Happy New Year {2011 in Review}

I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. I pigged out on not-so-healthy foods with some pretty fabulous peeps. When I wasn’t doing that I was making everyone laugh at my outrageous answers to Catchphrase. Oh my, that game is so fun with the right people!! We stopped long enough to catch the broadcast of the countdown at about 1 minute and rang in the New Year. Then I got to wake up this morning to watch Tom and Jerry with the cutest little 4 year old on the planet. I was also privileged enough to watch him play Ben 10 on his DS. Boy am I lucky!! haha

Since the start of a new year is all about reflection I want to show a photo (or two) from sessions from each month of 2011. Hopefully we’ll see some progression in my work. So here goes….

January

February – None professionally taken

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

So there’s my year in photos. I can’t wait to have another great year. It feels really good to start 2012 knowing I have the most amazing job I could ever want. Not only that but amazing friends and family that are so supportive and give me so much motivation to succeed. I thank the Lord daily (sometimes more!) for all my blessings, no matter how small.

Looking forward I want to travel, even if it’s only to WA state again, and take more photos for me….how I see the world.  I also hope to establish a studio this year. That’s a big time goal. I want that so bad!! A place to showcase all my work and run my business. It’s so exciting to think about!! It will happen, I just have to be patient and work my way towards it.

Oh and get ready in April to start seeing tons of photos of a certain little baby girl. My best friend (since we were 4) is having her first baby!! That child will have soooo many photo sessions she’ll think she’s a movie star!! I’ll have my own little model to practice on.

Here’s my other little model (the cutest 4 year old I talked about earlier) from yesterday.

From the bottom of my heart I want to say a big THANK YOU to all my clients. You are helping me live my dream. I love getting know each and every one of you and look forward to many more sessions. Keep spreading the word! ha ha Once again Happy New Year and God Bless!!

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Sneak Peek {C&M}

These cutie-pies just turned 1!!

We had two shoots, not originally planned, but the weather didn’t quite cooperate the first time we tried. The boys are just learning to walk and explore so basically I just had to keep my eye in my camera and follow them around. Not a bad job!

Watching twins interact is so entertaining. I can’t tell you how much they made us laugh!

I did a photo shoot of them when they were a few months old. I’m just terrible and haven’t uploaded the photos. However, I do have a few on my Facebook page here. Hey, at least they’re somewhere right?!

Thanksgiving Fun Photos

I’m only 27, okay almost 28 but still relatively young for the amount of nieces and nephews I have. At least I think so. I have a 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and 1 great-niece. To say they’re all cute and/or beautiful only scratches the surface. They are all kind, sweet, well-mannered, funny, genuinely good people. I am so blessed to have each and every one of them in my life.

You’ve seen this little guy before. His momma wanted a new photo done for their Christmas card. The candids I got are absolutely to die for! Then scroll down further to see photos of my nieces.

This expression makes me think he’s some cool kid skipping school that all the girls chase after.

Love all his unique little “looks”

My favorite of his sweet smile!

And now my beautiful niece, Hailee, Thomas’ cousin.

This was my first time taking her pictures and she was such a natural in front of the camera I’m already planning a real shoot just for her!

And as a special bonus for you here’s sweet little Nolie Jane, my great-niece.

Here’s wishing you all a continued blessed holiday season!!

Fall Family Session {Bouyer}

Let me start out by saying that I love this family and although we’re not technically related I consider them family for sure. I’ve known the dad since I was 4 and he grew up teasing and pranking me and his younger sister (my best friend)….wait that all still very much happens!! Now he’s all grown up, married, and has not only a beautiful wife but two handsome little boys.

This photo was the little one’s idea! They talked mom and dad into it!

For those of you in the Parker Co. area I am running a Holiday special for this location. Please see my posts on my Facebook page for details or contact me from the Contact page.

Grand Opening {Honey Bee Ham}

If you live in the Weatherford area you might have noticed a new sandwich shop across the parking lot from Lowe’s (where the ice cream shop used to be). It’s called Honey Bee Ham and my close friends Cody and Missy Strait opened a little over 2 months ago. I’m not being biased at all when I say their food knocks places like Subway and Which-Wich out of the water!! Not only sandwiches do they offer but soups and more!!

An excerpt from their Facebook page:

Come try our delicious sandwiches, homemade soups & salads any day of the week! We are famous for our Spiral Sliced Honey Glazed Hams that are fresh never frozen and sure to be a hit at your next family gathering or Holiday party!

They recently had their Grand Opening and ribbon cutting and the turnout was fantastic!!

For more information please call 817-598-1663 and visit their Facebook page here!