“Be yourself..... Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe,
shine through in everything you do, every sentence you write, every photo you take.”

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Six Generation.......and it all began....

 It all began with this beautiful lady.......Six generations - she is the beginning......
If you look at my post from a couple weeks ago, you would have seen this lovely lady in a six generation photo I took.  Here are a few more from that session........ We were having a little fun with the pink boa but, I loved this pic - she looks so happy.

I wanted to do something a little different......all five generations holding baby Owen....all have played a part in who he is......he is another "beginning".......

A few more of my favorites from the session.....

Owen and his beautiful mommy....I love this pic - it is so typical, and so sweet - mommy talking to her baby.

I had lots of fun with this family.  They are such wonderful people and it is such an amazing feeling to be a part of documenting such a wonderful thing...

Babies are always special and Owen was certainly no exception.  He is so sweet.  His mommy wanted some of him sleeping and he would have none of that.  He wanted to be awake and see what was going on but, awake or sleeping they are awesome. 

Thank you again for such a memorable opportunity.....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beautiful Family Photos.....

Sorry for the late posting of this wonderful family.....Right after Christmas I had fun taking pics of this family.  Her son and son-in-law are in the military and would be leaving soon so they wanted a family photo before they leave.  I have been so busy posting that somehow this got missed in the postings but, they were just too awesome of a family not to share.  Thanks so much for having me take your pics....I enjoyed the morning with all of you......

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One More - Just for Fun......

One more....just for fun.  This fall we were at a wedding in the Madison area - pics were posted earlier of that beautiful event.  Anyway, we had a little extra time when there and we took a drive.  It was a beautiful day as you can see and the trees were just turning.  As we are driving down the road, I yell "Stop!"  Fortunately my husband is very used to me doing this and knows that when I yell that, it is typically because I see something I want to take a photo of.  This was so beautiful with the little church in the background......Brings back such wonderful memories of a beautiful wedding and an absolutely gorgeous fall day......I'm ready for spring!

A few sneak peeks - Kella!

Here are a few sneak peeks from my session yesterday.  Kella is turning two very shortly and I had fun taking her pics yesterday.  She is such a little peanut and I enjoyed spending time with her.  As you will see, she really liked my little horse. 
Thanks Kella and mom for allowing me to take her pics.  I had so much fun with both of you......  There will be a full blog post coming soon and also several other sneak peeks and posts that I am behind.  Busy, busy, busy......I will be spending the entire weekend editing so keep watching!

Just for Fun.....

I am not much for "New Year's Resolutions" but, one of the things I really wanted to do this year is take more photos of things other than clients......I love, love, love taking photos of children, people, weddings, etc. but, I also enjoy so many other things too....I always have my camera and am "snapping" but, I don't always post.  Last night as I was letting Annie out I noticed the moon and how beautiful it looked in the backyard.  Here is on the the photos I snapped! 

The only thing I really don't like about seeing the full moon in winter is.....that typically means cold, cold nights....and they are calling for -20 to -25 below wind chills this Friday and Saturday.  I guess my new snowshoes are going to have to wait.......

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Six Generations

If any of you saw my facebook post early yesterday morning, you saw I had a busy, busy weekend planned.  But, for those of you who know me......that is my "normal".  In addition to a couple of other photo sessions and a Christmas party at my house, I was honored by this family to be able to take a SIX GENERATION photo.  When I first posted on facebook that I was doing this, I had several people think I made a typo and thought it was a five generation.  As you may know, this is a rare occurrence.

Although the baby wasn't very enthused about having his picture taken, we were able to get a few.  He is such a sweet baby....I added an additional pic just of him from a session about a week ago.  I will be sharing more of that session in the days to come.

Thank you all again for giving me this wonderful opportunity.  I truly was honored to be a part of documenting something so wonderful!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Makenna - 3 year old - Sneek Peek

Today I had so much fun taking Makenna's 3 year old pics.  She is an absolute sweetheart.  Those big beautiful eyes of hers just melt your heart.  Here are just a few sneak peeks from today.  I will share more in a few days.....The last one is of Makenna and her brother Quinton......So sweet!  Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A few sneak peeks from today's session.....

Just a few sneak peeks from today's session....such a sweet little girl.  Full of energy and lots of smiles.  Thanks for letting me take her 1 year pics! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Beautiful Newborn.....

I have been so lucky to have several newborns to photograph lately and I have a few more coming this week.  Here are a few from one session.  She is a beautiful little girl and made me work.....She was very good but, just did not want to go to sleep.  So, we got several pics while she is awake and some when she finally decided it was time to take a nap.

Such a beautiful new family.....Thanks for letting me be a part of documenting these beautiful memories in your life! 
Can't wait to share some more from my next sessions....tomorrow I will be posting a family session!  I am really busy this week with shoots - a one year old, a three year old, a boudoir session, six generation, engagement session and more newborn sessions so keep watching.  I will be sharing lots of previews in the days to come!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Melissa and Gary - Engagement Session

Such an awesome couple!  They live in Texas and when they were home over the holidays I got the opportunity to do their engagement photos.  They are planning a New Years Eve wedding in Florida and I am lucky enough to be going there to take their wedding photos.    I sent their proofs to them in the mail and am thinking that was a mistake - I should have delivered them personally.  (It is below zero here with the wind chill and in the mid 70's where they live).....I think I messed up on that.....Delivery of a CD to Texas, that's a business expense - isn't it????

I loved so many of their pics - I had a difficult time deciding which ones to post (as I usually do). Let me know which are your favorites.  You can leave a comment by "clicking" on comments.  Another window will pop up for you to leave your comments!