Monday, March 23, 2009

My Favorite Things #003

I got this umbrella while I was in California visiting a friend (I think bought it at Borders). It's the Pet Chopz design from Paperchase. It can be hard to find cute, original boy stuff and this is adorable with all of those colorful critters on it. There's even a robot, and I love robots!
I fell in love with it and struggled with whether or not to get it because I wasn't sure if you could fly with an umbrella. It seems kind of silly now, but I was worried they would think I could use it as a weapon.

::perplexed look::

I should have gotten two of them but I didn't want the J's to have identical umbrella's. That just seems silly now, especially since Jaden is forced to use a pink Disney Princess umbrella, which is cute, but I don't want to be the subject of all of the kids adult therapy sessions.
It rained a bit last week. The J's wanted to splash in the puddles for about three minutes and they were ready to go back inside. They're so fickle.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Seniors 2009

I attempted to do senior pictures for Hannah and two of her friends, Heather and Brianna. I was pretty successful with Heather and Brianna, but Hannah, well - let's just say someone was Miss Crankypants. I will be doing Hannah's again sometime soon. I posted more of these on my flickr if you're interested. I love that last picture. They look very Charlie's Angels to me.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Babies Anyone?

There's a baby boom among my friends and I'm not too proud to beg folks to let me practice on their precious bundles of joy. I feel so fortunate that people will actually let me experiment with their brand new babies. I have no idea what I'm doing so I'm basically just winging it with other peoples tiny loved ones. (shhhhhh! don't tell.)

This little gal was 12 days old and NOT sleepy at all. I only got her to go to sleep once. I think I jostled her too much because her mom told me her cord fell off about an hour after I left. Oops.

This bitty baby boy wouldn't sleep much either. I even got to try on two separate days. Apparently I'm no baby whisperer, but I'm going to keep trying.

I don't think little Ava (who's not so little anymore) was much of a sleeper either. That didn't matter because she was the first newborn I ever shot and I was more worried about figuring out what to do with her. She was sweet enough to show me a wee bit of sleepy love though.

Are you starting to see a trend here? Another 'eyes wide open' model. He was as sweet as he could be though. He didn't complain at all while I flipped him this way and that trying to figure out what would work.

This is Phoebe. She's obviously not a newborn, but she was a very cooperative model. I wish she lived closer because I would definitely stalk her and make her do all kinds of insane poses because I'm almost positive she would make me look like an awesome photographer.

Mason here is obviously not a newborn, he's not even a baby, but he's pretty stinkin' cute so I had to share his 'cool dude' pose.

Thank you to everyone who's willing to help me get much needed experience. I think I'm about to start acquiring props. You know you'll want to check that out. I'll let you know how it goes.

My Favorite Things #002

Here is another one of my favorite things.

I got these at Walgreens about a month ago. They were 3/$1. I actually considered not getting them because I got a dozen and that meant I was spending a whopping $4 dollars and I thought that was too much. Sometimes I'm not very rational. Especially considering how much I love and use these little dessert dishes. Not only are they super fun to eat ice cream out of but they are the perfect size for snacks for the kids. The boys like to dip stuff and these bowls are the perfect size for dipping french toast sticks in to syrup, or chicken in to ketchup. I could go on and on.

If you have a chance you might want to check out your local drug store or dollar store to see if you can load up on tiny plastic dessert dishes. They'll probably end up on your "Favorite Things" list.