Simply {Senior} 2010

I got to take my good friend's baby brother's Senior pictures they other day. Like many 18 year old boys he was THRILLED(seeping with sarcasm) to spend his Saturday afternoon taking pictures. But he was awesome. He listened to all my direction. When I said jump...he smiled and said "how high"?

This dude makes my want to wrap him and bubble wrap and follow him around with a portable full length cushion, but he handles that bike really well. He knows what he's doing. His sister was totally unphased by the request to jump off a semi bed truck multiple times.

I asked them to meet me at an old, abandon shopping plaza. This place carries so much memories for almost anyone living in Niles. There is about 10 years difference between him and I but it's funny on how we have almost the same memories of this place.

Then we headed on down to the riverpark to grab a few more traditional ones for mama.

Great session Brad! Good Luck in the years to come!!!

Simply {Gorgeous-Mama}

To be pregnant is to be vitally alive,throughly a woman and undoubtedly inhabited.
-Anne Buchanan & Debra Klingsporn


A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart til the day you die.
Mary Mason

Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed or happened by surprise, one thing is for certain your life will never be the same.
-Catherine Jones

The lil black book = the perfect gift!

There is a long silent pause. You stare at him with anticipation of a response..a smile?..a look?...SOMETHING!! He opens the book and at first glance when his eyes bulge out and a huge ear to ear grin appears you know you hit the hit the ball out of the will you ever be able to top this one? He is holding his own little black book with classy, seductive pictures of the love of his life. He probably thought you would never do this, but you did. And guaranteed the new found confidence that is shining through in those photos stays with you and he can DEFINITELY notice.

Boudoir is no longer a taboo word. Boudoir pictures are making a come back. Woman are tired of looking at magazines and always longing to feel sexy like that. Now we are making that happen, we are bringing the dream alive. Boudoir photos are meant to be taken to generally be given as a gift to your significant other but what you may not realize the gift that you are giving yourself. See yourself grow more confident, liberated, and sexy with each photo. And you just gave yourself the best gift you could of possibly given to yourself and you had it in you all along.

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Give him the gift this Christmas that he will NEVER forget!

Simply {Featured}

Cutest Little Babyface!

I may be getting a little too excited over this but that's ok...this is my first "feature" on another blog and I am going to let every member of my family well as all of you.This is my littlest one Ava Marley Mae. Right now she is getting the most out of my camera time because basically she is the only one who doesn't say "MOM, I don't want to" or "Please not right now, no pictures". But soon, soon she will utter those same words.
But for now she's happy with me.
And can I just mention how jealous I am for those lashes!!!

Because I can't help but love it....

Simply {Kids}

I'm going to be down right honest. When my good friend contacted me about doing a session with her two wee lil ones I felt confident...overly confident to be exact. I have three kids myself so I thought to myself "I know how to get kids to smile, I know to let them play for awhile then try to get some pictures of play and afterwards try a lil more eye contact with the camera". I came in to the shoot unprepared. That's right I am a mom to three kids so why didn't I come armored and strapped with 5 different kinds of candy, balloons, stickers, toys whatever is needed to help give them some incentive to crack those gorgeous smiles. Next time I will know. I have learned my lesson.

We decided to go St. Pat's Park in South Bend. It was close by and they had some really cute areas to shoot. I have not been there in years and years so I had forgotten what a pretty park it is.

This is "G". He's two..he's adorable and he knows it. He knows he's just got to spread on a lil charm and he's pretty much golden. Almost everytime I tried to get G's attention he would turn the other way. And rightfully so, he's two and he's too busy to stop and chat with this crazy lady with a large camera when there are swings to swing on, slides to slide on, and barns to play around at.

So G didn't want much to do with me. But towards the end I think he started to warm up to me so after getting home and realizing I got some really good shots but I really wanted to capture that handsome, huge smile (the kind where there eyes disappear cause it looks like their cheeks just swallowed them up) I called up mom to see if we could have another session the following week and thankfully she agreed with no hesitation. So this week I came prepared......
Need I say more?? I got some more really cute shots of him this time. I think he is getting use to me.

And this is his equally adorable sister "B".
She's a little over 20lbs of straight chunky leg, squishy cheek goodness. She's a doll face.
As long as mama is around..
And these kids sure do love them some mama...
And their mama sure does love them..
Check out more from this session by clicking on the kids/families link above. It will be updated shortly.

Simply {Senior} 2010

This young lady is a true sweetheart! She went from different outfits, to different locations without blinking an eye. She has a huge,warm smile and I am positive she will achieve lots this year and in the years to follow. Thank you for being such a trooper !!!

Simply {Specials}

The 30for60 deal has expired. But don't fret....more deals are here for September!!!

Already thinking ahead towards the holiday season. Book for the month of September and your Family Session is 50% off!!

Seniors! Book for the month of September and receive a soft cover album with 10 images for FREE!

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