Thursday, September 27, 2012

madeline and olivia: seniors 2013

i take a break from baby food making
to bring you this post
(if you ever find yourself thinking that carrots and pears sound like a
lovely combination, think again. not awesome. hopefully miles disagrees.)

loved loved loved
madeline and olivia's senior portrait session!
they are darling and they
chose the most brilliant pops of color in the ensembles.
we discovered a dirty, dingy FABULOUS
back alley in pioneer square.
i am in love with the alley

and even more in love with these photos:

madeline and olivia -
i loved your shoot! what fun.
thank you for being fabulous and for
putting up with my crazy alley-loving ways.


i am running a special:
$100 off all senior portrait sessions
booked by november 15th.
if you know any h.s. seniors,
send them my way...

"if you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
- vincent van gogh.


stumbled upon this fun place thanks to
this month's BHG mag.

looks like a wonderful escape,
right up my alley,
relaxation and creativity!
count me in.

one day i hope to go here.
and make some stuff:


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


oliver is officially in the "why?" phase.
all day long... "why?...but why?...but how come?...oh, why?..."
has made for some interesting conversations at the mclaughlin house.

case in point (this morning):

oliver: mama, but why are we going to da dim (the gym) today?
mommy: because honey, mommy wants to.
oliver: why?
mommy: because.
oliver: because why?
mommy: well oliver, mommy's bum-bum is a tad bigger than i want my bum-bum to be
and unfortunately i can't just magically make it disappear.
oliver: oh. sorry. but how come?
mommy: we are going to the gym buddy.
and then i bent down to put miles in his car seat and suddenly oliver was behind me 
waving his magic wand (drum stick) in circles around mommy's bum-bum and shouting

oliver: "abracadabra!"

priceless. and so fun.

speaking of fun,
new pics of two of my very favorite (super fun + fabulous) subjects to shoot:

 way fun.

guess who is seven months old already!
and gorgeous!
and sweet as sweet could possibly be.

mr. miles:

a very happy birthday wish
to my (one day soon to be) brother-in-law eddie
who is kind,
generous, funny, talented (move over martha...way over),
and an incredibly rad uncle to my boys!
and what an awesome addition to the family.

happy birthday bro.



"if you only have one smile in you, give it to the people you love." - m. angelou