Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
I'm posting this for no real reason. Just so that you smile at least once today. I know it's been a horrible few days for most of us. My husband took this photo at the playground recently. Our two sons kept going down the slide like this. It made us laugh so hard — still does.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
We're doing our own advent calendar again this year (and when I say "we" I mean crazy "me"). This is our own "25 Days of Christmas" — where under each number is a riddle or rhyme to find a special treat or something special to do relating to the holiday season.
Last year's began with 'The Snowman' by Raymond Briggs that Santa left: "Under your pillow you should look. Santa left you a special book." The second day was to pick out a xmas tree. I won't bore you with the entire 25 but a couple more were things like "Donate toys to other little boys." And we donated unused toys to Cradles to Crayons. "For the birds make, a nutty suet cake." I left everything out on the table to make a suet cake which we hung outside afterward. And "Cookies you will bake. A smile you will make." The gift found in their stockings for that morning were chef hats and after baking cookies we brought them to a local elderly home. You get the idea.
Now I'm well aware these aren't genius rhymes people. It's for my 3 and 5 year olds, who really think that Santa's in cahoots with Frosty and Rudolph and they're all leaving them special messages every morning. They're not going to believe in magic for very long so I'm playing into it now while I can.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Two Birds 'Holiday Card' Fundraiser
The crew and the volunteers arrive. They don't know the families, the bidders. They don't know the children who'll receive warm clothes because they donated their time and talent. But yet, they walk through the door and leave their personal lives outside the studio. They volunteer for one reason: the kids.
It's all about the kids—the children arriving with their parents to be photographed and the children who will receive coats and clothes, the ones who will be able to play in the snow this winter in winter clothes, not spring clothes.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So I stole my friend's teenage daughter yesterday for a quick test shoot. Just me and her. One hour. And holy smokes — I think it's safe to say that every boy in her high school knows she exists. Plus, not only is she beautiful, she's as sharp as a tack. Whoa!
Monday, October 22, 2012
I was lucky to spend a beautiful Autumn day with some beautiful teenagers. They were both so glad I didn't make them jump in the pond like I did to the poor little girl I shot the weekend before. Happy Monday!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
This is not just a photographer putting your child in a chair and taking their picture. Not even close!
It's a wardrobe stylist having cool clothes ready when your child arrives, letting them play dress-up and be silly. It's a hair and make-up artist ready to curl, straighten or tease your child's hair and then put a glow in their cheeks. And then you've got a photographer whose energy rivals a 3 year old's ready with her camera.
Here's a clear picture of what you get:
Bidding begins Oct 15th! Start here:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Go ahead and get bored with me all you want. I know I repeat myself with every season but this really is the most wonderful time of the year! And just so you know, this photo was not retouched. These colors are absolutely true to the actual leaves.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
So I threw myself on a bus yesterday for a field trip to Shelburne Farm to go apple picking with my son's preschool. Well there was definitely a lot of picking going on — and I don't mean just the apples. (refer to the first pic please)
I'll apologize in advance for posting so many pics. I usually don't but I just couldn't resist these cute little dirty, happy faces. Some of these photos are with my mark iii and some with my iphone. Hopefully you can tell the difference. We weren't there long but it was long enough to tire the little ones out!
Happy Autumn everyone. Have a wonderful Columbus Day weekend!