Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Noel and Ashley

Ashley and Noel are just a few months away from welcoming their first baby, Jack. They wanted some pictures to show Jack just how much he was anticipated, and I couldn't wait to help out.

We had been having some cold days, but the day we shot was absolutely gorgeous.

You can just tell how much they love each other and how much they are looking forward to welcoming little Jack.

The sunset and the lighting were just perfect to highlight this couple. You know I'm a big fan of unusual locations, and this bridge turned out to be the best back drop.

I know they can't wait until Jack is here, and I can't wait to take his newborn pictures!!! Thanks, Noel and Ash!

Lil and Trinity

Little miss Lilli needed rock star first birthday pictures, so she of course came to me! (Isn't that the cutest theme for a little one-year-old birthday party?) And to make the whole picture experience even more fun, her nine-month-old cousin Trinity got in on the action.

I don't like to pose kids. It's so much fun to let them be themselves, and then you get the greatest natural pictures.

Don't you just love the natural innocence and curiosity of a little one?

"What the heck is this thing?"

Happy Birthday, Lilli! Hope you have many more wonderful rock star birthdays!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tim, Trisha, and all the rest!

I recently had the opportunity to take some pictures of a big, crazy, happy family. It's always fun to create these memories, especially with the little ones. They grow up so fast!

One of my favorite things is to scout out and discover new and visually interesting places to take pictures. On this day, we were lucky enough to find this wonderful old barn that made a great setting. Although it was a little windy, we got some great shots.

Seriously, it's great fun for me to take pictures of kids. I love looking back at my old pictures of when I was a little girl, and it's exciting for me to know that these kids will probably be doing the same.

We headed over to some railroad tracks to get a big group shot. As long as, you know, you avoid the trains, you can use the rustic feel and the great outdoors to create a great atmosphere.
Thanks so much to Tim and Trisha for letting me spend time with their great family and for being patient to get the perfect pictures!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Trying to work.....

As I sit here trying to work on some baby pictures.....I have another baby who needs my love so desperately that he just will not leave me alone. Seeing as how I couldn't get any of the work done that I was hoping to at this point in time, I decided to make a piece of work with him.

Of course, none of you will see him as the baby that I do, but he's our 9 month old blob of sugar. He is the goofiest and sweetest baby we have.

So, here's a shot of him that I worked on since he wouldn't let me work on anything else. I guess I need to take a break and pay him some attention.


Tina Lanae