it's fun being one!

i can't believe how quickly time has flown...this adorable guy is already one! we hit laguna on a gorgeous day in february (when DC was digging out of snow and Atlanta was getting an inch or so) to take some beach pictures and capture what being one is all about. he could not have been more cooperative (no crying at all!) and amazed at the surf and sand. i think there was even a taste test going on...

photos and more photos.

so as i said, i started off the new year taking pictures and as promised, here are the rest from the shoot in the park. while these 2 are my nieces, the shoot was very professional...they even told me that i sounded like a photographer and not an aunt. :) it was lots of fun to wander around the park for some pictures. we even brought all sorts of props with us and i think a couple of models were created!

having fun!

the holidays really bring out the kid in everyone. while we were in atlanta, there was no shortage of silliness. included in that were many wii challenges, lots of remote control car and tarantula (yes, tarantula!) races and this really cool game that shoots propeller-like circle things in the air that you catch with a funnel looking thing. not very descriptive, i know...but you can see it in the pictures.

time flies - holiday pictures.

last year, i took some holiday pictures for this adorable little one and now he is so grown up! he's the only 2 year old i know who knows what an abacus is - and even calls it an abacus! i can't even believe how quickly the year went...time really does fly.

family fun (continued)!

so even after the trampoline jumping was over, there was no lack of energy. the boys decided to start up a game of soccer, so i was grabbing shots of them while they were resting.then there was time for pictures of the whole family.

family pictures.

The day could not have been hotter when we took these pictures, but everyone looks calm, cool and collected. This was such a fun family - they cranked up the music while we took pictures in the backyard which got lots smiles - even from the baby! Everyone looks fantastic and did a super job!

you say it's your birthday (part 2)...

the party continues...the girls were treated to manicures, facials and lots of cool spa the sun set, the mood around the party got spooky and the campfires and smores were in full effect!48after a good night of sleep (ha ha!) everyone recharged the following morning with breakfast and was ready for the water balloon toss.last, but of course not least was a great game of family feud!a big thanks to nathanson's who sent me to capture the wonderful moments at this amazing party!

you say it's your birthday...

this was the most amazing birthday party!  i tried to sneak in as a guest, but since i am slightly older than 10, i kind of didn't fit in.  i am going to have to break this post up because there were so many fun details and things to do!  so let's start with everyone's favorite...the cake.  there was a Clue mystery during the party - complete with all the characters.  the party guests followed clues throughout the house to solve the mystery.  the cake you can tell...Clue cupcakes!  outside it was a pink wonderland!there were all sorts of fun drinks...including snow cones!there were games everywhere!stay tuned...there's more to come!

a lazy sunday.

we were lounging around on sunday and my niece was being so animated, so i grabbed the camera.  i think she was channeling her inner marilyn monroe!

time flies!

it seems like yesterday i was taking pictures of this little one at her baptism and now she is a walking, talking, cheese-puff eating machine! and just look at those cheeks and that pout! so cute!

jumping fun!

we have been plagued with june gloom for weeks, but this party was super festive. the family was celebrating the baptism of the newest arrival and invited family and friends over for a fiesta!i have always called these big inflatable things "space walks"...i don't know why really. now that i have nephews and a niece, i have been told to call it a "jumpy". regardless of the name, they are so much fun! i would have gotten in, but didn't want to break a camera...or a bone.

kung fu you!

karate was the order of the day!  dominic was karate chopping everything - including me!


a farm and a family

i thought the girls were excited to take family pictures...but it turns out they were more excited to show me all of their farm animals!