Archive for March, 2010

Love has many different looks.  The love of a mother for her child,  the love of a couple that has been married for 50 years… They all look different, and they are all beautiful.

There is something that sparkles with new love.  And that shimmer is all over the faces of Scott and Jac.  Intrigue and joy glow on their faces.   You can see their love for each other the minute they walk into a room.

Scott and Jac, I have loved working with you and can’t wait for your wedding!!

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Next week you will get to see the pictures from our time, but you need to at least see one before then.  Scott and Jac are full of life and so much fun to work with.  I can’t wait to show you the rest of the shoot!!

Scott & Jac in the grass

And Jaclyn, because I love you, here is a second picture for the preview…

Scott & Jac walking by the river

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It threatened rain all day.  The clouds hovered, full of moisture.  The wind, biting.  And we had a family shoot.  Ah, I love living in the Northwest.

Thankfully, the Bryant family is wonderful to work with.  When it rained, we just went and got cupcakes until it cleared.  Brandon and Tiffany have made such a loving family!  Caleb and Carson reflect that.  Here’s a few pics from the day…

Brother and Sister

Family Fun

Bryants, thank you so much for the pleasure of working with you!  Your family is a joy!

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What’s that saying about girls?  They’re full of sugar and spice and everything nice?  I think it should include giggles, bows, “hurrays” and Dora the Explorer.  Or at least it should for my niece.  The first time I saw her, she was just a babe…sleeping, crying, eating, those were her MOs.  Now, this little gal if full of life, beautiful, and a kick in the pants.  What a joy she is! 


I’m sure you noticed in my last post about Avery that her parents have some stunning blue eyes.  It is true that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

This is one of my favorites from our time.  Mike and his brother were playing “1, 2, 3!” with Avery.  Ah, I wish I was small enough to still play that game!  I love the angle on this pic, but most of all I love the sunlight!  Well no, most of all I love my niece in it, then the sunlight.  Family first, then photography. 

Yesterday was Avery’s 2nd Birthday.  That’s right, St. Paddy’s day.  Couldn’t be a better day for a Paterson!

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Easter eggs and flowers

So the rain hasn’t been the only delay around our house.  Sorry for leaving you hanging last week on the blogging!  It was a bit crazy at the Paterson residence.  And it’s female resident being the chief culprit. 

Going back to the rain though.  We rescheduled the spring Easter shoot for fear of rain.  I know there were some of  you that had wanted to do the shoot, but weren’t able to do.  Our new date is March 28th.  We will have a back up, so rain or shine, that shoot is gonna happen!  And I can’t tell you how excited I am for it.  I’m going to have my own roost of little chicks, as well as Easter eggs and basket.  It will be so much fun!  So, if you felt you had missed out this weekend, you are welcome on the 28th.  Space is limited though, so let me know soon if you are wanting a spot!

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It’s been almost 2 years since we’ve seen Mike’s brother and his family.  The last time we were with them was actually the first time we’d seen our neice Avery.  She was just 1 month old!  Today Steve and Jodi and Avery will be hopping on a plane to come and visit through the weekend.  Avery is now 2 weeks short of her 2nd birthday, and we cannot wait to see her again!  Here’s a picture from our last visit.  I am so excited to show you guys our pictures from this weekend!  You’re going to love Avery!

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Playing “secret garden” with my best friend was one of my favorite games as a kid.  It seems like any book we read or movie we watched we’d end up playing out.  Good thing they didn’t have Gladiator then!  Anyway, we’d pick these hidden away little places and then try and put together a retreat.  The key was to never let our little sisters know where our garden was.  The funny thing is that they would play secret garden too, and it was equally as important to be hidden. With stealth in mind, we would pick out plants that would hopefully grow in our locations.  Honestly, I don’t remember if we ended up planting anything, or just planning.  Either way, it was a good game.

I’ve never lost my love for quiet gardens.  The nature, the art, the fragrance.  Lovely.  This year we were able to set aside a little budget so I could start a patio garden.  Just like when I was a kid, I have great ideas of what I want it to look like, I just lack the finances to make it happen.   Oh well, I have a great imagination.  And you got to start somewhere, right!  By the time I’m 80, it is going to look amazing.

Oh, and I love this!  We just got a new path leading to our front door!  The scotch moss is to fill in the cracks between the slate.

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