Thursday, July 31, 2008

I love pregnant women and their bellies!

I had a maternity session yesterday. I just love maternity sessions!! I am a wee bit jealous of these women because this type of photography was not popular when I was pregnant. I would love to have precious pictures like this to remember this special time in my life!
This is M, and this is her third pregnancy (doesn't she look great?!), but her first maternity portraits. She is due in just a few weeks, so I squeezed her in.
She doesn't know what she is having (well, she knows it is a baby, but she doesn't know the sex!) so I guessed it would be a girl, and we used a pink ribbon.
Can you believe she is 8 months pregnant?? She looks super!
Her youngest son picked out this puppy for the baby, so of course we had to photograph it!

I love this one! I love the look of love on mama's face! This is T, the soon to be middle child. I love his smile! He is going to have a lot of changes this month: A new baby, and starting Kindergarten! I am sure you will have a fun time in school and you will be a great Big Brother too!I hope you enjoy these! I sure had fun shooting you!
TTFN! Martha

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A busy busy girl!

Miss M came to the studio for her birthday pictures last week. She was soooo busy! She had too much to do and she didn't have time to sit still for silly pictures! I grabbed what I could, but I didn't get too many! This one is my favorite:

Her mama said that she likes to sit like this! Cute!

To Miss M's mom or aunt: Her pictures will be up tomorrow, and if you are not happy with them, call me and we can schedule a reshoot. I really didn't get too many of her smiling, or looking at me.

TTFN! Marti

Monday, July 28, 2008

I am looking for a baby model

I have an idea in my brain for a print ad for Christmas pictures. I am going to need a baby that will be between the ages of 6 months - 9 months by September 1st.
The baby will need to be able to sit up and sit still! (meaning, not walking yet!) They will also be photographed like the picture below........naked!!
But instead of the regular bear, I want to use the Santa Bear! I also would like the baby to wear a matching Santa hat.

If you are interested in having your child be a model for me, please shoot me an email at:

Let me know your child's name, age, and sex. I will contact you if your child is chosen!

The chosen baby will have a free photo session in September and you will also receive a complimentary portrait package of the chosen photo.

I will be lookin for your emails!
TTFN! Martha

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My neices and nephew.

These are my youngest sisters children. They came over last Saturday for the youngest's birthday pictures. I took the opportunity to snap a few of all of them. This is Drew, she will be 12 next week!This is Aidan. He will be 5 in October. He is getting big! Love his freckles!This is Miss Riley. She is almost three. Her birthday is in October, too.And this is the birthday girl. Her name is Rowan, and her birthday is today! Happy birthday baby!All of the women in my family have this scowl! Rowan is no exception!Look at this nice family! Don't you think that Rowan looks like me?? Psssst.....I'm the cutie in the middle! Oh, and thank you mom for sparing me the plaid matching dress! TTFN! Martha =)


This is Miss Jill. You might remember that I did her newborn photos. She is growing and she stayed awake for the whole session this time! She started out a little crabby. This is the first picture that I took of her....doesn't she look like she is thinking "You want me to smile??? I don't think so!"
'Hey, what are these??'
'OK, I will give you a smile!'
Finally, a super smile! I knew that you could do it! I can't wait to see her again!
TTFN! Martha

Friday, July 25, 2008

It's twin time!

I first met K&L when they were 8 days old. They were so small and such good babies! They slept the entire session, and they stayed right where I put them, no matter what I did to them! After that session I was convinced that I needed twins! They were so sweet!
Mr K is on the left and Miss L is on the right. I love this picture and I have it hanging in my studio.

The next time I saw them was at 6 months old. They had grown so much! They had an evening appointment, so they weren't too happy, but I still got a couple of good ones:

Now they are 18 months old and so busy! They can both walk and they are very busy! I had Olivia here to help me and we were both working hard! Miss L had some warming up to do, but we eventually got a few smiles!

I love K's lips! They are the perfect shade of red, and he has the greatest pout!And this is their big sis, Miss S. As you can imagine, their mama is very busy! She was brave enough to bring them all by herself!
I hope that you like them!
TTFN! Martha

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One of my favorite babies!

I started taking this little ones picture while she was still inside her mama's belly! I have enjoyed watching her grow and learn new things this year.
Here is Miss N at her newborn session:

And at 4 months: And here she is at 8 months. This was a super session and we got a ton of great shots of her! She was so happy and cooperative! And now she is one! It is so hard to believe! I absolutely love her eyes and her thick lashes!
Happy Birthday Miss N!!We had a cake! She got a little messy!
TTFN! Marti

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Watch me grow!

Little Miss M first came into my studio with her mama at age 18 months. She was so darling!

The next time I saw her, she was two, and she had grown!Today, she is a busy three year old! I couldn't believe how much she had grown! She is still very petite, but she is getting bigger! Her eyes are amazing and her lashes are to die for! They are so dark and thick!
It was so good to see you guys again today! I love watching the little ones grow!

I call this shot "Mom's eye view":

TTFN, Martha

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What a busy day!

This morning I had an appointment with a very cute three year old (some of her pictures coming later). Then I called the Dr, because Lauren had a bike wreck last night, and she couldn't walk on her foot today. The Dr's office was very busy, and the suggested that we go straight to the ER for x-rays. So after my appointment, we went to the ER. Good news is that nothing is broken, and her Achilles tendon was not cut. Bad news is that she does have a couple of cuts and a big bruise and so the volleyball scrimmage tomorrow is out.

Once we left the hospital, we went to get Liv's braces tightened. Then off to Subway for some lunch, and then haircuts and styles for the girls. Whew! A lot of running today!

I will be up late working so that I can catch up from having the day off today!

Once we got home, of course we had to take a few pictures of the girls and their new hair cuts! They each got about 3-4 inches cut off of the length, and then they both had some layers cut around their faces. They are both very cute!

Here are the new haircuts:
This is Lauren's ANTM pose for our friend Wendi! I am scared if she looks like this at 15! I am going to be in trouble when High school starts next month!We think that Liv looks like this girl from tv, now:
TTFN, Martha