Tuesday, October 28, 2008

a modern halloween

Join me at Olive and Bean this Thursday afternoon... bring your little ones in costume and I will take a quick photo of them! Afterward, enjoy the fun Halloween activities and safe trick-or-treating at the Village of Centennial Springs! For more information, check out the Olive and Bean Blog...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sweet cheeks

I think that is the best way to describe this cutie... just look at those cheeks!
We had so much fun just playing at their house (love this shot of the dog licking her nose here!)

and then we went to the park. This little guy adores his grandpa...
and had a great time playing with Mom and Dad too!
Thanks for a wonderful session, guys! I can't wait for you to see the rest of the images. :)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Little Ava

Just a week after Ava was born, I got to go to Julie's house and take some family shots. I love my job ;)

Welcome to the world, sweet Ava!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Julie welcomes her new daughter

After rescheduling her induction a couple of times, Julie decided that she couldn't delay the inevitable any longer... and agreed to go into the hospital on the advice of her doctor. She was pretty nervous, and it took nearly all day for labor to finally kick into gear. Finally, at 8pm I got the call that she was 5cm so I headed to the hospital. On the way, I received another call - she was fully dilated and ready to have her baby!! I hightailed it to the hospital and arrived just before the doctor got there, and just in time to watch her baby being born.
She had a wonderful team of family and friends supporting her throughout the labor process...
and of course, the epidural made things a little easier, too!
Finally she was given the go-ahead to push...
And everyone was ready for the baby to arrive!
Another couple of pushes...

and her beautiful daughter was born, perfect and healthy!
Dad got to do the honors of cutting the cord...
and spending a little quality one-on-one time with his beautiful daughter.
(this translates to 7 pounds, 3 ounces)

Why hello, sweet little one!
Her first bath was in the sink of the hospital room...
And it looks like she loved it :)

Congratulations, Julie! She is absolutely beautiful and you did an amazing job!

Friday, October 17, 2008

under the weather

Hey folks... I know I have several previews that are due on the blog, and I am working on them... I've caught some sort of lovely bug that is keeping me in bed, however, and I haven't been able to get to my work. Rest assured, you aren't forgotten! Your photos will be done as soon as I can sit myself at the computer for any length of time. And thanks for your patience.... :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Maggie welcomes baby number six

I love Maggie. She is an amazing person. Last year I had the honor of photographing her son's birth (you can see images from that birth on my website in my portfolio... click on "birth"), and this year I got to do it all over again when she welcomed her second son (and sixth child!!).

The little guy was quite comfy inside mom... she is pretty sure she was at least 2 weeks past her due date. Fortunately that didn't keep her from smiling...

Maggie's plan was to labor in the tub (like last time) and then deliver on the stool just outside the tub...

Her husband Allen was as supportive as ever, staying by her side throughout labor.
Then when she was fully dilated and it came time to push, the contractions would not stop - and next thing she knew, she was pushing in the water...

And baby Ransom was born.
There was a bit of an audience to welcome the little guy... who was absolutely adorable and squishy!
And once again, their hearts grew as they marveled in their beautiful creation...

The time was just before 3 am... and this little guy was pretty exhausted.

Welcome to the world, little guy!

... and in the end, Maggie was all smiles again. Congratulations Maggie and Allen! And thank you, once again, for letting me be a part of your amazing day.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I can almost hear them

Her giggles... she held them in for so long, feigning shyness... and then all of a sudden they burst out like butterflies and we couldn't contain the giggles anymore.To schedule your session full of giggles, contact Jessie at 702.219.8166
We have one available weekend appointment left in October due to a cancellation: Saturday, October 18th! Otherwise, if you want a weekend appointment we are looking into November.
A few select weekdays are still up for grabs in October... and we will be scheduling weekday Limited-Edition Mini Sessions in November! More on these in an upcoming post. You won't want to miss this opportunity! To be the FIRST to hear about (and book your own) mini sessions, sign up for our NEW newsletter using the signup form on the right! ----->

Monday, October 06, 2008

2008 Holiday Card Designs

They are here! Finally! Holiday card designs for the new season! This is the first of three new collections for 2008... all of which are designed to make your photos look their best!

All clients from 2008 are welcome to place press-printed holiday card orders with Speckled Bird Art. With specialty papers, fully customizable text, and matching envelopes available, your cards will be the talk of the year!

All holiday cards come in sets of 24 and are available to order until NOVEMBER 30, 2008. Don't delay!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Reno Sessions - October 26 & 27

I am headed back up to Reno this year - October 26 & 27, 2008 - and I am taking a limited number of sessions while I am up there! Here are some pics from the last time I went up there... can't wait to photograph these kiddos again!

If your family wants to take advantage of a session with Speckled Bird Art while I am up there, call me quickly! I have three full session times left! 702.219.8166
If there is enough interest, I may open mini session slots on Sunday. Send an email for more info!