29 August 2011

A sneak peek for Bear

Nine years ago, I had my first baby.  A mere seven weeks later, I had to return to work full time and the Hubs started his first year of grad school.  Luckily, one of his beautiful sisters was a student on campus as well and she became my baby's third parent.  She loved him, rocked him, fed him, and read to him from her textbooks (taking full credit today on why he's so smart). 

That first semester we had to pay her with dinner.  The second semester we were able to pay her enough so she could quit her other job.  By the end of that school year, I knew I couldn't do it again and we took out enough in student loans so I could stay home with my baby.  But I will never forget the person who was willing to be Mommy when I couldn't be. 

Today, she's the Mommy of her own two sweet boys.  And I'll take some credit this time for her amazing ability to love and educate and be incredible, right from the word Go.  And I am so honored to be able to capture these sweet moments for her.  Love you Bear.  Hope you like the pictures.

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27 August 2011


I wanted to try something new with my next Senior Model Rep, Jaime C.  I printed off some senior pictures of guys that looked super cool from some of my photog friends around the country.  We started throwing around words like, "just chill" and "swag".  I wasn't so sure about 'swag' but Jaime knew exactly what is was and gave me just what the camera needed for some super cool looks.  I got home, searched "Swag" on iTunes and confirmed my worst fear.  I'm old.  :)

But I'm cool with that as long as I have models like Jaime keeping me young.  Young like his Mom, who looks like his sister.  I'll be old if I can be old like that!

As one of my senior model reps, Jaime has the chance to earn a $25 gift card for each referral, and a $500 scholarship at the end of the school year for the most referrals.  Good luck Jaime!  Your photo shoot was crazy cool.  Or Da Bomb.  Or swag diggity.  Yeah, I'm cool.  :)

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16 August 2011

Family Rerun

It's almost time for family holiday photo shoots, so I wanted to post one of my favorite of the past year.  This shoot was a blast.  Holly made me work for it, but the looks she gave me were GOLD!


09 August 2011

Senior Model Rep - Jesse S. - Mesquite HS Senior '12

Jesse rocked this senior photo shoot.  He styled himself completely, down to the super awesome sunglasses.  He was an absolute natural at posing for the camera.  Don't be surprised if you see this kid in front of the camera someday.  And he'd be cool like dat.

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02 August 2011

Heaven Sent Him

I truly love taking photos for foster families.  This is Baby Boy.  You don't get to know his name, or even see his face.  His foster mom got a call when he was one day old, asking if he could come to her home.  And even though she already has a two year old she adopted, and a one year old foster child, she and her husband instantly said yes to sweet Baby Boy. 

I was just about to write about how special foster families are, because they love with the brightest hope that this baby is theirs for eternity, yet they know they might only have today.

Recent events have taught me that all of us, as parents, are in the same boat.  We love our babies with the hope and faith that we will have an eternity of tomorrows.  But isn't it true that we might only have today. 

And here is proof, that today sweet Baby Boy is eternally loved. 

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