Monday, September 29, 2008

Sneak Peek - My Cousin's Families - the 3 "H" Families

My poor family... they have to wait and wait and wait for their pictures! Sorry guys! But I hope you still love me and your pictures!

Last month (now see, I am squeezing in just under the wire with that one, because for today, last month was August) we had a family reunion in Michigan and a memorial for our Gram. We stayed at beautiful Higgin's Lake. Seeing that we live in CA and all the cousin's live in Texas we rarely see each other. So it was sooooo much fun to get all the kids together and let them play and get to know each other for a full week. Gram has 9 Great-Grandbabies! So while I was there, I just had to take some pictures! Although I never did get formal pictures of my own kids. But there is time for that later.

First was my cousin "M" with his beautiful family... wife "S," boy/girl twins - "E" and "N" and little "D."

Here they all are at the end of the dock of their cabin at the north end of the lake:
And darling "E"

And "N" had the sweetest little disposition. Don't his eyes seem wise?

Here is sweet snuggly "D"

Then I took my cousin "S's" family pictures over in front of our cabin at the south end of the lake. Here he is with wife "P" and cutie patooties "O" and "A"
Cute has never been soo purrrr-fect!

beautiful "O"

Cute and curly "A"

Finally, I got a few pictures in the backyard of my cousin "R's" kiddos, "AB" and "A" but none of the whole family... not even of the two kiddos together... bummer! Baby "A" just wanted nothing to do with sitting with his sister... he was only happy if an adult was holding him. But any adult would usually do... which is why all the women in the family got their baby cuddles in on this trip! He is just so yummy!

Here is the spitfire of them all "AB" She is going to be president one day... I swear! I asked her to lay on the grass for this picture and I had a hard time getting her up! I think most of the shots of her are laying in the grass... it works though, I love this shot!
I did get a couple where she wasn't laying in the grass though

And lovey baby "A"- Momma is holding him which is why is he is all smiles!

Well that's all for now! I will have all your pictures up in just a day or so. Thanks for being so patient! And I am glad you have all survived Hurricane IKE. I hope life will be getting back to normal soon for everyone! I love you guys!

And I will be sending you all the snapshots I took and also the big family picture... just as soon as I catch up here!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ummmmmm, WOW!

I am dumbfounded by the narrow margin in these votes! And let me tell you, there are no hanging chads, no recounts, no re-votes... the winner is, by a 2 vote margin... "Going, Going, Gone!" entered by the R family! Congratulations! And because I feel that the W family's efforts should not go unrewarded, I will be rewarding you with an 8x10 print from our session next month. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you haven't already scheduled a session with me, and are still interested despite not winning, please contact me right away. There are still just a few openings on October 11th, and only a couple spots left on October 25th.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let the Voting Begin!

I got some really funny pictures and outtakes from your attempts at taking your own Christmas card pictures! I can see now why many of you are so interested in winning this contest! LOL!!!

To get a good laugh and to see the entries click here.

Place your vote at the top of the blog! ONLY 1 VOTE PER PERSON.

Contest ends Saturday at midnight! So all you contestants, get out the vote! If you are really serious about wanting to win a Holiday Mini Session then email everyone you know to stop by and vote!

And anyone interested in the mini sessions, there are still a few spaces available. So call ((714) 730-1671) or email me to book your spot now!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Little Change in the Contest Rules

Due to the low number of entries, I can only assume that a couple things could be happening:
  1. Limiting entries to last year might be too hard. Especially since many of you had your Christmas pictures taken by me last year! :)
  2. I didn't give everyone enough time to find their pictures and send them in.

So here are the new rules:
  • Send in your outtakes from any year's attempt at a holiday picture.
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight Tuesday night.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blog Contest - Enter to Win a Holiday Mini Session!

Do you have a funny picture/outtake from last year's attempt at a picture for your Christmas card? If so, submit your non-professional photo to me for a chance to win a Holiday Mini Session complete with 48 holiday cards! To enter submit your picture to me via email at before midnight Saturday, September 20th. Sunday will begin the contest! So start digging into your old files and send over the funniest one! Don't forget, no entries will be accepted later than midnight this Saturday! To see the full details on the Holiday Mini Sessions see the below post.

And for those of you who have already registered for the mini sessions, you can still enter and I will refund your payment.

Holiday Mini Sessions - Back by Popular Demand!

If you weren't a part of my Holiday Mini Sessions last year, you really missed a wonderful chance to get beautiful holiday pictures for your holiday cards! Please consider joining me either October 11th or 25th.

email me at to inquire about available times.

Pay for your mini-sessions now: