Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

meet the Bramantes'

they seem like such a 'normal' couple...

but then again, they are OUR relations...soooo that may just explain the rest....


honestly, I laughed so hard...
I really can't believe a single shot was in focus...
love you guys!
nik

Monday, October 24, 2011

more jalynn...

I know...her eyes are just so lovely...

not to mention they have a LOT of sparkle (:


thank you Tracy!
what fun!
nik

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bullpups are going to playoffs...

my "shot of the day".

the nephew, #77, in position.

yep, he is taking on two little dudes...

proud daddy/coach


fun day. I love my family.
auntie nik

Friday, October 21, 2011

october..

I know...but it is that time of year...
custom 5x7 flat cards.
front & back design (front only shown below).

let the holidaying begin (;
nik

Thursday, October 20, 2011

working...

so I am working away...being all productive...

and this little shot is just sitting there smack in the middle of all the formals.
pickin' adorable.
nik

catching up...


"Your future is filled with hope, declares the LORD." jer. 31:17
work.distracted.work.distracted.back to work.
nik

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

so...

one of my many "take aways" from the Festival...
was to revisit my dance series...

I think a dancer would wear out jumping, before I would wear out shooting...

truly can't believe this image (below) was taken almost 3 years ago...

ready ready ready...to hit the dancers again.
that sounds awkward.
nik

Monday, October 17, 2011

To market,

to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, dancing a jig;
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;
Home again, home again, jiggety-jog;
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,

Home again, home again, market is done.
mother goose.
I am,quite obviously, in a bad way.
nik

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

leaving...

so daddy is on daddy duty with these two....
oh my, I told Tad, Daddy will take care of  you,
while mommy is "picturing" for a few days...
to which he responded, "I have a headache" lol, oh my, what is to become of my house...

I always have major anxiety about leaving the boys...
but I also have nervous excitement about stretching myself again...
whoo hoo!!!  I know I will be on super overload...
with classes including some of the super greats...
  











the world's photographer, Rick Sammon http://www.ricksammon.com/Rick_Sammon/Home.html

the wicked talent,  Parish Kohanim  http://www.parishkohanim.com/










  thee hot hot hot,  David Mecey  http://www.davidmecey.com/


                                   














 the skin master, Lee Varis http://www.varis.com/


                                   









the premier wedding photog, Hanson Fong http://www.hansonfong.com/Hanson_Photography/Home.html



                                 







 digital workflow pro, Hal Schmitt  http://lightworkshops.com/Hal_Schmitt.htm


                                 












the masterful, David Wells http://www.davidhwells.com/


Yes!!!
now to pack...
nik

all images are copyrighted, in order of appearance: Rick Sammon, Parish Kohanim,David Mecey,Lee Varis, Hanson Fong,Hal Schmitt and David Wells.

Monday, October 10, 2011

meet Bohdi & Brooke.

This one is  for Va Va.

this one  for Fun.

this one for Mom.

this one for Me.

and that is how it breaks down.
nik

Friday, October 7, 2011

logan is 6 months!

oh, I sooo remember this stage...especially with my Tad....
he teethed so hard, he just teethed and teethed and teethed AND teethed...
I didn't know a wee one could teeth so much...
tylenol was my very best friend.

how perfect is logan though?

look at his perfect gerber skin...
and those checks...
adorable.
nik

Thursday, October 6, 2011

october is here.

i'm late...whoosh! the full text in the Book of Job says, "the wicked build houses as fragile as a spider's web, as flimsy as a shelter made of branches.  The wicked go to bed rich but wake to find that all their wealth is gone."  ok, so possibly I am in a deep thoughtful brooding artsy mood...
the good news, I actually didn't write the text...
the bad...
i am quoting it.
nik

more miss bailey...

it's fun when you think you are going in one direction...

and then end up in a totally different place...

and it fits...

perfectly.

bailey and mom/kathy love head shots...
so do i.

xo
nik

Monday, October 3, 2011

meet Bailey.

my goodness, did you know you can take online college courses FREE, when you are in high school??
I just have this feeling Bailey will get her PhD.
I think she will looove university...


I think she will thrive there!
I also think, I think too much...
but honestly, don't you think, sometimes... in life...we are in a holding pattern...
a season of waiting...
in my experience,
waiting is always worth it...after all,  there is a time for everything...
a time to weep and a time to laugh...
a time to mourn...
and a time to dance...
have fun dancing into your future Bailey...you have moves you don't even know you have (:
more to come.
nik