Monday, April 30, 2012


Well, I sure hope this is true.

Big things going on here this month.  My baby boys are turning 6 months old.  And my baby girl is turning 6 years old.  I have some fun ideas for her 6 year old photo shoot, but I haven't run them passed her yet...I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Breck & Riles were all smiles for their 6 month photos.  This is by far my favorite age for a baby.  Can't sass you yet and can't get in too much trouble while they are still stationary for the time being.  Brynn crawled at 5 months and walked at 10 months.  She was never content sitting in one place for long.  Still isn't.

Breck is my little lover boy.  All you have to do is look in his direction and he returns your glance with a smile and a giggle.  He has grown like a weed and is catching up to his big brother.  He rolls all over the place and loves his carrots & peas.  He has a little of that wild look in his eye that I recognize from his dad and his uncle E.  I can tell that he and Kyler will be two peas in a pod when Breck can walk.  Lord, please help me when that time comes.


And my sweet precious Riles.  He will be the one standing on the side of the bridge saying to his brothers I don't know guys, this doesn't look like a good idea.  He is more sensitive but equally as happy.  He prefers to be in someone, anyone's arms all day long and is always up for a snuggle.  He is still rockin' the "lookies" and checks everything out.  This kid has not stopped drooling since the day he was born and he always has his fingers in his mouth.  No teeth yet though.

Where has the last 6 months gone?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

smiling with your eyes

When most people get in front of a camera, they automatically stiffen their shoulders sit up straight and smile as big as they can.  That totally looks good, right?  Riiight.

I love having some fun with my clients to make them feel like themselves when my lens is pointed in their direction.

A few things to think about next time someone's camera is aimed at you...

1. Keep your arms away from your body, i.e. hand on hip or elbows out ever so slightly.  It shows definition to your arms...especially if they are bare.

2. Tilt your chin down slightly, but not too much or that will = double chin.  This also makes your eyes more sexy.  Who doesn't want to look more sexy?

3. Lean forward.  Yes, it will feel weird, but you can thank me later.

4. Stand up if possible rather than sitting = more flattering.

5. Smile with your eyes = "Smizing."  Rather than smiling with every pearly white showing (guilty as charged) try using your eyes to show how happy you are.  P.S.  This will also help reduce the crinkles in the eye region too.  Double bonus!

Viola.  A new you!

These two aced these little tips like pros and by the end of our session were posing in ways I didn't even tell them.

It really was too bad they don't know how to have fun together.

I can not wait to head down to Cincinnati this summer for their wedding bash.  Katie & Andrew, if your engagement session was any indication of how much fun we are going to have, I better rest up now.  I am super excited and honored you chose me.