Saturday, August 30, 2008


We have been plagued by nasty colds the last few weeks in our house and yesterday our 15 month old was having a difficult time breathing and by the time we were on the way to the dr's, he was turning purple and choking. His dr's office admitted him immediately to the hospital and after blood tests and a very scary hot dog contraption for chest xrays for babies, Jack has a nasty case of pneumonia. He is doing better today and I am home to take a quick shower and type this up very quickly. If there is anything urgent, please call me. I wish I was tech savvy and had an iphone so I can check at the hospital because man it is boring there, but I do not. Anyways this is just to let everyone know what is going on. We don't know when he will be released but are hoping soon as it is absolutely impossible to sleep in that place. Hopefully be back with good news soon, in the meantime PDP is closed for a few days.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

thank you

Just a quick post to say thank you for all the wonderful comments for Amber and her boys. I have been battling a fever and cold for the last few days and have barely been on the computer to respond to everyone, but wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

a heavy heart

This session was one of my most emotion filled and though filled sessions I think I have ever had. I fought back tears both times I met this wonderful woman and heard a tiny piece of her story that has unfolded over the last year.

I met Amber at a dear friends baby shower and then again at the hospital when baby Micah was born. It was then when she asked me to do this photo session for her. You see, next week (thursday to be exact) is the 1 year anniversary of her husbands death. I remember hearing about her husband Bryce Howard on the news last year. He was the first soldier from SW Washington to be killed in Afghanistan and he left behind a beautiful wife and two wonderful sons that melted my heart. I cannot put into words anything that would do this beautiful family justice. I am both humbled and honored that she asked me to capture this for her and I hope that my blog readers will leave her a little comment and cyber hug as this next week I am sure will be tough for her and her family.

I am of course doing my comment contest, especially for this deserving after this post gets 25 comments, Amber will get to pick out her favorite photo to be printing in 11x14. PLEASE NO ANONYMOUS COMMENTS, simply type your name at the bottom of the message. (0:

Is this little stinker not the cutest thing. He just had me grinning ear to ear during our session. He was so stinkin sweet. I wanted to bring him home with me.

mr serious here didn't want anything to do with giving me smiles. I finally got some good ones after his silly faces. Such a sweet kiddo.

I just love how serious he looks

Friday, August 15, 2008

sick, sick, sick

We have two sick (and I stress VERY sick) kiddos for the last two days. Both waking up ALL night long, hysterical with a fever. Z man has bolted out of bed every two hours in a sweat, mumbling things that don't make any sense. Jack has been screaming and crying non stop on top of the fever and he is also getting 8 teeth that are all poking through the skin at once. At the moment he is running in circles around the house with ben trying to calm him down and yes it really is 1am. Talk about crazy. I jumped on the computer for a quick second just to let everyone know that I am still alive, just the babies in the house have got a weird, nasty virus and it has put a hinder on everything the last 48 hours. Please send good thoughs our way because I need to work, but most importantly Ben and I need some dang sleep.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

sweet baby micah is back

Baby Micah is back! I shot his newborn photos in the hospital before I left for Alaska and now here are more from the most recent session. Me love me some fresh babies! Oh and I am getting a new computer! yes I am! I am so stinkin excited I can barely contain myself. These computer problems and also it being so incredibly slow have been driving me crazy, so it time to upgrade. I am going back to mac. yeah baby. So I will have me a new fresh baby this week too. ha ha.

Friday, August 1, 2008

lots to share but not enough time

I have been working like a crazy woman the last few weeks as you can tell by my lack in posting peeks on the blog (so sorry about that). I will be caught up and able to post the million peeks I have to share next week. PDP will be closed over the weekend so if there is a delay in my normal 2 am email response, it is because I am out of town and will have limited access to email. Normal me (whatever that is anyways) will return on Monday. And here is a share to tie you over for a while. This lovely, lovely lady is one of my dearest friends. This is their first baby and everyone couldn't be more excited about it. Is she not the cutest little prego thing eva? Oh yes. Nope, these aren't her real session as we will do those end of august.....we shot these real quick for some shower goodies and invites. So fun! I will post the results when I am done next week.

P.S. There is ONLY 8 open dates left through the end of the year. Yes I said 8! Told you they would go crazy fast. These spots will of course go quickly so don't miss out on getting your fall or christmas photos done by me.