November 2009


i know, i’ve been bad about keeping the blog updated with our own happenings. i have been rushing around trying to get client files and open contracts completed and i’m finally finished. besides waiting on a few more shipments to come in, i feel like the elephant has jumped off my back with the photography side of things.

as far as the pregnancy goes, we are at 37 1/2 weeks at this point and we anxiously waiting to see what this little lady is going to do. today’s appointment proved no dilation as of yet, but the doctor confirmed that her head is definitely low and everything seems very ready.

we have been steering clear of church on sundays and heading to the beach due to all the swine flu “nasties” running around. i have to admit, it’s been like a mini honeymoon every weekend and we are savoring every minute we get together before we are dragging diaper bags, beach tents and spf 50 with us.

day-time offers sporadic contractions while i’m active and every once in a while i get thrown with a hard one. night-time is a different story with them being more steady and painful throughout my back and hips so at least things are moving along. of course swollen feet, legs, and hands have now entered the picture and drew and i joke about the fact that the more miserable i am, the closer we are getting. drew lovingly refers to my feet as flintstone feet and i am looking forward to the day when i look at my legs and am able to recognize them as my own as well as being able to grip a pen or chop an onion without pain radiating up to my elbow.

i am so grateful for the opportunity i have been given to have a healthy pregnancy and carry a healthy child-sometimes i feel guilty for even complaining. but i still can not deny that this pregnancy has its trials and tests on my soul and body. the more tested i am, the more thankful i become for marrying such a wonderful and understanding husband. he is such a steady rock and simply opens his arms for his dramatic and emotional wife to fall into. every day together is a constant reminder that we both made the right choice in each other.

i was reminded (while feeling the blues one afternoon) by a family member of this verse. i have been holding it close to my heart during these last days of sleeping sitting up and itchy, swollen legs, etc….

“As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5

36 1/2 weeks

35 1/2 weeks

33 weeks

the last wedding of the year at 31 weeks. courtsey of jenn hopkins.

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well boys and girls. this session was the last family session of my final week of shooting. from this point, i will be taking some time away for when the baby comes. i am currently 35 weeks and the symptoms of pregnancy are starting to show and i feel that i need to slow down. of course the camera will remain in the “on” position because i won’t be able to put it down once we have our baby girl in the house.

we went out a high note with corey and ashley’s little family. we were just hoping for at least one good family photo for mommy and daddy. i think our mission was accomplished…plus some! these kidos did so well! and of course any photographer will agree with me that when kids have beautiful eyes, it’s not hard to keep snapping away. i’m sure this was more stressful for corey and ashley then it was for me, but i’m so grateful for their patience and willingness to work with me in getting some great shots of their precious lil gems!

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it’s always a pleasure to be a part of watching my client’s families grow. you may remember jude from his newborn session a few months back. this little guy keeps getting cuter and cuter every time i see him!

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i first met sherri with olympia catering while photographing weddings (she’s one of my favorite vendors to work with and olympia catering is amazing…great cakes too! and i know my cake!)  and we have been plotting and planning for over a year to do her family pictures. we finally got around to it and i am thrilled with the results! good job guys!

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