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great to be eight

DSC_5848DSC_5836DSC_5882DSC_5860This little lady is having her eighth birthday in a couple weeks, and that means she will also be getting baptized and confirmed a member of our church.  So exciting!  I have been wanting to put together a little baptism invitation, but with Hannah in the hospital since New Year’s, I haven’t had any time. Today before I went up to the hospital, I packed Nina’s white dress and my camera so that we could maybe squeeze in a mini-shoot at some point.

Nina and the rest of the kids had spent the day at my parents’ house, and I managed to get there from the hospital before sunset.  Quickly, we changed Nina’s clothes and put her been-playing-all-day hair up into a twist.  These photos happened in front of the house within five minutes because not only were we losing light, but we were freezing! Not a ton of photos, but just enough for the baptism and invitations.  Phew!

fall 2012 mini sessions

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Please let me know if you are interested in my next mini-session day, and I’ll add you to my list.

head shots: the lovely miss s.

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Thanks again Little Miss S., and best wishes to you with your career in the music industry!

the swedoricans

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DSC_4501vintage copy This past week I was blessed with an opportunity to spend time with my dear friend Anna.  She has lived in Colorado for several years, but she is moving with her sweet family to her homeland of Sweden, and I’m not sure when I will see her again.  It breaks my heart, but I’m so happy that we could have a few days together before crying our eyes out and saying goodbye.

I thought it would be fun to do a whole photo day with Anna, Monica (her mom that I love!), and her girls.  Aren’t they beauties? Anna’s husband is from Puerto Rico, so she refers to her little family as “The Swedoricans.”

Anna’s baby was an angel, and the two older girls loved the idea of a play picnic in the woods.  I was able to spend more time with wonderful Anna and Monica, doing what I love, so for me it was a perfect summer day.