Sunday, December 28, 2008

.new beginnings.






Meet Cash.  This little man is 2 weeks, and a big boy!  I don't usually photograph babies over 10 days, but due to weather and Christmas, we had no choice!  He wanted to be awake for the entire session. :)  Grandpa finally had the magic touch, and lulled him to sleep.  
This will be my last client post for 2008, and the last client post on this BLOG.  I am very excited to upgrade my blog to a WordPress which will allow me to post HUGE images for my sneak peeks!  No more little tiny ones!  I will post the link to the new Blog within the next two weeks!  

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

.Merry Christmas.


Merry Christmas from our family to yours. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

.Traditions.







Tradition is so important in my family.  There is something so comforting in continuity.  My kids have really grasped that concept; and I have learned how vital it is for each of us to feel connected that way.  Making cookies for instance, it's so much more than that...it's the relationships, the smells, the warmth of the ovens baking, the sounds of Christmas music in the background.  Life is so busy, and I am grateful to have been gifted this day to spend with my girls, and my dear mom.  Priceless.

Sidenote...I had to laugh at my daughters "CELL PHONE"!  Glued to her hip as always!  And of course I couldn't leave out my best friend, Mr. Peppermint Mocha!  :)  Miss A is holding our traditional Christmas Mouse dessert. :)
 

Saturday, December 20, 2008

.ours.


After six years of marriage, I finally got a shot of all our kids together. :)  What a good looking bunch eh?  We  are truly blessed, and thankful for another year of health and wholeness.  

Friday, December 19, 2008

.Artists Fave.


I just LOVED the Mood in this shot. :)

.six.







This little sweetie was so full of personality!  She is getting ready to turn six this month, and her mama wanted some special pictures of her.  Little miss was very nervous, and giddy, but we were able to catch several great shots. :)  It was a blast hanging with the two of you!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Friday, December 12, 2008

.daddy's shirt.



This is an out-take from a recent family session.  This little dolly was SO adorable.  It got a bit chilly, so daddy gave her his shirt to keep her warm between shots.  It ended up being my favorite from the session. :)  More to come later.

DO NOT COPY  Copyright Celebrate Life Photography 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

.16.


How is it possible that my little boy is 16 years old today.  I am TOO young to have a 16 year old! LOL  I don't know that at any age a parent is prepared for their child to turn 16. :)  This young man means the whole world to me.  I am extremely grateful today for this amazing gift God blessed me and his dad with 16 years ago today, all 10 POUNDS of him! 
 It's these milestones in my children's lives that cause me to miss Daniel (my late husband) so much, it hurts.  I know how proud of his kids he would have been.  I thank God every day for filling in the "gaps", and I am humbled by how amazing these kids are turning out to be.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

.FAVE.


I just LOVED this shot of the two of them.  Why?  The sun flare of course!  :)

.Family Session.






This wonderful family hired me again, this time for their Christmas photos.  We had the most beautiful weather; cold, but sunny!  Their two gorgeous little boys were such a delight!  They were SO patient with me when I kept calling Dad "Richard"!  HA HA!  That is NOT his name, but he looks so much like Richard Gere, that I was stuck!  (I felt like such a dork) LOL
Thank you again for the opportunity! 

Saturday, December 6, 2008

.Fave.


My FAVE :)

.Sneak Peek.






I have the great honor of photographing Nellie and Alan's wedding tomorrow!  This is a sneak peek from their E-session!  It was such a blast, but absolutely FREEZING!  They are SO excited, and so in love. :)
See you tomorrow!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

.birthday wishes.



Today is my 36th birthday....as I blow out my candle, I can't help but reflect on what awesome adventures this past year has brought me personally.  I am especially thankful today for a year of health and wholeness.  Thank you everyone for believing in me!
So....I have to give PROPS to my 11 year old daughter who shot these images of me. :)  These shots are in camera crop, and she shot them handheld! I am one proud mama!  She is a natural!
My kids know that I am a coffee finatic, so of course my birthday cupcake had to be a chocolate cup of espresso!
I am officially taking today off!!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

.sweet and 16.






I had the pleasure of a mini-session with this beautiful 16 year old.  It was a beautiful brisk fall morning..she was a total natural in front of the camera.  I am seriously envious of her gorgeous skin!  I hope to photograph her again in the near future!!