Sunday, November 7, 2010

SOOOOO what I pray for....

This next session was an absolute delight! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, and I stressed out a little bit before hand. When choosing a location for this family, I thought The Norfolk Botanical Gardens would be a great spot for them. Little did I know, that it was their absolute favorite place in the area. I also had no idea that this place held so much history, and memory for the family. So, of course it was in the cards for it to be a great session. It surely was!!! They are exactly the same age difference as my son and daughter. And if my children love each other HALF as much as these two did, I am going to be a very happy mother. The only thing I had to tell these kids to do, was "pretend I'm not here". And they were so very natural in front of my lens. They were happy. They were goofy. They were AWESOME! Mom was so happy with the "SNEAK PEAK" that she scheduled a family session, before dad ships off to Afganistan. Again, I am so thankful for the amazing people that let me into their lives. It is truly an honor.

Mmmm... Ahh.. to have a sister

I don't have a sister, and neither does my daughter. I have an A-MAZING sister-in-law, who is beyond Amazing. She just gave birth to twins, and they were both over 6lbs... that makes her amazing in anyones book! I am so happy for my brother and his family. I miss their sweetness, and I already want to gobble up those babies. I met these girls for the very first time, at their session. They were not shy for a second, and shared with me their gorgeous eyes, and smiles. They have a sisterly love, that I know will blossom into a "best friends forever" relationship. And their mom was smokin hot too!

Christmas is coming...

Being new in the photography business, I assume this would be considered "RUSH" season? When I was in property managment in Ann Arbor, it was "RUSH" when the college kids were coming back into town. Everyone in town was working day in and day out to get ready for school to start. So that is how I have been feeling the last few weeks. WORKING WORKING WORKING!!! I am so blessed to be able to work with such wonderful people though. I have really come to LOVE the moments that I get to capture, and I love being able to see people in a way that most people may not have the opportunity to see. This family is not only BEAUTIFUL... but they are soooo super genuine, and nice. I am so glad that I know them. And it was such an honor to spend time with them.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Showin some LOVE

I had the tremendous opportunity to have a session this evening, with 2 of the "funnest" kids ever. Just to tell a quick story... about a month ago, I was shopping with BOTH my kids, I passed this mom, and her two kids in an isle, and their beauty took my breath away, (Do I sound like Stephanie Meyers???) Okay, so maybe that was a little dramatic, but I thought these kids were A-DORABLE. It just so happened that they ended up in line right behind me, so I was able to get a closer look. As I was walking to my car, I kept thinking... why didn't I give her my card... I really want these two in my portfolio... as I was pulling away, there they were, in the car right behind me. So, I stopped, pulled out a card, and said, "You have the cutest kids, and I would love to get pictures of them." Then as I was pulling away, I thought, that mom, probably thinks I am nuts. Ah, oh well... at least I did it. Well, a few weeks go by, and then I recieved an email. I was ecstatic. We scheduled the shoot, canceled, re-scheduled, canceled again, then rescheduled. It was totally worth the wait. These two, are not only fun to look at, they are fun to hang out with too. They really adore each other, and I hope that my daughter, and son, have a similar relationship. I made all kinds of deals with these two, "you get to do that for a picture, if after, you do this for me...". It ended up being so super fun, and I really hope I can work with them again in the future. Thanks MOM, for letting me play with your kids. They made me happy!!!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Carnival Party... THAT'S what I call a party (Part 1)

I was able to shoot a birthday party last weekend, and HOLY MOLY! This mom did not forget "N.E." detail. It was a carnival theme, and the kids were is heaven. This is just a quick sneak peak, with more to show later. I jsut want my readers to know... I'm continually working... coming up.... sugar BUZZ!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Time to get BACK to work!

Summer is over *sad sigh*, and it is time for me to be back in action. I am super excited about the shoots I have coming up in the future. I have been playing with my camera all summer, and just got a NEW/USED/DIFFERENT camera. So, I have no more excuses for not shooting ALL the time. Of course my family comes first, and as I am blogging my not so little, little baby is playing with… AHHH… SHOES! Oops… well, we won’t let that happen again! But anyways, my big one is at day camp, and the lil one is home with me.

I had a session this weekend with a super family. They found the MOST beautiful location for their pictures. We ran into a little SNAFU… or, WEDDING! when we got there, but the good news was, there were so many beautiful locations to chose from, that lady in the white dress didn’t even bother us. And we did really good not to bother them too. Have a sneak peak at the Burke Family.





Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"FALL" huh?

Spending "Fall" in Virginia Beach is sure different than Fall that I am used to. 1) I am used to low 50 degree temps. Today is was 80! 2) Pletheras (is that a word?) of cider, cinnamon doughnuts, apples, pumpkins! So far, NO CIDER! NO DOUGHNUTS, few apples, and NO HONEY CRISP! But, the pumpkins are out in full bloom! Beautiful and in just about every color imaginable. I was able to photograph this lil' pumpkin! She is a doll, so it was easy! I do love Virginia Beach, and I love taking pictures! Happy Fall!!!
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