Tuesday, May 31, 2011

day 484 | weddings

so i ended up spending the last two days with a migraine :( boooooo!  thankfully (and i'm scared to say this outloud) i think it's gone.  i'm slowly going through the process of editing the 2000 pics from this weekend.  i am halfway done with the gallagher wedding ... and i'm loving this shot - so today's picture of the day ... mr & mrs gallagher :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

day 483 | gallagher ceremony

spent most of the day with a migraine today.  all this weekends stress finally collided in my head!  i have barely started editing .... i'm not even a 10th of the way done - but i found this picture.  although i'm not big on churches - i will say i am loving the lights and silhouettes in this picture!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

day 482 | renner wedding

our wedding weekend is coming to an end - and although it was a loooooooong weekend ... it was AMAZING!  today was much less stressful and everything fell into place.  this father / daughter dance topped off the evening - it was sooooooo sweet!! i'll be sharing more soon as i sleep the day away tomorrow! ;)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

day 481 | gallagher wedding

merry wedding season :)  started the weekend with this awesome bride & groom - shawn & emily.  they have traveled the world ... had people at their wedding from the west coast, the east coast, the midwest, a senator from wisconsin, and friends from germany.  what more could this couple ask for?!?  and there was only one minor snafu - which we shall keep between me and my assistant(s) ;)

Friday, May 27, 2011

day 480 | rayna

what a long day!  field trip to the library ... clean the house ... talk to my brides ... photo sessions ... cookout with friends ... take the kids to grandmas to spend the night ... teach kim some wizardness ... and now off to bed!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

day 479 | lilacs

i figured it was time for my lilac update - since we are only a month late.  you have to love wisconsin weather!!  it keeps you guessing.  i am preparing myself for wedding season which is on the countdown!  looking forward to TWO weddings this weekend.  tyson will be attending both as the DJ so it will make my job easier!  of course, with the start of wedding season also comes NO FREE TIME!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

day 478 | rochester release

today's picture is pretty similar to yesterdays - but i had to upload it because tyson is in love with his lighting.  one of my number one pet peeves with "photographers" is when you can't see the eyes or the face clearly.  they claim that it's not the equipment that makes the picture - but in all realty - if you don't have the right equipment - you won't get the right results!

on an awesome note - tegan got released back to a six month appointment at rochester.  everything looks perfect and there is no variation in either eye - i'm sooooooo happy!!!  and if everything is still the same in six months - we get to back to yearly appointments :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

day 477 | clay

jessica says i need to put up a new blog because i'm slacking .... so here is a new blog :)  i took pictures of clay on sunday before the storm set in and i am in love with the clouds in this picture.  tys was playing around with the pocket wizard and this is one of the awesome shots he got.  i'm behind in editing because we went fishing on monday evening and we had company today - so jessica - this is for you so you don't have to read about BEAN SOUP ONE MORE STINKIN' DAY

Sunday, May 22, 2011

day 475 | tornado

this afternoon a tornado decided to hit sparta and come just on the north side of tomah - a little too close for comfort.  i must say this for the record, however - if i had been out at my inlaws house (it went practically through their backyard) - i would have TOTALLY been out taking pictures.  that being said - i wasn't ... but we took a drive afterwards and this is what we saw .... the 1st picture is the sky afterwards ... the 2nd picture is an uprooted tree with the bridge sign ... and the 3rd picture if a piece of paper i found laying in a tree beside some insulation and siding. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

day 474 | taylors

i always love getting together with this adorable family!  this time we decided to do some family shots as well as some without the kiddos.  i LOVE the hawaiian theme!! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

day 473 | pocket wizard

i am in love with my pocket wizard tys got me for our anniversary!  it's AMAZING!!  one dslr + two flashes + pocket wizard + amazing tree = awesomness!  and tonight's the first night we got to use it outside BUT i'm super impressed already.  now my next goal - using it during the day!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

day 472 | prodigal kitty

our dead prodigal kitty has returned.  as you can see, even though we went through the whole "talk" with our children, she is VERY alive and not dead!!  this is a good thing - although there is QUITE a story to go with it:

tys' mom went to the vet and saw this cat that looked like our missing cat.  we went and checked it out but it wasn't her.  this morning the vet calls and says hey we have another cat that looks just like that other cat and you should come check it out.  so we go back to the vet to check out said cat and sure enough - there's harley bear!  she has been gone for 2½ months. 

