Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mr. Blue Eyes Has A Brother!

One of the things that I love the most about photography is watching families grow.  I first met Mr. Blue Eyes when he was 7 months old.  I saw him again when he was 1 year old and now.... his family has expanded!  Now, Mr. Blue eyes has a baby brother! Now I have even more blue eyes to gaze into!
This little guy stole my heart.
This is how we met.  He was just waking up from his nap.
No crying... no tears... all smiles, you gotta love him and all of his rolls!
I just loved all of the expressions this little guy would give me!
This next image is one of my favorites.  I just love how he snuggles with his momma.
These two brothers just adore each other.  It was really fun watching them interact.
While baby blue eyes rested, I really got a chance to get to know his brother. It is always so fun for me to really talk to kids that are around this age.  They are so darn smart and they will say the funniest things.   It is fun to learn about what is important to them and to watch them play.
Can you guess what his daddy's job is?
We headed out in the yard for some fresh air.  The ole' flying airplane baby never fails to get some great smiles...
Thank you to these great parents for once again trusting me with their family and beautiful boys...
You guys are all amazing...
I hope that I have the chance to keep watching these little guys keep growing in the years to come!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What Is Your Wish For This New Year?

What is your wish for the new year? What if your wish was for life.  What if all you wanted was time?  That is where my friend Drew finds himself these days.

This past year he has battled against cancer, and although he has been putting up a valiant fight, his doctors say that his treatment options are diminishing. They say time is not on his side.  They say there is not a cure in his future.

What amazes me about Drew and his family is their ability to stay focused on each day, their ability to continue to fight... to beat the odds, their ability to smile... to laugh... and to continue to LIVE each day to its fullest.

On a cool day last November, I had the chance to meet Drew and his family at the park for a photo session. What a great time we had! I feel so honored to be able to spend time with this family and it is a privilege that they have allowed me and my nosy camera into their lives on so many occasions!

I LOVED this session, and I loved watching this family.  There are so many things from this day at the park that I would love to just lock away in my mind and heart forever. I pray that Drew, Carolyn and Abby will always be able to remember this day as well.

I pray they remember how a child lights up when their parents smile at them.
I pray that when they get too serious, their mood will be lightened by a silly face. (This should be no problem for Drew)
Drew is a bit mischievous (that may be an understatement!).  He is always up to something with his girls.  With this family, a simple kick of a leaf can turn into an all out leaf war.

I pray that I will always remember this sweet girl whispering her attack plan for mom into her daddy's ear, and the smile on Drew's face as he heard it.
If you were wondering where she got her "prankster" personality... look no further!
If there was ever a look of guilt... this is it!
As this family continues on life's path this new year,  please pray for them.
Pray for healing, pray for peace, pray for understanding, pray for continued strength, love and laughter.
Pray for faith and pray for a miracle.