Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mourning the barn

R.I.P. my favorite barn. It's been torn down.




I had just taken photos of my lovely neighbor at the barn less than two weeks ago.


Here's hoping they replace the fabulous barn with a cookie-cutter housing development with no backyards :(.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

BSM: Brotherly Love, Part Two

Last week's BSM highlighted a Cain and Abel scenario, so I thought it best to showcase something a little nicer this week:

kiss me

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Theme Thursday: Idle

I've been doing lots of free shoots over the past few months to improve both my skills and my confidence. I've photographed toddlers, kids, teens, families, but no babies. I had my first opportunity to work with a newborn today.

Nathan is four weeks old, so not quite as "pliable" as those 7-10 day old babes. He would NOT sleep. No way he was going to miss any of the action. It was quite a challenge, but so fun -- and no pressure because it's just for practice.

This is the only shot of Nathan "idling." He closed his eyes for approximately three seconds and I happened to catch him. He just looks idle. He's fooling you.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

BSM: Brotherly Love?

I don't know about you, but it looks to me like he's moving in to strangle him...

brotherly love?

This is my punishment for dressing them in matching shirts. My bad.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fun Friday Activities

Looking for something to do to kick off the weekend? Follow my lead and line your children up for the firing squad...

facing the firing squad

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Theme Thursday: Playtime

Remember the days when you could rock the hula hoop? Welcome back...

hula hoop queen

Our good friend E shows us how it's done.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

BSM: Sisters

Puzzled by the title of the post? I have two boys, so no sisters there; I have one brother, no sisters there; James has four brothers, no sisters lurking there either.

I do, however, have a mother and an aunt; beautiful sisters here:


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pretty Please?

This is what happened when I asked Owen to help me test a few locations for upcoming photo shoots. I told him he didn't need to smile; clearly, that wasn't a problem.

if looks could kill...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

BSM: Bridge to Something New

Although the calendar calls January 1st the "new year," I have always felt September to be more of a new beginning. Each year as I mourn the the passing of summer, embark on a new school year, and smell autumn lurking just around the corner, I feel like a new year is beginning. I'm more motivated to do different things, change habits, or start projects at this time of year than I ever am on January first.

In honor of my "new year," I photographed this bridge; I'm calling it the "Bridge to Something New." Who knows what the coming year holds...

bridge to somewhere

Friday, September 5, 2008


I'm not sure how this happened, but my little muffin turned five...

i'm five!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Theme Thursday: Restful

Restful is when I can watch my boys do this:


and this:


and I can sit and watch this:

oregon sunset

Now that's restful.