Thursday, June 16, 2011

Expecting the unexpected....

Babies are blessings from God, although sometimes they come at unexpected times. However cute and lovely they may be, they do some amazing things to our bodies.  It's becoming more and more common to document these changes.  I had the oppurtunity to do this session and I am amazed at the outcome.

I don't generally like to toot my own horn..but in this case I feel like I captured in a wonderful way exactly what we were looking for. Although this session was scheduled and cancelled numerous times, when we least expected it is when we had the opportunity. So we seized the moment and I was able to create these Amazing Images that she will one day be able to share with her baby.

In the words of the man who holds her heart.....She is the sexiest pregnant lady he has ever seen ;)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blast from the Past

I've been doing some digging into my older hard drives.  I've been taking a real hard look at the types of images I produce.  I realized that I, like most Photographers, pick out my favorites from a session, then I walk away. I am quite happy about what I've chosen and consider them to be the best.

However, If you know me at all you'll know that I'm shutter happy ;) so there are quite a number of images are taken during a session.  These cameras shoot alot of frames per second so it's easy to get a ton of images. So what happens to the ones that you don't "choose" you ask? Well....they sit on a hard drive hoping to be discovered someday.  =)

I was choosing some images and screen sharing with my good friend and Designer Manda Koolis and she discovered a session that I had barely touched. It was a few years back so they were buried pretty deep. I am constantly taking images and editing so it's the rare occasion that I am looking into a different year's files. When she asked "Why aren't those on your website?" I said....hmmm..."that's a good Question".

I realized then, that some of these amazing images hadn't even been edited. Well I think it's about time they were discovered and Shared.....So here they are.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.  Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Baby turned 7....

My Baby Boy turned 7 this weekend. He is a big boy now. We are saving his big birthday celebration for the end of the month since all our family will be visiting. However in order to make the day special we baked a cake, put a few candles on it, and sang happy birthday anyway =)  We also gave him a birthday present as well.  He now owns a skateboard. Yikes!!  No worries though,  he's covered in protective gear from head to toe ;)

To My surprise he told me that what he really wanted was a BABY BROTHER!!!  Triple YIKES!!!! know as a mom, I really want to give the kid what he wants...but Ummmm "NO!" "Sorry!!" "That's not gonna happen!"  Daddy's response to that was "How about a FISH" jajajajaja!!!!

I guess he'll just have to be satisfied with the family birthday party and maybe a pet fish...LOL

Anyway, in light of his Birthday I wanted to share some images.  I take his picture every year for his birthday (and even when it's not, really).  Please note...He was a big inspiration for me to study Photography and you'll notice the difference in the earlier scanned images. The first image was actually a film camera...
He's eating his 1st Birthday cake and really enjoying it.
His 2nd Birthday was a Nemo Themed Birthday Party and he got to be a Birthday Prince.

Birthday #3 was a firefighter birthday party.

By the Time he turned 4 I don't quite remember the birthday party as much as I remeber following him around with a camera constantly ;) BOY was he cute...ketchup on the face and all.
When he Turned 5, I was experimenting with Studio Lighting I was taking soooo many that I just found this gem the other day when I was looking through my files. And Yes the watermark is new, Not from when he turned 5 ;)

He is a ham, this was on his 6th birthday and by now he is a pro in front of my camera. We had cupcakes in the shape of a 6 this year. They were yummy. 
Here is his 7th Birthday Picture...He now has his two adult front teeth....but he is still all the baby I need ;)  
I am so Blessed to have this little boy that I can't thank God enough for allowing me to have him.