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Y’all its been too long since I blogged and I really have no excuse except that I suck with words and can’t make my entries come across as I want them too so I avoid doing it.  Maybe if I follow the advice I give my kiddos, practice makes perfect, I would have a better outcome with my blogging.  Anyway, on to what I wanted to blog about…..

My daughter, that’s her right down there…. (in my new favorite photography thing… milk baths, so dreamy and pretty) IMG_0099She has the sweetest heart ever and never wants to hurt anyone (well maybe her brother but that’s what siblings do).  She gets so excited over the smallest things and is always thanking me.  One time she told me I made the best gluten free (more on that in a bit) turkey sandwiches in the world!  One would think hearing things like that would make me feel good but here lately it isn’t.  It is making me wish I could do more, give more and be more.  When you have kids no one ever talks about mommy guilt.  Let me tell  you, it is real and it is painful!

On to the GF lifestyle… This girl went 9 years (yup pretty much from the beginning we struggled) with eating and stomach problems.  For the last 3 of those years she complained of headaches every. single. day. Those headaches eventually turned into migraines 2 to 3 times a month nothing would help.  She would lay down, bury her face to hide light and put ice on her head and then face the day the next morning.  We were getting to the point of putting her on migraine meds and I really didn’t want to do that because of all the side effects.  In November she had constant stomach pain and headaches and mouth sores, we tried only drinking water(no juice or lemonade), taking meds and adding acid reflux medicine back in (for the gazillionth time) and she never got relief.  I talked to my go to oil and all things natural and healthy lady and we discussed what she was eating and what her symptoms were and what meds she was taking.  She told me she was sure it was Gluten causing all her symptoms and told me to give it 3 full weeks of being gluten free, take probiotics and digestive enzymes and see how she did.  That night I fixed a gluten free meal (so hard at first to figure it all out but now it comes naturally) and it was the first time in a long, long, long, time that she finished her plate and asked for more. By the third day being strictly GF she had energy, her stomach was better and no headache…. NO HEADACHE!!! The child complained of headaches every day for years and now none! We were sold, but if that wasn’t enough to sell us on the GF lifestyle then the fact that she got cross contamination (unknown until it happened) and was so so sick she was begging for the doctor.  My girl hasn’t had one single migraine since we went gluten free.  She has been a trooper and only pouts when it comes to sweets she can’t have that others can so we just plan ahead and bring treats for her when we go to parties and such.

Anyway, this post didn’t start out as a gluten free post it started as a mommy guilt post.  Knowing that we went almost her whole life without finding what was causing all the troubles… Mommy guilt.  Not being able to take the kids on a beach vacation…. Mommy guilt.  Not being able to give them all the nifty new gadgets… Mommy guilt.  Not being able to go and do something fun every day during summer break… you guessed it, Mommy guilt.  I am spending lots of time in prayer that my guilt lessens so I can enjoy this time with them, because I know they are fed, clothed, taken care of and most importantly happy and healthy kiddos.  I got them a small 2 foot deep pool and you would think we put a large pool in the yard, they have spent the 2 days we have had it splashing, playing, giggling and the best part is they are getting along!! Isn’t that every mothers wish for summer break??

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New Offering


I have had this idea in my mind for a while now.  I decided to take advantage of the snow days and spend some time trying out my idea for “simple black and white” portrait session.  Who better to practice on then my daughter.  She loves having her picture taken and she was spot on with what I wanted to do. I wanted light and shadow (normally i hate shadows but for this I had a vision) and I do believe I have achieved what I was going for.  i love the classic look of these images.  If your interested in a simple black and white portrait session, shoot me an email or text or you can call me and we can set something up🙂

As always you can see more of my work on my website.  Follow me on facebook for current specials and up to date info🙂

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Tatum turns 1!


I love my Watch Me Grow babies!! I love that I get to watch them grow and develop from a tiny wrinkly newborn to a giggling toddler.  It is bitter sweet for me however.  I get to see them every 3 months for the first year of their lives then they turn one (YAY!!) and they aren’t coming to see me as often and I miss them (BOO)

A little over a year ago Tatum’s awesome parents contacted me to photo their tiny human and it made my year. At his last session for his 1 year photos they made my year again by telling me they want me to continue to photograph him every 3 or 4 months🙂 I seriously got teary eyed. I love this little family and I hope I get to document their lives as their family continues to grow.

