Monday, November 24, 2008

E is very, very extraordinary

I had an amazing afternoon recently shooting little "E." What a model! He couldn't have been any better.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Capital-ize on the Opportunity

Since my lovely wife is busy reading the Twilight books, I thought I'd take over her blog for a night and post some pix from my trip to D.C. yesterday.
Here are my wannabe-photographer shots, until she returns from the land of
crazy popular, teeny-bopper Vampires.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The joy of boys

A few weeks ago my oldest child woke up in the middle of the night and told us that he had put a bb in his ear. Sounds like a bad dream, right? Yeah, it has been, but it wasn't. A 6 hour, 5 doctor trip to the emergency room later and still a bb. After seeing the ENT in his office a few days later he told us that we would need to go into the O.R. to get it out. They needed him asleep and still because it was so close to his eardrum. SO, this last Friday- on my husband's birthday, Isaac headed into the hospital! He did great- mom and dad were a mess- but he did great! We are now bb free with no complications. I was some what amused at the fact that there was another little boy waiting with us that had rocks in his ear- Isaac found great comfort in the fact that he wasn't the only one silly enough to do something like that!

On a side note, I know that I am behind sharing my work so I thought this shot was appropriate for this topic! shot a group of brothers today that were an absolute blast! Here is a sneak peek for their mama! Thanks for letting me shoot your boys. You really are wonder woman to keep up! What an amazing family.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day in Norfolk, Virginia

We voted this morning, with kids in tow. The line at 7:00 was 2.5 hrs. Worth every minute.

These lovely women were in front of us in line--the whole time!

Though the picture didn't quite turn out, I thought this did much to symbolize this election:

This beautiful lady said she was 96 years old!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Cinderella fell asleep long before her coach turned into a pumpkin at midnight! Luckily, James Bond-aka Daddy- was there to carry her in. More pics tomorrow. Have a safe and happy night!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The kiddos

I took these on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago. Not a planned shoot we were just out playing. But I think that is why I like these. Outfits are not clean, neither are faces. Hair is not combed and I didn't ask for any smiles. This represents their attitudes almost perfectly. Isaac has been devouring any book we put in front of him- his mind never stops! We just cut Livi's hair and it is still just as crazy as ever but she is giggling and making us giggle. We had quite the round of sickness in the family and Caleb was looking pretty pathetic in this batch! He had SIX teeth come in all at once and ended up with a sinus infection so bad he had goop coming out of his eyes! Therefore, to save you from the green boogers- his sweet smile is in black and white. He is grinning like that because he was standing on the top of a slide. I still can't believe Isaac ended up in the ER before Caleb. (More on that in another post!) I turned around today and he was standing on top of a book shelf in my classroom grinning away. Motherhood is amazing and these three make it all worthwhile.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My giant scrapbook shoot

I was in charge of a bulletin board in the preschool hallway this month. It was supposed to have a "Christian Ed" theme. So I used the verse, "The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord". I knew that it NEEDED pictures so I shot some around the school and blew them up to 8 x 10. I then had a blast making a giant scrapbook page in the hall. Man, I miss scrapbooking! Maybe in another life and time! These were a few of the pictures I used- I'll try and get a picture of the finished product one of these days.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our fantastic neighbor

This is one of our neighbors here in Virginia. He treats our kids just like his grandkids and even took us out to a local joint for lunch and ice cream a while ago. A genuinely nice gentleman that I am proud to know! I really love the people and places around here. There is just so much history!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A day in the gardens

What do you know?-TWO DAYS IN A ROW!! These are from a family shoot from about a month ago. Grandma was in town and they really wanted some shots with her. I love it when the kids make it so easy to shoot!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Late night rambling. . .

Is it bad that I had to stop and think about my password?! That means that I have obviously been away for too long! I was in bed tonight thinking about photography and life in general and knew that I needed to be back on here a bit more- (Mom, and Ivanna, quit giving me a hard time it is keeping me up at night!) Life has been good here- just extremely busy. I love this time of year. The weather is ideal and the holidays are just around the corner- I can feel the excitement in the air. I have been busy second shooting with (the fabulous) Charlie Gunter for almost 2 months now. I have learned SO much and have had a phenomenal time! Weddings are amazing. I get lost in the romance, excitement, and colors of the day. I have had fun with my camera learning to tell the story of each day. What an exciting journey. I've also had the privilege of shooting some amazing families. I'm excited to share some of those shots with you.

I'm going to try and blog every day this week. Beyond that, no promises. To all of my family that check in- yes, we're still alive. Yes, I love and miss you more than I can EVER say. And yes, there is still a BB stuck in Isaac's ear! My dear blog land friends- I can't wait to catch up on your lives.

These shots are from a party at Isaac's school. I have so much to share but I'll try and pace myself so I don't overwhelm you!