Thursday, January 29, 2009

Man of My Heart

Yeah, I feel like a dork. I am sitting here endeavoring to edit some shots of my Liam and my mom with one eye closed. I wish I had an eyepatch right now.

Why in the world would you be doing that, you may very well ask. And a very good question that would be.

Well, the thing is, my contact messed up on me and I have no solution in this whole entire house in order to clean it and put it back in. REAL neat. So I had to take it out and put it in an old lens case and sent my dear man to the store to get some solution for me. :) Makes it difficult to edit photos but makes it easy to see why I love him so much. He thinks nothing of doing things like that for me. He is my goofy, loving, lovable teddy bear...granted I sometimes want to rip the head off of that teddy bear, but, hey, that's life. Sometimes I talk to some of my friends and it really makes me realize how great it is that Spencer and I are best friends.

In many ways, being so much alike can be infuriating but at the same time. . .we get each other. I think some of my favorite times are when I will make some kind of obscure off color comment and he will just look at me with these grin of disbelief on his face and tell me that he was just thinking of the exact same thing.

This was at a kick butt playground across from the GA aquarium that we went to the other weekend before Mom and Dad's anniversary dinner. This particular contraption spins faster with your weight.
Last time we came here, both Spencer and I went down this slide. It is most fun because it has rollers like a conveyor belt. Makes going down all the faster. I love this shot with Liam watching on.Secure enough in his masculinity to tote my polka dotted umbrella. :) I took this shot holding the camera above my head.
My favorite shot.
Oh I just had another goofy memory pop up in my head as I asked Liam if he knew where his pirate patch was. (Yes, I was going to actually use it. It's quite disconcerting to see fuzzy out of one eye and not the other.) We were coming home from getting Liam his pirate patch and hook and Spencer decided to wear them both while driving down the interstate. We giggled the whole time just waiting for someone to look over and notice him. Alas, people were very tunnel visioned that day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


We were finally able to hand out with our dear friends again recently. We spent a whole afternoon and evening together enjoying each other's company. And I fell in love with Bella.

First are a few of my favorites of the new little family. I love the intimacy of this shot as they gaze upon their precious baby girl.

She snoozed on and off for her whole visit. Her mommy said she was fussy, but I thought that was crazy considering what a sweetheart she was in comparison to many ones as young as she. Turns out the poor wee thing has a tummy ache that day.

A quiet little daddy moment.

Asleep again in mommy's arms. Isn't it funny how we never think well of ourselves? For instance, this young lady thinks nothing of her looks. But, as you can see, she is greatly mistaken.

Oh, the dimples are just divine. . .

. . .and the dear lashes.

As pitiful of a face as this is, it only lasted a moment before it was gone and replaced by a smile.

This next series of images are some of my favorites as they already show what a sweet, loving, and cheerful personality she has.

Does she not have eyes that shine right through you?

I know that they won't have their true color until she is about 18 months old, but they are such a nice smoky slate blue right now, so it seems.

Night, night.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Great Picture Moment

I was going through our hard drive today and found this picture of Liam and Spencer.

And I LOVE it!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Master Sean Hudson

I swear, I have the hardest time narrowing down the pictures that I plan to post. I at least try to keep them diverse. But who doesn't like looking at pictures, anyway. . .right?

This is Master Sean who is 4 and is so much bigger than my dear 5 year old Liam that, because he could not seem to remember Liam's name, Sean kept referring to him as that "little guy". {{sigh}} My poor "little guy". :)

Is not this little face just too cute? I call this my perfect portrait shot.

LOVE this one. You can tell I was getting him on the go.
And here we have the goofball that he is showing up. If you remember from my previous post, this was while they were doing the chicken dance.
This one totally trips me out because he and his sister kept jumping down the steps but this one doesn't look so much like he was jumping as it looks like he's striking an Elvis pose. "Thank ya, thank ya very much."
WHAT an expressive face. And those lips. A girl would kill for naturaly red lips like that.
Again, those lips.
I actually have many shots of this crooked little mouth. It seemed to be a very absent minded habit of his.
This next one is really one of my absolute favorites of him.
Who me? Handsome? Never.
When we got the umbrellas out, we opened them for both of them, but Sean liked to close his and then couldn't quite get the hang of opening it back up. Thus the intensity as seen in the hunched shoulders here.
{{happy contented sigh}}LOVE it!!! Yes, I am saying that a lot, but I DO.
Another favorite. Stance, long grass, pants tucked into the galoshes. The whole nine yards.
Okay, it doesn't seem right to keep saying that I have so many favorites, but I can't seem to help it. I'm not being egotistical. . .really. Do you believe me?
I love the mood the fog lends to this image.
Can you believe I ever thought I did not like photographing kids? Take them to a cool place and let them be themselves and you've got magic. Not that it's smooth sailing, by ANY means, but I am learning that there is more to photography than weddings and am lovin' it. ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Little Miss Abigail Jade

Here is one of my best friend's firstborn. They almost cursed her with my first name. Instead, she is the lovely, darling, sassy Abigail who is the spitting image of her mother and so kindly informed that I may call her "Abby".
She was definitely my little poser but that turned out for the best sometimes. This goofy shot just makes me laugh. Not quite sure what we had going on here. Cute but evil bunny perhaps?
These next two shots are really some of my favorites. I love her stance and the wall and just...the yumminess of it all.

She really knew how to work it and all I did was have my camera at the ready.

This is the "portrait" shot. Who said brown eyes were boring? Oh right, my sister. :)
Her arms got a bit cold, so I gave her a scarf to use as a prop.
Oh the attitude and personality. Makes shots like this my favorite. Funny faces and all.
LOVE it!!
Wardrobe change and a sweet smile.

More goofiness. . .
A little bit of texture.
Location change. She was braver than her brother on the train. . .at first. Just look at that pose!
I know that the second shot is not in perfect focus. Ask me if I care?
After the train, we really were done and the light had for the most part abandoned us, but this little girly girl REALLY wanted to change into her "dressy" clothes. SO. . .we found a little painted wall and I grabbed what I could. Not too terrible. :P :)
Serious?. . .NO that was just a facade. The smile reappeared very quickly.
One more darling little laugh to end this long post. This was genuine too as I had just reached out to try and tickle her.
Tomorrow (or the day after) you get to meet her brother a bit more.