The Big 5-0…

24 09 2009

My Mom turned 50!! Woohoo! And thanks to my father and one of her best friends, we managed to surprise her at her favorite restaurant with about 30 of her friends!! IT WAS SO GREAT! Why is it that when people are surprised they jump backward? Hmm. Anyway, my mom jumped back about a foot upon entering the room where we were all waiting at Casalinga. We ate, we roasted her, my dad gave her a simply beautiful 17 minute slideshow of their 30 years of marriage, and we ate some more. Seriously, if you live near Raleigh, you should try Casalinga. It is amazing Italian food, and even more amazing is the cheesecake. I don’t like cheesecake. But I could marry this one. Seriously.

This is actually where we had my after wedding lunch with the out-of-town- family before we flew out to St. Lucia. We ate leftover eggplant and cabernet for breakfast before jumping on the plane to the Caribbean. Oh good times.

Anyway. I also made my mom a slideshow for her birthday. Well, I made one of her Ethiopia trip. I managed to snatch the jump drive with all her pics thanks to my cousin George, who was the video/photographer, as I mentioned in this post and here it is:

http://tesoro-photo.com/Slideshows/Ethiopia2009/

Too bad I can’t embed it. Anyway, we also framed this picture for her hallway. This was the last family photo taken with my Grandpa. Oh, how cute is he??

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The Bailey Family!

28 05 2009

You may remember last fall I had the pleasure of taking pictures of Baby Grace. So when her mom contacted me to shoot the whole family I was thrilled! I didn’t think it was possible for Grace to get any cuter, but I was wrong. The Baileys are a wonderful family and oh-so-patient waiting to see these!! Check out their slideshow here.

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Pray for Shepherd

22 04 2009

My dear friend Stephanie and her husband Noah have been spending the last several weeks at UNC Children’s Hospital with their sweet little boy, Shepherd. Steph went to her typical doctor’s appointment on March 27 and was told that the ultrasound revealed it was time to deliver Shep ( she was being monitored more closely for a two vessel cord and a smallish baby).  On March 28 he was born and oh-so-precious to see! By God’s sovereign hand, a doc on call noticed a herat murmur and suggested they check it out, and if they hadn’t, the Joyners would have brought Shep home… and he would have died. Several weeks and a couple of surgeries later, Shepherd is still fighting, but he needs prayer. Check out their blog here for more info.

And here are a few precious pics I snapped when visiting them last week.

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The Knox Family

5 12 2008

A couple of weeks ago (thanks for your patience!) we got to shoot the wonderful Knox Family. I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we last took photos of Jeremy & Miranda! This year, Mom and Dad got in on the action, too! We braved a blustery, very chilly day here at SEBTS and got some pretty good stuff. I like that you can’t tell it was soo cold. Everyone put coats on in between shots.

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Now isn’t this a fine idea?

4 12 2008

My long time friend and fellow photographer, Crickett asked if I would be interested in a photo session swap-a-roo, and I said, Heck yeah! So last week we bundled up our families and got to taking some photos.

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The Haven Family

24 11 2008

The Havens are such a wonderful, kind, warm family, and I loved the chance to capture their family photographs! I cannot think of enough words to express how dear this family is to me and my family. They have such big hearts, and they are good-looking to boot!! Check out a few of my favorites from their session and their slideshow HERE.

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Family: The Mestases

19 11 2008

Phew! What a shoot!

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Here are a few of the newest Mestas additions! I can’t believe it’s been a year since they joined the family!

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Ring around the rosies…

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