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A gift arrives at the perfect time

A gift arrives at the perfect time

Several weeks ago, I had the honor to be a part of an incredible gift. Four girls cut their hair and donated it so their mom could have a wig.
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It’s been a long journey with many ups and downs… a few more downs lately than ups. However, this past weekend, the wig arrived and Sandy got to go home from the hospital. It was a good weekend. She had a couple of really good days… almost as if the wig, made with her daughter’s and granddaughter’s hair, gave her a burst of energy and faith to keep improving.
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I am completely humbled to have been able to document this incredible gift to an amazing woman. I am reminded that life is so precious and it’s the simple things in life that make it all worth it.
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Sandy, you my dear are an inspiration to all that meet you. Thank you for allowing me to come over this weekend and be a part of this with you and your girls.
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You are beautiful.

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A little side note: Sandy was in a lot of pain this weekend but was one heck of a trooper. She made it thru a few hours with us, chatting, cutting her hair, styling it and watching as we chatted and laughed like girls do. Her humor was evident in small little bursts… in this moment below, Sara had just finished curling her hair and was going to just pin it over to the side. Sandy slowly reached up and pulled both sides of her hair up, pulled out the bobby pin that Sara had just put in place and smiled big in the mirror and said after a moment “this is how all the cowgirls wear their hair!”
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Sandy – you are by far the prettiest cowgirl I have ever seen.
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Much Love to you and your girls! Thank you with all of my heart for allowing me to document this small piece of your journey.
Brooke

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TJ & Maddie

TJ & Maddie

They grow up before you know it. As a mom, it’s crazy to see our kids … that aren’t really kids anymore. They are growing up and they are amazing.

TJ set up this photo shoot, on his own. His momma didn’t even know until a few days before the scheduled date. I thought it was sweet that he wanted to do this and took the initiative to get all the details ironed out.

TJ & Maddie wanted some pictures done for Valentine’s day. Shy in front of the camera… absolutely not! So we rocked out some cute pictures, lots of laughing, and a few pieces of bubble gum… i think they each had three pieces in their mouths, trying to get a good bubble going 2012recap_0109.jpg
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Mommas had to get a quick photo with each kid… beautiful mommas made beautiful babies…
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One quick outfit change and maybe some of my favorite sports pics, ever!
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The life led by a kid is a simple one; all they need is food for sustenance, water for hydration and an endless feat of imagination to transform any given time of day into a sporting event that will change the face of any game witnessed by man.

These made up sports are complete with teams on either side comprising of real or imaginary members with jerseys, a rule book, an unbiased referee and of course the team mascot that represents the team spirit and the nation’s pride. Even with endless possibilities thanks to their imagination, there are a few sports that the kids find absolutely irresistible.

Thank you, Maddie & TJ… you both are absolutely incredible!
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Much love,
Brooke

Bella

Bella

“Girls are sugar spice and everything nice”

Little Bella was a beautiful little girl. Big blue eyes, incredibly beautiful curly blonde hair, and still full of childlike wonder.
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We started our session and she wasn’t quite sure what to think about everything we had going on… not to mention there was a playground close by.
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But after a few funny faces
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and a little bit of digging in the sand
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We got got some big beautiful smiles from this little girl!

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Sweet little girl… thank you for sharing your afternoon with me.

Much Love
Brooke

Funny Friday

I received this in an email today courtesy of Chic Critique, a great resources for photographers.

Thought I would share and let everyone else get a giggle out of it.

Top 9 Auto-Reply Emails You Wish You Could Send:

1. I’m not really out of the office. I’m just ignoring you.

2. I am hiding in my closet from being overworked and underpaid. I’ll get back to you as soon as I stop rocking myself in the fetal position.

3. I only got 3 hours of sleep last night so I might get all “Hulk” on you. I’ll get back to you when I transform back into Bruce Banner mode.

4. No, your photos weren’t ready because, frankly, I haven’t even taken them off the memory card yet.

5. I can’t find my desk & computer because it’s hidden under piles of papers, I’ll get back to you when I do.

6. I haven’t seen my husband or my kids in days so get in line, Sucka!!

7. It’s pretty unlikely that your photos are edited since I am still in my pajamas.

8. Thank you for your email. You have been added to a queing system and are currently in 352nd place. You can expect to receive a reply in 11 weeks and 3 days.

9. I am on an email-strike. I’ll get back to you NEVER!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Back to getting organized for the year… More work, less goofing off 🙂

Much Love
Brooke