February 4, 2009

She Was A Tall, Cool Woman In a Black Dress

Ok, so she's not really tall and she wasn't wearing a black dress but she is REALLY cool. This is my mom-in-law. For all you gals out there that don't get along with your mom-in-law, I feel bad for you... b/c mine's the greatest!!! It hasn't always been that way though. In the beginning of me and Leroy's relationship I was scared to death of this woman. You see when Leroy and I started dating he still lived at home with his mom. I know, I know (that was a little hard for me to swallow at the time, too.) When I would stay over I'd try and creep out of the house at like 5:00am but the woman gets up before the crack of dawn so she'd always be sitting at the kitchen table doing her crossword puzzles and she would just peer over her little bifocal glasses and just watch me walk by. I KNOW personally the definition of taking the "walk of shame"! I'd just shutter as I walked by just waiting for her to pull her pistol out of her housecoat and put a bullet through me. She never did though. Those walks of shame grew into a loving relationship that we laugh about today. Here's to all those COOL mom-in-laws out there. By the way, she is not mourning the loss of her husband in some of these shots. Ha! She just owns enough hats to be considered English.


I'm working on a couple of new products right now that I'm very excited about. So, I coaxed my boy into a photoshoot downtown so I'd have some shots to use in my new products. Since I haven't photographed him lately he agreed with not much complaining. I don't know what it is but this child doesn't like to be photographed...hmmm, could it be b/c he's had a camera in his face his whole life? Well, he'll appreciate it when he's grown! Our shoot went as they normally do...chaotic! I ended up with some really good shots of him and he got to play with his Pokemon and guitar during the shoot so we were both happy.

February 1, 2009

Idea Gallery

I'm always trying to get clients to think outside the box and get creative with my products. This particular client ordered 5 stretch prints and we collaged 25 photos from her daughter's photoshoot. She then ran a green and white polka dot ribbon behind the photo and added a super cute wooden flower embellishment from Kutie Pie Kidz at the top. This is the focal artwork in her daughter's room. It turned out fabulous!!! I'll be showing more sample artwork in the future. Are you ready to think big prints?

The New Realtor In Town

My hubby just got his real estate license and is ready to help people in their home sales and purchases. I took some new headshots of him to use on his business cards and they came out quite nice if I don't say so myself. Anyone in need of a realtor? Just email him at leroy.nellis@nellisinvestments.com.

January 28, 2009

Baby Hoppy Officially Adopted!!! Yeah!

Yesterday, my BFF (that I moved to TX) with 13 years ago finally got to adopt her son. There was a large group of us that were there to show support of how happy we are for them. Baby Hoppy is so blessed to have been given this family. He came into their home when he was 3 days old and they have been chomping at the bit ever since to get the adoption finalized. He is such a sweet, lovable baby and we all love him so much. Isn't he a handsome little devil? I've got to say my friends have some pretty CUTE kids...but of coarse mine is cuter! Ha!

Cutie Patooties

I have so many great shots from alot of my fall shoots that I didn't have time to post due to the busyness of the holiday season. I'm in the processing of getting some of these images on my website as well as posting some on my blog so you all can see. Aren't these two adorable? They had these really hip outfits they wore the first half of the shoot given to them from their Aunt in Toronto and the last half mom just dressed them in simple jeans and plain shirts but busted out these adorable hats she found on Etsy! This is a great example of how hats are a wonderful accessory to work into your photo shoot.

January 5, 2009

Helloooooooooooooo 2009!

So, I haven't blogged in so long that I forgot my user name and password. Here we are in a new year with new hopes and dreams. I've taken lots of great photos through the holiday season and didn't get to blog alot of them so I will be posting some of those for fun. When I went back to Missouri at Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to photograph Angie for her senior photos. I had fun looking at my hometown through my photography eyes on. I was looking for specific spots we could use for our shoot and I discovered a whole new playground. It really is fun trying to find beauty in the not so obvious places! However, when you have a model like this one it's kind of hard to take a bad shot.