Friday, December 24, 2010

~Photo Vixens~

The best thing about my photography class this last semester was meeting these fine ladies:) We have started a little 'group' where we get together monthly and practice taking pictures and learning from each other. It's so fun to get out there and have FUN with your camera! Especially when you're with good friends:)


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some people just wait until the last minute...

Take Mr. & Mrs. {F}isher {P}rice for instance.

So I get this call late last night from Mrs. Fisher BEGGING me to take their pictures today. And I was like, “Yo, Mrs. {F}, not only is it RAINING outside, but if you haven’t noticed, there is only 4 more day’s until Christmas!”. Well, she would just not take 'no' for an answer, so I had them pop by and we found some spots just around the house. For all the craziness that went into preparing for a photo shoot I was not planning on, I do have to say, their daughter {P}lastica didn’t make a peep the entire shoot. Now that I think about it Mr & Mrs. {F} were not very talkative either?! Very peculiar...

Well, all I can say is good luck getting those Christmas cards out on time….


Winter Break Begins...

It begins.

Two whole weeks with my beautiful children home from school for Christmas vacation. Two. WHOLE. Weeks!

In a small house.


Will it ever stop raining?

I feel myself going slowly but ever so surely insane. What day is it? I’ve lost all sense of time. I think I have watched ‘The Christmas Story’ for the 18th time in a row. I have started calling my eldest ‘Ralphie’. He doesn’t seem to mind.

Oh! I did take the kids to the Taco Bell drive thru today. That was exciting….

Good times.

Gooooood times….

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Hey! I'll trade you.."

I like Cragslist.


I luuuuuv Craigslist.

If it weren’t for these good lookin’ folk {M}adame and I would have never met.

What a dreary orange and green vintage couch-less future would have been awaiting me.

I thank you. Madame thanks you.

Hope it was worth the trade:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Next year I'm paying someone...

The ultimate photography challenge:

Can you take pictures of your own children without wanting to kill yourself afterwards?

I am currently looking for a photographer to hire for next years photos.

Is that clear enough for you? Okay then.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Purple Monkey in White Pajamas.

Thank you Image Stabilization. If not for you, all these pictures would have been blurry. {Ya know, cause it was freakin’ FREEZIN’!}

But now onto why this day was totally awesome…

Kids. Cute kids. I mean REALLY CUTE kids. Really cute kids who despite the bone chilling coldness still put smiles on their faces (of course there was EXTREME bribing going on, but whatever works, right?!)

Clouds. We NEVER get clouds here in SD.

Sunshine? Yes.

Seventy degree weather all year round? Check.

Mortgages that will make your head spin? Absolutely!

But clouds? Rarely see the darn things.

Super-Duper Fantastically Cool Parents.

Do I really need to elaborate on this one?

And thank you to my buddy {L}. Without your help, how would I have ever known what color the monkey is that lives in my camera? (purple, of course!). The fact that he was wearing white pajamas and his name is Clouds was also very informative. My world somehow feels complete now that I know these very important facts.


**{Sidenote: This is a perfect example of a few friends who got together and created their own photo shoot. You can do the same!! If there is a cool place you have ALWAYS dreamed about having your family photos taken, get a few of your friends to jump on board and I will BE THERE to take the pics!}