Sep 24, 2013
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24-Sep-13This year as you are preparing for your family portrait, please please PLEASE listen to this family photography tip: Just Say No to Dad Jeans!

I know how it goes… the kids get cute new outfits, mom puts together a nice little number for herself, and dad is lucky to get a new shirt.  I get it.   Dad often doesn’t like to shop and is the most agreeable to wearing, well, whatever.  But don’t let him wear dad jeans.  You know the pair I’m talking about…they are high waisted with a light or faded wash and a tapered leg.  As a general rule, dad’s pants shouldn’t be lighter than his shirt.   If he doesn’t have any dark jeans, it might be time for a shopping trip.

Please don’t be confused by all the recent articles on Dad Jeans being back in style.  If you are an IT nerd sporting a pair of jeans you bought from Sam’s Club seven years ago, they aren’t talking to you!  I don’t care if the President wears them.  Instead, go out and buy a new pair.  What should you look for? Try a dark wash, straight leg cut, and a lower rise waist.

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Sep 16, 2013
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Does this look like a sick day to you? Last week my youngest stayed home from school with a fever.  The first day he was feeling sluggish and was content to lounge around.  By day two he was ready for some entertainment and the game marathon began.  Bingo, Monopoly, and a few games he just made up.

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Sep 03, 2013
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The Labor Day rain did not keep us from having a fun little hip hop shoot.  This is just a little preview.  Love the way these turned out!

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Aug 13, 2013
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I know it’s all about starting the school year right now, but I wanted to post these cute pics from preschool graduation.  My friend Carrie is amazing and very talented.  She made all of her students capes for Christmas.  She also made these adorable graduation caps.  They wore both for preschool graduation.  Oh how they all LOVE her!preschool1 preschool02 preschool038

Jul 25, 2013
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Recently I took my daughter to Las Vegas for a dance competition.  I wanted a cute pic of her in front of the Vegas sign, but the line was long and the lighting wasn’t good so I shot this one really fast.  Not original… but its mine.   This was her first trip to Vegas (that she was old enough to remember).

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During one of her breaks I shot a few pics in the hotel room.  Usually when I pull out my camera to take her picture, I get a face like this.  She will probably not like finding this one online… It will be fun to see how long it takes her to notice.

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I can sometimes get a natural smile out of her.  It takes more work, but totally worth it.

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Jul 22, 2013
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I can’t believe it’s already time for this little guy to start school.  He was so excited!  I adore this cheesy grin.

Jul 13, 2013
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My daughter has a love/hate relationship with my camera.  She is often an unwilling subject… the kind that rolls her eyes when the camera comes out but always wants to see the image created.   I love this shot taken in our hotel room before a dance competition.Las Vegas Dance

Sep 06, 2012
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Every now and then my friend Taulbee, aka Arizona’s Balloon Artist, drops off a bag of balloons at my house for me to photograph and we love it!  The last batch had a few swords.  Perfect for a father/son sword fight!

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