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Friday, January 29, 2010

Wide eyed and no sleep in sight!

We had session number 2 of sweet little Chase this week.  He is going to be a little handful for his mommy, that is for sure.  Once again, she did everything right to get him to sleep; and once again ,those eyes popped open when it was picture time. He just took in the world around him.  So...we didn't get the little curled up naked sleeping baby pictures we wanted, but we got some adorable ones.  Here are a few of my favorites....

No...he wasn't sleeping.  I just happened to snap as he closed his eyes for a moment. We will just pretend he is sleeping.  Don't you just love that finger?

Thanks for another try!  I can't wait to watch little Chase grow up!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Valentine Mini Sessions - win a free one!

My Valentine's Mini Sessions have been a blast.  I have so many cute pictures to show, but I can't as most dads are on Facebook or the web (and we don't want them to see in advance).  This adorable family assured me that dad hates Facebook and that he won't surf the web and find these pictures.  YEA!  I had so much fun with this adorable family.
Be sure to read to the bottom of the post to find out how you can win a free session of your own!

Isn't she beautiful?  Such a sweet and precious spirit as well!

Cute and sassy!  That is all I can say about this one.  Tons of fun!

LOVE GIRLS!  Being a mom of two boys, I never get to have this fun.  I am so glad these two precious ones were up to having a good time! can you win a free mini session for your family?  If you aren't a fan of my page on Facebook, go to my page at and become a fan (if you are already a fan, no need to do anything for that), and then click at the bottom of this page to become a follower of my blog.  After you do that, just leave me a comment on this post that says you are my Facebook fan and blog follower and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.  The session will be held in February in McKinney. Can't wait to see who wins!

And finally, thank you to the "U" family for our fun session.  I had a blast

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pet Fun

I am so excited!  I finally purchased studio equipment so that I have the option of doing sessions in my home.  I had my first session this afternoon with a two week old infant and I had to check out the lighting first.  So...I grabbed what I had...our dog and cat.  I had so much fun I had to post  couple of the shots.  My cat was not thrilled to be on the spot and my poor dog was shaking...but she turned out beautiful!

Meet Ricky....

...and Tori...

So Valentine's mini sessions and baby posts will come soon.  I just have to catch up on editing.  I just LOVE my new studio option which is something I never thought I would say!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Year...New Beginnings {McKinney Photographer}

I was honored this week to take pictures of a beautiful 5 day old baby boy born to a dear friend of mine.  I have to tell on this precious mother in my blog post though....she was determined that baby Chase was going to enter the world last weekend.  If you knew her, you would know that when she sets her mind to something it will happen.  So, sure enough, every time I drove through my neighborhood last Saturday, she was out walking. When I was coming home from my run later in the day, she was out walking.  She must have walked for hours!  It worked though...little baby Chase entered this world early Sunday morning!

We both found that she may have met her match in this child.  She assured me that we could come take the pictures any time because he sleeps through everything.  Well...little Chase proved his mommy wrong.  He did not want to have his picture take naked.  He woke right up and wanted food and a warm blanket.  We got a few great pictures and laughed and cooed a lot!

Even though he wanted to be covered up, I just had to get a shot of his little belly with his cord still attached.  What a beautiful reminder to us all of the amazing creation of life.  Just a few short days ago, he received everything he needed from his mom until it was time for him to strike forth on his own.  I stand in awe of God's creation and am thankful for the little reminders of how big He is and how small we really are!

Mom and I had a discussion about the dry skin on his feet.  I had to leave it in for the picture.  You never remember when they are 10 or 20 of the little details.  I love this picture - how small those tiny toes are!

I had to include a picture of big brother.  He was so good and so proud of his little brother. 

So, we are going to try again later this week for some fun sleeping pictures.  Thanks to my friend for allowing me to take pictures of her beautiful newborn! 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Valentine Mini Sessions

So...I had this idea for Valentine's Day to offer mini session so wives and girlfriends could have a picture taken to give to their special someone as a gift.  I mean let's face it...the longer you are together, the harder it is to buy your guy a gift that isn't redundant or cheesy.  I was telling a friend of mine my idea and she laughed a little bit and basically said "good luck with that" as she thought no one would be interested.  Her husband just happened to be standing near and over heard the conversation.  He walked over and said "Honey, I think my most recent picture of you is 12 years old, I would love a new picture".  So there you have it.  If you are reading this post and laughing to yourself thinking it is silly to have a picture taken of yourself, THINK AGAIN.  Your special someone would really LOVE a new picture of you.

Don't want to do a picture of just you?  Grab the kids and we can do a mini session with you and the kids.  He would LOVE that too!

I have a total of 12 time slots available between the two sessions.  Contact me as soon as you can to get on the schedule! 

I have tons of pictures to post from the holidays and just ran out of time. I will get right on that next week after I get caught up.