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My Favorite Author And A Perfect Poem

My Favorite Author And A Perfect Poem

My favorite author in the whole entire world is Shel Silverstein. I guess it dates back to 6th grade at Payson Middle School. I had this art teacher, Mr. Bills, who started class each day by reading a poem by Shel. It is possibly the most perfect way to start a class. You see, Mr. Silverstein is, in my opinion, the most creative person in the world, and to start off a creative class with that kind of inspiration, well the combo is priceless.

Recently, I introduced him to my children, ages five and three. And now, each night, we read several poems and I get to see their faces light up, their bellies bounce up and down with giggles, and their inquisitive faces when they don’t understand the parodies and humor. It is priceless time with my children. We have already made it through Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up and are now into A Light in the Attic.
Tonight, as I was reading to my oldest, we read the following poem, and it reminded me of cute little Aiden from my last family session. I think this fits him perfectly, and I can’t wait to see what he puts into this world. 🙂
Put Something In (by Shel Silverstein)
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-grumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

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Mason Family

Mason Family

The Mason’s are one of those families that inspire me to be a better person, parent and friend. We are one of the lucky ones who get to call these guys our friends.

We met them through the preschool our children attended. Our youngest and their youngest were (and still are) both ultra-smart, independent, strong-willed 2yr olds. So, naturally they are BFF’s.

I’m still trying to nail down the final details of an arranged marriage between their oldest daughter and our oldest son. I think there are just a few more points to go over and we can get final signatures. 🙂 It helps that they get along swimmingly as well.

I suckered them into letting me take their family pictures, and we had a blast. Mosquitoes and all.

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The following left-hand image was taken by the girls – for reals. I let them push the button on the remote trigger, and they could not push it fast enough. I had no idea my camera took images that rapidly (wink, wink) – hence the laughs from their parents.
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I can hardly stand the one of them together below. I honestly stare at it, and they’re not even my daughters. Well, not yet anyway.
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Obray Family

Obray Family

Oh, the adorableness (totally a word) of this family! These two little ones were so excited to run all around, we had to shoot fast. How much do you love their outfits?! Well done, Obray family – you’ve got style.

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I loved this session so much, I already have their Christmas Cards designed. Not that I’m hoping Christmas comes anytime soon. I mean, come one – it snowed 2 weeks ago. We’re finally getting some warm weather, here!

Want a summer family picture for you Christmas Cards? Call me! It’s perfect timing with all the moisture we’ve had this year for beautiful outdoor portraits.

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Obrays – Tiniest Of Previews

Obrays – Tiniest Of Previews

I was so excited that my sister came to visit yesterday, and she even let me take her family pictures. Just one for now, to show off my gorgeous niece and nephew. More from their fun session later.

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Those Eyes!

Those Eyes!

This family has the most beautiful eyes. And all I’m saying, is that I think God knew not to give me all boys with those eyes, because there would be absolutely no discipline. All they would have to do is look up at me and smile with those eyes and they could get away with anything. 🙂

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And the amazing mom behind these 3 wonderful boys:
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This Mom Drives A Harley

This Mom Drives A Harley

I’ve known Jason for almost 10 years – we met when I was a Fine Paper Rep and he was working as a designer at a firm here in SLC. Years later, we ran into each other again at our kids’ school, only to find out our boys were BFF’s. We had so much fun on this shoot, and Kari, man – she just makes me laugh. You should have seen their Christmas Card [designed of course, by Jason]. So amazing.

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O Family

O Family

This is the cute couple that just bought a house. It was snowing like crazy during this shoot, but they were troopers!

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B Family

B Family
This woman is one of my heroes. She is strong, kind, smart, fun and grounded. I’ve known her for years and was so honored to take their family portraits. And that little boy? Cutest. kid. ever.

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Yeah, My Mom’s Cool

Yeah, My Mom’s Cool

I had two great photo sessions today – one was a family dressed up in their Harley attire. And yep, it’s the Mom that has the Harley. She’s so cool. I will post more after they send out their Christmas cards.
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Their New Home

Their New Home
I don’t want to give up all their images before they send their Christmas cards out, but these two cuties just bought a new house. They’re fixing it all up and it’s absolutely gorgeous! I’ll post the rest of the pictures later.

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