Tuesday, December 28, 2010

.post Christmas post.

I hope everyone's Christmas was Merry and Bright. Ours was! I am still basking in the afterglow. I am still enjoying my family, but will soon be posting away. I have new sessions and old sessions to share, news, and the best of 2010 post coming up.

I leave you with a couple of shots of my youngest on Christmas Eve. (Because what is a post without pictures??) There isn't anything like the relationship between a youngster and a Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, is there?

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Monday, December 20, 2010

.Life in a Snowglobe.

Eeek! I haven't blogged since Thanksgiving! Well, jingle bells. To make up for that, I am going to blog a few faves from a recent session in the snow.

Meet the 'M' family. I met them at a beautiful location on a chilly afternoon, and it started snowing. As our session went along, it snowed harder and harder. It was gorgeous. As was this sweet family of six. {I am partial to families of six!}

What I love most is that these folks are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.

I hope all of you are enjoying this holiday season, and remember to take a deep breath, slow down and soak up the ones you love.

[PS--the mamma here is the owner of the one and only Yum-Yum Shoppe, a wonderful company specializing in fresh-baked bath and body goods. I personally use these products and they are where it's at!! Go check her out.]

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Thanksgiving!

{my little ones and I had lots of fun making these pilgrim hat cookies! Enjoy your holiday. ♥}

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Family [and then there were six]

Photographed by my dear friend and colleague, Megan Rogers. Can I just say that I am way more comfortable on the other side of the camera--aaaaand pictures for a family of SIX can be quite an adventure! ;)

A family of SIX some of you might say? I will fill you in. Many of you know about our journey with Kristie's adoption, the girl in the brown jacket vest, but may not know that her younger sister (the girl in the orange vest) moved in with us just last October. We are very pleased to announce that we will be adopting both girls, and couldn't be more thrilled.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Not just any senior... [2011]

This post is near and dear to my heart. Meet my brother, Des (Desmond.)

He is strong.

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Desmond lives with Schizophrenia. If you or anyone you know suffer from this disease, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects about 1 in every 100 adults, and childhood onset of schizophrenia, which is much more rare, affects about 1 in every 40,000 children. Desmond is one of those kids. He is also a handsome 18 year old senior in high school who loves music, lifting weights, and skateboarding. He takes medication in an effort to control his symptoms, but the world is often still a dark and frightening place to him.

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I love and admire him so. His Faith. His Strength. His Hope. His bright outlook on life. We can all learn something from him.

Des, I hope you and mom enjoy this sneak peek. More to come. Much love. xoxo


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Monday, October 25, 2010

Kacie [2011 senior]

Kacie grabbed this shoot by the horns! I loved her sense of style and bubbly personality. She loved the camera and the camera loved her back. I hope you love what you see, Kacie! Keep grabbing life by the horns!






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Thursday, October 21, 2010

It all started...

when these two people fell in love:


They created this beautiful family together...


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...and I am so glad to be a little part of their story!


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

♥ family ♥

How I loved working with this sweet family! We literally shot right in between thunderstorms...it was even raining on the way there! Makes for some pretty light though!


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Carlee [2011 Senior]

Meet Carlee. She was up for anything, and it shows in her photos. What a lovely girl! May you shine in all you do, Carlee! Enjoy.



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Monday, October 4, 2010

Baby 'L'

The last time I saw this little Miss, she was knee-high to a grasshopper! Now she is a whole six months old, and couldn't be cuter. ♥



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