Sunday, October 24, 2010

Senior Shoot

Man. This kid is amazing. I mean, really - I was in awe of him. He's focussed, he's driven, he's talented. What's not to love? He loves God first and foremost. He is blessed with musical talent..which I admire because I have NONE. He's an athlete. He says "yes M'am" and "yes, sir" to his parents. When I asked if things were okay with him, he deferred to his parents - but not in an "I don't know" or "I don't want to make a decision" sort of way. It was total respect. Seriously - this guy is a winner. He's going places. It was a total and complete joy to begin his senior pictures today...and I say "begin" because we got rained out. It stunk. I kept second guessing myself and wondering if we should have waited a little longer...but in the end the decision was made and I just had to go with it. We'll finish up soon - I hope! Here's a few of the shots we got today...I loved them. The location was incredible and like I said, this was a super fun family!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So we went out with the intention of taking some fabulous 'cousin' pictures for the Grandmas, for us, for whoever wanted them. It was raining all morning and had it been up to me, we would have totally bailed for another day. However, my oldest niece was insistent that WE COULD DO IT! So, we primped, coordinated, tee-heed, and then headed for an abandoned lumber yard and new secret place that runs under a bridge. Some of the children, who shall remain nameless, were less than cooperative. They ran off, stood in the rain run-off from the shelter, climbed on the dirt/mud piles around, and overall made it difficult to efficiently take pictures of 7 children. Oh, was it supposed to be efficient? Whatever...I had my vision of the perfect shoot! By the time we left for home, I was a bit discouraged and really didn't have that 'warm, fuzzy' feeling that I'd hoped for. However...when I loaded the pictures and checked them out...I was so pleased!! Those feelings of frustration and memories of herding cats (children) for those captures were fading as quickly as labor pains when you hold your newborn miracle. I love the pictures. They are very representative of WHO they are, which is the ENTIRE point anyway! Hope the Grandmas like them!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Oh Baby!

The two things in this world that speak straight to my heart are babies and photography. I love when I get to combine them!
Meet sweet Baby M, nine days old in these shots. Congratulations to Mom, Dad, and big brother! Oh, and welcome to the world, Baby M!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 34 * Beach Photo Fun Challenge

Man I love vacation. Going back through this year's trip to NC, all of the pictures are my favorite...because of the emotion and memories attached to them! Okay - so here's my entry for Beach Photo Fun...lots of other great photos at!
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

She finally graduated!

Riley Megan graduated from swim lessons with Mrs. Logan (who we love, by the way), and swam in her first meet with swim club!! It's very important for a girl to coordinate...suit, cap, even gatorade!
What this photo doesn't show is the false start...she jumped in at one end when her team mate jumped in on the first leg of the relay at the other end! She had to quick jump back out and wait for her turn. Too cute.
I really don't know what to say about this. I should be more concerned about modesty, yes - but for some reason it just cracks me up!
She was ALL business, ALL the time.She loved it and I have a feeling we'll be watching her swim for years to come. Bring it on!!
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Oooh yeah...and look what else I can do!

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What I did on my birthday...

Played with some toys...sat in a basket.

Birthday lunch...

chocolate milk! Don't tell Mama!!

Oooo - this kid gets away with EVERYTHING at my house!

Hmmm, I don't know, what do YOU think we should do?

We can HATE the hat!

or we could LOVE that hat!

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Listen Mommy!

Listen Mommy! God is talking in the trees!

It's a breezy, warm, sunny spring afternoon in Indiana. It's perfect. A little creek winds around the border of our propery on 2 sides and there are many, many trees along the banks. Days like this you can feel a bit lazy watching them sway in the breeze and listening to the rustling.

Riley stopped her playing long enough to tell me to listen - because God was talking in the trees. She then went on to explain that He had a lot to say today. As a matter of fact, He had a lot to say yesterday too, but not at recess. He was quiet at recess at school.

I Kings 19
11 The Lord said "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.13 When Elijah heard it he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

Friday, April 23, 2010

just because it's time...

that everyone knows...this kid thinks his mom rocks.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sweet Baby Rae

Grabbed this shot after a lesson in eating applesauce. We're getting better!
Hey mom - the new socks are under the outfit too!
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