Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Minis by "What the Bell Photography"

I have a love of photos and since I am not skilled enough (yet) to take quality keepsake photos so I am willing to pay for them!!! Two weeks ago now there was a local photographer that was having mini sessions. We went on a Saturday after going to the pumpkin patch and ended up being 30 minutes late and missing our time slot and eventually the light.

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(One of the photos we got before losing the light)

She took what she could and was extremely understanding having us come back the next morning at 9 in the morning. So I went home washed the girls cloths again and we made the trek out to her house again the next morning. She was able to shoot for about 10 minutes before an unforcasted rain shower hit.

 (Sarah Grace was more interested in sleeping then in taking photos)

We took shelter in her garage for, gosh a good thirty minutes. Just to find that afterwards all the beautiful light of the morning was gone. Replaced with HARSH, horrible, blinding, bright light. I was kinda desperate to have these photos done at this point but the light just wasn't working. I had the bright idea for Harmon and I to hold up a rug to create enough shade to take some photos.

 (Once Sarah Grace did wake up she was less then pleased to be taking photos!!!)

I know, it made it a million times harder to work with, but I am so impressed with how well she hid the horrible lighting. You can tell though on the photos where we were holding up the rug where there is a cut off in the light. Such as the picture above, there's a harsh line where the shadow we created stopped and the horrible lighting started.  I wish that in some of the photos the girls were looking more at the camera but at that age it is hard to get them to focus. There is one of Sarah Grace that her huge blue eyes are just to die for. Next month we are taking full family photos with me, Harmon and the dogs- I am really looking forward to it, but also a little worried that many people and dogs are hard to handle!!!

 (This photo is THE photo of the session. There are less photos of Sarah Grace but this picture is by far the best photo of her to date. It is absolutely stunning and really captures her. LOVE)

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Birthday!

Wednesday was my birthday and I just happen to love love love birthdays!!!! At 730 Wednesday morning I had to go have an ultrasound don of my liver, so Harmon went into work and I was home by 830. Since I didn't have to go to work I literally spent all day taking photos of my girls. Inside, outside and in different lights. I have a couple hundred photos to go through but I will post more! Wednesday evening we went out to dinner with some friends and had a great time! Today I got my birthday present from Harmon super exciting I got the book Bloom, by kelle Hampton. She has a little girl with Down syndrome and she too found out after Nella was born, I love Nellas birth story I can relate to it and I still cry everytime I read it but a good cry. I also got Mamarazzi : Every Mom's Guide to Photographing Kids. I'm super excited about it and am hoping that I will learn. I am also spending a lot of time on The Pioneer Women blog to learn about aperture, shutter speed and iso. I am getting my big camera for Christmas and am hoping I will know a little about how to use it. I'm trying to talk Harmon into getting it before Christmas so I will be able to take photos with it christmas morning.

Sarah Grace was dressed as my little thug baby in grey sweats and this super cute hat.

Hannah was my little 80s baby with her leg warmers and head band. (Weonly have two dozen pairs of leg warmers, there just too cute!!!)

And since we took a picture with Harmon with both the girls and his cake, so we had to take a pictire of me with both my girls. Hannah is fascinated and Sarh Grace is like what the heck.

I will also say that I spent the time when both girls were napping Wednesday looking at pinterest for their first birthday ideas!!! Let me tell you it is going to be a party!!!

Four Months

I know no new posts recently. Going back to work has sucked all my time, and whats a post without photos? Monday the girls had their four month well baby check up.

Hannah weighed in at 13lbs 2oz and 23in long
Sarah Grace weighed in at 11lbs even and 21 3/4in long
Big healthy babies.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I don't ahve any fun photos to post today but I wanted to share. Sarah Grace had me in tears on Monday. She has turned her little grins and smirkes to full face wide gummy smiles. It had me in tears because she kept doing it over and over. And I know I'm not supposed to compare but Hannah has been doing it for a month. And knowing how much harder Sarah Grace had to work for it, it makes me melt all the more.