2 spaces available!

I have a 5:30 and 6pm space available tonight for our Tux Special.  Here is an example of a series I photographed last weekend.  You will treasure these ALWAYS, I promise!  

Happy, Happy, Happy

Do you all watch Duck Dynasty?  It’s my new favorite show.  Cracks me up, makes me happy!  You know what else makes me happy?  Spending time with cuddly, HAPPY, doll babies like this!  Isn’t she the cutest thing ever!  3 months is typically a tough age to get a lot of variety.  Some baby’s don’t care for being on their tummies, they can’t sit on their own and they aren’t sleepy, curly newborns.  Well, this little love was SO good to me.  I even asked her mom if I could hold her for a bit after we were done shooting because she was just so sweet and cuddly.  I hope you all have a very HAPPY weekend!!

Bean.

That’s what we call her.  Lately I’ve been obsessed with photographing her.  I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because she has a loose tooth and those top baby teeth will no longer be.  She’s growing up, I don’t like it, but she is.  She could be the most photographed child in Central Illinois.  After all I started doing this when she was just 9 months old.  Yep, nearly 7 years ago.  So many things have changed in that time, I have grown as a photographer, and she has grown into a little lady.  I look back at the thousands of images I’ve taken of our baby, our only girl, and am thankful to be able to give her beautiful photos when she is grown.  My hope is that she looks at these images and feels how much we loved HER, not how much I loved photography.

Fall is almost here and the field was looking beautiful with all the yellow flowers in bloom.  It was just calling for the new yellow chair, so her daddy and I made promises of  an ice cream cone at DQ and she agreed to some fun in the field.   The sun wasn’t quite low enough when we first arrived so she got that cone before our session 🙂  She has always been pretty great as long as I’m patient while we are shooting.  Most of the smiles are a result of her dad giving me bunny ears or pretending he sees a spider on my head.

We are completely booked for September and I only have 3 remaining spots in October.  So if you want a fall session it’s best if you grab one now 🙂

**Anyone who posts a comment on THIS blog post will be entered to win a complimentary session and (25) custom holiday cards!  That’s right, I’ll waive the session fee and you’ll get a set of (25) cards!  The session will be booked for November 2011.  Session can be immediate family or a sibling/kid session(no large groups or newborns).   I’ll draw a winner Friday! **

Two of my favorites!

Not only are these two of my favorites, they are also at two of my favorite ages!  Little “B” is 9 months and big brother “T” will be 3 very soon!!  I had a terrible time choosing photos to share.  I like having that problem 🙂  This family is always up for anything.  I had maybe 3 images of  “B” where she wasn’t smiling from ear to ear and big brother is always FULL of expression!  It was nice enough to go outside the studio that day and I LOVE shooting outside.  I’m fortunate to be located in a place where we can take advantage of the green grass and foliage right out my front door.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Make a wish…

We went to the park today and Emma found this pile of cotton wood (?), not sure if that’s what you call it.  Anyway, she told me she wanted to make a wish.  Guess what she wished for?  A pony, yes a pony.  At least my girl knows how to wish big!

The sad part is as were were walking home she said, “I wonder if my pony will be in the backyard when we get home?” 

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