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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Goin' out in style....

My final HOLIDAY Session....

We ended with a bang!! (Or should I say a barf, a peeing accident, a....)
This was my 3rd family in a month will ALL boys. These moms will be greatly rewarded for the wonderful service someday!

The oldest in this family had the stomach flu....but he managed to suck it up in between shots (and pass out in between others...). I think he did a great did the rest of them...and yes...peed pants (not by the oldest :) is becoming a common link in my sessions... beware!

Speaking of "Goin out"...I'm goin out the door...headed to DISNEYLAND! (we're suspending reality for a few days...)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Little surprise.

I can't tell you how much I love doing this.

They brought their dogs--who decided to be a bit tricky and chew through their leashes. They brought some kids who had some "accidents" and who had the nerve to get hungry :) I brought my camera and in the midst of all the craziness captured some wonderful moments....moments that I'm sure they have NO idea I caught...they probably went home thinking..."Man--what a bust! At least we KNOW we got a speeding ticket, as for any images...????"

I was proofing this session the other night and had completely forgotten about this was like a little surprise...when I came upon these images I burst out laughing...I even woke my husband up with my giggling (who was passed out reading in the chair in the other room.) This family just rolled with everything...didn't miss a beat. And that is why I love moments like and all of its imperfections:

I'm not sure if you can see the dad's face...but all he did was go "ooooo...." waited a moment and then picked her up...after we both just kinda a looked at eachother and chuckled...he dusted off the mashed in dirt from her face and we continued on :) those cute little buns made several other appearences throughout the shoot until we remembered the adjustable waist band!

seriously seriously LOVE this.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Psyched Psenior.

Now for those out there who don't know about "Senior Sessions"...don't go thinking they're for your GRANDMA! These would be for the Graduating Class....High School Seniors....not the over 65 population!

This particular "Senior Jem" was very very very excited to finally be able to do her session. The day before she was scheduled to have her session--she was in a single car accident and ended up in the hospital having to undergo some facial surgery. I told her we couldn't do her session until her face was healed :)

Here she is healed....I think she's beautiful...

*Cookie* this wall was for you...just to keep you thinking that we're full of bright walls here!

Yes...see what I mean about "psyched"...she pulls out these nylon blue spandex and wants some images in them...hmmm...then she tells me that she can do the splits..mid-air. Bring. It. On.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Lake.

This has become one of my favorite places to shoot. I love the lighting here and the kids love the STICKS! I think a few have even gone home with some families :)

I loved the clothing colors and mix and match of patterns. Very very good.

Can't you just FEEL THE LOVE here???

Oh!!! I almost forgot to add (for future windy sessions :) we did this in 25mph winds!!! and yes...the mom was more than a little worried!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

4 Boys...

This is my second session (out of 3 in the last month) that consisted of ALL BOYS.

These mothers will be blessed....very very blessed :)

Oh! and YES there is an abundance of brightly colored walls here...BUT they're EVERYWHERE (even in Yuma....just keep your eyes open and they'll jump out at you--and then jump out of your car and take some pictures in front of them :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Just a Reminder!

No waiting until the last possible second to finalize your Holiday Cards! :)

Let's pretend that this is a "younger" version of me...waiting and waiting for those last few cards out deadline is this Saturday, October 25th, 9pm. (I'll be leaving town the week after and I need to get everything to the printer.) this isn't me :) But isn't she gorgeous? I accidentally double "processed" this and loved the intense color I got. *Sigh*....More to come. Now quit daydreaming and get to work on finalizing your cards!

For Sandy.

Who is soooo very far away :(

Just a little moment of your "boys"...doin' what they do best! Now you'll have to be patient for the rest :)

We had a great time...exhausting...but great!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fun in the Fall?

You'll have to ask them...

It was 48 degrees and winds up to 20mph. Hmmmm...I know that the "Fall Leaves" are pretty...but sometimes the sessions can be pretty rough with the weather!!! :)

All that aside...they braved it and they're gorgeous...and look at that red hair!

I'm so jealous.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

THE Couch

I tell ya...I get a lot of requests for this couch (and its not even mine :)
But there's a catch :) You have to be willing and able to haul it!!
They were willing and able and we hit 2 locations with it!

My FAVE from the session:

I think the snail made it ALL the way home...safely inside his pocket!