Friday, June 27, 2008

You Never Know....

So as a photographer you are always looking for "the light" when you are shooting an outdoor session. Sometimes the lighting is good and sometimes it is not. You just have to look around and see where the light is the best.
I had an great time with these guys!!! I had a session with them last year and you wouldn't believe how much these cuties have changed!!! Last time I shot them the little girl was pretty much a look at her gorgeous hair!!!! I was so shocked at the amount of hair she has now. And the curls....oh so cute!!!
Anyways.....more about the light. So we are outside shooting and I decide that the light is pretty great in these tall weeds. So I take the kids over there and start shooting. Mom and Dad probably thought I was insane. I know they had to be thinking we have all of this beautiful landscaping and you stick my kids in the weeds????? So, if you are ever wondering what in the heck I'm doing shooting in some strange location that looks a little less than appealing that is why :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

So Do You Believe This....

Here are a couple of shots of all of us happy photographers at the I Shot Someone In Detroit Workshop. What is so funny is that we couldn't seem to get a single group shot. We had some point and shoot cameras and do you think one of us knew how to work those things!?!? Nope!! I guess we are so used to our professional SLR cameras that a point and shoot is foreign to us :) You should have seen the cameras falling off from chairs and self timers going off at random times, it was a hoot. Needless to say we did manage to get one salvageable image, thanks to Anita and her trusty SLR set up on a chair with the self timer!! :) We had such a good time at the workshop, and the party bus wasn't too bad either :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Blog Contest Coming Soon!

MG Tot Shots will be holding it's annual blog contest coming very soon, watch for more details coming soon!!
So now is the time to schedule your session if you want to be a part of the contest!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oh The Baby Boys.....

Ok so anyone who knows me knows that I am a complete baby freak! I mean I see a newborn in Wal-Mart and I get all maternal. I know I'm a freak but I actually miss going down the baby isle to buy diapers, and I still find myself strolling down those isles to see if any new cool pacifiers have come out. I know weird right!?!?
For some reason the baby boys seem to really do it to me. Maybe it is because my first child was a boy and seeing a little newborn boy brings back so many memories of being pregnant and having my first baby. I mean I loved being pregnant with my other 2 but there is nothing like being pregnant for your first. All of the excitement and the unknown.....I loved every second!
Isn't this little guy 100% adorable!?!?? I fell in love with him instantly!! He looked sooo much like my little guys as babies. Oh those sweet memories of sleeping next to a newborn and hearing their little noises and breast feeding all day those were the days!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Chunk and Ivy!!!

I can't believe that my little Chunk is already 3! Yes, he had his third birthday yesterday. Actually him and Ivy both. Well Ivy celebrated her 4th birthday. They were both born on the same day 1 year apart. Leave it to me and my sister.
They had a great time at their mini party last night, each with their own cake.
Please excuse my not so appealing very "snappy" snap shots :) Yes I'm a regular picture taking mom at birthday parties too :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Shot Someone In Detroit!

Well I have have had a great couple of days hanging out and shooting in Detroit with a bunch of fantastic fellow photographers.
Thanks so to all of our gorgeous models for their willingness to be shot all day long!!! A big thanks to Amy Michelle and Chris for all of the hard working planning and organizing this event!
Here are some images from the "I Shot Someone In Detroit" workshop...I have a ton more but I'm pretty wiped out and have to prepare for my little man's birthday party tomorrow.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

2 Little Sweeties...

I had so much fun at this session. These 2 little sweeties were so fun and they both had wonderful personalities. I love the expressions that I got from them. Nothing like true joy! The image with their dog is one my favorite images ever. I love how both kids have wonderful expressions and they just look like they are having so much fun and love their dog so much.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Little Puddle Jumpers

It has rained so much lately, and I mean not just rain but down pours and thunderstorms.
The kids decided that they would make the best of it....happy.png

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Little Sneak Peek From Yesterdays Wedding.

Just a little sneak peek from yesterdays wedding. Oh my goodness it was sooo hot!!! It was quite scorching in the church with no A/C but everyone was so great and such troopers. The wedding was beautiful and the reception was so much fun.
I just love the shots of the groom with his mom. They really touched my heart and you could just see what a great relationship they have and what a close family they were. It is so nice to see a guy show affection toward his mom like that. I can only hope that the day that my little men get married, that the precious moments like these are shared and captured.
Zack and Maggie thanks so much for letting me share in your perfect, beautiful day!!!!
Here are a couple of sneak peek images for you guys!!
Aren't they just adorable!!!!

Groom giving his mom a great big bear hug "pick her up style" after their dance.