she apparently ran about a block away, got hit by a car, and found her way into one of our neighbors shed.  the neighbor's daughter found her, took her home, helped her heal up, and found out she was allergic to cats.  so she took the cat to the vet but kept calling to check on her because she didn't want her to get put to sleep.  SO - long story short - harley bear is home.  she will most likely have to have leg amputated at some point - but she is walking around - she is feeling good - and she is sleeping in my bed all snuggled up.  (and she bit me - so the demon cat has returned!!!!!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

day 471 | hudson

i heart newborns!!  hudson wasn't in the picture-taking mood this evening - but we got a couple of awesome shots of him (without his permission)!  :)  i LOVE this picture and i'm so excited hudson's mother came up with the idea!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

day 470 | workshop part 2

today you get the last 6 of my favorites in part 2.  this couple was so gorgeous and so fun to work with!  i am so stoked for wedding season to begin ... and i believe i will be even more stoked after my allergies stop going into overdrive!

Monday, May 16, 2011

day 469 | workshop part 1

i have decided that the best way to do this is in parts .... i haven't had time to sit down and edit all the pictures from the workshop yet because i had to finish up jordan's senior session and then i have just been busy .... so you get six pictures in part 1.  these are my favorites so far!! :) 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

day 468 | do what you love

today i attended the "do what you love" wedding workshop with the amazing krystal muellenberg & dani stephenson.  it was soooooo much fun!  i feel ready for wedding season!! :)  and although i will have a few shots coming up this week on the blog - i figured i'd give you a sneak peak! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

day 467 | scene

i am so in love with this picture i had to show you the scene behind it.  there is no texture in the photo - it's all natural.  i'm loving it!  the one i posted yesterday had texture.  i think this may be one of my new favorite spot!

Friday, May 13, 2011

day 466 | jordan senior

spent the afternoon shooting senior pictures with tyson's cousin and then went to wisconsin rapids to spend the evening with friends.  what a blast today was - and i'm super in love with this picture!!!  i knew i was going to love my gary fong lighting - i just didn't know how much until now.  now i just have to wait for my pocket wizard to get here and life will be beautiful!! :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

day 465 | surprise

tatum said there was someone at the door - and i didn't believe her because she ALWAYS says there is someone at the door - only to find out there is NO ONE at the door!  sure enough - this time there was someone at the door.  i got these delivered from my inlaws for our anniversary - aren't they gorgeous!?!?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

day 464 | nine years

nine years.  tys and i have been married for nine years!  nine years and this is what i have to show for it - one little girl looking out the window staring at the storm as the tornado sirens went off.  well i have a lot more to show for it - just not picture wise lol.  i was on strike today. :)

however we are semi-stable :) have two beautiful children :) have AWESOME friends and family :) a super nice home :) crazy neighbors :) and life is beautiful. what more could we ask for?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

day 463 | dentistry

i have decided i want to become a dentist :)  why - well remember the whole "if i am a betting person" blog i posted yesterday?!?!?!?  well - miss tatum - ZERO cavities.  tegan - FIVE cavities.  it's so predictable.  today they said he has acidic saliva.  well that's good to know - so what can we do about it?  absolutely nothing.  we can fill his mouth with fillings - that's what we can do!

at any rate - i spent the afternoon editing.  first - the price family and their mother's day, anniversary, family pictures.  second - macey and her 28 (i'm guessing it's around 28 according to the schedule we've been following) week maternity session.  i'm in love with this summer (dare i say it) weather we're having and i'm also in love with all the purple!

