Posted on June 12, 2013
In this day and age of Facebook, my blog seems to have gotten lost. My sneak peeks have gone to Facebook so the photos can be tagged and shared. So over the next few weeks, I will be trying to catch you all up on what I have been doing last year.
Starting with these adorable little girls. I dare you not to smile along with them!
Posted on October 5, 2011
We are finally moved in and settled. We have experienced so many changes since we have moved in to our new home. We moved in on a Thursday, 5 days later, I took my daughter to get registered for Kindergarten. 2 days after that she had to report for staggered entry and the next Monday, only 11 days after moving in, my baby girl started school.
The first 2 days were touch and go for her but now she loves it!
The next big event for her was getting a loose tooth. She was so excited, until she saw the blood. But after she calmed down she could not wait for the tooth fairy to come and visit. We had made a tooth fairy pillow to hang on her door but she as a little uneasy about ever being able to see her tooth again. So her tooth fairy, Miranda, left her a little tiny note with $5! A big amount because it is her first tooth. Miranda told her that she would keep her tooth in a very safe place. She was a very happy girl in the morning. Here is a snapshot of her pillow and here goodies left by Miranda including purple “fairy dust.”
Mommy is a little sad because her baby teeth are the last part of her that is still “baby.” I can already see that big girl tooth coming in. Her new smile is still adorable but I will miss all of those tiny baby teeth.
Posted on September 12, 2011
I have been photographing Miss C since she was 7 days old. It is so amazing to see how fast she has grown up. And I have enjoyed meeting and becoming friends with this family.
The weather finally allowed us a morning to get little Miss C outdoors. And that baby NEVER stopped moving. She walked, ran, and happily explored the entire time. I tried to stay 5 steps in front of her but at one point I just gave up and stopped. When she caught up to me, she reached out those little arms, put her head on my shoulder and hugged me. It made me just melt.
Happy Birthday sweet girl. Thank you for letting me be a part of the first year of your life. It has been an honor to watch you grow.
Posted on July 24, 2011
Now she is turning one. No matter how many times I see her I fall in love with her beautiful eyes every time.
Stay tuned for her next session. We are planning an outdoor session, without messy cake. But with this horrible heat wave, we had to postponed it.
Happy 1st Birthday Miss C!!!!
Posted on February 27, 2011
I had the pleasure of photographing the Valentine’s Day Father Daughter dance at my daughter’s ballet school. For once, I had the easiest time getting the Dads to give me that true, relaxed smile. Not the “My wife is making me do this” smile. They were so proud of their girls and you could see it on each and every face. And the daughters were simply adorable. They were all dressed up and a lot had corsages.
Everyone had so much fun. Christy, owner of Christy’s DancExplosion, did a great job with the dance. Lots of food and fun. The last song of the night was “Butterfly Kisses.” So mean of Christy to play that, right? You can tell in my candid shots when that song was being played. Those poor Dads, trying not to cry. And yep, Christy and I had tears too.
I had such a hard time choosing the ones for the blog so I basically just closed my eyes and picked!!
Posted on February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine’s Day from me and my favorite little Valentine.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day. We had beautiful spring weather and enjoyed being outside with the warm sunshine on our faces.
Posted on February 4, 2011
I always love seeing Miss C. She is one of my baby plan kids and I can’t wait to see her again.
Posted on December 7, 2010
I had this family in my studio this past summer when little Miss C was all brand new. See her here.
Last week her Mommy called and wanted a quick session for holiday cards. When we scheduled this shoot we could never have imagined just how “holiday” it would turn out to be.
For my non local readers, we do not get a lot of snow here in Raleigh, NC. It is even more rare to get snow before Christmas. Even higher odds to get snow an hour before a holiday portrait session. This was a real treat for us. The roads never got messy, we had beautiful fluffy flakes and the park had already scheduled sleigh rides that evening. Everything was perfect.
Look how much she has grown!
And I would like to thank the staff at Oak View Historic Park. The let me take some shots of the family inside, which is usually not allowed. They were so nice to let us take pictured with the horses before they started the rides. Everyone has been so nice every time I have been out there. The park is just lovely. Here is a link to the park’s information. http://www.wakegov.com/parks/oakview/default.htm
Posted on October 28, 2010
Every year since my daughter turned 2, my Mom has requested that her Grandkids get together for a family portrait.
This year we also had my Niece and nephew’s mom with us so they could also get their family portrait.
This was just a snapshot at the end of the night. I mentioned that my nephew loves looking and dressing cool. We finally let him wear his hat and eyeball necklace. This is apparently “cool.” My daughter completely adores her cousin and always wants to do what he is doing.
Posted on October 11, 2010
I want to apologize for being away from the blog so long. A lot has happened in the last few months, some things good, some things not so good.
So I took a little break but I have started back with a session of these adorable kids. The youngest is one of my baby plan kids. The other 2 are his cousins, a big brother and his sister.
We went out to Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh. This was a new location and I loved all of the white fences, the old buildings and porches. It is a beautiful place.
I am so glad to be back!!! Stay tuned. There is a lot to come in the next few months!