Such an exciting weekend in our house!!  We are celebrating Abby’s 8th Birthday with a small pool party on Saturday and then she receives her first holy communion on Sunday.  We are so proud of her for the commitment she has made over the last two years.   She is prepared and she is excited!  We hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families.  XOXO,Stacy

After having my blog down for almost a year…I want to make it a personal goal to post every Friday.   In the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with several families that used to live here but have moved away for one reason or another.   It really is a true testimony when someone makes you one of the first calls they make when making travel plans to come back to the area.  I am so honored and grateful that families enjoy spending an hour with me to update their family portraits when they are here just a short time visiting their loved ones.  A big THANK YOU to ALL those families, and here is a little share of the most recent session with the “E” Family.   This family started coming to me when their older daughter was just about 2 years old.  They had to move away a few years ago and the last two years they have booked a family portrait session while visiting family here from Seattle.   We used to have to chase them around the studio (like all toddlers!)  They certainly aren’t toddlers anymore, and they were really playful for our session on Palm Beach a couple weeks ago.

FINALLY!!!  My BLOG admin. panel has been restored!  After almost a year of NON Blogging….We are BACK!   Exciting news over the last year.  Catching you up really quick and then we can move forward to the fun stuff :)  Since our last post we have teamed up with 3D Baby Bump and been able to showcase our work in their brand new office in West Palm Beach.  This husband and wife team are incredibly gracious people so I hope that you consider them for the FIRST PHOTOS  of your baby on the way!   You can find them here :https://www.facebook.com/3DBabyBump?ref=ts&fref=ts.   We appreciate their business and referrals!

We have also opened up a BOUDOIR division.  Stacy has always photographed these sessions in studio based on referral for this intimate session, but now we want to make everyone aware and openly offer these sessions.  Besides, our new division name fits.  Just to see HIM Smile :)  If you have been considering this type of session for your sweetheart, please call us for details.  These sessions are priced as our regularly priced sessions for now, but will likely go up once we have our portfolio in place.   These sessions require much time in planning and shooting as well as offer a variety of specialty gifts such as a “little black book” for your guy, so take advantage of these portfolio building prices!!!

We hope this brings you all health and happiness -

 

Stacy and Kristin :)

My spunky, fiesty, sweet, funny little girl is already seven years old.  I really can’t believe it!  We decided to celebrate at Animal Kingdom this year and unfortunately my birthday girl spent our first night getting sick for about 5 hours….I felt so terrible for her.  Luckily, in true Abigail fashion, she bounced back the next morning and we were still able to enjoy our day at the theme park.  She loved the shows and the rides.  She especially loved that a lot of the Disney staff wished her a happy birthday as they walked by and saw her birthday button.  I really love that they make these kids feel so special!    She’s a real trooper and I am so thankful it didn’t ruin our weekend.   We also got to see our nephew Jonas at Animal Kingdom too….also celebrating his birthday.   With all of that, she managed to get a blister on her lip, so I am sad to say that I am going to have to shoot her birthday portraits some other day.   But I will be back to share them because I want all of you to see just how big my little baby has gotten this year…..All the love and happiest wishes to My Little Miss Abigail!  Happy 7th Birthday Sweetie!

