Thursday, July 29, 2010

Charlie! Oops, I mean Quinn!!

Oh my goodness, what a fun, fun day! My sweet friend Talia and I snuck into an off limits location and took these precious pictures of her little boy! I just love him because he is so serious and completely and totally unaffected by all the crazy stuff we were trying to do to get him to smile or at least look at us vs. the dirt! If you ever meet Talia (or perhaps you already know her) ya gotta have her do her exotic bird calls for ya!! Just makes me giggle thinkin' about it! When afterwards she introduced me to fish tacos at Rubios! YUM!! I just love her, she is bright spot in my little life! Look out for the BUFFALOES!! Okay, I'll stop chatting, she is chomping at the bit to see these pictures! To book your own session visit my website at Hugs! Cija

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Twice As Nice

This has been a weird week with my oldest staying at her Grandpa's house, but I thought I would take advantage of only having the twins. Their birthday is coming up and I thought I would get their annual birthday pictures done and out of the way (giving my fantabulous invitation creator lots of time to create some spectacular!! By the way, I can not even begin to tell you how much harder it is for me to take pictures of my own kids! OIY!!!
OH!! and we went to my favorite cupcake place today (I won two free cupcakes!) and when I got there they only had 14 cupcakes left!!! YIKES!! So I bought 9, well... I was in a panic! Can't wait for dessert time! Okay, it's 7:00, I haven't even started dinner yet!! and "So you think you can dance" is on!! So I am outta here!! Can't wait to take Charlie's pictures, oops I mean Quinn's pictures tomorrow (you'll see what I mean!!) TTFN! Cija

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baby Photographer in Denver, CO

Happy Tuesday everyone! So my baby is missing, well actually she is visiting her Grandpa Cecil and Grandma Alice, she went to stay with them for a few days. She left Monday morning, I just spoke with her again, and she doesn't sound the least bit homesick. When I asked her if she was ready to come home, she simply said "nope, I'm not ready." Well, I'm ready for her to come home!!
This morning I was with one of my Milestone babies, ANDREW!! He is already 6 months old! Such a big boy sitting up so big and strong! Can I just say that I loved, Loved, LOVED the overalls!! Well, I hope you enjoy this peek into Andrew's photoshoot! For information on scheduling your own session please visit my website at Hugs! Cija

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baby Photographer in Denver, CO

Meet Harrison! He is 3 months old! Oh just love babies! They are just too cute! It was a pretty uneventful shoot until the sprinklers came on! Freaked the bageebers out of me! At first I thought it was a snake!! Harrison just thought we were all crazy running around like crazy people. Well, you will have the opportunity to watch little Harrison master he first year with me, as his mom and dad are taken advantage of the "Growing Wishes" milestone package with shoots at 3, 6, 9 & 12 months. For more information visit my website at Off to scrapbook the whole live long day! If you are looking for something to do with your kiddos today, check out Ellie's Carnival. We have prayed for this sweet little girl over the years in fight with cancer, she in now one full year in remission!! The carnival is today from 10:00 - 2:00 at the Landmark Academy 10566 Memphis St, Commerce City. Admission is $1 and unlimited games for $5. Clowns, crafts, games, food and more! Rod will be there with our girls! Ta Ta Cija

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Nomelie" - Sweet Perfection!!

Every once in a while you run across something too good to keep to yourself. Today, was such a day. The girls and I had been out hitting the stores in search of blankets and such for my photoshoots. It was mid afternoon, moods were stating to fade to blue, when we found ourselves walking down "Main Street" in Parker. As we neared the end of the street, I spotted a cupcake sign. Now I am not a huge fan of cupcakes, I have tried my fair share mind you, because of their cuteness and decorative flair, but am always left somewhat unimpressed. But it was hot, and I had 3 tired little girls who deserved a little bright spot in their day, so we ventured into
Nomelie Cupcakes.
It was a quaint little place with weathered wooden tables and touch of Paris flair. In the case was a lovely display of cupcakes, but I wasn't about to be lured in by their "cuteness" it would be "just another cupcake".
Ryanne ordered the "Strawberry Dream", Sabrina and I went for "Mom's Favorite" (yellow cake with chocolate frosting) while Melia went out on a limb with the "Sweet & Salty".

As we sat down, my mind was busy plotting our next stop and calculating the time left to shop before my 6:30 photoshoot. Carelessly, I wiped my tongue alone the edge of the frosting... the chaos in my mind stopped! It could only focus on one thing now, the creamy satin chocolate frosting that topped this little cup of cake!

I found myself twisting the cake back and forth wondering how could frosting be so velvety smooth and light and luscious all at the same time. Like a toddler at a birthday party, I dipped my finger into the decedent pile of yumminess to have a closer look. My kids were talking to me but I couldn't here them, sweet music was playing in my ears!
Now this was worth all the cupcake fuss!

I could have left happy with just the frosting but it was simply "joy heaped upon joy" (that should be the name of their shop! I don't know what Nomelie means but their cupcakes are "JOY heaped upon JOY"!! The cake was not simply a place to put the frosting but a moist favor filled treat! Sweet Perfection!

Now they probably thought I was plum crazy when I asked if I could take pictures of their tiny little masterpieces, but I didn't care! These little beauties deserved to be photographed! I handled each one with loving care, searching for it's best angle, while desperately fighting off the urge to bite into each one.

I don't care where you live!! You must try these cupcakes!
Nomelie Cupcakes
19751 E. Mainstreet
Parker, CO
Keep in mind they are closed on Sundays!
M-F 10:00 - 6:00 or until the sell out

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Infant Photographer in Castle Rock, Colorado

I don't know about you, but I think Jose was pretty lucky tonight! Ryanne will be so happy that he made it through another week. She told me the other day that she had a dream about Jose, he came to our house and gave her a piggy pack ride, poor girl, she's got it bad! (Surely everyone knows that I am talking about "So you think you can dance"! Simply the greatest show ever! But prior to the SYTYCD results show I was hangin' our with my little buddy, Gavin. This is my second shoot with Gavin and he is now 11 months old! Oh my goodness he was crackin' me up, at the start of the shoot, he would only give me these sly little smiles, so reserved! But then by the end of the shoot he was gibber gabbin' like a crazy person! So funny! It was like he discovered his voice for the very first time! If only pictures had audio! Well, it's almost tomorrow, so that is my cue to get off this silly computer and go to bed! For more information on scheduling your own shoot visit my website at Hugs! Cija