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Mr A’s Smash Cake Session

September 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

This was the first Smash Cake Session I have done, it’s only appropriate that it was for my own little guy! I planned on having a professional make the cake for us, but funds were running low and I just couldn’t justify spending $40 on a gorgeous cake that my baby was just going to smash up! Plus, it’s full of sugar that he doesn’t really need right?! He ADORES watermelon and I had thought at one point to sub a watermelon in the place of a cake. Though the more I thought about it….I was worried that it wouldn’t have the same impact, or that the watermelon wouldn’t be easily grabbed at, then he’d lose patience and the shoot would be over. That kids LOVES food and if it’s in front of him and not getting in his mouth one way or another, he certainly lets the world know he is unhappy! I mean look at that chunk!! It takes a lot to maintain it! So I ended up with a cake after all. Maceys Groceries actually will make free 5″ cakes for your 1 yr old! They will decorate it though, which was great but I wanted a certain color theme. My little guy loves the color orange so I wanted an orange and blue theme. In came my mother-in-law to the rescue! She makes amazing cakes for each of our birthdays. I didn’t want to ask her to make it because she was getting ready for a songwriter’s conference in Ohio. But she volunteered to make the fondant dots for me and put them on and even added a layer!! (Awww! Sweet lady! She’s the greatest Mother-in-law ever! I’m very lucky!)

Cake = Check, 1-year = Check, Photographer = Check! Venue….I was nervous enough about having to clean up a baby from all the cake…cleaning cake out of my carpet just didn’t seem fun! My studio flooring might get stained. Shower curtain? Perhaps….but I thought with these gorgeous days why not just do it outside! So we found this great little spot with this whimsical hill in the background! And the following is what we got from all that! The cute plush props and hat were given to my baby from his Auntie in NM! I just LOVE the little plush camera! It’s perfect!

I definitely had a blast with the Smash Cake session! I adore my kiddos!

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J Family Portraits

September 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

I love meeting new people and getting to know them and their families! I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful family this week! They all were so fun to work with. I very rarely get to work with teens, but they were so awesome to work with! One little highlight of this session was that they brought their dog, Mia! She was a peach! But didn’t like when we took pictures without her! The light was absolutely gorgeous throughout this entire session! I really look forward to working with this great family again!

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A Family Portraits

September 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I’ve said it before; one of the best compliments you can give me is to keep coming back to me for your family portraits! And I am honored to be able to provide this beautiful family with their portraits again! It’s so fun to see these kids getting bigger and bigger every time we get together!

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Fall Petite Portrait Promotion

August 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

HappyfallIt’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!

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Mr M turns 7!

August 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

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

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Little White Bear

August 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

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!

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The H Family Portraits

August 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Isn’t this an amazingly beautiful family!?! I have the pleasure of being related to these gorgeous souls!

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Mr A is 11 months!

August 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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!

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The B Family Reunion

August 6, 2014 at 9:41 pm

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!

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Mr P is 10 months!

August 6, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Mr P came back for another session and he’s getting big! But still super adorable with those big blue eyes!

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 He really made me work for those smiles!

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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!

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