Monthly Archives: September 2010
Miss Molly was a little on the shy side when she first arrived at the studio. So shy that everytime I even looked at her she would run to mom and bury her face! We decided to head outside and see if we could get her to open up and smile for us. She did not want to let me see a full blown smile at first, but after a little game of hide-n-seek, I managed to snap a few photos and guess what?? She was smiling! Maybe not a full smile at first…
Thanks for stopping by Molly!
These four sisters are just so beautiful, and each in their own way. I loved pretty much every picture I took of them. It was so hard to choose which ones to share here… like really hard… But I did my best narrowing them down, so here they are! From youngest to oldest!
I have to admit, when I first heard I was doing a session with 4 girls I was a tiny bit worried… But this session turned out to be a lot of fun, so thank you girls (and mom too)! These are some of my absolute favorite pics yet! Happy Friday everyone!
P.S. I have my first photo session with twins this afternoon and I’m getting pretty excited!
Happy is an understatement for this little guy! I have never been around a 3 month old that smiles (see the picture below…he just oozes happy baby doesn’t he??) and giggles as much as baby “C” does. Everytime his parents even looked at him, he just lit up. I loved watching them interact!
This next picture is probably one of my favorites…how could you not love this little face?!
It was so nice to meet you Vik family! I hope you enjoyed your time up at the studio as much as I did!
It’s so yucky outside, I wish we could all snuggle up and sleep the day away. But since the majority of us don’t get that option… here’s a photo of sweet little 3 month old M taking a quick snooze. Pretty sure she looks a lot cuter than most of us do while sleeping… well maybe if we wore headbands with flowers… nope, she’s cuter.
If only we could all wake up as bright eyed and happy as her…
Little Miss M is one of the first babies taking advantage of our beanSPROUT baby plan. I’m so excited to see her again at 6 months old and again at 9 months and finally at 1 year old. But I’ll try not to get ahead of myself, these little babies grow up way too fast as it is. So let’s just admire her cute little toes and bright blue eyes until her next visit.
When I was going through the photos from this session I came to this one and just couldn’t wait to edit it and share it on the blog. Mostly because I’m thrilled (and a little shocked!) to have gotten a successful picture of these sisters together. Aren’t they just gorgeous?
Baby G had just turned one the weekend before his shoot, when I learned this from his mom I knew I HAD to make a hat (and then show everyone else how to make one too). Unlike my own child he was quite happy to model the cute birthday hat and did a very good job at it!
He brought along some reading material in case he got bored…
And his party balloons to keep things festive…
Now, Ria has a ton of awesome toys up at the loft. You’d think any kid would be tickled pink over the selection… But baby G’s favorite toys were his brush (gotta be presentable at all times!) and his moms phone. I heard that his absolute favoritest toy is actually the swiffer, but because he goes so nuts over it they decided to leave it at home. He did give the blocks a half hearted effort though.
He also made sure to show off his newly aquired skill of taking just a couple steps into moms arms. Doesn’t he look proud!
Overall he’s just a happy one year old boy! thanks for visiting baby G!
Sooo…recently we had our family photos done by the fabulously talented Miss Ria Czichotzki! But why oh why is it so stressful when you have family pictures taken?? Of course Ria told us (specifically ME) to just relax and have fun. Easier said then done! HA! Now I sooo know how my moms always feel when they bring their kids/families in for a shoot. But after the first couple of shots we (specifically ME) relaxed and honestly did have a GREAT time! So with that being said I wanted to share a photo from our session, just because I am so excited that she got my kids to sit next to eachother and smile! Enjoy!!
Some of you might recall Ria mentioning on her blog that I made my daughter’s birthday hat, you can see it in this post. I made one for her first birthday too and hope to continue making them for every birthday until she’s embarassed by it. I should be able to make it to atleast 7 right?? wishful thinking? Anyways, I wanted to show everyone how to make their own birthday hats because it’s pretty simple and you can customize them as much as your heart desires, or as little as your heart desires. The main reason I wanted to make my own for Liv was to make sure the hat coordinated with her outfits (yes I’m THAT mom) and because it was something special just for her. All you need are some fabric scraps or scrapbook paper, maybe some felt, maybe some sticky back foam, a hot glue gun, elastic cord and an empty cereal box. It helps if the kids are in bed and you can have a cold beverage nearby, but those aren’t requirements.
Don’t ask me why the pins are in this picture, I didn’t use them, I just thought they’d give the impression that I know what I’m doing… So, first things first, you’ll need a template. I used this one for the basic shape. Cut it out, grab a snack, and turn on some tunes. Then pull apart your cereal box and trace the template, it works great to line up the straight side with a straight edge.
Cut out the cardboard and pick your favorite fabric. I couldn’t wait to cut into this cute owl fabric. Of course you wouldn’t have to use fabric, you could use felt, or just scrapbook paper too. Or just spray paint it. But if you do the fabric you’ll want to cut it out so that there is an extra half inch around the edges. Then cut the corners at an angle and cut slits in by the tab.
Did you remember to plug in the hot glue gun? Sorry, I should have mentioned that at the same time as the snacks. So now we start gluing the fabric down. It’s best to start with the bottom curve part and put down an inch of glue, fold the fabric up, wait for it to set, then make a bit of a pleat to keep the fabric smooth. Hopefully you can see what I mean below. Just keep gluing and pleating through the curve and then glue the rest of the fabric around the edges. Pause for some chocolate.
Ok, now we need to start rolling it into the cone shape. The very top is the most reluctant to comply with this, just roll it tight and don’t be afraid to fold it a bit. Looks pretty good so far huh? But it needs a little something extra…
Everyone has orange pom-pom trim right?? No? Maybe? Well I had some, so why not. My glue gun had the pom-pom’s secured in no time. You could also add buttons along the bottom, or some ric rac, or just a felt strip. Lots of options here, pick one and go for it. Now we just need to add a number! It works best to print out your number and use that as a template. I cut mine out of foam that has a sticky back. Just had to peel the paper off the back and slap it on the hat.
Final step is to add your elastic cord, mark the spots right across from each other and cut out a couple of small rectangles from your cereal box. Guesstimate the length of your cord and get that cut. Then put some glue on the marks and sandwich your cord between the rectangles and the hat. Now admire your work, test it out, or see if the dog will test it. I happened to have a very cute newly-1 year old coming in to try my hat out . Thanks for modeling it baby G!
So that’s all there is to it! Hope you’re inspired to try it for your upcoming birthdays. And be sure to bring in your birthday star to model that one of a kind hat! Be on the look out for more from baby G’s session later this week.