Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Any Day Now

Last week I had a chance to do a mini-maternity shoot with Windy. We had so much fun doing this shoot. We had a basement full of women...lol. My friend Alysha assisted with wrapping Windy in the gauze and coached her on poses. Of course Lacey and Alysha were also here to work on Windy's belly mold. Hopefully after the baby boy arrives (which should be Any Day Now) we will be able to get some shots of him with his mold.
I hope everyone enjoys!


Windy's just gorgeous! I hope that baby boy has those same dimples!

Lacey smoothing the mold.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Rockstar Revisited

For several years Armond wore a mohawk, it all started at about the age of 9 or 10. Of course, over time he wanted a change and let his hair grow back. During the course of this year he's had to get glasses and braces which provoked him to ask me about getting his mohawk back. (to offset the glasses and braces..lol)
Below are a couple of shots from Armond's 8th grade end of the year dance with his new mohawk...it's much taller than the original! I can't get over how fast he's grown up.



Friday, May 20, 2011

Windy's Maternity Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek from a maternity shoot I did the other night with a really sweet young woman named Windy. We did a mini photo session and also plaster casted her belly. My dear friend Alysha will be decorating the casting. More to come soon...


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Not An Ordinary Weekend- Sneak Peek

The title really says it all, this weekend was not an ordinary weekend. Our son Armond had his first school dance and we traveled to Chicago to hang out with our friends from Graphic Flesh at Ink Fest 2011. Here is a sneak peek. Enjoy!


Roger (Graphic Flesh) did an amazing color portrait of Armond on Chris's arm.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Weekend For the Dogs- Paradise Pets Foster Dogs

It was 2 years ago this weekend that I adopted my little puppy mille rescue dog Mojo from Paradise Pets Hotel and Day Spa. Well I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate his adoption than spending the weekend with dogs!So, I started my Saturday morning with the foster dogs at Paradise Pets Hotel and Day Spa, exactly where I found Mojo 2 years ago. If any of you are looking for a great companion, they have some wonderful dogs looking for homes. I speak from my heart as I have adopted both of mine from Paradise. Below are the three foster dogs I spent time with Saturday morning.

Rosy- such a beautiful girl with such a sweet personality.

Who could resist that smile...such a happy girl.

Amos- I fell in love! He is such a handsome boy and the son of Rosy. He is a little timid at first but is so loveable once he is comfortable with you. I had to let him inspect my camera before he really showed his photogenic side. :)

Kegan- The image below should tell you what kind of personality Kegan has...lol. This adorable boy has such a fun personality. He's very playful and loves attention! He really was a joy to photograph.

On Mother's Day, I spent the day with my family(non-furry and furry ones). Chris's parents even brought Madison over to play with Monty and Mojo.




I hope everyone enjoys these cute furry faces as much as I do. Don't forget to check out Paradise Pet's Hotel and Day Spa in Bloomington, IL for boarding, grooming, and daycare. I can say from experience the staff is truly AMAZING!! Also come and visit them to see the foster dogs and maybe take home a new friend.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brown Eyed Beauty- Eli

Last weekend a friend needed to cancel her appointment, leaving me with an opening. I really wanted to get some shooting in so I contacted the beautiful Eli. She and I had spoke about collaborating before but we had never met in person or really spoke of specifically what she was looking for in a shoot. In about 20 minutes of her arrival, we were sitting on the floor in my studio with clothes, makeup, shoes and jewelry laid out discussing outfit ideas. (you would have never guessed we had just met..lol)
We had lots of fun and some good laughs! (it's a theme around my house...we love making people laugh)
One thing I know for sure is...the camera loves this lady!! I can't wait until we get to work together again. I'm already coming up with ideas of what that will look like, so be ready to see new work with Eli in the near future.

I hope everyone enjoys these. Leave us some love!


The next three shots remind me of a burlesque style....and yes she is clothed. :)