I really am getting choked up just thinking about this post….Why does LIFE have to fly by so fast?  Where have the last 11 years gone and where did my itty bitty baby girl go?  So incredibly proud of her!   I am sure we all could go on and on about the things that make us most proud about our children, but I want to zoom in on just a couple things not to bore you all to death :)  This school year, Hanna has really “grown up” in so many ways.  She is the most determined little thing I have ever known (there is a BIG difference between determined and stubborn…she is NOT stubborn…that is her little sister Abby!)  She was really excited and gracious that we found her an instrument within just a day or so to have in time for her first band class and she told us about a week into it that she didn’t like the flute. (borrowed from a very generous client!)  She didn’t like it because it’s likely one of the hardest to learn out to play.  But she stuck with it because she IS really a good kid…and she rolls with the punches.  Well….her Uncle Matt came up with a clarinet that didn’t cost anything.   After a tune up, it was good to go.  Hanna’s teacher told her that she could switch if she could learn how to play it.  During Christmas vacation, she brought that thing everywhere and she taught herself how to play it.  Just this past week, her band teacher allowed her to switch when the year is almost over!   She also is teaching herself to play a keyboard that she got for Christmas about 3 years ago….I can’t believe I actually hear songs being played when she turns it on!  Incredibly….she has also been taught to play the guitar recently.   She was given lessons for Christmas and she is finally eager to learn how to play an instrument that SHE BOUGHT with her birthday money about 4 years ago!  Did I already mentioned DETERMINED!  One last little story so I don’t lose you :)  When Hanna was about 5 we re-decorated her room w/ a horse theme with a mural and all because she was REALLY into horses at the time.  Just this past year, SHE insisted that we change her room yet again to make it a little more grown up…..I about cried when we had to paint over the mural.   When we moved into this house about 8 years ago, she was exited that we lived on the lake because she thought we could own a horse here!    Well…..she now has that dream once again.  BUT, now that she is internet savvy, she has managed to compile a very detailed analysis about what it’s going to take to be able to afford a horse.  She is on a mission to earn 50K and she is now determined that the horse will live with Grandpa Dick and Grandma B on their 70+ acres in Western Kansas!    She is absolutely, positively, the most determined, smart,sweet, funny, soft hearted, beautiful  little girl I know.  She is our Hanna girl, and she is 11 years old today.    I believe she will own a horse someday….she is likely to own a ranch that has a music studio in it :)   We love you sweetie…..these beautiful images were taken by Jennifer Weiss Photography only about a week ago.  Be sure to scroll down b/c somehow my favorites got to the bottom!  XOXO

Definitely not letting the cold get in the way of me traveling to Kansas City and seeing these sweet new babies and seeing those loyal clients that allow me to work with their families every time I get a chance.   Had a wonderful weekend and Missouri was good to me because it really wasn’t that cold for January and the sun was shining!  Check back in the next week to see a little snip from your session here…See you in JUNE Kansas City :)

 

I have had the pleasure of working with this family for several years now and I love being able to see this young man grow up before me….Mom wanted some images for his save the date cards for his big celebration in June….can’t wait to see what she comes up with!  Don’t let these precious milestones go by without documenting each step of the way……CALL ME to talk about your special event!  561.350.4219

Thank Facebook Fans for this ONE DAY promo for Halloween!    Leave a comment here and forward this to a friend on Facebook and I will include a special gift with your Halloween session!!!  Better yet, if your referral books a spot in this mini session, you will receive an even better gift!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s easy as 1.2.3.  1.  BOOK your Halloween session ASAP to secure a spot. 2.  add a comment to this blog post. 3. share this with friends on Facebook and ask them to take part!    Many of you know that I normally only offer mini sessions to CURRENT CLIENTS, but this offer is available to ANYONE!   Thank you and I look forward to seeing all the cute little munchkins in their costumes this year!   Call 561-350-4219 or email stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com  to secure a time TODAY!

Well, here they are!   Their first day of a new school year and it’s so bittersweet.  We only have “graders” in our house, which makes them and us way too grown up!  We had a great summer (although very trying at times…) with a trip to Kansas, Oklahoma, Orlando, Lakeland, Tallahasseee, and St. Augustine.    I thought it would be much easier to keep them home part of the summer, but all it proved to me is that I am a cranky mom when I have the girls here while I am trying to focus on work too.    Although we did have a lot of fun once we got to our destinations… I think school definitely started just in time.   But now the house is quiet, and it seems that I should have just sat back and enjoyed it a little more. :(     We are excited to see what the new year brings.  We hope everyone had a great summer and hope an even better start to the new school year!     Stacy

Get ready Mrs. Gemmer, here Abby comes!  Always in full force :)

I hope Mrs. Ish can have some patience with my chatterbox Hanna……always a social butterfly and at this age – WHOA

School is almost in session and it’s time for the SENIORS to book portrait sessions to capture this huge milestone!  Don’t let the last year of high school go by without showing off your style and capturing memories you will treasure for a lifetime!  Call TODAY to take advantage of specials that I have exclusive to SENIORS 2012!!!  Call 561-350-4219 or email stacy@justtoseeyousmile.com .  Join me on facebook too!

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