Friday, October 20, 2006

Here's a little peek into my life........

I never take the time to share personal pictures on this blog. I guess it's only fair that I turn the camera back around on my life every so often ;). This little four year old blondie is mine. I love this little boy more than life itself. He inspires me every day. He helps me to view life like a child instead of the "adult with blinders" that I typically am. If it weren't for him and what he's taught me the last four years, I'm not sure that my work would have the same feeling. I feel so blessed that God has loaned with this little guy and I so enjoy every minute that I have with him. Now if I could only get a decent shot of him, that would be accomplishing something! ;). The other little sweetheart in these images is my nephew. Don't you just want to kiss those little cheeks for days? He is such a sweetheart and he is such a lucky little guy to have such wonderful parents. Here's a few shots of our day at the pumpkin patch.

"Just be yourself". Perhaps I should have said something different ;). This is the result of having a camera shoved in your face for four years straight - ha!

Far behind.....

Sorry guys. I'm so far behind on showing you guys my latest sessions. It's been a busy but fun fall so far! I'll see what I can do to catch up today between cleaning, proofing and playing Hi Ho Cherry Oh ;)

The love of a family

I have known Chrystie for quite a few years now. She wen't to C0llege with my brothers and I've always loved her fun personality. It was so nice to see her find the love of her life. Someone who has just the same wonderful personality and a perfect fit for Chrystie. It's been so nice to see Chrystie's transition into a wife and mom. It's crystal clear how much she loves her boys. I don't think that anyone can ever prepare you for motherhood. They tell you about all of the "technical" aspects, but they can never prepare you for what this motherhood thing is going to do to your heart. The quote "Making the decision to have a child is to choose to have your heart go walking around outside your body forever" is soooo true! It's the most wonderful, yet the most vulnerable feeling on the planet. Aiden is such a sweet boy and I had so much fun with you guys. Thanks so much for allowing me to capture this little moment in your lives as a young family. I hope these images are something that you will always cherish.

It was so neat to capture Aiden practicing his first steps to daddy. I love that concentrated look that they get when trying so hard and also so excited that they're really walking all by themselves.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


What Do You Do All Day?

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"She again smiled and answered, "You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?" "Yes," was his incredulous reply. She answered, "Well,today I didn't do it."

Priceless stuff right there! =)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Beautiful Miss Jessie

Doesn't she have the cutest squished nose smile? She is such a beautiful young lady. Jessie, her mom and I had so much fun doing her senior portraits s at Sky Meadows! Congrats on your senior year. I'm sure you will do great things in life!

Her mom and I got a kick out of this look she gave me. It's one of my favorites

Little Zachary

How cute is this picture? I just love it! Zachary and his family were so much fun to work with, and are such a happy loving family. Zachary is so incredibly expressive. So many slogans and catch phrases wen't through my mind while looking through his pictures. He is such a cutie pie! I hope to have the rest of your pictures finished some time this weekend Katie. Here's a few that jumped out as my favorites in the mean time =). It was a blast working with you guys!

This picture technically isn't great because the light was a bit harsh, but how can I not share this picture? The look on his face is priceless. That's a definate "Don't even think about it" face.