Yearly Archives: 2009

Hello out there!!!

Ahhhh…I’m starting to feel it!  Life back to normal!  Life with a wee bit of sleep and the occasional yoga class.  Life with a home cooked meal, mixed with a little shopping at the mall!   Life snuggled with 2 kids on the couch and a Christmas movie.  Yea!

All the cards (70 orders.  WOW!) have been designed, printed and mailed.  Thanks to our wonderful office assistant, Amy….and Matt’s complete lack of any sleep over the duration of 3 hours since November…production of all things photo and card related is (get this) almost DONE!  And, a HUGE shout out to James, our super retoucher, and our new man on that job, Ryan.   Never before have we been able to fill so many last minute Holiday print orders.  It is so awesome to have such an amazing, well-oiled machine to work with.

So!  I am way behind in blogging, of course.  How about a peek at this little beauty and her ge-orgeous parents?  Baby Ella is such a gift!

Dec18_03

Dec18_02

Dec18_01

Oh!  And these new hats are from my friend, April Lowe.  Her etsy site is called Lillebarn and is chock full of wonderful stuff!  Please check her out!

crickets……..crickets…..crickets

Excuse me as I dust off this poor, unused blog.

Please don’t judge me for being a total blog neglect-er.  There’s been 68 custom made holiday cards designed (most nights till 3 am), giant  production mayhem in the studio, and a little side trip to Jamaica to blame for that.

{You read that right!  Matt and I sneaked off to Montego Bay to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the 21st birthday of our friend …..and sometimes production assistant….Kristi.   I WANNA GO BACK, MON!!!!}

BUT!  We have photo-ed so many cuties and Miss Alistair’s sweet mommy has been chomping at the bit to see some previews from our shoot last week.  So without any further delay, here she is!

Oh the eyes on this little beauty!

Dec10_02

Dec10_03

Dec10_01

Three more families from our Arizona trip!

Here’s the “motherload”  (literally, mom’s van has MTHRLOD as the license plate.  ha!)  These six kiddos are way fun and we looove getting to see them each year.  They get around!  They live in Arizona, are from California, dad plays ball in Toronto, and his team spring trains in Florida.  Mom is legendary for flying the whole crew from here to there and everywhere!  For all you photogs out there….this doozy was shot at TWELVE NOON!  My brain was about to explode….

here’s Andrew+Bryce+Aunalilia+Jace+Junior+Aubrielle in Sedona

November28_04

November28_05

Then, back in Scottsdale we met some new friends.  Here is Blaze (9)+ Ty (4)…

November28_01

November28_03

November28_02

And then we met up with Berlin (2) at her brand new home…

November28_08

November28_07

November28_09

Hello Arizona peeps!  I know you’ve been stalking for a while now, waiting for a little peek from our time there together…..and oh my there is sooooo much to show you.   Five awesome shoots…and too many great images to choose from.  I am a bit overwhelmed with all we got…..so I’ll start with this one post of the Mahay’s,  the sweet friends who hosted us and treated us to such a great time.  Ava and Cal miss you all already and we can’t wait for next time!

Sit tight, everyone else….more to come!  I am in holiday card design full throttle madness around here!

Here is Madison (10)+ Mackenzie (7)+ Mason (4) in gorgeous Sedona, Arizona

November27_01

November27_03

November27_05

November27_02

November27_04

November27_06

Thanks so much to Heidi in Indy for the little prod…..yes, the blog has for sure been on the back burner the past few weeks!  There just are not enough hours in the day this time of the year…but we sure are having fun.  (if not a little too busy, but that is a great problem to have I guess!!)

We are currently on an amazing trip to Arizona photo-ing some of our favorite baseball families.  We have been in Sedona the past 2 days, and oh my gosh it is heaven on earth.  We had 2 shoots here today, and have a few more in Phoenix before we head back home to Dallas right before Thanksgiving.  Anyways, images to come later.  Matt and I have done quite a bit of photo travel this past year, but this time we actually brought our kids with us!  Ava’s school is out for the entire Thanksgiving week (so awesome!), so we made a little mini vacay out of the trip.  Our unbelievable clients have been so accommodating, putting us up in their home and at this beautiful hotel, buying them ice cream and souvenirs.  I think our kids want to be adopted.   Ava drew a picture of her “favrit stat (sic), Arizona” today.

Also, I have been in total design OVERLOAD, another reason for the supreme blog negect.  Oh man, these Christmas cards this year are so so so fun!  I think we’ve had 30 shoots since I last blogged one…..so bad, I know…..but here are a few snaps from the shoots the the day or two before leaving town:

November22_03

November22_05

November22_01

November22_06

November22_07

November22_02

November22_08

November22_09