Monthly Archives: July 2007

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It’s a drive-by posting…

This week shall forever be known as The Week of the World’s Shortest Posts (or…The Week of the Drive-By Postings). Take your pick.

This week is chock-full of sessions, one each day…so check back every night for a little dose of Sugar before bed. But don’t expect anything witty or especially thought-provoking. My brain is already tucked into bed by 6pm each day and I’ve got nothin’ left.

This morning we played with Evyn…littlest of three girls and soon-to-be big sister to a little boy, due in November. I love siblings, and have the best time chasing them down and convincing them to hold, kiss, and cuddle with their brothers or sisters. But every once in a while we have a mom book a session just for one of their brood. And it’s such a breath of fresh air to give the sometimes overlooked little ones a chance to shine.

Evyn was a doll, and we had a fun time in downtown Plano until the rains came. And came. And came some more. I think my hair might still be damp. Luckily, we were winding down when it started…thank goodness for early morning sessions and rainstorms that start mid-morning!


"Did you swallow a beach ball?"

There’s a new little one, soon to join our family. Little sister and her cute hubby were in town this weekend for their baby shower, and we managed to fit in a quick belly session at the same time.

When people say “Wow, you are all belly” they must have this image in mind. She is the epitome of ‘all belly’. I’m jealous of how great she looks.

Do I even need to narrate this second one? I’m pretty sure it oozes love, adoration, excitement and that fabulous “yes, we’re married, we’re deeply in love, and we *made* this” feeling.

Which leads us back to the title…”….or are you just happy to see me?”

My soon-to-be niece or nephew is due in early October, and I will be dropping everything and heading to Houston when the arrival is imminent to photograph the big event. I guess having me as an annoying, pestering and bossy big sister does have it’s privileges after all ;)


Have you heard?

“Three is the new two.”

All of you with sweet, easy, happy third babies need to stop calling me. STOP! (and let’s be serious, is there any third baby that ISN’T all of the above?).

Because my self control is crumbling. And I look at happy siblings like these three and think “….maybe?”.

And then I remember that I lose my mind when a sleep-depriving-newborn is in residence. Just like I might lose my mind tonight if eldest child continues to hop out of bed and ask for one. more. thing.

But I digress…

Meet Henry, Katie and Annie. Precious. Happy. Playful. What a fun time we had today!


This kid needs to cheer up…

Today’s session was *hard*. No smiles, no laughter, no giggling. Just sweat and mosquitoes and grumpy, grouchy kids and unsmiling parents.

Oh, who am I kidding?

Take a little CJ and Aidan and try not to laugh along with them.


Who’s in the mood to SHOP?

Our Holiday Mini Sessions are just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking of your wardrobe folks!

We’ll be posting the dates and all the details soon, but in the meantime…

Strasburg Children called today to let me know (yes, I’m a dork and on their phone list)-they have a big sale this week with clothing going for 20%, 30% and even 50% off! I’m not a huge fan of the all-white look for portraits, or those flippy collars that like to swallow your child’s head.

BUT-this is always a stress-free place to find clothing for that next portrait session! And I figured I couldn’t keep this secret to myself. So go! Have fun! Avoid head-eating-collars!

Where do I like for families to shop? When you call to book a session, Mindy will walk you through your session and the look you’re going for. She is the queen of styling kids, and I guarantee she can help you find the perfect clothing for your little ones!