Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch of their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. "

Luke 2:8-11

Have a blessed Christmas! My love to all!

Edit to add:

It just didn't seem right not to post a picture with this here is a really quick picture of my faithful friend Kona singing Christmas carols the best he knows how. His favorite is the same as mine. But he was not super fond of the antlers
(hence the "quick" part) no matter how many times we told him how adorable he looked. Might as well have been a big pink bunny suit. Oh well.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In Style {baby}

So, it seems that babies are back in style.  Not that they ever really went out, but at one busy emergency room there are about eighteen or so new, or soon to be new, mommies.  It is going to be really fun to follow these little ones.  Callie is our first debut here.  You may remember her parents and her first time here.  She is a budding three month old now and getting cuter with each passing day, seriously, off the charts in cuteness.  She's got some lucky parents and I am a lucky photographer to "play" with this cutie for an hour or two.  Her little grins just light up the room.  Santa came a little early for this family.  And we couldn't be happier about it.  I'll let you judge for yourself.

Merry Christmas! Don't forget the reason for the season.....( know)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hello's been awhile.

And exhale.  
I just finished up on a project, none of which I can post up for fear that hospital administrators may be after me.  (long story that I can never tell, but it did have a happy ending, phew)
Happily, it is back to the business of Christmas and preparing for an upcoming wedding and a couple more shoots in the interim.  It's good to be busy.  I have been neglecting my husband and my dog, and Kona made me undeniably aware this morning.  He can always get my attention by grabbing something he isn't supposed to have and making loud crunching noises with it.  
"Uh oh, what do you have?", I say under my breath.
"Nothing." He innocently replies. (okay, I stretched here. Dogs don't really speak. Not mine anyway)
I glanced over the stairwell to find otherwise.

"This....this Santa.  I don't know how this got here."

"Really, it's just been laying here the whole time.  I thought you wanted me to have it."

"And this little white ball on the top of his hat looks ridiculous.  It must come off.
Let me help."

Almost there...

"I prefer Santa with no lets start working on that hairdo..."

Don't let the Christmas rush get to ya....don't get to the point where you want to gnaw on 
Santa's head.  But if you do, come on over to my house.  Kona got it started for ya.
Don't forget to breathe and sing your favorite Christmas carol at the top of your lungs...
Mine is "Oh Holy Night", so if you are out shopping and you hear somebody singing that 
a little off key and really loud, it could be me.

Happy Holidays!!  and have a fabulous Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's Christmas in the 'hood

Not even twenty four hours after Thanksgiving and this block gets geared up for Christmas.  It's hard keeping up.  The turkey coma has just barely worn off and we are out putting up lights.
Well, not me, I had to work, but the man and the rest of the neighborhood were getting the 
party started.  Woohoo!!  It's so fun to drive home and find Christmas fantasy street.  I loved it.
There are a ton of great kids on our street, so it has to be really fun for them too.  

So, we can start dreaming about Christmas early...and plan parties, and drink nog cause on this street, Christmas is here.

Yep, we are feeling pretty good on this street...

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

What's black and white and green all over?

The answer is 

One of the most beautiful bridal showers I have ever attended.  My niece Kendall is getting married in January and is currently at the height of her "shower season".  It began with this
elegant affair a few weeks ago to start off the young couple with just the right "seasoning".  The hostess Kim left no detail unchecked.  Everything was stunning.  I can't wait for this wedding. I'll be shooting the wedding with Eric of LOOK photography.

If it's anything like this shower,  the evening will be just grand.  

A few shots of the details...

Kim and Danielle (mother of the bride) checking out the details on the tables...

Some of the guests outside...

Dinner is served... the maid of honor, Dani, and fair weather reporter in Idaho for Local News 8...

A personal detail hand made by the hostess, Kim.  Seriously special.  She made these hangers/ placement tags for each guest.  Wow~

A view of the room...

Kendall and the gals on the other side....

A big yummy canvas from me for the new couple taken right after he popped the all time 
big question and got a huge "YES"

Time for just one game of "Newlyweds" with Brandon answering questions on DVD...

What is Kendall's favorite store?  You could hear a pin drop waiting for Brandon to answer this question....dude, don't get this wrong....

And there was lots of this....

And plenty of this....I think they will be busy playing with all of it.
Check out the details of their upcoming wedding day here

Congratulations Little k!!