I have been dying to get to these pictures! When barely one-year-old Molli got out of her car seat I almost died. Her mom had told me that she would be wearing a little romper, but I had no idea that it would be the cutest thing I had ever seen in my life...and the bow! Come on! So stinking cute! It was a chilly day, but the sun was out so as long as we could find little nooks to block the wind it was great. The only problem. Molli was ticked! Not a little ticked, every time her mom would put her down she would scream. It was actually quite funny, I don't know that her mom would agree :) But all things considered I think we got some great shots. Not necessarily smiles, but super cute nonetheless!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Miss Kabree turned 2! And we took her pictures on her actual birthday! She was so funny. This girl has dance moves. She has danced her way through 3 photo shoots...just that I can think of off the top of my head. It is entertaining, to say the least, to watch this little gal work the camera. It was a cold, windy morning, but you would never know. Kabree was happy as long as she could climb up onto chairs and have a few jelly beans. I loved the fun bright colors her mom chose for her to wear. Sooooo cute!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I took Berkley's newborn photos just a year ago. When her mom contacted me to take her one year pictures I was excited because I remembered her being one of the prettiest babies I had ever photographed. Well, she may be a little bigger, but she is still such a stunning little gal. Those big blues...oh, she melts me. Berkley was amazing through the whole shoot. Her petite little body and dainty personality go hand in hand. Her mom had brought the cutest cake to have her dig into, but Berkley just politely picked at it. Her dad even tried sitting her on it, but not much reaction at all. So sweet. I love love love these pictures.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Okay, so instead of posting on my picture blog about the fundraiser, I have decided to do a Captured for Cooper blog. The blog will just be about the fundraiser. I know Cooper's mom was planning to start a blog to document his journey, and I will put the link to that blog as soon as I have it. So please check out capturedforcooper.blogspot.com for more information about the fundraiser...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I know in the past I have said, "I took too many pictures" well...I took waaayy too many pictures of these adorable kids. Braxton and Brighton turned one and their mom contacted me to take their pictures. I was so excited to see them! I knew they were cute, but holy cow these kids are adorable! Just in case you were wondering what the twins parents look like...your looking at some mini-me's. Braxton looks exactly like his dad and Brighton just like her mom, and they are so stinking funny. Taking twins pictures is always a challenge, but when they are mobile...hold on tight. Their mom had them dressed so cute, along with their big sis, Berkley. It was so fun to spend the day with them. I love them and their photos!
Monday, April 4, 2011
About 2 weeks ago I got a text from my good friend, Holly, that read "They think Cooper has cancer" Two days later it was confirmed that little, four-year-old Cooper did have cancer, and the one request his mom put in when I asked what in the world I could do for them was family pictures. We did them the next day. When I pulled up beside this amazing family I asked what colors they were wearing, and Holly gave me a little smile and said, "I just told them to go pick out a favorite outfit." It was a teary photo shoot. I tried to be tough and stay positive when we were shooting, but each time I got back into my car I couldn't keep it together. It was freezing, and I was praying, literally, that the weather would PLEASE cooperate! So when we finished up the pictures I spent some time talking to Cooper's parents about the road ahead. They were headed to Primary Children's the following week to find out more information. They now know that they will be spending the next 7 months in and out of Primary's for chemotherapy, which Coop has already started. In the middle of the chemo they will do surgery to try to remove the tumor. Holly has informed me that Cooper has been "really tough" so far. I love this family so much, and my heart aches for them. They have a long road ahead of them emotionally, physically, and financially. So as I have continued to think about what I can do to help these people who mean so much to me I came up with this... I am planning to have a "CAPTURED FOR COOPER" photo shoot fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds will go to the Bowman family. So if you know anyone who needs a quick snap of their family, grand kids, wedding anniversary, anything...keep the fundraiser in mind. I have some friends on board to help, and as soon as we have worked out the details of date, times, cost, etc. I will post it here on the blog. If anyone has any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and please keep both Cooper and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Steven and Jessica are getting married and sent me an email asking me to take some pictures of them for their wedding announcements. We met up on a freezing cold morning, but they did a good job of pretending that it wasn't too cold. We had a lot of fun trying out some new spots that I'd had my eyes on. I could tell these two really are head over heels for each other, and I'm excited to head to Salt Lake with them in a couple of weeks for their big day!