Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grace's Christmas Pictures

Grace was really good for Christmas pictures this year, also! She normally doesn't like her picture taken, but she was super cooperative this time.
And - we got some cute shots!
I just love all of her silly expressions!
Isn't this look adorable?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Olivia's Christmas Pictures

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I have been staying busy with Christmas Pictures! Here is Olivia! Isn't she cute?
She was so good for pictures, too!
And I'm sure Christmas is going to be an exciting time for her! I wonder what Santa will bring?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

May you enjoy a day of being blessed with family, friends and food and remember to give thanks for it all!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Army Baby

Here are a few more pictures of Laney with her Daddy's Army things. Love this little smile!
And here she has on that official Army face! You know.... the face you see in every Soldier's Official Army photo. Why no one ever looks happy in their Army pictures is a mystery. Or - maybe it's just against the rules to smile?
In her Daddy's Army helmet.
And letting us know she's had enough!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Baby Laney!

This is Laney with her family!
Isn't she an absolute doll? She is all smiles and I just loved working with her.
Here she is with her family!
With her Mommy!
With her Daddy!
And with her big brother, who she adores!
It kind of looks like he adores her, too!
And with Daddy again!
Laney is such a beautiful bright eyed baby. It was a pleasure to meet her and have an opportunity to work with her family.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Unique Family Photos for a Unique Family

This is the Thompson Family!
They wanted something a little unique for their family portrait session this year, so we visited a few old abandoned buildings to try to come up with something that was uniquely "them".
Dave Thompson is a youth minister and musician and he and his wife Shana are super cool, so we needed some cool pictures to fit their style.
Their youngest two kiddos are just 1 and 2 years old, so posing was a bit of a challenge. They're good kids, but posing for pictures in places they'd rather explore is a bit much to ask of any little one.
But.... aren't they cute!
Shana is an excellent Mom and her kids are about as well behaved as you will ever see. I love doing pictures for them!
We did get to stop for fun from time to time, too!

Monday, November 14, 2011

S is for Smith!

During the Smith Family Photo Shoot, I took these pictures of things we saw along the trail! Braylon can spot the coolest things. I'd love to be able to view the world through his eyes for a day. And I'd love to have my camera with me while doing so. I'd probably get a beautiful collection of photos that would make wonderful artwork for the world to view. He's an amazing kid - and he was quick to spot the "S" in the end of the railroad tie fence. "S" is for Smith, you know.... and for Sapenter.... his Mother's maiden name.
The trees overhead!
Beautiful little berries! We didn't touch them, pick them or eat them because the animals in the forrest need them more than we do. Braylon told me all about the little squirrels and things that are storing food for the winter.
More berries.... so pretty and colorful! I wonder who eats them?
And even more berries with a background of green leaves and blue sky!

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Smith Family

It's that time again!
Time for new family pictures and new Christmas Cards!
New photos are even more important when you have new family members! Brycen makes a wonderful addition to the Smith family.... don't you think?
Four faces smiling at the same time!
And I really wanted this shot, but Brycen wasn't exactly happy to lay in the grass. Now that he's learned to sit, I think laying down has lost it's appeal. But.... it only took a couple of minutes and then we were off to more adventures.
Braylon and Brycen! Aren't they handsome!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brilyn at Nine Months!

This is Brilyn at Nine Months!
Isn't she just adorable? She's very curious and loves looking at the pretty girl in the mirror.
She has been such a blessing! And as much as I'd like to freeze time and keep her just the way she is, I look forward to seeing what all she will learn and accomplish in the future. Life is good when you have little ones to love!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


This is Tenley!
Tenley would rather play than have her picture taken, but then, what is a one year old supposed to do? Playtime is also a time of discovery and learning, so we had a playful photo session.
Tenley's Daddy is a Firefighter, so we had to get this shot! Hopefully, it'll make Daddy proud!And Tenley played with this little step while I took many of these pictures. She climbed up, she climbed down and she moved the step from here to there and climbed up and down again.And... she made several really cute little faces while doing it! I couldn't resist putting them into this collage!