WE GOT AT LEAST ONE!!!!!

I will now let you in on a little secret . . . I stress about your images more than you do. No really!!! I always mentally walk through all my sessions before I even start shooting. I think about them for days! I have all these pictures and plans in my head. Often I write them all down and go over my list several times (I love lists) to make sure I don’t forget everything. Well, sometimes the list and the ideas and the plans get thrown completely out the window and you find yourself desperately hoping that you will get at least one usable shot. Hahahahaha!!! This session was such a session. =) I love this family. Cariane and I have sung together for several years and I was SO excited to take their family pictures! Oh, the PLANS I had.

This little guy wanted NOTHING to do with my camera, and boy oh boy do I mean NOTHING! It was hysterical. I admit it, I was panicking, but Cariane was so calm and amazing. Finally at the end of the shoot I went back through the pictures in camera and we saw that we had actually captured quite a few shots that worked. I think we all felt a lot better. My favorite part of the story . . . these turned out to be some of my favorite family shots ever! I promise I am not making that up! =) I guess sometimes it’s best to be spontaneous. Lol, only those who really know me will realize how funny that is!

Alia Rose Balaich

Welcome to the stage of the world Alia Rose Balaich, my beautiful first-cousin-once-removed. It makes me laugh to say that for some reason. =) Alia is the daughter of my “fabulous” cousin Nick and his wonderful wife Jamie. If I understand correctly, I am the first of the cousins to get to see her. All I have to say to that is “I WIN”!!! Said with love. =)

Is it weird that my favorites are the "outtakes"?

Here are a few of my favorite pics from a recent family session. These lovely people are the Vause family. I think this is the third family session we have done together. They are so much fun to work with. I think the first time I took pictures for them there was only one grandchild, it’s amazing how fast families grow!

I’m a girl and I love shoes . . . I have NO problem admitting that! =)

This poor little guy had been up all night with a tooth coming in. Poor parents too!

I snapped this pic really quick on a whim and it’s one of my favorites.

A couple more pictures that I took while waiting. I love little candid moments!

Pre-Session!!!

The Wedding day can be oh so stressful! These pictures are from Brittany and Andrew’s couple pre-session. I love doing these! We get to go somewhere interesting and play without the stress of trying to make it somewhere else. As I’ve mentioned before these two are SO much fun. They are using really bright citrus colors for their wedding and we had the idea of using some fun bright colored accents to go along . . . you’d be surprised, blowing bubbles for pictures is a lot harder than it sounds! =)

Love, love, LOVE, Brittany’s shoes!!!

Hahahaha I love this pic of Andrew, it makes me smile!

Congrats you two, I couldn’t be happier for you!