Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sweet and Fabulous

Linda and Adam are getting married this June 30th and not only do I predict that they will have a rockin' ceremony at the Alltel Stadium but their engagement session was was definitely a blast to capture . Lets be frank, most guys HATE HATE HATE having their photos taken and typically all the guys that I shoot tell me they dreaded their engagement session and was secretively hoping for a cancellation. I am pretty use to photographing shy or "stubborn" men when it comes to these e-sessions; however, I always love it when the guy is game for anything despite his lack of desire to do the session to begin with. At this session, Adam was TERRIFIC! Although he, like most men, didn't care to do this session, he let me guide him and Linda the whole time. The result???? Scroll down to see...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Bielicki Family

So I couldn't resist getting these photos on my blog. Elizabeth, Steve, and their two most adorable daughters, Grace and Lauren were so much fun to capture during their family photo session. Instead of the traditional beach portraits we decided to do something a little different by using Kids Kampus, a downtown park across from the stadium, to use as their backdrop. There's so much to do there. If you're looking to do something different with your family photos, try visiting the Kids Kampus and play around with your camera as your children explore the playgrounds, water parks, and little bike town.

Enjoy viewing some of their photos taken from their session.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Our Disney Family Trip

So I had to do it! I had to take a break from all the craziness and business of life and take my kids to good old Disney. Miranda decided to have a birthday celebration there instead of the traditional birthday parties. I couldn't believe how exhausting it can be walking all over the park and standing in lines and all. I swear I think I'm still recovering!

Miranda gets the royal birthday treatment during her Birthday Character Breakfast Dining.

After Jaden piled his favorite breakfast foods on his plate, he relentlessly BEGGED me to take him back to his table so he could eat it all up. He was certainly eager and happy to have a plate full of mickey mouse waffles with m&m and chocoloate chip toppings, 10 strips of bacon, sausages, and more. Holding his 10lb plate of food, Jaden truly suffered while I continued to look at the buffet selection. I don't think I've ever seen Jaden eat like he did that morning. The boy was in heaven.

Jaden couldn't wait to give Tigger his penny that turned into a Disney character. Jaden loves giving gifts to everyone including Tigger and Winnie the pooh. The photo above is after Jaden gave up all his Disney Stickers to Pooh. What a sweet heart huh!!

Noel couldn't resist giving me a girls cowboy hat to put on. Noel embarrassed me by how he kept constantly clicking the camera. Soon we had an audience full of tourists watching me pose for Noel!!! Now I know what it feels like for my couples who have to kiss in front of the camera with on lookers nearby! Sorry guys for all I put you through!

Miranda's Birthday dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It's cool and all when you feel like you're in the jungle with all the elepants and gorillas, but lay off on the freezing weather! It was soooooooooooooooo cold in there that I had to get shirts from the gift shop to keep the kids from turning blue!! I swear, I think it's their way of making sure that the parents buy something from their gift shop. Miranda had their famous Volcano while the servers and us sang to her. She really dug that!

It became tradition for Noel to carry the kids every 15 minutes or so. At one time he had all three kids on him!!!! That's my macho husband for ya!

This is our second day in Orlando. We're on our way to Downtown Disney and the kids are already out cold even before we go there!!!!! If there was room back there, I would have joined them for sure!

We had a great time and look forward to visiting the other parks next time. Maybe we should wait till Jaden is older. He freaked out at a lot of the rides. The Lilo and Stitch "ride" sent Jaden over the edge. If you know what I am talking about, he lost it at the part when all the lights went out and Stitch escaped and sprayed you with water. The worker heard Jaden crying and gracefully let the poor boy escape this "adventure". Jaden was man enough to tell us how he felt about certain rides and knew when to put his foot down if he couldn't handle a ride. To my surprise when we were riding the Ferry back to the parking lot at about 10pm, he begged for us to go back right then and there and buy a house so that we could live there and wake up every morning inside Disney World! That was proof enough for me that I didn't scar the poor little guy for life!