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    Quick Updates: Currently booking newborns for November and December 2014 and the "inform me when it's time to book list " for early 2015 has begun!! That email will go out in November in the order you were put on the list. Summer 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 are completely full (the fact that I'll be on maternity leave with my own sweet newborn during some of that time should not be left out - I'll share something on facebook I'm sure;o)). Another good reason to "like" and follow. It will be the 3rd little girl for our family and yes, we are super excited about that!

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alright already . . . quit with the threats people! Who knew I’d cause a stir with my teaser picture?! I should charge my family & friends to see this post. I bet I could bring in a small fortune from a few of “baby Raleigh’s” loyal fans. Here they are. I still couldn’t decide on my favorite pictures from Raleigh’s birthday shoot. So, my sincerest apologies for the monotonous shots (but not really;o))

This is an antique high chair that resides at her grandpa’s house. I know nothing about it, except that I had to have it to take these pictures. He brought it to me from Abilene just for this. Thanks Q-Pa for always taking care of me in the prop department. I go shopping at his house for my photography props every time I’m in Abilene. His garage is a gold-mine. And, for those of you who know him . . . you’re laughing right now aren’t you?

 I love this picture because she’s standing. It’s the hallmark shot for a just turned 1 year old baby.

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I love this picture because my baby was talking to ME. Not her goofy Daddy or her big sister, who were also trying to get her attention. It’s my shot. Of course, the cute knit teddy bear hat doesn’t hurt one bit.  

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now, this one is Daddy’s shot. She smiles like this for him. What? It looks like the same smile? It’s totally different. Way different. Trust me. It’s flirtier. Yeap, I can make up words if I want to.

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What’s not to love about my favorite colors as a backdrop for all these images. I intentionally scoped this location for these colors. I even had to leave The Woodlands to find it! They will match her nursery perfectly. There’s something about the angle of winter light. It’s dreamier, softer, and full of pastels. It’s my favorite.

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And, it’s not over! Some of you don’t know that my special mess #2, Raleigh, shares a birthday with my special mess #1, Pressly. Yeap, totally unplanned; no intervention. They were born on the same day 2 years apart. I think it’s very special and I hope they will have an extra special bond. Soooooooo. Here are Pressly’s 3rd Birthday pictures! We did them the same day. The fun part was, she was big enough this time to go out for a real “photo shoot” with me all by herself. We had fun together. I think this kid rocks so hard. She had her own little 3 year old ideas. She’s a funny one.

I’m leading with my favorite picture. We had the most amazing natural light reflectors all around us and then there were these amazing fluffy white clouds that assisted as our giant soft box straight from heaven (because these were taken at high noon people!).



did I mention she’s THREE now?

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I had so many amazing pictures of her showing off her dance moves. Yah – they’re awesome. They’ll have their place, but, this one is my other favorite. Most people wouldn’t pick this one. I love it because it captures a real piece of her soul. A small piece, but a real piece. She felt just a tad insecure for a split second. She didn’t know what to do with her hands or her feet, her hair was blowing in her face & she felt a little awkward sitting on a cold piece of metal. She giggled and glanced down. Then back up. And, I clicked. My shutter release was just quick enough to catch it. Then she found her stride and that moment was gone. There’s just something so real and authentic about an emotion that you can’t control. I see a little girl here. . . not a baby anymore. Still my baby, but not a baby. And, that’s what I love about this image. I can see my baby, but I can also see a big girl growing into a little lady.

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(their birthday was in December for the record, just now getting time for their post!)


ONE?@*#$(??! Already?!

You’ll never guess . . .

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coming soon. . . just deciding on my favorites. I’ve narrowed it down to 34. So, I’ll just tease her grandparents in the mean time.

seeing clearly through all the distractions . . .


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I’m on a journey . . . you may or may not get see bits & pieces of it here?!;o)  So, I got up ONE (only one) morning this week decade to watch the sun rise and pray. We talked about it in our life group this week & I had an itchin’ to try it. I was thinking it would be so much easier to pray with this kind of stillness before me. It was still hard not to get distracted. Obviously, I was distracted by the camera (note to self). It was just 1 morning though . . . baby steps . . . I’ll make it out again. It takes years to master meditative prayer. I get it though. It definitely charged me up in a different direction for the day. Try it.




just died & went to heaven over their collective cuteness.  

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. . . and yes, that is a fireman’s pole right in the middle of their playroom and this is the backyard! Lucky kids, lucky family, lucky me. I love the wayher big brothers hold her.

resolutely vague (don’t ask;o))

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. . . where in the world is it going already??! sooooo, like everyone else on the planet, I resolved to do a lot of things better this year. There are quite a few things that aren’t going to make the blog now, but my Christmas cards are not going to fall victim! So, I don’t care that January is almost over. I’m still going to show off my Christmas cards right here. right now. so there. 

Before I do, just some doodles we’ve been playing with around here . . . and some of the stuff I was downloading when the crazy virus took over my computer.

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So, here are our holiday cards. They turned out really pretty printed on pearl paper on a 8-panel accordian card. It doesn’t hurt that I had some pretty cute little models for my card;o)


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love those girls. crazy-big-time.