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Archive: April, 2010



A Penny For Your Thoughts

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Why am I so lucky?  I consistently get the most beautiful families and children to work with.  I love my job!  This lucky little Penny was photographed at two and a half weeks old along with big sister Lucy, who is a future aspiring photographer herself.  Lucy is such a charmer.  It’s no doubt that Penny will be the same way.  I’m so excited I get to watch them grow!

Which Craft?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I wish I had more time to do crafty things.  People think that since I’m a photographer, I must be artistic or creative, but really, no.  Not that much.  At least I don’t think I am. 

Sad but true facts about yours truly:  One, I have been knitting the same red scarf for the past six years.  You heard right.  Unfortunately, it’s the same single knit stitch.  Two, I am a lover of all things Etsy.  I will share those things with you in a few.  And three, I wish I was a quilter. 

I mean, who can resist this? I know its just the fabric, but how cute is that for a little boy? Like I totally need to take up another hobby. Sure.

Etsy Saves the Day
Ah, Etsy.  Yet another collection of things you don’t really need, but really want anyhow.  Ok, so I have a few Etsy sites I love and I am constantly looking for more. If you have any that I must see, please, please share your favorites in the comment box below. It can be anything Etsy; I’m not picky.

A few of my faves (photos courtesy of Etsy):
Mama May I: Sweet and colorful toys and blankets to stimulate baby’s senses.

 

Njia Studios/SoulyYours: Rustic, handmade fine silver pieces.  Eco-friendly and modern.

 

Lil Boo and Co: Creatively shaped crayons, adorable monogrammed cupcake toppers and more. 

I have more…much more.  But not today.  Saving it for another day of Etsy adventures.

Be a Part of Something Big

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

There was once a little girl named Layla Grace.  She lost her battle with stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer at age two last month.  Her presence here on earth was short, but her legacy will endure.  And I know she will help start a change.

Have you ever wished you had the power to do something that could make a change?  I am a huge advocate for causes, mainly children’s causes–specifically, children’s cancer.   So it is an honor for me to be part of something big.  And you can help too.  Give back while getting back and join us in a Party for Layla this Sunday, April 18th. 

Backstory
Being an avid Facebook junkie, I followed a blog link that my friend Christie Lacy posted on her page.  What I read really hit home with me.  I heard my own personal emotions and struggles with childhood cancer echoed in the voice of a mother watching her baby die.  I prayed for her, and thought about her family often. 

On the morning I opened Christie’s email about Party for Layla, I was overwhelmed.  I knew God had a hand in this and we were just a small part of the big picture.  Christie’s email detailed a wonderful opportunity for a community to honor Layla Grace while getting some portraits back in return.  A portrait party with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Marsh family and their cancer research foundation to fight Neuroblastoma.  Click on the blog banner above to find out more.   

It is so important to cherish every moment with your children and family.  Its also especially important to capture that time with photographs. 

Now if only the weather would stay nice…

Here Comes the Sun

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The best part of my job is that I get to watch families grow.  This is pretty little Payton at six months old.  Another one of my baby plan babies and the heart of this cute little family. We decided to venture outdoors in the beautiful weather and take advantage of the setting sun. I love lens flare.

Retro Audrey

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Part of my new blog commitment will be to do what I like to call “retro-blog.”  Essentially digging into my old image files and posting things that the general public has never seen before.  That is a ton of stuff, seeing to how I was such a terrible blogger.  I have about two years worth of unblogged images so there will be plenty of “new” content here.  New to you, at least. 

Who doesn’t like a trip down Memory Lane?  If you do happen to spy some images from your old sessions, shoot me an email.  Let me know you’ve seen your old stuff on the blog, and I will set you up with a brand new, complimentary 2010 session!  They’re called “Memory Lane Sessions.”  This promotion applies only to sessions shot prior to 2010.  Posts must be tagged with “retro-blog” to qualify (see bottom of the post); one complimentary session per family, please.  

Let the trip down Memory Lane begin! 

First up, baby Audrey.  This was quite some time ago.  She’s grown so much!  Hope I get to capture her again soon.  Oh, and guess what?  She’s a blonde now, but still so beautiful.

Love the little swirl in her head below. 

 

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