Friday, August 29, 2008

Hello my lovelies....

my fifteen plus one! 

I only have a few moments to chat, and I have so many things I want to tell you.  I'm afraid I'm going to forget them if I don't start writing soon.  So I'm going to make a little note of what I want to remember for next time, and we'll take care of it then.  [beach, missing the perfect shot,  funeral, marketing, school, singing, aging, client with kids who hate me - but not as  much as before, remodeling (in the other blog), paper-thin skin, holiday cards special, roadtrips, Rice Krispies commericals.  Roughly in that order.  I hope I remember what it was I wanted to say about them!  Oh!  And ladybugs!)

I do tend to go on, you know.

So, despite being on summer vacation, I've been pretty busy this summer.  I had some new babies, and some older babies, and some who weren't babies at all.  I bet you can guess which one is which.  And to that special someone out there who probably doesn't even read the blog,  TAKE OFF YOUR WATCH!  (It's said with love, of course.)
Here are some recent adventures.... 

More soon, I promise!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sleep? Who needs sleep?

So it's 1:15 in the morning.  And in approximately 4 hours and 45 minutes, a friend of mine is going to be knocking at my door, waiting for me to hit the road.  I should have gone to sleep, oh, about 3 hours ago.  But I had to pack.  (I still do.)  I had to copy over some files (I still do).  I needed to do laundry (thank you sweetie for doing this while I was  out).   I have about a hundred and three things I wanted to do before I left.  And I wasn't able to do any of them,  because I had a family thing crop up, that I wasn't expecting, and I will go into much more  detail on when I get back.  (Or maybe while I'm gone. I don't know yet.)  But there are a couple things I wanted to show you (my ever faithful 15) before I left.  

First, a new baby.  Brand new!  So new, that they had to reschedule their proofing session from their maternity portraits because they were busy having her (I love it when that happens).  This couple is so much fun.  I can't wait to see them again in a few weeks.  I don't want to tell you why yet, but let's just say it involves a plaid skirt, and some hairy knees (not mine).

This little girl - I've been photographing her since before she was born.  Her mom was one of my early maternity clients, and I've seen her just about every week.  (She and my daughter are pals.)  She's such a sweetie!

(I know what you're thinking - gray?  You shoot on gray? But it's not... black!  Go ahead, you can talk.  It's okay.  What can I say, I'm branching out. hahaha)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Perhaps I should have clarified....

By more time, I meant during the day.  NOT at 3 am.  With a sick baby.  Those are some long hours.

Apparently, the gods have a sense of humor.

And of course, now, at 10 am, she's fine and dandy.  WE are exhausted, but she's peachy.  Isn't that always the way?  

Monday, August 11, 2008

I need more time.

In general.  In the day.  In my life.  I thought the summer was going to be slow and lazy, and I'd have a session here and there, but mostly would be hanging out at the pool, or at the park, (or more realistically, on my couch).  But I thought it would be me and the kids, doing all that fun stuff we're supposed to do together.  So far, we've gone to the pool a few times, we've watched a LOT of Cinderella and Pokemon (okay, they watched while I was working), and I've spent a disordinate amount of time trying to find things that were semi-packed for the construction. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, re: construction, please see the other blog.)  But  hey, at least my life is consistent, right?  And isn't that supposed to be a good thing?  :)

So, here are a few shots from recent sessions - I love it when a headshot turns into something fun.  

And the little guy in the second set - DID NOT want to be happy.  Fortunately, the mom was FINE with a little Hershey's Kiss bribe.  (I don't want to bribe my own kids with candy, but bribing clients' kids?  Standard Operating Procedure! hahaha) 

 And he perked right up!