Sunday, August 17, 2014

K Family

I love meeting new clients, especially when they're as sweet as this family!  :)  Adorable big sister G was a super helper, jumping up and down to get her cute little brother to smile, and helping me keep an eye out for giraffes and monkeys. (because they love to try to make us giggle, you know!)

Enjoy your sneak peek, K family.  I hope they're a little more fun than the generic department store studio photos!  :))

Saturday, August 16, 2014

W Sisters

I spent a fun morning out at the falls with these two sweet sisters for their annual photo session.  They were awesome as we had to occasionally wait (and wait, and wait) for other people to move out of line of my camera!  :)  Here's a super quick peek of a couple of my favorites....

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fairy Garden

Today a few of my co-workers and I got a very special tour of an incredible fairy garden at the home of another co-worker.  When we arrived, the patio table was set with a mouthwatering fruit topped cheesecake, bowls of fruit, and juice.  While we enjoyed our lunch under the watchful eye of her large, furry family member who I think would rather have been outside with us too, our hostess told us about the history of her house and how her gardens came to be.

Once lunch was over, we started our tour in the main garden filled with dozens of variety of Hostas and other plants, all neatly marked with nameplates.  Mosaic garden tiles, an apple tree trained bonsai style, a small waterfall cascading over a petrified wood landscaping that we all seriously thought were large rocks, a wine barrel water garden complete with goldfish and a cute frog garden sculpture were just a few of the beautiful details that greeted us.  Then we moved on, around the corner of the house to the main attraction, the Fairy Garden.  And oh my!

Words can't begin to explain how incredible this was, and even photos can't do it the justice that seeing it in person does.  I think we were all expecting to see some cute little type of planter container housing a small scene inside it.  We certainly weren't expecting to see this wonderful, magical fairy world filled with castles and other fairy dwellings and dozens upon dozens of fairies enjoying tea parties and art and music and gardens and games, all spread out the entire length of the house.  Miniature hosta plants and even a miniature grape vine plant were scattered throughout the garden.  What made it even more amazing were all of the special mementos from family trips and vacations that were lovingly placed just so throughout the garden; an Eiffel Tower sculpture from a trip to Paris, agates from the north shore, sand from a tropical vacation, a cactus from a trip to a southern state, and on and on.  Love of family was included in the garden as well, by way of rocks engraved with each family member's name forming a rock walkway, and a beautiful portrait of a granddaughter being "painted" by an artist fairy.

I think I can safely speak for us all when I say I could have stayed for hours to lose myself in the wonder and magic of this little world.  I know I didn't see everything there was to see, and even tho I took a LOT of photos, I know there were still a lot of details I missed photographing.

Whether you believe in the magic of garden fairies or not, a visit to this wonderful little world will certainly have you imagining you just might have seen one flit by out of the corner of your eye.

A special thank you from all of us for allowing us into your magical little garden world, and may garden fairies always watch over you and your loved ones.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

M Family

It was a giggles and smiles morning for me with this sweet family.  I enjoyed seeing how much the girls have grown, especially little sister M, who was a just baby last time I photographed her.  Here's just a few of my many favorites!  :)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

S Family

Driving to meet this beautiful family tonight, I wasn't sure if we were going to be taking pictures at all, by the looks of the darkening sky.  I mean, I seriously expected to see wet cars driving towards me with their windshield wipers on!  But by some miracle, a few minutes after we got there, the sun started peeking out and the dark clouds vanished although it remained partially overcast.  I had an awesome time following this little guy around, who, as with all 18 month olds, definitely had his own agenda of what he wanted to look at, where and when!  :)  I had a great time meeting you and your family, little A!

Oh, and crazily enough, the moment I pulled out of my parking space and started driving out of the parking lot, it started sprinkling big fat raindrops!