Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A birthday and a contest!

He's the big brother who LOVED posing for my  camera.  I LOVE those kinds of kids!!!

Baby J is the birthday boy! Don't you love his blue eyes!!

He wasn't quite sure he wanted to use his fingers to eat his make but Dora and Boots make it a little easier.

And now for the contest!  I've switched pages over on Facebook, from a traditional page to a business page.  As soon as I reach 100 "fans" we'll draw a winner.  And that winner gets to choose one of the following.

A very fun, NO SEW, tote bag  similar to the one above (I made this one last night at a great ladies night at a local church so some of you have already made your own) or....

a box of Cake Pops (made for our school fun night this past weekend).  This recipe is found over at Bakerella.  Mia and I have not reached Cake Boss status yet but we had fun making these and they're pretty yummy!   Who knows, if we get more fans, there may be another contest with BIGGER prizes!

Monday, March 29, 2010

More of Baby D

Here a few of my favorites from Baby D's 3 month shoot and her newborn shoot. She is such a sweet, content little baby. She made my job easy!




(what baby post is complete without a sweet baby feet shot?)

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweet Baby

Just one quick photo before I call it a night. I couldn't resist sharing this sweet face. More soon....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Friends and Neighbors

These were were a couple of the last family shoots I did before Christmas. The first one I had to travel all the way across the street to shoot. We love our neighbors!!

This one we had to travel just a little further down the road for but my lovely assistants (aka: my girls) always love to come and try to make their friends laugh.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Crazy, colorful FUN!

Those are just 3 of the words I could use to describe this great family! 

(I just can't seem to get caught up but yet don't want to skip these fun shoots that happened oh, so long ago, too! So bare with me as we re-visit a beautiful December day and my afternoon with the Likkel Family.)

We started off with some casual shots in the house. Love this one of Traci and her boys (well,all but one)

I'm really not a cat lover but when he hopped in front of my camera and posed so nicely, really, how could I resist?

Then we headed outside.  It was sunny but really cold and really windy!

Putting their heads together, deciding what to try next.

Ah, a pyramid....perfect!  Started out strong, but you can already see Sam making his move, Jack's ready to go on the defensive and the 3 on the bottom are completely oblivious to what's coming their way.

Love it!  Hanging with these guys is always a great way to spend the afternoon!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The winter that wasn't

For those of us in the Pacific Northwest the day back in December when this photo was taken was about the only snow we had all year and today the sun is popping out and the temps are threatening to warm up again.

But there's a couple fun things about this picture that I want to share with you because it proves that family pictures do not have to be a hard, painful, experience.  :)

1.) Impulsive, quick shoots are good! Gary, Michelle and Marissa had literally arrived home from the airport less than a half an hour before we took this picture.
2.) A shoot doesn't have to last a long time! We were done in less than 10 minutes and got a fun family picture.  Plus, the snow was starting to turn slushy and our window of opportunity was quickly escaping.
3.) Tell the photographer what YOU want!  Michelle has been saving this red chair for THIS day, a day with snow on the ground and in the trees, so we could throw it outside and do a fun family shoot on it.
4.) Call today to schedule your shoot! Whether it's for your kids or your whole family, I'm scheduling for spring and summer and would love to hear from you! (