Thursday, January 31, 2008

All in the family Session

I had the opportunity to photograph my uncle, aunt, and my 3 cousins, and we had fun! His kids are closer to my kids age than they are to me! But my daughters call them their cousins, which I guess they are actually 3rd cousins, or however that cousin thing goes. Anyway, I think the pictures turned out cute, they are a sweet family!
Who doesn't love a good dog pile!? :)

The kids said they had a picture of themselves like this when they were younger, and they always rotate the photo so a different one is facing the viewer every day! I thought that was funny! Thanks guys, I hope you enjoy your photos!

8 Day old Session

I loved taking these pictures, and I love how they turned out! Addelyn was so adorable and sweet and cooperative, and didn't even cry about being naked, which I couldn't believe! She was so alert, too, looking right at me! She only slept at the beginning and the end of the session, mostly when her parents held her.
I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites, there are loads more that I love! She was 8 days old when we took these pictures, and I believe that is the youngest baby I have ever done photos of. And of course, I am all about the babies right now, so it was exciting for me thinking about my little guy who is coming soon! :)


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm fat! :)

Don't have any pictures to post today, because I haven't had any time to work on any! Hopefully tomorrow!

I went to the Dr today and he said everything looks great, and that I need to try my best to stay well! Which I am definitely doing! I am lysoling everything and sleeping with my daughter to stay away from my very sick husband! Hopefully he will get better very soon so I can stop worrying about NOT having the baby, and worry about HAVING the baby! :) I will be 38 weeks preggo on Thursday.

I do have a few funny quotes from my girls though! A few days ago I was getting comfy in my recliner on the sectional, and I said, "Maddie Kate, I am really fat!" and she said, "I know!" and I said, "What am I gonna do?" and she said, "Stay calm." I couldn't stop laughing that my 6 year old said that to me! Then that night I was putting the girls to bed (they have recently started sharing a room and a bed so the baby can have his own room) and I laid down between them. I said, "Can I just sleep here between you guys?" and at the exact same time they both yelled, "NO! YOU'RE TOO FAT!"


Monday, January 28, 2008

At this point...

it's hard to think about anything except the baby with his feet jammed up under my ribs! Ahhh!

Johnny is very sick again, I took him to the Dr this evening, and he has the flu. Not the kind that makes you throw up, but the aches, fever, coughing, congestion, dizzy, miserable feeling kind of flu! The dr was very concerned, and wants me to call my dr first thing in the morning to see what they might do for me to prevent me from getting it! (I have a check up tomorrow anyway, so I'll see what he says!) I have been looking on the internet to see what trouble it might cause if I got the flu while pregnant, and apparently, the main concern is the fever, and most of the time you get hospitalized! Which I really only want to be hospitalized for having a baby, not for having the flu AND having a baby! So anyone who wouldn't mind to say a prayer for me NOT to get the flu, I would appreciate it! Also, I really am hoping the girls don't get it, we SO don't need this right now! There's enough going on!

So if you are waiting on previews, I am sorry, I will do the best I can to get things done for you, but if things start getting bad (or should I say worse?) , I do hope you will forgive me! :)

This week is the opposite of last, because last weeks edits were dominated by pictures of Senior boys, but this week is all little girls photos! ( I had another little girl the evening after these, but her mommy doesn't want any pics posted on the internet, and that's okay, but it's a first for me!) I finished these pics up on Sunday, but am just now getting around to blogging a few of my favorites! These are Mylie's 1 year old birthday pictures, and she did SO good! The best she has ever done, she was SO happy that day!Her mom and I had so much fun dressing her up! She was all smiles that day, and so sweet in her little tutu. She also had a lot of fun with that cake! Thanks for letting me take her one year pictures, it was wonderful!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Senior boys... what it's been all about the last few days! This senior actually attends high school in Chicago! But his parents live around here, and his mom works with mine, so I photographed him while he was home on break. Here's Nobie:
It was freezing when we did these outdoor shots! My eyes were watering and my nose was frozen, but he managed not to look cold somehow! Thanks for a great session, I hope you are able to view your online gallery with your mom when she visits this weekend, and I hope you like your images! :)

I am officially 37 weeks preggo today, so either way you look at it, I'm having a baby within the next 3 weeks! If you want to learn more about a 37 week old baby, click here.


Double Senior Session

I had the opportunity to photograph two Senior boys the other day who are buddies, and we did their sessions at the same time. They seemed to have fun with it, and I don't think I have laughed that much at a session in a long time! One of the guys is going to be a firefighter, and he already works at a fire department, so we met there to do the first part of his session. My daughters were impressed that I got to take pictures of a real fireman! :) Here are Ryan & Josh:
The one above is a "Got Milk?" commercial. Josh, if you want, I can add the milk mustache to your upper lip! :)
Thanks guys for a fun morning, hope you enjoy your images!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Family Session Preview

This session was the very last one I had in 2007, as a matter of fact, it was shot on New Year's Eve!
You never know how big family sessions like this are going to go, especially with 4 of them being little kids (including a newborn!) I think the photos turned out well, hopefully the family will too!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to photograph your family! I will get your online viewing set up asap, and I'll let you know as soon as I get your proof book!

My kids have been so silly today. I am going to start keeping quotes for them on here, mostly for myself, and for those others who know my kids and enjoy the silliness. (I know there are some of you out there! :)
Today Ava had a mysterious scrape/rash(I'm not sure which) on her backside, and I asked her what happened, and she told me some huge story about falling down, flying out all over and scraping it on the ceiling. Her daddy and I have asked her about it several times today, and she is still sticking to her story, that it "got hurt on the ceiling"! I'm not sure what she means! :)
Later, Ava was all cuddled up to me on the couch today giving me hugs and kisses and telling me she loves me, and all of a sudden she says, "I'm leaving you. I'm going to Bible College!" and it almost made me cry! She's just 2 and she's telling me she's going away to college! (I am interested to see if she does really go there someday in the far away future!)
Then tonight at dinner, Johnny choked on his drink, and we were all looking at him expecting him to have to spit it out, but he got control of it. Maddie Kate said, "I thought Daddy was gonna cough up a pinata!"


Monday, January 21, 2008

Just finished up...

...some beautiful wedding photos and thought I would share some of my favorites (there are lots!). Here are Brett and Lindsey on their special day!
Isn't this the neatest car? I thought this was a great idea for photos, it belongs to the groom's grandfather. Love it!The ones below are some my assistant, Heather, took.
Thanks for allowing me to have a part in your big day! It was a fun wedding and so pretty! The church was beautiful, and I loved getting to go to the nearby park for the outdoor photos. They turned out so pretty!

We went for our 37 week Dr. appt today, (I will officially be 37 weeks on Thursday) and the dr. says everything is just fine, the heartbeat is perfect, I'm measuring right on track, and he thinks everything looks wonderful. Also, he said at this point the baby is considered full term, and they would do nothing to stop labor if it should decide to start. That's exciting!!

Expect lots of previews this week, as I am going to tackle things and try to get lots done before this sweet baby gets here! :)


P.S. Last week the wonderful schoolhouse location was accidentally burned down! I was supposed to go get some of the wood to use in my studio someday (like those awesome blue-green doors, and some of the wallboards) but I am obviously too pregnant to do that myself, and Johnny was really sick last weekend. So we didn't get over there after Grandma warned us we needed to hurry up on it, and then Grandpa was burning some brush nearby and it accidentally caught the schoolhouse on fire sadly, there is no more schoolhouse! I really hate it too, because that was a fabulous location... :( We'll have to be on the lookout for more great spots this next year!