Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pin Feathers and Golly Fluff

Sometimes I like to say silly words.
I think it's fun.
I have three kids.
I think my grasp on reality is slowly fading.
Help me.

There is one thing that brings me back into the here and now. The sound of a crying baby soothed by her mothers 'hush' and her gentle rocking arms. I wonder sometimes why babies even cry in the first place? If only to feel their mothers arms tightly around them making them feel safe, protecting them from this crazy world?

I like to think so.

Monday, July 26, 2010


It's finally Lisa's turn. She found Josh. Or was it Josh that found her? Either way...Love is in the air!

On August 22nd it will be official. My darling friend will have her fairytale wedding. She will be the bride. Josh will be the groom. They will live happily ever after. That's all there is to it.


ps- Thank you light Gods. I really appreciate you showing up on Saturday. Let me know where to send the check.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Traliers & Tutu's

So, while driving to my hair apt a few weeks ago, I drove by this abandoned trailer. Thought to myself, "This could be a really cool spot to take some pictures". I even took a quick snapshot of it and went on my merry way...
Fast forward to the present. I was at a church function and one of my uber-talented girlfriends (I have many) mentioned that on her way to a birthday party a few days back she had passed by a really cool spot for taking photos and that I MUST check it out! So she gave me directions...
Same trailer.
I do this all the time. Drive by a place. Think it would be a really fun place to take photos. Second guess myself and probably miss out on TONS of great photo ops!
This photo sesh taught me a great lesson: Go with your artistic gut...or miss OUT!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pinkness. Part two.

Welcome to the world Leisl Jolie. Born 6/30 at 12:13 am, 6 lb. 13 oz

Friday, July 2, 2010

'45 Chevy's and Birdhouses

A few of my faves...

Two hours. That's all the time I got to spend with the P family. That's it. But I left there feeling like I had known them for years. It took a little while for C to warm up to me, but once I mentioned I had some Red Vines waiting for her after the shoot, she was putty in my hands! lol! H was afraid that little C would be too clingy and grumpy and that he would not cooperate once the camera turned on him. I found quite the opposite! He was SO good, and for a 1 year old, was pretty darn easy going when it came to wardrobe change and switching locations a few times. It was so fun using big M's vintage Chevy (M, you will have to tell me exactly what yr it is again. I forget such things easily. I think it was the year that they made the coolest lookin' cars in history, no?!) The best part of the car story is that my girl H bought it for her darling hubby for Father's Day a few years back, because it was the same car M's father owned when he was a child. How COOL is that?! I hope my hunny REALLY enjoyed that bag of socks and iTunes card I got him last year. I know, I know! I SPOIL him! HA!
It's always such a treat to show up to a shoot, not knowing who or what to expect, and to walk away feeling like you have made a new friend. Thank you P family for making me feel so welcome in your home. Thank you for letting me stick my big 'ol camera in your face and not telling me to back the 'H' up! (I really appreciate that last one. I can get annoyingly close up in ones grill.)
Hope we meet again in the future...Perhaps at Cafe Rio???....