Happy Valentine’s Day! We would love for you to meet Charleston, Charles, Charlie, Bear, and sometimes bad dog. Charlie, who is a golden doodle, has been with us for almost a year now and we love him immensely. You know that love that every time you see him you just want to squeeze him. He has won all of our hearts even dad.
I love these pictures of my kids with their dog. A daily occurrence of them rough housing snuggling and laughing with him in their room. When this was happening one day, I went to get my phone real quick and stopped myself in my tracks. Why I”m I grabbing the phone? I have a great camera and we’re not just out running errands and something funny or cute happens. I realized I had gotten in the habit of cheating myself and my family of great quality images because of convenience. I guess it’s true about the shoe cobbler’s kids except my kids have photos of them (on my phone) but how often do I take the time to get pictures of my family like I do for my clients? Then I thought when was the last time I uploaded the photos from my phone? I would be devastated if I lost it and all those memories went with it. It was right then and there I grabbed my Nikon and had a great time documenting them and their best pooch. It’s moments like this as funny as it sounds gives me little pick me of ups of creativity and love for what I do. Besides, how could I not love these pictures. They are three of the cutest subjects around and they are my heart.
Wishing you love and happiness on this Valentine’s Day! And one last thing when was the last time you uploaded the photos from your phone?
Happy New Year everyone! I hope your new year is more blessed then the year before. For me I have to laugh because it’s only day two and I’m already behind. But so is life and all you can do is keep moving forward. I know you have all heard of the how the cobbler’s kids never had shoes well for me that was the story of this year. (What no Christmas shoot?) I’d been visioning a shoot for my family for about 2 years, but never fully found the time to put it all together. With everyone’s crazy schedule and what it would take to pull it off I decided to go another route. I have a ton of photos in my house of my family but I wanted something a little different to hang on the wall this year. So, I merged my envisioned shoot with the artistic drawing and painting talents of my friend Pamela Goodman to create the master piece below. WE are so in love with it and I love how it captures all of our personalities. My husband Eric, the strong man, supporting and holding us all together. Our youngest Aidan and his death defying gymnastic tricks and smiley little face. Our oldest Cole who keeps us in stitches with his clowning around and his love for our pets. Charlie our golden doodle the newest addition to our family this year who loves to play chase. Cheddar our faithful feline friend who isn’t going to do anything he doesn’t want to. And of course me the ringleader of the crazy family and doing my best to juggle all of our lives together. Well, I mentioned I try my best to get keep it all together but this year I was short quite a few Christmas/New Year’s Card. So, I apologize if you didn’t get one. I would love to share our life with you, and hope you follow along to find out more about Cirque du Johnson’s best show on earth. I know there will be many adventures to share. Happy New Year!
When Ingrid called and told me she was expecting number 4 I was both shocked and happy for her. She wanted to do something fun where the whole family could have a part in announcing the new one to the bunch. I thought this worked out great. Congratulations Ingrid, Edward, and kiddos! Can’t wait til May to meet the new one in person.