what to wear? | spring

Are you putting off your little one’s or family pictures because of the weather?  Maybe it’s because you’re waiting to lose those last few pounds or get a base tan.  Or…. is it because you don’t know what to wear?  Maybe you don’t even know where to begin with putting together outfits for your family.  Let me help! If you want assistance, I would be more than happy to aid in that.  Or, start here.  If you choose within this color palette, you can’t go wrong.

Mom, always choose your outfit first.  Then work down through the kiddos and add your husband last.  Trust me!  It works best and in the end you will love your images because you feel good about yourself.  Don’t put it off any longer!

If you want to wear bright colors, please reserve those for your accessories.  Lighter colors are always best for you to shine.  And don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.  Mixing patterns and colors can make or break your images.   Again, if it’s a struggle for you, please shoot me some of what you might be thinking and I will be more than happy to help.

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Yesterday Ruby turned three!  I know she’s just a dog, not a real child, but she’s the only toddler I have anymore so I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures with her like people do with their babies.  You know, I think she enjoys the attention.

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neither cold nor wind…

All I wanted was a short session with my kids because it has been five years since I last took their pictures as siblings.  Every year I do a family session and individuals but not always siblings.  So I thought, “Perfect!  They will all be home for Easter so why not do one then?”

The last couple of weeks we have had some very beautiful days off and on.  Temps in the 60’s and 70’s.  Everyone knows that Easter weekend is supposed to be sunny and warm.  Right?  Well, not this weekend.  I had planned these pictures for yesterday and it was really my only chance but the weather was less that ideal.  Initially it was cloudy and felt quite cold but then the sun came out and warmed things up every-so-slightly.  Still, with 20 mph winds, the high 30’s seemed a lot colder.  I almost called it off in a fit of frustration.  But I’m so glad I didn’t because though I only got a handful of shots, they turned out as beautifully as I had hoped.

Of course, we had to drive 10 miles out of town to a friend’s house in hopes of finding some reprieve from the wind, which we did.  Funny, once the wind was blocked it was actually quite beautiful.  And then we woke up to a couple of inches of snow this morning.  I guess there is always something positive you can find even in the cool, windy days.

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more memories ahead

When you are thinking you have a just a few years left with your baby and are trying to hold on to every moment possible, don’t let him go to the junior/senior prom as a sophomore.  😦  It’s just another one of those first lasts, you know?  Oh, sure, I enjoyed it and I loved seeing him put on a tux (or suit for that matter) for the first time in his life.  He looked like such a man.  Maybe that’s what got me the most.  But I have him for 2 1/2 more years and I’m going to hang on to every, last second.  I might even let him go to the prom again when he’s a junior and a senior.  😉

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twenty | lifestyle photographer

I’m not sure what happened this year.  Her birthday was the middle of August.  This is the end of November.  I always used to be spot on with birthday pictures.  I don’t know.  Maybe it’s because I’m getting old.  ??????

Anyway, it’s amazing what you can find in the middle of the city.  A wooded area all of about 400 square feet.  It helps when you know that the wooded area is there and has been your entire life.  Sure beats driving all over creation when you only have a short period of time before the turkey is ready.  Priorities!

Have I told you how much fun my kids are?  Well, they are SO MUCH FUN!

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twenty two | lifestyle photographer

If you have known me long enough or visit this site often enough, you will know that I believe that I have some pretty amazing kids.  Maybe I’m biased, but I also think they are stinking adorable.  Every parent thinks that, right?  If you don’t then shame on you!

Even though she’s now 22, she still let me take her out into some fields and do a photo shoot.  It was a perfect day, she was home for the weekend, and it was her birthday.  But really, do I NEED a reason?  😉

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