Friday, June 18, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

So, I know I'm totally late posting pictures this week.  It's just been an insanely busy week.  And although I always have my camera with me, I'm trying not to post pictures that I haven't at least had a chance to review on my "good" computer.  My work laptop just doesn't have th screen resolution to tell me what type of pictures I'm sharing. 

ANYHOW, enough of the excuses.  Let me catch you up on last weekend.  Brian and I flew to Minnesota on Friday to be with his family as his twin nieces were baptized.  It was a crazy weekend as we packed in a dinner with Brian's friend James (and his wife Zandy) that he's known since grade school, 2 graduation parties, a "swing by" at Brian's freshman year college roommate's home where we got to experience about an hour in the lives of a couple that just welcomed their 2nd set of twins into the world.  (Can you imagine having 15 month old boys and 1 week old girls?).  That was just Friday evening and Saturday.  Sunday went to the real reason we went back for the weekend - Brian's sister Amy's twins baptism and party. 

To say that I met a lot of family would be an understatement.  But then again, a lot of family isn't exactly new to me.  

I only got my camera out once we got to the baptism party.  There was just too much going on to be the intrusive new girl with a camera all weekend.  I thought I had everything I needed when we got there, but being the brilliant gal I am, I left my flash in my suitcase.  It made finding appropriate light brutal, but I was a able to get a couple of fun shots.  

This is Emma - Brian's oldest niece.  We were lucky enough to have her join the two of us as we ran errands around town on  Saturday morning.  She's almost three and I have a hard time not laughing when she's around. 

And then there were the babies...


And Brielle...

This is my first real experience taking pictures of babies, so I'm sure the pictures could have been better, but oh my, they were so fun...

I love how Brielle is just kickin' it, arms behind her head...

Claire had a thing for rolling over - I loved the Black and White shot, but I couldn't resist sharing another pose with those baby blues

So, it was a packed weekend.  I'm sure that somewhere in there I should have felt nervous or overwhelmed or something, but honestly, it was just fun.  Brian's family is really wonderful and so nice to me. They make me feel so welcome and at home that it makes me miss my own family.  
I think that's probably about the best situation I could hope for.  


  1. Absolutly adorable pictures. Great job with the lighting and catching perfect expressions.

  2. Thanks! I can't believe I forgot the flash. It would have made things so much easier. This definitely forced me to find the light that was there...

  3. Just wonderful pictures. Aren't the parents kind of worn out running after all those kids? That would be a good problem to have though.