Monday, June 30, 2008

Model Search ends tomorrow!

Just a reminder that the Dapper Baby Model search ends tomorrow evening at 11:30pm PST! A big thank you to all of the cuties who have entered so far(we have our work cut out for us:). For those of you who haven't entered yet, you still have time! Past clients may enter any images from their session as well. Winners will be announced on Thursday, so be sure to check back!

Note: I will be in Honduras from July 4th -13th and will have limited email, I will answer all emails when I get back. Can't wait to post some pictures from our trip!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Two weddings, two graduations, and a reunion...

if you were wondering what I've been up to;) We have been out of town three weekends in a row traveling 3+ hours one way, each time. It's good to be home, it seems like I have been packing and unpacking nonstop for the past three weeks, um, probably because I have! I did a newborn session a few weeks ago, Miss "A" was just a doll, such a beautiful little thing. I have been behind on my blogging since I have been gone so much so I thought I would catch up a bit, I still have more but for now this will have to tide you over;)

I thought I'd throw a bit of a vintage spin on the second one, I love a little vintage:)

You may recognize this little sweetie, she is on my website as a newborn wrapped in a hawaiian blanket, LOVE her big brown eyes! This was one of my favorites from the session.

And, of course, I have to share an outtake...she's still soooo cute!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Object of my affections...

Oh, how I long to hold you, to touch you once again, to hear your soothing sounds. I always seemed to know how to push your buttons, perhaps that's why you're gone. Will I find you someday, used and worn? But alas, I have traded you in for a newer model...

If you are trying to contact me, I have lost my cell phone, you can email me at until I receive my newer model;)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Childhood and gas...

Ok so the title is likely not what you would think;) With the current state on INSANE gas prices I have decided to announce the "surprise" for the bonus gift a little early. For those of you who didn't get the memo, Bella's Image and The Dapper Baby are looking for child models (read the post below) we also thought it would be fun to offer a little incentive for getting the word out, here's the 411 on how to snag the prize:

  1. If you have a blog, post a little somethin', somethin' about this contest and create a link to our blog (
  2. A statcounter will keep track of the referring blog
  3. The blog that refers the most hits to this site will receive a $50 gas card (now who doesn't need that right about now?) and some of the cutest stationery you've ever laid your eyes on from one of my favorite places, Paper Source.

As you can see it's as easy as 1, 2, 3 (ok, I'm a nerd)


Ok, now for the childhood part of my post. So this past weekend I was able to enjoy an extrememly rare luxury, a full weekend to myself! Now don't get me wrong I absolutely ADORE my children and I will be the first to tell you that they are the cutest on the planet (no offense;) but I have to admit that it was hard to resist the quiet lunch with a friend, a pedicure, and spending 2 hours shopping for absolutely nothing while avoiding the urge to make a dash for the nearest exit due to unruly kiddos. I was also thrilled to just relax with a friend and her little girls (I must admit they are a close second for "cutest on the planet";) I brought my camera along, of course, and I know she is dying for a sneak peek. This is for you Rischel;)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Calling all Cuties!

Ok, so I know I promised to tell you about the soon to launch website I have had the honor of contributing some photography to. Well, I have been waiting for the launch before I revealed it but there has been a few setbacks to launch date and I have kept you all waiting long enough so (drumroll please...) let me introduce The Dapper Baby. The Dapper Baby features the latest in children's fashions including Enchanted Enfant, Jean Bourget, Tartine Le Chocolat and incredible must haves for baby. Stop by and mingle with other dapper mamas through online forums, or check out the latest family-friendly vacation destinations. For now you can check out the lovely logo by going to and push the refresh button until it launches;) If you don't want to click the refresh button repeatedly but want something to do while you wait to launch time well I just might have a remedy. Bella's Image and The Dapper Baby are joining forces to bring an opportunity of a lifetime to some very lucky Northwest children. From now until Tuesday, July 1st we will be accepting digital images of your little cutie to be entered into our Fall 2008 Model Search.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY for what we are looking for:
  • Model search starts Thursday, June 12th at 11:30 pm and ends Tuesday, July 1st at 11:30pm (PST)
  • Entrants (parent/legal guardian of child) must be at least 18 years of age and live within 30 miles of the Seattle area or are willing to travel to Seattle to participate in the shoot (entrant is responsible for travel/airfare).
  • Open to children 6 monthes to 5 years of age, boys and girls. Child must fit into clothing size 6 monthes to 4/4t. Current clothing size must fit comfortably on child.
  • Child must be able to sit with little assistance.
  • Send a digital image of your child to , image must be NO LARGER than 2mb.
  • Each model that is chosen will be required to sign (parent/legal guardian) a model release form authorizing the use of their images.
  • Forms must be signed within three days of winner notification, in the event the release is not signed during this time an alternate will be chosen.


  • Each model that is chosen will receive a package with a retail value of $250 or more, including free portrait session and 8x10, additional prizes to be announced.
  • National publicity as featured models on
  • Invites and participation in the West Coast red carpet launch event to be held this fall 2008, including runway event featuring fall clothing fashions (all models will be walking the runway wearing clothing from the photo shoots)

Again, please submit images to 2mb or smaller. Please include your name, number, mailing address as well as the age and clothing size of child. Winners will be announced on or around July 3rd, 2008.

BONUS: Spread the word and receive a special prize. Put a link on your blog to this model search, the blog that sends the most hits to our site will recieve a special prize (a statcounter will keep track of the referring blogs).

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008


As a photographer and artist I am always seeking inspiration. I often find this within my children and the world around me, the way the light dances in a tree, Sammy's skip around the room, or Jaden's carefree sense of humor. I also find inspiration from other artists. I am always telling my friends about the beautiful sites I often visit and they always remind me to send them a link (I, of course, forget;). There are three photoblogs that I check daily to see if they've updated, I LOVE them! Amy from Images of Grace has such a gift, her images are playful, have beautiful color and the perfect touch of elegance that I just love. Saving Grace Photography has images unlike I've ever seen before, the bokeh (I just love this word, it means "blur":) in her images are so creamy smooth with a light airy feel to them, simply stunning. And last but certainly not least, Tamara's "From the Treetop" is a real treat for the eyes, her mix of modern vintage and designer costumes (which she so ever talentedly creates herself) leaves me breatheless.

Disclaimer: If you are a blog addict or are a recovering blog addict I must advise that you not click on the links above as this may result in more daily computer time, inspiration overload, or a complete relapse for those who are recovering;)