Monday, October 31, 2011


Check out this little kiddo! This is another one of my nephews...and he's basically adorable. It's crazy that he's already changed a good bit since these pictures were taken a few weeks ago. They grow fast!

If you can't tell...he's a pretty happy little fella!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Andy and Claire :: Engaged

This particular Saturday started off nice and early at 5:30. Anna was at my house for a sleepover, so we got up early and started preparing for the day. We had two shoots lined up for the day. The first one, being a sunrise shoot. I'd never done a sunrise shoot before, but I was dying to try it out. When Claire replied to my email with "We really, really like the idea of a sunrise shoot", I was so pumped!
Anna and I loved shooting Andy and Claire! They were super fun, excited, and really in love! All of those coming together to make our job easy. I loved hanging out with this couple! We had a blast....thanks for coming out so early guys!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Room redos, missions conference, and out of town friends!

A full week. That's what last week was. It was certainly full, but certainly awesome! Monday and Tuesday were like a mad rush! I was trying to get things done before the craziness started Wednesday.

It started with the room redo. I've been in the process of switching rooms for more space (now I'll have an office!!), and for some reason I decided to start that process at the beginning of last week. I couldn't have done it without Linz. She put in a ton of time helping me paint. I'm moved in here now, but it's definitely done. Next step is bringing in the accessories and color. I'm so excited!

We had our missions conference at our church Wednesday-Sunday, which means we had missionaries visiting and speaking at our church for those 5 days. I've always loved missions conference, and this year was no different. It was a great time of hearing updates and being challenged.

Another part of the exciting weekend, was my friends coming to visit! When Brittany and I went to Romania a few years back, we met Kendra and JaneBatson, and have kept in touch since. They've visited the last two years, and so we were super excited to have them visit again! I also got to take their pictures again this year…always a highlight for me :)

I hope your week was just as fabulous as mine! Happy Wednesday everyone!

This is my old room....thankfully it doesn't look like this anymore ;-) This became the junk room while we were working.

in the middle of doing my room. It also looks much better now ;-) But those pics are coming....

Friday, Alex and I went to Brittany's house for a pancake and pajamas party...Timmy and Ethan came too!

Friday night was a girls sleepover at our house....what am I saying? Every night is a girls sleepover ;-)

Alex playing wii, and Timmy telling him what to do :P

We can't forget the football game at Saturday's missions conference picnic. They had some pretty hilarious cheerleaders ;-)

Complete with awesome hair!

Saturday night - Sunday was spent having fun with Kendra, JaneBatson, and Baylor Rose. More pics from that coming soon also ;-)

Monday, October 17, 2011


They were staying at our house for a few days while their parents were gone. I had been thinking that I needed to get some updated pictures of them. So I decided to take them to their house, raid their closets, and dress them for a photoshoot. After talking them into wearing the outfits we picked out, Linz and I took them to a close hiking trail and did a little 20 minute photo shoot. The results? Well, I'm pretty sure I'm in love. Those nephews of mine are CUTE! And I think they've been trained well ;-) They did everything I asked them to do. They're basically models. See for yourself!

(Huge, huge, HUGE thanks to my sister Lindsey for coming along to help. She helped pick out their outfits, get them dressed, and hold my lights for me. Oh, and keep them happy....which is always super helpful! hehe)

"Hey Timmy, how does your dad pose?"

"Ethan, how does your mom pose?"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brittany + Baby

It's been almost a year since their wedding. Stephen and Brittany got married on a FREEZING cold November day. People always told me, "the older you get, the faster life goes". Pretty sure there's some truth in that! I can't believe that they have been married almost and year, and now she's 8 months pregnant!! And, as you'll probably guess from the pictures, she's having a girl :) I couldn't be more excited! Only two more months left! I can not WAIT to meet my little niece =)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pictures, Ikea, and good laughs.

Oh weekends. They're so wonderful, yet so short. Mine started off just right. I headed straight to Anna's house after work, picked her up, and brought her to my house. After dinner we headed to Ikea and ooooh and ahhhed our way through the store. I ended up buying some pieces for my room/office make over I'm in the middle of.

Saturday morning we were up at the bright hour of 5:30 to get ready for a sunrise shoot. It was….magical. I'm in loooove with the photos. I'm trying to hold myself back from posting one online every 5 minutes. I keep telling myself to wait until they're all finished. I have a bad habit with that

So we headed back home after the shoot to put the new furniture together….only to discover we didn't have all the pieces. Which was my fault…but really Ikea, must you be SO confusing?? What did we do? We got ourselves back in the car and drove to ikea, sat and waited trying to figure out the silly mess, and finally left. At this point we were a bit zombie like. Just a little sleepy. Katie was super sweet and took time out of her studying to help us put the furniture together. We had a blast…the three of us (or maybe two….Anna was preoccupied taking pictures. haha) were assembling the furniture cracking jokes, saying stupid things, and Anna *cough* "sang" to us.

Well, right after that it was time for the second shoot of the day! One of my favorite families! Seriously one of the sweetest families you will ever meet! Once again, we had a blast! By the end of it all, we were shot! But it was the good kind of tired!

Anna, thanks a ton for coming this weekend! Between the helping with the silly problems at Ikea, and shooting with me…your help was pretty much invaluable ;-)

What about you? Did you do something fun for the weekend?