Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fun in the Desert

Over Christmas we went to Phoenix and Cal had a great time playing outside my Mom's house. He loves being outside and exploring, but of course, in AZ when you are outside exploring you have to be oh so careful for the many cacti that abound. I PROMISE that my son was in no real danger of touching a cactus in these pictures! :) He wasn't nearly as close as it would seem. I learned that lesson as a toddler when I stuck my hand in one and my mom spent a long time pulling the prickles out.....hopefully we won't have to repeat that experience EVER! 
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Madison & Michael

A couple weeks ago I had a great time playing with my cute nephew and niece at their beautiful new house while I snapped a few pictures of them. Madison just turned one and Michael just turned three. They are so sweet and have such fun little personalities. I'm so glad my son has cousins so close to his age to play with--he really loves them! It was fun taking pictures of the kids in their home environment. I'm still working on figuring out how to get the little lady to smile at me, but maybe we'll get Daddy there next time to help out with that--she is all grins when he's around! Thanks so much for letting me spend the day with you Madison & Michael!

BTW--I've been playing with some more vintage coloring so I gave that a try on some of the last photos. Just something a little different. What do you think?
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Okay, the color is enhanced a touch in this picture (just like all the others), but those eyes just popped right out when I did the rest of the picture! No special treatment! Can you believe that blue??
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Christian

This little man is such a doll. He was born just before Christmas and he is the most handsome baby!! He is such a sweetheart too. Thanks so much Mark and Janean for being so patient with me while I photographed your baby. :) And thanks for being willing to laugh off the inevitable effects of a diaperless infant. Haha.....I'll spare you the details. :)
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Dear Little Miss Kate....

You are beautiful and perfect and we are so happy you are finally here with your Mom & Dad and adorable big sisters! Thanks for letting me come take pictures of you in the hospital. I had so much fun. I hope these photos help your family hold on to those precious first few days of meeting their baby girl and falling in love with you. 

Congratulations Matt & Liz, we couldn't be happier for our most wonderful friends!

XOXO,

Ashley


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