Free Amy Butler patterns! The snow mum pillow and the tabletop trees are sooo cute! I wish I could do nothing but sit and craft all day! Are there people who do that?
I don't normally post my sessions on here but this family is so special to me, and Anna is so adorable, I couldn't resist! Seriously, I could do 50 Annas a week. She's full of spunk and personality, sooo cooperative & best of all, her mama doesn't like "the usual". She "gets" odd angles and candid shots. She didn't balk at all when I took her to the purple wall. I really feel like when I'm shooting this family, I get to try things I'm not comfortable trying with everyone. They also represent one of my favorite things about my job - the fact my clients become friends. And that I love!For some reason these are appearing a little lighter than they really are but you get the idea, I think!
Took this photo looking out my hotel window in Dallas, TX last December. (I seem to have a Texas theme today??) Just playing around in Photoshop & I'm constantly amazed at the manipulations that you can come up with. Not that this looks remotely realistic but it's kinda cool. Actually it was FREEZING cold.
There's no school today or tomorrow & my children are vying for the award given to the one that inflicts the most bodily injury on the other. I'll let you know who wins....
Just a couple shots I took while in Austin, TX about a year ago...sometimes I really don't have anything to post and feel like posting. And what's a post without a photo? Austin is one of my favorite cities and I could spend days there photographing. Interesting people & places. I just like Texas pretty much in general.
has come to The Natural State....I'm not much of a fall person so I tend to find it a little more exciting when the trees embark on their transition from barren to green. But for a week or two each fall, I do enjoy watching the leaves change. I like to think of it as one of the little extras God decided to toss into the grand scheme of life. This is one of the few times of the year that I miss living in Colorado too. The aspens were sooo gorgeous in the fall, even the three tiny ones that were in our backyard. Ryder was born in Colorado and for a short time we considered giving her the middle name Aspen but felt that people might expect us to wear Birkenstocks and eat only cruciferous, organic veggies the rest of our lives. Hence, she was given the middle name Katherine and we have no idea what is expected of us.
The boys were sooo happy when our friend Bart dropped by for a visit on Sunday. I guess I should have been more clear in explaining to them that he would most likely not get killed in boot camp because they were so happy he was alive! Apparently he came through boot camp with flying colors so, congratulations Bart!
The Buttrys have had a very hectic couple of weeks. My mother had total right knee replacement a week ago last Monday and is doing well but has required constant care the first week and overnight care this week. Not a problem at all but when I walk back in my house all I want to do is come home and get it back into shape! Chuck has traveled a lot during that time which hasn't helped at all with the chaos. Hopefully after this weekend, when I have two sessions to shoot, three to proof, the boys' birthday party and cotillion for Ryder, things will slooow down.
That dress! I'm not even sure funny is the word! Would someone please, please tell me what Michelle Obama was thinking??? I'm not going to link to a photo because it's just too painful. That was her shining moment! I do hope the woman consults another designer before the inauguration. (Cause this is what's important, right?) I mean Barack always looks sharp - great suits - and for the most part, she has too. I read it was Narciso Rodriguez but it looked more like Joan Jett. When I was in high school I would shop at this mall store called Deb and I thought they had gone out of business. Clearly one is still open in the Chicago area. She has a manly build anyway and rather severe features so do not don the black-and-red-airbrush-effect-bat-dress. Not workin' for ya babe. Somewhere Jackie Kennedy is spinning like a rotisserie chicken.