Friday, July 29, 2011

Fall Family Shoots - What To Wear!!

If you have your fall family sessions booked, but don't quite know what to put the family in, below are a couple ideas on how to coordinate without being too matchy/matchy. Don’t fret, I'm sure there are plenty of outfits right in your closet that will make for fabulous photos. The key is the right combination. I generally discourage bright white shirts and the "everyone needs to be identical concept." It’s a good idea to choose 2-3 colors and then have everyone coordinate with those colors. Here are some photos from last fall and a inspiration boards to get you going!

Don’t forget, if you have not booked your fall photoshoot with me yet, let me know, the beautiful autumn sessions are filling up fast! And with a baby on the way, I'm not sure how far into November I will be able to shoot!! :)



























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Peep stuff!!

I have started getting a few things here and there for our little Peep and just couldn't resist this swaddling blanket! My friend Amanda had this for her little Cohen and I just loved it!!

Link where I bough it: http://www.figure8maternity.com/viewItem.cfm?pid=1197000





How cute is this activity mat!! Pottery Barn has one similar for about the same price but I liked the brighter colors on this one :)






And of course you know I HAD to have this bouncer that matches the swing from Target that I have already! Love it!!!



That's all the new stuff for now...stay tuned!! :)



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While I was away...

I had such a good time in New Orleans for the Agriculture Media Summit! I learned lots of new stuff, made some fun new Friends, ate a ton of amazing cajun/seafood dishes, AND got to see the fam!! YEA!

Kristy (my co-worker) and I at Mardi Gras World



Me and A-dub at the Acme Oyster House!



My brother and his wife with Cade!




Daddy with his girls




Momma with her girls




Our last night in New Orleans at Howl at the Moon! Kristy, Autumn, Katelyn, LeAnne, and Me! The three gals on the bottom row are Communication Directors for their state cattlemen's association..which is what I used to do! So fun to catch up :)


Even though I had a great time, I am SOOO glad to be home with no other big trips on the books until Peep gets here..thanks goodness!! :)


I have gotten some new things for Peep, so I will share those with you next!! :) Get excited!!


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Friday, July 22, 2011

The H Family - Hull, IA Photographer

I had such a great time photographing this fun fam and little Braedon is such a cutie!! He loved playing in the back of the old pickup!! Enjoy some of my faves :)

















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Birthdays!!

I forgot to show a pic from The Farmer's birthday cake!!


Wasn't it cute?!?!? He always had a tractor cake on his birthday growing up, so I thought it was perfect!! :)


Now, my birthday is today....I'm not real excited about it...it's not a number I have been looking forward to, so to keep my sanity from now on I am 25...forever!! :)

On Sunday the Farmer's family had a party for us, and I got Marigold Fiesta!! 2 place settings!! The color is amazing!! It reminds me of fall, which we all know I adore!!
My Momma and Daddy got me the swing for Peep!! Isn't it adorable!! It's called How Know Brown Cow and you can get it at Target! I also got the matching bouncy seat!! LOVE!




I am headed to New Orleans on Sunday for a work trip, and on the free night my fam is going to come down (my brother already lives there) and have dinner with me! YEA!!




I have to fly out of Omaha, which is around 2 hours from here, so the Farmer and I are going to go tomorrow and spend the day shopping and eating for my birthday!! FUN!!




We went to the doctor on Tuesday and got to see Peep again! She forgot to print out pics, so I don't have any to share, but "he" is getting so big!! We will be able to find out the gender sometime the week of August 16th!! I literally can not wait!!!




Well that's all for now! Hopefully will have a photoshoot to share later today :)


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sweet Baby Colter!!

We were soo excited to be able to stop by Mariah and Lyle's on our way home from Glacier Park!! Mainly because we wanted to see adorable baby Colter!!! We had a quick photoshoot and these are some of my faves....
















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Monday, July 18, 2011

James! - Hull, IA Photography

How cute is this sweet little boy!!!??? As soon as he warmed up to me, we had the best time out at the farm! Enjoy some of my faves....














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Friday, July 15, 2011

Soo excited!!

The Farmer's parents got us an early baby gift! Our carseat and stroller combo for Peep! And can I just say, it is the cutest thing EVER!!!! I have been wanting this Brittax Chaperone Travel system (in Cowmooflage!!) since I saw it on Bethenny Ever After (Real Housewives show on Bravo!!) anyway, then my friends Britt and Cora got the bigger "big-girl car seat" for their girls and I was totally hooked!! The cow print is just too much to pass up!!! I have been stalking it online and the other day I noticed that the cowmooflage print was being discontinued {gasp!}...I panicked, then called the Farmer to calm me down (hehe) He told me his parents were planning to buy this for us anyway, so they went ahead and got it early! Crisis averted!! WHEW!! Anyway it came in the other day but we still haven't put the stroller together, so I'm gonna be lazy and just use pics off the Internet!!













These pics show how the carseat fits on the stroller! Soo fun :) I found more pics on this site...
















Can't wait to put Peep in it!! :) Thanks soo much!!!






Stay tuned for Colter's pics and two photo shoots I am trying to get done editing!! The Farmer's B-day was Tuesday...I didn't do much, but we are having a party for him tomorrow!! We got a fancy new grill in honor of both of our birthdays, so we are gonna try it out! Ohh I almost forgot our County Fair was this week too! I didn't get many pics..sorry :(




Post more later!! :)



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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Montana Trip!!!

The Farmer and I had the best time on our Montana vaycay!! We started out driving across South Dakota. Our first stop was the West Texas Trail Museum in Moorcroft, Wyoming. It was super neat and had tons of memorabilia!










Next we drove to Sheridan, WY and did some shopping! our next stop was the Little Big Horn Battle Field in Montana. I have been there a few times but The Farmer hadn't, so I just had to stop!!






The following day we drove to Miles City, MT to visit our friend Nicole and see her new house that her and her husband pretty much built! Soo cool!! Loved getting to catch up!! We then drove to Great Falls, MT to stay the night. The next day we woke up and headed to Cascade, MT to visit our friend Rose and her Momma at their ranch. We had such a good time visiting up at their cabin in the Big Belt Mountains ...gorgeous!!




That afternoon we finally made it to Glacier National Park where we stayed a few days in Hungry Horse, MT and St. Mary, MT....amazing!!! Here are some pics of the fabulous views and wildlife we saw!! Please excuse my hideous appearance..it was a no makeup kind of vacation!! :)












Lake McDonald!








Our fabulous picnic spot!





Loved this jumping mountain goat!!









We took a boat cruise on St. Mary Lake...amazing!!!







We got to dock and take a little hike to this amazing waterfall!











Bear!!!





We took a hike to Red Rock Falls...I almost died...literally!




Red Rock Lake







another bear!




We ended our fun trip by stopping in Hilger, MT to see our friends Lyle and Mariah and their sweet new baby Colter! Stay tuned for pics!!





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