Tagged with: ‘2012’

Inventory Special!!

January 26, 2013

Past clients you don’t want to miss out on this special deal!  I am working on clearing out my hard drives from the past few years, so I am passing along some special savings to you:) If you are interested in ordering a disc from your session contact me before February 15, 2013.  After that your files will all go into archive and will incur a fee to recover.

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Ashley: expecting

January 3, 2013

Here we are in a brand new year with our hearts and minds full of visions of fresh starts and blank slates…and my head is spinning like crazy. I have so many ideas and goals swimming around in there, that sometimes I feel like my poor head is going to explode.  Thankfully, all that chaos isn’t painful like a headache, but aching with the urge to share a million new things I want for myself, my family and business in this new year. And thankfully,in the midst all the hoopla in this brain of mine, I still have the little voice telling me it’s okay to take one thing at a time…and furthermore, that just might be the only way I will ever make sense of it all and eventually be able to share with you. I suppose that is my resolution for this year: one thing at a time. And for me it only makes sense that the first thing I share with you this year is the meat and potatoes of my business and what I love to do….photography. And how fitting for this to be a session that revolves all around new beginnings, with the freshest start any of us could ever have: new life.

I first met Ashley a little less than a year ago when her husband coached my little guy in Tee-ball. Turns out my Colby and her Peyton are besties on their bus rides to school and when they see each other at recess. Not to mention, the house fills with screeches of laughter and tales of superheroes during playdates. Now Peyton is patiently waiting for his first ever sibling, and I could not be happier for this little family. Just a few more weeks and little brother, Zachary, will be making his own special mark on this world <3

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Ashley, Miles and Peyton…I am so excited for all of you! Wishing you peacefulness through the next two weeks and a safe and smooth delivery.  I hope you love your sneak peek and am looking forward to meeting the little one<3

Okay, so I know that posting just one pic of my newest sweet niece on my facebook page was a HUGE tease!  Now it’s only fair that I follow up with a few more….and since it is her momma’s birthday, a sneak peek is perfect for today:)  Now Nina wasn’t due to arrive for another couple days, but God had other plans for her.  Her teeny tiny self arrived just one day before Thanksgiving weighing in just six pounds and one ounce. She may be tiny, but I have a feeling her personality will be might big:)

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Congratulations Lauren and Mike, and welcome to this world Miss Nina! And I can’t forget…Happy Birthday, Laur!  Love to you all<3

So, every year I have a few last minute seniors. No biggie….only, this one was super last minute. As in her deadline is tomorrow!!!  Crazy, right? Well, maybe….but when you are this photogenic, who the heck cares.  There really are some people who make my job seem pretty easy;)

Meet Olivia.

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Evelyn: 6 months

November 25, 2012

Last weekend I got to spend a little time with sweet little Evelyn. Ev’s mommy and daddy are longtime friends of my youngest sister and her hubby, so this session was a gift from them:)  Six month sessions are a bit difficult to plan since so many babies at this stage are so different from one another. They can’t always sit up, some are still teething and are a bit cranky, and then some are crawling all over the place!  Luckily, I am more of a “go with the flow” type photographer and I truly believe that a little playtime leads to some really fun photos.

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Of course, babies can get a bit tired from too much play.  But in all honesty, Evelyn had the best pouty face ever!!

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Helen, Brian and Miss Evelyn, thanks for letting me spend a little time hanging out.  Hope you love these…there are many more to come:)

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I am to the point now where m brain cannot wrap itself around how many times I have photographed this family. And even better…it is still just as much fun as it was our first session. I think too many times too many of us take for granted life as it is right this very moment. It doesn’t matter what your current hair color is, the number your scale blares at you, or even your current family dynamic….the important thing is to just live in the moment. I am so grateful that I have been able to capture so many memories for Amanda and her boys and I look forward to many many more years doing just that:)

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I don’t even know where to start with this post, other than I am beyond excited to meet my newest nephew or niece. And to make things even more exciting, Lauren is the last of my three sisters to be expecting.  So while she has been the most amazing aunt to her nieces and nephews, it feels like we are welcoming her into a special “mommyhood club” icon smile Lauren + Michael...and Bauer, too! : expecting

Lauren and Mike, you two are going to be amazing parents and I cannot wait to meet our newest family member!  There is nothing more fun, crazy, scary and rewarding than raising a child.  Just when you think you have got a good handle on things they will surprise you with their own ideas, and even though it will drive you a little crazy. it will make you love them that much more.

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Yes.Yes. and Yes!  Back to blogging seniors icon smile Monmouth Academy | Class of 2013: Sara  Well, one for now anyway.

I had such a great afternoon meeting Sara and her mom, especially when it came to that perfect golden light from the setting sun. Oh, and one of my favorite go-to locations to top it all off! Sara is super photogenic and completely willing to pose however, try new things and yes climb on pretty much anything. Fearless and fierce. You will go a long way in this world, my dear…and I wish you the best of luck with all of it<3

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It seems that in my personal life I have been given nothing but bad news lately.  Amazingly, it has not even come close to throwing me into a heavy emotional whirlwind…and there is no doubt in my mind that that is thanks in part to the opportunity to work with such amazing seniors this season!

Earlier this week, I met up with Heidi and her family. Now, when I say family I mean it. Mom, Dad, brother and their two dogs. Mom was there ’cause well, that’s what moms do. Brother was there to hop in a shot or two, as Heidi had done the same for his senior session. And dad was there to help wrangle in the dogs. The cutest (and chubbiest) labs <3 Thanks to each and every one of you for a really fun session. It was great meeting you all:)

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I was so lucky to have Kayla as one of my senior reps this year. She is such a “real” person. She has her own unique style, stays true to who she is and is one of the sweetest girls I have ever met.

During our final session, I also learned that she is a terrible speller…which meant that this shot HAD to be taken. And while most teenage girls would’ve rolled their eyes at mom dishing out her secret, Kayla giggles and admits that she didn’t know there was an “o” is serious:) I love this girl!

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Since Kayla’s first session was at the beach earlier this spring, it was only fitting that we chose a location that was pretty much a 180 degree turn from the ocean. I am pretty sure there isn’t a location in this world that I couldn’t photograph this girl in though….she is too stinkin’ cute!

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But you wanna know the real reason why we chose this location? Graffiti. Yep, Kayla’s request and I had the perfect fit for her. No worries, that can of spray paint in her hand…promise, it was only a prop. This gorgeous wall was someone else’s handiwork….and well, it was perfect:)

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Kayla, I hope you have a blast your senior year. You have been so much fun to work with and I only wish you the brightest and most colorful of futures <3