Archive for December, 2006

28
Dec
06

A Christmas recap

christmas-coll-w.jpg

Seeing that I haven’t posted anything personal in awhile, I thought I’d share with you all some pictures from our wonderful holiday! 

This year, for some reason, felt very different than other Christmas’ in the past.  This holiday felt like it was all about family.  It could be because it’s been such an incredibly busy year that we haven’t seen each other as much as usual.  It could also be that we’re all continuously growing older, and “bigger”, and busier.  There was so much to catch up on, so many great people to visit with, and…so much food to eat!  We actually had my dad’s side of the family over Christmas night for a change.  Traditionally, Christmas is at grandma’s (which I love, too!), but this year, we decided to spend it here in Sulphur at our house instead.  It was so nice to finally break out all my nice wedding gifts & use them!  (I quickly learned a few pieces were made of silver & that silver cannot stay wet for a long period of time!)

We got a dishwasher from my parents from Christmas, which I was sooo happy about!  Adam said part of my Christmas present was the installation of the new dishwasher.  😛  He also had a great Christmas…he received a Nintendo Wii!  Now, he DID get it pre-Christmas, but that was what he wanted, so he’s been addicted to that thing for the past three weeks.  My brother also has one, so they’ve been having some great brother-in-law bonding time.  I also have to say that the Wii is one of THE coolest gaming systems I’ve ever seen!  Grant it, Adam & I aren’t very big “gamers”, but that thing is awesome!  He got a truck game, “Excite Truck”, from my brother for it & it’s so cool because you actually steer the trucks by rotating the controller left & right!

He also got “Guitar Hero II” from his parents (along with a new yard blower-yeah!) and we really didn’t have a clue what that was.  It’s an awesome game for Playstation 2 that has had Adam’s attention since he opened the box.  It’s a great game with awesome music that I can actually “stand” to hear for the 5 or so hours straight he’s been playing it lately!

Advertisements
27
Dec
06

The Fitkin girls

24-f-w.jpg

14-f-w.jpg

18-f-w.jpg

48-f-w.jpg

58-f-w.jpg

3955-w.jpg

3809-w.jpg

3840-w.jpg

Below is the girls showing us their reindeer antlers.  Maddie (left) is just in love with them!

3881-w.jpg

3869-w.jpg

As this being my final session from last week, I must say, it was a fun one!  I met Kim & Todd a few months ago & we had such a great time with these two girls in the fall.  Well, Todd took it upon himself, as his own “project” to schedule another session with me during the holidays.  His main objective:  to capture the girls’ nightly ritual of reading books in bed.  He had told me this was something he’s been wanting for awhile, so I just hope I was able to meet his expectations!  We also took advantage of this time to get some new family portraits.  I love photographing these two girls.  They are the best subjects for any photographer who’s quick on their feet because, as you can see, they never stop!

Obviously, there are many many shots above, but I had the hardest time narrowing down my favorites!  Mr. Todd, I hope you love them as much as I do.  🙂

26
Dec
06

Diana & Logan

39-c-w.jpg

99-c-w.jpg

104-c-w.jpg

109-c-w.jpg

124-c-w.jpg

9-c-w.jpg

3672-w.jpg

3662-w.jpg

3682-w.jpg

3707-w.jpg

I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season & the much needed rest that we’ve all been waiting for!

I have just this post & one more, tying up the last of my family sessions I had last week.

I had such a fun afternoon with these two!  They just couldn’t get enough of the camera & there was so much….energy :)…between these two, which kept me on my toes for our entire session.  We started off at Logan & Diana’s house, then used the incentive of decorating cookies at grandma’s to squeeze out just a few more shots before we headed in for a snack.  We had a wonderful afternoon & a great time. 

22
Dec
06

Jake

3617-w.jpg

84-j-w.jpg

3621-w.jpg

35-j-w.jpg

Meet Jake.  This guy was sooo easy to shoot, I kept telling him he could definately pass as a model!  We had another great session with great weather & new places!  I’ve kind of grown up alongside Jake, with his sister, Brandi, being one of my close friends for the past 10 years.  It’s so cool to watch everyone else grow up & still remember when they were just little kids running around not long ago.  Thanks for such an easy, fun, & relaxed session, Jake.  I hope y’all have a great Christmas!

19
Dec
06

Becky & Rob

br-blog-w.jpg

I had the honor of photographing Becky & Rob’s wedding on December 9th here in Sulphur.  Dr. Rob Janot has been taking care of my eyes since I was probably 5 years old.  He’s a great friend of our family’s & a wonderful optometrist.  These two had a beautiful Christmas wedding at Marilyn’s Veranda & their Christmas touch to their special day was just gorgeous!  The bridesmaids’ dresses were just beautiful & Becky chose a wedding gown with a short white winter jacket, which was perfect for a day that was 38 degrees!

18
Dec
06

Adrian

96-bw-a-w.jpg

112-a-w.jpg

81-bw-a-w.jpg

74-a-w.jpg

3114-w.jpg

3076-sharp-cr-w.jpg

3092-blur-w.jpg

Last week…well, I think it was actually TWO weeks ago, I had the honor of spending an afternoon with one of the coolest seniors I’ve ever met.  Adrian is uber-talented. 

When I first spoke with him about his upcoming session, I asked him if there was anything he was really passionate about that he’d like to bring for his senior session.  Like most guys, an afternoon with a nerdy photographer with a camera in your face doesn’t always sound too exciting, so I always try to make it more about my subjects & THEIR passion, than just pictures for some wallets. 

This session is more than about a cap & gown & leaving the doors of your high school.  It’s about this time in your life.  What you’re doing, what makes you happy, & the freedom of being right here, right now, and having not a clue what the future holds for you in the years to come.  Graduating from high school is a sense of freedom, accomplishment, & a real-life wake up call all rolled into one.  For me, Adrian was a great example of this.  He loves his BMX bike, can play “Modest Mouse” on his guitar like it’s nobody’s business, & is addicted to his i-pod that blares through the speakers of an old Honda Accord that he paid for himself.

Thanks, Adrian, for an awesome session.  You’re an awesome guy & I wish you only the best as you begin your journey through life.

….I got a little deep there, didn’t I?  🙂  Sorry guys, but I have one last thing for you.

One of my brides (Jessica Vincent) sent me an email the other day.  And part of her “signature” at the bottom of every one of her emails, she had this:

“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”  – Unknown

I LOVE that.  It’s definitely something we should ALL remember.  🙂

15
Dec
06

Stephanie & Danny

stephaniedannyw.jpg




Blog Stats

  • 175,492 visits

a

December 2006
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31