Wednesday, April 27, 2011

easter portraits

1 week of talking about doing easter dress-up pictures + 1 stop at the gas station for 2 bags of Skittles and 2 bags of Reese's Pieces + 1 hour of giggles and screaming and grins and pleading = a great set of Easter portraits, finally!

This next one was all their own pose . . . I figured I'd better get it now before "little brothers are gross!" and "big sisters are mean!"I gotta say, it's nice that they can pose themselves now -- it only took how many years?!

And then G really wanted a picture with her new flower so she ran to find an outfit that would match it and dressed in record time: Love 'em!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sneak Peek - Miss A

This little beauty came to play last week. We played once before, when she was dressed up for Christmas, and this visit was just as fun!

I had a dress just like this blue rosebud one when I was little -- love it!

I got to try out some of my new backdrops and she played along perfectly.

And she got a new red wagon for the occasion -- and was thrilled with it!

And this last one I just couldn't pass up. . . crawlin' away all covered in grass.Thanks for bringing her back to play, guys! I had a great time!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

self portraits

So, today I decided to take a few shots of myself for a collage I'm making for our front room. Of course I have lots of photos of the kids and even of Kev (although I get an earful each time I come near him with the camera) but I really don't have many photos of myself. It's such a silly thing, too; I always want to have photos of me because I love photos of any subject and especially of people having fun (and I'm just that narcissistic) but I hate looking at photos of me because I'm a horrible judge of how I appear. Common girl complaint, I know. Anyway, now and again I get motivated to try to get shots of myself, usually when I have something special in mind for them and today was the day. I set up the tripod and used Josiah to focus, set the self-timer, and let 'er rip! I got a few good ones and for the most part, I'm happy with them. They're good enough for my project, anyway. And really, as if it's not hard enough to get a good, focused shot where my eyes aren't too open and my smile looks real and my head isn't crooked. . . . . the boy had to sneak in at the last second: Honestly I didn't even know he was there until I downloaded them. Goofball . . . :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

new stuff in the ol' Etsy shop!

Boo Boo Birds and Ouchee Owls now available in my Etsy shop! Lots of colors and patterns available -- come by and check them out!

Thanks for looking!