Thursday, December 27, 2007

12.27.07 : : Bird is the Word

I know, I know...another bird post. But look at this wildlife! Some people never get to see such beauty up close.

Jason's grandparents have many feeders on their property and I did my best to capture some of the birds that came to visit.

I also spent most of my day in a car today so this was about it for picture-taking for me. And posting a week's worth of POTDs. It's good to be back to my high-speed internet. Although, being without a few days was kind of a nice vacation too.

Thanks to all who were so patient in waiting and for those who wrote such sweet emails saying how much you enjoy these pictures each day. I swear I won't go this long again without posting.

And finally, of the family cats.

12.26.07 : : The Carroll's

It's very handy having an in-law who's a photographer.

Today was family picture day with Jason and his family. I was truly glad to be able to take these pictures this afternoon and to be able to capture everyone together and to photograph this time for them.

My own grandparents passed away a few years ago and how I regret not having a picture of all of us together.
I also got to shop! My mother-in-law and I headed to Petosky this afternoon to get in on a little post-holiday shopping goodness.

All of the fabulous deals spurred a fashion shoot in the middle of downtown.

You look MAH-velous dahling.
It is fun, isn't it?!

12.25.07 : : It's Here, It's Here! Christmas is Finally Here!

I took a lot of pictures of family opening gifts, the 'oohs and aahs', the fun expressions. I could post these, or I could save you from basically looking at my family photographs and instead let your mouth-water over the tasty Christmas turkey Jason's grandmother prepared for our dinner.

I could also let you all in on a little secret and tell you that I'm tired and don't feel like looking through all of our Christmas day pictures.

Hope all of your days were merry and bright!

12.24.07 : : Togetherness

Can my mom set a Christmas table or what?

There is nothing better than being with ones family during Christmas time.
Especially if ones dad makes a killer holiday punch. It's been dubbed 'happy punch' in our family.

My mom is a big fan! (I'm sorry Mom. I really am. This was too cute to pass up though!)

Our evening was spent putting together enjoying a holiday dinner, putting together puzzles while sitting by the fire and enjoying each other's company. It was perfect and memorable and a time I'll truly cherish forever.

Sassy (my mom's dog) enjoying some fireplace cheer.

Nothing says 'Christmas Cookie' like a bunny!

I can't believe I am posting this picture. We're both in santa hats and holding our dogs. This just sums us up perfectly though.

12.23.07 : : Place Your Orders Now Folks!

Don't know what to get for that hard-to-buy-for guy in your life? Get him a Rachemmerench TM!

Ok, I don't mean to give you all false hope for such a fabulous gift. This is actually a prank gift that my husband made for my father. Last year my dad made Jason a "Speed-B-Gone", a hilarious gift for my husband's lead-foot. Just place upon your accelorator and no more speeding. Viola!

Not one to be outdone, Jason came up with a gift for my dad, the guy who owns every tool known to man. Now, he can empty out that tool box and replace it all with the Rachemmerench TM.

Oh the fun we have.

12.22.07 : : A Special Delivery from Pittsburgh

One of the best things about the holidays is spending time with loved ones. And Julie is definitely a dear and loved friend!

I didn't take many pictures tonight as we were just having too much fun having girl talk and catching up over wine and yums.

12.21.07 : : A Special Delivery

Tanner loves it when I don't have a shoot and am looking for a POTD.

Loves it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Due to the busyness of the holiday season (and the fact that I will be out of town at my in-laws who don't have high-speed internet) I will be posting my POTDs at a later date and after the busy holiday has passed.

To make up for the delayed posts, I am running another gift certificate contest for one lucky commenter. Post a comment telling me about your favorite Christmas gift this year. I'll pick the winner when I return on Friday!
Merry Christmas to all :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

12.20.07 : : Perfectly Orchastrated

Not often am I serendaded while doing a photo shoot. This girl can play!

This afternoon Elizabeth came into the studio to have her senior pictures taken. Originally scheduled for outside in Holland, she decided she would rather stay nice and toasty warm and opted for a studio session instead. Good choice Elizabeth!

Not only is she beautiful, she also is a talented musician and brought in her cello!

Check out the fabulous red shoes in the background of this picture! I always love a fun shoe.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

12.19.07 : : A Winter Bird

Today I actually had a really fun shoot, but as it's a Christmas surprise, I must keep the identity and pictures secret. So instead, I had to be imaginative and think of a different picture of the day.

I have a bird feeder outside of my slider window, which is what I look out while I am working. It was either this or another picture of squirrels.

For those of you who are close followers of this blog, what do you like seeing for the POTDs?

Ok, sorry...another squirrel picture. I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

12.18.07 : : Big Dog, Little Dog

This is what happens when photographers collaborate.

Originally, our hope was to get Hannah to sit up with Tanner sitting under her. A really big dog and a really little dog. Hilarious right? Great imagery! This is what I had pictured in my mind!

The dogs had other ideas, however.

Jen's dog is Hannah, a beautiful Great Dane. And most of you know my dog Tanner.
The dogs loved it! Can't you tell?

They did oblige for a few pictures. Then we decided to give them some love again.
Jen is the dog whisperer

12.17.07 : : Christmas Cat

My cat Mia enjoying the evergreens.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

12.16.07 : : Guess the Objects

The winner will receive a prize for the correct answer!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

12.15.07 : : Shopping in the Windy City

Some random shots of Chicago and the fun we had in it:

I'm not entirely sure what was being taped here.

Kelle - shopping all day isn't THAT bad!