taking a poll

a few months ago, i purchased a 16x20 black and white canvas of little C for her bedroom wall. so, since having a sister is all about being fair {can you read through my slight sarcasm?!}, i am now charged with buying a canvas for big A's bedroom wall. fun stuff around here, i tell ya!

so, here are the 2 i've narrowed my choices down to...if you are so inclined, i'm taking a poll to see which one i like better :)



what do you think? A, B, or 'pass on the question'?!

and, dont forget to head over to Lisa's blog for more fantastic b&w posts. have a great hump day!



posting some shots from the recent SunGard shoot for parents to see. your kids are all beautiful and did a great job...thanks for volunteering them!


whats up, momma?

thats all...i've got nothing else to say!

happy wednesday! check out over here for more fabulous black and white photos!



this was brayden in December...

and check out little man, now!

happy birthday big guy...hope it was magical!


bits of my weekend

i've been stalking, er...i mean lurking, on this blog for quite some time. i find the writer to be quite funny and i just think that its pretty darn cool that this family moved from suburban life to living in the greatest city on the planet. i love seeing her nyc photos and all of the cool things she does...at times, i live vicariously through her!

anyway...she hosts 'bits of my weekend' every sunday, so since i had my camera out with me quite a bit this weekend, i am playing along for the first time. we were busy this weekend, but managed to make it to our local blueberry festival {hi, Lisa!}.

there were cows & little ducks, and i imagine they were very hot...

a horse pulled carousel...he looked pretty hot, too. poor guy.

local craftsmen...
and of course, blueberry pies {one of which was taken home with us and devoured in mere minutes}

and one tired little gal...

but, since it was hot, we still got in some goggle time

and i managed to plug away at some shoots...

and, these are the things i did not do this weekend:

1. shave my legs

2. cook one single dinner (yes, the kids ate, i just wasnt the one who cooked}

3. score a perfect 10 on my pool handstand. apparently, i was knocked .5 off of my score for not having my toes fully pointed, so i got a 9.5. i think this is total bunk.

4. and i did not win the weekly punch buggy contest. i swear, my daughter spots these things from 10 miles away. my arm is sore.

have a great week!


lake erie

i still havent gotten through all of our vacation pics, but here are two that make me wish we could go back to the lake.

it's {a lot} more peaceful & serene there.

{photos processed with paint the moon's actions, which are so much fun to play around with!}

i bribe my kids

i got some new gear over the weekend that I needed to play around with, so i decided to give it the old oreo cookie test. this simply means that i give little C oreo cookies if she agrees to let me snap some shots.

she sat there for this picture, ate her cookies in four bites, and then got up and left.

i think i need to come up with a different test.


ben & ella

yowza! what cute kiddos!! thanks to ben, ella and their super chic mom for a fun shoot. loved the location, loved the sun, loved hanging out with these sweet kids :)
{this is ben's serious face...it only happened when i asked him to add 6+3, other than that, he was pretty goofy! i love his eyes and slight frown}



vacation! although its always fun to go away, its soooo good to be back at home, in our own beds, eating home cooked food, cleaning up in our own showers, and just 'being' in our place of comfort. our vacation wasnt quite as serene as the image below, which was taken at one of our stops along the way, but more on that at a later time! {think wedding, roller coasters and lake erie!}