Triumph! Challenges but Celebrating Second Birthday like a Rock Star!

My nephew was born premature and had many challenges including numerous surgeries.

This week Little Nick celebrates his second birthday.  Family and friends are partying all month!

These pictures were taken at his lunch pool party followed by a family dinner.  That’s only the beginning!

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Birthday Hat!

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Pool Party with Cousins

What a Triumph!

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Sweet Rest Dear Ladies

Saying Goodbye

August 2014 has taken away 2 special people in my life.  These two ladies will be sorely missed but there is comfort in knowing that they both lived long full lives.  They both enjoyed their lives and spent their 90 plus years each helping others.  Two great examples of how to live.  Rest in peace Aunt Jean and Aunt Ann.

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Jean Harper

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Annie Davis

 

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Family Photo Sessions create Lifetime Treasures

By Lonnie Dawkins

I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family.  The session started in the family home  and then we took a stroll to a nearby park.

I was Kelly and Matt’s wedding photographer also so it was nice to reconnect and see the family growth.  Aren’t the children beautiful?

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Bridal shower – Another Opportunity for Family Portraits

Courtney and Terence

Friends and family gathered in a local hotel for a bridal shower for Courtney in honor of her upcoming wedding.  I was the photographer for the occasion.    Not far from where the shower took place was a beautiful setting with great lighting, a beautiful red couch, and nice texture on the walls and floor – the perfect spot for family portraits.

I seized the opportunity to take more formal pictures of the bride-to-be, her mother, aunt, the bridesmaids and flower girls while the shower was going on.   Towards the end of the shower the soon-to-be groom and the fathers arrived and I was able to get pictures of the complete immediate family.

A good day – not only photographing the shower I had a chance to do some nice impromptu family portraits.  Wonderful couple, great family!  Wishing Courtney and Terence many years of happiness!

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Courtney and Terence

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Courtney and Terence with parents


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Mismatched Shoes – At least they’re the same color

Two mismatched shoes both black

Halfway through a photo session in a client’s home I decided to remove my shoes to make sure not to cause damage to the floors.    That’s when I realized I was wearing mismatched shoes.  Same color but two different shoes.  Fortunately they weren’t a tie-up and a slip on.  Some people may have noticed, some may not have.

I still had a full day ahead and knew I would not have a chance to go home and change.  Also, I was not going to go buy new shoes just for the day.  I went on to do the other things I needed to do with the mismatched shoes on and said it wasn’t really that big a deal.

Nevertheless,  I did make sure I went home and changed shoes before going to pick up my grandson from the daycare learning center.  I certainly would not want the good folks there to think I was a bad influence on the lad as he learns to tie shoes and dress himself..

I must admit I did this one other time in my life about 10 years ago when I went to church with two different shoes on and the good Christians enjoyed it way too much. I thought that would be the last time I would ever do this.

Tell me I am not the only one with this little issue.   Check your shoes before you leave home!