Website is down

I apologize but my website is down for the time being.  My website provider is having firewall issues and are working on it to get it restored.  In the meantime if you need to get orders placed before the website is up and running again you are welcome to set up an appointment at the studio. 
Hopefully this issues gets taken care of soon!  This is a terrible time for this to happen.

WEBSITE IS BACK ONLINE!  Whew!!!!

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Sales Tax Increase

Cherished Moments Customers
Sales Tax will be increasing on January 1st.
Get your orders in before the first of the year before the sales tax increase!  (This also pertains to orders placed but not paid in full before the first of the year)

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What an Angel!

I had four of the most beautiful girls in to see me today.  I didn’t have time to work on their images yet but when I downloaded their session I could not help myself from playing with a couple images.
I fell in love with this image and couldn’t wait to share it.

I think I need to get this little one in to do some modeling for me.  I would love to play with her some more!  She had the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen.

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Sara – TCU 2014 Sr.

I take so many pictures that by the time I get around to editing them I forget how beautiful their session was.  I am working on Sara’s pictures now and am blown away by how gorgeous they are.  Here is just a small sampling of the beginning of her session.  Seriously all of these amazing pictures were all taken within the first 20-30 minutes of her session.  I still have 3/4 of her session to edit.
The lighting was just so yummy!
I don’t know why I don’t photograph with my crab apple tree more.  I am just loving the colors!

Are you kidding me.  Look at the light and the way it highlights her hair.
Can you tell I am in love with this sessions. ha ha

Seriously!  Is she gorgeous or what?

Sara came in for the second half of her session and can I say just one thing.  This girl knows how to work the camera!

Yep, she’s got it!
Needless to say I had fun photographing this one.

She had plenty of pictures where her hair wasn’t in her face but there is something about imperfect pictures that I like. 

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Perfection!

Oh how I adore new babies!
 
 
She was so perfect in every way.

 
Oh come on!  Is there anything cuter in life then baby toes?

 
Stop it!
If I wasn’t too old to have babies, this would give me some serious baby fever.
Is this little girl not the yummiest little nugget you ever laid eyes on?
I just want to smother her with kisses.

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Best Cake Smash Session…EVER!

 
I had the best cake smash session ever!  Mr. L really enjoyed his cake.
I sure am going to miss seeing him every few months.
 
 
 
Yes that is how I feel when I eat cake too! lol
 
 

 
Now that is a cake smash!
 


I love the beautiful yummy golden light of Fall.
It is my all time favorite time of year to photograph!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How could you say no to those beautiful blue eyes?
 
 
 

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Zac – New Prague class of 2014

My goal is to get one senior edited a day.  I am fighting a terrible cold but I am determined not to go to bed tonight until I have Zac’s pictures all edited.
I can do this…I can do this…I can do this.
 
I really love this first shot.  I tried a new technique I learned today from an online webinar training class.  I think I am really going to like some of the skills I learned.
 
 

 
I know these two are quite similar.  I just couldn’t decide which one I like better.
The top one is a more crisp edit but there is something about the last one.
I just love the warm hazy sun rays.

OK my break is over.  Time to get back to editing.  I hope SNL is good so it helps to keep me awake tonight!

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5 − four =

The Korba Family

Here is another of my favorite families that I have been photographing since their wedding.  I feel so blessed to have families that entrust me with their family portraits year after year.  Thank-you from the bottom of my heart!

 
Oh my, how could you ever tell him no!  Those baby blue eyes would get me every time.

How fun is this series?

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The Hartwig Family

I have such a special place in my heart for this family.  My son was a ring bearer and Kari (the mom) was a flower girl in my best friends wedding when they were like 4.  Then I photographed Kari and Jeff’s wedding and have had the pleasure of photographing both of there daughters first year portraits.
So I feel so blessed that they continue to come to me for their family portraits.

Part of the reason I love these guys so much is the fact that they have such a great sense of humor.
I asked Jeff if he would pick up his little girl and throw her in the air.  So what does he do, grabs Kari instead.  I love the way the girls are watching Mom and Dad.  He is such a nut! lol

 
 
 
This is more what I was thinking. ha ha
I love how Karlee is getting ready to jump too.

Ha ha, they both got some height here.  Love this one!!!

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Emily – Nfld Sr.

I am working on Emily’s senior session right now.  What a natural beauty.  Here is a quick sneak peek.  I can’t wait to share more.

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eight × = 8