Monday, January 31, 2011

{Bench Monday - January Edition}

Another project I am hoping to stick to. :) Every Monday you post on Flickr a photo of you or someone .. simply on a bench. This project has already been so fun and I am seriously super amazed at the creativity some have in regards to this project. It's inspiring to photograph something so mundane - and yet.. try to make it somewhat artsy. Projects like this make me realize why I love photography all over again. Though I never forget it - I realize that in doing things like this just for me.. I'm overflowing my heart with something that brings me happiness and freedom to photograph things... like.. your feet.. on a bench.

Happy Bench Monday... January Edition.

Bench Monday 01.03.11 - Chuck Taylor's Edition. 

Bench Monday 01.10.11 - Muk Luks Edition.

Bench Monday 01.24.11 - Old Sofa Edition.

Bench Monday 01.31.11 - Indecisive Edition.

Bench Monday 01.31.11 - New "Josephine" Boots Edition.

{Baby Jada}

This sweetheart had me smiling. It's so hard for me to believe she's a year! I remember when her mommy was the cutest little pregnant thing! And then photographing her as a sweet little newborn and now she's growing up! This is a really great family and I've enjoyed getting to know them. Thanks guys! Here's just a few of my favorites!

Friday, January 28, 2011

{365 Days - January 2011}

365.20 Winter remnants.

365.21 You may say I'm a dreamer...

365.22 Saving for a rainy day...

365.23 So fresh & so clean.

365.24 The quiet life of curtain beads.

365.25 Texas Sheet Cake ... Indiana style.

365.26 Frozen flora.

365.27 I heart peanut butter.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

{Thankful Thursday}

I've met some new people lately. I'm always thankful for that. I love to meet new friends. And in the past year I've definitely made some keepers. :) It's amazing how God brings people into our lives in the round about and mundane ways. I am thankful too that when I have been shy, others have gone out of their way to talk to me, and had they not, I would have missed out on really dear friendships.

Today I'm thinking about the friends I've had for years. The ones who have seen me through my lowest points, my darkest days. The friends that have cried with me, cried for me. I am not sure what life would be like without knowing a friend like this. And to know a friend like this... what a true blessing.

I'm really thankful today for Adrian. He's been one of my very best friends. He makes me laugh, sometimes - seriously till I pee my pants. I don't know what I'd do without his humor. If he were anyone different, I just can't imagine how much we'd lack - for all the times he's made me laugh so hard I am shaking and can't catch my breath. He and his humor have been medicinal countless times. But outside of the laughter, he's held me through the tears. I am a lucky girl to have him and I am thankful for all of the years we've had, the ups and the downs and all that they've taught us. Sometimes going through life day to day in a marriage you can forget that you are friends too and that sometimes all you need is a few minutes of being silly and just laughing about something trivial. Thankful that out of all the people in this world, God chose him to witness my life and all of the good and bad - this is the journey we are on together.

I'm also really thankful today for Vincy. She's been one of my very best friends through the years. I can't count the laughs between us. Or the long talks. The joys celebrated together though life. The trials, the frustrations. The encouragements. The tears. We joke about being old together on cruises with our hubbies, how they will still be the hottest guys on the cruise ship and we will be holding our own too. {Let me rephrase this tho b/c Vincy will be the hottest diva on that ship, I will just be trying to hold my own!! Lol.}Haha. Best friends make you confident even when you are not b/c they see your best beyond your worsts. They know you have faults, but only b/c they listen to you tell them about them all! They see so far past them. And the funny thing is.. I know we joke about this cruise thing when we are old.. but I also know there's a part of me that sees it as truth and part of the path that we're already on. Tom and Adrian will be hitting the buffet while Vincy and I lay out and talk about how we should be using sunscreen.... but aren't.

I might even rock a skull n' crossbones pirate kini.

Or not. Lol. We'll see what kind of advancements they've made in the fountain of youth by that time.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

{Baby Cade}

Oh goodness, this little guy is a CUTIE!!! 6 months and such a little charmer! I just loved his expressions - so cute, just cracking me up! I photographed Cade when he was just a newborn and it's always so neat to see how much they've grown and their little personalities start to develop. Thanks again guys for such a fun session. What a cutie!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

{Stuff in the mail!}

Got my Newborn Nest this weekend!!! Soooooo excited about putting it to use. :) Here's a photo from their website if you are like... what the heck is a Newborn Nest???

I am sooooo stoked about having this product to photograph babies with. :) And because of that not only am I giving away a FREE Newborn Session in 2011... BUT I will also be discounting my newborn and baby sessions over the next few months! More info to come on that. :)

Happy Weekend all!

Friday, January 21, 2011

{It's Friday!!!}

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a great weekend. :) Please scroll down to bottom to turn off music. Thx!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

{Miss Carrie}

Carrie is also Baby's Momma. If you saw the cute little Chihuahua I posted earlier tonight. Carrie LOVES her Baby!!! This girl has fantastic style. She had so many cute outifts! I think I like her best when she is a little retro, she has a great Audrey Hepburn look to her. She's really spunky and boisterous, has a wonderful laugh. Her doggie decided to bark at mine. A Chihuahua barking at a boxer is kinda funny considering size... but Baby is like her momma! She's tiny but unafraid! Thanks Carrie for such a fun session!