New York

Ruby and Leo - Family Time

During our recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with my 4-legged niece, Ruby, and 2-legged nephew, Leo. We had a nice little photo shoot and tried our best to get some images of the two of them together. However, they both seemed to have other plans! Lol! When I was photographing one, the other would be across the field. Most of what I was able to capture were the brief moments they crossed paths or when Leo would give Ruby a treat. I think we still got some cute images and I seriously love these two! I love how Leo is so curious about Ruby. Children at this age always are so interested in what their furry brothers and sisters are doing.Isn't my little nephew adorable?!?Ruby isn't too shabby either! BTW, I loved all the "cotton" that was falling down from the Cottonwood trees...

I can't wait to see how big Leo has gotten next time we go up to New York. Hopefully I can get even more pictures of the two of them together!

Eva & Sadie - A NY State of Mind

A couple weekends ago, we made the long trek to upstate New York to spend some time with my husband's family. We decided to bring along the dogs thinking they would have a blast running around with their 4-legged cousins, checking out the horses (and hopefully not rolling in poop), and running around in the big fields. Unfortunately, the trip didn't start out so great for Eva and Sadie. About 5 minutes after arriving, poor Eva got caught in the electric fence and it scared us to death! That pretty much assured us that she wouldn't be going anywhere near the fenced-in horses (and their oh-so-attractive poop). That same day, Sadie was struck with a bout of nasty diarrhea and had several accidents in the house (including one in my husband's suitcase - gross). The following day, Sadie's diarrhea continued and Eva ran into some concrete landscape edging and scratched up her face. Ugh. The poor dogs!!!

On our last day in New York, we figured they needed to have a vacation from their vacation. We decided to scope out a park with some gorgeous shoreline along Lake Ontario and allow the pups to go swimming. Eva LOVES to swim and she would fetch sticks all day if we let her. Sadie, on the other hand, had never been swimming in a large body of water so this was going to be an experiment (and hopefully not end up like the rest of their trip so far). Well, she didn't think twice about running in! She acted like she has swam all of her life. I'm so happy they got to finally have some "vacation" time! :)

The BFF's...Sadie had so much fun in the lake. The cool water was refreshing and she wouldn't stop running!But I managed to steal a quick pic during a brief moment of rest. Lol! Back at the house, Eva and Sadie got to do more of what they love and play in the gorgeous fields in the backyard. The sun was setting and the grasses just glowed! They had so much fun running around chasing the frisbee...and each other!All this swimming and running around made them super tired for the ride home. I think they slept for 4 days afterward!The end!

Eva's First White Christmas

When I found out we were going to New York for Christmas, I was so excited knowing that I would have a pretty good chance of photographing Eva in the snow. Well sure enough, there was snow on the ground...a LOT! Eva is fascinated with the snow and doesn't think twice about jumping in head first and having fun. You could never tell by her actions that it was *literally* 20 degrees out. Now mine on the other hand, you could tell. I had snow gloves on and I looked like a toddler fumbling around with my camera. I kept fogging up the viewfinder, pushing the wrong buttons, and just making a mess of my pictures. I managed to grab a couple keepers and quickly headed back inside by the fireplace where a southern gal like myself belongs! Eva could have stayed out there all day...

Despite the snow, Eva caught her frisbee like a champ.Eva poses with the festive necklace her Grandma bought her.Eva loved running through the corn field..especially with her daddy egging her on!Something catches Eva's eye... And she attacks!The end. Time to go inside!

New York Wedding

A couple weekends ago, we made the trip to upstate New York to attend a friend's wedding. We were at a loss when it came to buying a gift because they weren't registered anywhere. What to do? Well, I am definitely NOT a wedding photographer (too scared to try) but I figured I would try to grab a couple shots to give as a wedding present. I didn't want to interfere with the REAL wedding photographer so I photographed the guys getting ready - moments that sometimes get ignored. Hopefully these will make an ok gift for the bride and groom! P.S. - Props to all the wedding photogs out there! You gotta have skills!

The guys got ready at the groom's grandparent's house surrounded by family pets and pictures. What a nice way to include family members that physically could not attend the wedding...

Some little details from the reception...