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How Sweet to Hold

My sister Melanie Monroe and I got to meet such a precious little guy yesterday morning.  We have been looking forward to this session for some time, and it was so much fun to hang out with Baby C’s mom and dad and capture him at six days old.   These newborn days seem forever long, but they are gone before we know it.

Dogs.

I know, not a very nice thing to call my clients.  But in this case, they WERE!!

Five dogs, to be exact, and two very nice and good-looking owners.   And thank goodness for my wonderful assistant Nicole, who was responsible for holding the treats, holding the dogs, holding the leashes, and holding the reflector . . . all at the same time.  She rocks.

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Catching Some Serious Waves

I met my daughter Lissa’s friend Evette and her family at the beach on Saturday.   This precious little girl was a familiar face for us between preschool and kindergarten, since she is the only friend who also went to the same two schools!  It’s always fun to see her smiling face before and after school, and we’re looking forward to our ice skating field trip this week!

“E” was so much fun to photograph!  She had lots of smiles and was all about posing for the camera.  And when it came to going down by the water for a few shots “near” the waves . . . look out!

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Beautiful brown eyes . . . and no question where they came from!

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Spritely.

That’s about how I would describe this little six-year-old.  She and her handsome big brother were a blast to photograph!  They seemed to enjoy the whole process, and a great shoot ended up with a little frollick in the MUD.  Gotta love it!

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Del Parque

That’s the creative name for the park near our house.  It’s a great place for a photo shoot, and yesterday morning I had the pleasure of photographing the L family for their Christmas photos.

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Rainy Day in the Park

This photo shoot came within a hair’s breadth of being postponed due to weather, but we decided to give it a try anyway, and the rain stopped just long enough!  A little mud never hurt anyone, right? 🙂

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Thanksgiving

The last time I was at Crystal Pier, the entire place was socked in with crazy fog!  What a change this time, when I arrived for a pre-Thanksgiving Day shoot with Family L.  Oh, my goodness!  The weather was beautiful, and everything just went by the book.  The children were sensational, the parents were pros, and we had plenty of time to get just the shots we needed.  Thanks for a wonderful time!

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