Archive for January, 2009

My middle child is the most emotional of my three kids. He can be hot or cold depending on how he feels at any particular moment. He is as sweet as he is sour. One moment he wants his mama and will hug me like he hasn’t seen me in years and the next moment he’s putting cookies in the toaster or throwing things at his little brother. He’s cuddling on my lap as I type this and I’ve become very emotional lately about how quickly my kids are growing up. My tiny one will be turning a year old in two weeks and Mr. I will be three soon. I only have a few more years to have them home with me before they head off to school. I’ve often been accused of being a little crazy by taking so many photos of my kids, but it’s my only way of freezing time. My only way of remembering exactly what they looked like. I want to capture every face, every emotion that they experience.

Here’s my boy.

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Please pray for those affected by the floods. Two of my friends were displaced this week due to the flooding.

And C family and N family, please please email me if any of your photos I took were destroyed. I’ll happily get those replaced. I’m so sorry to hear about your homes. If there’s anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask!!!

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Oh how I love this family!!

I’ve been photographing the T family since Mrs. T was pregnant with baby G over a year ago. I did her maternity session, her newborn session and G’s four month session. I can’t believe how much she’s grown! She just celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago.  Even though it was snowing/raining at the session, we still managed to have a great time. They were such troopers with me making them do crazy things in the snow. I think having the snow made it that much more special. We’ve had a crazy winter here and it’s not very often that you see snow on the ground in the parks in Longview.

Thanks T family for letting me capture your beautiful family!

Hope you enjoy your preview!

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ALOHA!

Announcing the contest for best image of 2008. I wanted to pick one from each session, but there were just so many that I had to narrow it down. I had an unbiased opinion (my hubby) who helped me select my images.

The winner will receive a framed 16X20 of the image. Also, for anyone who votes and books a session you will receive a free 16X20 of an image from your session. You must book your session before the contest ends, though to get the super cool dealy-O.

To vote, please make a comment below in the comment box for whatever number you are voting for. Please no fake email addresses and only one vote per person. My system can track these things, so please no cheaty cheaty or your vote won’t count.

Contest will end on January 10th, 2009 at midnight.

Have fun and get all your friends, family, coworkers and enemies involved. Okay, well maybe not enemies, but you get the idea ;)

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Edited to add: Please post in the comment box right below here. Some people were commenting on another blog post.

Comments are moderated, so please don’t keep re-posting them.Your comments will appear within 24 hours.

I will only post one vote per person. Comments are moderated to prevent people from spamming my site.

Good luck!! (comment below)

Miss K lost another tooth. She’s got a crazy gapped smile now. I love kids….

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