Crunch time

17 12 2009

Well, with the Christmas celebrations next week and our upcoming trip to Ethiopia, it has been CRAZY around here. My house is a disaster, my to-do list is a mile long, and the excitement is building! Less than three weeks until we meet our daughter!!! I promised a photo of her, so that you all could see how beautiful she is. This was taken by a friend of ours who recently visited the orphanage. Check our her one tiny little tooth!

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Pretty beautiful, huh.

Anyway, I am so behind on my blogging that I am still posting shoots that took place months ago! Sorry about that! Anyway, here are some wonderful fall photos of a wonderful family. They are expecting a new baby in January too!  So exciting!

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Update

20 11 2009

As many of you may know, my husband and I are in the process of adopting a baby girl from Ethiopia! Things are finally getting closer to our travel dates (which have yet to be finalized) and we are very excited!  We can’t wait to welcome our little girl into our family and into our lives forever…

Because of this, I will be taking some time away from my typical photography schedule to care for my new baby. SO, my tentative schedule for the next few months looks like this:

November – FULLY BOOKED

December – Slots left for two newborn shoots and one maternity shoot FULLY BOOKED

January – CLOSED for booking, but limited Viewing Sessions will be available

February – Very Limited booking (please feel free to contact me now for these 3-4 sessions)

March – Resume regular schedule

Thank you so much for keeping my upcoming schedule in mind as you consider your future plans with Genesis Photography.

Now, on to a little sneak-peek of some shoots I am working on right now!





Finally, a family photo!

6 11 2009

Looks like the comments are accumulating for my last post. 14 comments so far! Remember that the family needs 25 comments for a free 5×7 print, so if you haven’t commented yet, be sure to help them out!

Here is another wonderful family from a shoot a while back. We had a great time out in the country air (minus the slight scent o’ manure–haha!) on some land that this family owns and has plans to build on someday. They informed me that this was their first official family photo shoot EVER. What an honor to be the first photographer to capture this family in photos!

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Flu, Flu, go away…

4 11 2009

Well, for the last 8 days I have been sick with the flu. The cough, nose, throat, body ache, laying-in-bed kind. And if you read my last post you know that I DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE SICK!!!!! Well, I was finally able to finish these images for these awesome people last night, who have been so kind to me while waiting for their photos (as you can see from their attire, this shoot took place WEEKS ago!)

So a little bit about them…

There are times in our lives when we meet people who are truly deeply in love, deeply connected, and just overall great people. They enjoy each other, they know how to live life to the fullest, and they radiate kindness and peace.

In honor of their coolness, I am going to do a CONTEST. If they get 25 comments on this post, I will give them a free 5×7 print. So help them out, people! Leave a comment so that these folks can have a free photo of their choice!

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Copycat. Me. I am a Copycat.

17 09 2009

When I arrived to this session a few weeks ago, we were looking through this little guy’s clothes that mom had picked out for the photos, and I saw this great little Paul Frank sweatshirt. I said, “Oh yay! We will totally do some in this, I love Paul Frank stuff.” Then she proceeded to tell me that Paul Frank had a limited time line at TARGET. You are kidding me!!! (I believe I said this about 10 times.) Wait, Paul Frank boys clothes…in my price range?  D o e s .   N o t .  C o m p u t e .

So this is where the copycat part comes in:

After the session was over, I immediately drove to Target to buy Paul Frank stuff for my boys. And it felt dang good!

Here is proof. Ian and Cy’s picture on the first day of school, lol!

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Now here are the photos from the session! You may recognize this family from a maternity and a newborn shoot last year…

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I don’t have words…

15 09 2009

Words cannot describe how much I love this family. Even though they were the “brains” behind the TP-ing of my house this summer, I STILL love them! (hmm. maybe I should post some photos of THAT!) They are honest, real, and truly loving people. I seriously could write a few paragraphs of the reasons I love them, but that would be overboard now, wouldn’t it? ; )

Soon after they welcomed home the 6th member of their family (from Ethiopia, the beautiful Brihan!!), they knew it was time to have a new family picture taken– and of course some updated photos of the girls.

And don’t miss your opportunity to see the three guys later in the post. It will be worth it.

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Enchanted forest, old castle, and lollipops?

5 09 2009

Seems like a weird combination, but for these three awesome kids, it worked perfectly.

This shoot ended up being the culmination of many ideas that have been rolling around in my head since I started my business in 2006. I have wanted to do a shoot at this location for a long time now, and have also wanted to add some deliciously colorful and sweet lollipops to some kid sessions as well! So when the opportunity arose to do both, I snatched it!

Of course we had to do some nice photos pre-sugar. ; )

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Also, a shout-out to Blakelee’s Chocolates and Sweet Things on Water Street for providing the gigantic lollipops!