Monthly Archives: September 2012

they’re good people

I love this family so very much. I can’t tell you what wonderful people they are — two great, fun boys with two caring, kind parents who have been such good friends to me over the past 6 years.

I am so grateful to have these 4 people in my life.

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1 week old + 20 months old

What beautiful sisters. I haven’t seen this family since the oldest was just a newborn herself. It was great to see them again and especially fun to be around such calm and loving parents. These girls are lucky to have such a wonderful mom and dad. What a great family.

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autumn begins…

We had perfect weather for this lovely family last weekend.  Cute kids, handsome parents, and even a few shots with their sweet cousin (who has also been the kids’ nanny for the past year and a half!).

All in all, a wonderful afternoon…

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it’s a dog eat dog world

Before we jump into fall sessions (oh yes, it’s that time!), I want to share some photos of a few wonderful animals who have crossed my path over the past month.

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I love taking pictures of animals.  My friends already know this and have accepted it.  If you have a dog or a cat or a horse or a hamster, I will be taking a picture of it; you’re just going to have to deal.

This lovely Arabian boards at the stable where I ride.  He is gorgeous.

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And this handsome lab belongs to the parents of some friends of ours.  We got to spend a weekend with this guy at their Wisconsin home and he is just a fantastic dog.

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He loves the water. 

If he wasn’t near the water…

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…he was in the water.

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What a great dog.

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This is his good friend, an old English Setter, taking a little nap by the campfire.

She is one of the softest, friendliest dogs you’ll meet.

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And THIS little guy absolutely made my weekend. 

We were invited to a cabin weekend with several other families and one of the (terrific) families brought their chihuahua mix with them. This was his first time ever on a boat…

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…but you’d have never known.  He settled in like a longtime sea dog.

Look at that face.  Could this dog be any more endearing?

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Not only did we find out that he is secretly a water dog, we also found out he likes to play cards.

Well, sort of…

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He slept like that for the better part of an hour.

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Lastly, of course, is a picture of our own family’s new additions:


They haven’t had much trouble making themselves at home.

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Gosh, I wonder what would our lives be without the animals who so colorfully populate them.

I am glad we will never have to know.