Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Sweetest Senior


This sweet thing was such a joy to work with.  Here are a few of my favorites shots from our time together.



Sunday, September 26, 2010

Okay, Break it Up People

Last night, MrMama and I were having a, er, discussion.

Me, in a slightly grumpy promising tone: Are we going to need to have a fight about this?

MrMama, calmly: No, I don't think so.  Why?

Me: Because you're being..... (struggles for word).... wrong!

MrMama chuckles.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall Y'All

On the first day of Fall, the Munchkins and I were were listening to Vivaldi's Autumn concerto on the car radio.  Or at least I thought they were listening.

Miss Munchkin: Is it pronounced "Ni-vall-di" or "Vi-vall-di"?

Master Munchkin:  I think it's "Na-Baldy."

Me (trying not to laugh): It's "Vivaldi".

Miss Munchkin:  Are you sure?  I always thought it was Nivaldi!

Master Munchkin:  Yeah!  I mean, what kind of idiot would name his kid, "Vivaldi"?!!

(fade to spirited classical music)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Notes to Self

Lessons recently learned the hard way in Photography:
Pond scum on a lake does not a pretty background make.  Check and double check what's behind your subject before you start shooting.

Apparently I need more than my personality to charm a baby.  Must get squeaky toy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

I got to take photos of the sweetest baby yesterday.  It was hard for me to stop smooching her chubby little baby feet and to pick up the camera.  Luckily her mother was very understanding. :)



Overheard at our house recently:

 Miss Munchkin:  Madeline had to have her expendix taken out.

Master Munchkin:  We need to make that again or I will die of Lack of Potato Soupness.

Miss Munchkin:  I walk all-the-day.  And I'm tired.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Life of Fred

 One of the benefits of homeschooling is that I can tailor the curriculum to fit my child.  Last year Master Munchkin was bored in Math at school so I really wanted Math to be challenging for him this year.  And fun.

Happily, I found a Math textbook that is both.  Stanley Schmidt, Ph.D. wrote a series called "Life of Fred".  The lessons are infused with unexpected humor and surprises.

For example, here are a few of the questions from this week's quiz:

(A little background info for those of you who haven't been through the first 10 chapters, Fred has had an Accident.  So brace yourselves.)

1.  The knife in Fred's foot weighs thirteen pounds.  How many ounces is that?

2.  Reduce as far as possible 120/360

3.  Drip!  is the onomatopoetic word describing Fred as Betty carried him down the stairs.  If Fred were losing one drop of blood every four seconds, how many drops of blood would he lose in four minutes?

8.  It is seven furlongs from Fred's office to the hospital.  How many feet is that?  (A furlong is 220 yards)


Now what boy wouldn't love that?!  I love hearing him laugh out loud as he's reading the chapters and I'm thrilled that he is enjoying Math again.  Now what mom wouldn't love that? :)

Friday, September 17, 2010


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A quick snapshot from a recent photoshoot. This is the Greek Goddess' little sister. Their mother brought along this beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, which we incorporated into several of the shots.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fight Class

This year my Fight Class consists of 3 ladies and 6 men.  Last night it was just me and the guys though.  We took turns practicing some combinations then we sparred with each other.  I always come out of class utterly exhausted and dripping in sweat.  I think I won’t show you that.

Here’s some footage from last week.  I actually landed a Superman Punch (I was so happy!)

Fight Class

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Meet Meaghan.  We did her Senior photos downtown in the alleys behind the shops.  I call her “The Greek Goddess” inside my head.  She was tall.  She was poised.  She was beautiful.

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that people stopped and stared.

She was also really fun to shoot and was up for anything.  To get this shot she had to climb over a railing, schooch out on a ledge, and stand in the middle of a bunch of bees.:)

Coming soon: some sweet shots of her sister.

Shout Out

The Pioneer Woman is featuring "funny" photos on her blog right now.  Check out the the entries for a guaranteed grin.  And if you are a stalker faithful reader, you might just recognize one of the pictures in Group 5.  (Woo Hoo Tiffany and Chad!  Your boys are a hoot!)

For another smile, you can read about the night I met Ree herself here.

And now, back to my blog

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

A few shots from a recent Photoshoot.  Aren’t they cutie-patooties!? 

Sunday, September 05, 2010

MrsMama, MIA

Kansas Sunflowers
I know I’ve been MIA lately.  It seemed the last few weeks of Summer were full to the brim.  We squeezed in not one, but two Road Trips then returned to launch straight into School.  This year is Miss Munchkin’s Junior year in High School and the Master’s first year of Homeschool.  Between teaching him, my photography and people trying to punch me in the nose, I’ve had hardly any time to blog!

Last week I had two fabulous Photoshoots.  One was of a darling little girl (and her little brother) in a field of sunflowers.  The other was of a Senior who reminded me of a Greek Goddess.  I’ll post pics soon!
But for now, here are a few memorable quotes from the Munchkins:

Me to Miss Munchkin: You know, when I was your age, I weighed the same as you.  Can you believe that?
Miss Munchkin, after a long pause: I know the correct answer is “Yes”, but I’m thinking “No”. 

Grandpa to Master Munchkin: Why don’t you use the Force?
Master Munchkin: I don’t think it works quite as well as you think it does.