Tuesday, April 22, 2014

HAPPY EARTH DAY !!!! I haven't shared a cute little project on the blog in awhile (I really need to get caught up). Everytime I think of this special day for our planet I think of when I was in grade school. Our cafeteria food was "green", we all wore fun earth related shirts, planted a  garden all week, and made those fun paper globes !!! As you take a break from gardening today .... I hope your inspired.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

For the first time ever I offered a "Shoot Out" workshop. I was so nervous, however I had 5 awesome local photographers come and shoot a set up I created !!! I think it turned out pretty well and everyone had a great time. Take a peek at my first outdoor studio set up. Cannot wait to use this again !!! Happy Spring !!!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I was so excited to capture this amazing birth for this special couple. Jenna contacted me shortly after she moved here about a birth session. One of her awesome friends referred her to me who is such an amazing client. Jenna and I spent the last few months texting about random stuff at late hours in the evening. I was able to also capture a maternity session for her 3 days before her son was born. By the time the delivery came along of her sweet little man we were fast friends.

Take a peek at the amazing birth story of sweet baby Luke. Born on April 2nd. Congrats Jenna & JR. It was a pleasure capturing this for you.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

I told ya .... lots of maternity sessions coming your way !!! Jenna, JR, & Riley (pooch) were such a pleasure to work with. Im so excited about there baby boy on the way (which should be any day now). I'm also thrilled that I will be capturing the birth !!!  

Take a peek at there amazing maternity session ... can you believe this momma is already full term, simply breath-taking. 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The first of many baby bumps you will be seeing on this blog for 2014. I am so excited that my calender is full of a handful of Maternity & Births. It's going to be an amazing year of "babies". 

Meet Courtney & Dylan I was able to capture a beautiful "summery" maternity session in the mist of a polar vortex this past February. They welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world a couple weeks ago. 

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I hope you enjoyed PART ONE .... now on to part two. After exploring Versailles we couldn't believe we had time left ... on our way back we decided to check out Notre Dame Cathedral. We were there, so we figured "lets do it". Though our plan was to visit it another day we didnt expect to explore the palace so quick. 

Notre Dame was breath-taking. We were in awe of the architecture and history. I think this was my husbands favorite place. To our surprise again there wasnt really a line and we were in/out within 20 min. After exploring this famous landmark, we walked around a bit .... explored ... stumbled across the Shakespeare Co. Book Store ... then had a lovely dinner. Great FIRST DAY in PARIS .... take a peek.

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Finally Sharing ... sigh .... OUR official first day exploring PARIS. Other travel blogs helped me a ton so I figured I would do a "Travel Tip Post" soon. I've only ever traveled here (lol) but I figured it might help someone. 

So after a long flight, we got a nice nights sleep, then got up bright and early to head to Versailles. After doing research, we read that is was very busy and very big. Since Versailles is not located by any other well known attractions we decided to make this "Versailles Day".   

As we headed to the Metro and then the RER Train, I was greeted with a "Bonjour" by a  fruit stand stacking new fruit for the morning. To my surprise Paris was not in full hustle yet. When we got off the train we followed the signs saying Versailles. We figured you prob. could not miss it right? its suppose to be huge. On our way we were starving ... Nothing was open besides good ole mcdonalds. Yup egg mc-muffins are just as tasty in another country. Lol. We were kinda disappointed in ourselves eating there, however we needed some energy before touring this big amazing place.

To my surprise our destination was right around the corner and there were only 5 people in line. We realized we managed to get lost and make it there before it opened. GO US. Versailles was truly amazing. We were able to tour the Palace first, then took there nifty little trolly train (which if you have not been there spend the 6 euro, this place is huge) to visit the Grand Trianon & Marie Antoinette's Farm Estates. After touring all of the above, when we got back to the palace, we explored the gardens. Even though the gardens were in prep for planting and nothing was in bloom yet ... it was still breath-taking.

Matt and I had an amazing time. We wound up having a lunch way overpriced there but the atmosphere was worth it. Gold china ... A French waitress who spoke English however let us try out our really bad French. We also ran into some American couples who we were happy to see and they were of us and exchanged cameras for pictures because we knew our camera were safe. Lol. As we explored the other places ... We came across a very entertaining French man who had a potato stand. Yes baked potatoes. We had a beef stew potato that was out of this world and had a picnic on the Versailles grounds.

We wound up finishing our tour at 3pm which we were shocked because everyone said it was going to be busy. We then ate again. Lol. Sandwiches on real French bread around the corner ... Yum.  We used up a lot of energy carbs were important. lol. We still cannot believe we made it through that fast with no crowd. To our surprise our whole trip was actually like this. 

Since we had time we headed over to the Notre dame on our way back ... Toured that within 20 min. And then explored some side streets of paris. We also popped in the Shakespeare co. Book store. <----- That will be part two or Day One. Enjoy the many pictures ..... 

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