Tuesday, August 30, 2011

sweet niece & nephew

After work I went out to practice shoot with my 10 month old niece. I have only edited a few but prepare yourself for extreme cuteness :)

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big brother giving little sis kisses :)
he was playing around in that Redskins coat...it was a beautiful 80 degrees out!

are they not adorable or what?! 

yep i am one lucky aunt!

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and then, she {snapped}

and then, she {snapped}

Monday, August 29, 2011

random roxy post

my pretty girl sitting on the brick wall yawning while we we're taking maternity pictures.
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if you didn't know, she's part cat.
she will climb onto almost anything without fear.

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this is her practicing her agility.
crazy girl.

i <3 her oh so much
always will.
yes, even after baby comes!
i have enough love to give.

January 2008

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene Destruction

Irene made her mark at our home. Thankfully, we never lost power! But we were unfortunate to lose a privacy tree in our front yard and our huge flag pool.

Here is the tree.

cell phone pics...


Roxy weathered the storm well.
Surprisingly she never ran and hid behind the couch or under the table. I guess since there wasn't any thunder she wasn't concerned. We snuggled on the couch ALL day long :) I also made cinnamon muffins and we watched Cinderella Man.

While it was a relaxing Saturday....

It's going to be a lot to clean up.

Not fun Irene.

What's your Irene story?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Maternity Pictures

Finally. At 36 and a half weeks preggo we were able to find a bit of time for pictures! My sisters took a few snapshots of us and I'm happy with how they turned out. Originally I wanted to have them professionally done...but that just never happened! So here they are! Our maternity photos!







This week was crazy here in Maryland. First an earthquake and now we're all battening down the hatches waiting for Hurricane Irene! Fingers crossed that nothing damaging/serious happens...and I don't go into labor...just yet!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FTLOB Babies!

Linking up to FTLOB babies challenge. Here is a shot I took of my two nieces :)
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Please head over to FTLOB and click "like" under my photo if you 'like'! Thanks!!

Also, I'm looking for a couple guest posters for September when I go on baby leave :)
If you're interested, contact me!

Monday, August 22, 2011

another week..

Happy Monday. All the sudden, I'm 36 weeks/ 9 months preggo and I am tired. Pregnancy seems to be finally taking a toll on me. I feel huge and I'm definitely waddling more! Hubby had to help push me up in bed in the middle of the night just so I could waddle myself to the bathroom. 'Oh the joys of pregnancy.'  We both laughed as I was laid like a turtle on my back saying "I can't get up!" Ahh, four more weeks (yes, Addison please come out in four weeks!) until we meet her!! This weeks task is to get my hospital bag started.
No pictures of big girl this week, I'm too lazy. Plus I should have some maternity photos soon!
I have a few more photo sessions over the next two weeks and then I will be on 'baby break'! As much as I'm loving doing shoots, moving around a lot and fast isn't so easy anymore! :)

And for a random picture...
Linking up to the Paper Mama's challenge: Furry Friend
My nephew with his dog Lucy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Photo Sessions {Twin Kids} & {Family}

Twin Kids
This past week I had the pleasure of shooting twin cuties. My sister helped with this shoot which was awesome. Being behind the camera ready to snap and trying to get two little ones to sit still, smile, and look (at least in the direction of the camera for some photos) is not easy! We were all worn out by the end chasing them around! We did manage to get some natural and fun photos though!



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Family of Four
My sister's family! With the recent birth of my newest niece my sister wanted an updated family photo. Here are a few from the session!




Cute fam, huh?

I'm looking forward to more shoots this week!
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

35 weeks

Days shy of being 9 months pregnant!
Less than two weeks until I am full term!!
Five weeks until she should be here!!!

I feel a lot larger than I look!

I'm getting terrible at pregnancy updates these days, but here we go! As of last Thursday (one week ago today) my doctor estimates little girl to weigh a whopping 5lbs! And she is still head down. All great news. Her tiny bum and feet like to get in my ribs now which can be super uncomfortable. Still way worth it just to feel her move around though! She also has the hiccups at least twice a day now and they have the power to make my stomach repeatedly jump. I feel good for being this far along. I thought it would be worse being pregnant during the summer. It's definitely harder to maneuver but I'm managing well. I've been getting pretty painful leg cramps. They usually only last a minute or so though. I'm also having braxton hicks contractions, mostly at nights, but they can be as close as five minutes apart! Overall, I really can't and shouldn't complain, everything is going wonderfully. Next Thursday I start weekly doctors appointments! It's getting down to the wire here :)

Hubby and I went to a child birth class at the hospital I'm delivering at a couple weeks ago. I really recommend this to any first time parents. Even though I already knew most of the information from reading, researching, and asking other moms, I still learned a lot. I think it was more beneficial for Hub though, so he will know what's going on!

Her room is nearly finished. I'll take some photos soon to share! We bought a storage cube in white on sale for $37, regularly $49! It's perfect for miscellaneous items and super cute with pink canvas drawers. It will help keep her room organized and acts as a mantle to put cute stuff on.

There isn't a whole lot left to do besides get our maternity photos done, put the play yard & swing together, sterilize paci's, and pack hospital bags! Car seat is installed and the stroller is ready in the trunk. All of her clothes, blankets, sheets, bibs, etc. are washed. That's been one of the most exciting things to do...the smell of Dreft is wonderful :) I'm sure more miscellaneous tasks will come up but for now I'm feeling nearly prepared for the first time!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Heart Faces: Eyes!


My nephew wanted his picture taken as I was preparing for a photo shoot because he had a cool cowboy vest on. We ended up with tons of silly pictures. I have always thought he has beautiful eyes and eye lashes!

I Heart Faces - Photography Challenges and Photo Tutorials

Giveaway Winner Announced!

By pick of Random.org the winner of the $30 shop credit to Katie Lloyd Photography: Mommy Makes is......

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Tara at Tugboat's photography journal!

Tara said...

I am a follower through GFC

Congrats Tara! Katie will contact you shortly.

Thanks to everyone for entering!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Photog. Session {Maternity} and {Newborn}

REMINDER: Two days left to enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Kaley's Maternity Session
Kaley is due the same day as I am with a boy. I was excited when she asked me to do her maternity photos. She is a gorgeous preggo and has a cute little family! You can see her blog here :)





9 Day Old Newborn: Isla
My good friend Jessi, at Caterpillar Family, recently had her baby girl! She is so beautiful....
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Hope you're all enjoying the weekend! Be back on Monday for the announcement of the giveaway winner and pregnancy update!

GIVEAWAY ends Monday morning, 8/15!

and then, she {snapped}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Photog. Sessions: {3 Month Old} & {Family of Four}

3 Month Old: Deacon

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Whew, he is adorable! I couldn't get enough of him. I'm glad I was able to capture his beautiful smile and him holding his head up!

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The girls loved being in front of the camera which made my job easy! They were a lot of fun to photograph!

I love doing this and I'm thankful for all those who trust me taking their photos! Each session is unique and each a learning experience. I am looking forward to many more!

If you haven't already...make sure to enter my GIVEAWAY from Katie Llyod Photography!

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