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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Baby on board! {Maternity} :: Fort Lewis Maternity photographer

Have you ever met someone and felt like you've know them forever? Your personalities just “click” and you are instantly comfortable. This beautiful mamma to be has such a warm personality that she just puts me at ease. My “job” was so easy as she is beautiful and a natural in-front of the camera. I must add that her beautiful Green eyes are all hers- not editing! Seriously- beautiful!

Thanks for all the fun ladies!!


Baby E {Newborn} :: Fort Lewis Newborn Photographer

Meet 9 days new Baby E….

I loved the sweet snuggles from this precious newborn. She did GREAT considering she had a little cold. I am happy to have documented her we all know it doesn't last long!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Who needs juice anyway?

I have to admit ( i'm on a confession roll right now) I am super proud of myself for catching J* on creative live today. I missed her last I was determined not to miss this one. Don't know who J* are is? Shes , Jasmine Star,  the most fan-tab-ulous wedding photog out there. I learned so much today:) I also was able to network with a bunch of really great photographers around the world. That always puts me in a good mood. Which is probably why instead of freaking out I grabbed my camera to capture this....

Oh what do we have here? my sisters juices....

I don't think they belong in the pantry...
 they look better in here....

Nope, your eyes are not fooling you! That is trash can full of perfectly good juices :)  

At least I was able to take some notes and pause the show for some quick pictures of my son. Oh and in-case you're wondering...I left the juices there to show his DAD. I can't wait to see his face when I tell him to look in the trash! 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Confession.

I have a confession.

I rarely complain publicly, I promise not to make it a trend. But I must confess I have found the source of my frustration:

He has two teeth

Can’t be more than 3 feet tall

He can clearly say three words:: Dad, bellybutton, and poo poo (we prefer to think these words are all unrelated)

He’s decided that rearranging my pantry cans is more fun than toys

He climbs on furniture and gives me mini-heart attacks daily

And makes messes 3x his size

All of you out there with children can relate. Who knew adding another child to our family would be so HARD **cough,cough** I mean FUN! All of you who have it together please don’t stick your nose up at me, since I’m obviously not very talented in some areas…like singing songs that get my kids to take their medicine. I’ve never claimed to be the Marry Poppins type.

There are frequent moments of frustration.

Frequent moments when I’m faced with the decision of getting mad or laughing (and thus encouraging bad behavior) or worse yet, crying. 

I get mad sometimes.

I get overwhelmed.  Stressed out. 

I suddenly understand my parents better, and why it truly is necessary to have a secret chocolate stash.  A glass of wine, and quality alone time….

And so I head up the stairs to lay on my bed and pout a little, with chocolate in my pocket…. I never make it all the way- suddenly I am face to face with all the photographs mounted on my hall walls (why do I have to have 3 hallways just to get to my room?)

I see his beaming smile.

I see his gorgeous blue eyes.

I see how handsome he is, and how much he looks just like his daddy.

I see him hugging his sisters, and how much love is in our family.

I see the joy that he brings me

I see an image of myself pregnant – smiling and so anxious to meet him.


I laugh

I pause

 I feel the way I felt in that moment

 And suddenly - the clouds part….  My heart smiles. I laugh out loud.  And head back downstairs to hug my angel.

I see a three foot wonder who only wants to explore.  Who sees me as his best friend.  Who teaches me to be happy with the little things, like cheerios and bubbles.

Photographs are powerful.

They have the power to alter your mood. They remind you how things are and WHO people are.

My frustration is also my inspiration. While I might not be the best blogger out there I still want to share my gift with you... I want to help you experience this same truth! I want to blog, I need you my blog world friends!

 I hope you will join me in 2013 while I shape my blog to reflect my world and photography! I’m bringing my photo tips back, and going to spend this year shaping my blog, posting everyday images, to give you a glimpse into my life!