Monday, January 12, 2009

A New Year...and a 1 year old...

First let me say to all my clients, family and friends....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! It was a crazy run though December, and I am only just now catching my breath. I am finishing up some longer term projects during our winter hiatus. During the months of January and February, Blip in Time is closed for business with the exception of my newborn and baby plan clients. It's a time to rejuvinate...refresh...update and get ready for the busy spring and summer months. If you are planning a spring family session my book will open up on February 15th...Also, Class of 2010 seniors keep checking back on the blog as I am going to be having some great senior specials for those seniors who do their sessions this spring and summer. Fall was so busy this year that clients were actually turned avoid this I would like to encourage as many seniors as possible to book early!!!!!

So, in spite of my "closed" sign being up....I have had a few cuties in the studio. This little boy is just so yummy! Shane is celebrating his first birthday this weekend and as a surprise for his mommy his aunt brought him in for a birthday and "SMASH THE CAKE" session. There are just TDF!!!! Shane couldn't have been a better subject...funny, sweet, happy and animated....what more could you ask for (oh, and let's not forget the killer blue eyes). So here is a peek at little Shane's first birthday photos....enjoy! Happy Birthday Shane.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Seniors keep coming...

although the next posts will be among the last of the class of 2008 Blip in Time Seniors! I have worked with the greatest seniors this year. Everyone I have worked with has been so much fun, smart, interesting and ready to take on the world and do some good!!!!!

This latest crop is no exception. I have filled the studio up until the Christmas holiday with the last minute seniors, although each of these seniors plans to join me outdoors and on location for a full session in the spring. I can't wait!

The studio now includes this pretty cool brick and stucco wall. It has that urban vibe I love...looking like an alley way, or the back wall in a New York loft. It's lots of fun and helps change it up a bit!

Here are a few of my favorites...and there are more to come later today!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

a few beautiful babies to share with you.....

Here's Carlie....3 months of chubby goodness! Carlie is such a cutie pie...Her entire face just lights up when she starts laughing...and if you tickle here under the chin she belly's hysterical! We tried some pics out in my new Urban Studio set, which I thought was just for seniors, but ya know...I kind of like that Urban Baby vibe...

This is Reid....I have posted Reid MANY times before as he comes back to visit every three months. He is 6 months of sweetness. Such a happy little guy....I could just eat him up!!!

Fresh and Beautiful...and only 6 days old. This is Eddie...Edward III....another sweet and beautiful baby. He did such a good job. She was really awake most of the time, but as content as i have ever seen a newborn. Congratulations to Kris and Ed on the birth of their first child!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Classic Holiday Beauty....

I spent a lot of time with this family a few weeks ago taking what would eventually be their holiday cards...NOTHING like what you see here. Crazy and fun (but I am not going to post any because I would hate to spoil the surprise)...we did however get some wonderful family shots at our session, and mom even pulled out these classic holiday dresses for the girls. They couldn't have looked more beautiful! I love these in the black and white conversion because they remind me of a time long tone by.....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Fab New Way to Display My Work....

and they are called MAGIC BLOG BOARDS....They are so cool! This is a photoshop action that I purchased from photoshop guru Jodi Friedman at . Jodi has done an amazing job in creating a quick and easy way to create blog collages 1, 2, 3!!! I am now addicted to seeing what I can do with these things. HaHa! It's always fun to have a new toy.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Baby Ellie has finally arrived....

Mom and Dad have waited a very long time for this little one to arrive! Baby Ellie is finally here, and her parents couldn't be more excited. You can just see it on their faces. Ellie was adopted from Taiwan, and visited my studio after only being here in this country less than a few weeks. Boy what a content little girl. One would never imagine that she had just crossed the Atlantic, and was living in a new's like she already knew she belonged in their loving arms. She is so sweet and happy and obviously adjusting amazingly well. Ellie is already showing an interest in being girly...with a strong love of all things PINK! Welcome baby Ellie...may your life be filled with love and happiness.

and thanks to Mom Heather for allowing me to take Ellie's first professional portraits here in the USA!!!!

See Ellie's cute hats ???? (I have lots of little one's wearing similar ones here and on my site)....WELL Mom Heather is actually the designer and creator of these tiny treasures. You can visit her website for beautiful hand knits at: . You will also find Heather locally at craft and holiday shows (that's where I found her!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meet the "B" girls....

Bekah and Brittany that is....These girls were some of my seniors from a few weeks ago. That's how crazy it's been. Bekah's pictures were done at Sharon Woods where we had a great time with her mom. This sessions was little different from her sister Ashley's we did last year when I think the temperature maxed out around 30. That is an all time record for me. Bekah couldn't be more different than her sister, and so was her session. This petite blonde is a compeitive gymnast and coach at CGA....and just so much fun! Thanks Bekah for a great session.

Brittany did her session in our own little downtown Mason. I just love downtown, as I am always finding secret little nooks with beautiful light! Brittany was the perfect model. Her eyes are in the running for the biggest and bluest ever. WOW!!!! We really had a lot of fun running around downtown, and her pictures are stunning. Brittany I hope you will like them as much as I do!!!!

Thanks so much for the great sessions girls! Keep checking back because I am proofing and updating things daily!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just add water.....

and get two great seniors! This is Jared and Kelly. Jared is a member of Mason High Schools Varsity Swim Team and has just decide to sign early to attend and swim for the University of Pittsburgh. Way to go Jared. Jared is also a member of the Mason Manta Ray Swim Team where he is on the National Team!
Kelly is also a water guy too, but not's all Water Polo all the time! Kelly is a state recognized H2O polo player and is also looking to continue his exceptional career at college. Kelly remains undecided. Kelly grew up around the pool...his dad is actually the Mason High School's Swim Coach and Water Polo I guess it was only natural that he would gravitate to water. Other water related client news....a few of my other clients (all swimmers) have just announced they have signed early to attend and swim at some fabulous schools....Mary will be attending Georgia Tech....Brenden will be attending University of Kentucky....and Michael will be attending Georgia Tech as well. Congratulations Manta Ray Swimmers .... I am so glad we had the chance to work together, and it's been so fun watching you since you were freshman and to see all this happening now! You should all be very proud of your accomplishments!

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's Holiday Time....and that means

Family Christmas Photos.....I have been in Christmas mode now for months, and have had the pleasure of working with so many great familes....Holiday season at blip in time begins in the September if not earlier. This month has been filled with the most wonderful families getting out for the annual Holiday photos. I have been incredibly busy designing some of my all time favorite cards (this is so fun for me!) Here are a few of my favorite family shots this season...with MANY more to come.

My Lakota East SpokesModel....

and the reason I have been able to add sessions this entire semester. When I was in a bind and needed help with the kids Stephanie really stepped up and offered to watch the kids for me after school so I could take on more senior sessions. She has been a life saver for me and my business...soooooooo....thank you Stephanie for everything you do...YOU are wonderful.
Stephanie and I went downtown to Spring Grove for her session. It was such a beautiful day at such a beautiful location. She looked so lovely, and I just love her pictures!!!