Gavin’s First Letter to Santa

Ok, well, maybe not his first, but the first one he ever wrote by himself! I’m so proud of him. Last night, we sat at the dinning room table together and talked about what he wanted for Christmas. Instead of spelling out the words for him, I made him sound it out and write it on his own. He has come so far….. just a few short months ago, he didn’t even know how to write his name, let alone write sentences! In some of the images, you can tell he was getting frustrated (hand on forehead picture), but he worked through it and finished.

I wanted to get a really good picture of his letter, but by the time he finished it, he wanted to immediately put it in an envelope and mail it to Santa. As a result, the only image I have of the entire letter is him being silly holding it over his mouth!

And for those of you who dont know how to read “Gavin” language, here is a translation:

Dear Santa,

I ben a good boe. (I have been a good boy)
Ples bring me a (Please bring me a)
Bicsl (Bicycle)
Rscr (Race Car)
Str Urs (Star Wars)
Legos (Legos, at least he spelled that one right)!

I hope all of you are experiencing the joys of Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenny Jardine - December 10, 2008 - 4:52 am

How cute! I can’t wait until Carter can write letter’s to Santa!

Rae Pulver - December 11, 2008 - 8:15 pm

Jenny, it is so much fun to watch their little minds work.

Snuggly, Buggly

We have a saying in our house, “you wanna snuggly buggly?” And most of the time, my children say yes! We grab a big fluffy blanket and cuddle close on the couch. Momments like these, I treasure. So fast forward to this morning, I, in an effort to update my portrait, get all my camera equipment ready for a photo shoot for moi’. As I take portraits of myself, I understand why I enjoy being behind the camera, and not in front of it. I am my own worst critic, luckily, photoshop helps to remove some of the years off my face. Maybe one day, I will just accept the wrinkles, but for now, they’ll be softened a bit, so the blow of aging wont hurt so much.

As I was snapping away, my kids soon became interested in what I was doing. Most of the time, as with most photog’s children, they see the camera, and they run and hide. But with a little help from some snuggly soft blankies, they sat still and allowed me to take a few sweet portraits. Here are the images from our fun snuggly, buggly morning!

****REMINDER to those who still have not put their order in for Christmas, today is the last day!***

Eric Doggett - December 6, 2008 - 8:31 pm

Great pics and site! It was great to meet you as well!!

ryan - December 8, 2008 - 5:49 pm

Those turned out beautiful, Rach! ALL of them!

Jessica Lemmons - December 8, 2008 - 10:57 pm

Your kids are adorable! And you look at you, you beautiful lady! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great job on these!

Rae Pulver - December 11, 2008 - 8:16 pm

Thanks everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

Silly lil’ Squirrel

Just finishing up my last hoiday orders and stumbled across these few shots…. couldn’t help but giggle. While at the park the other day, my daughter became very fascinated with one particular squirrel. Ducks, birds and squirrels running ramped, but this lil’ one, she favored. Brave little thing I must add. Came right up to us while we were sitting under the big oaks in the grass. I swear these two went round and round, circling I dont know how many times around this tree, trying to catch a glimpse of one another. Until finally, the squirrel had enough, and retreated to safety up into the treetops.

Just a friendly reminder, that all hoilday orders need to be in and paid for by this Friday in order to get them by Christmas!! Call (512) 632-9517 or email ( me if you have any questions.

Template Freebies for the Holidays

Along with photography, I love to design cards. Might be a new little venture for me in the near future. Thank you to all the photographers and card designers in the past who have shared their templates. In return, I am offering a few freebies myself. Regular rules apply! Do not claim as your own and do not re-sell. It’s just not nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is my blue snowflake trifold card, Enjoy!

And here are the two bonus 5×7 cards that I promised the girls over at Phaunt!

Another blue snowflake template! (I have a thing for the color blue, love it)!

And here is another 5×7 template in classic red and green colors!

leia - November 30, 2008 - 10:11 pm

hey girl!! thanks for the shares but i cant seem to click on the links??!

Kayla - December 2, 2008 - 8:44 am

TFS! They are beautiful!

Adrianne - December 3, 2008 - 3:03 pm

These are beautiful, Rae!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. You are very generous with your talent. ๐Ÿ™‚

Out of Office

My office will be closed from November 27th – 30th. I am on call for NILMDTS this week and will keep my phone handy to take sessions, however, all other calls and emails will be answered on Monday Dec. 1st. Happy Turkey Day everyone!

And just to throw in a few random images (because I just cant make a post without a picture)! LOL!
Here are a few from the other day a the park (when it was still 80 degrees). I swear there are times I look at my daughter and think “she is a model in the making.” She has a new thing for pockets and always has to stick her hands in them.

Ryan - December 1, 2008 - 12:46 pm

SO cute! I love her little pink shoes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Carly is loving her pockets right now too. So funny! I love Ashton’s hair!