Friday, November 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My house!

Forgive me for not posting in a while... I'm a bit overwhemled with everything at the moment, i.e. photography, Christmas, my house, being a wife, being a mother, being a homemaker, etc.

WANTED: Priorities, where are you? I did post some family sessions below though, and many more are to come including two weddings.

Honestly, I have felt frazzled ever since we've moved into our new house three months ago. Our house is falling apart and it's freakin' brand new! We have had so many problems and the lastest just topped them all. Imagine, if you will, coming home after a three day Thanksgiving holiday in Park City to a house that's an insane 140 degrees when it's something like 40 degrees outside. NO KIDDING, our house felt like we walked into the bloody heat of the Sahara Desert. Immediately Mark gives me the "look", meaning, I'm in BIG trouble for keeping the heat on while we ate turkey and unbuttoned our pants for three days. Okay fine, give me the look, but I set the dang thermostat to a whopping 65 degrees, NOT 140 degrees, there IS a difference there. What happened? I don't have a clue. All I know is we were immediately parched when we walked through the door, we couldn't breathe and Ella couldn't stop screaming "It's too hot, WHHHHYYYY IS IT SOOOOOO HOOOOOOOTTTTT? Make the hot STOOOOOOOOOOP." It took an entire day for our house to cool down. Heat was still radiating through our granite counter tops, the walls, the wood floor, the water pipes. The heat literally penetrated every fiber of our home. Now we are seeing the effects from the expansion (heat), and contraction (cold). Our wood floors and popping all over the place and the seams and seals are separating, it's seriously a mess. Our floors were a mess before, but now... aye-yi-yi. The grout seams in the bathrooms are separating from whatever it was attached to (baseboards, tubs, etc.) The baseboards are coming away from the walls and separating at the joints. The formica and granite counter tops are also separating away from the walls. A Windex bottle melted on my brand new office desk and ate through the finish. We now have to throw all our medications and vitamins out, not to mention our gas bill is going to be outrageous due to our heater chugging away for 72 hour straight, oh, and our electricity bill from the refrigerator running full blast to compensate the cruel heat. Stoooopid House. Thank the high heavens we are still under warranty... they should take care of our utility bill though right?

Anyway, did I mention how much I love my girls? AND mister "looker" too?

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Bratt Family

What is up with blogger? I can't seem to figure this thing out, and it's starting to get on my nerves- aarrrrgh! My horizontal photos look like poop when I upload them... so please people, for all that's good in blogger world, click on the horizontals to view them how they should be viewed.
Okay, moving on. Kay Bratt booked me from Texas to shoot their family over Thanksgiving week-end. I asked her how many were in her family but forgot to ask ages... assuming she would have small children which seems to be the norm for me... (THANK YOU new families who have small children that can't tell you "no"... yet... you keep me in business, gracias!) So when everyone was there, I kept looking for small children, or elves to pop out from underneath the cars... wait a minute -as I rub my eyes- am I dreaming? What? No kiddies? No way, weird. So to say the least this was one of the fastest family shoots I've ever had. How cute is this family? Ah the love!

The McSpadden Family

Okay seriously? These kids need to be making some child labor dough with Abercrombie and Fitch or something of the sort. Talk about lookers... those eyes? Why can't I have blue eyes? Why do I have to have boring old brown? Sure there's a song about a brown eyed girl, but betcha a million bucks Van made that song because all the brownies out there black-mailed him, or something like that. Anyway, what an amazingly charming family I got to shoot last week, they are the reason I love what I do. Thanks guys! Remember, click on the pics to see them larger.

My Bros Familia

Meet my Brothers family (you may recognize them from last year) Brad, Martha, Norah, Lulu, and Abram. We did this shoot on a Sunday afternoon and the poor kids were done after say the first 5 shots?... they've probably seen aunt Katie make a fool of herself one too many times *yawn*-boooorrring, move on will ya Kate? I could not, for the life of me, keep their attention to save my camera. BUT we still managed to get some really great shots... plus really, come on, kids will be kids- can we expect anything different? I just get to capture them in the moment (I'm sure the parents really love it, I know I do... and I really do.)
Martha has become a blogger as of late and her entries are very well written and thought provoking... check her out sometime.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Borchert Family

This is Amberdee and her great little family. Amberdee works with Mark and wanted family photos this year so she called me... whaooo! These look awesome, and how cute are the kiddies?

btw, a lot more family pics on the way... so keep watching mooooore to come.