Babysitting Session with the Beacham girls!

This idea has been in our minds for quite some time, but we are now putting a bit more emphasis on the availability.  Babysitting sessions…what does this mean, you ask?  It means we hang out with your kiddo for a couple of hours, and grab as many photos of them as possible while we’re out having fun!  Perfect for getting shots of just the little ones, while giving you a bit of time to yourself. 

For this session, Tyler & Gunter’s wonderful mommy wanted to be surprised…she knew very little about where we were going or what we were doing.  The anticipation and excitement has been so great, for us and for her!  So, here is a very small sneak peek.  A few from lunch, and a few from our other roamings about town. :)

Goodness gracious, this girl is gorgeous!



Gunnie and her blankie…love the blues on these girls.


Love the silly face!! Tyler’s is posted on our facebook page (and there may be a few more added to the full gallery). :)


Ty and Gunnie, hugging and blowing kisses


We mentioned doughnuts, and the girls shouted “Dunkin Donuts!!”  We said Krispy Kreme, hoping the doughnut belt would be going and the “hot now” sign would be on.  No such luck, but we still grabbed a couple of cute shots. :)


Oh, Christmas tree…


 This is the typical sister hug with these two :)


 LOVE this shot of Gunnie…we didn’t go out to the beach, but roamed the boardwalk which led us here.  Had to grab a shot of her running in the sand.


  More on the way soon. Love and hugs to the Beacham girls and their family!!


Roaming with Naya, Raja & family

We had tons of fun roaming Chapel Hill with this family!  Naya was almost too adorable for words, and Raja with his love of nature (I believe he said, “I love nature.” at least three times during our session) was so fun to follow around looking for leafy spots and good climbing trees.

 Raja warmed up to us immediately. :)


 Naya was so cute, hiding from us in this folding sign.


Lots of playing in trees, which we love!



 Love love love these leaves!  If you asked me for a difinitive fall photo, this would be it. :)


 One of my favorite photos of her…this or the scrunch-nose black & white photo coming up soon.  I can’t decide. :)

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 Naya leaves the ground to catch up with her big brother!


 Hanging all by himself!


 Love the shadows here


 Jordan’s view of the family shot I was grabbing.


 Love that look of wonder!


 Both of these kiddos were so comfortable with climbing around and being high-up.  I think it comes from their dad. :)


Little hands behind the back…aww!


 Aww, I think the scrunch-nose shot is a winner!



 Giving kisses :)


 Photo with mom!


 Silly-face photo with dad!


 This is my favorite of Raja. :)


You guys were amazing, thanks for a fun, exciting session!

Mindy's first international facedown (aka, more Italy honeymoon photos)

How silly, sneezy, and sleep-deprived is Mindy?  Here’s what she did today:

Loaded a bunch of pics onto our portable hard drive. Drove to Bean and Barrel for some coffee and serious uploading/emailing via their free wi-fi. *Side note-we just moved into our first home together, and are waiting on our cable/internet line to be buried, so we’re internetless at home.* Intended to prepare a blog post of the lovely family we worked with on Sunday morning. Realized that folder wasn’t fully transfered to the portable hard drive.  Oops. 

A bit ago I’d uploaded some Italy pics to post.  So, instead of getting a peek at our Halloween session, you get silly honeymoon photos of us.  We’re moving the last bit of stuff from our apartment tomorrow, but hopefully in between I’ll be able to post those cute little clients that were supposed to be posted today!  Have I mentioned how awesome and understanding our clients are? Thank you for being patient with us during this crazy-exciting time in our lives!

Onward, to the photos!

After our rainy adventure on our first night and full day in Italy, we woke up on our third day to some sunshine, and not a cloud in the sky! We decided to take a ferry across Lake Como to Lenno, and visit Villa Balbianello. However, I kept hearing “Barbieanello,” so I from then on referred to it as “Barbieville.”  Here’s the ferry stop before we headed out.


 Ferry + gull


 On the way to Lenno, we passed Tremezzo, with the Grand Hotel in plain view. That pool had to be freezing, but it still looks so inviting!


 A bit of the view around “Barbieville” (yes, I know that isn’t its real name. snicker snicker)


 Jordan, looking uber-cool on the grounds of the villa.


 Live here? Yes, please.  Around Lake Como, there are amazing views everywhere you turn.


 After our Balbianello visit, we found a spot in Lenno to have lunch, and found these lovely colorful boats along the way.


 And a few interesting shady shadow spots.


 Back in Bellagio, this was our view on the way to dinner, nearing sunset.  


 A few shots of Bellagio



 That’s my hubby! :)


 JAM + Bellagio = love




 The next day we went out to “the point,” in the middle wishbone spot of the lake. Love this shot I snapped of Jordie. :)


 In one of the many allies in Bellagio, we spotted this very protective doggy.  He was not having us atall. Lots of standing guard by his door, and lots of barking if we got too close.  But, he was all bark, no harm. :)


 We never mailed anything while on our trip, but I did love this mail box. :)


 “Do a GQ pose” yeah? okay…


 Okay, if you do not know about facedowns, you must go here.  There is something unusually funny to me about this website.  I have no idea why!  When I first ready about facedowns, I thought, “How stupid, it’s just photos of people lying face down in random places.”  Then I proceeded to browse the photos, and could not stop laughing at them!  So, here’s my facedown in Bellagio. First one, and it was international. Yippee. :)  


 The necessary feet-up shot.


 oh,emgee. The best gelato I’ve ever tasted, that chocolate on the right. The chocolaty/ nutty cone didn’t hurt.  Jordan got strawberry which was yummy), and upon trying mine was immediately jealous. 




Okay, we’ll end this post before we have photo-overload syndrome.  We do have a few more Italy pics, to be posted later.  Hopefully not instead of client photos next time. :)