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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Andrew & Jane {Couples}

If you take a gander (just felt like using that word) through my photos, you'll see that a bulk of it involves babies and children. I love kids, and I'm convinced that photographing a toddler burns twice as many calories as kick boxing. But as much as I enjoy small people, it was a treat Saturday to get a chance to have a shoot with two adults. They stood where I told them, never threw themselves on the ground, and cooperated without me even once having to bribe them with animal crackers...it was a beautiful thing!
Andrew and Jane have been married for 3 years and decided that it was high time they had fresh and more casual photos of themselves. We had a fun hour as we chatted and roamed around a little town. I have no idea why it works this way, but it seems that only gorgeous women hire me...and their men aren't too shabby either! :o)

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Their assignment was writing a love note to each other...
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With 25 different comments on their post, Andrew and Jane will be able to pick out a free 5x7.  So go ahead and tell them what a beautiful couple they are!

Monday, October 25, 2010

C Family {Love}

This past week I had the joy of meeting the C Family. I've met many a sweet kid doing what I do, but little Sam about melted my heart to a puddle. Not only was he bright and cheerful; he also adored his parents. At one point, while taking photos with his dad, he looked up and announced, "I love my daddy!" Freezing these moments in time is probably one of my absolute favorite parts of photography. So enjoy the beautiful C family!

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As always, 25 different comments on this post will allow Sam's mom & dad to pick out a free 5x7. So comment away!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Arabelle- Newborn

Remember the sunset maternity shoot at Fort Belvoir? Well, little Arabelle made her grand appearance; and I had the honor of being asked back to take her first portraits. Arabelle was a gem and should win an award for the easiest newborn I've ever photographed. She was happy to snooze in whatever position I had her. So here's to you Sleeping Beauty!

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I did get open eyes for about one whole minute...
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Arabelle's mom & dad will get a free 5x7 if this post has 25 different comments in 5 days. So leave them some blog love about how gorgeous their little girl is!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

P Family

Tracy contacted me over a year ago; and last Saturday, I finally got to meet her and her husband Aaron and their son. We met at a wetland reserve, got our exercise walking through the park, and had some fun with apples. Their little man, Trevor, was honestly one of the most cooperative four year olds I've ever been around. He was eager to follow any directions I gave. By the end, I was about ready to bring him to my house to give my four year old a lesson!

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Help Tracy & Aaron get a free 5x7 by leaving a blog comment. If there are 25 different comments in 5 days, that's what they'll be getting!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jack & Olivia

Meet Jack & Olivia both with sparkling blue eyes. Olivia was quiet and cautious about the stranger with the large camera. Jack was spunky and ready to make friends with me about 2 seconds after I arrived.
We had fun checking out the fall decorations around their new home, and playing in the field nearby.

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Jack told me how he'd been reading "Ten Apples Up on Top" at preschool, but I couldn't convince him to try balancing the pumpkin on his head...
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Something about Olivia's face and the way the light plays with my camera lens in the bottom left corner made me instantly fall in love with the photo below
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Keeping with tradition around here, Jack & Olivia's parents can pick out a free 5x7 if there are different 25 comments on this post within 5 days.

Friday, October 8, 2010

B Family

I have been looking forward to this photo shoot for awhile. Janelle is a talented photographer friend whose work I love. And for the second year in a row, she has swapped family photos with me. Both of us wanted a chance to come out from behind the camera so that we have some sort of photographic proof that we actually existed during our kid's childhood!
Janelle and Mike have two adorable little girls and son due in November. And, let me tell you, this family knows how to have a good time! From songs to popcorn to laughter, this session was more fun than work. Being 8 months pregnant didn't stop Janelle from running around and even giving a piggyback ride.

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Mom of four, genuinely happy wife, photographer (though who's not these days), decorating wanna-be, coffee addict, laundry mountain climber, recipient of grace through faith.