They Just Keep Getting Older

July 15, 2013

And older and older! I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but when the kiddos that I’ve been photographing for years walk in the door, and they’re as tall as me, it boggles my mind!

The very first time I photographed Madison, Kennedy and Jackson they were two and a half years old and six months old. Now they are entering seventh and fifth grade! Madison is the exact same height as me, and I had to stand on a stool to photograph her!

I used to squat down on the floor to give them hugs. Now I just stand up straight! These little tiny people aren’t little tiny people anymore! They’re growing into beautiful, young adults!

The good news is that we can still be silly and goofy together, and I can still make them smile and laugh!

Always Changing

May 18, 2012

I have been photographing these kiddos at least once a year for the last nine years, and wow have they changed over those nine years!

- I’ve seen the baby teeth come and go.

- I’ve listened as they’ve learned to talk, answer questions and even weave stories – some true and some not so true!

- I’ve seen short hair and long hair and even no hair!

- I’ve seen growth spurts…I’m positive by this time next year, Madison will officially be taller than me! (Either they are growing or I’m shrinking!)

- I’ve watched as their hobbies, likes and dislikes have matured.

- I’ve seen personalities develop…and even got a peek at some sassiness along the way!

Every year I am amazed by how much they have changed, both physically, emotionally and mentally! Those little babies who wouldn’t listen to a word I said, now actually follow directions – sometimes! Those sweet little kids that loved to give hugs, now have to be bribed for good bye hugs!

Some of those changes are great and some of those changes are sad, but we all experience them and they make us who we are today!

I can’t wait to see what changes these three have in store for me next year!

Long Locks!

June 16, 2011

Every year, I photograph Madison for her birthday and every year, Madison’s hair gets longer and longer! This year, I made a comment about her long locks and she told me that she wants to grow it out until it reaches her booty. Wowsers…it may be long now, but she still has a ways to go!

Of course, those long locks mean that I spend a lot of time making sure it’s laying right, and it’s not in her face or caught on her outfit. In the process, I discovered that her hair is soft and thick! It’s definitely hair that any girl would be jealous of!

At this point, I can’t imagine her any other way!

Nine Years

June 22, 2010

Wow! That’s all I can say! I’ve been photographing Miss Madison since she was two years old. This year, she turned nine, graduated from third grade and will be a fourth grader in August. Just thinking about it makes me feel old! Where does the time go?

Madison and I laughed, giggled, made faces at each other, talked and posed it up during her session! The nine year old session experience is in some ways completely different than the two year old session experience, but in some ways it’s still the same! There’s some stubbornness, some individualism and some craziness no matter what the age!

Lake Weekend

June 22, 2009

I just realized that I never shared my lake weekend photos with you! A couple of weekends ago, Pete, Joey, Pebbles and I headed to Pomme de Terre Lake in Missouri. Our friends have a lake house that they visit at least a couple of weekends a month throughout the summer.

This was just the second time we’ve been able to join them. Weekends are not the easiest time for me to get away, especially since I’m usually working on Saturdays.

What an awesome weekend it was! The temperatures were perfect. The sun was bright and warm. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!

I took my new lens (the fisheye) with me and had some fun! I don’t get to do that very often, which makes it even more fun to play!

Over the Years

May 27, 2009

Recently, I have written a couple of posts about how I have photographed these kiddos over the years. I thought it would be fun to actually see how they have changed between each session!

Wow! Where does the time go?

Maddie 2 1/2 Years to 8 Years

Kenzie 2 1/2 Weeks to 4 Years

Eight Years Old!

May 15, 2009

The first time I photographed Madison, she was two and half. This year, she’s turning eight! Where does the time go? She’s definitely growing up, but she’s still that same sweet, talkative, sometimes crazy, little lady!

This year, I asked her about boys. Not to worry mom, she still thinks boys are icky – and, for that matter, there are no cute ones in her class or school!

I asked her what she wants to be when she grows up. She told me she wants to be an author. We talked about what type of author – definitely a children’s author. She loves humor in her books! She’s already written several short stories for school this year. She even gave me the short version of The Pen story. I was definitely impressed with her creativity!

When she started talking about polygons and rhombuses, I think my jaw almost dropped. She was just rattling off these shape names like it was no big deal. I’m not sure I even remember what most of them are anymore!

I think I’m going to have to start studying if I’m going to be able to keep up with her in the coming years!

Bed Head Kids!

April 2, 2009

You are invited to join us for our Bed Head Kids event on Sunday, April 19th!

Does your kiddo have a favorite outfit that they would wear everyday if you let them? Maybe they love to live in their princess dress or their batman costume? Would your squirt love to pick out an outfit that would make the “worst dressed” list?

These are the moments that we will want to remember! The moments that make us smile and laugh. Moments that will be gone before we know it.

All sessions are by appointment only. Limited times are available, so contact us today!

The Greatest Show On Earth!

September 15, 2008

On Sunday, Pete and I accompanied our friends Kimberly, Shawn, Madison, Kennedy & Jackson to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. It has been forever since I have been to a kids circus. A few months ago we went to the Cirque du Soleil show. It was so much fun, that when I saw the Ringling circus was coming to town, it was a must see!

This was the first time the kids had ever been to a circus, which made for a great experience. It’s always amazing to see things through the eyes of a child. The laughter, amazement and joy was definitely contagious!

Sleepover Saturday!

July 16, 2008

This past weekend Pete and I entertained three kiddos overnight at our house! Crazy, I know!

Our good friends, Kimberly and Shawn, needed someone to watch their kids for a late night out. We bravely agreed! Luckily, we know Maddie, Jackson and Kennedy quite well, and are really part of the family!

The evening went off without a hitch. We played outside, did a mock photo session in tutus and non-matching stripes and polka dot dresses, and even swam in our perfect kid-sized pool. Our dinner of SpongeBob Square Pants mac and cheese and hot dogs was a hit! We followed dinner with a viewing of the Monsters, Inc. movie. Minus the fact that Pete fell asleep 15 minutes into the movie, we couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

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