Candy, candy corns, caramel apples & baby bums; nothing sweeter…

Candy, candy corns, caramel apples & baby bums; nothing sweeter...

Christmas is my favorite time of year, but fall is definitely my favorite season. Hayrides and changing leaves and pumpkins, OH MY!

It’s also my favorite photo season. We just can’t pay for the kind of beautiful backdrops that nature gives us in October and November. I just can’t get enough.

This is one of my favs from this season. Baby Tatum, she’s 5 months old and there is just something absolutely perfect about her lil’ nakey baby bum lined up on her family’s little bridge amongst her pumpkins and gourds… Too cute!

Likewise, the other is my fav from last season with 6 month old, Sami. Her grandma was oh-so kind and hand-crocheted me some fall baby hats, love them.

PHOTO TIPS: It doesn’t take much to recreate this photo; a few pumpkins and a baby, lol. The fall hats are the icing on the cake, and I would say the photo is best done with a baby 5-6 month old; babies that are just sitting up good enough to safely step aside for photos, but not a baby on the move, that won’t sit long enough for photos. Just keep shooting, if your baby is anything like Miss Tatum, her head was moving everywhere watching nature and listening to the leaves rustling in the wind.

Now go take some pics before the season changes!

Candy, candy corns, caramel apples & baby bums; nothing sweeter...

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Sending up messages to Heaven…

Sending up messages to Heaven... Sending up messages to Heaven... A few days ago we released balloons to celebrate our parents anniversary; it was the first one that’s come and passed since our step-dad left us oh, too soon.

If you knew my parents you would think they were celebrating their anniversary every day. I’ve never known an actual true-life fairy-tale couple. For all the years they’ve been together they would still hold hands in the truck, still tickle-fight and laugh often… Very much in love and honored each other til death they did part.

The release was both sad and happy, but it was a way for just one little moment to bring Heaven and Earth together to celebrate.

We attached to each balloon a message “We are sending up messages to our family angel in Heaven today because he left us way too soon. If an Earth angel intercepts this message, please say a prayer for our family and know that someone out there is thinking of you! And, sending to you and yours, prayers for peace, love and happiness!” On the back of each message we wrote personal messages from several family members and friends. We also included our city and state… Who knows where they may fly…

Love like there is no tomorrow!

Shared with permission from our mom! She wants everyone to know their love and know that our step-dad was a man that wasn’t ever afraid to show his love, to hug, kiss or show affection to anyone. One heck of a guy! He’ll truly be missed.

Even Cinderella had to do a lil’ laundry before she went to the ball…

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princesslaundryI know, I know the “Princess Laundry” photos have been done. I myself have recreated the photo with a few of my nieces a time or two, but I had to remember when my children were younger the over-done studio shots were new to me and I wanted one of every thing with my precious little ones too.

This time around; however, I had a client asking and we gave the popular laundry photo our own little spin (no pun intended, lol).

Lucky for me I remembered our old small town laundromat was still equipped with vintage washing machines in the most awesomeness shades of blue-green. The rusty old exposed air ducts, chippy dingy wall paint, metal clothing rods and wire roller carts were just icing on the cake to this vintage inspired laundry shoot.

You can do it…

It’s all in the details Baby! – Clothes pins, clothes line, distressed chair, old basket, holey socks, vintage scarf, fabulous grown-up heels, a whole lot of princess dresses and a bunny!

Edited in Photoshop with “Little Luskers” actions.

Even Cinderella had to do a lil' laundry before she went to the ball...