Aside from my busy senior season being in full swing, I've been working on wrapping things up and making things extra pretty for my beautiful senior girls. It's finally coming together....take a peek!
20 September 2012
17 November 2011
Every year going into seven years now, we have taken our kids to the Country Mercantile for some fun pumpkin patch adventures. Like Kitana did as a child, Kieren enjoys it so much. The only difference is he's not dressed in everything princess and pink.
02 November 2011
My little Indian had such a fun Halloween. Forget the candy, he led us to every decorated house just for the scare. He even made new friends when he decided to join in a sword fight at a neighborhood bonfire. He's the brat of our little family, but he can be pretty darn cute when he wants to be.
10 October 2011
This was the first family session I had the opportunity to photograph with young children. I still remember how nervous I was, as I still do get with every session. I don't think it will ever go away-the nervousness. I went into the session with all sorts of ideas, from posing to fun and interesting ways of getting the kids' attention. As I tried to implement my ideas, I realized quickly into the shoot that what I had envisioned, wasn't going to happen. These kids, like most kids, have very little interest in taking pictures. I should have known since I have a little one of my own. And as my boy would say as he squints his eyes and makes a silly face, "Don do dat, mommy!" I quickly let go of the notion I had in trying to capture the "ideal" family portraits, and just let the family enjoy each other's company as if I wasn't there, and took whatever I could without frustrating the kids. Although I had an awesome time making new friends, I was a bit bummed walking away from the session with only one image of everyone looking into the camera. When I got home and looked closely through what I had captured, I was more than happy. The images I ended up with were better than what I had dreamed of or envisioned. I was able to capture the true essence of the family. The images were beautiful in so many ways, unique to them, and most importantly, the emotions were real.
26 September 2011
Darling doll face, Kindra. I love this little girl, she's so stinkin' cute! Whenever I go visit her mom, she never fails to bring me something to drink and shares lots and lots of tales. She's got quite the imagination and is the only four year old I know of that is four going on thirty. She never fails to play the perfect host to every guest in her home, and is the perfect little helper to her mom. She helps with cooking, cleaning, the dishes and you'll even see her clip and organize coupons all on her own without being asked. She is definitely an amazing little girl!
15 August 2011
I took this photo December of last year with my D90 and 50 1.4 and it's still one of my favorites of my little boy. Love him to pieces. He's beyond naughty, but you would never think it looking into his big beautiful eyes. I love waking up to them, and his smiley face. And yes, I'm one of those mothers that let my kids sleep in my room until they are ready to sleep alone. My sister says, "You are going to be a terrible empty nester!" You know what, I think she'll be right about that! Check out the other Beautiful Eyes entries on I Heart Faces.
07 June 2011
22 March 2011
My clever little boy, with the greatest imagination, may you keep on seeing the world, through your eyes with so much wonder, and heart with so much love.
Little boys come in all shapes and sizes,
Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,
With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,
Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.
They'll keep you so busy, and yet all the while,
Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.
And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy,
Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!
12 March 2011
I remember holding him for the first time, and as I gazed into his big, beautiful eyes, I felt nothing but an overwhelming sense of joy. He was so precious; perfect in every way. As he laid so peacefully in the warmth of my arms, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and breathed him deep into my soul. His essence was pure, and at that moment, it felt so heavenly. He was a gift. A gift from above. I remember thinking to myself, "Please, let him stay my sweet baby boy forever."
Years have passed, as I knew time would. And as each day passes, he continues to grow further and further away from being that tiny little baby he was. I still cling to that memory, that moment, like it was yesterday. And each day, I would breathe him in like I did before, while I watch him silently as he sleeps. Through that breath; that memory, that moment, that feeling crashes invitingly into my soul. Wrapped in the emotion, I lift my eyes, and there I'd see him, just the way that he was. My tiny baby boy, peacefully asleep in my arms.
Happy third birthday to my sweet baby boy!!
Happy third birthday to my sweet baby boy!!