Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Nothing but right

Tonight I had a shoot and this pretty little girl was more than willing to help me test the lights.  It's amazing how big she is getting, she's supposed to be my little girl..... feels like yesterday that I cried like the world was coming to an end the day she was born.  The world was no where near the end it was a whole new beginning.  Sometimes we get wrapped up in what is going wrong at the time and what we should really see is what is going right.  Many people tried to tell me and show me the "right" but all I seen was wrong.  Now I look at this perfect little girl and see nothing but RIGHT.

We love you Elly Mae and you continue to show us new ways to open our eyes.  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Frosty Morning

Sunday morning was frosty and I haven't taken frosty photos for many months now.....

Hope you enjoyed the frosty photos sitting inside a warm house, my fingers were frozen....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Anniversary Weekend Up North

33 years ago I married my best friend, we beat the odds of young stupid kids getting married and actually lasting....we showed the priest who married us that No we weren't going to be divorced in 6  months.... we worked hard at this young marriage and having a family of 5 when we were just kids ourselves.....and we won.  

We spent the weekend up north doing what ever we wanted.  With this view and beautiful weather it wasn't hard to enjoy every minute.   

We have everything put away for the winter so we had to haul some chairs out to the fire pit again.  

When I walked down by the river the sun was amazing sparkling on the water and through the trees so I had to run back up for the camera and capture it.

See the sparkling water?

Okay here is a closer view.....

The sky was so amazingly blue and the water reflected the blue

We walked down to the other end of our river bank where the eagles like to perch in the overhanging tree.

Then since there aren't very many pictures of me I get the camera set and have John put his feet exactly where mine were and I go to stand where he was.  That's the only way I can get him to touch the camera.  I'm not sure how he got the sun rays streaming down but it's kinda cool.

Don't look at me and my glowing head.....look at that sparkly water again..... amazing!!

Lines going every which way.....

I loved the yellow grass across the river with the blue water.

A few times this weekend the eagles flew by and we got to see them soar up and down the river.  That site will never get old.  Our Anniversary couldn't have been better and no it's not all roses.... there were times we didn't agree, he drove by garage sale signs when I gave pretty good hints that he should stop, he stopped at second hand stores but didn't want to, I hit him in the head with a roll of duct tape, he swore at me, I took a walk to get some alone time, I slept on the couch while watching a movie, I can't sit still and if I do I fall asleep, he hates that...... he didn't want to come home...... yep just normal stuff for us but I love him and I tell him he loves me.   We are blessed and worked hard to get to where we are, marriage doesn't just happen, two people make it happen and two people make it last forever.... we are the right two people for this one.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Painted Photographer Classes

There are 4 chalk painting classes coming up soon with The Painted Photographer.  If you want to learn everything there is to know about chalk paint you have got to make one of these classes work in your busy schedules.  These classes will be held during the 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar Craft Sale.  Shopping, painting, good conversations..... what more could you ask for.  

Saturday Nov 21st I will teach you how to paint a Mason jar box.  The class is 11-1, cost is $20, at the Veranda.  email or call (text) to sign up.  7159652925 connie{dot}hemmer{at}gmail{dot}com.  

Sunday Nov 22nd I will teach you how to paint a chalkboard.  There are varying sizes but the smallest is a 11x14 The class is 11-1 at the Veranda, cost is $25.  email or call (text) to sign up.  7159652925 connie{dot}hemmer{at}gmail{dot}com 

Saturday Dec 5th I will teach you how to paint a snowflake board.  SOLD OUT

(If I can get more snowflakes I will try to do another class before Christmas)

Sunday Dec 6th I will teach you how to paint a Medallion Frame.  The class is 11-1 at the Veranda, cost is $23.  email or call (text) to sign up.  7159652925 connie{dot}hemmer{at}gmail{dot}com 

Can't wait to see you all there.     Later.....

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shannon and her little family

Shannon had me take their family pictures on Sunday also.  Elly is growing up way to fast and Garrett seems to be right behind her.  

Elly needs to eat a sandwich don't you think?  

Garrett turned 7 yesterday and I needed updated pictures of him.

I love the little turn of his mouth on the left side.  He's so stinkin' cute.

Then I tried to get him to smile BIG

Nope Grandma I'm not doing it....

Okay maybe just my little smirk on the left side....

Little more.....

Almost there.....

Yep there it is...... Toothless grin and still dang cute.

And then our Elly girl who loves the camera.

She's a poser and I don't have to tell her anything she just does it....

She moves some way or another after every click of my shutter....

She's my feels comfortable in front of the camera girl.....

And the camera loves her....

She is almost a teenager but her natural beauty will continue to shine through.

Love this little family so much and had a great day together.  Garrett told his mom when they got home that it was the best day ever..... I have to agree with him.