Last year I did a blog about the Brooks family with some of the pregnant pictures I took of Mommy Brooks. This year, I was lucky enough to be able to take some pictures of their beautiful and smart daughter before her 1 year birthday.
I met Gabby over Christmas last year for the first time. She was two months old and a very easy baby to like. I then got to meet her again in April when I came home for a visit. She was older and more interactive but still very easy to like (except for when she threw up on me!). Now that I'm home, I get to see her nearly every weekend and she continues to be very easy to be around.
Momma Brooks asked me to do these pictures and I had never really done pictures of a 1 yr old so I was had no idea what to expect. We setup an area in a park using some of the fall decorations that are going to be used for Gabby's birthday. We must have looked crazy - fall decorations when it was still 90 degrees outside??
Anyhow, Gabby was a pleasure to work with. Mama and Dad Brooks kept her entertained so I could focus on the pictures and I think they came out fantastic with the color combination! What do you think?
Maybe we'll keep this a tradition - new pictures of Gabby every year!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Well, it's done! I'm back in the United States for good. That's right - back on home soil.
It has been fantastic being home. I'm in love with nesting at the moment. I've turned into a serious homebody.
I'm travelling to PA every week for work so I just get a few days at home each week. When I'm home, all I want to do is be home. I'm a completely different girl than who I was in Oz. No more late nights with the boys drinking lots of beers. Now, its the couch and the TV for me - and I'm ok with that!
First order of business was to redecorate the bedroom. I had been wanting to do that before I left but felt it best to wait. I had a beautiful golden brown bedroom set but I was ready for something new. Something lighter and more versatile.
I'm not done yet - I need to find some artwork for the walls, put up the new curtains, and new lamps for the bedside tables.
So excited to be home!!