Monday, December 17, 2007

Uh! Oh!

Wow, I am a bad blogger!

This Holiday season took me by surprise. I was a lot busier than I anticipated which is really great! I have LOTS of fun shoots to share so I will get right down to it:

You may remember this cutie. This is Pete’s nephew and he just gets cuter by the second. Every time I see him he says more things, and this time he thought it would be fun to “tackle” me. It is football season after all!

Next up are these adorable twin girls. They were a ball of giggles and I had such a great time with them.

I LOVE tutu’s!

I also had the pleasure of photographing these guys. They are all cousins and by the end of the shoot, one of the little girls was wearing my “party shoes” and hugging on to my leg. I cannot wait to go back and photograph this group again!

Look at those curls

…and those lashes. These kids were all so beautiful!!

My boss is next on the list. She is one of my best friends and I am lucky to have her in my life. I thought it would be fun to photograph her as I see her…beautiful!!

While I am adding some model stuff, I also had the pleasure of photographing Christa, an aspiring. She is from the south so she was not really prepared for the cold weather. I tried something a little different with a balloon. I love balloons with the kids, and why shouldn't adults get to have some fun too? ;)

Next, I have this really cute brother and sister. They were so cute and the older sister was so sweet to her brother.

Amy is a co-worker of mine and also an actress. We thought it might be fun to photograph her in a way she is not usually. She is so much fun and we made her kind of punk rock/Emo.

And I have another group of cousins. I photographed the little guys parents wedding a few years back and his mom is my hairdresser. What a great group of people and adorable kids (I guess all kids are cute, or at least all my clients! ;))
Oh! I almost forgot this sweet newborn. I swear November was the month for newborns. I photographed more newborns this past November than I did all last year!
I just loved this babies milky skin with the nanny's hands!
Lastly I have a couple pictures from Julia and Drew's wedding Faith and I did a few weeks back, when I get Faith’s pictures they will be on the blue sky blog.
Whew! Lots of fun, beautiful, family, friends and kids I was able to photograph this past month. The best part is that was only a few of them! I really do LOVE my job! Thank you to all my clients who allowed me to photograph their families, every shoot was a pleasure!

That is all for now. I promise I will not neglect this blog any more. I have some fun shoots coming up this week and also I am working on a new website. YAY! I plan on getting it live for the first of January. Start the New Year with a new website. I will keep you posted on exactly when.

Happy Holidays everybody. Enjoy your family and friends!

Friday, November 09, 2007

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

The holidays sneak up on me faster and faster every year! I have been doing lots of fun sessions to try and capture the last beautiful moments of fall. There is a lot to share, so I will get to it!

First up is Lisa and Nevada (great name, right?) who I had the pleasure of photographing a few weeks ago.

Aren’t they such a beautiful couple?

Next up is a really fun Family who I photographed on Sunday:

Also on Sunday is another great family session:

I was so glad to be able to enjoy such a beautiful day with such great children! Thanks to both families for the great afternoon!

Lastly is a beautiful newborn. Little “S” was so sweet and smiley…
…but as you can see, I wore her out! ;)

Thanks to her mom for letting me photograph her!

Well, that’s all for now. Blue Sky is going to have some fun new stuff coming up next week and I will have a new website going live before the end of the month.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Baby Love

What a busy week!

I have done lots of fun shoots this week that I can't wait to share, but I only have time for one tonight.

On Monday I had a really great shoot with an adorable newborn. The weather could not have been more perfect, and little Mr. "J" was so calm and happy. Here are a few of my favorites.

Thanks mom for letting me photograph your family!

Well that's all for tonight, time to get back to editing.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wanna play tag?

There is this game going around professional photographer’s blogs. You tell eight little known things about you and then name some other photographers. I was not really tagged, but watching this game going around made me want to play. So, I tagged myself ;)

1. When I was in photography school, I was convinced I was going to be a fashion photographer. I planned on being the next Herb Ritts. It was not until I started at a children’s photography studio that I realized that I had a knack for it, and that is what I wanted to do.

2. I love Britney Spears. Granted I think she needs some underwear, mothering classes and a hug, but I still love her. I can’t help it!

3. Until I was sixteen I was scared to death of cats! I was attacked when I was two, so even the cutest little kitten made me nervous. Someone gave me a kitten for my sixteenth birthday and I was terrified. I was not able to sleep the first night because she kept purring and trying to sleep on me. It only took me a week to warm up to her, and almost nine years and another kitten later she is still purring and trying to sleep on me. :)

4. I can drink coffee 24 hours a day.

5. My dad is the coolest dad in the world. Seriously, he is one of my biggest inspirations. I am told we are exactly alike and I take it as the biggest compliment.

6. I am ridiculously superstitious. Sometimes almost to the point of OCD. For example, I have to check my alarm three (count ‘em) three times before I can go to sleep at night or it will not go off in the morning, and I can’t listen to the traffic report in the morning, otherwise I will get stuck in it. OK so my superstitions are not the norm because I have a black cat who crosses my path constantly and that’s OK. Go figure. :)

7. When I was nineteen I moved in with my grandmother and my dad. I cut my work to part time and took her on all her errands and just kept her company when otherwise she would be alone. Until I moved in with her I didn’t know her very well, and I am glad I got the chance. She became like my best friend and living with her and my dad was one of the best things that could have happened to me at that point. I learned a lot about her and my grandfather (who had passed away eight years earlier) and she got to know about me. Her death is the most devastating thing that I have had to deal with. It was five years ago last week. She is still my inspiration and actually the reason for my personal project which will be displayed when I put my new site live next month (more on that later)

8. I am a daredevil when it comes to shooting. If you have ever seen me shoot you know what I mean. Climbing on furniture, up trees, on the edge of a porch even standing on top of a ladder. If there is something that will give me a higher angle that I can climb on, I will, most of the time while holding a reflector with me feet (true story) I actually had to make this statement once: “I will not fall out of this huge tree while holding on with one hand and keeping the reflector straight with my feet so don’t worry, just look happy.” :) I guess that is not so much a little known fact, but I am an open book so I was running out of stuff.

So now I get to tag people:
Meg Belanger: http://www.megbelanger.blogspot.com/
Jay: http://www.imagesofjay.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://www.emilykearnan.blogspot.com/
Paulette and Matt: http://www.saypickles.blogspot.com/
Benjamin: www.benjaminburrows.net/blog

and a last minute add on (sorry I didn't know you had a blog!)
Michelle: http://michellecaucuttphotography.blogspot.com/

And because what would be a good post with out photo’s, Here are some of my god-daughter (who else?) for a project I am working on.

That’s all for now. I have a couple e-sessions this weekend, which I am pretty excited about. I’m sure I will have some fun stuff to post soon!