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April 24,2013


April 24, 2013 is the last time I blogged and that was just a catch up blog. Every year I tell myself I am going to be a better blogger, I will blog each week. And every year I don’t *blogger fail*

I wish I was good with words, I am not. I wish I was “quippy” (you know snappy come backs and jokes off the top of my head) but I am not that either. What I am is shy, introverted (I work on that on a regular basis, after all being a business owner if I don’t put myself out there I won’t have a business) quiet and a thinker. If I am photographing you and I am not talking much its not because I don’t feel the session is going well its because I go in this photo mode and my mind is constantly thinking about lighting, angles, poses, that one blade of grass that needs to be moved…. you get the idea.  I sink into what I am doing and I choose to believe it is a good thing it just shows that this is my passion and my heart and I put all of that into each session.

On to a personal note… My baby (okay not literally baby but she is my youngest so she will always be my baby) turned 7 recently. I spur of the moment decided I needed to take photos, it had been cloudy and dreary and warm all day then the sun came out briefly so I grabbed her put her in a cute outfit, grabbed my awesome new to me chair and headed to a field. While taking these photos I came to the harsh realization that she isn’t a baby any more. She is growing into the most awesome girl ever. She loves church and gymnastics (recently moved to the competitive team) she is a little book worm just like her momma, she is giving, caring, cute and sassy, she has the most hilarious personality (I bet she grows up to be “quippy”). She is more than I had hoped my daughter would be and she is only 7.

 

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Catch up


oh boy I am such a slacker when it comes to blogging.  Allow me to catch up with blogging random sessions and in no particular order.

First on the blogging block is little Mason.  I believe some people are put in your life for a reason and Mason’s Momma and Grandmomma were for sure.  They are awesome people and I am very happy to call them friends.  :)  Mason was the best sleeper I have had yet.  He slept so long and so soundly I was able to get pretty much every shot we wanted.  There is something about capturing newborns that makes me sigh and feel so content and giddy at the same time.  I love when I do a newborn and they are signed up for my watch me grow package and I get to see them for at least the first year of their lives.  They become part of my family and there is nothing better.

Check out all my info and more of my work on my website and on facebook!

 

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Its been a while



Well here it is December and I haven’t bloggity blogged since July ish… So much for that New Years resolution to blog more.  Oh well maybe next year will be a better blog year.  I just might have to take a bit of time this winter and get caught up on blogging.  Any way with Christmas coming I wanted to take a moment and share this photo with you all.  It  was a hit on my Facebook page so maybe it will be a hit elsewhere too🙂 I hope you get a giggle out of this picture, I know I sure did.  The holidays tend to make a lot of people feel just like this🙂 This is the second time I have gotten to photo this adorable little girl  and the second time for her handsome older brother.  The family is beyond sweet and so caring.  I look forward to watching these kids grow up🙂

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Family on the Fourth


Every 4th of July I get the pleasure of visiting with family I only get to see that time of year, and for the past 2 years I have gotten to spend a couple hours with Rachel and my camera.  This girl is so photogenic and I believe she can read my mind as to what I am wanting her to do.  I had so much fun with her (even though it was so so so hot this year) and I managed to get some awesome shots!  I am in awe of her.  She sings, plays guitar (among other instruments), she is super artistic and just a sweet girl.  This year I had kind of a theme I wanted to go with for the photos and asked her to bring her guitar and some hippy type clothes and she knew just what I wanted.  I am no where near done going through the images and editing them but I couldn’t wait to post these.  If I could I would post every one of them but that might be overkill🙂

You can check out more of my stuff on my facebook page and I even offer specials over there🙂

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Senior Ambassador


I recently had a couple sessions with Taylor, she is a senior ambassador for me and we had so much fun.  She is beautiful and so sweet and made my day.  The second session was soooooo hot but she totally rocked it and the images turned out great if I do say so myself🙂  If you know a 2013 senior who would like a chance at discounted senior session and a chance to earn free prints then send them my way and maybe they will be picked to be a senior ambassador.  Any way take a second and check these out🙂

As usual you can see more of my work on my website or check me out on facebook.

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Lovely baby bump


Last week I had the privilege of photographing a wonderful mom and her 4 boys, I also snapped a few of her niece while I was there🙂  It was a long hot day that involved lots of mud and bugs, tons of laughs and a mid session break to shower off all the mud.

With each of my pregnancies I always wanted the cute baby belly and to “glow”  instead I got the puffy face, massive swelling in hands and feet and my baby belly was NOT cute lol.  This Momma to be is absolutely beautiful and she is finally going to have a little girl in a few weeks and I can’t wait to  meet her!  With 4 older brothers no body better mess with her🙂 I had a hard time deciding which photos to put on here since there were well over 100 of them to chose from.  Be sure to check the others out on my web site🙂  Don’t forget to head over to facebook and “like” my page.

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