Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Happy Valentines Day

It was a Happy Valentines Day at our house on Feb 14th!
Linda got a new purse that she had wanted for a long time
A N D we became Ty's 1st babysitters! Courtney and Doug
went out with Doug's family and Pap-Paw and Nana got to
baby sit!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

The following came in an email this morning... I thought it
would be just the right day to pass it on to my 4 girls!
Happy Valentine's Day to Linda, Courtney, Brook and Ava!


Love is...
What makes a weak man brave
And a king step off his throne
Good times, bad times
Easy times, tough times
It comes in an instant
And lasts three days after forever
That's what love is.

- Mike -

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our beautiful Ava!

Courtney and Ty have consumed so much of our time and energy
lately, but we did not want anyone to miss keeping up with our
beautiful Ava! Ava is now just over 9 months old and is DROP DEAD
GORGEOUS! (No! I am not prejudice - check her out yourself!) She
has outgrown her original car seat and - here she is - celebrating
her new comfy seat and riding forward! Time truly flys! She is growing
SO fast it almost scares us - Linda and I gather around my computer
to smile and laugh every time Brook updates us with new pictures - we
cherish EVERY image we get! We hope to go see her next month for a
few days!

She is available to SQUEEZE!!!!!

Ty dude!

Here is a little artsy rendition of Ty on the changing
table at his 1st visit to Nana and Pap-Paw's house..
He was hamming it up as usual... He is 2 weeks old!!!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Single Strobe Shootout!

WOW!!! What a blast! The phenomenal Jerry McGaghey of RockStar Sexy Wedding Photography put on a night time Single Strobe Shootout and had 1 of his many happy couples volunteer to come model for a half dozen of the Tampa Bay area's most talented and sought after photographers - Jerry was kind enough to invite me too... It was awesome to watch, listen and learn from all the experience that were shooting that night - I was trying to absorb as much as I could and attempted to get off a few shots too. EVERY ONE of these artists freely shared their experience and techniques and it was like hitting the LOTTO for me!!! AND - EVERY ONE of these incredible folks was just as nice as they were talented! Thank you to Linda and Chris, the extremely beautiful couple - you both are amazing! Thanks to Lauren, Carrie, Linda, Phillip and new daddy (soon) - Mark Moberg!! Thanks, as always, to the-Jer for another part of my continuing education - you are remarkably creative!! AND a huge thanks to the glue that keeps the whole thing together - Mandi!!!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Scott & Missy!

2 weeks ago we shot the eSession for Missy & Scott - what an
AWESOME couple! Scott is the son of my dear friends, Mike and
Cathy Cline! Scott and I have become friends the last few years
and Missy "fits him like a glove"! Equally intelligent and beautiful,
Missy is a great partner for Scott! I am absolutely STOKED to
photograph their wedding in Bradenton on June 13th!!!

This eSession was shot with the incredible Steve Moores - a real artist!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ty Comes Home!

My little buddy came home today - on Super Bowl Sunday! Linda and
I went to greet the new parents and Ty - all were happy to be home!
Courtney is adapting well to her new role and Doug has jumped in
and to take care if his new little guy! One AWESOME family!