Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mom and daughter

I love a location shoot.  It's a little challenging this time of year in our cold climate, but when people are willing to brave a little chill I'm all over it.  I had such a good time with this mother/daughter team.  They are good friends and it shows.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Busy December

A few weeks ago I posted some photos of a very handsome newborn, then the next day we took the kids to Disneyland for a week.  Then there was the whole Christmas season and all of the Christmasing it requires, and time got away from me.  So here I am, finally ready to post a few more photos from that sitting.  I just couldn't miss posting some of this family -- after all, the little guy isn't a one-man show, he is part of a really fun ensemble.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Now I have to have another baby

Just look at this baby:

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He's so serene.  He's perfect.  I loved spending my morning with him.

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Once he went to sleep, we could move him around every which way and he didn't even stir.  Don't you love that pucker?!

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The only drawback to a morning like this, is that it makes me want another one of my own.  {Sigh}  I might have to borrow him.

We had such fun with big sister and mom and dad.  I don't have time to post more now, but I will when I have a minute.

Thank you, fun and beautiful family, for coming over.  I loved it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas is coming!

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and it just now occurred to me that I forgot to take a picture of my turkey.  Rest assured, it looked like a cooked turkey, but if you need a visual, it looked a little bit like this:

It's a loose interpretation.

Anyway, now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's time to do some shopping.

I have a confession to make:  I am shocked by the level of talent and creativity I have seen on Etsy.  It shouldn't surprise me, I mean, everything we buy was made by someone, right?  But for some reason I find myself continually amazed.  So, just for fun, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite shops with you here (I featured my friend's darling shops, Nadia's Place and Polka Dots and Posies, in another post.  Scroll down, it's not far).

To start with, I came across Tenderblue the other day and found myself suddenly wanting to have another baby -- a girl baby.  These are some of the most beautiful baby clothes I've ever seen.  So I imagined up a girl baby and dressed her in these (she's going to look so lovely on our Christmas cards):

Then there's Super Sock Monkeys.  This shop just makes me smile.  My boys would love these:

If I were decorating another nursery, for my imaginary girl baby, who is wearing clothes from Tenderblue (who also sells gorgeous boy clothes, but my imaginary baby was a girl, so...), I would look for prints at Sugarfresh:

She has such a cute selection.

My imaginary girl baby would go crazy over these shoes from Ivory and Moss:

I can't sew a straight seam and this woman makes shoes!  I found Ivory and Moss on facebook a couple of years ago and have since dressed many imaginary girl babies in her shoes.  Hers is one of those stores where I find myself trying to think of real little girls to buy shoes for.

And finally, when my imaginary baby, and my real babies, are down for the night, I like to read a good book.  These bookmarks from My Bookmark just kill me.  I can think of several people I'd like to give one to:

So seriously, go check out Etsy if you haven't already.  I have so much fun browsing there.  And don't forget to look me up while you're there!  I've got a few little Christmas things, and you can check out more of my favorite shops and products.

And, this Friday I'll be taking pictures of a brand new baby boy and his beautiful and hilarious three year-old sister.  She says things you would never expect from a kid her age.  She's way too smart.  Be sure to come back for a peek!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Baby Connor

Here's a handsome little guy.  When I look at these pictures, I really want to pick him up and snuggle him.  He was so calm for our sitting, even though we kept moving him around while he was trying to take a nap.  What a good sport :)

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This one just makes me smile:

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

An amazing experience

It's hard to express how I felt when my brother-in-law and his wife asked me to photograph the birth of their son.  I was so honored to witness their first moments together.  I took their photographs through teary eyes.  They have generously allowed me to share some of their photos here.

Thank you again guys, for everything.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Twins

I promised more of beautiful Nadia, but I didn't mention her twin sisters!  Here is the last post from this marathon photo shoot in which we did first birthday pics of the twins, third birthday pics of Nadia, and product shots for Nadia's Place and Polka Dots and Posies.  It was A LOT of pictures!

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These girls have another beautiful sister too, so we had her hop in for a few cake pictures. She was also a very good assistant during the shoot. She did a lot of running around and also colored some backgrounds for some of the toys. Thanks Katie!
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