Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish everybody a warm and happy Christmas this year. May Santa bring you all that you wish for!

Our Christmas tree this year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Cookie Craziness

Four children, four bowls of frosting, a dozen different types of sprinkles and four dozen cookies. If you add all of those together the results are the pictures below. Many bottles of sprinkles surrendered to the hands of small children, with much of the sprinkles ending up on the floor, but we had a lot of fun. Next year I am cutting out all circle cookies. Why? Because the cookies had so much frosting and sprinkles on them that by the time the kids were done, the shapes were unrecognizable! So next year, all circles. :o)

Care for some cookie with your sprinkles?

This blue thing was a candy cane shaped cookie. LOL

The finished product. Yum, right?

The cookie artists.

I'm quite certain that even though I cleaned for 45 minutes after they finished, I will still be finding sprinkles on the floor around Valentine's Day.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brotherly Love

Last week I had the pleasure of going out to the home of these two adorable brothers. We ended up taking an untraditional route to a portrait of them together, but I love how it turned out. I think it is more emotional and touching then the regular studio style shot. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

This little guy is so much fun! I have been photographing him since he was three months old. He is super sweet and has the best personality. He is a very happy baby and smiles constantly.

Here he is for his nine month session. I can't believe how big he is getting!

Just check out his eyes! I could just play with him all day long!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Portrait Time

Mom and dad brought their trio in for the annual Christmas picture. The kids did a great job! By the end the littlest was really showing how silly and fun she can be! We got a lot of beautiful shots of them together and I wanted to share my favorite.

Friday, December 5, 2008


Tonight I fell in love. I came home tonight exhausted yet full of energy. And it hit me. I am totally in love with what I get to do. I love that I can meet all of these wonderful children with so many different personalities. I love that I am allowed to capture these children exactly how they are, being exactly who they are. Capturing memories for their parents so that, in the future, they can remember who these children are, right now. Today. I love how real children are. I love that they are not afraid to be who they are. I love how they openly show their emotions. Children aren't afraid to show somebody that they love them. Nor do they hide when they are upset. They are real. And I love that. I am not in the business of capturing Hallmark pictures. I am here to capture children being children. I feel that tonight, I did just that.

I want to thank this family for welcoming me into their home tonight and sharing their children with me. I had a complete blast and I hope you did too! We caught some beautiful moments and a lot of personality. Here is a sneak peak! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Attacked at the Crayola factory

Sometimes you just have to laugh at what kids will do. My littlest, affectionately known as Chicken does the funniest, most unexpected things. Yesterday she came up to me looking like she was attacked at a Crayola factory. It started with her using a blue marker for lip gloss and then, well, I am pretty sure the picture explains it all.

Aren't kids fun! Luckily it was washable and just ran off her face after I dumped a bucket of water over her head in the bath. Otherwise she would of had an interesting day at school today I am sure.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well there. I said it! It's officially December! To get this month rolling, I'm sharing my children's Christmas card with you. If you are interested in booking a session and having personalized Christmas cards designed to share with family and friends there is still time! But hurry! The deadline for Christmas sittings is December 7th! I still have a few sessions left so call or email me today to reserve yours!