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Category Archives: May 2010

Yesterday, was a beautiful day FILLED with laughter!   I’ve known Tim & Lynn for a few years now and the two of them are always smiling, laughing and goofing around with everyone they know.  The two of them are such wonderful individuals and only become stronger when they are together.

We had a lovely day and even though the ceremony was rained out…the site moved everything indoors, formals had already been taken outside, everything was timed perfectly.  Lynn & Tim, words cannot describe how truly honored I was to be a part of your wedding day, capturing all the special moments between you, your family and friends.  Everyone kept saying how great your wedding was and how amazing the two of you are.  And I couldn’t agree more.

I’ll post still photos later this week but wanted to get a sneak peek on the blog for ya before you went on your honeymoon.  Have a fabulous time in Vegas! 😀

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I was out and about yesterday with my youngest son, Zachary.  We were having fun in the sun, playing baseball, exploring flowers, weeds and everything in between when I spotted a perfect opportunity for a “portrait”.  The subject was the quiet type, didn’t run away or skip around…in fact, he seemed pretty happy and content with me taking its photo.  He even posed for the camera. 

I am willing to bet that this is probably one of the best photos of himself and to think….he didn’t even pay me. LOL  I guess he just thought he’d stop by and say “hello”.

hello.

I know, I know…sorry for the wait, everyone! First, we had the ultrasound appt..that lasted a while. Then I had to stop and buy the boys some new sneakers. Then I was on my way home and hubby called because he needed me to bring his boots to him at work. Then dinner and I’m finally online (after of course, having problems getting the computer to work. lol)

So baby was very very stubborn. Sleeping at first, cord between its legs, not moving much, curled up in a ball, etc etc. lol

Here’s a few photos in 3D. I’m 17 wks now.

Just hanging out, relaxing 😉

 

Baby sucking its thumb!

Hand under chin

DRUUUUUUM Roll please……….

Yup...it's another boy!!! 😀

*** Meet Tyler Jack Sweet…due October 24, 2010 ***  The boys are very excited to meet their baby brother!

A bunch of photographers of all levels of experience got together today from a local photography group.  We met Jim Hazelwood, a well-known wedding photographer, at a the Proctor Mansion Inn in Wrentham, MA for an all-day workshop and had the pleasure of working with two fantastic models.  What is more fun than networking with local photographers and playing around with off-camera flash?! 😉

Here are some of my favorites from today’s workshop:

It’s funny….a lot of times, I’m asked…what my favorite holiday is or what my favorite day is. You all know those stupid (but fun) trivia quizzes we get sent from our friends. People say Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc. While Halloween & Christmas are close to my favorites, my favorite day of the year is today. Mother’s Day.

Why? The obvious, of course. But for many many reasons. I LOVE when the day comes for their birthdays. To celebrate THEIR special day, their moments, achievements, their quirks. But nothing is better than Mother’s Day. With a beloved thank you to my hubby, THEY are the reason why each day is amazing. The good days, the bad days and all the days in between.

What better way to wake up in the morning than by snuggles from Zachary as he climbs into our bed to wake us up and JJ coming into our room, kissing me on the cheek, forehead (whatever is closest to the edge of the bed) and saying “Good morning, Mommy”. Or laying on the couch at night, feeling our lil’ baby slowly move in my belly. The way your worst day or even just a day that had all those little things going wrong, can turn around your mood in an instant, when they just come up to you with a bear hug and a kiss or Zachary asking “Mommy, play with me?”.

The days that may be gloomy outside and you just spend the day, eating on the couch, snuggled into blankets and watch cartoons/movies all day. Or the days that the sun is shining and you spend it playing outside, catching bugs, playing ball, digging in dirt, riding bikes or going to the playground.

The reason why you can take away any pain with just a simple bandaid and a kiss to it. The way you can be the BEST mom in the whole wide world by letting them have a cupcake for breakfast once in a while. Letting them be as creative as they want to be simply with paper and paints and who cares how much of a mess they make???? Everything can always be cleaned up, right? Nothing is better than being a child and having no limits to their creativity. How you can make the BEST afternoon simply by baking cookies and building a fort in the living room, giggling while you eat them in the fort, planning your next adventure.

I know many of you reading this can relate, as you’ve done a lot, if not all, of this with your kids. Or hope to when you do have children. All the years growing up, you wish to be an adult, to be able to do whatever you want. And now that you’re an adult, you realize you can live childhood again thru your children’s eyes and have even MORE fun, by seeing their excitement and joy and knowing that YOU helped create that happiness.

I know I am not perfect by any means but I know that when it comes to my children, I do my best to raise them, support and encourage them…and most of all, let them be themselves. They truly could not bring me more joy than they already have and continue to do every single day.

I firmly believe that all my love and passion for me being a mother is because of MY mother. This day is dedicated to her as well. She is such an amazing woman and such an inspiration to me. I just hope to be the kind of mom she is, and always will be, one day. If I come even close to that, I’ll know I’ve succeeded.

Because of my parents, my husband and my children…no matter what life brings me, my heart is content. There truly is no greater gift in life, than family.

Because of all of these (and many more) reasons, every day is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!!!

With that, I’ll leave a few of my favorite quotes about motherhood:

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children”. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child”. ~Sophia Loren

I was soooo glad that the beautiful weather FINALLY came for this session.  After being rained out twice, I swear Mother Nature was starting to hold a grudge against me for some reason. LOL  Anyways, here is Tara, a beautiful and sweet woman who wanted to have some portraits done for her dad as a gift for Father’s Day.  He’s going to LOVE them!  Photos are definitely one of the greatest gifts you can give a parent. 😉

Tara, here’s a sneak peek for you!

Definitely one of my faves!