Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easter Pictures (Oklahoma City Children's Photographer)

My photography hobby is taking on a life of it's own. I love that I am getting lots of business so that I can improve, but it is becoming a second job. I don't really mind since I have been blessed with taking pictures of the cutest kids in OKC. Seriously, I don't think they could possibly get any cuter.

I have really enjoyed getting to know the below family. I had never met them before our first photo shoot, but it turns out that we hang out with many of the same people. It is such a small world. I think the best part of taking pictures is meeting so many sweet, young families.

I really love taking kids' pictures, but there are certain kids that steal my heart from the very first picture. This little boy happened to be one of those. I just fell in love with him in an instant.

First off, I love little boys in ties. They always look so adorable. Second, look at those irresistible eyes. He is so darling.
His big brother has the same amazing eyes, and the cutest freckles.
These were the easiest boys that I have ever photographed. They didn't mind at all smiling and posing for me. You could really tell that they were the best of friends. How cute is this!!!!
Their new baby sister is beautiful!No room for eggs in this Easter basket.

I am in love with her serious expressions and frowns. It is exactly how my GiGi was as a baby!
Her mom wanted a picture in her Christening gown which had been crocheted by her grandmother and passed down three generations. I love this!
I wish the weather would have cooperated so we could have photographed outside, but we can look forward to that another time.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sun Cows

Has anyone ever heard of a sun cow?

Last weekend, GiGi and I were in the car traveling back to the lake house from a day of shopping in town. As we were passing by pastures of cows, GiGi said, "Look Mommy, those cows are sun cows."

She proceeded to say, "Mommy, not all cows are sun cows, right??? What other types of cows are there?" Since I didn't really know at the time what sun cows were, I told her that there are milk cows, and also cows that provide the meat that we eat. That seemed to halt the questions for a while; however, I was dying to know what a sun cow was and I knew there had to be a logical reason as to why she would think there is a cow called a sun cow.

As I travelled down the road pondering our sun cow conversation , it donned on me that when we travel in the car with GiGi, we always point things out to her. We say, "Look out your window GiGi, there are SOME cows." Easily misinterpreted by a 4 year old as SUN COWS.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Step 1: Step out the door looking really cute. Step 2: Hold your arm out to try to get noticed by a cabbie. If this doesn't work...

Resort to Step 3: Use the flirtatious eyes. This will work every single time.

She's a Legend

Because that is her name...kinda cool, huh? Legend turned one year last week, so we ventured out to capture some cuteness. She was a lot of fun to photograph.

Yummy, chubby cheeks...

And an adorable toothy grin. Black and white with a splash of color is really not my style, but I tried it anyway.

I really like bright bold color.

This one is still my favorite.
Happy Birthday Legend!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Rainy Day

I have my two babies back safe and sound under one roof. I think I kissed GTO's sweet face a million times this weekend. On the way to school this morning, he said, "It sure feels good to be home." I am glad he felt that way and missed his family. It is also supposed to be a rainy week, so I thought this was a fitting picture to post. It may be quiet here on GGF this week. I have a busy work week ahead and also a busy photography week if weather permits.

Thursday, March 19, 2009



Only Child Syndrome

Princess GiGi has been a little spoiled this week. I wanted to make this week special for her since she is our only child. We have enjoyed a few sunlit walks, slushies after school, shoe shopping (she talked me into Jelly shoes which she pronounces Gilly with a southern twang), sleeping three to a bed, staying up after bed time, and lots of giggles and snuggles. I must say that the spoiling is working. She has been sooo sweet this week. Maybe she is enjoying being an only child a little too much. :)

Tonight we are taking her on date night. She is very excited.
I have the day off tomorrow to spend some extra time with my princess and then tomorrow evening, we will be on our way South to spend the weekend at the lake. We can't wait to see our GTO!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Sister would like for you to receive this kiss. It is headed your way. Please place it on your cheek. The real ones are coming in two days. We miss you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I wanted to share a sneak peek of a little girl that I photographed last night. I thought this was tutu cute not to share today. I will show more pictures of her later on this week.

