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Silver Lining……

They say behind every cloud is a silver lining.  Hmmmmm………this was my last  shoot before Christmas.  Her mother wanted Christmas cards and it was just about a week and a half before Christmas.  Yikes………I had ONE open slot left so I told her it was then or never.  We checked the weather…….it said rain tapering off.  Oh, tapering off, that’s good………   The day came, and the tapering off part?  Not so much.  So the Location I had planned to shoot was a mud bog, I drove around that morning wondering where I was going to do it……..I walked around in the rain in several spots, hoping something magical would come to me.   Ugh it was dark……..and windy……..and cold………..and rainy………  but I kept hoping, and I talked to her mother several times that day…….she worried what to do if the rain didn’t stop,  I told her we were going to shoot anyway.

And we did……..it rained……..and the wind blew……..BUT……. a little fake snow and some cardinals clipped into a tree turned a rainy shoot into a perfect one for a Christmas card………….cause sometimes you just do what you have to do………….and then you end up with a silver lining  ;0)

And with the perfect Christmas card shot done…….we did a few more……I guess we liked the rain, but thanks in part to photoshop, doesn’t look too  rainy does it?

And then a little pop of color to end the day.

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Merry Christmas

Well, it’s been a crazy Christmas season……..I just started my shopping this week.  And I had given up on the idea of taking a Christmas picture of my kids, but then a few days ago I just decided to do.  I grabbed some clothes, laid them out for the kids and ambushed them when they came home from school.  I promised them Christmas cookies if they quickly changed and cooperated……..they were eager to oblige me…………until………….we got outside, where it was cold.  Yep like 32 degrees, and they weren’t dressed for cold…..so within minutes, someone got grumpy, someone called someone else fatty…….someone punched someone, someone cried….someone wouldn’t stand next to someone…….Oh, yep, I’m telling on my kids.  Anyway….the bribing worked to get them outside, to finish up the pictures I had to resort to threats.  I think I promised them no video games for the rest of their lives or some such thing…it’s all a blur.

Here are my boys…..Ethan, Sheldon and Jackson……..

 

And my girls, Parker and Sydney……

And aren’t they good?……Don’t you believe that they are having fun here?……LOL

 

So, I got my Christmas pictures, but really I”m out of time and probably won’t be sending them in cards this year.  So here’s a thank you to all my clients!  I’m grateful that you’ve let me share your lives this year!  Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

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Bull…….

Anyway, Bull is the name I know him by.  He’s a wrestler and that’s the name I hear my son use when talking about him.   So downtown Steubenville is full of urban grunge locations….perfect for a shoot like this.  We started the shoot using a bright red door of a church that I’m always eyeing when I drive by, and then we did a “walkabout”.  Wow, what an unlimited supply of cool backdrops.  If you check out my blog you’ll know I’m mostly a country girl………but this downtown stuff is growing on me.  This was an awesome session……here are a few……..

And thought I’d do a black and white, I love this location between buildings.

Oh, and those eyes of his, yep, they are really that color.  Holy Cow….right?  And this pic…..no doubt needs to be a life size poster on his wall.

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Homecoming

My oldest is a Freshman, wow!  Where, oh, where did the time go?    Here he is with his homecoming date…….hey, don’t worry, they’re just friends people!   I told him he can’t date til he’s thirty (25 with good behavior LOL)!!!!!  Anyway, they went to homecoming with two more friends, and  then of course, the little sisters had to jump into a photo…..I mean…….don’t all little girls dream of wearing dresses like this?   They had a good time, but WOW has homecoming changed a lot since I was in high school.  What happened to a dance in the gym wearing a blue jean skirt or a sweater dress?

 

 

 

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Christopher

Oh man, isn’t he good looking?!?!  I mean, I’m not biased just because he’s my nephew…….he IS good looking………he’s so fun to be around too.    He visited over the fourth with his parents and brother, so I took some time and did his senior portraits for him.  Anyway,  my fourth of July guests left on Monday, and  after they got back home, he and his brother drove back up here ( a six an a half hour drive) to spend more time with us!  My kids were thrilled, and so am I.  Thanks Missy for letting them come…..this sneak peek is for you!

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Gillian

I took my niece outside to shoot a few pictures of her.  Not so easy…….she’s a ham and spent most of the time giving me cheesy grins…..the other kids were vying for attention and and the dogs kept trying to get into the background.  Anyway…..I got a few shots……….can you tell she loves the camera?