Monday, September 28, 2009

7 1/2 months

This pregnancy has seriously thrown a big kink in my blogging, photography, and creativity. I have been in situations were I have wanted to sit my belly on the sideline :0). I have definitely felt more than a little awkward behind the camera.
Anyway I have been having contractions. Yeah! When I arrived at the hospital I was contracting every 2-3 minutes and thankfully the managed to get them to stop. However I am now officially on bedrest and am ordered to severly limit my activity; told to "just take it easy". I don't know how I can possibly do that with a toddler at home and a big kid that I pick up from school, but we will see.


We still don't know whether it is a boy or girl and I haven't been that anxious about it. Usually when I meet people on the street and they always ask when I'm due and what am I having. I always say the sex of the baby will be a surprise and usually I hear one of the two responses- either they couldn't wait or good for you! I feel strongly that we will be having another little girl. I am anxious to see and hold them, but thanks to this recent scare, I can definitely wait until late November or early December.
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Free Accordian Wallets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes, that's right! These babies are free with a booked photo session with me. You get 3 books to show off 10 pictures of your choice from your photo session. They fold easily and are actually wallet sized. This makes them easy to carry around in your purse or pockets. Also they stand alone and are great for sitting on desk tops. They are great as gifts (hint! hint!). The holidays are just around the corner. If you're interested contact me

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DSC00443(blog) This was the view in Maximo Park, the morning I was out shooting pictures of the accordian wallets.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This makes me smile!

I like portraits that you have everyone sitting and looking at the camera, but the ones that make me smile are portraits that when I look at them they evoke a memory or emotion. So while the following are not what you think of as "traditional" family portraits these are often the ones that make me smile.

This portrait reminds me of a conversation that I have about a million times a day with my toddler, Cailin. She points and says, "Look at that Mommy!"
I always respond and ask, "What do you see Cailin?"
She says, "A plane."
I always ask, "Where is the plane going?"
And without fail she always tells me the plane is going home. After all doesn't everyone always go home?

DSC00278(blog) This is Cailin's mad face. She gives this face when she is upset or when something is not going her way. Ariel and I then try to make her laugh.

DSC00241(blog) Cailin is such a touchy feely child. Even right now she is sitting next to me stroking my arm. She gives hugs and kisses all the time. Ariel is humoring her, but sometimes I hear her saying to Cailin, get off of me or quit touching me.

Now here they were supposed to be sitting down and smiling at me (the camera), but Ariel my true gymnast seized the moment to climb and hang. She can be found doing stuff like this all the time. She watches television upside down using the couch to stand on her head. And Cailin just tries to mimic her sister.
I'm printing this series of pictures and a few more as an accordian wallet, but more on that later.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Sweet Moment

Back in June, I went back to my hometown because my little cousin was getting married. I am editing pictures to create her a wedding album and just had to share this one. I think her look is so sweet. This was the moment were the Officiant asked them to join hands in preparation for saying their vowels. "Awwww" was the only thing that comes to mind. Congratulations Ashley!

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