February 27, 2013

Have you entered yet?

Do you want pictures taken of your awesome family? Of course you do!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter the giveaway for a free session sometime in 2013. You have until midnight on Thursday, February 28th (Tomorrow) to enter THREE times!

The winner will be drawn on March 1st and I'm super excited to find out who it will be! Even if you aren't the winner of the session, you will be offered something a little special too! :)

February 26, 2013

Week 8

Week 8 was full of a crazy blizzard and shooting an event here in Lincoln. I got to hear Lt. Col. Steve Russell speak about capturing Saddam Hussein, took part in a live auction, and watched a performance by Andy Gross who is a comedian, magician, and ventriloquist. The whole event ended up being really fun and it was filled with a whole bunch of food and drinks for free! 

If you're new here...you can find out what my 52 week project is all about here.

February 23, 2013

February Giveaway!

Head over to Facebook to enter to win a free session in 2013!

- You may be entered into this giveaway three times provided all THREE items are completed
- You must enter by Thursday, February 28th.

- The winner of this giveaway will be announced on March 1st using Random Line Picker.
- This offer is good for ONE free session in 2013. (It can be family, baby, child, senior, maternity, engagement, or portrait, etc)
- This offer is not good for sessions already booked in 2013
- Travel time may be applied depending on the location of your shoot
- All entrants into this giveaway will receive something special after the drawing - even if you are not the winner of the free session! :)

February 20, 2013

Week 7

Okay, I dropped the ball this week. It's so much harder to take my camera out when it's cold. Here's a whopping FOUR pictures for week 7! Oops.

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

If you're wondering...putting lipstick kisses on a baby boy is much harder than you might think! I'm so happy with how these turned out and that his parents and I collaborated our ideas and even threw in some more! What a cutie!

Here's some more for you to swoon over!

Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2013

Week 6

I have found that people don't like a camera pointed at them. Especially when they have no idea who you are. I wanted to slowly start to move away from taking pictures of people's backs. But this week, that didn't happen, because people keep looking at me like I'm crazy!I guess I should be used to that by now!

Also, there is a good chance I spend a little too much time in the Haymarket...

February 12, 2013


Here's Mr. Quintin. He's a handsome little guy, and we had a ton of fun during this shoot. He's so smiley! He was a trooper through the end of his session and the craziness we put him through :)

You can see how much he's changed from his newborns here, and when they found out they were having a boy here! For now, enjoy this guy!

This isn't even the end of what I have to share with you of this babe, so make sure you stop back by on Thursday for cuteness overload of him!

February 5, 2013

Week 5

Week 5 was part of Birthday week! Some of these you have just seen in my previous post, but I wanted to pick a few from my birthday celebration to include in my 52 week project as well. Enjoy!

My Uncle Doug passed away last week. He was a retired fire chief and the fire stations of Lincoln blocked off all the roads and saluted him as he passed on the way to the cemetery.

February 3, 2013

"Nobody likes you when you're 23..."

"What's my age again?"

Yep. I just threw in old school Blink 182 just because of the fact that I turned 23 yesterday. Because those kind of things crack me up...my friends say I should act my age.


Last night we celebrated my birthday at Blazin' Pianos once again. This place is just so much fun. It's basically a room full of people, two guys on a piano, and a whole bunch of sing a long songs, plus food and drinks.

Cue tons of pictures of me and the people I love...not even sorry about it.
They forced me on the piano again so they could sing me some kind of song about my birthday...although it was much cleaner than last year! My dad is probably thankful for that... :)

So many of my favorite people showed up to help me celebrate and I was just reminded again (like I am all the time) of how many great people I have in my life.

No really. Old, old friends, middle school friends, college friends, new friends, and good family. And my parents, who I really should be thanking for this day :) My mom tells me all the time that I, "came into this world in 45 minutes and that's been your motto ever since. Put your mind to it and get it done!!" I was also a hugenormous baby...so I have her to thank for bringing me into this world even though I was a chunker!

*Really though, like they had to cut the elastic on my arm sleeves and socks because they didn't fit around my rolls. This is the only proof I have of this on this computer. But just imagine rolls on top of rolls!

These 2 have been around forever. We completed the night by belting out our class song, "Come Sail Away" like we always do. I love these boys!
How's this for a throwback?!

I have the worlds greatest best friend. We love to celebrate, anything really. Birthday? Anniversary? Tuesday? The fact that we made it through the week? Celebration! We don't even really need a reason, but we sure as heck are going to create one!

When it comes to birthdays..we're big fans of birthday week. She pulled through, as always, with nail painting, a midtnight Happy Birthday, an awesome homemade present, my favorite candy, cupcakes, and lots of happy birthday wishes. Girlfriend loves a good celebration! Check it out...

That would be a popcorn bowl, packets of popcorn, wine, Pitch Perfect, milkduds, an awesome card, and the coolest book of reasons why I'm awesome!
 *FYI, that box of Milk Duds is already empty. I can't help it. If my favorite candy is sitting there, I'm going to be eating it!

Some of my favorites...
  • "You're like a Ms. Fix-It. Got a problem? You won't give up until it's fixed."
  • "You give really good advice (That's why if I had to pick anyone to make all of my decisions, it would be you."
  • "You're always down for an adventure!"    
One of the many reasons why this girl is the best!

Last night was so much fun. Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy birthday in some way, and everyone that came out to celebrate with me. You guys are the greatest.