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Happy New Year!!!

January 5, 2010

So I’m a few days late.  What of it?  That’s how I roll.  I truly hope you have and incredible 2010.  I am planning on doing all that is in my power to make this year the BEST!   So, I’m going to let you in on my New Year’s resolutions.

For 2010, I plan to:

  • Simplify my life

There you have it folks.  That is my goal for the year.  I know, the list is short.  But, do you have any idea the implications of achieving this goal?  Simplifying just might make me a better momma, a better wife, a better photographer, a better business woman, a better friend, a better cook, a better house keeper, a better eater, a better exerciser, a better rememberer (just made that word up, and it make total sense), a better me.  God made me to be me.  But, it seems over the last couple of years the clutter of life has suppressed my inner Maggie.  And by clutter I mean, being “too busy”, laundry, finances, the 37 dried-up  ink pens in my pencil holder, a pair of size zero jeans that still hang in my closet, unnecessary obligations, basically anything that I don’t need, is going “to the goodwill”.  Ok, no I won’t send the 37 dried up pens to Goodwill.  But everything else is going, I swear.  I plan to spend the next 360 days relishing in my more simple, peaceful life.

What about you?  What changes are you going to make this year?  Better yet, what changes did you make today?

A change I made yesterday was saying “to heck with everything I need to get done today!”.  I took my girls sledding for the first time.  Ever.  Just the three of us, and it was fun.  Every minute of it was fun.  I miss being a kid.


another sweet baby…

December 28, 2009

This time, it’s a boy!  And a BIG boy at that!  Little E is already almost 10 lbs. and he is only 2 1/2 weeks old.  Just look at what a sweetie he is!  His momma and daddy are great friends of ours and it has been so awesome to watch their family grow over the years.  Sean and Leigh Anne, thanks for letting me photograph your little guy.  It is always a pleasure. 🙂

you can’t get too much of a good thing…

December 22, 2009

well, I guess that you can get too much of a good thing sometimes, but I can’t get enough of these gorgeous images from Derek and Tessa’s E-Session!  I’m playing catch-up on my editing right now and just had to share some more favorites from their session.  Love tis’ lovely isn’t it?

I love this series of fun shots…

oooh, be still my heart!  LURVE this one!

a perfect angel…

December 6, 2009

Seriously, this little DOLL couldn’t have been more perfect!  She handled the freezing temperatures yesterday with joy to spare.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all just chill out and be this happy?  And look at those cheeks!  I just can’t stand it! Kathy,  thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful grandbaby and her mommy and daddy.  You are such a lovely family.  Merry Christmas!

overdue sneak peek…

December 3, 2009

This family already has their proofing gallery, but I just had to share some shots from their session.  This session took five months to finally come to pass!  Kimberly first booked with me back in June.  I completely lost count on how many times we had to reschedule due to the weather!  Most people would have given up on trying to make it happen, but Kimberly was determined to get her family shoot in!  Her patience paid off in the end.  I am so glad it worked out when it did.  I Big Puffy Heart the evening light in these pictures.  That warm, hazy, fall glow sets my soul at ease. 🙂

Beautiful people, Beautiful light, Beautiful images…

November 30, 2009

If I could put my natural light studio anywhere I wanted, it would be smack dab in the middle of this corridor at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.  The light that this place gets is a photographer’s dream!  Combine that with people that look like this and it just doesn’t get any better for me.  It was such a pleasure to work with this family.  Thank you all for being so sweet and having such great attitudes despite how COLD it was outside!  I truly appreciate it!


Christmas Cards with pretty babies…

November 25, 2009

Here is a card I designed today for Sarah with her two beautiful baby girls!