Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Engagement Photo Shoot

Ever since having Trevor, the photography bug has really taken hold of me. At first I content just photographing the kids but lately, I really want to venture out more. I suppose though, I am what has been dubbed, a "momtographer". Apparently, us moms with cameras are really starting to irritate the professionals who feel we are taking away from their business. Here is the thing - we all have to start somewhere. Even the pros were once just a person with a camera. But I guess they have forgotten that. It's a very intimidating business because photography is very subjective. I've seen some of the so-called best of the business and I've not been impressed at all, and I've seen amateurs who knock my socks off.

I find myself torn between wanting to do it like the pros so to speak, and wanting to just follow my own heart and photograph the way *I*want and say the hell with all the "rules".

Back in October I had the privilege to photograph an engagement session for a friend of the family - we had a lot of fun. One of the best parts is that the bride-to-be was open to whatever I had in mind for posing and for processing the photos when I was done. I am really thrilled with how they came out!

Here are some peaks of the session:

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Project 365: Day 16

Project 365: Day 16
Back in December I won a new Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine from Nescafe! It arrived today!! Woot! 

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project 365

Project 365: Day 14
Look at those blue eyes! 
 Project 365: Day 15
She was so proud of herself for getting ready for bed! She looks like a little hobo! LOL! 

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Project 365

Project 365: Days 11, 12, and 13
I have had all my photos ready and just forgot to post them, so here we go!
So we've been trying new wines lately and I decided to take a picture of this Port I had purchased, when all of a sudden Karl jumped into the picture just as I was snapping! LOL!
So yesterday I was surprised by UPS with a package. I wasn't expecting anything, so I had no idea what it was. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up to find out I had won this cute little charm last month from a contest on Facebook! 
And for today - we let the kids stay up tonight, so here is Vicky in my bed waiting for me to join her so we can watch some Nickelodeon!! 

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Project 365: Day 10

Project 365: Day 10
I helped mom pick out this Mrs.Fields cookie "oven" for Vicky for Christmas. I didn't pay attention closely otherwise I would have seen this ins't an oven indeed - it's just a storage unit. You actually make the cookies in the microwave. And for the record, said cookies taste like crap! LOL! 

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Project 365: Day

Project 365: Day 8
Someone got a hair cut today - just enough to trim off the dead ends. She's decided she wants to grow it out now...which makes daddy very happy! 

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Project 365: Day 6

Project 365: Day 6

My cpap machine finally came today! I am in hopes this will be the answer to my health issues. 

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Project 365: Day 4

Project 365: Day 4
Here is my new project for this year! Really looking forward to this! 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Here we go again...deja vu anyone?

It was last January 1st that I posted about my journey on loosing weight. I was very gung-ho and ready to go. And I did well initially - in no time at all I was down 16lbs and was starting to feel better. And then in March, Trev had to be hospitalized again and things went to hell. I let the stress become a crutch and excuse and slowly one little treat turned into treats all day long. And I never found the willpower to jump back on the wagon.

So here we are again...another January...and I am still fat! There is no sugar-coating it. I am just fat!

Not only did Trev have to be hospitalized again but then I had two surgeries and lots of sitting around and guess who has packed on even more weight? Yep, me! So now I weigh more than I did to start last year. Do you have nay idea how incredibly depressing that is? I weigh 20 more pounds now then last January. That is just pure disgusting! I am ashamed of myself and sad.

And so now, I am back to square one - it's a new day - another chance to make the change that is very much needed.

I am limiting the amount of caffeine to just one cup per day.
I am giving up soda completely.
I am drinking 96oz of water per day.
I am cutting out the bad carbs - the white breads/pastas/rice, etc.
I am eating more veggies and fruits.

But the most important thing I think is that I am just going to take it one day at a time.

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P365 - Day 3

P365 - Day 3:
Hello Kitty!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2010 - P365

Happy New Year!!! Another year has come and gone - hard to believe it! I have big hopes that 2012 is going to be a great year for the Casey family!

So, with the start of the new year, I've decided to once again attempt Project 365 - a photo a day for a year.

Day 1:

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