Posted on August 28, 2012
Sweet Lana was as happy as can be during her session. She never fussed or cried once. We spent the hour on her farm and here are some of my favorites. Thanks Rachel for trusting me with sweet Lana’s pictures and a very special thanks to Addison and Ann–my two special assistants for the day (I love you both).
Posted on August 25, 2012
Sweet Layla~ 11 days old and a beautiful ball of fire. She made me work hard for the money. She thought it was play time while visiting me and she wasn’t a fan of the beanbag but we still got lots of shots of pretty shots of her. I love her perfect little features and she has amazing eye contact. She is so cute and I really love the results we got.
Here she is, cutie pie Layla~
Posted on August 22, 2012
My friend and ex co-worker Brittany always made fun of my pet names for kids when I taught. I have a habit of calling kids names like “sugar pot, peach, dumplin’, cutie pie, brownie, muffin, pumpkin pie”…..the list goes on and on. I find my myself doing that when I edit pictures too. When I see a picture I like I will say “look how cute you are little sugar bear” or “how sweet is your face muffin”. Sometimes I am even like “WHOA peach, what kind of look is that” haha!
When I was editing Baylor’s pictures I did this a lot! He is SO CUTE! I loved his session. He was in such a happy mood full of smiles and that makes it enjoyable for EVERYONE (I am sure mom’s all around the world sigh relief when their kids cooperate during pictures). I live for these sessions. Here are some of him—for some reason I love the black and white for him. This isn’t always the case, but for him they worked!
Congrats to my 2 newborns born the last week! I will meet one tomorrow and one next week and I am pretty pumped about it!
Posted on August 21, 2012
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. I am pretty excited about the fall.
Just a booking update. My weekends are fully booked until mid December. I still have several options for Tuesday/Thursday afternoons which is a great option! I will have a mini session date in October 14th and morning on November 3rd. I will book returning clients first, then new clients. The sign ups will be in the next couple of weeks.
Here is a preview of the Rose family I shot last week-end. Having 3 kids would wear me out (having 2 boys already wears me out). I was impressed with how patient and loving mommy and daddy were! These kids are very lucky!
Thanks Ashley and Danny!!
Posted on August 16, 2012
I am nursing a pretty bad sinus infection today. I made myself go to the doctor this morning and hopefully the antibiotics I got will have me good to go for my 3 sessions this week-end. My sinuses/allergies always get the best of me this time of year.! While I am being a “little” lazy today I thought I would add a blog post from one of my recent 3 month sessions. I have done 6 3-4 month sessions lately. That’s probably a record for me!
This is sweet little Stratton. She is named after the street her parents grew up on (they were neighbors). I love that story, so unique and sweet! Stratton is a chunky little monkey. She got really tired at the end of our session and we got some cute ones of her sleeping but we also got some great family interactions shots too.
Here is a peak into her session.
Have a great day!
Posted on August 13, 2012
Happy Monday! I had 3 great sessions this week-end and the weather couldn’t have been better! I LOVE fall temperatures and can’t wait until it cools down for real!
Here is one of my sessions from Saturday. I love these kids-Case is 4 and Lucy is 3 months old. We always have a big time when we meet up for pictures. Case has been coming to see me since I started doing pictures and he is such a big boy now. Lucy wasn’t all smiles like mommy knew she would be (they always prove us wrong don’t they) but I did get a few and she is CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!
Check out some of my favorites!
Thanks Selicia, I love your family and of course your cute butt too!
Posted on August 9, 2012
Mauzy just adds to my theory that newborn boys are a smidge easier than newborn girls haha! He came in sleepy and didn’t make a peep. He is a big boy; so squishy and loveable. I know his dad from my high school years and he looks EXACTLY like him….EXACTLY. His mommy is super laid back and that always helps a session go smooth! Here are some of my favorite images from our session.
Krista, thanks so much for letting me love on him. He is just perfect!
Posted on August 6, 2012
We made it through the first week of school. Maddox has done great! Little did I know I taught with his teacher for a little while at MJE. I was so relieved to see her face when I walked him to class. I am proud of him (and maybe even me lol)!
This preview is for one of my former EPE co-workers. I have been photographing her kids for a while but haven’t seen them lately and they have really changed! Dana and I share a passion for a twisted sense of humor, fashion, great music, and reading. She and I were also the editors of the yearbook last year. I am good with pictures and she is really great with words and grammar (I am not). She is one of the many faces I miss so much this year.
Dana, I miss you; your emails about boden coupons, the newest coolest bands, and great books to check out. I also miss that even if I say something that might offend some, I always get a good laugh from you HAHA! I love your kids and you!
Posted on August 1, 2012
I sat my alarm for 6:05 to get Maddox up for his first day of school and wouldn’t you know it my internal clock woke me at 5:16, the same time my alarm is set during the school year. Just for a moment I thought I had butterflies about the first day of school…then I realized its’ not my day. It’s Maddox’s day….without me! When I made the decision to take a break from teaching I never imagined how how it would be. I am embarrassed to say, that for the 12 years I taught shooing those crying mommas out of my room, I never truly got it. It’s hard to leave your babies with strangers. I never really got the gravity of this until now. See for me, I KNEW what amazing places MJE and EPE were so I just couldn’t figure out what the problem was. Now, I see. I know Maddox’s new elementary school is top notch, but it’s still hard. Will he be brave, speak up when he needs something, will his teachers love him for his good qualities and see past the bad, will he make good choices when making friends, or pick the wrong kind? So many questions that to be honest, I controlled last year. I picked his K teacher, I scheduled play dates with friends I knew were a good influence, I countless times put money on his school lunch account during the day when he was low…I even took him a milk a few times when he forgot (GASP)!!! These are all things that are plaguing me this morning.
There is also the fact that I miss it. 12 years of first days is a long time people! I miss the new school year smells, the teacher friends that have meant so much to me, the classroom that is spotless and full of so much possibility, the new students that have so much promise in their face, and even the momma’s crying in the hallway…I miss it all so much. The gravity of not teaching has been creeping up on me. It is a decision that is right for now, but still so hard.
So if you’re reading this today, please take the time to pray for Maddox, all the /teachers/administration/ kids in Wilson County, and even momma’s sitting in the parking lot crying their eyes out. Its going to be a tough day for more than one of us.