a few days of relaxation.  The Slidell mini-sessions were a huge success, we managed to dodge the rain and it was fun to hang out with some old friends….thank you to everyone who booked one!

First up, little Bradley.  Remember him at 3 months (and here)?  And 6 months (and here)?  I can’t believe how much he’s grown…could he be any cuter?!?

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Next up, the tripletsThe last time I saw them, they were itty bitty little peanuts.  I can’t believe they’re a year old already!  I got a bunch of shots of them, but I have to share this one, it cracks me up!  Their mom is brave and decided to let them dive into cupcakes at the end of the session.  They loved em!

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and big sister Hannah with MacKenzie

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Next up, Fletcher.  He’s the adorable little boy of Mary with Paper & Ink Studio.  I was so psyched when Mary booked one of the mini-sessions, I finally got to meet her.  I hired her to do some custom work for me awhile back and I’m consistently amazed with her talent.  Is Fletcher seriously cute or what?!

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His parents are pretty cute too!

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last but not least, my little buddy Aiden (click here and here).  I’ve been photographing him since he was just a tiny little thing too, it was fun to see how much he’s grown since we moved and catch up with his parents…

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love the lashes

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Many more of everyone to come…but now I’m off to the beach!!!!

2008-07-07T08:47:38-05:00July 7th, 2008|Client Work|

uhm, where did June go?

I opened my laptop this morning and couldn’t believe the date that popped up on my iCal.  Where did June go?!  July is a big month for birthdays at our house, fun times ahead!

First photo of July…can’t help but wonder what she’s got in store for us next…

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I just love her squishy little face

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2008-07-01T12:57:08-05:00July 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|

I know I must sound like a broken record, but I just can’t help it.

I adore her.  From the time she was in her mommy’s tummy, to her birth, her 2 month shots and now, already 6 months old, sweet baby Calla.  She steals my heart every time….

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She stole Taryn’s heart tonight too.  She talked more about Calla on the way home than she did the hot dogs we all had for dinner, she’s smitten, for sure.  Thanks Tuckers for inviting our clan (sans Ty) over for dinner, it was great to visit with you guys!

2008-06-29T00:04:32-05:00June 29th, 2008|Client Work|

Trash The Dress

I cannot even tell y’all how much fun this was.  It took a lot of planning and before I share a few faves, I have to thank MC, Amanda and Anne-Marie for assisting with everything from shooting, to carrying stuff, to hauling wet dresses and even keeping one eye on security (you’ll see why later).  Thanks girls….you guys rock!!

I’ve only started thumbing through them…

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A cracks me up – she showed up driving in her dress, hair in pigtails and sportin some shades.   Love it!!!

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And while we had permission to be on site, I got a little nervous we were going to get kicked out when the girls jumped into the fountain.   

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Many, many more to come!  Thanks for an awesome morning yesterday girls – it was a BLAST!!!

 

2008-06-23T18:24:50-05:00June 23rd, 2008|Client Work|
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