Monthly Archives: September 2012

Preview {Re-Branding}

Here’s a little teaser of what’s incorporated in the new logo : )


Every Day Life { Cooper }

This past Friday I got to hang out with Coopy all afternoon !! My sister had “Shawnee Night” with her cheer team so we went to watch and boy did we have a blast! I took a few candid shots (as best I could while chasing little Coop around a football field !) and shared a few munchkin donuts with him : ) Enjoy the pictures !!

These last two are my FAVORITE : )

Every Day Life {The Simple Things}

Happy Monday Morning !! A few weeks ago I got a little black card in the mail that looked like this:

Do you know what this is??? It’s the Starbucks GOLD card. Come on people, it’s the little things : )


Every Day Life {I’m Working On It}

It amazes me how certain things, people, situations can set me off on a total spin. My mood can change drastically based on what someone else says or does in a matter of seconds…but I’m WORKING ON IT. It’s amazing how some situations make their way upon me and I get so caught up in the moment that I don’t even think what might be right or wrong about it… but I’m WORKING ON IT.

It’s a part of me I don’t understand. It’s a part of me I want to change. It’s a part of me I’m WORKING on.

I like…I want to please people. So much so that I forget about what I need…what I want for myself. I become consumed with the need to make sure everyone else is happy. I become consumed with making sure I am doing everything right for them. 

We weren’t given this life to focus solely on others. We were given this life to live. I have been faced with yet another challenge in my life. Yet another change. Call it a struggle, call it fear but this life isn’t always easy and the cards we’re handed aren’t always what we want.

As I come to terms with this latest turn of events, I’m also trying to find who it is I want to be. Where it is I want to go and how far I am willing to reach for it. I am facing the true unknown for the first time. I have been thrown into this obstacle to come out successful, to come out a better person.

So challenge number one for me, starting right here and now, with the internet as my witness I am vowing to think before I speak, breath before I act, and ask myself is this really what I want? Will this make ME happy?

I’m working on it.

Child Photographer {Alessia’s 1st Day of School}

I can NOT believe that little miss Lessi has started SCHOOL!! She got big waaaaay too fast! I still think of her as the little baby I spent many nights holding until she was deeply sleeping. The little girl I had to beg to say GG because she thought it was funny to torture  me! The little girl I still hear say ‘love you’ in a whisper when I’m walking out the door. Last week was Lessi’s first day of school and she LOVES it!! I am so glad I was there to capture it! Love you Lessi girl!!!

This is her “angry face” as she likes to call it! She proceeded to tell me no more pictures : ) too cute!

I have to give Ivan credit for the next two photos!!

Everyday Life {Life In Instagrams}

Sneak Peak {Alessia’s 1st Day of School}

Child Photographer {Back To School Shoot}

5 days before my sister went back to school we decided to do a “back to school” shoot. As always with my sister, it was a PRODUCTION and she was the STAR of the show! We also brought along Erin (they are like 2 peas in a pod!) and my mom, who I managed to get  a few shots of as well!! Enjoy and HAPPY BACK TO SCHOOL!!

and a few OUTTAKES of course….

Every Day Life {Shows I’m Watching}

One of the best parts of September are the FALL PREMIERS!! I LOVE when the shows I watch finally come back (although, I am sad to see my summer shows go). This year I’m watching a few favorites and a few new ones.

1. Castle – this is my all time favorite show and I can NOT wait to see what happens this year!

2. Private Practice – another top show

3. Hart of Dixie – I started watching this last year when I learned my favorite OC star, Rachel Bilson, would be playing the main character

4. Grey’s Anatomy

5. Go On – a new one this year

6. Up All Night

7. Gossip Girl

8. Malibu Country – new one this year

9. 666 Park Avenue – possible new one this year

What are YOU watching this fall??

Child Photographer {Jess & Grayson}

Jess is one of my sisters closest friends from school, so when her mom called me up and said she wanted to schedule a photo shoot I was thrilled!! The newest addition to the Closson family is Grayson, their adorable puppy. He was so good and I couldn’t have asked for a better day of weather! Enjoy the photos of Jess and Grayson and leave them some lovin’ !!