Sunday, August 24, 2008

I've moved!!

I have a new blog! Please make sure to bookmark my new blog-

You can also access it directly from my website! See ya over on the NEW blog! :) stephanie

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another date added!

Wow! Due to the overwhelming response for my Holiday Minis- I have decided to open one more date!

Sunday, October 19th with three times available- wait, make that 2 because another one just got booked! 5:30 and 6:15 are the ONLY ones left so please let me know ASAP if you want to snag one of these!

Thanks so much everyone! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The big girl bed!

Hannah's new big girl bedding came in today! I looooove it. It is so perfect for Hannah's new room! I must say- she loves it too. She was so excited as I put it on her bed tonight and couldn't wait to climb up on it. Here's a few pics of the momentous occasion. :) I was going to put a video.... but blogger won't let me update it! I keep getting an error message. phooey!

10 on Tuesday!

1. Potty training has been getting a little better with Hannah. She even wore her big girl panties out to dinner and to the store last night with major success. Since she did so well- we let her pick out a new pair of Little Mermaid ones! When we got home, I hear “uh oh, momma!” and I go in the living room where Hannah tells me as she’s looking down- “pee pee on carpet. Uh oh” and I look down and see a nice puddle underneath her. At least we’re making SOME progress…

2. She loves to watch “car-chuns” aka cartoons.

3. I am getting excited about our trip to the beach for Labor Day weekend! I’m sure Chad is dreading it more and more. :)

4. Today is my great-grandaddy’s birthday and my niece, Carlee’s, birthday! Everyone wish them a happy birthday!

5. My sister-in-law just got engaged and is getting married on October 10th. Guess who is the photographer?! (and flower girl! No- not me! Hannah!)

6. I took Hannah to Outdoor World on Sunday while I was waiting for my client and she loved to watch the fish in the huge aquarium. Especially the fish-cats. She had to tell her dad alllll about the fish-cats at the “fish store”! :) (catfish, hee hee)

7. I am sooo excited about my holiday sessions coming up! It is going to be so. much. fun!!!! (If you haven’t booked yet- I still have a few spaces available!)

8. I have been sucked in to the “Twilight” books thanks to my Vegas trip girls! I’m obviously a VERY slow reader as some of them are already on to book #3 and I’m still not half way through with the first one! If only I had a couple of more hours in my day…

9. Did I mention I’m super excited about the holiday mini sessions?!!! Can’t wait!!!

10. Hannah had her first picnic last week! What’s better than a picnic dressed as a princess and eating PIZZA with your best friend?!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, August 18, 2008

senior '09!

Hannah and I went to Enterprise for the weekend to visit the fam and celebrate grandaddy's birthday! (which is actually tomorrow) We had a great time!

On the way back to Birmingham yesterday, I stopped in Prattville to meet up with this super cute senior- Tyler! I had a blast with them as we ventured out to check out different locations to shoot. I think we got some pretty fun shots and I can't wait to go through all of them!

I couldn't resist- so here's just a couple of sneak peeks for you guys! :) It was so nice to meet you all! I must also say a big thanks to my sister-in-law for referring them to me. and CONGRATS on your engagement! Looks like I'll have a wedding to shoot soon. ;)

Ok, ok. back to the pictures! Here ya go! (you can click on them to get a larger view)

Her boyfriend was even brave enough to go out with us girls and get in some of the shots. You've got yourself a keeper, girl! :)

Keep your eyes peeled- I'm sure I won't be able to resist posting a few more as I proof the session!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Holiday Mini Sessions!

Ok, I couldn't hold it in any longer! I am so so excited about this year's holiday season! Here's the official Holiday Minis announcement!

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I must say that space will be limited to only 4 sessions per date so book EARLY! Please note that the session fee is due at time of booking to officially book your spot. Contact me at or via my website for more information or to book your holiday mini.

Hope to meet you all soon!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's that time!

Time to start thinking about your holiday portraits and holiday cards to send out to friends and family! I know, I know. It's August. and still miserably hot. But when you think about it- Christmas will be here before we know it!

Join me for my Holiday Mini-Sessions coming up this October! These minis will include a mini-session, portrait prints and custom Christmas cards! You can get wonderful family portraits, gifts and your Christmas cards all in one sweep. What a deal, right?!

Stay tuned for details and if you are interested in booking a session- send me an email and I will put you on the list to be first in line to book a holiday mini-session! Space will be VERY limited.

Without further adieu- a sneak peek at this year's card designs! These are samples of cards you can choose from with your custom holiday mini session. :)
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and I just have to show off this picture- Hannah was such a sport and put on her Christmas dress so we could get a few test shots!

p.s. You don't have to wait until October for holiday pictures! Contact me anytime to book your regular session!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's official.

My baby girl is no longer a baby. Friday- 08.08.08 nontheless- she spent her last night in her crib as my "baby" girl. Saturday started the official move to her big girl room and I do have to say, it was pretty sad. :( Hannah even gave her crib a goodbye kiss before we took it apart. It didn't go too far though- we used part of the crib as her "big girl" bed headboard and she immediately recognized it once we took her up to see her new room. :)

Here is Hannah sporting her finest cat ears and Cinderella dress for the occasion. Ok, and paci too. Since she was in her bed she felt obligated to have it. :)

one last peek over the railing...

and one last sweet little view for me...

When it was time to get out of her crib- she gave it a little goodbye kiss. how sweet is that??

*sigh* Just another reminder that my little girl is growing up entirely too fast.

Stay tuned for pictures of her new BIG GIRL bed!