Thursday, April 8, 2010

Family Photo Books

I just finished printing several of my kids' baby books that I've been working on for awhile now. I'm really happy with the way they turned out. For each year of their lives I do a photo shoot of them and then I design a book with journal entries and milestones from the last year. I like to start with birth, include hospital pictures and their birth story. All of the books are 8x8 and I tried a 5x5 duplicate of Jack's 1 year book just to check it out- the last picture- it turned out cute maybe I'll do that for Christmas presents next year we'll see. I am a little on the slower side because I do all the design work, but it's really neat to have "pseu-do," published work and know that I (and occasionally Johnny, when he has some time) did all the work from home; hopefully that will make it more meaningful for my kids.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Grant giving us smiles

What a happy baby! Look at him smiling in his dreamland; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE newborn photo-shoots. Blue and green are my favorite baby boy colors and it looks great on Grant!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Baby Ivan

I know I haven't been posting pictures lately but it's been super busy! I just couldn't resist posting some of baby Ivan, he's so new and cuddley! I can't decide if I like black and white or color, what do you think? Congradulations Lacey and Seth!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Where are you Christmas?

We are counting down to Christmas with our advent calender and in our family we have an activity and a piece of chocolate every day at the time mom, me, appoints :) And the other night the activity was 'watch The Grinch as a family,' the day before that we read The Grinch who stole Christmas. SO anyways, it lead to this impromptu photo shoot with Gunner in his 'super hero,' red long johns. He was asking me about Christmas, the baby Jesus, and all the Christmas stories we've been reading. Anyways, I had a lot of fun taking these pictures, it brings back the first stirrings I have in my mind about Christmas and all it's wonder: the big BRIGHT lights surrounded by the darkness of our Christmas tree, family outings, sugar cookies, and noisy malls. I just love the impression Christmas left on me when I was a kid, the memories never fade.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Stafford

Another picture of baby Stafford.
Congratulations Ike and Jackie he's a keeper!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The biggest Blue Eyes EVER!

Isn't she to die for! This is Baby Paisley I just love her big blue eyes and chubby cheeks! Scott and Ashley you two did a good job!

I know I just can't get enough of her!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Natalie + Clifford

These are our AMAZING Friends, The Hares. Natalie and Cliff are THE original Cupcake tasters for The Cupcake Company. We actually named the PB Cliff Dive cupcake after Cliff because he inspired it. And here are some couple shots of the Hares workin it!

In these last two shots Natalie is fabulous and Cliff is just workin it! So I give Cliff a sincere compliment about how he totally rocks because frankly guys can be difficult to get to loosen up for the camera. Then Cliff confesses that its all about the Fruit of the loom, he just pictures himself in some nice tighty whities and he's in the zone! I almost peed my pants, I was laughing so hard.