4th of July Fun with Friends

It has been over a week since we celebrated 4th of July festivities with our good friends Sarah & Chris (and their family) and I am finally pulling the photos off of my camera.

Our 4th of July was filled with yummy food, a fire pit for warmth (and smores)…and fireworks!!!

This was the first time my daughter actually held a sparkler so I grabbed my camera to capture the moment.

One thing I will say….
It is very hard to capture kids…in motion…at night… with sparklers. =)

But, after this experience…I bought extra sparklers. It is definitely too much fun to do only once a year.

I hope you enjoy our fun.

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Kara with sparklers.

Cara

Cara

Kara’s brother, Owen, with sparklers.
Owen

OwenThis photo looks magical to me.

Owen

My daughter, Lucy, with sparklers for the first time.
Lucy

Lucy's first time with sparklers

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy

My hubby joined in on the fun!
My hubby

My hubby

This is my awesome friend and our host, Sarah.
Sarah

Sarah

On a chilly night, a fire pit is a must!
Fire pit... it was great for warming up. And, for smores!!!

Fire pit... it was great for warming up. And, for smores!!!
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Blessings for Baby Abigail

I had the pleasure of meeting up with this wonderful family to celebrate the baptism of their daughter. Hiring a photographer when the whole family will be together for a special event is a wonderful way to obtain updated family photos. Here are a few that I captured that day.

 

Such a beautiful little girl!


Abby is lucky to have these two guys for brothers, they just adore her.


Grandma sneaking kisses.


Grandma and grandpa with all of their grand kids.


What a lucky little girl to have all of these people share her special day.


And, they thought they were done with pictures.

Dad and his boys.

Mommy and her little girl.

What a perfect family!


Abby was done with photos. But, I managed to sneak a few in the heirloom dress that was her mom’s christening gown.


Abby and her godparents.


What a beautiful day for a beautiful little girl!

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Early Spring Fun!

About 2 months ago I took my daughter to Nay Aug Park to explore and to jump in the puddles with her new rain boots. This is when I try to not be “the photographer” and I try to just go with the flow capturing fun moments with my girl. That is, when I am not walking in the puddles with her.

So, do not expect perfect lighting, perfect poses or perfect camera settings. Just a mom… having fun with her kiddo. Here are some pics from our day!

 

First a quick stop in the tree house.

 


Now it is time to look for puddles. There were not many here but running in the water is fun.

Checking out the beach chairs.

I call this look the “Mom, not ANOTHER photo” look.


A photo merge of Lucy running, stopping, and then running again, through her first puddle.


A soggy stop at the pavilion. I really love this pavilion and plan on shooting here more this summer. Even though she reminds me all the time that she is a big girl, she still looks so tiny here.

Look mom, an acorn cap!

Then, we found a larger puddle.


A larger puddle means… water in our boots and mud on our pants.

And, an even larger puddle.

Treading carefully.

More water in her boots.

Time to JUMP!

And… JUMP…

And…SPLASH!

She looks so sweet here. So peaceful. My little angel.


Checking out the “damage”. Boy, did she have a lot of water in her boots. But, it was a fun day!

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at photos of our day. Now, get outside and capture some memories of your own!

An Egg-cellent Day

In the mix of capturing memories for other folks, I often forget to take photos of my little girl. Well, other than with my cell phone.

We took the time one afternoon to get my daughter dressed up in her Easter dress and to just have fun in an open field. I love these photos and will cherish them as she gets older. Enjoy!

Before we left, Lucy wanted a few photos with Maggie. But, in this photo, you can see Maggie snubbing me too.
Even though they are only a few shots in front of our Rhoda… they are still sweet.


Just a tad windy.


Maggie is so gentle with Lucy. She has been keeping an eye on “her baby” since she was born.


Kisses. I can just feel the love.


Hint: when you are trying to take Easter photos…you shouldn’t start by giving your child a basket of plastic eggs. Even if you tell them they are empty…they still need to check.


Always posing…


I see Mr. Bunny!


My daughter loves “Despicable Me” and actually posed while saying this to me.


Now, time for some field shots.


This is her princess pose.


And of course, if she is posing like a princess…she needs to start singing. Since you can’t hear her, it went like this.. “Let it Go! Let it Go!…”


She dropped and then found an egg. I love her face in these two shots.



