January 30, 2012

i heart faces *oh so silly*

Silly faces, who doesn't love them? I always encourage my little clients to show me their best silly faces, it lightens up the mood and the end result is a more relaxed kid =).

Here's one of my favorites. She's showing me her muscles with the appropriate facial expression to match. Makes me smile every time I look at it!!

Click the button below to see more silly faces!! This week should be very entertaining =)!
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January 28, 2012

Team Ashley: An Auction Benefiting Ashley from Lil Blue Boo

If you've been following my little blog for a while, you know already how much I admire Ashley from Lil Blue Boo. And you also know that I'm not big with words... short and to the point works just fine with me ;-).

So here it is, Ashley is still fighting a fierce battle against cancer and her medical bills are piling up. Team Ashley (who I'm proud to be part of) decided to organize a huge auction to alleviate some of Ashley's financial burden. You can read more about the auction on Evy's Tree's blog. You might want to bookmark her blog, it's the place to find updates and sneak peeks about the auction ;-).

Team Ashley

Here's a few ways to support Ashley now, proceeds of the following items all go to Ashley!!!

Evy's Tree is offering this gorgeous hoodie, you better hurry and grab one before they are gone!
Evy's Tree Adult Boom Town Brilla Evy's Tree Kids Boom Town Brilla

Stephanie Corfee designed these darling fill-in-the-blank-cards, it can be yours for just one dollar!!
dollar download - fill in thank you card by Stephanie Corfee

And lastly, this fun tee with art work by Stephanie Corfee is available now for the entire family!
Team Ashley Tees

You can also donate directly and securely to Ashley through Paypal by using the donate button below.

Thank you for your support!
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January 23, 2012

i heart faces * by the book *

I love it when I bring a book along as a prop and my darling girl starts to read said book and isn't interested in my shooting plans anymore =)! But really, I love that my kids love to read!

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January 13, 2012

Fears, Friends & Fort Wayne

I've written this blog post in my head for days (or let's say nights). I lay awake in my bed, coming up with a great string of words. But once I sit here and have to type, the words will just not flow.

I could make it easy on myself and just say "Hey friends, I'm coming to Fort Wayne, IN for the Matilda Jane Art Fair this June!" But that would not cover all the emotions I've been feeling. I've been wanting to go to the Art Fair for the last three years, not so much for the shopping, but for the experience... finally meeting many of my online friends & the lovely peeps of MJC. But with our summer traveling schedule, it just never fit in ~ time and budget wise. Honestly, I had given up hope of ever going.

Then, one of my Facebook followers asked a simple question "Any chance you will do mini sessions at art fair?", my first reaction was "no way"! I could never go without my girls, they love MJC just as much as I do, it would break their hearts if I went alone. But my mind kept bringing the idea back again and again. So we had a family meeting to discuss the matter. My hubby said "Go for it!", Grace said "But I have to be there to try things on!!" and Erina said "You'll never do it, you're too scared!" And that statement, it hit home... because it holds a lot of truth. I am scared to put myself out there. I'm scared to travel all alone. I'm scared to meet new people. If I had my girls with me, I would not have these irrational fears at all. I guess they are my constant companions, my safety blanket. It's goofy, I am aware of it!

So I decided to be brave and go on this adventure. Alone. Step out of my comfort zone and just go for it. I'm excited!!! And nervous!! Really nervous. Have I mentioned nervous? ;-)

Are you coming to the Art Fair this year? Are you bringing your kids? If the answer is yes, well... then maybe... just maybe... you should book a mini session with me. You know how a picture can bring back a flood of memories? I'm hoping to bottle up lots of fun memories for you =), I'll do my best.

I'll be shooting Friday & Saturday afternoon and maybe even Sunday morning. Exact location will be announced. I'm thinking downtown Fort Wayne (close to the hotels that most of us are staying at) for Friday, somewhere close to MJC on Saturday.

Thank you for reading! I hope to meet you this June!

Payment due at time of booking, session fee is not refundable.

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January 11, 2012

Sebastian * El Cerrito, CA * Children Family Photography

So I'm totally late with this blog post, I'll blame it on the holidays, will that work?

Little Sebastian, 3 year old cutie pie, always on the move, amazing vocabulary and of course, very handsome looks =). Not big on eye contact, but who can blame him... we were at a park and he had to PLAY. All in all it was a wonderful session, I had fun chasing him around the park!

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January 8, 2012

i heart faces * best face photo of 2011 *

Super though photo challenge this week. Best face of 2011. Impossible to choose, seriously!! I've been looking through my images this last week, and I could NOT make up my mind. I kept coming back to this b&w image of my daughter... so I'm going with my gut, lol.

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January 1, 2012

Bringing in the New Year with a Special

2012 is here! And with it comes an abundance of new possibilities.

To ring in the New Year, I'm offering a special just for January. Book a session this month and get $50 off my session fee!

Do you have a little one with a birthday this month? Did you not have time for family pics before the holidays? And guess what... Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

The weather has been beautiful around here and I'm seriously itching to get back to work =). Now watch, after I said that, we'll finally get some rain, lol.

Wishing you all a fabulous 2012!!
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