Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fashion Show Pre-Preview

Check out this adorable group of girls. Every once in awhile I am asked to do something different than my usualy family, children, wedding photoshoots. I was so excited when Megan asked me to take pictures at her graduation fashion show! Here is just one picture of the girls dressed up in Megan's collection of girl clothes!!! I have more to come!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tea Party Time

I have been dreaming about a photoshoot like this one for about a year! I knew that when Miranda turned two I would attempt it. She has to be one of the most difficult subjects for me to photograph. I was hoping that by having something to "do" I could try to get her to sit still for a few seconds! The photos didn't turn out quite how I had imagined them, but I love them anyway! I took the girls to the Capitol Rose Gardens where they had a tea party! I kind of wish I had used fake cupcakes because their mouths were constantly stuffed and it made it difficult to get a good picture. I also believe Miranda ate the top of at least four cupcakes! (Don't worry, they are allergy free cupcakes). She apparently had a sugar high as I ended up chasing her around the Rose Gardens to get a picture!
Enjoy! Now I need to decide which ones to blow up for a collection on the wall! Are there any specific ones that you think should be up on the wall?This child's crazy hair matches her personality. (I'm not sure why these pics are so pixealted on the blog, because they aren't really that way!) You know the poem that goes: There was a little girl with a curl right in the middle of her forhead. When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad she was horrid! That's my girl! She has such a strong personality!
For those that I know are going to ask: I bought Miranda's dress at Gap a in the fall. I made Brianna's dress and both girls' hair accessories. (Brianna's dress is made of pre ruffled fabric from rufflefabric.com). The tea cart I bought at a yard sale this weekend, along with the napkins.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I Heart My Family!!!

My wonderful and fabulous friend Megan Svetz of B & T Photography
took our family pictures this weekend. We decided to do a trade, so she took the pictures and I edited them. (We will be doing her pictures soon.) We ventured out to the field in Rocklin that I love, but the grass is no longer green and is just a bunch of really uncomfortable weeds to stand in! This resulted in unhappy kids that didn't want to stand. Miranda woke up at 4:30 that morning and never napped, so by 6:30 that evening she was not in the mood for pictures. Despite all of these things, Megan did a great job. Don't look closely at our feet though because we are covered in the blackest dirt up to our knees!
Now I need to pick a picture to blow up really big for our wall...I'm leaning towards the first one, but what do you think?

Thank heavens I know how to swap heads in Photoshop because my girls just wouldn't cooperate in the family pictures at the same time!!

One of the main questions I get is "what should we wear?" So I'll break down our outfits for you. I stuck to 3 colors that coordinated. Blue, greens and whites, with a small dash of pink. If there were more people in the photo, I would've added more of the pink to the collection. You want to coordinate, but not be "matchy matchy." I also took into consideration who would be holding who when coordinating outfits. I wanted Miranda's green against my blue and Brianna's blue and white against her Daddy's green shirt. I will do a more detailed "what to wear" post soon. This girl, with her curl in the middle of her forhead! I love her! She's absolutely crazy, and full of life, and I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. The headband that Miranda is wearing is from Ruffles and Fringe.After Megan left I took some shots of Brianna. I love this girl! And I wish I could've gotten some of Miranda, but she was sooooooooo done at this point. She's been quite a challenge to photograph even on a good day!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Christiansen: Mommy and Me Mini Session

This session is a surprise for Father's Day, so if you know their Daddy, don't tell him! The Christiansen boys are too adorable!!!
Ty and Mommy love little Austin! Ty rocked the camera!

Austin has to be the happiest little guy. He has had rough start in life, but you would never know it because he is so happy! He just got fitted with some hearing aids recently and he loves to hear himself talk! He also has the best giggle! Part of me wondered if I should be video taping instead of taking pictures because I loved his giggle that much!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gwyneth Harper Stepp

Do you remember this beautiful mama to be from March? Well, she and her husband welcomed their new baby, Gwyneth Harper Stepp into the world a week ago Saturday. Just in time for Mother's Day! Their baby girl is adorable and I am so glad I was able to watch them go through this journey in becoming new parents. I also look forward to watching their sweet baby grow up!

I can't decide if I like the color or the black and white better. I used to love black and whites, but I've been leaning more toward color these days. What do you think?

The happy new family of three!

Another beautiful headband by Nicole at Ruffles and Fringe.

Recognize the quilt? I used it in their maternity session and thought it was fitting to have the baby photographed with it as well.

And hello, babies are so flexible. I'm pretty sure I would break in two in this position. Notice her feet and toes are up in her face?

Congratulations Tracy and Brandon! You have a beautiful baby girl!!