friend·ship    /ˈfren(d)SHip/      noun        the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
I had a whole big plan to go through all my old cd’s of pictures and get the best ones of some of my siblings and I to post. You know those cd’s from walmart that you would pay a little extra for when you would get your disposable camera developed. Yeah I have like 20 or more, I was that girl with those little throw away cameras always in my hand. But that big awesome plan of mine failed when I waited till the last minute as usual to get this together, only to remember my even more awesome IMac doesn’t have a cd reader – duh! So you can bet I added an external CD reader to my need to buy list. So scrolling through Facebook had to suffice for this post.
Having a sibling is like having a built in best friend. We fight and push each other’s buttons, but my siblings and I have always had each other’s backs no matter what. I can think back to many different over the top fights between my siblings and I, but I can also remember each time we came to one another’s rescue. Regardless if we were standing up to a parent who we felt was punishing the other too harshly or another kid thinking they could bully one of us. I wouldn’t be the same person without all my brothers and sisters teaching, testing and watching me through out this crazy life. Being in the middle I had the best of both worlds. I had the protective older siblings and had to protect my younger siblings as well, all of that taught me a lot and I still stand firm I’m so glad my little brothers didn’t have only me as the older sibling because I failed at that more times than I could count, but that is where our older brother got the job done. Of course I have to get mushy and over share about my late brother, Billy, who clearly is in most of the pictures. the anniversary of it all starts tomorrow. I can’t help but do the count down and relive all those moments. But I will stop myself there and spare y’all 🙂
All that spill is because now I get to watch all my nieces and nephews be blessed like I was, with built in friends. It is amazing seeing my siblings in each child, and seeing the birth order came alive in them as well.

Be sure to head over to these other talented ladies that also took part in the blog circle this month
Southeast Texas Baby and Child Portraiture, Kristy G. Photography
Lesley Vivienne Photographer, South Central Oklahoma Family & Birth Photographer
North Carolina Family Portrait Photographer, Lauren Nygard
Northern California Wedding and Family Photographer, R Delp Photography

 

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When I got to hold this sweet girl for the first, I literally could not believe my eyes. Her red hair, her perfect amount of chub – who am I kidding any and all amounts of chub is perfect – but little Remy could not of been more perfect to me. It is just unreal that her 2nd birthday is fast approaching, just does not seem fair how fast time goes by. These little ones change every day almost, I have been so blessed to be able to watch her change over the past year. This reason is why I love what I do, some things are so hard to remember about teeny little newborns. I take my job pretty seriously capturing your new little ones and all their teeny details so you won’t ever have to forget. Remy was a dream and slept so soundly for our session that lasted about half a day. Hey when you are family you don’t put timelines on sessions and you just keep shooting, plus we had to wait for the oldest brother to get out of school so might as well shoot until then, right?! Enjoy these images from her newborn session and just know she and the rest of her family will be all over this blog slowly but surely, even more than they already have been. The pros of living in the same town as them finally.
If you are in Oklahoma and are in need of a newborn photographer for your new addition please hit that contact button up top and let’s chat about your session!

 

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It is a little crazy to think I shot this session 2 years ago now, crazy but mostly sad because I am just now sharing them. But hey content in the fact that I am now sharing this session with my beautiful sister and her growing family. I was on my way to Oklahoma to meet my brother’s newest addition, and stopped along the way to catch up with my sister. Seriously loved being able to stop by her house the last two times I made the trip from California to Oklahoma. Now both my niece’s are on the verge of turning two and I so badly wish I was making the trek through Arizona again to see my Princess Aurora around her birthday.
Sister you were absolutely glowing and I am so thankful I was able to capture some images from this time of you. Can not wait to get y’all back in front of my camera, I know your son is ready for his spotlight 🙂

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Marisa was the perfect muse and man do I miss her so! Anytime I had an idea or theme to shoot I knew I could count on her being willing for whatever was brewing in my head. For a february theme challenge we shot “pink” and I only shared the colored images for the post, since then I have been dying to share some black & white images from this session with the gorgeous Marisa. Black and white images just speak to me so much sometimes, you can really feel them most depending on the image. So I am finally getting around to sharing more of one of my favorite session, taken in one of my favorite locations San Juan Capistrano. In February back there is when these gorgeous mustard colored flowers would bloom. It was honestly such a sight and goodness am I glad I not only got to see it all first hand, but also photograph them. Lots of things I had to leave unchecked from my California bucket list, but I know my time there isn’t over just another short break like many before :).
Going to go ahead and give a shout out to all your Oklahoma ladies, I need a muse near by! If you’d be down to be photographed and down for whatever I have brewing in my head leave a comment or send me an email! Too many times I have to let my ideas go by because I don’t have someone to photograph, and goodness is that a sad day for me! Enjoy the images and keep a look out for next week, I’ll have my sweet niece’s newborn images up!


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Fresh   /freSH/   adjective 1. (of food) recently made or obtained; not canned, frozen, or otherwise preserved.    2. not previously known or used; new or different.

If you look under fresh in the dictionary you will find quite a few more adjectives as well as the adverb of the word. One of my favorite parts about these theme challenges is looking up the definition, too many times my mind goes straight for one option. After reading the multiple uses of each theme I am then able to open up my train of thought.
Fresh is such a common adjective for each new year, but each person’s idea of a fresh new year is different. So I am super excited to share my FRESH new look and plans with y’all! Take a look around the blog, it is slowly getting a “fresh” new face lift. Among the many things that will be changing my logo got a new look, it is bolder than my pervious one. After the year I have had I hope I’m bolder and I want that to show through. My images will be a bit different as well, with growth comes change and new views on things. All of that I hope shines through. I do have lots more to do on ol’ faithful here, so do keep a look out! I already have some posts scheduled, so I plan on having new posts up at least once a week. Hopefully soon it will be more often but until then I will find contentment in what I can do for the time being.

I have needed head shots for quite some time now, but even more so now with the rebrand of my business. I have always shared my whole heart here and so here I am capturing my whole self. If you are ever looking for me, you will find me at my day job, behind my computer, but most likely you will find me in the comfort of my bed. I eat, drink, work, study, think, read, plan, dream and lastly sleep there. It is a horrible habit, I know if I were to only sleep in bed that I would actually sleep better – it’s the truth so if you are like me work on only sleeping in bed so you can sleep better! If I could only have one piece of furniture it would be a bed for sure, somewhere I could be comfy and cozy. So here I am with a fresh new look with my business, with my appearance, and on life. I couldn’t be any more ready to share it all with you!

Do check out these other talented ladies and how they expressed FRESH for this month’s blog circle theme:
Kristi James Photography NEPA Portrait Photographer
Whitney Coudray Photography Seattle family photographer
Southeast Texas Child and Newborn Photographer, Kristy G. Photography
Indianapolis Family Photographer, Tara Strohl Photography
Candace Castor Photography Tucson Arizona Family Photographer
Vancouver WA Newborn Photographer, Brooke Hazel of Dream Baby Photography
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