Saturday, April 30, 2011

My boys... again!

We went to the park to feed the ducks today, which was thrilling for the little guy. There was also a fun diversion in a field of dandelions.

My boys

Just a little evening book time on the couch.

Taken Friday 4/29

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh boy!

Had another newborn boy this morning - SO cute. He had a very proud big brother... got some sweet shots of the two of them together, too. Just starting to edit, but liked this one. What a face!

Mommy and Me

Taken Wednesday, 4/27

I thought I'd stick with the Moms theme going on this week. Had a very nice family session last night with 2 adorable little brothers.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother's Day is coming...

I had 7 mini sessions tonight (!) and most were of the kiddos only, but I loved this shot of pretty Mommy & Baby Jack.

Monday, April 25, 2011

It's good to be me

It was in the mid-70s today!

Short-overalls? Check.
Barefoot on the deck? Check.
Delish snack? Check.

An egg hunt, of course

Taken Sunday, 4/24

What else could I have taken pictures of on Easter Sunday?

A good old fashioned "Mom shot" - nothing spectacular, but I LOVE it.


Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

Easter Boys

Taken Saturday, 4/23

We spent the weekend with my parents - here are Esch & William after the country club's egg hunt. The day started out rainy and cool, but the afternoon ended up being beautiful.

Good Friday, indeed!

Taken Friday 4/22

I spent Good Friday "playing" with 2 brand new babies at their newborn sessions. It was a great day. This is Baby Lucas (in a hat I made - hooray)!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Mini Session

More fun shoots in the bluebonnets (?)... this is a little girl in our playgroup! I think she's beautiful.

I have hundreds of photos to edit!

Taken Thursday, April 21

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bluebonnets... in PA?!

We lived in Austin, TX for 3 years, and each April there is a crazed rush as everyone gets bluebonnet pictures 9which is the state flower) with their kiddos. It's a big deal down there. Well, who knew that a park down the road has a beautiful field of similar (Daddy thinks maybe these are bluebells?) flowers... I was so excited!

I have some sessions there coming up, so I took William tonight to test out the light. I'll be saving the best ones for his grandparents, but here was a cute outtake. Can't wait to edit these. It was gorgeous.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Getting there...

A few feet from this sad-looking weed were bright yellow dandelions - Spring is here. It's still cool out today, but really hoping we turn the corner soon!

Saturday, April 16th


We spent a nice afternoon at our dear friends' house and got to meet their new baby girl. Good memories of many weekend days and nights spent together, enjoying things like this yummy homemade mojito with basil from their garden and fresh fruit.

I didn't take my camera on the trip, so I used someone's Iphone to snap this. Couldn't break my 365 streak!

Friday, April 15th

Had to take a quick snapshot in the a.m. before I left for the airport - went to Austin for the weekend, and W was lucky enough to have his Grandparents stay with him! I missed this little face so much over the 2 nights that I was gone (my longest time ever away from him).

Thursday, April 14, 2011

William in Real Life

Taken Wednesday, 4/13

Another crazy day on Wednesday without any good camera time (all Photoshop time). Snapped this one during breakfast - crumbs all over his chair, his cute little PJs.

William's first photo

So proud of my little artist. It has been a CRAZY week. Editing 6 sessions I had between Friday and Monday, William had his first (THREE HOUR!) allergist appointment, my Mom was here last night, and Esch's parents are coming today. Tomorrow I leave for Austin, TX.

In any case, life got in the way of my 365 blog this week. Late Tuesday night I realized, OH NO! I hadn't taken a single photo all day. At 9:46 p.m. I took this single shot - a picture of a picture. Earlier in the day William had snagged my cell phone and I heard the "camera" snapping away. He took about 10 pictures of his feet and the floor as he ran around with it, pushing buttons. I think this particular photo is of his finger and little socked foot.

So here is it, without further ado: William Wesley's first masterpiece. I love it.

Taken Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday Boy!

This little guy is turning one this weekend and we had fun with a cake smash shoot today.

What a (great) mess!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Little Pout

I got to shoot TWO newborns today. It was insanity, but it was also wonderful.

Above is Miss Juniper, sweet as pie.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

...MY Heaven

It's been a really long weekend and it's only Saturday... another long day tomorrow. So for me, this little moment tonight before W's bedtime was appreciated even more than usual. Fresh out of the bath, damp hair, smelling sweet, book time with Daddy. Happy 17 month birthday, lovie!


Meet beautiful new baby Tyler (6 days old). Still editing, but had to share this one on the 365. Spent FIVE hours with him (!)

(Taken Friday 4/8)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Aw, MOM!

Played with the remote for a minute today... surprisingly the focus was not too bad. Had to use kisses to keep my little subject in the right spot!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Flower Picking

Today couldn't have been prettier. This was taken almost exactly at noon, which is just about the worst natural lighting possible - direct, harsh, overhead with strong shadows. Crazy pollen particles in the breeze. Who cares, though... this little guy picked his Mommy a flower for the first time, and nothing else really mattered.

In fact, I can't choose just one favorite today. A few minutes later:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


X is for xylophone.

There's a weekly "alphabet challenge" on a photo message board, and today was stumping me until I glanced into William's toy basket. Not sure if I liked the editing here (was trying something different to spice up a pretty bland shot). Oh well! It's pouring rain in true April Showers fashion outside, so at least it's colorful!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

... that's what little girls are made of.

Or so they say.

My little sous-chef was "helping" me in the kitchen today. Sure, allspice would be delicious in our pasta. Thanks, buddy.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Cake

Got to shoot a 1st birthday party today, and there are lots of fun shots, but I especially like this little profile of Miss C. enjoying her cake (which she ate very daintily, barely getting any icing on herself at all).

Friday, April 1, 2011

My April Fool

Oops. Today was busy, just have a "Mom shot" for this April Fools' Day.
P.S... Mother Nature, your joke (SNOW on 4/1) was not appreciated!