Wednesday, October 14, 2009

::professional printing::

Hi friends...I'm so excited to say that I've found an online professional printing lab that I REALLY like and have started using for my sessions. Just a few aspects of this lab that I'm super excited about:
::tons of size variety from wallet size all the way to 30x40, lots of fun album options, proof books, and gallery wraps::
::GREAT price and quality...and I do mean GREAT! They even off stunning metallic printing, a type of finish that really makes color and detail POP! I plan on ordering most of my large prints on this paper. I have sample 8x10s if you'd like to see::
::quick shipping...because who wants to wait?::
::image hosting, so hopefully I can eventually start using this website to send to clients so they can purchase prints directly from the website::

Let me know if you want to see price sheets or sample you can tell I'm pretty pumped to finally have this printing company as an option. I really want to be able to offer clients the best possible images and printing is a HUGE part of that!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

::Tis Almost the Season::

Don't panic! There's lots of time left until Christmas...but now that fall is upon us, its time to start pulling out the address book and updating your Christmas card list. Time to plan your matching satin and velvet outfits, checking out for your fabulous family picture card, and scratching out the rough draft of your family update letter. I have lots of availability starting after October, so let me know if you're interested in having a family picture for your Christmas Card 2009 ed. I'll meet you in front of your fireplace :)
::email address is ::

Just for fun...a few of my favorite online card stores...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

::Happy Birthday, Lily!::

My dear friend Brooke asked me to help take pictures at her daughter's 6th birthday party months ago and I was WAY too happy to oblige mah-self.  Not only do I have a not-so-secret crush on her sweet sweet family, but who can turn down an invite to a carnival themed 6th birthday party?! Not having been around many 6 year olds, I forgot how much flipping fun they are! Such joy and unbridled love for each other and everything in their little world! I could go on for awhile about how much fun I had...but instead how about I just show you! I think I almost maxed out the number of images you can even put on a single blog post!!

detail shots for Brooke...she always puts SO much effort into making creative and beautiful birthday cakes for her kiddos. this year Lily got one big flower cake and lots of little dragonfly cupcakes. colorful and!
carnival games in eager anticipation of small children to play!
is that the face of a birthday girl on her big day or what?!
love her butterfly clip. the girl knows how to accessorize!
Brooke's mom brought a HUGE bunch of beautiful balloons! the most perfect grandma i think any girl could ask for
I think this picture just sums Brooke up so well: so happy and carefree...beautiful mother

a little DOF just for you, Brookie
this series almost makes me tear up with its sheer cuteness. Max is one of the cutest little guys...and I just love the interactions between him and the guys in their family.

craft table
Brooke had a great playlist for the afternoon. I think Lily is dancing to Sound of Music here. Reason #28374 i love her. She just dances to the soundtrack of her own life :)
game time!

at some point a girl is just SICK of gettin her picture taken. priceless, Lil!

little girls are the sweetest!

it was so precious how they all congregated further back in the woods to enjoy their dragonfly cupcakes...
how sweet is this little miss?
Maxo goin in for more cupcake

Alberta, the tank of a dog, enjoying some birthday cake too
Berenstain Bairs and too much birthday fun...
oh the victory of the birthday gifts
more DOF and detail for Brooke. there were so many pretty and colorful details!
I think this pretty much sums up Brooke and her husband Josh. I love to see grown ups flirt!

{sigh!} What a FUN day! This afternoon was so full of color and laughter and hugging. These are the kinds of things I hope I'm up to the task for if the Lord provides us with children in our future. Special moments that celebrate life and joy in such simple and thoughtful ways.  I truly hope for Lily that as she grows up she remembers these beautiful childhood memories.

Monday, October 5, 2009

::Girls in White Dresses::

"...with blue satin sashes..." sing it with me, friends! this family just made me so happy! I work with Danielle, and her mother had made beautiful white dresses for the three generations of girls in her family.  Her daughter, Serena is such a beautiful little girl and we just had a perfect day for the pictures.  Serena totally loved the pond full of ducks too. 

3 generations together!

Grandma love

don't you love her tiny pearls? she picked them out herself. classy lady!

sigh...beautiful moment

one...two...three...SWING! (doesn't every kid love this game?)
pretty white shoes all in a row
Well besides singing "The Sound of Music" for the rest of the day, this was definitely a fun first for me to shoot three generations of pretty pretty girls! Clean white shoes, lovely blonde hair, tiny girl pearls...these are a few of my favorite things!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

::little man layton::6months::

I really do have the most handsome godson ever! Layton is growing into such a big boy...he has the sweetest little giggle, and his mommy and daddy just ADORE him! It was pretty hot and humid outside the day of our shoot, but Layton managed to pull his coy smile enough to get plenty of happy-boy shots.  Love you, LJ!!
it took a team effort from Shel and JJ to get some big laughs...i love how sweet this family is.

so serious chillin in the grass

"guys seriously with the camera again?"
i just love his kissable cheeks!
perfectly round baby head
happy family!
this one just cuts me up! i think he'll be making this face again in 15 years or so...
shy little grin

Layton has the clearest blue eyes, just what Shel wanted :)
Its no news to Jeremy and Shelly that they have such a little stud on their hands...I just love watching him grow and change so fast! Smooches from Auntie Megs!