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Friday, September 30, 2011

Birthday Balloons ~ 8-year-old ~ Parma Children Photographer

Our Mackenzie turned 8 this month. We sent her flowers at school and her aunt/uncle/cousin surprised her with balloons and candy. It made her day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Two Girls and a Boy Bring Lots of Joy ~ Idaho Children's Photography

I was so excited to hear that Baby T made a safe arrival into the world in June. This sweet little boy is already loved so much by his family. You may have remembered his beautiful glowing mama I photographed before he arrived.

It was fun to not only capture the newness of this sweet little guy, but I was also invited to a lovely little tea party with his big sisters!

I love photographing newborns at their home. Everyone is relaxed and comfortable, plus I get to capture all the details of the baby's nursery. Dad's a big car lover. And Mom was super creative in decorating his vintage car themed room, complete with old tools from baby T's grandpa used.

Thank you Deanna and Stuart for welcoming me into your home and letting me capture these fleeting moments for you. As the kids grow, I hope you look back at your portraits and remember this special time.

Just looking back at these images makes me think of my own babies and how much they've grown. Ahh, time goes by so fast. Enjoy each minute of it!!

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Beautiful Couple ~ Fall Wedding | Fruitland, Idaho Photographer



 It was such a pleasure to photograph Kelcie and Blayne's fall wedding. They are such a beautiful couple both inside and out. They are madly in love, and it showed. Surrounded by family and friends, they said I do just before sunset on a lovely September evening. Thank you both for letting me be a part of your special day. God bless you always!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

First Days of School ~ Getting personal

I was going through images today of the first (and second) days of school this year for the girls. I happened to look on my blog to see which ones of MJ I used from when she started Kindergarten. I actually happen to blog about her first day of Kindergarten on this very day, Sept. 3. I thought it would be fun to look back a little here and here. And here's one of the girls together that day. I love their expressions. Emma looks up to Mackenzie so much; it's really sweet. She was a little sad to see her big sis leave for school that day.

MJ's First Day of Kindergarten-2009

Fast forward to today...
It's fun to look back and see how much kids have grown and changed. This year our Little E started Kindergarten. Having another child hit that milestone is again bittersweet. I am excited for her and all the growing up she is doing. Her spunky personality continues to shine through. She's excited about her school year, just has M is excited about starting second grade.

On the first day of school, I dropped the girls off. We took photos in front of the school, as well as with their teachers. MJ wasn't nearly as excited about having me tag along for photos-she just didn't want to be late and miss meeting her friends before school.

At first I wished E didn't have her fingers in her mouth or that she wasn't twirling her hair in the above photo, then I realized that she won't do either of those things forever. It reminded me that even though she's getting bigger all the time, she's still a little girl. These are the details of childhood (while not perfect) are still part of who she is, and I want to embrace that too.
I also took more photos on the second day of school as this was the first day the girls rode the bus to school this year. The girls are loving school and I anticipate another great year for both of them. It's hard to believe school has already started again. The mornings are also starting to be a little crisp. Just a little hint that fall is definitely right around the corner. I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to summer, but each new season brings new adventures...and new memories.



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