Monday, January 11, 2010

Awaiting Case Daniel

My lovely friends, Julianne and Josh, are expecting their first little one, Case Daniel.  They're going to make great parents, such a sweet couple!  We had a blast shooting and they probably think I'm the clumsiest person in the world! I believe I said, "Oh geez" immediately following a near close trip/fall/buttbusting move a hundred million times.

**Let me go ahead and warn my upcoming clients, I will probably hurt myself during a shoot, only because I'm so into taking the photo I will not pay any attention to where I'm going or what I'm stepping in or what I'm climbing and falling off of. Consider yourself warned. :)  I have literally have scars from taking photos.

Back to Julianne & Josh, here are some photos of them and their little egg in the basket.  I can't wait to meet precious Case Daniel.  I already know he'll be a heartbreaker! Congrats JuJu & Josh :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A little show with your meal.

When shooting clients on my farm, I always make sure to keep them entertained. Especially the wee little ones.

During a shoot yesterday, big man Daylin got to see my Dad feed hay to the cows. Not only did he get to see it, but we got stuck right in the middle of the whole show.  As my clients and I were driving the big Ford Diesel to the back of the farm on our lane, we got caught between the cows and my dad, driving the tractor behind us hauling 2 round bales of hay.  It was a slow process, driving thru a herd of cows, but Daylin lit up and enjoyed every minute of it.  We came to a rest at the back barn and let my Dad pass on thru, with the cows following.  I did a little shooting during it all, because, well, duh.  Here's a few shots.  Mostly from the truck.

*photos from this shoot will be up soon!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mimi Loves Sookie

There is this girl, and her name is Leah.  She's one of my new friends and is super creative! She just opened a new Etsy Shop called Mimi Loves Sookie.  You should go there and buy some of her stuff! Absolutely adorable apparel for the little lovelies in your life.   Go. NOW.

So today she came over and I shot some snow photos of her, just because. :) Which is a great reason to have photos taken, by the way.


Childs Play

It's snowed!!!

I just had to go sledding.  It's not right not to.  So Dustin's brother, Jared, and I suited up and slid down their backyard hill a few times before Nora woke up & I have 2 things to say:

1. What a great workout sledding is! Climbing back up that hill is amazing for your legs and toosh. I'm going back later today just for that reason alone.  Beyonce eat your heart out.

2. I squealed like a little girl going down that hill the first time.  It felt amazing and I literally felt like I was 8 again.  I've been giggly all day since.

So, as always, here are some pics I took during the whole she-bang.

And because Jared was so nice and took a pic of me, here I am!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tara Jo

It was about 20 min before sundown and I hollered at my future sis-in-law, Tara Jo, to get some clothes on, we was about to do some photographs. :)

We shot for about 15 min. and here's what we got!

Ain't she purty.

White lie

Well it's been a while since I've posted anything.  Between the holidays, traveling home and fellowshipin' with all my loved ones, I've neglected my blog.  I will confess, it was a conscious neglect.  Let me digress.

Being home I've had the pleasure to run into people I know, wether at the grocery, a restaurant or at a holiday party.   In the small talk that always takes place, the conversation seems to lead to my blog/photos and then I hear this,

"I can't wait to see all the photos from Nora's first Christmas!" 

....and if you're reading this and I smiled and said, "Oh I know, there will be lots!" I'm sorry, but I lied. (well, fibbed).

You see, I had all intention of shooting the heck outta her first Christmas.  But when the moment came, and I was stuck behind the camera, watching her faces and giggles thru the lens, I decided I couldn't do it anymore.  I had to put down the camera and be there.  The memories unfolding in front of me are far too precious to me to experience thru a lens.  I decided I would be present and participate fully.  So I took maybe 3 photos of her first gift and put my camera aside.

Looking back on my decision, I have no regrets.  Photos are amazing and priceless to have and capture those special memories, but sometimes, you just have to put the gosh darn camera down and BE IN THEM instead of capture them.  I guess that's the curse of being a photographer.  So yeah, I don't have a lot to show you, but I have them all in my heart to remember.  It was a wonderful Christmas. :)

*I really didn't want to show what I got, because it's super lacking, but oh well- we're all friends and even when it's not a great photo, it's still a great memory.