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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bye, bye Mickey...

Well, we just got back from sunny (and hot!) Orlando. It was our first vacation for just the 3 of us, and it was SO nice! I can't even begin to write everything we did (although I did keep a vacation journal so Charlotte can read it someday). We had an absolute blast! We stayed at Disney for a few days, then bopped around Orlando for the rest of the week. This week also marked my 26th birthday! Matt - the loving, sensitive husband that he is - kindly informed me that I am now in my "late twenties". I have to say that I disagree...I think late twenties should be closer to 28, or at the very earliest 27 :) I can't blame the guy...he's going to be 32 this month so I'm sure being the old man that he is, he has to give me a hard time. Must be tough being the oldest one in the house!
Anyway, we had a great time, and yes, it was very magical, as Disney always is! I can't wait to go back in the spring. It is our favorite place to visit and I'm always a little sad to leave. I of course took a ridiculous amount of pictures, so I'll try to get some on in the next few days.
The next few weeks is uber busy with sessions, so you'll be seeing lots of sneak peeks...but first I'll get some of Charlotte on here from our week in Mickey-ville!
Stay tuned for pics of the princess!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Another birthday!

Today was the 1st birthday party for Jack! (you'll remember him from a post a few weeks ago). His mommy & daddy asked me to take pictures of the event so they could relax and just enjoy...what a great idea! Since we are leaving tomorrow for a week (vacation-whee!!), I thought I would do a little sneak peek to hopefully satisy his parents for awhile until I get done proofing. So here you go guys! (and there's LOTS more to come!)

Oh...and of course I had to snap at least a few photos of my baby girl too, and since I haven't put her on here in WAY too long, I'll leave you with this....
"Mommy, when are you going to put the camera away and play with me?" Talk to you all when we get back from sunny Orlando!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy 6 months, Chloe!

This little girly girl is Chloe, the daughter of some dear friends of ours. I did their family session early today, hoping to avoid the rainy forecast. Of course, it never did rain, but better be safe than sorry! This family was my first session ever, back in January, when all I had was a point and shoot and a head full of ideas. I'm so thankful that their mom let me "practice" on them for 3 hours that day...I got bit by the photog bug that same day and haven't looked back since! Thanks Katie ~ and here's your sneak peek!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

From one "heart mama" to another :)

Here's a few from my latest session...this momma drove an hour just to let me play with her kiddos and snap some pictures! These 3 little ones were full of energy and gave both of us our dose of daily exercise! :) The middle child is a "heart kid", so this session had extra special meaning for me.

Julie- here's your sneak peek! I hope this can tide you over until your proofs are done :)
(click on the image to view it in high res.)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I just finished designing Charlotte's 1st birthday invites and I am so happy with them! It only took me about 8 hours...hah...I am such a perfectionist! The folks at my online lab did a fab job with the printing, and papersource.com got me adorable matching envelopes and seals. I just love these 2 companies! (nothing like a little plug, right?) :)

They're going in the mail tomorrow, so keep an eye on your mailbox, friends!

(click on image for better view)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

New things are happening!

Due to popular demand, I am now offering several Collections for clients to choose from. I've listed descriptions taken right from my website below. I am so excited to be able to provide customized plans for each stage of your child's life. To celebrate these recent additions, I am offering 20% off each collection to the first person to book any particular one! Any questions, just shoot me an email! In addition to my Creative Session, you can now choose from the following:

Whether a hospital or home birth, this time will be captured in a sensitive, journalistic style. Please contact me for prices and details about photographing this beautiful event.

The first two weeks is one of the most amazing periods in your child's life. Because during these two weeks they will change so quickly, it is important to capture the tiny details: that fuzzy skin, newborn belly button, and tiny soft fingernails...before they change forever.

Summer's style highlights the unique features that define your baby. She strives to create distinct images that will be cherished for a lifetime. This session is longer than any other session, lasting up to 4 hours. Summer understands that newborns cannot be rushed, so she leaves plenty of time for feedings, diaper changes, and yes, even crankiness!

Your collection includes:
*3-4 hours of Summer's time and talent
*all of the images from your online gallery in a beautiful coffee table album
*11x14 print

After the birth of your child, your pregnancy will become a distant memory. Remember the amazing process of creating your child with a maternity session. This collection also includes the extended newborn session., as well as the following:
*a consultation with Summer to discuss your desires for your sessions
*a beautiful coffee table album filled with the images of your choice from your sessions
*11x14 print

This collection includes 3 sessions over the course of your baby's first year. This is a wonderful way to capture the way your baby changes and grows in that very first year. Your collection also includes:
*11x14 print from each session
*beautiful coffee table album filled with images of your choice from all your sessions, presented to your child after their first birthday

This session includes a creative photo session, as well as Summer's popular session album. This beautiful hardback album is a modern alternative to a traditional album and is the perfect way to display your photos. You will absolutely love it! Your album will contain all proofs from your session.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Jackster

Ok, this little guy is pretty special...not only are his parents dear friends of ours, but he is Charlotte's future husband! Ok, I may be elaborating a little on that last part...but they are just 3 weeks apart, and I can't but wonder if they'll someday be buddies or even something more :)

What a fun, relaxing session! It was fun wandering around the golf course snapping pictures of this family. Tina, here's your sneak peek...it was so hard to only pick a few, but I had to save some of my favorites for later :) I can't wait to show you the rest!

the sky was just amazing tonight! he had just let his balloon go and was watching it fly away :)

i told you he was cute!

had to snap this one fast before he climbed off the table!