Vacation Photos…From Almost a Year Ago

Whoooopsies.  I guess this is what happens when you are 6+ months pregnant and you take film photos on vacation and then go ahead and have that baby…your life gets a little crazy and you forget to develop those photos.  ANYway…last year Brandon and I attended the wedding of my good friend in Nashville.  We decided to make a trip out of it, and visit a few other destinations that we had been wanting to go to, namely Charleston and Savannah.  We also added a little side trip to Hilton Head while we were at it.

I’ll separate this out into a post per location, so for starters, our trip to Nashville, in film:

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Construction site visible right next to our hotel

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Next up will be Charleston!

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My Modeling Debut


(all images courtesy of Edyta Szyszlo Photography)

Okay, this is a little belated, early in the year Edyta asked if she could use my apartment as well as my face for an bridal shower inspiration shoot. I was thrilled with the request and agreed immediately (well, after it was cleared with the husband).

I have to admit I was a little nervous about the” modeling” aspect, but I was ridiculously excited about the whole event and to see how it would come together.  I really didn’t know exactly what would be happening, other than it would be taking place in my dining room.

There were a whole slew of extremely talented people who brought this together and made this gorgeous shoot happen so pop on over to Ruffled, where this was featured, to get all the details.  There’s a link to a gallery at the bottom of the post to see all sorts of photos!

Little Man + A Little Something

So, for starters, that “exciting side project” that I referred to a couple posts ago (here) is getting launched on Monday, so stay tuned for that!  I’ll do a little blurb here directing you to where you can get more information, etc.   I’m hoping the side project doesn’t really affect this blog, but the reality is that there will probably be less posts here due to the time spent on the other thing.  That said, I am going to do my best not to let Come Blow Bubbles fall by the wayside!  I want to continue my “online journal” of life with updates about things like my ridiculous cats.

Alright, enough about that.  On to Little Man!  I did a couple sneak peek photos last post, but now for the rest (or at least a few more).  Baby expressions crack me up…

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This one says “I don’t know, why are you asking me?”

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this one looks like little man is caroling

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Oh the many faces of Little Man! How very cute he is…

Erica @ 32 Weeks

My, how time flies!  It feels like I was just taking pictures of Erica with a teeny almost non-existent baby bump and now here she is, 8 months pregnant.

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She’s on the home stretch, and she’s starting to feel like it. The determination is setting in, but so is the organ-rearrangement and resulting fatigue.  Luckily for Erica, despite how she might feel, she looks beautiful and radiant.

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The above photo on the right is one of my favorites from the day–I think it really captured her essence.

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Well, our remaining shoots are numbered–we’ll probably have only one or two more before her baby boy arrives!

Happy Second Birthday, Claire!

Last week was Miss Claire’s big 0-2 celebration!  I can’t believe that little smooshie muffin has turned two already!  My, how time flies.  We celebrated with a party in the park with family and friends, so here are some pictures from the day.

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Her friend Decklyn

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Cousin Aiden

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The Birthday Girl (and who knew bark was SO much fun???)

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And of course, Little Man, aka Conor (I know, I’ve been a terrible aunt and haven’t taken many pictures of this cutie fella)

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The birthday girl and her schmancy Nemo cake made by Meme

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mmmm…cake…meanwhile, Conor takes a moment of contemplation

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And a little family portrait of Decklyn and her parents

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Overall it was a lovely (if not a little blustery) day! Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate Claire.

More Maternity

Well, with that blog post title, I’m guessing you wouldn’t expect to see photos like this:

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Especially when I tell you that this girl is 34 weeks along. With twins. Twin girls, to be exact. It’s a little more obvious from the front.

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Jess is a coworker/friend of Erica. Erica asked if I’d be interested in photographing Jess, and of course I gave a resounding yes! I jumped at the opportunity and set a date to go over and take some photos to capture this time in Jess’ life. Here are the photos from the day.

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I couldn’t get over how amazing she looks–so tiny and unpuffy.

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I am supposed to go photograph her again next weekend, so look forward to more photos!

More Black and White

Last week I had the opportunity to print more photos at my black and white photography class, and I have to say…I am REALLY enjoying printing. Developing…eh…I find it a little stressful. Printing, however, is a completely different matter. Here are some of the latest…

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This next one is actually an accidental double exposure that I took, and I’m actually really really excited about the result.

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This one is from the Arcade Fire concert at Berkeley Greek theater

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Next up? Conor Oberst at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

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