Friday, December 29, 2006

from today...

I had a chance to snap a few of estee today... I have been having some camera issues that are driving me crazy, need to figure out what I am going to do about it???
I got a ton accomplished today, and even started to organize my scrapbook room, hopefully I can get in there this week and get caught up.









Wednesday, December 27, 2006

We're home!

we drove all day long yesterday and got in late last night, we had such a great Christmas and such a fabulous time with family. We have been unpacking all day (where am I going to put all this stuff???) and have a family party tonight with Chris' family so unfortunately I wont be going through my Christmas photos until later (hopefully tomorrow) anyways thought I would share one Ann snapped of my little family early Christmas morning, I just love this photo... So much love in it. Hope everyone had a great Christmas...

Friday, December 22, 2006

a few...

Finally had a chance to go through some of the photos from our time here, I really have not taken many but these are a few of my favorites.
we are having such a great time, and it is so great to finally have Chris here. So if I don't have a chance to post before Monday, I hope everyone has a really, really great Christmas!!!!


Monday, December 18, 2006

A challenge...

A fellow photographer, Frederique, challenged some of us to share our favorite photos from the past year, no rules except they needed a caption less than 5 words... Well let me just say this really was a challenge for me. I have seriously changed a couple of these 10 times but when I sat down to write the captions I picked the ones I did based on how I remember feeling when I originally took the photos, the emotions they invoked in me the first time I looked at them. Keep in mind I decided to just stick with my personal photos (I would need a whole other post for my favorite client photos!!!) anyways, I really enjoyed looking through my archives pulling out the CD's and watching estee grow the way others someday will, from behind my lens. This was perfect timing for me to look back on my progress as a photographer, it was exactly a year ago that I really started to dive into photography, I have come so far but feel that there is so much more for me to achieve, so much more to learn. Thank you Frederique for the challenge, I feel rejuvenated and inspired...










Friday, December 15, 2006

i know...


i have already posted a photo like this but i couldnt resist... how funny is that reflection????

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Catching up...

Well, after a loooong day of driving (in terrible weather) we made it to my parents house in California on Monday night. Ann, Estee and I came together and Chris and Adam will be coming on Tue. We are having a blast, Christmas shopping, decorating my mom's house and just enjoying our time together. I have taken a lot of photos but have not gotten a chance to download most of them... But I did get to this one of Estee and her Daddy watching the snow together the day before we left, such a sweet moment and one I am so glad I captured... Oh and check out these stockings... The photos do not do these justice. Ann hand made these for us and when I say hand made I mean she actually made the stocking, cut out every detail and hand beaded the entire thing, they are so darling and such a treasure to me, she seriously worked her fingers to the bones and I am obsessed with them!!! Check out the camera on mine, Xbox controller on Chris' and doll on Estee's... AMAZING!!!!

Estee is so loving everything about Christmas time, I just love this shot of her holding my moms baby Jesus and looking at the tree...
* Hope everyone is doing well and life isn't too crazy!!! *

Saturday, December 09, 2006

a fancy coat...

Estee looks so cute in her new coat, I snapped a few of her yesterday and she would not cooperate with me, seems it has been so long since I photographed her she has gotten a bit out of practice.... Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I'll get her back to loving the camera!!!

Look closely...


that's me getting a very sweet kiss from my girl...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Gingerbread houses...


look how proud these two are of their house!!!! We had a fun morning hanging out with friends and making our little houses, thanks Amy for making the morning so fun!!!

cute little guy...










so much fun to photograph this cute family... It was freezing cold but the little guy was such a trooper!!!! He even gave me a few smiles!!!! :)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

She loves it!!!!




I put Estee down on Monday night and got busy on my Christmas tree, with a lot of help from Ann my house is feeling very christmasy... Estee woke up in the morning and just couldn't get enough of the tree (she still cant!) she points to it all the time and says "tee"!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A creative night...

I was able to work on a project (Christmas present!) for someone:) tonight. I was also able to make this layout all about me... I need to work on scrapbooking more of Chris and I, our life together, and who we are- it's something I would just love to have of my parents, you know? and of course one of my babe, I could seriously go on and on about how sweet she is but I'll spare you... Lets just say I am absolutely CRAZY about her!!!!

enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!!