Archive for December, 2010

51/52 Christmas Morn….

December 29, 2010

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This Christmas was a very hard Christmas for me.  I lost my beloved grandmother on the 21st, and her funeral was on Christmas Eve.  Granny was one of my most favorite people in this entire world.  You may remember that Week 28 was dedicated to them.  So, in the midst of my grief and tears, we tried our best to have Christmas… albeit a couple days late b/c of our traveling.  Thankfully the kids are too little to realize it was late.

So this Holiday Week… grab your loved ones, and hug them extra tight.

Mr. O here was one of my Holiday Mini Session babies, and I just wanted to share some of his chubbilicious goodness this week before Christmas.  Don’t you just want to eat him up?!?!

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rockville, maryland photographer

rockville, maryland photographer

rockville, maryland photographer

50/52 the flu

December 20, 2010

This past week, the Burns house got hit, and got hit hard. It was the nasty, nasty flu. It started two fridays ago, when Seth’s school called and asked that I come pick him up. Within the next 48 hours, we were all falling like logs with high fevers. I peaked at 102.5* myself. Audrey was the last to get sick, and she also held on to her fever the longest, poor Bitty. She peaked at 103.6*, which scared me, so off to the Dr we went. Audrey ended up being our Dr’s first diagnosed case of Flu this season. Yippee. Everyone is finally on the mend, though we are all stil sleeping a lot, and appetites are small. The image below is Lucas sleeping…. he has crazy eyelashes!

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This happy little family welcomed their 4th baby not too long ago.  I love that each are virtual clones of one another.    Little J here, the spitting image….

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of Big Brother C.

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Newborn baby A, I hear, looks just like….

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Big Sister B.  (who, by the way, recently received a fancy haircut from her older brother.)

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montgomery village, md photographer

All together, they are just the picture of giggles and love. Thanks W family!

49/52 Christmas Bokeh

December 14, 2010

In photography, bokeh (pronounced BO-kuh) is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light.”  It’s what lends a 3D affect to photos, when your subject is crisp and clear in front of a blurred background.  Now we haven’t seen Lucas lately in the 52 Week Project, so I thought I’d snap a quick one of him in front of the tree.  I shot this photo at an f/1.4.

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I adore my red and white lights!

What can I say about Caiden? That he’s SO handsome. That he posed so well, and was just a little superstar our afternoon together. That he is well loved by his Mama & Gramma.  I really just enjoyed every moment of this breathtaking session with such a laid-back little guy.  I can’t get enough of that hair!  And those eyelashes!

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Maryland Child Photographer

Maryland Child Photographer

Maryland Child Photographer

Maryland Child Photographer

Maryland Child Photographer

48/52… the tree hunt

December 7, 2010

Every first weekend in December… the hunt is on. The Great Tree Hunt at our local tree farm. Can’t be too fat, nor too tall.  This year’s tree still turned out a bit fatter than we like in our tiny living room, but it makes for a cozy space.

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Christmas has always been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. I just love that sense of anticipation and all of the magic in the air.  I love playing Santa and teaching my children about Christ’s Birthday, and the redemptive story behind it.  I love how it gets neighbors out chatting to each other more, and festive parties to get prettied up for.  ’Tis the Season of joy and LOVE.

What a fabulous family the R family was!  These troopers traveled a couple hours to come see me and my humble little studio.  I couldn’t have asked for a better session… the kids were darling and cute-as-pie, the parents gracious and patient… I had such a great time with them!

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maryland family photographer
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maryland family photographer

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I have recently made the switch from PC to Mac, and am currently learning a whole new system…. blogging may be hit or miss this next week. I do have my 52 Week Project ready, but I need to figure out how to actually transfer it…. lol.

Trey is a young man headed off to Air Traffic Control school this next Fall.  He’ll be directing your air travel, while decoding weather mysteries, all within the next couple of years.  Trey is a young jet-setter himself, as he and his family travel to Japan every year to visit relatives.  I had a great time with Trey…. you may not be able to tell, but he was quite a chatty guy, and he is for sure a great catch ladies!

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maryland senior photographer

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And one to get a little funky….

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Thanks Trey! Good luck next year!