The prize for my first "Monthly Facebook Fan Drawing" will be....
An 11x14 Styrene Print of your favorite image or story board from your next session with me!
If you are not already, you have one more day to become a fan on Facebook
Tell your friends too... the drawing will take place on the evening of April 1st and I will announce the lucky winner here on my blog as well as on Facebook.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Friday, March 19, 2010
My friend, Jill Hansen (http://pages.teamintraining.org/mn/rnr10/jillkhansen), trains with Team Ortho/Team in Training and is doing her 3rd half marathon this year in the "2010 San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & 1/2 To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society."
I've been working hard on one of my goals for 2010; it was to donate my time and talents for organizations and causes that I find important and near & dear to my heart. I've done some logo designs for various events for my kids school (Victoria Elementary). I've also done some photo work for another local school. I donate design and photography to the CCHA (Chaska Chanhassen Hockey Association) and recently my daughter, Briar, donated her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths. We don't always have the diñero to donate, but I do have some time and some talent that I can try to give!
I was thrilled when Jill asked me to help her with a logo for her team. They plan on printing t-shirts and selling them as a fundraiser for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Next year, maybe I'll actually run the 1/2 marathon... another goal I had for this year :)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here's a little something I did for a couple of my friends kids 2nd grade class. They are going to auction it off at a fundraiser - how fun is that?
This was something very different than I am used to -- I used a "green screen" and lights to take photos of the kids in groups of 1-3. Then cropped them out and PhotoShop-ed it all together. It was a "learning" project and I know I can do better next time (if there is one), but I think the result is very cute. PLUS the kids had a blast taking pictures and what a great memory piece of their 2nd grade year.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010
Ok - so I went a little "blog wild" with James, there were just so many great shots of this little guy!
I couldn't forget one of the proud doggies... Lulu, wanted in the action during the whole session. What a face :)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
March 1, 2010
I remember the conversation with Briar about my Aunt Carol and the battle she went through with Breast Cancer AND Ovarian Cancer. And how when you "fight" though chemo you sometimes loose your hair and have to wear wigs. She asked how they make wigs and I told her how people donate their hair. My sweet (and wise beyond her years) then 4 year old daughter decided she wanted to grow her hair out to be donated. We chose Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
Now, over 2 years later, we had quite an eventful night tonight... I had an appointment to get MY hair cut, Briar wanted to go along and have Kerri just "measure" her hair. As I was having my hair done the receptionist came up to Kerri and said her next appointment was cancelled, Briar's eyes lit up - but I was almost sure her hair wouldn't be long enough (plus, I was unprepared and didn't have my camera). Well, Kerri announced Briar had over 9 inches. After a few tears (Briar's and mine) and realizing how short her hair would be, she decided to go for it!
(these photos are from my iPhone... so the quality is not to my standards)
here is Briar once she decided to go for it.
I'll post more of the new hair-do and her filling out the donation forms, but I just couldn't wait to get these up, I was so proud of my little girl.
on a related note... after a hard fight my Aunt Carol BEAT cancer and was in remission of this awful disease for almost four years. But within the last 2 weeks we have found out that the ovarian cancer is back and she is on to another battle. Keep her, and all others who have battled and are still battling cancer, in your prayers each and everyday.
pat, pat, pat
Monday, March 1, 2010
I told ya I had a bunch of catching up to do - edits and blogging.
Here's Max, he came to see me for his 2 year old photos, of course I had to get some of BIG brother Wes too. Such a cute little duo.
Seriously, could you just eat him up?
I had a session about a week ago with this sweet, sleepy baby boy.
I loved these family shots with big brother Andrew...
Cracked me up how Andrew is eyeing up dad's feet here, I think he was comparing the sizes.
Andrew was so good and patient with his new baby brother, here they are snuggling.
It made my heart melt at how in love mom was with her boys (I can totally relate).
More sleepy baby shots.
A couple more of Andrew, I think he got to go to Target and get another Transformer for being so good at our session.
Thanks for coming guys - it was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you all soon!