Saturday, October 31, 2009

Little Addison

When I arrived at Amanda and Phil's house today, along with a few trick-or-treaters, Little addison greeted me right away- her daddy was feeding her the last few drops of milk from her bottle, and she was struggling to stay awake. I won't lie- I was super excited by the fact that she was SO sleepy.
Sleeping newborns are a dream to photograph.
I did Amanda's maternity photos a couple of months back, so I had the plus of having been to their home before- so I knew what to expect for lighting. I set up my little studio get-up, and we were off shooting pictures.
We ended the shoot in the master bedroom, where I used the natural lighting for some dramatic effect- it was a great photo day!!
Addison slept through the WHOLE THING. Even when she was lifted up "Simba-style".
Thanks for being such a great model, baby girl!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A picture My hubby wanted me to get

and for some reason, J man goes for the low notes- every time.
That's all.
Have a good night!


Put a red chair in an alley......

...and this is what you get.

(ps. this is a high school senior photo.)

Thanks for a great time, Maggie!


Sunday, October 18, 2009


Happy birthday, Ruthie!


Emily, Jonathan, and Josiah ;)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Play me a song on the piano,(J) - Man

My good friend, Andy, took this video on Wednesday night while my hubby and I were on a date!
Yes, I actually took him up on his email-proposed date (which was mentioned in the last post), but we had to move it from Tuesday to Wednesday since he had church meetings on Tuesday he had forgotten about (but for some reason I remembered)
Anyway, we went to see "UP!"- a totally cute, family-friendly film by Pixar. I almost cried during the beginning, though- there's this montage about the couple's life, and part of it she finds out she can't have kids... I kinda know that feeling.
I have been incredibly busy the past couple of months- hence fewer blogs. I've been keeping busy with photography, art stuff, teaching art to grades 1-8, and chasing after my super-fast baby.
Sarah and Billy came by for a surprise visit at the beginning of this week- crazy, since they live in CO. Coming to WI is no small feat, especially when they had to battle with black ice to get to the airport so they could make it here.
So that's pretty much it in a nutshell. This weekend we're on our way to the Mad town with some friends to visit more friends. It's sure to be a good time, although it is homecoming for UW....we may well have a loud night.
I guess I'll just have to let you know how it goes!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Not me! Monday

Hey, all!
Welcome to not me! monday- a creation of Mckmama to make a way for us to admit to some of our faults in a funny, lighthearted way.

So, I most certainly did not get totally excited yesterday when I found out that it was October 11.
What's so not important about October 11? My local Target store did not just have it's grand (re) opening, and i most certainly did not rush out with my 9 1/2 month old just so we could not walk around the new store aimlessly.
I did not buy new, absolutely ADORABLE ( underwear while I was there. And I did not jump out of our bedroom wearing it just to tease my husband....Not me!!
I did not wear a new top backwards at a wedding that I was shooting this weekend, and then did not say that it was just a weird shirt, and it's supposed to look like that when someone came up to me to say that it was on backwards....or not backwards. Not me!
I did not just throw my son's dirty cloth diapers down the basement stairs 2 minutes before my inlaws came over, just so the back hall would look clean. There was no poop in those diapers.
I do not have the most thoughtful husband, who did not send me a nice, romantic email about going out on a date tomorrow night. I did not almost burst out into tears over how much I love that man.
Oh, no. Not me!

Do you have any not me! confessions? Just hop on over to Mckmama's site, and find out how to get involved!!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Photo Challenge

I had this GREAT idea for this particular photograph for this week's challenge- and I was actually able to execute the photograph!!!
We were supposed to take a picture of our subject through something- anything, really, and I thought how cute would it be to have this couple framed in the photograph.
I had the ultimate pleasure of taking engagement photos for an artist friend (who happens to also be named Emily) She and Rick really interacted well and truly had a great time with each other while I took their pictures.
Thanks for going along with this idea, guys!!!

To see the other entries and to check out the rules, click here