Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loving the Bellies!

This beautiful couple is expecting their little girl in the next month. They were so fun to photograph! I can't believe how tiny her belly is for being so far along. I was enormous at 34 weeks! :) But....I (and Wendy's) probably contributed to that problem.
Good luck Kara and Mike with your new addition!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And then there were three!

These little girls are the best little mamas. It has been so fun to watch them love on their new little brother.
And speaking of new little brother--he is almost 3 months old! It seems like only yesterday we were doing his newborn pictures. Time flies!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"She Left Proof"

After my kiddos are in bed, I spend my few precious quiet hours reading blogs and websites on photography, crafts, and food.
I came across a blog where I was so touched by this post.....

"I came across a Blog Post on Under the Sycamore and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Here's the quote from the She Left Proof project:"

"Many scrapbookers knew Aleida Franklin. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a brilliant artist. I didn’t know Aleida personally, but she taught me something I will never forget.

She emailed me last year to tell me she loved my blog and to ask if I liked my short hair-cut. This lead to a series of emails which eventually led me to remark that I really loved how often she posted pictures of herself with her children on her blog. And she replied to me, “Have you ever seen a photograph of your own mother and thought to yourself how fat she looked? Or how she wasn’t wearing make-up? Or wasn’t dressed in a glamorous outfit?” Of course my answer was no.
She then responded with saying that she made it a goal to take a picture of herself with her children at least once every month. And that to use excuses about how we look, as women, is ridiculous, since our children will never care what we looked like, but only that we had physical evidence of the bond between mother and child.

Aleida tragically and unexpectedly passed away in an auto accident in September of 2008, leaving 2 small children and a grieving husband. After she passed I thought of how those children must feel to have those precious photographs. I have made it my personal goal to follow her wise suggestion and I try to take photos of myself with my children….double chins, make-up free, bed-head and all.

I invite Mothers everywhere to take Aleida’s Challenge. To photograph yourself with your children each and every month.

So what do you think??? Mothers need to get in the picture! Such a simple thing to do, that will mean so much to your children. :) I REALLY need to do this--She goes on to give some suggestions--always have your camera handy--ask your husband to take the picture. Don't let the moment pass when you're cuddled up with your kids.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Rose by any other name....

Another beautiful belly!! I tried a couple of new locations and loved the results! Rose is due in a couple of months, and we all can't wait to meet baby Zoey. :) If she is anything like her mama and big sister, she will be absolutely beautiful!
(Also, I have a new logo/watermark--its on a couple of pictures below--thank you Steph L. for the referral to Sher My Design....www.shermydesign.com)