It’s getting to be that time again! Crisp air, leaves turning, bon fires, and getting beautiful family portraits of your kids to offset those boring stick-straight school pictures that will be coming home. Did you know that you can opt just to get the class photo and NOT buy the packages? That’s what we do! That way we don’t end up with 30 wallet-sized and 17 5x7s that we have no idea who else to give one to once we’ve given them to the grandparents? I don’t mean to take away sales from those hearty souls who forge their way into the schools and somehow get 200+ students through their shutters. Well, actually, let’s be honest, that’s exactly what I’m trying to do….and for good reason! For YOU and your family’s sake! To provide you with beautiful portraits for your walls, both physical and virtual! To help you with the cost of life and living I’m holding my Fall Petite Portrait Promotion! Space is limited and this is only happening 1 day so schedule soon! If this date doesn’t work for you or if you would like a full session, contact me and I can set up another time for you!
I literally bawled when I found out I was having a boy! I didn’t think it was possible! My mom only had girls, and my sister only had girls, most of my cousins are all girls and they’ve also mostly had girls. So there are few boys in our family. I was ELATED to have a little boy! He’s been my koala-baby, my video game enthusiast and my bug/rock collector! He’s my blue-eyed wonder and my karate master!
From Newborn to Age 7
I’ve been wanting to do this shoot for awhile, ever since my mom sent these super cute moccasins that she did the bead work on for my little! I knew I had this adorable tee-pee at my in-laws’ that the grandkids all love to play in! I just needed to wait for my husband to come and help since this little guy doesn’t sit still for very long! But he did amazing and was such a cute little indian! Now I know this kid just seems too pale to work for this shoot. But he is 1/16th Shoshone Indian! I say it counts! My cousin gave him the little nickname of ‘Little White Bear’, which is just perfect for him nowadays since he’s taken to bear crawling when he’s not on the carpet!
So I’m a few days behind! but I’ve been busy editing lots of great sessions! But I was able to get in a quick 11 month shoot of my little guy! He is EVERYWHERE these days! I’m about to nickname him Speedy Gonzales cause I’ll put him down and if I do any sort of task other than watching his every move, chances are I’m running after him to save him from pain or some other furry creature from pain. Any moment I’m not watching his every move, I’m either feeding this chubster or baby proofing! He’s crusin’ these days and will push off from surfaces, hang for a moment and then fall to the floor….good thing he’s not far from it! Walking is really just a matter of him realizing he can actually do it. And because walking will mean more independence from Mom, his severe attachment to me might buy me a couple more months! This exhausted mommy can only hope!!
A few of his favorite things: Mom (he’s a bit obsessed these days!), cars, balls, ears (yes, ears) and the color orange! He’s gravitated towards all things orange for the last several months! However, Sweet potatoes are a No-No food! All other food he LOVES!! Can’t you tell, my Tubby-Chubby loves food?! Oh and by the way, if he ever head butts you gently or not-so-gently, it’s actually his way of giving you some love!
I had the honor recently of photographing a family reunion for a great family that I’ve worked with before! It was a casual event but it was so wonderful to see this family play and converse. There were some really sweet moments that I was able to capture for them. Even though their whole family was unable to come together, I’m so glad they felt it was important to still document the occasion and get some great photos of those that were able to come!
Mr P came back for another session and he’s getting big! But still super adorable with those big blue eyes!
He really made me work for those smiles!
I think this one (bottom left) was my favorite! I just can’t get over his cute little smirk! And I absolutely love this (bottom right) one with his beautiful mom!
Last year, Julia Smith, the designer of Whimsey Lane Apparel, came to me with a new swimsuit design to add to her line for 2014. We lined up our wonderful model, Kim, and secured a great place for the photo shoot. We came away with so many cute shots, it was torture for me not to share them right away. But I didn’t want to leak the design before it went into manufacturing! It’s just not done! Then my little one started crawling around just as they came out of the factory, so I’m a little late with these, but I’m so excited to finally get to share them!
It’s called the Jane suit! They are all ready for ordering and in stock, but don’t wait too long! I saw on WL’s Facebook page today, that she teamed up with Today’s the Best Day for a 10% off your entire purchase! Go check out the great review, get your code and go check out the other super cute suits Julia has on her website. Also, all the photography you see on her site is mine! :D Yay!
Summer time is quite busy, going here and going there. Karate classes, swimming lessons, crawling baby (who is REALLY fast nowadays!) and adding beloved pets to the crew. I hope your summer is as exciting as ours has been! Or not! Maybe some non-excitement would be pretty awesome too! Staying home and chilling in the hammock outside with a tall glass of lemonade….*sigh* Maybe, I’ll have to save that for cooler days and when the kids are back in school during the baby’s nap time!
We recently took a trip down to New Mexico to see my family! And I wanted to share a few of the shots I took! The first two are near a sand dune just outside of Moab that we always stop at to give the kids a break from their restraints!
This is a shot (obviously from the highway) of Shiprock, New Mexico.
It’s been quite the wild ride we’ve gone through in the past 9 months, but we’re all the better for it! Especially this little guy who continues to amaze me and spread his happy personality everywhere we go! It warms my heart when people stop what they’re doing to come closer to see this happy baby! Sure it makes my errands take 30% longer….but it is so worth it to see the impact that this amazing little soul has on others. Even though he is a lot more work than the others were, he truly is my sunshine. All three of them are! I grow more and more in love with these 3 kids every day and I am so lucky to be their mama!
Yes, he is on the move! Not fully crawling just yet, but he sure gets around. Got to keep my eye on him always! If you look real close you can see that little tooth that caused mama to lose a month of good sleep!