A Heart Reflected

Anyone else see the heart? When I started editing this image, I saw the heart shape in the reflected water and was amazed that I caught something so unique. This underwater maternity session was held months ago back when it was much, much warmer. Can’t even imagine holding one of these sessions now (even in a heated pool) in our 32 degree weather.   Well, maybe I could do an underwater maternity session if the pool was heated and it was indoors.    Thinking back, even in September, my teeth were chattering the entire session.   I’m very cold natured, unlike my mommy-to-be client who commented that she thought the water felt great.:)I wanted to send out a huge congratulations to this beautiful Mommy for finally having her baby! Excited for you and your new adventures into motherhood!

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I will be offering these limited edition underwater maternity sessions again in 2014 so stay tuned for my available dates. :)

Frozen

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One day we are in the 80s the next we are in the 30s.  Got out for a brief, very brief,  moment this afternoon and took a few shots of the frozen drops of water.   Love it when the wind blows and your can hear the ice crackling on the leaves.   If only we lived a little further north or west, we could have gotten some snow.

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Happiness with a Horse

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Oh, to get so much happiness out of one little rocking horse, but that is exactly what happened.  This lil’ man had a blast riding my rocking horse session prop – lots of smiles were produced with it.  The entire family was full of smiles as well despite the super cold weather that morning. I asked Mom via text before the session if she wanted to push back our start time so that we could benefit from a little bit warmer weather. She replied with an emphatic no!  She worked hard that morning getting her kiddos (and hubby) up, dressed, and fed for the session and they were ready to go. Honestly, I don’t blame her. Getting my crew of 5 out the door some days can be a definite challenge. Nonetheless, it did warm up and we were able to capture some really fun moments!

The Girl in the Blue Dress

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Oh how I love the color blue! And I loved this blue dress. I wish they made it in my size. It has truly been an honor watching this sweet girl grow up over the years. I first photographed her when she was 2 years old and now, if memory serves, she is a very tall 8 year old!