Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Formal Affair

I've been holding this one in for a while.  She wanted the images on the birth announcement to be a surprise - so I had to keep my lips sealed (I guess it wouldn't be my lips ... my fingers were the ones that had to be quiet).  For those of you who know me well, you know how hard this was for me.  I loooovvvee surprises but I have a hard time holding a stunning image in - it's hard keeping it quiet.

Well silence is no longer necessary.  The announcements have been sent out and I get to share now.

It's not often that a client offers up a naked baby in a field.  I usually have to convince someone ... practically beg them ... to let me take their sweet newborn, strip them down and lay them in a chair outside.  Well there was no convincing needed this time!  She already had the image in mind (yes, she is also the artsy type).  I wish I could take credit for the setup here - but all I did was carry out the image in her head.

Thank you "C" for sharing your beautiful children and idea with me!  It was a pleasure.  And thank you to my friend Kami ( ) for sharing her fantastic blue chair with us!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


3 is a great number.  I have 3 kids, I come from a family of 3 kids, my husband comes from a family of 3 kids.  We are living - and plan to stay for quite some time - in our 3rd house.  We like 3.

So, that said, I was thrilled to see a long-time client a few days ago for a session full of 3.  You know their daughter.  She's the doll who graces the studio each year in a tutu and a sweet little shirt with the birthday number custom-sewn right on the front.  This year is her 3rd birthday and she did not let me down.  "A" arrived in yet another sweet tutu and number outfit.  "A" has an older brother who is just as adorable.  He had just started school, so you'll see him along with "A" ... AND her baby brother in just a few weeks.  That's right, "A" has a new baby brother.  And baby "L" makes ... you guessed it ...3.

We played in the studio for "A"s standard tutu bday pix and baby "L"s newborn pix.  Keep watching the blog to see them appear again with big brother in a few weeks when we go to downtown with the whole crew!

Thanks "C" family and congratulations on joining the 3s!  Enjoy your sneak peek!