Archive for February, 2008

27
Feb
08

Keely & Jason

What can I say?! This is a long overdue post and I’d better keep it simple. 😉

Perfect day. AWESOME couple. Amazing weather.

Keely, I cannot WAIT for your wedding! It’s going to be amazing. Thank you SO MUCH for such an amazing day. ❤ – Lindsey 🙂

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Keely, knowing I LOVE awesome shoes, brought these heels for the session and I went NUTS over them! Actually, Keely, I’m probably going to need to know WHERE they came from…. 😀 Anyway, I love this shot! (This is one of about 4 “shoe shots” that would make an awesome series from their engagement shoot.)

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All of the images are now up in the “client login” area (to the right of this post). Enjoy!

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27
Feb
08

Crazy week.

Okay, I’ve just got to “vent” for just a minute.  If anyone asked me what this past week has been like, it would take me ten minutes just to list everything I’ve done.  The core of this past week (7 to 9 days) have consisted of:

– Two deaths in my family (two out of town funerals)

– Six bridal or engagement sessions

– One Commercial job (finally shooting a second full day of smoothies & gourmet coffees for the franchise company I’ve been working with)

– One out-of-town all day seminar (I signed up & paid for eons ago)

– And two cardiologist appointments that have had me freaked out for the past week.  (Yes, I’m fine, and happy to know I’m “good to go”.)

So, If I’ve been hard to get ahold of lately, that’s why!  Email is THE best right now, as I can respond at 10:00 at night.  Kristan has really helped to keep me on track and stay “caught up”, but it has definately been exhausting. 

It has just been so bizarre to lose two people within three days of each other.  I pray that will never happen again. 

THANK YOU for such sweet comments, everyone.  🙂

21
Feb
08

Little Austin’s BIG post (I can’t help it – he’s so cute!)

So I’m FINALLY blogging just SOME of my favs from Austin’s session a few weeks back.

Some ask, “Lindsey – what’s your idea of a perfect mom with her toddler for a session?”

Actually, no one has yet to ask that. 😉 But, IF I were ever really asked, I would say, “Any session with a laid back momma and “Nanna” like little Austin had.” 🙂

It rained that day. I take it back – it kind of POURED that day. I called, suggesting (and basically totally assuming) that we needed to cancel and re-schedule because Mrs. Janet had requested an outside session. Knowing everything would be wet & “icky”, she was absolutely fine with keeping it, as long as the rain subsided by the time our session began.

To be honest, I was not looking forward to this. I just knew, as any mother – including myself – would be completely and totally paranoid and constantly concerned about the “attire” their child would be playing in and that he would TOTALLY get muddy and everything would be utterly and completely a ruin and waste for pictures.

Well, I forgot that Mrs. Janet is AWESOME. When I let her know that Austin’s little clothes would most probably become muddy, she replied, “That’s what being a little boy is all about.” 😀

Just a few shots in the studio….

“Where’s your belly button?”

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And then outside…

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Funniest shot – I CRACK UP every single time I look at it… reminds me of an ostrich with it’s head in the ground “hiding”. (I’m sorry – I’m still laughing.)

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“You hear the airplane? Where is it?” I love moms.

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SO so cute. 🙂

20
Feb
08

Thanks, Mom.

Today (Wednesday), Adam and I took a drive to Crowley & Lafayette to help say good bye to my great uncle – Uncle Byron. To tell you the truth – it was a completely and utterly exhausting day.

As most everyone, I cried. But I don’t think that was the exhausting part. I LOVED my Uncle Byron, but was not near as close to him as his kids and grandkids were. Watching people you love grieve for someone so close to them is so hard. THAT, I think, was the exhausting part. The sadness and grief you feel throughout the day. Being there, with hugs & conversation, is what and why I knew we needed to be there. More than for our own personal reasons & goodbyes.

My mom (the frequent commenter here under the name “Kim Ardoin”) can write and speak so easily and beautifully, it just baffles me constantly. As this week has been turned upside down by Uncle Byron’s death, I’ve told friends how – for whatever reason – my mom is almost always the strength and backbone during these times. She can come right in and orchestrate everything for our family and friends during these sad times. It’s just an unusual gift from God that she’s been given, I guess. I love you, Mom. 🙂

So, just as she chose the reading for his Mass, she gave his Eulogy as well. So much of our family loved it, I offered to type it up (from the scribbles in a Jeff Gordan notepad lol), and email it to Byron’s daughter and grandkids. So during this, for whatever reason, I’ve copied what she read and posted it here. If you have a few extra minutes, it’s really truly beautiful and fit my Uncle to a T.

Quote mom read today (part of what Mom read today):

“His greatest contributions are the ones he left behind.” – Alan Jackson’s song “Small Town Southern Man”

I have a commercial shoot tomorrow (Thursday) morning, and everything resumes from there.

One MORE insane thing? – My last living great-grandmother passed away last night (Tuesday night). So, as we dressed to leave for Byron’s funeral this morning, we were trying to find out when her funeral will be. Insane.

 

19
Feb
08

Studio closed Tuesday through Thursday

I’m SO SORRY for so many personal posts lately.  It’s just been crazy around here this past week.

A close relative of mine passed away Monday morning.  We’ll be in Lafayette helping to get everything together for the rosary tonight (Tuesday) and funeral tomorrow (Wednesday).  We will be back in the studio on Thursday.

Thank you.  Enjoy the good weather today.      🙂

19
Feb
08

Tyler

We such an AMAZING senior session with this awesome guy from Lacassine High a few weeks back.  If every guy was as comfortable in front of the camera as this one, I’d be set!  For whatever reason, I got a real “classic high school/vintage retro feel” with him and our session, and I really liked the results.  🙂

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I asked if he had a class ring.  He said no, but instead had something better – his track championship ring for track.  How awesome is that?!

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I LOVE every one of these last few…

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15
Feb
08

Yay!

So, MANY projects are in the works over here – more details coming soon!

Something small, but cool happened today…  You can now type in www.LindseyJanies.net and it will bring you STRAIGHT to the blog.    🙂

One project is going live with a new website to replace the current one!  It’s purchased and Kristan and I are beginning to “move in” within the next few days.  Meanwhile, you won’t see anything different, then POOF!  One day, it will just magically appear.  🙂

So, begin saying your goodbyes to my current interface, and Mr. Michael Buble’ and his beautiful “Everything” song, as all will be changed shortly. 




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