Olivia...where to begin. She is incredibly special to say the very least. I fell in love with her immediately. Olivia was born with Down's Syndrome and recently underwent a successful open heart surgery. Her little prescence was so strong it has affected me since I met her. She was so precious and smiled for the first go around, but wanted to be done after that. She got really tired and kept lying down on the floor. She is the most flexible little thing I have ever seen (which her mom explained to me is a side effect of Down's Syndrome). We would sit her up and she would spread her legs into full splits, lay down on her belly and wrap her legs around the rest of the way until she was comfy. It was adorable. I could not quit playing with her pictures last night--too many to choose from. I loved spending time with Olivia and her mom.
Friday, February 22, 2008
I wasn't sure if it was kosher to post pictures of my own kids on this blog, but these pics were too fun to pass up. I wanted some pictures of Kesler to put on a wall in his room, so I bribed him with a trip to Malad if he would agree. He obliged and we snapped pictures for no more than three minutes. It was cold...I am just anxious to take some outside pictures. I was so excited with the outcome. I realize that I'm prejudice, but I sure think he is an amazingly cute boy!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Well, after a session with little Brooklyn, the rest of the Shipley clan came for some family shots. All I can say is these people make some beautiful kids. I did their photos about a year ago and remembered how well each one would sit and pose perfectly without much coaching at all...I remembered correctly. They are so easy to work with. Five kids nine and under-I can't even imagine, but I must say I am impressed with this little family. Good parents go a long way.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Brooklyn is such a cute little six month old gal. She was so super easy to take pictures of. I'd position her, she would sit there perfectly, and give me a big smile...and a little drool. So funny. She wasn't really sure about sitting on her own, but if I gave her a chance to lie down she'd grab those cute little piggies and smile like nobody's business. She is just as sweet as her mom.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Let me introduce you to the energizer bunny, Taylor. When Taylor first got to my house she barely moved, but it only took about ten minutes for this blue eyed beauty to feel right at home. I don't think she held still the rest of the time. She was so funny. She certainly knew what she wanted and would set up the props to her liking. Then she would climb on top of them only to climb right back off. I got plenty of pictures of the top of her head, but managed to capture her personality in the process.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Emeri was such a kick in the pants. She and I met a couple of months ago and became instant friends. Every time I talk to her she grins from ear to ear. She is 6 months old, and not quite steady sitting just yet. That poor little girl fell over so many times, but didn't cry once. Her mom was especially fun to work with. She was so laid back about dressing Emeri up, and letting me position her however I needed to to get a good picture...and we got plenty. Just look at those chubby cheeks--so much fun! The funniest part, however, might have been when she peed all over me, and I mean all over. It was hilarious.