Monday, March 16, 2009


As I sit at the computer this morning, my morning routine seems so different. I can hear the birds chirping outside the window, and I have The Today Show on. The house is peaceful and quiet. I do not hear batman roaring from the television. The morning rush is not happening, and I am not having to hunt for tennis shoes, and clean glasses. Most moms would find the quiet break nice and relaxing, but not me. It is overwhelming my mind with anxiety. My sweet boy is gone. I miss my morning breakfast battle with him. "GTO, please eat something. Hurry and finish. No, I will not re-heat your waffles. Eat faster." Spring break is this week. GTO is probably waking up to the sound of birds outside his lakeside window. His JoJo is probably downstairs slaving away at the best breakfast he has ever had, because that is what Grandmas do. I doubt he has missed me yet. After all, it hasn't even been 24 hours since I kissed his sweet face. This is the week that I always hate work. I hate that I can't spend Spring Break playing outside with my kids. I wish today that I could be fishing with him, or flying kites with him. This will be the longest stretch away from one of my children. 5 days may be too long to handle. The panic attacks will start to set in on Wednesday, and by Friday, we will be speeding down the Interstate and flinging the door open to the lake house so I can see that beautiful face. Wish me luck this week.

I tried telling him that since he was going to be gone this week that I needed a few new pictures of him. I told him I needed to be able to see his face every day. I thought this would be a good reason for him to let me take his picture which he doesn' t allow often enough. His reply, "Mom, just look at your blog anytime you want to see me." Oh Well, at least I tried. :) I did manage to get these as we were packing his bags. Can't you see his enthusiasm??! It was a struggle just to get these two pictures out of him.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It was a beautiful day today, a little windy, but it was the perfect day to let GiGi...

experience for her very first time...
flying a kite!

Friday, March 13, 2009


Wishing everyone a nice and enjoyable weekend!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Big Brother

This is Baby Gracie's big brother. He hasn't ever been too fond of my camera, and I am always bummed that he won't let me take his picture. After all, who could resist capturing that adorable grin, and those beautiful, big brown eyes???

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

Thankfully, GiGi does not use the word WHATEVER, but I am fairly sure she was having a "Whatever, Mom" moment, or maybe she was giving me the "L sign" for LOSER photographer. Well, whichever one it is, I am certain it wasn't a nice thought :)
"Be to her virtues very kind
Be to her faults a little blind"

I am really working on this. I am trying to choose my battles with her. I call her stubborness, and strong-willed personality her "Italian blood"... Thank you Grandma Tartaglione (Roberts). I guess GiGi is my beautiful reward for landing that cute Italian boy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Free Entertainment

Does anyone else chase hot air balloons in their spare time? Okay, probably not, but the kids and I find it so fascinating.

I know it is officially spring when the hot air balloons start flying near our house. The kids love to get in the car to chase after them and watch the balloons land.

The balloons usually land in a field behind our church, or a nearby park with lots of open fields. I thought this balloon was going to land in the park; however it missed it's landing point and ended up in a nearby neighborhood. As it came down, it almost clipped a house. It was terrifying to watch. It managed to come down fairly hard into the street and then bounced onto an empty lot between a few houses.

We can't wait for the next one to float near our house. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long.

By the way, I took all these pictures out the window of my car. I would love to get some really cool photos this spring.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Documenting E at Three

I met up with this cute little guy a few days ago. Ethan had just celebrated his third birthday, so his mom wanted a few new pictures of him.

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I like to capture all kinds of expressions and little quirks that children have. I don't want to photoraph all smiley pictures, but want to capture a serious or shy side along with some fun expressions.

Ethan started out very shy, and I love how it turned out. He looks so sweet and innocent.

Look at those long eyelashes...

And before I knew it, he was laying on the charm...

with lots of gorgeous smiles.

A few little quirks that I noticed is that he has the cutest crooked grin...
And when he is thinking really hard, or contemplating something, he does this cute little tongue thing...

And last but not least, I wanted to capture the relationship between Ethan and his beautiful mommy. I love seeing the bond that little boys share with their moms. It is something so special and unique that only a mom with a son would understand. :)