Monday, January 12, 2009

mountain princess | dallas child photographer

well, we made the long trek home to utah for the holidays. its a long drive, road conditions can be a little hairy, one or all of my kids come down with a major illness. when all of "the family" converge on one spot we rival a crowd at a rock concert. to say that our time with family is chaotic and crazed would be, well, accurate...and i LOVE every minute.

i love the blizzards - white outs would be preferrable - the cozy wood burning stove flickering all day and night, the twinkle of the christmas lights and my mom's kitchen counter littered with a variety of christmas sweets from neighbors, family, friends. i love that when my sisters and i arrive with our children in tow, mom's front entry is warm and inviting...and orderly. what i love even more is once all six grandkids shed their many layers of hats, mittens, scarves, jackets, snow boots and anything else they wore to stay warm, a few articles find their way to the hooks meant to hang coats but most wind up in a mangled pile of cloth and clumps of snow on the stone floor. some may see clutter and mess. i smile and see "home."

only two out of six of the grandkids now live in utah and although we try to head home as often as possible and they come our way, its just not enough. little missy in the pictures below is noticeably scarce on my blog, website, and walls in my home. my goal on this trip was to rectify that issue...and after finally making my way through 1300 images of this kid...i think i achieved my goal.

she has the most beautiful eyes and a look that should tell all of you who don't know her that she isn't as innocent as she looks! :)

as many of you know, i shoot for tutu la-roo. poor madison loves the tutus but is so far away that she is never part of our photo sessions, so this time we brought the session to her. she was such a trooper. it was a wee bit chilly outside and this little girly was in tights and a bit of tulle. i can only imagine the draft!

thank you for being such a good sport maddy. we love you. you are beautiful!


Ali said...

oh my goodness!! these are beautiful!! i love the snow with the tutu so perfect!! i am so jealious i want to come to texas and get a photo shoot you are amazing!! maddy looks to grown up!!

Theresa said...

come on down! i would love to do a shoot...or, you get enough people lined up who also want to do a shoot and i will come to you!

kate moss said...

Those turned out amazing. Ok you are making me want to go shoot in the snow.
Great work!