Archive for January, 2009

This last Christmas season was extremely busy and I got so caught up with work that I didn’t take much time to do photography just for ME. So a couple of weeks ago I borrowed my favorite model and took her out for a fun session. I let her do her thing, which includes her goofy faces and her being a nut case. No idea where she gets that from… ;)

I had some plans going into it, but once we started having fun, my plans went out the window and I got to photograph just for fun. She and I had a blast and I felt like a little girl all over again. We chased each other through the fields and I kept teasing her and calling her “miss sassy pants.” She would laugh a great big belly laugh and then strike another “sassy pants” pose.

“you can’t see me”

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oh how I love backlit hair.

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“raining sunshine”

sour face

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she laughs….

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okay not the cutest face, but I couldn’t resist the colors here… sigh… I have been working on backlit stuff for awhile now and it’s just amazing what the sun can do!

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“miss sassy pants”

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So 27 years ago today my poor mother endured a lot of pain (and hopefully joy) for me to come into this world. She and my dad also endured a lot of pain (and joy) for the next 18 years, but that’s a whole other story.

Today is my birthday. I feel 40 sometimes and yet 15 at other times. Age is irrelevant. I grew up quick and now here I am with three kiddos, and awesome hubby and a pretty good life. I don’t think I’d change anything at the present moment. Guess that means I”m doing okay then, right?

Ten years ago I made a “plan” of my life and what I wanted to do. My plan went through the window many years ago and I’m grateful that life didn’t go according to plan. I’m sure I would have messed things up along the way had it been my choosing.

I still don’t have a plan for the next five years. People are always saying that we should plan things out, but I live on the edge and like to think that in five years I’ll be doing something totally different than what I thought. Besides, I told God that I wanted to live according to His plan anyway. We’ll see what He has up his sleeve for Mrs. Jenica Lemmons. I hope I’m still doing photography and loving every minute of it like I do now.

But today I will celebrate life and the gift of it that was given to me.

Today I’ll probably be doing the same ol thing as I normally do. I’ll be researching lighting techniques and looking at inspirational websites and being a mom as well. No big plans, but that’s cool with me. I for sure WON’T be doing dishes or laundry on my day. Course that’s not far from the norm either. lol.

And because I can’t post a blog without showing pics… here’s one of me when I was a kid….

oh yeah buddy, I had a mullet. Aint it cuuuuuutee??

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here’s me and the little button

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Have a great day and eat lots of chocolate and drink lots of coffee!!

I met this gorgeous gal out in Woodland for her senior photos. She and I had a blast and she managed to survive the 30 degree weather. Thankfully it didn’t rain till we’d been shooting a little while. We’re going to do another mini session to get the photos that we missed. Sometimes you just can’t count on the weather around here. Oh well, I get to spend some more time with a beautiful model. It’ll be fun!!

Thanks Miss A and I hope you enjoy your preview!

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My little guy had his one year “smash the cake” session with his mama. I usually despise food on the face pictures, but when you’re talking cake and babies, it’s a perfect combination. D was hysterical. I wanted a picture of him just sitting next to the cake, but he dived right in. As you can see by the photos here, he did quite a good job at smashing his cake.

My future sister in law is a professional cake maker/decorator and she made his adorable cake. She works at Market Place and also does AMAZING wedding cakes as well.

the perfect little cake…

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ahhh the drool….

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hmmmm… I think this might look good on me…

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laying on the cake might be fun

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SUGAR RUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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oh yeah, it’s THAT good.

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so pleased with himself..

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SUCCESS!

A perfectly smashed cake.

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and the storyboard I made…

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I’ve found a really great song artist that I really admire. Her name is Francesca Battistelli and she’s a new artist (well, at least to the radio stations that play her music). This song has become my theme song lately. As some of you know, I’m a Christian. I trust my life to Christ. I know that He is the one who is in control. I get worked up at times and think that I need to do more, that I need to work harder. I often forget that He’s the one who has it all planned out and I don’t need to worry so much.

This doesn’t have much to do with photography, but it’s a bit about me. I hope you don’t mind :)

So here’s my favorite song…

I’m Letting Go

My heart beats, standing on the edge
But my feet have finally left the ledge

Like an acrobat
There’s no turning back

Chorus
I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
Losing control
Of my destiny
Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So I’m letting go

This is a giant leap of faith
Trusting and trying to embrace

The fear of the unknown
Beyond my comfort zone

Chorus
I’m letting go
Of the life I planned for me
And my dreams
Losing control
Of my destiny
Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
So I’m letting go

Giving in to your gravity
Knowing You are holding me
I’m not afraid

Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believe
Feels like I’m falling and this is the life for me