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Custom Holiday Cards

These holiday cards are like none other. Every time I get an order of these in the mail for clients, it’s like Christmas day!  These cards are 5×7, with a fully designed front and back, and come with envelopes. The card stock is heavy and crisp, the colors vibrant and they really are show-stoppers! These are cards that will hang on your friend’s fridges all year long. All of the colors and text on each card is fully customizable. Cards are available from any session in the past year, and they have a one week turn around time once you’ve paid for your order and approved your proof. Want to see the rest of the samples? Check ‘em out!

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My Top 10 of 2010 {#1}

{I have decided to show and tell my favorite shots from 2010….often the pictures that grip me are not the picture-perfect poses, but the images that tell a story…}

I tried. I really did. But when I looked through the images in this session’s folder, I COULD NOT choose just one. It was an impossible task. So you get 8.

Grace and Ava are sisters, and this is their dad’s shop. Their mom, Christall, wanted some pictures in the shop that her amazing husband has worked so hard to build…and this is what I gave her! Sure, there are some nice ones, but this one, this I think shows their true personalities.

Christall and I talked many times about what they wanted to do for their session. After throwing around ideas about a candy shop and a few other things, we settled on a picnic at the beach. I love that she put so much effort into the details…she brought candy to incorporate the candy shop idea, and fun colored sodas, and … well, you will see their dessert later!

Another of my favorites from this session. After they finished their picnic, they spent a few minutes soaking in the company of their family and hanging out. I love that they are literally hanging out ON their Mom…some things never change!

Christall had this idea, and while Ava wasn’t quite sure what she was suppose to be doing, Grace was gung ho!

I love these two pictures together. There was a HUGE see-saw at the park, and of course the girls had to ride it! With much help from Dad, they were able to get that thing going (maybe a little too much, I remember a few pretty hard smacks on the ground on both sides!)

And then, after all the more posed pictures and running around the beach, it was time for dessert. I suggested that they incorporate some activities into the shoot, and s’mores was one of my suggestions. Ha…well, Christall brought mini-marshmallows, and her brave hubby did indeed roast them for s’mores! I love this picture, and Jason’s bravery!

In the end, this session was my favorite because of the time that Christall and I put into finding a great location and activities that represent her family. I want to encourage all of my future clients to consider a lifestyle portrait session…the extra work is easily worth the amazing, real images we will capture!

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My Top 10 of 2010 {#2}

{I have decided to show and tell my favorite shots from 2010….often the pictures that grip me are not the picture-perfect poses, but the images that tell a story…}

I had to. It’s my countdown, afterall, and this image was taken right after one of biggest moments of my life, and just after the beginning of his little life. I love this picture. He reminds me of a wrinkly Russian Babushka, all wrapped up like that. Now, for full disclosure, I didn’t take this picture. My awesome husband, who apparently discovered photographic talent long enough to take some amazing pictures right after our little boy was born, did. I like to imagine what might have been going through Landon head in this picture…”put me back”…”WHERE am I?”….”where are my sunglasses at? this place is WAY too bright”…”where’s my milk lady at, guys?” Fast forward 10 and a half months, and the kid hardly sits still, unless he’s eating or sleeping, and sometimes not even then..but I will always have these pictures to look back upon the first day he graced our lives.

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My Top 10 of 2010 {#3}

{I have decided to show and tell my favorite shots from 2010….often the pictures that grip me are not the picture-perfect poses, but the images that tell a story…}

Every mom should get to have a picture like this of their kids. Happy, healthy, following their dreams and still learning to dream. I had the pleasure of photographing this family on New Year’s Eve this year, and it was a chilly one! This bridge is one of my favorite spots at my favorite local park. I’ve photographed tons of families and children here, and yet this is one of my favorite images of all time from this bridge. The big brother of the bunch, Matthew, is in the United States Army, and headed overseas to war soon. Think of the implication of those words. War. Soon. Not so long ago my siblings and I were in the shoes of those beautiful girls on that bridge, getting ready to reluctantly and proudly wish my brother well before he too went to war. Across the globe. Far, far from home, where in our opinion, he belongs. I know Matthew’s family shares that sentiment…home is where they would love him to stay, even as he bravely parts ways to go fight for them. This picture reads to me…well done, Mom. Debi, I hope you see what a great job you have done!

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My Top 10 of 2010 {#4}

{I have decided to show and tell my favorite shots from 2010….often the pictures that grip me are not the picture-perfect poses, but the images that tell a story…}

Is there any way to look at this picture and not smile? Meet the Fishers  :)  This picture has been one of my favorites since the moment I took it. The emotion on their faces is so unadulterated. Micah, the little guy, couldn’t be any more happy. He and I had been chasing each other, and when we tried to take this picture of them on a blanket, he decided he would rather come get me. And I love the reaction on his parents’ faces, and understand it so much more now that I am a parent myself. There is almost nothing more fulfilling than seeing your little one happy, truly engaging in the moment and interacting with the world around him.

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