Sunday, January 24, 2010

Adorable Little Man

We had a mild Saturday today and we took advantage of it! His momma called earlier in the week to schedule his one year session and we decided we might not get a better day....especially in January!

We met mid day for a perfect, cloudy, cool, humid session. Despite not taking his morning nap this little man did amazing! Never wants did he fuss or cry AT ALL and we worked him hard! Modeling is tough work at this age, you know? But, he doesn't seem to mind.

He even showed off a few cute little faces....

I love this one....he just seems so comfortable with mom and dad holding on.

I love this as might be my favorite. I think he was even dancing for us here.

Little boys being boys...always interested in the sticks and leaves.

It felt great to get out and get to shoot some images today! If you are interested in a session in the next few months, give me a call soon so we can get it scheduled!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Getting 2010 Started Right

2010 has already started with a nice, balmy 23 degree session. However, I don't know any other families that could pull off a session in the artic tempertures better than this one did. It was COLD but we captured some great family images! I never heard one person complain about how cold it was or that they had to take off coats at all. They were such troopers! We laughed and joked and just did what we had to do. I would say we accomplished the job well.

Our goal for this session was a more urban feel....they coordinated their clothes so well and pulled together a great look for everyone. I loved it! It was fun to use so many different backdrops and textures.

Nobody complained about snuggling in tight....

Such a good looking group of kids.....

Don't you think?

Thanks again "D" family for a great time, coffee, and conversation afterwards!

Who wants to sign up for their artic blast session? Okay, so we can always hope for a little warmer of a day.....

Friday, January 8, 2010

Some Personal News

I shared in a earlier post that I had some exciting personal news to share......and I think I have kept you in suspense long enough....though I'm sure you haven't been holding your breath. *smile*

Our big news is that we are..........

That's right....we are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia!!! We spent a lot of time praying and talking about the direction we wanted our family to take. After much prayerful discernment we agreed this is the direction we feel called. So far we have been in the paper chasing phase and soon we will be in the waiting phase. We hope that we will be able to travel to Ethiopia by the end of 2010 to meet our baby. We are keeping a blog and would be honored to have all of our fabulous clients along for the ride. You can find it here.

We are excited for this new chapter of our story and want to share it with all of our friends! We covet your thoughts and prayers as we raise the necessary funds for an international adoption.

Please don't forget to pass the word about Darling by Design's only because of word of mouth that we are introduced to more amazing clients.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Year in Review

2009 has been an INCREDIBLE year for Darling by Design. I feel so blessed to have met so many new friends along the way. I leave every session hoping I've gained a new friend and been able to capture some priceless memories. Thanks for allowing us the privilege to share these experiences with each of you. I don't take one moment for granted.

I look forward to lots of new and exciting things in 2010. I have some big news from a personal vantage point and have lots of exciting things in store for my business. Be on the lookout for a new pricing structure and lots of exciting new products!

In the meantime, I took a few minutes this afternoon to grab some favorite images from 2009 sessions. I hope I got one from each session but if I didn't let me know and I will fix it! :)

Blessings on you all in 2010!!!