Archive for March, 2008

just because….

March 31, 2008
i couldn’t wait

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this is all i have edited so far, needless to say, i’m very excited:)

but seriously, how could i have gone wrong? all three of them look like models…..ya? we had the best time, this was our first location. this is in a field with all these old cars that are rusted out. my dad has done some pretty neat landscape stuff there and as soon as i saw his pictures i knew we had to go there. i have an insane amount of pictures to go through, but i know the three of them are probably anxious (so was i:) so here you go joey, jess, and kylie, there are TONS more to come!

a preview….

March 30, 2008
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i am having a great trip! the seminar that i attended lst night with danielle was amazing:) such great information, and most of it dealt with bellies and babies! the photographer did a live newborn session on the stage for us to watch. it was so informative. and how perfect that i got to meet my good friend, tina’s, new little one this afternoon! matthew edward helzer. a perfect baby boy:) this is the only image that i have edited from the visit, and i’m SO excited about the rest of them!!!
i also had three senior sessions this morning. i had such a great time with my sister, joey, and kylie:) they are so much fun, and we laughed pretty much the entire 6 hours! needless to say, i have plenty of work to take home with me, and there will be many posts in the upcoming week documenting my weekend away.
tomorrow, i have set aside some emma time, since we won’t be here for her birthday:( but i can’t wait to just have some girl time with her! i am missing my boys, though…it’s weird to talk to them on the phone, since i am usually the one coaching them on the other side while they talk to someone else. i am missing them terribly, and as much fun i am having, i can’t wait to see them tomorrow night:)

off to cali…

March 28, 2008
that’s right, i’m heading of to california today…by myself! i’m excited, but i’m starting to feel a bit of anxiety over leaving my boys:( it’ll be good for all of us, though! tonight i’m attending a photography seminar in sacramento with danielle, and tomorrow, i am booked with photo sessions! i should go, i need to finish packing, and get ready to head to the airport.
i’m sure i will have plenty to share when i get back, but for now i will leave you with a couple pictures of my boys on easter:
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a few of my favorites from the big family session i had on saturday. the weather was perfect, and the kids did great:) what more could you ask for? and that little jack….as soon as i saw the door i had to take his picture in front of it:)

nyomi…

March 25, 2008
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nyomi is seriously one of the MOST beautiful newborns i have ever seen! oh my goodness…
i’m having so much fun with all of the bellies, and now babies that are coming my way!
photographing newborns has it’s challenges, but when you throw three more little ones into the mix, it can get a little crazy!

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i’m thinking that i need some practice in the area of newborns with siblings area, but i’m happy with the way they turned out. all four of them were great, and i couldn’t ask for a more beautiful bedroom as a back drop. i hope you love them tamar!

our favorite game…

March 21, 2008
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this is the best game ever! eli got it for his birthday from his aunt theresa.
it’s a game that he can play without me helping him, and he usually beats me fair and square:)
he’s really starting to read, and it’s fun to hear him sounding words out to himself when he thinks no one is listening! my little boy is growing up, i just hope that i can keep up with him:)
oh, and this game, it’s a must if you have little ones!
on st. patrick’s day, my neighbor joanne’s little one, brandon requested to have an impromptu party. how could she refuse? she called shannon and i (we all live in the neighborhood) and we got our little leprechaun’s together and went over:) she had asked me to come up with some type of clover hat, and as you can see, the kids seemed to like them! she had cupcakes with green frosting, and that’s all that is really needed to have a party, right?
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as far as a our house, the floor is underway:)
i took this about an hour ago, and now the living room is about halfway done! i’m SO excited, i love it, and i can’t wait to see it with the trim up!
i got myself a new microfiber mop today, and i’ve been sweeping the little strip of flooring that is already down , over and over again…i know i’m a dork, but i’m just so darn excited! eric said he just hopes that i’m always going to be that excited to sweep it!!
isn’t he cute, acting like he’s working all hard, or something:)

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i hope to post more pics as we progress!

a sneak peek for ayn…

March 18, 2008
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i had the honor of photographing this beautiful mommy-to-be on saturday morning.
i had such wonderful time capturing these images! while editing the first one, i actually teared up, she just seems to exude joy, doesn’t she? her and her husband have such a beautiful home, and i’m so happy to have been given the opportunity to help document this time for them.
thanks ayn and albert, i hope you love them!

Nyomi Jewel Schrater

March 18, 2008
this is tamar’s new baby’s name…i’m supposed to take her pictures on friday, so i’m sure i will be posting some more of her beautiful little face:) i also had a great session on saturday that i will get up soon, in the mean time, our house is a construction zone! things have been turned upside down, we are putting new floors in throughout the house, and painting out all of our trim. eric is set on doing it ALL THE RIGHT WAY, which means painting ceilings, and all the walls, filling holes, and some minor dry wall work before the flooring goes in. i know i will be glad that we did all of this when it’s done, but living like this with the boys is not easy! they are being troopers, for sure, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy:) we haven’t had carpet for almost a week, and all of my living room furniture is in the kitchen (except for the couch). so we’ve been walking around on subfloor. it hasn’t been too bad, since eric replaced all of it last week, so it’s new. but i can’t wait for the finished product! vintage chesnut wide plank floor throughout, and newly painted white trim…it’s a dream! so here’s a random picture of eric securing the sub floor in earlier last week, and one of each of the boys taken at the same time. i’m going to try and be better at taking pictures as we continue the process, but for some reason, between the boys and trying to help eric, i seem to have my hands full…

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on a side note, dylan fried our tv yesterday, i wasn’t in the room, but eric and eli are saying flames shot out the back…i’m not sure i believe it was dramatic as they described it, but either way, it doesn’t work any more. with everything we are doing, a new tv is NOT in the budget, so we are tv free as of yesterday. not such a big deal, it’s just raining outside, the boys are crazy, as is our house, and some toon time today would have been nice….

robin red breast…

March 12, 2008
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we spotted this little visitor on our front lawn hunting for worms. by the time i grabbed my camera and switched lenses, it had flown up into our tree, and posed for it’s close up. i have tried to get a shot of one of these beautiful little birds for a couple of weeks now, but by the time i’ve gotten my camera, they are always gone. not today though. and i’m glad. the tree has started blossoming, and the sky is blue. a perfect sign of spring:)