Monday, May 9, 2011

day 462 | thirty two

i am officially 32 today!  :)  i enjoy my 30's!  way less drama!!  well, most the time lol.  went to the dentist this morning and i found out i have to have four tiny fillings.  after watching the stupid mini cavities for two years they have finally decided that they need a filling.  so that's a bummer!  plus both the kids have dentist appointments tomorrow and i'm sure one of them will most likely need a filling.  if i were a betting person - i would guess tegan - just sayin'!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

day 461 | candy craver

today was a blast!  meeting ... lunch ... nap ... dinner with friends
AND one of my besties made me the BESTEST COOKIES EVER!!!!!
chocolate.  peanut butter.  and a reese's pieces butter cup in the center.  DELISH!
and talk about someone reading my mind ....
i think dairy queen is on to me!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

day 460 | bestie time

i apparently have caught a flu bug :(  i have not puked this much since i was pregnant with tatum (and i guarantee you i am not pregnant)!  ugh.  it sucks!!  at any rate - between the episodes - that didn't stop one of my besties from spending time with me going to garage sales!!  now here's hoping what i have isn't contagious!!

tys took the kids to the timberpups school today to play.  i couldn't watch the spinning but i put my camera on bursts and just let it take the pictures.  i think tegan's face is PRICELESS!

Friday, May 6, 2011

day 459 | city wide

and just like that ... less than a week after my original spring post ... the daffodils have bloomed!  my kids are covered in grass stains.  the winter coats have been packed away.  and this weekend is all about spring cleaning!! :) 

i did spend the last two days going to tomah's city wide garage sales.  i made a HAUL!  i spent approximately $20 and i'm not even sure if it was mine or my mom's :)  came home with bag fulls of clothes for both the kids - photography props - AND unfortunately toys galore!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

day 458 | personality

today you get two pictures of the day.  the first is a quick shot i took at the end of a session i did with the von haden kids.  i LOVE this picture because it seems to fit their little personalities so perfectly.  and the tear on miss brynn's cheek - perfect!  she hasn't liked me the last two sessions and finally at the very end of this session she warmed up and started smiling!

and my second shot of the day is an example of some of the shots i'm trying to do more for me.  i have a ton of sessions coming up and a ton of weddings coming up - shooting for me isn't something i do as much of anymore - so that's my goal for the next couple of weeks!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

day 457 | spring has arrived

i think it's safe to say spring has finally arrived.  tatum is obsessed with bringing me dandelions - in fact, this is the only one left in our yard (and it's not even in our yard - it's on our sidewalk).  i have a million of them sitting on my counter in the house if anyone is interested! :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

day 456 | unfriend

facebook unfriending.  i think unfriend is such a harsh word - especially for a place that let's you add everyone and their brother to your account if you choose.  a few of you have asked why they aren't on my friend list any longer and well - here's the answer:

up until about a week ago, i had over 700 "friends".  these were all people i have known at some point in my life.  out of those 700 there are many i don't talk to on a regular basis simply because life changes.  plus, we all know that i could spend hours a day trying to keep up with everyone - but i just don't have the time nor the interest.

so, i made the decision to keep my facebook page for my family, my closer friends, and my business clients.  please don't be offended if you've been "unfriended" - it's not personal!  you can still talk to me by sending me an e-mail anytime at pichettephotography@charter.net or you can text me (and i will probably appreciate your effort even more than by just being friends on facebook)!

plus, the majority of my facebook endeavors will be for business from here on out - so you can keep up with my photography and tag yourself in your pictures on the business page if you wish!

Monday, May 2, 2011

day 455 | daffodil

figured i would try out my new lens since there is finally some color starting to show up outside.  i think i'm in love with it.  it makes everything look so painterly.  getting some stuff together for mini sessions this weekend and i'm trying to decide if i want to have a garage sale.  seems like a lot of work to me!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

day 454 | change

people say things won't change, but they already have.  things always change.  sometimes for the better - sometimes for the worse.  but change is inevitable.  so even if you plan on not changing - someone or something around you will change and therefore - things always change.