I did some photos for the Daltons a couple days ago, and holy MOLY is their 8 month old baby boy adorable!  This was my first time working with this awesome little family– they told me they hadn’t had professional photos taken of him since he was born.  This little stud is a natural model though–  he definitely knew how to work the camera.  I think his parents may need to start bringing him around more often!  ;)  We started outside taking a few family photos, and a few with just Booker before heading inside because it was pretty chilly and miserable out.  Because seriously, how could you say no to this face?

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Once we came in, Booker was a pro.  He LOVED wearing those sunglasses.  They had the most adorable little 3 piece suit and tie for him for some early Easter pictures.  I wish I could share every picture I took of this kid, that’s how cute and photogenic he was… but I will save some suspense for his parents when they get the CD once I finish editing them all.  Here’s a sneak peek of his photoshoot!

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Aaaaaaaaand here is my kid attempting to photo bomb his session.

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Catching up

I’m ashamed to say how bad I am at updating my blog these days.  I’m bribing the kiddo with Cheerios to keep him busy in the highchair next to me while I type this out.  Spring is taking it’s sweet time getting here, but we have had a few nice days so far this year.  Today’s entry has pictures from two of my babies that I am lucky enough to be able to document their entire first year of life.  Ryker had his 3 month pictures and was a total champ– he was so easy going, and despite spitting up a few times (ohhh don’t you love the 3 month age?  hehe), he was totally cool with letting me stuff him in whatever baskets and put him in whatever ridiculous pose I wanted.  His mama is so sweet.  She brought along some cute props and he got to show off those adorable baby rolls!  Here are a few highlights from his shoot:

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I did Trent’s 9 month (!!!) pictures recently also, and oh man is this kid cute.  He is so calm!  An old soul behind those eyes ;)  We had a BEAUTIFUL day to get his photos done and his cousin and aunt were visiting from out of state, so I got to photograph them as well!

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(Sorry Trent, had to add that last one, lol.)  I love that I get the opportunity to follow these kids through their milestones.  I so look forward to these sessions to see how much they’ve grown, what their new “tricks” are, and love to see them develop their own little personalities.  It’s always bittersweet at the 1 year mark!  If you or someone you know may be interested in documenting a baby’s first year, here’s a link for more information regarding sessions, prices, etc.  I offer gift certificates as well, so if you’re stumped on what to bring to a baby shower, here’s a good gift idea!  :)

Sunday mornings

Finally the weekend!  Can I get a hallelujah?!  We had a long, boring week at home.  The good news is that our kitchen, living room and laundry room are no longer a construction zone!  Hopefully the rest of the house will soon be done and we can get back to life as we know it.  I am already dying to spring clean and get some major organization done, but it’s pretty pointless at this point with things being shuffled back and forth between rooms while waiting for the floors to be completed. But soon!

Took some photos this morning while hubby spent time making pancakes and turkey bacon for breakfast.  Kellan spent his time smearing it all over his face and chair, then finally dropping pieces for the ever-hopeful dogs. No where else in the world I would rather be. <3

“I can’t remember all the times I try to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass…”

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Sitting here listening to the rain and sharing a bowl of spaghetti-o’s with my little man.  I’m glad I fed him these before I gave him a bath, as he’s wearing most of them, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I love seeing his big, grin, with his big ol’ bottom teeth and front teeth barely poking through.  Even when he’s angry with me and shouting for taking too long to give him another spoonful, I can’t help but smile when I look at him.  I can’t believe that he is ten months old and I’m about to be planning his FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Anyways…  business stuff.  Spring is on the way! I am so excited to see some greenery, it’s ridiculous! We’ve had so much rain, snow, and mud around here that it has really put a damper on any outdoor shoots I had planned. I’m sneaking in as many photos as I can whenever we have a moment of nice weather. I’ve got a lot of neat ideas I’d like to try once the sun is shining and the horses are all shed out of their winter coats!

I’ve had a lot of people contact me about spring sessions already, so if you’re looking to have yours done, now’s the time to get with me and reserve your session while I still have lots of prime time dates and weekends available.  :)

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Oh baby!

It has been a busy week for my family!  My sister asked me awhile back to take photos when she goes into labor and last Tuesday, Kellan and I rushed to the hospital to wait on the arrival of my little nephew. The two families took over one side of the waiting room as we anxiously waited for news.

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It began to snow.  Gorgeous, fat flurries.  We watched from the hospital window.  That was the first time Kellan has seen a nice “real” snow.

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After about an hour of waiting, we received a “Test” group text message from my sister… and then nothing.  The anticipation was driving us all mad.  Everyone was glued to their phones waiting for the next message.  We tried to sneak peeks into the nursery, hoping to catch a glimpse of the baby.

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Some of us couldn’t hang any longer and had to take a break from all the excitement…..

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Finally, the double doors open and my brother-in-law emerged, beaming, grinning ear to ear as he announced that the little guy had been born and that everyone was healthy.

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We finally made it back to the room and got to meet the newest addition to the family.  He could not be more perfect.  From his chubby little cheeks down to his little toes.  Weighing 8.13 lbs and 22 inches long.  He has the most beautiful jet black, spikey hair.  He is so sweet and I am so excited to have him finally here.

So without further adieu, here is Rowen Alexander Wolfgang, meeting his family for the first time :)

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Lily was so excited to introduce him to us.  Kellan is not too sure about him just yet though.

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We are all completely smitten with this little guy.  I can’t wait to see him play with Lily and Kellan.  I can’t wait to watch them all grow up together.  I love knowing that they will always have each other, no matter what.

Welcome to the world, Rowen.

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**If you are also interested in having photos done for your delivery day, please contact me for more information!**

I took little Trent’s 6 month photos last weekend.  His parents have opted to take advantage of my Baby’s First Year package, which includes a photo session at birth, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months old.  I SO enjoy the babies I am lucky enough to photograph on a regular basis.  I love watching them grow up and I love knowing that years from now, they will be looking back on these photos… showing them to their kids… their grandchildren.  I personally love looking at old family photos, so I am glad this trend of having family memories professionally documented has taken off.

My own little man turned 9 months TODAY!  It is so crazy how time flies.  He is standing (holding onto something), crawling, sounding out words (BAAAAAAA for “ball”, CCCCCCCC for “cat”, etc.), knows how to give high fives, kisses (sloppy and open mouth, but still adorable, nonetheless), loves showing his muscles with a loud grunt, already shakes his head no at me, waves “hi” and “bye”, and he LOVES food.  My goodness, does this child love food.  We lovingly refer to him as the “garbage disposal”.  I swear this kid could out eat any of us.  He’s got two bottom teeth, and yesterday I noticed two top ones that will soon make their appearance.  Hopefully soon, so he will sleep a little better.

Anyways!  I will try to get some pictures of him taken today.  In the meantime, here’s a couple of shots from my session with baby Trent.  You can see more on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/colombophotography

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Anyone else freezing their buns off?

Brrrrrrrr, it is SO COLD!  I am so ready for summer already.  Yes, yes, I know we’re only in January.  Well, there is some good news…. I have my home studio up and running!  Whooo!  I had a 1 year old doing a cake smash session the other day and she is such a little cutie!  She was an absolute champ and so fun to photograph.  Here are a couple pictures from her session!

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