Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Hailey + Ellie + Addie + Harper

How much do I love these girls? *THIS MUCH*

How much do I ADORE their new house, filled with the most breathtaking, natural light. *SO MUCH*

The combination? Well, let’s just say that I was happy clapping the entire time I was there.

AND? This is my (counting on my fingers…) 7th or 8th session with this family (not including Harper’s birth)…and this was BY FAR the easiest session of all. LOVE. THESE. GIRLS.

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Love this quick snap…see the photo on the upper left? That’s from Addie’s 6 month session. We tried to recreate it today with all four girls, and as the big girls clambered in I just HAD to a quick photo of these cute little monkeys.

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Katherine (+ Murphy)

Photographing Katherine is an annual tradition, and one that I look forward to year after year (after year). Each year she has a little more personality, a larger vocabulary, a bigger view of the world. This time she let me stay afterwards and play in her room for a little while…we’re buddies like that.

Murphy, on the other hand, seems to like me a little less every year (Hi Murphy! WHATAGOODBOYYOUAREYESYOUARE!!!). Between you and me, I think his grey is starting to show. But it makes him look ever so dignified, dontcha think?

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Our annual photo session has one added dimension of greatness…Katherine’s mommy waves goodbye and heads off to work, and leaves me with Katherine and her sweet Nanny Kylie to play and do our thing. And so, we did! We walked the Murphster, played a little dress-up, showed off our ballet moves, and even put on a little fashion show just for me in between outfit changes.

Love. This. Girlchild.

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It’s my favorite time of year!!!

The emails have been POURING in (I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!) asking “WHEN are the mini sessions starting? Have I missed them?”. After last year’s shorter holiday season than usual (for the very best reason of all, of course), THIS year we are doing these back-to-back AND possibly adding a 3rd day. We are halfway booked already (I KNOW!). I hated turning families away last year, and just feel so blessed and honored that those who had to pass on their annual dose of Sugar have waited patiently and are ready to jump back on the bandwagon with us. How lucky am I?

So join us for some crazy, silly, fun and wild holiday card fun!

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Maggie + Abby

Saturday’s session was a LONG time in the making. As in, YEARS…Abby and Maggie’s mom gets major props for being undeterred when it came to booking a Sugar session for her girls (maternity leave cut last year’s session WAY short). I’ve known about these girls for the longest time…my own dear friend Jenny named her daughter Maggie after the very same Maggie that I was finally able to meet. And these young ladies were just as gorgeous and fun to be around as I had been told.

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See? It was like being handed a set of Gap models and told “Have fun!”. Which is exactly what their mom did…she stayed *in the car* (what a HUGE privilege to be handed the reins and told “Work your magic. I trust you completely.”).

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Thank you, ladies…for bringing your happy selves all the way to Dallas (after bearing with me during this past year of maternity leave and new babyhood). I had a ball…wish we could do it all again tomorrow!

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Carter + Claire

Three years ago I had the chance to meet two very cool kids. Claire was missing her two front teeth, and Carter was just young enough to still be able to impress with my knowledge of all things boy. Fast forward three years. Those front teeth have arrived, and Carter is WAY hard to impress with my now VERY meager knowledge of all things 6th grade boy.
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But I’m still taller than he is, so heh.
Their dad gets HUGE props for this…it was a move they wanted documented at their last session, and darn it if he didn’t do it again (though I’m pretty sure he meant it when he said it was the last time ;) )
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Love these kids. Love their ability to simultaneously torture, amuse, and embarrass one another. Is this what I have to look forward to? (Answer: YES).
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