Thursday, October 30, 2008

Too Precious FOR Words

Headed out of town for the weekend but wanted to share an image from a Shoot that was Just More FUN than words. How fun it was to see this family again. I knew these kids even before they were born. Just so hard to believe how much they've grown and how cute they are. Many thanks for driving all this way to share your family with me. Was a wonderful treat.... I may even buy me a toutou when all is said and done. I want to twirl and spin with my skirt flying.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Too Much Fun

To view the complete slide show
click on the picture and it will take you there.

I finally finished the Sweet Sixteen Slideshow today............ What fun we had, and relived it all again putting the show together. The big party still awaits but the pictures are ready for the big event. Makes me wish I could go back and have myself a little party. Or better yet, maybe I'll just take me some Fabulous 42 pictures for my next party.... Something tells me however they might not look so cute. haha It's the thought that counts though. Enjoy every birthday and have a party every year........ AND for Heaven's sake find a friend and have your picture taken with them. Those memories are just too fun not to have.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby Bliss

Been working on a little baby portfolio album today to put here at the studio. I've been looking through a few of my baby files ........ some old and some new to find some of my favorites. Wow... Still have so many to dig through, but wanted to share a few. I've been in the Senior mode lately and forgotten how precious and sweet little babies are. They just ooze personality and they don't even know it. Maybe it's because I have a new found love and keen observation of babies now because of Brady.. Who knows. All I know for sure is that without little guys............ the world just wouldn't be nearly as much fun to look at. Find a baby today and just stop and watch them a minute. We should all look at the world with such fascination.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Little Girl

Well, the day has finally come that I have to face the fact that my little girl is growing up. She passed her driving permit test and is officially a woman of the road. It is both a thrill and a huge sadness. I must admit I will be a little thankful not to have to run around to a million places everyday, but so sad to see my little freckle face angel grow up that much... Of course she isn't the least bit sad. In fact, she keeps reminding me she's growing up. Her first legal day however nearly did us both in. She wanted to drive to cheerleading practice. SO..........not wanting to burst her bubble of excitement I let her. On I-20 during 5 o'clock traffic. We made it just fine, but my cheeks were nearly squeezed through the seat mashing on my (not to be found) passenger side brake. She said "Mom, how do you look behind you, beside you, and in front of you at the same time." I said I don't have time to explain just please do it... haha Kinda funny now, but not so much at the time. My sweet Brook...... What a joy to my heart she still is. She can get more emotion out of a person in one day than some people get in a lifetime. Lots of good, sometimes bad, but always always worth it... If I lined up all the girls in the world... I'd pick those freckles every time. Thank you God for picking me to be her mom.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Nothing Like Friends

I finished the rest of the Sweet 16 shoot on Saturday. The VIP girls came to shoot along with the Birthday Girl. People driving down the road were just getting way more than they expected for a Saturday afternoon. I must agree that it's not everyday you see 5 beautiful girls walking around in black dresses and red high heels. It didn't take long however for those darn shoes to come off. haha I wish someone would figure out how to make some that don't hurt your feet. My friends have often teased me that if they made high heel socks I'd wear those. I always wanted long legs. But, I've learned to enjoy these little shorties I've got. They get me where I'm going and do a fine job. But, it would sure be fun to strut my stuff with some about 5 ft 9 for a day... I'd be dangerous for sure... That's a lesson to all you long legged girls out there who have always hated being tall. There is an old short woman out here in Blog space who always wanted your legs..

Friday, October 17, 2008

Senior Sensation

I finished a Senior Slide-show today and wanted to share a few of my favorites. She was just such a doll and so fun to shoot I could have put on so many. Being a senior is supposed to be one of the best times of your life and when I watched her show it sure felt like it was. What a sweet girl with a happy beautiful smile and attitude. I'm so excited that she shared part of her Senior experience with me. I get to meet so many wonderful people in this profession. And everyone is happy to be a part of the image I see in my head. At least they all pretend to be. haha I couldn't think of much of anything in the world I'd rather do than exactly what I'm doing. When you watch the world through a small opening it just looks incredible. Gives my heart a tickle to be a part of all those memories. Thanks to everyone who has shared one with me.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sweet 16

Did a fun, fun, fun shoot this week for a Sweet 16 Party. We laughed as I tried to climbed around in some crazy but wonderful places in some horrible but fabulous high heel boots. Then I came back to the studio and meowed in a horrible high pitched shrill so I could get 2 little dogs to look at me. haha The things we do for that perfect picture. I've only peeked at the images from this file, but wanted to share a couple. I can hardly remember being 16. I'm sure it was fun, however I don't think it was this much fun. And I know I didn't have a Sweet 16. HUM............. Maybe it was because I wasn't sweet.

