Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Catching Up

I am still playing catch up from my marathon weekend a few weekends ago. I feared it might be our last nice weekend of the year so I booked myself solid. I didn't take into consideration how long it would take me to process all those images. :) So to all of you families...thank you for your patience as you waited to see a few of your images!

This sweet family had me out to their home and it was a fun challenge. We had to work with the sun a bit but we found some great locations. I loved getting to meet their little man. He was precious!

This family had to reschedule because of sickness...but I think our new date had even warmer weather than the first time did! It was 70 degrees and we were warm by the time we finished. Their boys were so fun and so into taking pictures. It made for a fun time!

This sweet couple is excited about their upcoming wedding! I was honored to capture a little bit of their relationship. They have been together for a long time and you could see that they were really comfortable with one another. It even comes across in their images. I plan on sharing more of their session as I get caught up, but for now here's a few good ones!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Catch Up

Every night this week had intentions of posting a sneak peak....however, I have to admit I was getting ready for a visit from this little guy....
and his mom, dad, and sister. Isn't he adorable? We had so much fun today letting him be in the spotlight.

However, I feel bad to keep everyone from last weekend waiting ANY LONGER. Last weekend was a MARATHON....I started early on Saturday morning and was scheduled until Sunday night.

The day started with these precious kids. I was excited to see them again and they didn't disappoint.

Aren't they adorable?

Then after I helped my husband with a project we got ready and went to meet this sweet family. I LOVE this little guy. He ALWAYS smiles for me. Even after getting only a 5 minutes nap in the car, he didn't let me down.

Finally, we finished up the day with these sweet cousins. If you know them, then you need to know this session is a gift for grandparents for Christmas so SHHHH!!!! I couldn't help but post this fun image from the end when we let them go to town on the suckers. I think they enjoyed it...you think?

And a few of each of them individually.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I enjoyed my time with this senior. I had the privilege of taking his sister's engagement pictures and was honored to be asked to capture his senior session. We utilized the things he loves best...the family land for his session. I enjoyed working in a new environment. It's always fun and challenging.

Here's a few to tide you over. I should have the rest soon!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fun Family!

This mom was so excited and that made me excited. I couldn't wait to meet up with them Saturday. We had an awesome day to be outside enjoying capturing some precious images. I was flying solo so I had my work cut out for me but we had fun! I was excited when Mom told me she liked the "weird" stuff. I love families that just want me to capture them being together. I hope this is the "weird" stuff you were talking about!

Can't you tell their house is just loads of tickling fun?

The leaves were plentiful!

Ms. Ballerina was precious even if a little bit shy.

He has a fascination with trains and couldn't wait for this part of the session.

Little miss was the happiest baby!

Thanks again for a great afternoon!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Great Family Images


It was such an honor to work with this family on Sunday afternoon. Mom had been planning our session for months and everything came together. We were sweating the week before with all the rain and wind. We were both a little fearful that all the beautiful leaves would be gone. Thankfully, another great friend has an awesome yard that made it look like we were in the woods. Posing a big family is a challenge but they did an awesome job being patient and working with us until we got it perfect! I didn't even realize how much time had passed until we were done!

Thanks again friends for allowing us to capture your family!

Aren't they beautiful? I resisted posting the one of dad in a compromising pose. :)

Their kids are so photogenic.....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Cards and an Announcement

I found one more set of cards that I just couldn't resist. I have decided that all of my cards will be double sided this year on premium card stock. They look awesome and you will be proud to send them out as your Christmas cards. Photo cards are my favorite Christmas Cards to receive and they are the ones that are displayed all year long on our refrigerator. Why not send them out to your friends and family this year?

Along those lines and because our schedule has gotten so crazy I have decided to offer a handful of mini sessions. These sessions will take place on the morning of November 14th.

The $75 Session fee includes 25 flat photo cards and an online gallery with 10-15 images.

The sessions will start at:

8:00am -
8:30am -
9:00am -
9:30am -

I expect these to fill up quickly so make sure you call or email soon to get your date and time reserved. You can email Sara at darlingbydesign(AT)gmail(DOT)com. First come, first serve!!!

From last year....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tighlman Senior {Paducah Senior Photographer}

Whoever said that boys senior photography isn't as fun as girls was definitely wrong in this case. I enjoyed immensely creating great images for this senior from Paducah Tighlman. He was great at helping me scout good locations and communicating what he wanted from his images as well. We lost our daylight one day so we finished up with some great sun another day. I love both looks as it allowed us to use a variety of locations. If you know of a senior that wants something different than the standard images for their senior session, have them give us a call!