We’re camping this weekend and took a walk to the camp store. I remember my parents taking us to the camp store and being so excited to pick out any Popsicle we wanted. Emma obviously chose a fudgecicle and thoroughly enjoyed it! Michayla ate hers so fast it didn’t have time to drip anywhere.
Today was Michayla’s last day of her first year of preschool! She absolutely loved her teachers and they were awesome for putting up with ALL of her drama and roller coaster of emotions. If you don’t know Michayla, this girl has to be destined for some sort of theater in her future! She can turn a marker spot on her finger to an all out production… no lie! This morning started out with a minor meltdown, followed by a few more, until she completely lost it when I dropped her off. Why? I have no idea! She soon cheered up though and did a great job for her program. I could hear her loud and clear through the whole thing!
I wanted to show Mrs. Berkey and Mrs. Knight how much we appreciated them, but I wanted to avoid the traditional candles, lotion & plants… so of course I went to pinterest! That is where I found this awesome idea! It was very easy to do and cost less then $10 each. I’ll tell you how I made them below.
Here are just a few of her last day!
Directions for Crayon Letter Art!
In word, fill a whole page with the letter that you’re going to make. Color the font so that it is the lightest possible grey. then use word art to overlay the person’s full name. You can do it to the side or on the top/bottom. Print it out on card stock. I also recommend printing another on regular paper for laying it out. Carefully cut the crayons using a sharp knife and cutting board. I found that if you rolled the knife over the crayons, causing the crayons to roll, you got a cleaner cut. if you try and push straight down, it is jagged. Lay them out on your practice page and then using tacky glue, start gluing! After drying all night, I placed it in an 8×11 shadow box. That’s it! Super easy and not to time consuming once I got a rhythm of cutting crayons down!
I was beyond excited to shoot Lakin & Gavin’s wedding. I had a chance to meet them on Gavin’s family farm to shoot some engagement photos and we had a blast! I knew that their wedding day was going to be great! Their wedding was held at the gorgeous Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA. The bride and her girls prepared for the big day at Falling Rock, a 5 star luxury hotel located on the resort grounds. Talk about gorgeous! The couple opted for a first look in the tea room at the chateau. I could tell that Gavin was a little nervous, but as soon as he saw Lakin, that all melted away. They had a fabulous wedding party and our portraits and the ceremony went off without a hitch. The reception was help in the Grand Ballroom at the Chateau and much dancing was enjoyed by all. Thank you Lakin & Gavin for choosing me to help capture your big day!
Flowers provide by Hope Valley Gardens – http://www.facebook.com/HopeValleyGardens
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – http://www.nemacolin.com/
I had the privilege of photographing this wonderful couples wedding last fall. I had a blast at their wedding and it was great to catch up a bit at their house as they prepare for their honeymoon surprise! I can’t wait for Baby K to arrive sometime in June. Lakin spent a lot of time working on her gorgeous nursery and I know much of it was re-crafted hand me downs and crags list finds. It is amazing! Best of luck to you two as your family of 2 becomes 3!
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It’s hard to believe that my baby is 3 years old already! She made her entrance into this world extremely difficult and hasn’t done much since then without determination and stubbornness! She loves tinker bell and all of the fairies, so that was the theme for her party.
I’ve been debating wether I wanted to dive into the world of blogging for awhile now. I really don’t know that I have much that the world would care to know about, but there are times that I want to share some stories to go along with my photos. Something about my subjects, my relationship with them, a funny happening during our shoot or even a personal event. So here I go… it will probably be awhile before I make this public as I try to figure this whole blogging thing out. But here goes!