I needed a recent picture for some decorations I was planning for my daughters 1st birthday. So we headed to the backyard for a super quick impromptu photoshoot. The winning picture went from camera to print in about 90 minutes!
This is the one I ended up using. It fit better with the others I was using for months 1-11, but…This was my favorite, it showed off her spunky personality much better :-).
In July 2013, my husband and I took a little weekend getaway. It was our first since our youngest was born and we didn’t go far, but it was so nice! We spent a night at a B&B in Fredericksburg, Texas and visited 5 of the local wineries in the Texas Hill Country. I love the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country and wine, well, wine and I are good friends ;-). So it was a really nice weekend away.
Here are a few pictures from some of the wineries. I don’t know what it is about giant live oak tree in the middle of an open field… This was taken on the lawn at Pedernales Cellars.
This also from Pedernales Cellars, Texas flag with the Hill Country back drop. This was taken on the patio at Grape Creek Vineyard.This was also from Grape Creek Vineyards. We also visited, Hilmy Cellars, Becker Vineyards, and Four Point Cellars.
The next morning before heading home we stopped in Luckenbach, Texas. This was taken near the outside stage. I liked the Michigan plate “TX TNDO”.
After 3 years, a wedding & 3 new babies, my family (mom, dad, sisters, brothers-in-law, and our 7 combined nieces and nephews) decided to take another road trip to the Sunshine State. We, again, drove from Texas and they drove from Michigan. This year we all met in Panama City Beach. The drive was a little hairy with an 8-month-old, but once we got there it was well worth it.
These are the pictures from 2013’s beach photo shoot. It was a little overcast and windy that day, so we were definitely fighting a lot of hair in the faces of the girls.
My Monkeys Grandma & Grandpa with all 7 grandkids, this was definitely the best when it comes to people looking at the camera and smiling, BUT… This “outtake” was my favorite of the day, all the personalities are evident in this one. And then, drum roll please… 7 kids, 7 and under, in one picture. I have an 8×10 of this one framed in my living room.
My daughter was baptized at my childhood church in Michigan during the week of Christmas 2012. I didn’t take many pictures of her in her dress early in the day when there was natural light. So later that evening, I tried to take a few with only the light of Christmas tree. I really like low light pictures, but still wish I had some from earlier in the day.
I had more success photographing my daughter when she was a little older. These were taken when she was about 1 month old.
The shoes were an extremely thoughtful gift from a co-worker of mine and beyond adorable. I couldn’t help snapping a few pictures of them.She was born during the 3rd Quarter of the season opener, so it only seemed fitting to have some photographs of her showing off her school spirit. My beautiful baby girl