Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Princess has arrived....

You Might remember a previous Post from a maternity shoot...Expecting the unexpected.

I did her baby shower invites with a photo from the session,

NOW the princess has arrived, exactly when she was expected :)

Meet Kaylee Adreana Ireland born on July 28th... she weighed in at 6lbs 14oz. measured 19inches long, has a full head of hair and is one the most precious things I've ever seen. (ok, ok, I said that about my kids too ;)

But really she's Adorable.  If you were at the hospital you'd think she was a celebrity with all the visits and well wishes, Very, Very well deserved.  She is a wonderful happy baby and is in Love with her Mommy & Daddy. Here are just a few sneak peeks before we do a Formal Photo Session of course.  I took such few pics since I was busy holding her and smelling her and even changed her diaper :)

I am suuuupppper excited to welcome Princess Kaylee Adreana to the family.
Kaylee Adreana Titi LOVES you!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Anniversary...

It's a very difficult time in our lives. I can't believe it's been 2 years already, none of us really can. Every minute lived without you seems like an eternity. We will never know your thoughts and we might never understand. We can try and hold on to all the wonderful memories that we have and try and live our lives, but you will always be present.

Life is weird sometimes when you least expect things, that's when they happen.  We lost not one, but two very important people in our lives.

The image below from a Facebook status made me cry but it also made realize that life must go on. We have to accept it, and have to make do with what we have.  Your daughter couldn't have said it better herself.

This image is important to me because although no one can see you WE are all looking at you.

I have sifted through these images more than a thousand times trying to see if I missed anything at all....and everytime I go through it I find a way to make a different image out of what I have.  I've said it before but I'll say it again. I am greatful that I had the opportunity to photograph you so many times before you left us. 

Something as simple as a game of pool now has a whole new meaning.

 Moments like this one will always be cherished.

May You Rest in Peace Chiry...You will never be forgotten. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thinking Of You.....July Ann

I still remember when you asked me to be your 2nd baby's God mother... We knew each other well before that but that's what brought us sooo much closer together.

La Comai...That's what you used to call me. I remember spoiling you while you were pregnant with Junito. We were inseperable during that time. 

When I think of all the things that followed, I realize we made a lot of memories together....we had so many good times together. 

It's amazing how one person can really impact your life. You were the vessel God chose to use to introduce me to my husband.  After all, it was at your house that I met my husband, your brother-in-law...Our lives blended in such an amazing way. 

One memory that I will a little secret we shared at my wedding (when you said "the guys are entertained let's go get a shot of tequila")  shortly after the guys decided we should all have a shot...and oh boy, we realized...we really shouldn't have.  That's just one, but there are many many memories I hold dear to my heart.

I would have never have imagined that life would be that short for you. If only things could have been different.  The years passed and distance came between us. I wish I would have discovered facebook a little we could have kept in touch so much more.

If there is one thing I learned from the tragedy........ It is that tomorrow is never promised. We should always tell the people that we love how much we love them when we have the opportunity. Never go to bed angry and enjoy the little things in Life that matter. 

It's been 2 years since we lost you but you live in our hearts forever.

Rest In Peace July Ann.....You will never be forgotten. 
In memory of her.....the image is a self-portrait.  Along with her favorite quote.....

I'm pretty, but I'm not Beautiful, I sin but I'm not the devil, I'm good, but I'm not an Angel -Marylyn Monroe

Sunday, July 17, 2011

You get what you pay for....

You hear it all the time, That's too expensive, who wants to pay that much when you can get it for less.  Well I am and have always been of the mentality that you get what you pay for.  I strongly believe in Quality vs. Quantity.  You can essentially get the same product at a lesser price depending on Where you shop, but it's really not the same product. It's just not built the same. It is more likely to fall apart in less time.

I have been known to do crazy things like sit on the floor, until I was able to buy the right quality sofa. Why you might ask....I'll tell you.  You can buy the lesser expensive sofa and have it fall apart on you after a couple of years, OR you can wait until you can afford the more expensive one and actually SAVE money.

How? Well.... the sofa that you paid more money for isn't going to fall apart as easily and will last you longer.

Anyway....The same can be said about your Wedding Album. Let's face it you want your great grand kids to be able to enjoy the heritage.  Sure, the album might look the same but...Can it stand the wear and tear and last beyond a lifetime how it's supposed to?

I have decided that I want to offer my clients the best....That's why I offer Leather Craftsmen Albums.  They have stood the test of time and it is an amazing product.  It's worth that little extra that you pay.  Here's a peek at the quality of the album you could have if you hire ME as your Wedding Photographer.

Trust me it's definitely worth it. I have digital photo files and they barely get looked at.   It's the albums that sit in the living room that get all the attention.  ;)

Happy Sunday!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My baby Turned 7....Part II

Soooo...We saved the Cake for later....just so all the family could be here.  Many thanks to all of you who made it.  The cake was delish and we had a great time. Here are some of the pics...Enjoy

This last image is with the cousins that made it all the way from Florida...Thanks Guys for being part of the special day =)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Makin Lollipops

Creative I AM ;)

I was recently helping my neice make some lollipop's for her baby shower.  I have been known to be a little creative.  I have a tote full of rubber stamps, paper, gitter glue, ink...all that fun stuff.  We created some baby rattle thank you tags and wrapped the lollipops in Ribbon (my favorite).  We made baby carriages, rattles, saftey pins and even a priness tiara.  It was a ton of fun and little bit of work.  Time shared with family even while doing crafts is time to be cherished.

I tried to document the lollipop making but I kinda had my hands full of chocolate ;) So I didn't get many images, as the chocolate won the war. LOL.

So here's just a few images that I did manage to snap.

Enjoy!!  Happy Friday!!!