Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Guess who's a big sister???

That's right, Madison has a baby brother =)

Mom & Dad...

Baby Carter arrived yesterday - I don't have all the details, but I'll be sure to post them along with some newborn pictures I hope =) If he's half as cute as his sister, I'll be in hog heaven ;)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Living up....

I'm totally living up to my blog name, guys. I'M OVERLOADED. Way. I'm in the middle of proofing 4 sessions, I'm having photo lab difficulties (grrrr) ... and I've gotta work in the morning. I didn't sleep last night & wound up with a migraine this morning (I HATE THOSE!) .... took an excedrin migraine for that, then of course my ulcer acts up... LOL!!!! If it's not one thing it's another.

Anyway... wanted to share a quick couple from a session last week. This young lady is a brand new mommy to this beautiful baby girl, Kirsten. Her husband is a Marine stationed in Iraq right now... bless her heart! She misses him sooo bad, I really feel for her...
Kirsten was born premature - she's now almost 2 months old but only weighs 7 lbs. She hasn't gotten to meet her Daddy yet, but when I look at this picture, it makes me think she's sleeping peacefully because she knows he's watching over her :) Awwwwwww.

I've got so many things going on right now, I'll probably be on posting overload this week :) I'm thinking about redoing my website (shhhh, don't tell my husband, he'll SCREAM, ha!). Guess I better get my plate cleared off before I go piling more mess on, huh? ;)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Where'd my baby go?

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I used to post pics of Cassidy all the time... mainly because she was the only one I could get to sit still. Well NO MORE. Oh my gosh - this kid is lightning fast now - running everywhere. I cannot catch her. I managed to get about 3 minutes of shooting time with her today (such a DIVA). Anyway - got back to the computer & uploaded - WHERE did my baby go? I about died when I saw this - she looks soooo big! But stinking cute. STINKING CUTE!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Future Model?

Can I just say that I loooove taking this kid's picture??? She is a knockout. If you've been to my website you've seen her all over it :)

On a personal note - Tucker had to have a stitch in his lip yesterday - I don't know what it is with my kids & furniture, they're always wanting to climb on it... Jackson broke his collar bone a few months back & now Tucker's got a FAT lip. Bless his heart.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Young Love

Ahhhh, young love. Chris & Joanie are such a sweet couple.... and so stinking fun to work with! I was all bragging on Chris & how cooperative he was - then his beautiful bride to be informed me he had been griping prior to the shoot... MEN! haha!
I'm kidding. You guys were a blast. Here's some proofs from your session. I totally stole the idea for the silouhette pic from my bestest bud ever, Julie. But imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so she doesn't care. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Orleans

Still going through the files from vacation... I came across this tonight. It was terribly noisy originally, but I LOVED it. So I just added to it using the RealGrain software... watcha think? Looks like an old film shot to me :)

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Can I just say that I am happy to shoot a PERSON again? I've been trying to make myself "branch out" and shoot something other than people, and I've found quickly that not shooting people drains my passion for photography.

I'm nuts when I shoot. I climb on stuff, in stuff, get under stuff. I always come home with some kind of stains on my knees. Poor Jana - what a sport! Got paint on her arm, spiderwebs on her shirt, and on the way home, ants in her pants. The price we pay for art. Sigh.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Tucker Chase Photography?

Soooo, I hand the camera over to Tucker today while we're sitting in the car waiting on Eric....

and he gets this. Seriously. Backlit & everything. I'm still in shock! I just might have to print this, seeing as I never have shots of myself with my kids. SO PROUD :o)

Leaving On a Jet Plane....

Okay, so I'm not really leaving on a jet plane. But that song is in my head! Have you ever seen "Armegeddon" where they are about to blast off & they're singing that song... HA! I love that part... Anyway, FOCUS, Stephanie, FOCUS. LOL.

On the way to a family reunion yesterday, the hubster took me "the back way" through an old Army Base - Fort McClellan. It's been closed for several years now, and basically looks like a ghost town. So sad. But TOTAL SCORE! We found JETS! How freaking cool is THAT???!!!! If you're a jet expert, don't tell me if these aren't cool jets, I don't wanna know. Don't burst my bubble. :) I only had my 50mm 1.4 with me, so I wasn't able to get a wider angle, but you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be going back.

P.S. - I'm pretty sure it's not cool to climb on jets. Shhhhh! Don't tell!