All smiles for mommy.


Sometimes a little bit of wind is a good thing.


Little Miss Attitude.


Singing again…



Look mom, I can fly.


If you are interested in capturing moments like this with your family, send me a message.

Easter Fun with Four Little Ones

I had the privilege of meeting up with this beautiful family the other day to shoot some Easter photos.

It was a bit chilly but we still captured some fun shots.

 

Easter outfits and Easter bunnies.

Easter outfits and Easter bunnies.A big kiss from his big sister.

I just love photographing siblings. How sweet are these two!

Now, it’s time for the little ones. Two little twinnos in baskets…with HATS!!!


Two little bunnies in a basket.

Have a Happy Easter!!!

2014 Mother’s Day Session Giveaway

There is nothing like a giveaway, right?

Well, I decided that Mother’s Day would be a perfect time to give away a free photo session. I absolutely love taking photos of families and capturing the love between a mom and her kiddos is priceless.

To all of you who liked my page, liked my post and shared my post with your friends… I thank you so much.

I decided to let my 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, pick our winner tonight. As you can see, she loves the camera! Watch the following video and see for yourself!

http://youtu.be/CsX7N2x81qE

Again, thank you so much! I will be sending our winner a message tonight and setting up our session soon.

If you are still interested in booking a Mother’s Day session with me, please send me a message ASAP since I am only accepting a few more sessions.

 

 

Around the House

It is no secret. I love to take pictures! And, boy do I take a lot of them. Thank goodness for digital technology.

Even though I take many photos, I often do not have time to share them.

Here are some photos using available light around my house. I say “available light” since I have shadows and highlights but…     I Love Them!

They allow me to capture my silly 3-year-old just being herself. I also took a few pics of our lazy puppy, Miss Maggie, and our old man kitty, Mr. Oreo.

I encourage more parents to walk around their house and look for a favorite chair, or a favorite corner, and just take pictures. Lots of pictures.

Goofy faces, pouty faces, puppy faces and kitty faces.

Take a moment to capture a moment in time. You won’t regret it!

Here is a moment of my time.

I see you!

Baby blue eyes
One of my favorites
Being silly
Here is a pouty face. A three-year-old is full of emotion. Moods change on a dime.

Pouty facy
I love this face!
Silly again!

Silly girl
I see Maggie.

I see you
I love puppy noses.
Puppy nose
If you visit, this is Maggie’s spot. Across two, maybe three cushions.
So sleepy
I see a kitty in a condo.
Kitty in a condo

Now, I introduce Miss Yogurt Face.
Miss yogurt face...
Miss yogurt face...
Miss yogurt face...
My husband asked me why I took pictures of her with such a messy face. My response, “Why not? I do not want to forget a thing! Not even a messy face!” =)

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If you haven’t already booked your Mother’s Day photo session, I still have a few available time slots.

Studio Fun

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to catch up with my good friend and fellow photographer, Sarah Hall, from Sarah Hall Photo. We are both natural light photographers, experimenting with studio lighting. Here are a few photos I took of my daughter, Lucy, while we played around with studio lighting.

She’s sweet…

My angel

And silly…

Always acting silly...

Growing up way too fast.

Yet growing up too fast

She already loves to pose. Showing off her sparkle heart on her jeans…

A little pop of color…

Just a little pop of color...

This face melts me. I love this girl so much!

So sweet. A quick shot before she ran off again... It is very difficult to get a 3-year-old to sit still.Always acting silly. My little hippie chick.

Being silly
This is exactly how I will always remember Lucy at age 3… caught up in a book. She absolutely loves books. When we read her a book, she listens intently and then replays the story later. If it is a book we have not read her yet, she likes to create her own story from the pictures.

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Snow Day Fun!

A small snow storm over the weekend created a white canvas for some silly snow photos.

My daughter…LOVES the snow!

My dog, Maggie, could not wait to get back in the house.

I feel the same as Maggie… counting down the days until Spring!

Shoveling
Lucy being silly

Working hard
Loving the snow
She has a habit of shoveling the snow back on to the sidewalk. Sorry daddy!

This toothy smile always makes me laugh.
Smiles

Now it is time for a silly face!
Silly face

My girl!

Lucy posing

Miss Maggie… in her fur coat.
Maggie

I just LOVE that puppy nose!
Puppy nose

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