Hanging my heart…

on a limb for you!  I’m not really sure how my mind works sometimes, but I was at the store shopping in the valentine aisle and saw this heart.  Well, for some reason it inspired me to hang it from a tree.  (I know…why would I think that?)  Anyway my husband found several limbs for me and think it worked out so cute for Emma’s valentines.  As you can tell I couldn’t decide on an outfit….

I’m pretty sure this is the final draft for her valentines for school.  These will be small cards like business cards printed front and back.  I plan on attaching them to her treat bags like I did for my boys last year.  I used bookmarks last year and decided to try something a little different.  I think I’ll print them using the labs pearl paper.  Now, all I have to do is think of something for Kyle.  Boys are a little tougher than girls for valentines.  Nothing very boyish about pink and red hearts and flowers. 


My friend, fellow artist and owner of j. doodle designs created the adorable denim jacket Emma is wearing.  She creates custom clothing and accessories unique to your  child.  Check out her site http://www.jdoodledesigns.com/  She’s super sweet and way talented with a paint brush! 


Illinois Children’s Photography ~ The Oldest 2

I’ve know these two since, well, before they were born.  I can’t believe how much they’ve grown.  They are absolutely beautiful inside and out.  I know their mom and dad are quite proud of them.  It feels really good to be able to give them beautiful images to hang in their home.  I look at some of my images from way back when that are STILL hanging on their walls and just cringe.  PLEASE, please take those down now!  It just goes to show that it takes more than just a nice camera to create beautiful portraiture.  Good thing I wasn’t charging them…Yikes!  Anyway, thanks “S” family for hangin in there with me!