Monthly Archives: January 2009

Baby Aiden

This is sweet baby Aiden who came by to have his three month pictures taken. It was so nice to meet Aiden and his family as they were referrals from Lilli’s parents who I had photographed about four months back. It is so neat to meet new people and this family was just great. They had brought a few personal items with them for this shoot and one of the items was a big oval rug that was out of Aiden’s room. It was such a neat rug that I centered the majority of his pictures around it.

Thanks to a couple of snow days, I have been able to catch up on these pictures and hopefully surprise Aiden’s parents. Thank you again for a wonderful shoot and we were able to capture so many great pictures!

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We even had an opportunity to capture a couple of family pictures. It is so great to be able to do this for these new families as these are sometimes the only family portraits they have.
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And I was able to take some “body part” pictures so Aiden’s parents could create a collage. Here is an example of what Aiden’s parents could do with these pictures:
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Welcome little Dane!

I am proud to announce that I am an uncle once again! On January 2, my brother and his family welcomed their first son, Dane, into the world. Although he was about a month early he is just perfect 🙂 We had to wait to go back to Indiana to see all of them because Maggie and I were sick and we didn’t want to spread germs, but we finally got to go up this weekend and what a cutie he is!! Like I mentioned he was a month early and he only weighed in at 5lb. 10oz., but he was 20 inches long! He was so small, but he was just the best little boy anyone could ask for.

We were so excited to be there to see all of them and to be able to help out in any way we could. Personally, I also didn’t want miss an opportunity to get some great newborn shots of my own nephew while we were there! As much as I wanted to have a long, great session with little Dane, I didn’t want to take away from our time there and I had to capture what I could get without interfering too much with everyone. I had planned so many shots that I would have loved to get, and although I didn’t get all I wanted, I still love the ones I was able to get.

Here are some of what I was able to capture just to show off my new nephew!

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“The Yawn”
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“The Smile”
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This was one of my favorites as you can see just how small he is. My brother was holding him and you can see a great size relationship with his thumb:
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Growing with Hudson…

How fun is this! I have two boys named Hudson as clients 🙂 The youngest of the two just turned 3 months old and his parents contacted me to see if I could come do a portrait session for them. I was excited to do so and once we worked out the schedule (and around the weather) I stopped by last Sunday to get our session underway. By the way, this was the same Hudson that expressed his dislike of cameras at our first meeting for his newborn session. This time, it was a complete opposite… he was in a great mood and we had a good time!

Well, I sure had a great time and if you all get a chance please check out Hudson’s mother’s blog HERE. She is such a great artist and she has raffles often to help others as well as herself in raising money for adoptions. This is such a great cause and I wish them the best in their journey towards adoption. Here is your sneak peek and it was sure great to see how much this little guy had grown over the past three months!

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Hudson’s parents wanted to start a themed baseball picture at each session, so this was the second themed picture we have done. They actually had the first picture we had created enlarged and framed, and it was hanging in their living room whenever I came over for this session!
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Beginning of a new year!

Well, I have to say that this year has been one of the most eventful to say the least. I changed professions to become a math teacher and even added countless new clients to my photography client base. It has been a great year. One of the best blessing must have been having a Christmas break again. I know most of us don’t get more than a day or two off, but I haven’t had a “Christmas break” since 2002 when I was still in college, but even then I had my foot in a cast from busting my ankle and I still had to report back early for basketball practices. I had always been busy with basketball over the breaks, but that is the price you pay if you want to play college ball. If I had to guess, I haven’t got to spend more than a couple days with my family in Indiana during Christmas in almost 10 years! Well, thanks to becoming a teacher, I am able to spend a total of two weeks off with Alie and Maggie, and I was able to spend 6 days with my family in Indiana!  We played games every night while we were in Indiana and we got to spend time with all of my family, my grandmothers, and even my best bud Ryan and his girlfriend Alana.

It has been so great to have time off, but I can’t wait to get back in to my routine’s again with school and photo shoots. I do have to share a few pictures from the break though. My sister was kind enough to send the Little People’s Farm to Maggie for her Christmas and she is loving it! She loves the little animals and the sounds the barn makes. She was having a good time, so I had to get her playing with the barn:
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I also managed to grab a few more shots while were were up in Indiana. Here is another of Maggie and one of Dexter. I know I don’t post much about him, but he and Maggie are best buddies. She really does love that little dog!
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It seems we have also made a tradition for our trip to Indiana for the holidays. We have started going to visit and tour the French Lick Springs and the West Baden Springs Hotels. We like to walk around and to see all the decorations and to just enjoy family time. I have seen these hotels go from nothing to a spectacular something! It is so nice to see these historic places making a difference in the community. Anyway, here are just a few pics of while we were at the West Baden Hotel.

This is the medallion that is in the center of the dome. It has a great multicolor light show that makes it hard not to stop and stare for a while.
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Me having fun with one of the large ornaments on the huge Christmas tree:
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This last one is my favorite. I tried to get one of these last year, but let’s just say it didn’t turn out since it was during the day time. This one is so much better! I had to angle myself at the base of the tree and shoot upwards to incorporate the medallion.
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Remember I said I got to see Ryan and Alana too? They came with us to walk around the West Baden Hotel and I knew I had to post this picture right after getting it!
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Sorry for such a long post, but I can only hope that everyone else has had a wonderful year too! Let’s hope the new year will as good as the last!

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