Saturday, April 30, 2011

day 453 | assembly

today i spent the day down in janesville with family and friends at our assembly.  afterwards tys and i went to fuddrucker's with lindsy and kelly.  it was a lot of fun and i'm so excited we got to spend some time together.  got home a lot later than other years but it was totally worth it!

Friday, April 29, 2011

day 452 | deer

we were out in service way above warrens and this is what we saw ... deer.  of course you see the one in the center - but there is actually a head of another one over on the right side.  they just stood there and watched us.  now this was taken with my point and shoot - so i'm sorry!  i hate that thing.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

day 451 | development day

i feel accomplished today (and i didn't really do that much) but you have to understand :)  i had over 600 favorites on my computer and i couldn't find anything.  so i am down to under 100 and they are super organized (like crazy organized).  so here's hoping i can manage my time better and not have to spend half the day looking through my favorites for links. 

today i also went to walmart to get tatum a case for her new pink ds which she is in LOVE with!  she is one spoiled four year old.  but she's happy - and when tatum's happy - we're all happy (trust me)!  we also took tatum to child development day where she got tested on her readiness for school.  she didn't talk for the first half hour - but then they couldn't shut her up.

and last, but not least.  seniors :)  running a special in may and june for seniors so i decided to showcase some of my seniors from last year.  i know - i'm lazy.  i didn't want to pick up my camera today.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

day 450 | parker

today's picture of the day - miss parker's collage.  i think it makes me want a baby even more .... (don't worry - i don't really want another one - i'm just enjoying hearing my mother-in-law freakout every time i say it).  maybe i want 2 more ... or TWINS!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

day 449 | owl baby

tatum's love for owls has carried over into the studio.  this adorable newborn modeled tatum's choice for her favorite outfit.  and miss parker was so content and sweet - it almost made me want another baby.  almost is the key word ... ALMOST. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

day 448 | love never ends

my house is trashed.  my son has ate everything in sight.  and the kids are fighting like cats and dogs.  you have no clue how excited i am to say there's school tomorrow!! :)  today's picture of the day is from my engagement session this weekend.  i am in love with that engagement ring!  i am officially caught up on all my editing and tomorrow i'm looking forward to a two week old baby coming in!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

day 447 | windows

wedding season is upon us.  we took some pre-wedding pictures in front of these windows which is the same spot the bride-to-be's parents took their pictures 45 years ago.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

day 446 | miss caroline

spent most of the day traveling between two states for a super fun engagement session!  then headed home (as in home HOME!) for a wonderful get together :)  today's picture of the day - miss caroline.  she just turned FOUR and she is a doll!

Friday, April 22, 2011

day 445 | dance

i did some more dance photos and i do have to say - this outfit was AMAZING!  i love it!!! 

spent the day in service. went to the hardware store. tegan has officially learned to tie his shoes (for the most part).  my children are spending the night at grandma's.  i got to watch four episodes of grey's anatomy.  all in all - it was a good day ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

day 444 | aliviah

aliviah is ONE!  and out of all the pictures i take of kids - i think one year old pictures are my favorite.  aliviah's mom brought some cake and some balloons and even some eggs since her birthday was close to easter.  i must say - she was definitely the cleannest cake eater i have ever met!  one finger at a time!

more sessions to edit but that will have to wait until tomorrow as i am off for some serious shopping in the dells!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

day 443 | perspective

i've come to realize that life is all about perspective.  no matter the situation, life choice, view of others - you have a perspective.  most likely the person next to you has a different perspective ... as does the person next to them.  i've also come to realize that when you're in a situation - your perspective is not perceived as clearly as when you take a step back.  in the end - everything is about perspective. 

and today's picture of the day - all about perspective :) 
one year ago today - there was dandelions, lilacs, spring was .... springing?!?!
today - snow.  they're both gorgeous.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

day 442 | sprinter

it's sprinter!  winter meets spring and collides into sprinter!  it's actually quite gorgeous outside.  yes - it's probably cold, windy, and frigid and yes, i do know it's april.  however - the way the snow is sticking - the way it's just sitting there attached to green green grass - it only happens that way at a certain point in the year!  and this too shall pass ... after all we're closer to spring than we are to winter ... so stop your whining!

Monday, April 18, 2011

day 441 | hockey texture

today was a long day.  rather than shooting - i edited.  i still love this picture - but i think i like it even more with a little texture!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

day 440 | memorial 2011

remember day 58?  well it's that time of year again!!

i can't believe how little the kids looked last year and this year they look so old!  i suppose i will be saying the same thing next year!  so in honor of day 58 :)

31 years of wondering whether or not i was going to spill the wine.  31 years of trying not to spill the bread.  31 memorials!  16 visits to culver's afterwards :)

earlier today we went with some friends to see the movie rio.  i haven't laughed that hard at a kids movie in quite sometime!  it was hilarious!! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

day 439 | prom

tonight we dj'd our first prom ... which is a milestone considering we have been a wedding dj for the last nine years.  i think i like prom ... a) it's all the fun without the drunk people ... b) it's all the music i like ... c) everyone dances ... and d) we can use our equipment at it's maximum potential.  although i think my ears are bleeding.

