We have an excellent tradition. Every spring, the night before Easter, my brother and sister-in-law come to the house to color eggs. This tradition started when Rebekah was about three years old (the same time we returned from living in Oklahoma). At the time our egg coloring was a simple enough affair. Some cups with vinegar and dye, along with some eggs. But, as with anything you do every year with my hilariously absurd family, the egg coloring became more complicated and more messy.
Tye-die, sponge-stamp, markers, wax, “egg slides” that roll the eggs into liquid dye, spinner contraptions that spin the eggs and the color… the ideas go on and on. We add at least one new thing to our egg coloring repertoire each year. I can’t promise the eggs are perfect, but the process is too fun to worry too much about the end result.
This year, my niece was old enough to join the adventure. She added quite a bit of flare to our egg coloring by attempting to EAT the hard boiled eggs (shell and all) after they’d been colored. She very much enjoyed the process and we found that it truly took all six of us to ensure little Ms K was not putting shells in her mouth at any given point in the night.
It was fun though. And I can’t wait to see what we come up with next year!
Ben & Mary came in recently for a family photo shoot with their two, ADORABLE, little boys.
I’ve been working with Ben & Mary since their oldest, Mr. A, was just a little baby. Now he has a little brother and it was time to update the family portrait collection in their home.
I love how Ben & Mary have a distinct vision of what they want in their family portraits. We go into the process with a complete idea in mind. When it’s time to look through the proof images and choose their favorites, this little family always knows exactly what they’re going for and how they will be decorating their walls.
It’s so awesome watching the general sense of the image(s) stay the same over the years, as the family grows and changes.
Oh my goodness. I can’t believe it. My daughter, my *baby* girl, turned 14 this last weekend.
She’s a beauty. She’s confident. She’s strong. She’s smart (seriously, 4.0 average and cruising through her classes). She’s her own person. She’s loyal to her friends. She’s kind to those who may not always deserve it.
She’s kinda awesome.
14 years ago I was surprised with a baby girl. For most of my pregnancy I was expecting a baby boy! My daughter’s delivery was an interesting one, proving right from the start she was a fighter (we both were). I remember the first time I saw her, I thought; “my goodness, she looks more worn out than me!” And in that moment, we bonded. I was young and she was my first and only child. We had a lot to learn, but we were in it together. 14 years later. This is still the way we face the world. I could not be more proud of the young woman who stands before me each day.
I’m breaking Rebekah’s party pictures into two separate blog entries. This first one will detail the party itself. An awesome slumber party with some of her oldest and dearest friends. The best way to turn 14!
The next blog post will have images from the insanely fun and hilarious “Model Shoot.” These girls brought their A-game to that shoot. We had a blast the whole day!
Welcome to 14 Beaner, it’s a really fun age to be. Enjoy it!
Another awesome cake made by the amazing, Ardy Pozzi!
2009 seniors are still visiting the studio! The most lovely Sarah was one of my more recent ones.
She was, of course, perfectly awesome to work with and made some AMAZING pictures!
Rebecca is such a beauty. I loved shooting this gal!
The perfect smile!
Andrea is gorgeous. And very photogenic.
She went with an in-studio session as well as a location session at Old Glen Bridge. We had a blast!
To all you Seniors 2010: We are beginning to book the hottest dates NOW. Make sure you get in to see us ASAP and get the date you want (July/August are booking now– as are the very popular location sessions during our short, but gorgeous, Fall season).