“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, February 20, 2011

Such a wonderful family!!

Recently I had the great pleasure to take family photos for this wonderful family.  I have always wondered what it would be like growing up in a large family.  Although my husband has seven brothers and sisters and over the years they have truly become like my own brothers and sisters, I always kind of wondered what it would be like to grow up with all those siblings.  When I had the opportunity to work with this family, they let me take part in their family and capture their personalities for a bit and find out what it is like.  They were so loving and wonderful.  I was so honored to be a part of their time....one of their sons was home on leave from the military (he is stationed in Iraq  and hopefully he will be able to look at these soon) and another son lives in New York and was on vacation spending time with his whole family while his brother was home.   I know how difficult it is to get a small family organized and ready for photos, a larger family makes for a much more difficult time that all can get together and get their photos taken.  I cannot thank them enough for allowing me to capture some memories for all of them.  You were all awesome and I enjoyed it tremendously.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Something A Little Different......

I thought I would share something a little different today.  If you have seen this poster around town or in school, you may have wondered where the casino is.....  (I have gotten that question a few times).  Several weeks ago, I was asked to do a poster for the Medford Gymnastic team.  They had a vision - they wanted a casino theme with the slogan - "We're flipping for a chance....".   Well, since we are short on casinos in Medford and I really didn't think we could convince all those parents to let me take a bus load of students to a casino somewhere, we had to be a little more creative.  So, photoshop here we come!  Nearly every person on the poster is a separate photo.  Although, I really thought about a quick trip to Vegas to take a photo of a Casino I liked, I couldn't quite pull that off.  So, I had to create my casino from other photos of casinos, slot machines, game tables, etc and  "layered" them together to create this large poster.   Each person or element is a separate layer.....quite a project but, so much fun!

I had a a great time working with this group and creating the poster.   They were an awesome bunch and we had a blast taking all the pics.  Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Newborn Boy....

Well, I am behind with blogging again!  But, I have been spending so much time editing pics, I just haven't had time to post.  Lots of sessions and having so much fun.  This little bundle of joy was no exception.  He is a precious newborn that I was so lucky to spend some time with.  Thanks mom and dad for sharing him with me for a bit......I can't wait to do his next session and start documenting his storyboard......

As always.....I love to hear comments so please let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sugar and Spice and all that's nice......

Just a few more from three sessions I finished up recently.  As always, I am a little behind in my blog posting and need to "catch up". 

A friend of mine commented a few days ago that all of the children I have taken photos of are so darn cute.  She is right!  These four are no exception and the best part is that they have all been so sweet to work with.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Just one......for now......

I have been busy, busy, busy lately. But, that is normal and I love it.  I have  been spending lots of time taking photos, editing and ordering.....  I have had several Boudoir sessions and some of the people have given me permission to share one or two with you which I will be doing after Valentines day (most of the pics are for their significant others for that reason) so, those will be coming.  In the meantime, I have lots of beautiful pics to share with you.  Tonight......just one.  (I had a root canal this morning and I am feeling kind of ......yucky!)  Anyway, here is a photo from a shoot earlier this week.  Two absolutely beautiful little girls.  Baby turned one month old today and her big sister is 4.  I had so much fun with them and I thought this picture was so sweet. 
I will have more from this shoot and several others in the next few days....I promise!  But, for now, you can enjoy this beautiful moment with Marlee and Brynlee.....