And meet the munchkins' littlest sibling - munchkie number four, who is already 4 months old!!! She is such a sweet, happy girl. I love her lots and can't wait until my next visit to see how much she'll change.
These three are all over my Facebook page - meet the Munchkins! Not my real munchkins, just what I call them because everyone says they look like me, ha! I used to nanny for them and now I visit them a few times per/year and I'm also their photographer. Munchkie #4 was sleeping, but her photo session is tomorrow. ;)
We drove down to Avalon, NJ today to take photos of the cousins, which will also be posted soon as well. I was able to get some cute, natural photos of the kiddos enjoying their water ice! I love Avalon and can't wait to go back next summer!
Tomorrow, August 6, 2013 is Emma Grace's birthday! Her parents have been and still are amazing mentors in my life and they have become family. Their children are like nieces and nephews to me. Emma will be turning FOURTEEN tomorrow and will be entering her freshman year in high school. She has grown into such a spunky, confident, beautiful teenager. She loves horse back riding and playing basketball and hanging out with her friends. Two of her friends joined us for vacation and I was able to capture some photos for her as a little birthday present.
I love you Emma Grace and happy birthday, Neneng!!!
This family and I go waaaay back! There is an orthopedic conference in town this week so I was able to catch up with a lot of doctors and their families that I used to work with or nanny and the "G" family was one of them!
I was very excited to photograph this family, especially because Dr. G was yet another person that encouraged me to go in this direction. When I finally decided on April 16, 2011 that I should turn this passion/hobby into a business, Dr. G was one of the first people I contacted to tell him I was doing it! And here I am today with the honor of photographing his family!
Thanks for being such a great encouragement to me to start my business, and for also being a wonderful mentor to me in my athletic training career.
First session for spring and the weather and sunlight was perfect!! So was the family!! :) Let me tell you, this couple has their hands full! I was worn out after this session and definitely got my work out for the day. Mr. "R" is very active, funny and intrigued by almost anything! Rocks, airplanes, sirens, dandelions and bubbles to name a few. It was really cute hearing him try to say my name too. I'm so glad I was able to capture his personality well and also some cute photos for the family to treasure and look back on when he goes to college. Enjoy!
Has it really been since November since my last post??? I admit, it is so much easier posting pics to my Facebook page instead of the blog and I'll try to be better about posting here. So...please check my Facebook page out if you haven't yet! www.facebook.com/sdwyattphotography
I usually don't post personal things on this site, but today I figured it is okay. ;) Last week I traveled to California with my dear friend to watch her run the Big Sur Marathon. Her and her friend actually decided to run the 10.6 miler (I still wouldn't be able to do that!) but it will still fun watching them reach the finish line. As I stood there waiting for them, a ball of emotions built up inside of me thinking of the Boston Marathon. I was so happy to see them run and make the finish and they proudly wear their "Boston Strong" headbands! So proud of them!
After the race, we drove back to San Fran and took a little scenic route to see the Redwoods. I saw them when I was 3 y.o. and was still fathomed by their beauty! If you look close enough, you can see a fence at the bottom of the tree to give you an idea just how amazing these trees are. And if you haven't seen them yet, I highly recommend seeing them as a bucket list idea.
Lastly, confession: I do not like flying to California. When I do, I need to bring stuff with me to keep me from being bored. I'm used to 2 hour flights and this flight was 4 hrs and 45 min!!! Fortunately, I brought some editing to do which kept me busy half of the trip. That is, until I had 3 min. of battery left on my laptop. After I was finished editing a session, I somehow found some old photos on my computer from 2011! I found this picture of Miss "M" (you can see her original post here: Miss "M"). It is amazing how far I have come with my photography and I'm excited to see where it will go! I was able to take an older photo and add some new editing to it. I loved it! I love her face as she looks at her mom. Her mom is actually one of the people that encouraged me the most with my photography and got me started! So thank you Angela!
Enough blabbing and time to post the photos already! Enjoy!!!!
This is something I have been wanting to do for awhile and it still needs some work, but this is what I have thus far. Meet my friends! The furry friends!!!
These are all the dogs I take care of when their parents go on vacation. There are a few that I don't have pictures of (because my external hard drive crashed) :'( but I can always add more pictures later. I love dogs and love each of these dogs as if they are my own.
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings
HERSCHEL!! Enough said! Who needs an alarm on the house when this dog will greet you by the door?!?! Watch out!!! My fav is when I get to the house and yell "Herschy!" He sits in the room until I walk in, he sees me, and then he runs towards me shaking his butt! That's how you know you're in Herschel's club - when he gives you the butt wiggle.
This is Jackson. He stays at Aunt Shan's. He also thinks Aunt Shan won't know he was sleeping on her bed (he's not allowed on the bed). He thinks just because I didn't see him on the bed, I won't know he was there. He also likes to shred the tissues in the bathroom. He's funny! This picture took about 40 min. to take because I learned he is terrified of the camera for some reason.
And then there is Titan. His mommy is a dear friend to me and my photography mentor. I figured this video was better than a picture. I was on the phone with Cooper & Reagan's mom to schedule a doggy play date, and I kept hearing a weird sound. I turned around and realized (I was talking with my hands I guess) he was chasing my shadow! Titan loves chasing shadows and looooves the snow!
The fall season has well been on it's way and I have been super behind on posting on my blog. However, I am posting more on Facebook. So if you would like to follow me there like my FB page on the link on my home page :) Or here: www.facebook.com/sdwyattphotography
Here is Little Miss "AJ" she is just the cutest little button. We had a fun morning and she was great! So excited to finally use my girly bows!!! From Sew Whimsey. Have fun! I'll try to post more later....when fall sports are over....
Meet baby boy "T" - what a precious little manny man! His big sisters are pretty precious too and are such good sisters. As many of you know, I work as an athletic trainer at a high school and with the start of football season approaching, I couldn't resist getting this cute little outfit by My Mady Michelle (check out her website here:
The "R" family has returned and are expecting an addition in December! :) So keep an eye out for more pictures then as well and meet the newest member. "D" Is becoming such a big girl! Last time we had her ballerina bear in the picture and this time we have her Barney. It was a super hot day for these pictures but we enjoyed the sunshine near the zoo and just hanging out and taking pictures. Enjoy!