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get ready for some r and r!

Today is the big day! We’re heading out for our annual family vacation… and I do mean family! Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents- the works! We have so much fun together and always look forward to this week during the summer. This year, my husband has requested that I leave work behind, which truly is a great idea. With our 4 children finally well after 3 weeks of sickness and countless hours of sitting in front of the computer trying to “catch up,” I’m ready for a break!!  But… I know that means some of you will be waiting patiently for your completed galleries. To hold you over while I enjoy my family time I wanted to post a few images. More will come soon, I promise! But for now, I’m going to kick back, relax and have a blast with my sweet family. I’m anticipating returning home rested and inspired.

Thanks for hanging in there- I’m positive it will be worth the wait!

P.S. The commenting system on this new blog seems to be presenting a little challenge- we’re working to get it fixed, but don’t be discouraged- soon they’ll all be showing up! So… keep those comments coming!!

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leah and david: sneak peek

Yesterday, I had the honor of capturing Leah and David’s wedding. I know there are lots of family and friends who are eager to see how beautiful the pictures are, so this one’s for them… a little sneak peek  just moments after David saw his stunning bride for the first time. The love is just dripping off of this picture!

More to come soon!!
Enjoy!

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June 30, 2009 - 5:25 pm

Christine Lawrence - Annie – GORGEOUS!!! Can’t wait to see more. You and your family are all so special – sure love those girls who live down the street from me, and sure enjoyed watching you and Dee and being with you that day! Thanks for making it so special.

June 30, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Sarah Coward - A beautiful picture! They’re going to love it! What an amazing bride!

June 30, 2009 - 12:14 am

Nancy Collins - Annie, this is beautiful!
But wouldn’t expect anything less. Excellent job and can’t wait to see more.
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June 29, 2009 - 9:02 pm

Doris - Annie, This picture is awesome! You sure did capture their love. Can’t wait to see the rest.

June 29, 2009 - 8:12 pm

Tiffany Janiczek - What an amazing photograph. Annie you did a stunning job! I am excited to see the rest of them!!! Thank you so much for capturing such a beautiful day!!!

June 29, 2009 - 4:44 pm

Dee - Can’t wait to see the rest….beautiful

June 29, 2009 - 4:43 pm

Rachel martin - Gorgeous Photos Annie! Leah you look beautiful, wish I could have been there! I cant wait to see more photos!

and the winner is…

“Wow” is all I can say!

What an incredible first week with this new blog! A total of 34 comments were posted in just a few short days. Thank you for participating and sharing your thoughts. That’s exactly what makes a blog work so well and I love hearing from each of you. There were so many great remarks, but I especially loved that Ashleigh’s grandfather posted a little tid bit as well…I’m just sad he doesn’t enjoy Starbucks!

Here’s part of what he said:

“An outstanding job. Captured sentimentality as best as it was. Of course my favorite is Ashleigh and I walking down the aisle. A real dream come true for me as I had laid in bed with a heart attack hoping to God that He would give me enough time to do just what I did…”

It is such an honor to be a part of memories that will last forever and capturing Ashleigh and her granddaddy seeing each other for the first time is a moment I’ll always remember!

Now… on to the contest!

This morning was quite busy in the Agarwal house, but just after swimming lessons for our 3 older ones, I slipped them outside to pick the winner of the Starbucks gift card. Of course, summer time and green grass also means lots of Ring Around the Rosie! So, I promised them when the name was selected they could have a little fun!

Here’s how it went:

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Congratulations Jessica!!

A gift card will be in your mailbox soon.

I also happen to know that the winner is expecting a sweet little baby in the Fall; and we’ve already been talking about fun maternity and newborn sessions! You’ll surely be in love when you see what we’ve got planned!!

Keep checking back and posting, posting, posting those comments!

June 22, 2009 - 10:44 pm

Dee - I love the pics of the older ones.

June 22, 2009 - 8:31 pm

Jessica Knight - I am so excited….You will have to tell me what I won..I forgot. I really enjoyed looking at the site…Too cute way of telling us the winner…..

milestones: gabriel turns 1

Wow! You guys are rockin’ it on this new blog! Lots of comments are being posted (you have until Sunday to leave yours for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card) and on the first full day with this new site, we were just shy of 200 hits!! Way to go and thanks for spreading the word!

Don’t forget to keep checking back and to keep leaving those comments too! Now, on to the exciting new pictures!

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You may remember these cute kiddos from some of my previous sessions and work with the Dream Calendar. This morning, I met up with them again to celebrate Gabriel’s first year! How cool that today was actually his birthday! He brought along his big sister and brother too for a few sibling shots.

These little ones are so precious with their blond hair and sparkly eyes and their mom is so incredibly sweet. I love having clients that grow with me; and it’s an honor celebrating such awesome milestones with them on a regular basis!! Anytime these 3 children step in front of the camera, something magical happens- just check out a few of my faves from our time together and you’ll see what I mean.

Oh, and don’t miss the humor in the soda pics! Their last name is Jones!

Thanks Kelsey for another amazing get together. Your kids were incredible this morning! Without a doubt, you’re going to have lots of images to remember this special day! And, of course, Happy Birthday Gabriel!  Thanks for letting me carry you around and for being so much fun to watch! You are a heart breaker for sure! I hope you enjoyed your ice cream cupcakes tonight, as much as you guys enjoyed the one this morning!!

Enjoy…and post, post, post those comments!

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June 20, 2009 - 1:02 pm

tori - Oh my goodness, I could just eat these pictures up! I LOVE the one that has the close up shots of the little boy and girl-possibly sister? and the big “1” on the left-hand side. We are leaving for the mountains for a week but when we get back, we need to nail November down! 🙂

June 20, 2009 - 1:15 am

Kymberly duMont - Your so amazing at capturing just the right moment! I’m booking you 8 months in advance for when Aspen turns 1!

June 19, 2009 - 1:47 am

Renee Blain - Love these pictures! Where were you???

June 19, 2009 - 1:36 am

Dee - These are amazing…what a gift you have.

June 19, 2009 - 1:00 am

Emily Q - Love the new blog!!! Beautiful pics. I want to book you for the next time I come to Florida to do pictures for my family – probably next Christmas!

June 19, 2009 - 12:52 am

Kelsey - We had so much fun today! I am speechless. (As usual when it comes to your pictures Annie!!) Gabriel loved his balloons-he walked around with them all afternoon.Thank you for capturing these precious moments. My heart is truly touched.

June 19, 2009 - 12:41 am

Jenny Sheffield - Annie these are AWESOME!!! So adorable!! I have to get you to do some of our family VERY soon 🙂