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.

 

Check out more of my work on my Website and my facebook page (I post specials there so make sure you “like” the page to find out when I run specials)

 

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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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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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Two in one day!


Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing 2 newborns.  You met the first one in the last blog post and now its time to meet the second little guy.  I have photographed is 3 older siblings for a little over a year and now I get to include this little munchkin in my list of uber cute clients!!  This little newbie was 5 days new at the time of the session and it was the perfect age to do all the bending and posing, he was super pliant and we had so much fun!!  Newborn sessions always wear me out for the simple fact that I am crawling around on the floor for about 3 hours for each one, so you can imagine after 6 hrs crawling around and hovering over the babies I was sooooo tired and stiff.  But I am pretty sure it was TOTALLY worth it.  I know I say this a lot but, I DO HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD.

As usual you can check out all my info and more images on the full website, or you can check me out and “like” me on facebook, don’t forget to click that little like button while your visiting me there 🙂

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Squishy


There are times when I love my job and then there are times when I LOOOOVVVEEEE my job.  Last Saturday was a LOOOOVVVEEEE my job day.  I got to spend the morning with an adorable 8 day new little boy.  He was so cute and squishy, had a head full of thick dark hair and he did a fabulous job letting me pose him.   Momma wanted some outdoor photos very badly and we lucked out that it was warm and sunny enough that we were able to sneak out for a few min and snap a couple shots for her without baby getting chilled.  Every time I do a newborn session I get the worst case of baby fever, but hey that’s a side effect I am willing to live with if i get to have these tiny babies in my studio for a few hours 🙂

As usual you can see all my work and information over on the good ole web page.  Also check me out on Facebook.

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Contest


Okay so my referral contest is apparently not allowed to be hosted on facebook (there are all kinds of rules and regulations that are confusing as heck) and has to be hosted through a different page.  So here is the deal Lucille….

The purpose of this contest is to grow my potential client base so to be fair I will be checking to see if said person actually “liked” my page before the referral counts (those who have already liked and posted on the page will count towards your referral)  Have your friends and family like my FACEBOOK page  (<<<<<click that handy link over there)  and then post a comment on this blog or on the FACEBOOK  page  that you sent them.   At the end of the month who ever referred the most people will get a free session.  That session includes up to an hour of photo time either in the Mt. Carmel Il or Paducah Ky areas that is a $75.00 value!!!

So get to sharing this post so your friends and family can like my page and comment here and you can win a session 🙂

Facebook is in no way affiliated or responsible for this contest.

Growth


Last week I have the privilege of photographing a newbie!!  Her older brother was one of my first clients and it made me realize just how far I have come since then.  With every session I have I learn a little something to take to the next session.  I truly love what I do even if at times its frustrating and scary being a business owner.  Everything is up to me to do, design, education, promoting the business, the paperwork, the paperwork, the paperwork and not to mention the paperwork.  Sometimes I want to beat my head on the desk and cry but then I head out to a session and I get to snuggle a newbie, play with kids, or be involved with the glamour of a senior session and it is so clear why I do this.  It is truly what I was meant to do in life and I don’t feel right if I am not doing something photo related.

Here are a few of the newbie I had the pleasure to photograph last week.  You look at these and tell me if you think I have the greatest “job” in the world!!

As usual you can find more of my work and info on my full site.  Take a looksie around 🙂  You can also find and “like” me on facebook

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