Entries from December 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007

Friday
Dec212007

it's my turn!

we're off for a whirl-wind 10 day family holiday, so I thought I'd post one last time before the new year.
It has been an incredible year in so many ways. I finished my FIFTH year in business and what a blessing it has been. I still absolutely love what I do and am so grateful for all the neat people that come my way each year!
So, it's MY TURN to wish YOU a wonderful christmas!
I wish I could send everyone a christmas/thank you card, but this virtual one will have to do!
I took pictures of my card and thought I'd share it here on the blog.   It's gotten a great response and I'll be posting places where you can get the same for next year. Right now, there's not a lot of regular commercial sites that create these (i actaully designed it myself and had it printed at a professional printing press), but I bet we'll be seeing more crop up in the next couple of years. And I have a few clients that have started businesses and will be offering these as well. So I promise more to come on that...

It's a tri-fold card that opens vertically, not horizontally as most I've seen.
the front:
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when you first open it up (my favorite part, of course)
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the entire inside
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the bottom inside
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and the very fun back!
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Thank you so much for checking in and I hope your days are merry and bright this christmas season.
Be looking for more christmas posts after the new year, as well as something new and exciting for seniors.

And thanks to my friends, Becca and Suzanne for helping me with my card! thanks girls =) 

Thursday
Dec202007

tender

the word of the day is.. tender. Enjoy these sweet moments...
the denhams were newbies this year. It was fun to meet them and play with the babies.
little brother and mom hang tight
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while dad gets all big sis's lovin'
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LOVE this one of the carson mom and dad. They look like they still love each other, right? =)
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and their sweet boys...
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more boys being tender...
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and look at this handsome fella.
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mom's 2 boys
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I  photographed maggie and max a couple of years ago and it sure is easier! (remember that parents!)
does this just melt your heart or what?? I also photographed 2 sets of their cousins in the last 2 weeks, so more on them later.. 
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More tender siblings.. the earnest kids being as sweet as ever.
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and the whole fam..
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the hart kids were too sweet here. Gotta love a sweet big brother. we have one of those in our house and I think I'll keep him! 
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I guess they get it honestly =)
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and last but not least, 2 girlies that were loving on each other.
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the venghaus's have added another angel to their brood since the first time I met them and it was much fun to see the beauty they created =)

take care all. I hope you have many tender moments with your loved ones this christmas season!

Wednesday
Dec192007

adorable

the word of the day is adorable. Here's a few holiday families that are simply yummy =)
first up.. the doan family. This is post is WAY overdue... but I could never forget them!
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and the whole gang
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We had a lot of fun, and they made my job easy, of course, being so adorable to photograph.
Next up is the hendricks. I could eat up their little guys.
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the benkers have double the cuteness!
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and this is the doragh family. They have THE cutest, happiest 18 month old I may have ever photographed!
Look at this angel -
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I could post about 50 more, but I'll save room for the other 50 families I've yet to post!

marshall and madison were in their "rocker chic" attire. even the dog joined in for a few!
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another pair of sibs, katie and zach were just hamming it up for me at hermann park. zach was a little shy at first, but warmed up and showed me that twinkle in his beautiful blue eyes.
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I met the haleskas earlier in the year, when I did maternity and newborn shots. Now their little fella is getting big and I would certainly call the entire family adorable!
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and last but not least, mr "j". He's about to be a big brother, and the new little guy has a lot to live up to!  This was his family's first  professional photo shoot, and he wowed us all!
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for those of you who check regularly, I'll be out of town for about 10 days around Christmas. I was trying so hard to post all these before I leave, but it's probably not going to happen.. so, it will just give us something to look forward to after the new year!