Monday, June 30, 2008

Stephanie...Maternity Portraits

I was so excited to see my good friend Stephanie over the weekend! She came to town for a visit, a baby shower, and some maternity pictures. Stephanie and her husband (Steve) are expecting their first child in early September...a little boy named Colin. I am just so thrilled for Stephanie - she is deserving of so much happiness!

We had a lot of fun running around (okay walking, she is over 7 months pregnant ;-) taking her pictures yesterday...so let's get to my favorites!

The beautiful mommy-to-be...

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Door! You know I love it...
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Let's take a closer look at that baby bump! Here come the belly shots...

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My FAVORITE belly shot...dress it up with pearls. ;-)

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And then I had Stephanie work it for some more pics out and about...

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LOVE this one...

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CONGRATULATIONS Stephie Poo! I can't wait to meet baby Colin!
Love ya -
Sarah Lou ;-)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Evey Turned Ten...

...months old on Friday! Still not really cruising yet. She loves to be standing, loves to hold onto someone and walk, but otherwise utilizes a split and drag technique for mobility. She gets one leg in front of her, the other leg behind her (that's the "split" part) and then leans forward, firmly plants both hands on the floor, and drags herself forward. Good upper body workout! Evey just gets cuter and more fun to hang around with every day! Her personality is really starting to shine through.

So we did the monthly baby book shoot...this time we headed outside for a change.

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Sweet and normal one second...

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Silly and crazy the next...

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Our neighbor Barb happened to be outside and was cooing at Evey from the fence...so Evey really started hamming it up.
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My sweet girl is pretty chunky all over, but I'm still fascinated by her cute, dainty little head.

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Maddox was running around playing while I took Evey's pics.

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He decided to crash the photo shoot and give Evey some big brother lovin'...

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Awww...

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Maddox tends to get carried away and give Evey a little too much lovin' sometimes. Luckily Evey didn't seem to mind his bear hug! ;-)

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I love this one...especially since we are cutting his hair in a couple of days. I love his hair long...but it's getting out of control! Plus he sweats a lot and I'm sure he would feel cooler with a shorter hairdo. So a nice pic of him before the hair gets chopped off...

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Then Evey started eating the grass and leaves...so the photo shoot came to a close.

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After we got her dressed we played in the yard a while longer - it was such a beautiful day! I may post some more pics later this week if I get a chance. Another busy week ahead....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A few moments with Jayden...

Yesterday we got to see Jayden for a few minutes at my dad's house. PaPa was watching him for the day and we happened to stop by around the time Dylan was picking him up to leave. It was fun to see him if only for a short time. It's been quite a while...he is so much bigger!

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PaPa wanted to hold both babies on his lap while Dylan got Jayden's things together to leave...

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Jayden thought cousin Evey was quite fascinating...

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Getting a closer look at her...

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Cute cousins...

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Jayden and Daddy Dylan...

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Engagement Portraits...Tori & Kevin

Tori & Kevin are a perfect match! ;-) They had a lot of fun with each other during our session yesterday. Kevin tickling Tori...and Tori telling Kevin a very very long joke. Apparently her family has a collection of jokes that they can make as long or short as they want...and they must be good because Kevin couldn't wait to hear how the joke/story ended!

So let's take a look at some of my favorites so far...
Don't forget to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE in the comments section below. Tori & Kevin will receive a free 8x10 of the most popular image! :-)

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Bling shot...

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I especially LOVE these next few...

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After a quickie ceremony at the old (little) Town Hall, they rode off on their steed for a romantic honeymoon at Rosie's Antioch Hotel. ;-)

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Thanks Tori & Kevin - I had a great time with you yesterday. See you in October! We'll do coffee... ;-)