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Zack & Olivia {growing}

I loved the easy spirit of this shoot. Part of it was due to the fact that this was the fourth time I’ve been able to do portraits for this family and most of it was because of how good-natured these two cuties were. We met a wildlife preserve blooming with the beauty of spring. As we made our way to the marshland area, Zack wanted to know what might live there. When he heard that there could be frogs, that was the end of thinking of anything else. We tried to explain that it might be too chilly for frogs; but he was convinced with all his three-year-old enthusiasm, that we would find one. In the end, Zack’s childlike faith won out as Mr. Frog did indeed make an appearance.

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Elijah {mine}

In keeping with my New Year’s Resolution, here are some shots of my favorite red-head.

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New Year’s Resolution

I take pictures.

I take pictures of kids.

Lots of kids.

However, one of my New Year’s resolutions is the following: take more pictures of kids.

Confused? It might be because I omitted one very important pronoun in that sentence: my.

Let’s try that again: take more pictures of my kids.

You see, my favorite four kids in the universe get shamefully neglected in this area. Mommy goes and shoots for a number hours on a Saturday, Mommy comes back exhausted, Mommy puts camera in closet, camera stays in closet. If we go on a family outing, I want to concentrate on the kids and not work which is why the camera still stays in the closet.

But when I looked over my pictures for 2011, I couldn’t help but feel that something was out of balance. I have thousands of photos of other people’s kids and just a handful of my own. Thus the resolution.

The camera has found it’s way out of the closet and onto a perch on my bookshelf. When my son was engrossed in Lego world, I grabbed the camera. When baby was reading her own little Picture Bible, camera. You get the point.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting some photos of my kids. Today I’ll start with some photos snapped this week of my baby girl. Enjoy!

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And The Winner Is…

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Thank you to all who voted!! Congrats to the mommy & daddy of this cutie-patootie!!

2011 Favorites Contest

Contest Time!! Woo-Hoo!!

Before we get to the finalist in the annual Favorite’s Contest. Here is some of the basic info…

VOTING:

This year voting will take place on my Facebook business page. The way to vote is to simply “like” your favorite photo. Every “like” counts as one vote.  And you are welcome to do this to as many of the contest photos as you want. While comments are fun and you’re welcome to leave them, the votes are only cast by “liking” the photo. At the bottom of this post you will find link to the Facebook contest album. Please note that if you haven’t already, you will have to “like” my page to be able to participate in the contest. So head over there and vote!

THE PRIZE:

The prize for this year is bigger and better than ever! The winner of the contest will receive a handmade leather album filled with twenty 5×7′s from the session during which the winning photograph was taken.

And now for our finalists!

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2011 Favorites Contest {runners-up}

It’s that time of  year…

The annual Favorite Contest is upon us! But before I show you the finalists or tell you about the fabulous prize, here, in no particular order, are this year’s runners-up.

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Keep an eye out, because I’ll be debuting the finalist soon!