Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas & Coffee booked for now...

...but stay tuned for the next round...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas and coffee!!!

TO: My wonderful clients w/ pending holiday orders

WHAT: Christmas and Coffee

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5th

TIMES (available slots in green):
10:00-10:30 a
10:30-11:00 a
11:00-11:30 a
11:30-12:00 a/p
12:00-12:30 p

12:30-1:00 p

WHERE: Starbucks (of course) at Lamar and 45th

All of your holiday orders have come together beautifully and I know you’re anxiously awaiting those Christmas cards and gifts. But, I was wondering if you’d be willing to help this little elf by meeting me for coffee next week to pick up your treats. I (and my family who doesn’t see much of me anymore) would be eternally grateful!

Please let me know as soon as possible if you can make it and for which time slot. And, if you tell me your coffee order, I’d be happy to have that waiting for you as well.

I need to fill up these time slots before I can open up another date. And of course, if this doesn’t work out, you will still get your order, I promise.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Speaking of holiday cards, thought I'd share with you the pics for our cards that *didn't* make the cut:
Obligatory Pinkle Toes shot.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


It's been so long and I've been knee-deep in proofs, orders, Christmas decorations, turkey, and broken heater parts (don't even ask), I just had to take a breather and put up a post here.

For starters: purchasing Guitar Hero 3--BIG mistake! Have you ever played this game? Oh, dear. It is insanely addictive and fun! My kids love it, too. T-man (below) is actually quite good at pushing the right color notes at the right time. I think we played this for 4-days straight over the holiday break.

(The droopy diaper is his uniform ;-)).

So much for a cute pic of the two of them together.
Look close and you can see a real, live, snot stream. Lovely.

The kids LOVED the train around our tree.

Big kids love it, too.

And finally, I was fortunate enough to have my intern, Katie, do family portraits for our holiday cards this year. She was great! I think moms can relate to this: wow, it means the world to actually BE IN a picture with your kids. We had a fun time and I'm just so happy to have these. (No more sneak peeks 'til Christmas, though ;-)).

It was fun to be on the other side of the camera. A bit nerve wracking, but interesting to see what I typically put my clients through. "Sure. I'll lay down in a field filled with cactus in my new red dress!"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

busy, busy, busy.

I'm coming off the heels of an all-night proofing marathon. Thought I'd take a break to show you some more favs from recent sessions. (Arent' those two up there hawt???)

Can't resist baby fuzz.

I affectionately call this one "Shar Pei."

Little doll.

Okay. Back to work now...

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

i am alive.


I've gotten several e-mails from my beloved blog stalkers wanting to know where the heck I am, so I thought I'd drop a quick line to you. I just got back from a 3-day photography workshop in Dallas which was wonderful! But the timing...not so good. While, I've finished all of my holiday sessions, now the daunting task of proofing and designing and filling orders for everyone still awaits.

Unfortunately, ALL of us are now sick, which is a double blow (pun not intended). So if you want to know where I am, I'm glued to my computer with a box of tissues nearby and a bottle of NyQuil balanced precariously by the keyboard. I probably won't come out of my hole for about 2 weeks.

So, in the mean time, have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, hold your family and friends close to you, and hang in there while I work to give you the amazing holiday images you've been anxiously looking forward to.


(P.S. That's me up there in action at the workshop. That's probably how most of you see me, huh?)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

what's kickin.

Got to spend some time in two of my most favorite locations tonight: Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin. As an added bonus, I got to spend that time with an adorable couple and Jr. on the way. Such great fun and wow! There are so many beautiful backdrops downtown. Guys...let me tell you, it was tough to narrow it down to just these. I could be up all night playing with your pics!
The end. ;-)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The making of...

A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do. Thought you'd get a kick of seeing how we got the wreath shot below. Mom was a champ and actually nursed her on the table in that uncomfortable position for quite sometime before we were able to take the pictures. Pretty crazy. Mom said she now has the song "Nursing on a Coffee Table" running through her head to the tune of "Love in an Elevator." Fitting. ;-)

Monday, November 5, 2007


What an amazing session today! Her mommy and daddy have had her for just four days now. The above was the first official set up and you wouldn't believe what we had to do to get this shot (mom, I have the picture of you that will go down in history ;-)). And this is the *only* shot she'd let us have like this--thank goodness we got it. But, once she was back in mommy's arms, she was perfectly perfect.
(I actually tried baby drapery again today and lucky worked!!!!!)


The irony is not lost here. Trust me.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pfamily Pfun.

OMD. (Those of you who know me know I use this phrase all the time: "Oh, my dog!") What a blast we had today! We rocked Pflugerville tonight with this family. Full of life, energy, and love and I think it shows. (How cool is this kiddo standing on his hands? One of my many fav shots of the night.)
So glad mom wanted to do this picture.
(The littlest is just crackin' me up here.)

A trip to the ice cream parlor!

A little mom/daughter time.

His eyes were amazing! As were his skateboard skills.