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Friday, August 28, 2009

VERY Important Correction

The S Children from the post below are a credit to their DADDY too. What was I thinking? Oh goodness, how will I make this up to him? :)

Sneak Peek for the S Fam...

Do you know how much fun it is to do my job? If you know the S kids, you would know that it's FUN. I LOVE these kids. Funny, full of life, willing to do whatever I asked and did it with a smile. You are a credit to your Mama, N and L!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just Checking Something

For the fun of it and to test something, have I ever told you what love alert is? It looks like this:

When Mom and Dad are kissing, one of the kids yells, "Love alert love alert love alert!!" And Max gets all grossed out and tries to stop the disgusting display of affection. Please forgive this horrible pic. It was dark in there. I love this shot anyway. It makes me laugh!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Your Child Might Be Spolied If....

For her fourth birthday you drive 2 hours to a "otel" so she can swim in a "otel" swimming pool....

..and jump on a "otel" bed...

...and sleep on her brand new princess pillow in a "otel" room...

..and open her presents on a sofa bed in a "otel" room.

And your child might be spoiled if you also then take her to Hampton Beach to see gigantic waves in the aftermath of Hurricane Bill...

Then after a full day in the sun and sand take her to Chuck E Cheese's even if your hair looks ridiculous from all the wind and you are wearing shorts that look horrible on you, and you are covered in sand from being hit by ginormous waves all afternoon....

And then, drive three hours home and let her take a bath with her super cool new Barbie Mermaidia Bath Tub Thingy...

Happy birthday Sweet Girl. I hope you had fabulous day. XXOO

Just a few more images and a few words about our gigantic wave watching day. The waves in the aftermath of hurricane Bill were quite incredible, just amazing to watch. BUT they are dangerouls even, and I didn't really get how bad it was until we were driving home and hearing the reports of people being washed off a rocky cliff in Acadia State Park.

We were on these rocks....

when a HUGE wave came in, wasn't paying attention and we nearly lost Ella to the sea. There was a moment of shear panic as I looked around to find her. (Then another as I scanned the rocks for Max, who had been able to scramble up onto a big rock before the water hit.) Thank God she was right there, scrambling to stay on her feet with just her chin above water. We were surrounded by rocks, so she was able to hang on to one and I reached back and grabbed her before the water swept back out. It was scary for a second there and I am very glad that it wasn't as horrible as it could have been. Please pray for the family of a 7 year old girl who was swept out to sea and died today in Maine. I can only imagine the panic of that moment, the shock, and the devastation as her parents look for her and she isn't there. Please be careful if you are out there, it is amazing to watch the sea swell and crash against the wall and the rocks, but wow, we are no match for it's power.

It took awhile for her to get over it, poor baby. And on her birthday...

Here are a few images from the sea wall of Hampton Beach on the north side.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

This is Emma...{New Hampshire Senior Portrait Artist}

Okay, I am pretty sure I said, or at least I was thinking that I needed to say, that I really need to cut down on the number of images I was showing for a sneak peek. But I just couldn't. Not yet. Someday I will show myself some self control, not not for this one. Emma's session has more fabulous images in it than I know what to do with. I just couldn't get rid of any of them and I wanted to show them ALL for her sneak peek. Look at her! This girl is the reason I do this. She is outrageously gorgeous but also uber creative and a total natural in front of the camera. Thank you Emma for an absolutely awesome evening of fun and creativity, and for giving me hours of fun ahead of me in editing this session. Enjoy your sneak peek!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Smile that Lights up a Room The World {NH Senior Photographer}

Need I say more?

I may not NEED to say more, but I just have to add here that is the one of my most most most favorite images. Halie, you are so sophisticated!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Age We Live In...WOW.

">Brought to you by capitalism and the greatest nation on earth.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Romance is in the air....

My parents are taking all three of my children for 5 WHOLE DAYS. This is the first time in over 9 years that my darling husband and I have had this much time together just the two of us. So one would think we would jet off to Antigua or heck, at least out to Cape Cod for a romantic getaway. *Sigh* No. We're staying home. We've got projects to do and this new room to enjoy:

So just wanted you all to know I will be out of the office until Tuesday, having a romantic weekend painting a deck with my oh so romantic husband. Aren't I lucky? I also plan to finish reading Brideshead Revisited in my comfy new chair. I am in desperate need of a break. I realized the other day that I usually get out of bed at around 6am and I work until I go to bed nearly every day. I take breaks to make my kids lunch, entertain them a bit, go grocery shopping, eat and make dinner and to sleep, but most of my days are spent juggling them and my office from sun up until sundown and beyond. That's kinda crazy and really not very healthy. So my dear clients, if I told you 3-4 weeks on getting your proofs, really truly expect me to just make my deadline. I have become a little obsessed with under promise over deliver so that I end up doing the opposite. Being busy is the biggest blessing while it's also very challenging in trying to balance things. I've got some work to do in this department!

I will leave you with a few more of my favorite images from our trip to Summer Village in Wells, ME a few weeks ago. These images just make me happy, like joy just wells up and spills out of me when I look at them. (My two most favorite from my trip are in the post below. I have the one of the three of them in a small print in the new room. It is strategically placed on the wall diagnonal from my new chair so that when I sit in it, I can look at that image and get my happy on.