Monday, November 09, 2009


Elizabeth is the little sister to two older brothers, one of which messes with her constantly (James). You would think with that kind of introduction Elizabeth would always be on the defense, watching her back. It isn't so. She is the sweetest, most patient, happy little one-year-old! Her blue eyes and long, dark lashes make it that much easier to get amazing photos of her. I can't wait to watch this little girl grow up, she is more beautiful than I can describe in mere words in my blog. Her sweet spirit, blue eyes and her big toothy smile will one day be making to boys go crazy! Good luck keeping them away, mom and dad!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Ernst Family

Stephanie and I have been talking about doing a family portrait for months. Well, it finally went down last Sunday afternoon. As you can see from the photos, Jon and Stephanie have a very hairy daughter, Georgia. The trick to get Georgia to look, I was told, is to ask her, "you want a treat?" I'm pretty sure she will never be my friend because I asked her the magic question about 10 times and never delivered. Oh well, at least she looks good in the family photos!

We did all of these photos in front of Jon and Stephanie's house because their house is super cute and their landscaping looks amazing. They were a piece of cake to photograph because they're such a cute couple! I think Stephanie and I talked after the shoot for longer than it actually took me to photograph them...Jon had taken off on his bike at that point. I promised I wouldn't post photos of him in his spandex, but I'm really, really, really tempted. Woooo woooooooo!

Monday, November 02, 2009


As many of you faithful blog readers know, I went to Wisconsin a couple of weekends ago to visit Julie and Steve. They have two new additions to the family since the last time I visited, Sparky and Calvin. Which is which you ask? Calvin is the sweet little boy with the bright blue eyes and Sparky is the mischievous, attention deprived, year old yellow lab. I had the privilege of having a bed buddy the first night, it was Sparky, not Calvin. I can tell you one thing, no, two. Sparky is a huge bed hog and he smacks all night long. He reminded me of Clipper, our sweet old golden retriever who would smack all night long. I had forgotten about that until my night with Sparky. Needless to say, he only got to spend one night with me. I love you Sparky!

Julie and I met on my first medical mission in Peru in 2005 and we have kept up ever since. I have been waiting for years for her to have a baby and finally she has! She was crazy enough to think she might be able to make it to the wedding with a three month old, but quickly changed her mind once Calvin came along. Alas, I had to travel to beautiful Wisconsin to meet Calvin, now 9 months and Sparky. The bonus to this fun visit were the amazing fall colors! I looked like a tourist taking photos of all the yellow leaves; that's what I get for living in Texas where fall does not exist. Thanks Julie and Steve for a fun weekend, good cheese and lots of laughs!

I just realized I didn't mention Sidney, I guess it's because he was old news. I would like to apologize to Sid for constantly calling him a her while I was there. To me all cats are girls...I don't know why!