Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Very Sweet Pea!

And a very sweet family! This is a new family for me, and I had so much fun photographing their new family! I can't wait to do the 3 month shoot!





New Christmas cards

I have always wanted to offer beautiful, unique Christmas cards, and this year I finally took the plunge and am doing it!! Here's an example of a Christmas card/birth announcement....

Here is the front of the card (it would be a 5x7 when closed)...


Here's the inside (5 across, 10 high when open)...


Another sample of an inside...


And finally the backside...


Anyway, just wanted to share!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sneak peek...

...for a very patient mom and son! Senior pictures are so much fun, not to mention that we don't have to deal with 2 year old temper tantrums! I had a blast with this session, and Jerrod, you were such a good sport putting up with the cold weather!! Enjoy these few, I will have the rest for you soon! p.s. I still wish we had had your trumpet! :)






And a special one for mom....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Aren't they gorgeous???







Although, I am a little biased, since they are my niece and nephews! We did a super quick session in grandma and grandpa's backyard...can't wait for the spring to do some more!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ahhhh, the winter...

Ok, so normally I HATE the winter...Dressing the kids to go outside, even for just a small errand...the socks and shoes, barefeet is so much easier!...colds and flu...the cloudy, dreary days that are so short it's dark by dinnertime.... I think some years my favorite part of winter is when it ends and it's spring!

BUT, this year I feel different. I don't know if it's because at church the messages have been on developing a habit of gratitude (which I must say has really decreased the amount of complaining that I do because I am really seeing that every gift is from God, whether it is imperfect or not), or if it's because I know that I have to go through the winter to finally get to the place where I can finally meet and hold this baby, or if it's just because the summer was so hard that it's time to move on. Whatever the reason, this year I am looking at the winter in a new way. I can't wait for Thanksgiving (although that might be because food is now my friend and we will have 2 very yummy dinners!) and Christmas is just so exciting to me! The Christmas shopping, the Chirstmas music, baking cookies with the kids...can't wait! I know we all look forward to the holidays, but I am also looking forward to snuggling under blankets with the kids and hubby, hot chocolate, using our new fireplace, snow storms and yes, even snow days!

This weekend it got really cold, which was hard after having an Indian Summer last week with temperatures in the upper 70's! But Friday night we had a small fire in our firepit, roasted marshmellows with some great new neighbors while having fun convedrsation, and then ended the night snuggled under our comforter as we drifted off to sleep! Ahhh.....Then today barely broke 40 degrees so we had our first fire in our new fireplace while Brian watched football and the kids played together. It was a wonderful Sunday afternoon. I really can't wait for more of these cold days!

I am so thankful we live in an area that has different seasons. Without the changes, I think I would get bored with the best. So as much as I love the summer and already long for the spring, I will enjoy the winter. Or at least, I will try!

Monday, November 3, 2008

More Halloween!

Well, here are some more pictures of my little trick or treaters! They had so much fun this year, as did Brian and I! After the neighborhood run, we had a small bonfire (well, it was contained in a firepit) and had some of our new neighbors come and join us for s'mores and hot chocolate (as if the kids really needed more sugar!). We feel so blessed to be here in our new neighborhood, we are so happy here! Anyway, here are some photos.....


Getting ready....





The finished products....Could they be any cuter?


"I think I have more"

Waiting patiently....


Sam tried so hard to keep up with the girls!


"Hmm, I think I have enough. Time to go home now."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet...

give me something good to eat!" This video was taken by my sister on her camera while trick or treating, and I thought it was so funny! The funniest part, is she doesn't think she can say "underwear", so pay close attention to the end! :)
video

I'll have more pictures to post later~

Just a little peek!

I just love photographing families with just one child! It allows for so many more expressions captured...when there are multiple children, it is fun in a different way, but it changes the dynamics some and it's harder to capture the many "faces". Well, little Miss "A" has many faces!!! She is the sweetest little "ninja turtle" I know and has an adorable personality! She won't be an only child for long, baby boy number 2 is coming very soon, and she will make a great big sis! Thanks, Hyrnes, for letting me "play" with you all...you are an adorable family! There are so many great shots from this shoot, I had a hard time picking a few to post for you! I will have the rest ready for you soon! For now, enjoy these....