Sunday, July 26, 2009

To Make You Smile...

Couldn't sleep last ight so I found myself in front of the computer browsing old files of the kids. I saw this pic of Tommy, around 20 months old, and laughed right out loud. I love this pic because although he looks completely different now, it embodies his personality that we live with everyday. He always knows how to make everyone laugh!!!!
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Looking forward to Monday!

I am so looking forward to Monday! I am taking this little beauty's 18ish month old pictures! Cassandra has grown up so much! She stole my heart when we met her at 4 days old, and contiunes to do so on a regular basis! Annie thinks of her as a little sister! Can't wait to post her big girl pics!
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Simply Samantha

As Samantha and I parted ways after her shoot I found myself wondering, "Is there anything more beautiful than unaware beauty?" Spend a little time with this quiet but ponderous Twilight fan and I promise, you too will fall under the spell she is unaware that she casts! Samantha is proof that true beauty is profound when quietly expressed!
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Adam Schroeder

With one eye on the weather, Adam and I set out to complete his session with hopes that we wouldn't be dodging raindrops! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! As his shoot proceeded the clouds disapeared! Adam's quiet, confident strength really comes through in his pictures and his go with the flow attitude is sure to take him far in life! (Please click on images to view full size.)

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Heaven Sent

Ten years ago today, God sent me an angel straight from heaven! She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ready, Set, Smile!!!

What do you get when you have a big sister who is a
natural in front of the camera,
and a little brother who is along for the ride because
Mom said that's the way it's gonna be?
It's no secret here. When it comes to posing for the camera, Emma sure knows
how to bring out the best in her little brother, Nolan! What a joy!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Emma, Nathaniel, and Miles of Smiles!

The Sturm Grandchildren sure are a lively bunch, and simply a joy to be around!
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Big sister Emma, sweet and right at home in front of the camera, did a good job of showing little brother Nathaniel how to strike a pose!
Nathaniel is a very lively and charming little boy! He brought his own
brand of 2 year old fun to the photo session!

Baby cousin Miles is such a content little guy, sure to bring miles of smiles where ever he goes!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Chelsea has one of those smiles that lights up the whole room... and she has the kind of personality that just makes you feel good to be around! She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out! And Chelsea, I agree, we should get together and do this every week! I really enjoyed your session! (Please click on photos to view larger.)

Chelsea Video

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Berries and Bunnies

This week we went strawberry picking and had so much fun. The instant we pulled in my kids were all about the petting farm they had at Middleton Berry Farm in Ortonville, MI. I promised after we were done picking strawberries we would visit the animals. As soon as they realized they could pick up the baby bunnies (which were also for sale... they even sell the pens for your new family member!) the novelty of harvesting their very own strawberries quickly faded and they immediately shifted into "but Mama, they are so cute...I'll feed them everyday...can we get 2?" mode. Good thing I packed my "NO! POWERS"!
The good people at Middleton Berry Farm are so friendly and helpful! We had a wonderful time! We will definate be back next year! (please click on any photo to view larger)
I have picked so many strawberries I will now become one with the berry patch!

Check out my new bearings... Hey Mom, get it berry + earing???
Tommy- "Good thing you have special 'NO' powers Mama, because we are CUTE!"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

One of my favorites...

Fun, true to who he is, and content. These are words that come to mind when I think of Patrick. I had so much fun capturing the multi faceted sides of this guy when we did his shoot. One of my favorites. ~ (click on photo to view larger)

I am "One at Peace"

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Beautiful Smile, Great Gardens

Tall, beautiful, and blonde. Add a fantastic smile and big green eyes, some girls just have it all. I love the time I spent with Sam. She is as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside! (Click on any photo to see larger!)

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Cool Cousins

Cool Cousins are taking it to the streets of Lapeer. The great thing about these kids is they just are not just cousins they are all great friends! Tommy, a reluctant participant at first, brought his own "boy" attitude to the shoot and made everything extra FUN! (Click on any photo to see larger!)

Rock and Roll Kids