Photo of the Year Contest 2012!

So here it is again!  The Photo of the Year Contest is now up on Facebook!  If you have a photo up, be sure to get all of those that you know to vote for your picture on Facebook here:  by “liking” your picture!

*The contest ends on the evening of December 30th.

*The photo with the most “likes” will win the contest.

*The winner will win a free full session with me in 2013.  This session must take place before the second week of April.

*This may not include a newborn session.  Sorry.  🙁

Now here are the photos!  Get to voting.  There’s not much time!

Lil Pumpkins/Asheville Baby and Child Photographer

Yesterday I did Halloween pictures for my Meetup group.  Yeah, I know, I normally post about my sessions the night of, but this “morning sickness”, as they call it, is really kicking my booty at night!  And my muscles are so sore, especially my abs, from laying on the ground, trying to get those perfect shots.  Man, sessions are going to get tough the further along I get with this pregnancy.  Or maybe I’m just getting old and out of shape.  lol  But I had the best time with these kids.  I love kids so very much and love that I get to still work with them, even though I’m not teaching anymore.  What a perfect evening spent with some very cool parents and some super cute kids!  Thank you guys!  Hope you all have a fun Halloween and hopefully it warms up because right now it is fr-fr-fr-freeeeeezing out!!  😉

This might be my favorite picture of all time that I’ve taken. I love everything about it.  Her momma is the most creative lady ever and Ava is the sweetest little girl who is the perfect model!

This is River’s little buddy.  I just love her!!  Her personality is like a huge ray of sunshine.  I had so much fun with her, playing in the leaves and carrying the pumpkins around.  She had a blast and so did I!  Isn’t her costume so cute?  Her momma made it.  These mommas are starting to make me look bad with my store bought costumes!  😉

These three are so cute!  And it’s so easy to get them to smile!  It just amazes me how easy it is to get them all to look and smile at the same time, a photographer’s dream!

The cutest baby costume ever!!

Remember this cutie from a recent session?  We got her to smile!  Yeah!  But she still made us work for it.  😉

I haven’t seen this little man in so long!  He’s still the happiest thing but I was expecting him to still be this immobile little baby.  Well, duh, of course he isn’t that little baby anymore.  He’s a very active little boy who wants to walk!  Everywhere!  😉  It was so great seeing you guys again!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Hope you get lots of treats!

Halloween Time/Asheville Child Photographer

Today I did a few pictures of Mya and River in their costumes.  They love to dress up in the playroom so this was so much fun for them. It made me SO excited about Halloween!!  These trees are at the entrance to our neighborhood and everyday I’ve just been watching them turn colors and have been loving it!  I hate to see these gorgeous leaves fall so I had to take advantage of them before they were gone.  So here are my witch and very hungry little caterpillar.  🙂

Halloween Time!/Asheville Baby and Child Photographer

Ever since River was born, I have been so excited to do Halloween pictures of him.  Okay, I’ve been excited to do any pictures of him!  But I really wanted to get pictures of him in a pumpkin and he’s just the right age.  I have been looking all over for a pumpkin that was big enough.  Finally I found a pumpkin patch that had a ton of really big pumpkins.  Jackpot!

I took some of Mya too in her costume.  She was not quite as cooperative…sigh.  But I finally got some smiles out of her after she quit crying.  She looks so cute in her costume.  She originally wanted to be Mickey Mouse, not Minnie, but once we found the costume, she decided that Minnie was much cuter and I had to agree!  Gone are the days when I get to choose her sweet, girly little costumes.  😉  No more insects!