Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Nicole’s Belly

After scheduling and re-scheduling and some serious phone tag, I was finally able to make it happen with Nicole & Jared.  These two are awesome, and have two awesome pooches, too…Eddie & Titan.  I was warmly welcomed by all (there was lots of licking and scratching involved)…a very nice way to end a long day. 

These two are working hard in the nursery…they did this tree mural themselves (it is FABULOUS!).  I bet it was nice to just sit down and chill in there instead of working…

















There was nice, juicy light coming in…can you feel the love?

















Look at her…is she glowing or what?!

















And here is the whole family…Eddie & Titan being most cooperative:









It was so great meeting you guys!  I can’t wait to meet Noah!


Duncan’s 6 Month Pics

I can’t believe 6 months has gone by already, and Duncan is growing up way too fast!  And growing into quite a cutie, I must say…









Could you just eat him or what?!

I like to try and capture things that are pertinent to the time, and this boy is all about his feet right now.  I love this:

















I love these shots with Mommy and Daddy:



























Vicky’s nephew, Isaac, hopped in on a few shots.  He was quite a cheeseball once he warmed up…









Thanks for having me out!  It was great seeing you guys again!



Gabby’s Headshots

Wednesday morning I met Gabby, who is embarking on a career in acting/modeling.  This is the first set of serious headshots I’ve done, so I was a little nervous going in (it showed at the end of the day in the almost 500 frames I shot), but we warmed up to eachother pretty quickly and got some really nice stuff.

















Gabby is such a cool kid…very down to earth, no Jon Benet-ness…very fun!  She has so many looks about her…I think this serious one is my favorite…very dramatic:

















Here she is having  a little fun outside:


















And you never know where you are going to find the best light in someone’s home…but yesterday, it was in the bathroom…go figure…


















And Gabby wasn’t the only new friend I made…her twin sister Belle was there, and was a most efficient, creative, and willing assistant to Gabby and me.  So glad she was there!  Thanks, Belle, for all the help!  here they are together:

















Thank you guys for having me out and having faith in me to do well at a new thing!  What a blast!

Our NY Weekend

Last weekend we hopped on the train and took the kids up to New York City for the weekend.  Rusty surprised us with a very posh room at the Waldorf-Astoria…way classier than we actually are.  But it was lovely…I slept like a rock in the most comfy bed ever (yes, Dawn, sorry…it beats the one at the Girton B&B even…).  John Travolta & Denzel Wahington were staying in the hotel, as well, and were shooting a movie on the street in front of the hotel both days.  No shots of either of them, unfortunately, but it was still kind of cool…

















Friday night we had dinner at Bukhara Grill, a yummy Indian place right around the corner.  Great food, great service (I think our concierge put in a good word for us) and Trent had some of the biggest tandoori shrimp any of us have ever seen:


















We bought a bus pass that allowed us to hop on and off as we pleased all weekend, and we got to see lots of touristy stuff like the Dakota, the building where John Lennon lived and died:
















Plenty of Seinfeld sightings…NO SOUP FOR YOU! (The Soup Nazi is actually a chain…he has three locations now…)









Here is a shot of all the dorks standing out in front of Radio City for the football draft.  Is this really necessary?  And the line went on well around the block.  You should have seen the trash these people left…bottles, cans, chairs, coolers…it was nuts!









We took an architecture tour Saturday morning (I bought the wrong tickets…we wanted to tour NBC, but this was pretty interesting) and we ended up at the Top of the Rock…similar to the top of the Empire State Building, but way cheaper and way less crowded.  Out lovely, punk rock tour guide, Sara, took this for us (note Central Park in the background):









We hopped on the bus for much of Saturday, hopping off in Greenwich Village for lunch (I could have spent the whole day here…so nice) and then headed down to the Battery in hopes of seeing Lady Liberty.  We were told it was too late, but tried anyway and were successful.  Here are the boys in front of the statue:

















I’m not sure what is with Graham flashing his sign or whatever, but he did it in almost all the pictures.  We stopped for sushi at like 9pm for dinner Saturday night after a very long day (including a tour of the always cool Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum).  I grabbed this most professional shot of he & I in our room before we left Sunday morning:










Now, I have saved this last shot til the end…it made the whole ridiculously expensive weekend worthwhile.  We gave this guy (?) $5 to get this picture…it was the best money we spent all weekend.  I know some of you will want a copy of this to keep you giggling at home, so just let me know if you want one of your own…


















For those of you who know my hubby, you know just how great this is.  For those of you who don’t…trust me…this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time!


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