Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The NEW Blog is up!


After weeks of pounding my head against my desk as I tried to figure out how to redo the html code...it's finally up!
So come visit at my new home! :)

Here it is! Click here!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Playgroup Campfire

The Whole Gang!

Boy #1 and Boy #2

The Girl- she could live on mallows if we let her

Cute Mr. H

and his twin sister M

Today was our weekly playgroup, and our former-attendees H+M were here visiting from Chicago. The kids had SO much fun together! Mom H started a bonfire so everyone could roast marshmallows...loads of fun! We wish H&M could still join us every week! Especially The Girl- she has missed M terribly....
I think because she can relate to the whole life without a sister.
Plus M is that same mix as The Girl- part girly-girl part mud-playing-toughie :)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Before and After- Luke's Sneak Peek!

Remember this???

Look now! :)

Meet Luke

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Website Woes- Fixed!

Due to a fire in the server provider for my website host, my website and email is currently down/unavailable.
If you need to contact me please use: 3peasphotography@gmail.com

Thanks for your patience- all is well once again in website land :)

I'm working on a new blog for my site as well- a fancy schmancy wordpress blog that's testing my very limited html skills as I attempt to re-code it to my liking- WHEW it's making my brain tired- but it's ALMOST done, or at least done as much as I have the skill to do! :)

This blog will remain (I think- at least for awhile)- but the one that's linked from my site will change to the new one once it's up and running.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Weekend 2008

Our annual camping trip- it started out many moons ago when we were but teenagers....and now here we are years later still at it! Now 99% of us have kids...and the weekend has taken on new meaning and habits- but is still, at it's core, about the same thing it always was. Friends.
I love you all and thanks for yet another wonderful Memorial! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Last Day of Preschool

My friends have commented on the lack of photos of my own kids lately.....well this would be an example of WHY.
They suffer from what is commonly known as "PKS" - which my fellow photogs know is
"Photographer's Kid Syndrome"
They are SO over me taking pics of them it's not even funny.

So when it comes to a momentous occasion such as this....their last day ever of preschool- this is what I get.
Notice also- how once again I sent the boys to school w/out noticing they had not brushed their hair....oh well- at least they have shoes on! They've on occasion managed to go to school with slippers on w/out me noticing.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Isaac!!! :D

Today was Nephew #1's 1st birthday party...he's had an amazing journey thus far in his little life- and today was such a fabulous day. We love you little man! :D

How big is Isaac??

SO big!

Now clap for me.....

Yes- I know- I'm fabulous! :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Little Boy *H*

When I got home from this shoot the hubster asked me how it went- and the best way I could think to describe little Mr. H was "a little cup of pure JOY"- sooooo stinking cute- and SO happy. At one point as I was chasing him around he was laughing so hard that it made me double over with laughter it was so infectious :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sneak Peek for the Z-B Family

What a great day! I love families that go with the flow as the sessions just go along so smoothly! This family was so easy to be around, I could have stayed all day :)
One of my favorite things about being able to photograph families- is that you get a little peek into their lives, homes and personality.... and this family is amazing! The love and connection they have is so evident in every little interaction they have. *C* and *L*- you're wonderful parents- your children are happy, fun, independent people :)
"W" is a great boy- the typical energy of a 6yr old- but so very very sweet. What a joy!
And "A"- okay seriously- she's one of the cutest things I've ever seen- and SO much personality packed into her little body. :)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

It's a BIG Day!!

Do you see what's new?? NO TRAINING WHEELS! :)

For the past several months, the boys have been asking me to take their training wheels off...but I kept stalling them. Well- today- I decided we should give it a try.
Now- I had NO idea how you "teach" kids to ride without training wheels.
Well- it turned out it didn't matter- as they didn't need any help!
We took off the training wheels- and away they went! Literally.
The boys needed no help from me at all. They INSTANTLY were riding as if they'd been doing it for weeks!
The Girl needed mostly reassurance.
She's not a fan of speed- and of course it's much harder to ride a bike slowly than it is with some speed.
But once she decided to trust herself she was ready to fly :)

They are SO proud of themselves.
They went pretty much door to door to announce the great news to all of our neighbors-
who bless their hearts showed great joy and cheering for the trio :)
I love our neighborhood :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My 15 minutes of fame :)

Why am I sharing the cover of the upcoming Family Times magazine?
Because it's MY photo on the cover! Wahoo! :)

A few weeks ago, I was asked to do a cover photo shoot of some local celebrities. Sort of a "family in their own habitat" kind of session. I of course jumped at the opportunity.
We were suppose to shoot outdoors, at a park, a fun "day-in-the-life" type of session. I was so stoked- finally the weather seemed to be done with winter and I could do an outdoor session!
Of course- living in MN, and Mother Nature as she is....it snowed 9" that morning. SO the lovely family kindly dressed in some summer clothes, despite the insane snow, and put on a happy face in their family playroom. It was fun to meet Frank and Amelia and their great kids. The twins are the same age as my own trio, and their older son is a complete hoot. Holding true what I've always said...that all kids named *S* are a handful. I should know since my own Boy #2 has the same name and has proven this belief to me over and over again. :)

The magazine comes out on Friday! I can't tell you how insanely cool it will be to see my OWN photo in print! And the cover no less! So if you live locally (in the Twin Cities)- grab one at your local Caribou or Dr. Office (or one of the other zillion places it will be) and take a peek. There's a few more of my photos in the inside story as well- including a photo of them all playing Twister- which was of course hilarious- and also of course their older son's idea. See? It's the name I tell ya. :)

So here's my first 15minutes of fame as a photographer. You can all say you knew me when. ;)



Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Princess and The Beast

My lovely friend Heidi gave me this adorable kid sized arm chair- perfect for kid photos- and The Girl instantly loved and calls "the princess chair" and moves it all around the house to sit in. The same day the pettiskirts I ordered arrived. The Girl knows the pettiskirts are in fact not for her, but to use with clients (also have a light pink one- SO cute!), but had to try them out for me, and for some reason Foster really wanted in on the pics too. Makes me laugh.... :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sneak Peek of *L* and *R*

These two were a serious HOOT! Especially the little one- she was making me crack up the whole time I was there- what a little character she is! Her big sister is a little shy- but just the sweetest thing! At the end of the session I wanted to bring them home :)