More Macro Magic

Oh my goodness..... There are just no words fabulous enough to describe how much I love my new Macro Lens. I haven't even gotten to really check it out yet. I've only piddled around at the house and in my neighbor's flowers. But, from what I've played with so far I can say it was well worth the money. I LOVE IT.......... I've got so much work to do today and can't do only FUN stuff. Precious Senior girls are waiting for their finished images. Stay tuned tomorrow for some of those. Have a great Thursday.. Make every day count. You never know when it could be your last. Smile more, laugh more, and jump in a puddle the good ole rain has left behind.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

My wonderful first born precious son came home from college this weekend for his birthday we got him new rims and wheels for his car. He was so proud of them, and I was so proud to be able to give them to him. I do think secretly however he came home for me to do about 7 loads of laundry.) It was so funny though because I enjoyed every minute of it. I miss so much seeing his things go through the wash. Kinda felt like old times. I had all three of my sweet kids together for the first time in a while. Felt just like magic. Gives me a tickle in my tummy just thinking about it. I adore each of them more than I ever knew I was capable of. Yet each in such a different way. I have always said Brent is forever the Love of my life. He is the first person that ever really taught me the true meaning of Love. I have never for a single second not enjoyed being his mother. I honestly couldn't ask for a better son. To this very day.............. in 19 years he has never once raised this voice to me, slammed a door, or been in any way unkind or disrespectful to me. He still says he loves me in front of any friend he's ever had. What a blessing that child has been. Then, there is Brook...... My little full of life child. So much like me it is scary. I have always said that Brook is the Joy of my life. Never before had any one human made me feel so many emotions. I have laughed more with that sweet girl than any other person in my world. She has never been afraid to be all she can be. She gives true credit to the words............ Sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching, and love like you've never been hurt. What an angel she is. But one with a bright flaming red dress who dances hip hop when the other angels aren't looking. Then, there is my adorable little Brady.. Wow!! That little boy is the gift to my soul. He has put all my pieces in place and made me whole. I can't imagine life without him. Each day is a gift with him. As I watch him grow it feels like I open a present every day. And how amazing it was to put all of that together in the same room. The Love, The Joy, and The Gift. There is just nothing on earth that can compare to being a mother.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Homecoming Happiness

What a wonderful night. The kids all looked so amazing, the limo was long, the food was good, the dance was fun, and the late night breakfast and laughter was just more than money could buy. We all finally called it a night around 3:30 this morning. Glad is only comes around once a year. haha Memories like these will last a lifetime. Make one every chance you get.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Beautiful Blondes

Blonde, beautiful, fun and fabulous................
Now you just can't get much better than that for a plan ole Thursday evening. I did a Senior shoot yesterday with a precious girl. What a trooper she was to walk around in the mud, stand on a bridge on the tiniest road in Ft. Worth Texas, climb on fences, jump water puddles and sit on a railroad track minutes before one came down the tracks. It was such a fun time. Cars driving by were doing double takes, and whistling.
Guess she just made the drive home from work a little more exciting than normal for some folks. haha
Here's a sample to check out.
We should all have such a good time on a Thursday. Yippie


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lights, Camera.... ACTION

Oh my goodness... I have been like a little kid in a candy store today. I bought a new camera and a new Macro Lens with a whole set of Extension Tubes. My husband has laughed at me all day saying I have totally dorked out now. He just wasn't near as overtaken with joy as I was playing with my new camera. I've been wanting a lens that would get super super close for a long time now, and just never got around to getting it. I called all my photo friends today to giggle as I told them all about it. Anyway... it's midnight, and I've got to go to bed now, but wanted to post a few of my PLAY SHOTS I took today in my neighbors flower bed.

PS.. Sherry you need one of these......
It's just more fun than most anything I've done in a long time. Fun and fabulous...... Now that's a combination that can't be beat. hee hee


Monday, October 6, 2008

More Cute Guys

I came upstairs to work again today. I need to have my mind doing something since my body can't do much. I checked on the rest of my orders. And WHAM another Hottie, Handsome guy. I swear we were just a bunch of dorks in high school. I tried to figure out why.. I came to the conclusion that kids now days just seem to grow up so much faster than we did. They know more (knowledge and YUCK stuff) so maybe with knowing more comes growing more and maturing more. We just looked so young.
I wasn't really that sheltered I don't think, but I just didn't learn much about being worldly until way later in life. TV I'm blaming or crediting (whichever way you are viewing this) too. Teenagers today have been exposed to more by the time they graduate than we were way into our married lives. And I must say much more than my little "June Beaver Cleaver" mother is to this very day. Sometimes I wish it could all go back. Back to the most important things to worry about were the pimples that popped up over night. But, I realize we must live in this world rather than create a bubble within it. So........ I'll just count my blessings that my worldly kids are pretty darn good. And I must say they are just not too bad to look at either.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Trying to climb back in the Saddle

It's hard to climb back in the Saddle with stitches in your bottom end. haha But, I have sat around as long as I can. So, today, I climbed the stairs up to my studio to get back to at least a little work. I needed to check on the status of some orders that were placed right before surgery. As I was looking through the file at the dates and order numbers I realized that they just didn't make cool, hot looking Seniors in the 80's. Of course I'd like to think that my friends and I were as cool and "with it "as the kids now days... but then really I'd be kidding myself. Looking back we were so dorky. But I did it with some awesome big hair and black eye-liner. haha Here is an example of one of the kids I've got on order. Now, I know for sure they didn't make guys like that in the 80's. His mother is one of my dearest friends in the world so I can say that. What a great guy he is too (to go along with the looks and style). I even got out my old yearbook just to see for myself. AND YES..... I was right. Our guys had feathered hair, short shorts, long tube socks, and only one pair of shoes. WOW.. Now that has all the makings of a good husband. haha Sometimes, maybe it's better not to look at what is, but at what will be.