As much as we prefer fresh home cooked meals, running a business and a family gets crazy and we end up eating “out” far too often. Sometimes, pressed for time, we end up grabbing whatever the best choices are on the fast food menu. I really shouldn’t dog on Micky D’s (although the one near us has personally failed us so many times, I will NEVER go there again), but this particular night, we chose the local taco drive through – because hey – sometimes you just need a TACO – or 5… but I digress. I needed to grab a family dinner fast, drop my daughter at home, and take my dinner to go, as I headed to teach a class at the Northern Nevada Professional Photographer’s meeting. I pretty much had eaten nothing on that long day of shooting. And all I wanted was a TACO. But did I get a TACO? NO. I did not. The girl at the window smiled and handed me a giant bag allegedly filled with our order. It was not until we arrived home and I attempted to extricate my tacos from the rest of the family meal, that I realized we had received the wrong order by mistake. And guess what? NO TACOS! Seriously. Who goes to a place with TACO in the name and doesn’t order tacos?!! And to make things worse, there was nothing in that order that I was even remotely interested in eating. to say I was disappointed would be a gross understatement. I was now FAMISHED, TACO DEPRIVED, and running late for my meeting.
What’s my point? Well, if I had gone to a full service restaurant, gone inside, sat down, been greeted by a nice waitress who could focus on my order and my needs, I likely would have had a taco feast. I would have been satisfied, heard, and truly served.
Sometimes a drive through might hold you over, but eventually you’re going to get a chalupa instead of a taco. (What exactly IS a chalupa, anyway?)
Karen Laine Photography is NOT a drive through.
Sweet little handsome ‘J’. You stole my heart and you did such a great job at your first photo session. In fact, this is one of my all time favorite sessions. Mom loves rustic textures, neutral tones, and simplicity. So we used props to reflect that. She also wanted to make sure we captured all that pure newborn goodness with some b*re b*mm shots. I just love everything about this. Here is Master ‘J’ in all his pure newborn goodness.
Natural Burled Wood Bowl: Homegoods http://homegoods.com
Knitted basket stuffer: Karen Laine Photography
Silas arrived in this world a bit early and spent the first week and a half or so in the NICU, so we were a little late getting his newborn session done. Once we were sure he was doing well at home, we got him into my midtown Reno portrait studio for his session. Mom and Dad and big sister lounged in the consult room while Grammy and Silas had our session. Silas and his older sister are only 15 months apart in age and she was not too thrilled about being a part of the session, so we gave her a pass. As you can imagine, Grammy takes lots of photos of her little angels, so there was no need to push. You can see his big sissy’s newborn session here. So, as promised, here is a small sample of our sweet Silas.
Wooden Bowl: JD Vintage
Bear hat and stuffy: http://www.lukeowllily.bigcartel.com
Stocking caps: https://www.facebook.com/LovesHairPretties/
It’s time for me to brag a little. In March, my NINTH grandchild was born. This is what happens when you raise a houseful of kiddos. In a few years, they are all popping out babies like the end is coming. I often get shocked responses at the number of kids I have (SEVEN) and that I CANNOT be old enough to have that many kids – grown kids! Well, my husband and I have “His, Hers, and Ours”. I raised his three girls along with my two and our two. So, technically, I am too young to have them all – well depending on what state you are from… Ha! Just kidding. Anyway, in my heart, they are all my babies and so are their babies. So NINE and counting… Anyway, as I started this post, it occurred to me that I haven’t blogged number 8’s newborn photos. Lame Grammy, right? So, his will be next. 🙂
Here is our newest little nugget, Saoirse Amina. (Seer-sha Uh-mee-na) I will never learn to spell this poor child’s first name. I had to look it up again! I don’t speak Gaelic! Little Miss Amina is the sweetest, happiest girl with about the chubbiest newborn cheeks I have ever photographed. She would have let me pose her for days while she happily slept away. I am so in love with this little miss and so in love with her beautiful session. Mom’s favorite color has always been purple as far back as I can remember. Her room was purple as a kid, her wedding colors were yellow and purple…So, I showed up to their house in Texas with a suitcase loaded down with purple backdrops, purple basket stuffers, and purple headbands to adorn this full head of newborn hair.
Welcome to the world little princess. XOXO