Wednesday, May 26, 2010

{Tracey - Maternity Session}

Tracey is adorable pregnant. As I edited her session I realized she TRULY looks like Neve Campbell!!! (Whom I've always found as a gorgeous actress btw!!) Her little guy and hubby were also in some of the shots and even the family dog! I couldn't help but laugh at her little boy and how funny he was. He was quite the entertainer. He even had his parents cracking up.

Thanks guys - looking forward to meeting the new addition in your family. :)

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Friday, May 21, 2010


I have these amazing friends that I don't get to talk about a lot....

Sometimes when we are so busy we forget about the people that love us, the same people that know how to really make us feel special. The very people that truly bring to the forefront how blessed we are to have them in our lives.

In life we are in and out of friends. Even if you are a melancholy soul like me - you make friendships and over time they drift away. Not by intent. Not b/c you are melancholy - but because life just happens to be that way. People move, people change. Distance takes over. It's always a sad process of waning and waxing. And even though it may not be a choice I've made - it's just part of life.

The friends that stay over the years - the ones you call through the difficult times & jubliant times... those are the friends that make you realize how blessed you are. They go through the years WITH you. You know another ten years will pass like tomorrow, but they will STILL be there.

Martha and Jamie are two such friends.

We went to college together, roommates. If I had a penny for all the moments of rioted laughter, fits of giggles and tears in our eyes after yet ANOTHER prank had been played - I'd be rich without effort. Oh the FUN we had together. Went through things together that unless you were there - just can't be understood. Mutual relativity that will forever bond us. Through those very memories - our conversation will never run dry - b/c there will always be yet another "remember when" to discuss for the 45th time... And an equal dose of laughter to follow suit.

I love you girls. I owe you thanks for encouraging me and believing in me. And not just that, but for recognizing a huge step in my life.

This last week I received breathtaking ROSES via mail from Marth and a glorious STARBUCKS card from James. Just b/c they were proud of me for taking that chance to follow my heart. For doing what I love and believing that IT matters.

Thanks guys for loving me through the years, being there and making me feel TRULY blessed to have such wonderful friends. I can't wait till our next goofy photo session in DT Chi-town or anywhere that we are b/c I know it will be one of the best days in life... one to hang onto and treasure b/c it was spent with dear friends. Love you guys.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

{1st Week off}

Was a blur.

Holy cow, who knew I'd have so much to accomplish. I still have not been able to do anything to my house as far as organizing... BUT, I did finish editing the sessions that needed done. Few more to finish this week. Editing during the day brings about a whole new sort of creativity vs. sitting at my desk at 9p after the kids have gone to bed and a full day of 8-5 in an office is complete. I have my own office now, next to a gorgeous window and of course, this office is perfected by the mini space heater that runs while I work. Yes, an 80 degree environment that includes a Mac computer and photo editing always means a very happy Joanne. K, well not always, if you ask my husband - but most often. ; )

Several people have commented that they were touched by my sister's tribute when they saw my site. It always makes me smile. I know it's a sad tribute b/c Jess is gone - but even when we read one thing that touches us, stops us amidst all the chaos of our lives - we re-evaluate. We find thankfulness in the day to day routines and hug the people we love a little tighter.

Here's a few photos that I absolutely loved from a session not too long ago of a gorgeous family. We hit the streets of a small town and considering there are only a handful of alleys in this small town - I think we picked the perfect ones for this session. Thank you Shawn & Landis - along with your gorgeous kiddos for allowing me to photograph your session.

{5x7 Double Sided Baby Announcement}

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