Friday, April 15, 2011

day 438 | hockey

i love sports pictures :)  there's just something about them.  i was going to do a high-key white on this one but i liked the faded look.  i'm getting excited for seniors :)  we have almost every sport booked this summer! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

day 437 | light

my desk is no longer clean .... :(
however my paperwork for the prom is thrown all over it - so technically it's work-related :)

and this is my gorgeous ikea light.  whoever would like to take me to ikea to get more of this incredible lighting - there is a large reward.  okay - maybe not a large reward - but you get me tagging along with you to ikea - so i guess it is kind of a reward ;)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

day 435 | protect the princess

yes - i know i shouldn't have been excited that i was ahead ... because then i fell behind :(  spent tuesday back in rochester for tegan's post-op appointment.  best news ever - his eyes look perfect.  he has a recheck in five weeks and if they still look perfect then - the doctor will be happy to say they will stay that way!  what a journey!

and since my last post was about swords and things - i figured i might as well show you the finished product.  protect the princess of course!! ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011

day 434 | swords and things

mason likes swords - and guitars - and candy :)  he brought it all with him during the session and for some reason i just love this picture.  i think it's the action or how it all ties together.  trying to get caught up on life today.  seems like i've been out of sync for awhile and it's time to get things done (my desk is still clean though - so i think that could be my only accomplishment for the day).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

day 433 | eyes

look - i'm a day AHEAD for once.  and my desk is clean.  lol.  tyson told me i had to do my filing and clean up my desk or he wouldn't make supper :(  lol.  so - it's clean.  here's a picture of tegan one day after surgery.  looking awesome compared to last time.  and trust me - it looks MUCH worse than he feels.  he's running around the house like a wild man and playing toy story 3 on the ps3.

so we are doing awesome.  and my desk is clean ;)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

day 432 | elisha, part 2

today you get to see elisha again :)  i'm sorry!  i can't help it.  you don't understand how adorable this kid is!!!  he was the PERFECT little model.  that and i'm super lazy today.  i promise ... this next week i will be back on my game! :)  but seriously - how ADORABLE is this kid?

Friday, April 8, 2011

day 431 | high key

we had a VERY long day in rochester - but we are home and tegan is doing AWESOME!  thankfully they remembered him from last time he had surgery and realized something had to be done differently since he wakes up angry from anesthesia.  i love mayo!!  they did so awesome with him.

so today's picture of the day is obviously not from today - but i LOVE it!  i think high key is my favorite form of shooting - especially when you can get that reflection in the floor!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

day 430 | elisha

i love, love, LOVE that it is finally nice for shooting outside.  don't get me wrong - i LOVE having a studio - but i love a change of pace too.  today was a nice break from all the insanity going on around our house.  i took photography classes with elisha's mom - and elisha is one of the sweetest, well-behaved children i have EVER met! 

tonight we have parent/teacher conferences ... which ends with tegan going out to dinner with sawyer.  a book fair.  and we get ready for our trip to rochester in the morning.  surgery is scheduled for 10am!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

day 429 | chalk dust

spent tuesday morning in rochester at my sons pre-op measurements.  spent tuesday evening in the emergency room with my daughter who has tonsillitis.  spent this morning in rochester for the 2nd day of my sons pre-op measurements.  looking forward to having a day of peace and quiet tomorrow ....

cade was out grafitti'ing my sidewalk.  he says it's my new logo :)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

day 428 | wilting

the roses are wilting :(
today's picture of the day was taken by my brother-in-law.  look at his skills!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

day 427 | the fong

gary fong is my hero!  i took the picture of the day as a side by side ... exact same setting - exact same lighting - everything is exactly the same.  the one on the left is without the lightsphere and cloud while the one on the right is with a lightsphere and cloud ... i love the softness and the way it fixes the harsh shadows!!  i can't wait to use it at one of the upcoming weddings!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

day 426 | southern comfort

here is a survey ....
take southern comfort
add dr pepper
what do you get?

my answer:  a tim mcgraw
jon's answer:  a faith hill

either way - it's delish!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

day 425 | grandma love

i really think i was supposed to live in the 1920's or earlier.  i am going through a major black & white obsession (technically this one could be considered sepia - but you know what i mean). 

i just love this picture for so many reasons.  a) little zayden looks soooooo content and secure.  b) it's black & white bringing a classic appeal.  c) you know i always like three reasons instead of two.  i like it! :)

today's agenda .... service.  rip everything out of closests and then leave it :)  that's my idea of spring cleaning.

Friday, April 1, 2011

day 424 | obsession

i think my obsession has takn a turn for the worse!  :)

today i celebrated my one year anniversary for the photography studio (the day i filed all the paperwork with the city and state to become a studio).  it's crazy how time flies!!  thanks to everyone who made it an awesome year and it looks as if this coming year is going to be just as awesome! 

as a side note - we are filling up dates like crazy!  at this point, we only have two spots available for weddings for the rest of 2011 ... and seniors spots are filling up quite fast too.  it looks as if we will be scheduling only two (possibly three on shorter weeks) regular sessions a week to keep my work load manageable and still have a family life!  so if you are interested in a session - make sure you schedule it soon!!