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Thursday, October 30, 2008


I know I have tons of awesome families waiting for their peeks! I have had some amazing sessions. I am actually trying to get as much rest as I can bc I still am feeling worn down by my sinus/ear infection. Tomorrow morning will be my 24 hrs on antibiotics, so I am thinking I will feel like Superwoman when I wake! It will be this weekend that I will do a big post with tons of images:) And bc my friend/assistant told me last night that my Blog was getting boring bc there are no pics- here is an image!! PS- I totally agreed with her and all is in good fun!!
BABY IN A BASKET- could he be any cuter??
6 mo

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HUGE Problem...

My email address is TOTALLY wiped out! I just never thought that they would cancel it along with disconnecting our telephone service- silly me! So, I am the phone with bellsouth right now. I am going to create another acct for emails and will post it as soon as I get it. I am trying to be able to access it, so I can get it copies over to Outlook Express. FLIPPING OUT!!!
MY NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS picturelily@gmail.com
I just found out there is NO way to EVER access my old emails. If we have corresponded recently and/or you have not given me all you info as a client, please email me, so we can make sure we are in touch. Fortunately, I have clients info in my database, but there are a few people that I do not have complete info for. Ok, I am going to be at peace now:)

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Can viruses not just wait until we are not busy??!! Yes, I caught Morgan's cold/throat thing! Fever, cold, huge glands.... blah, blah, blah....
HUGE thank you to my very special client that is actually squeezing ME in on Wed:) This morning I woke up and decided I was done with it. So, I moved on and met my friend, Mandy and her fam for their session. Did I keep my distance- oh yes! Did I have my energy? Well, put it this way, I popped some tylenol and had my coffee- I was ready for Maddie and Carter!
Here are a few-
Love this family shot:
Riley fam
I am LOVING the "infamous -hard to get" sibling shot!!
multilple kids
And beautiful Maddie- she was not having any part of our shenanigans to get her to smile!
3 yr old
I have a day of rest tomorrow and then I am off to the battle fields on Tues! I will be ready:)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Little Clara...

here are Clara's other peeks, as promised. Her mom said she was a serious baby. I had one of those! I LOVE the serous/curious faces as they stare into my camera. She was such a doll!! A little serious bw and a cute vintage-
1 yr old
1 yr old
And, now, sweet, fun Nevaeh. We got together for a little painting session. She did not really get into it, but we got some cute pics out of it!!
1 yr old
I stopped by my friend, Mandy's house on my way home from a shoot. I got to meet 3 mo old, Carter. We have a session this weekend, but I wanted to grab a few indoor shots since this was Carter's first shoot. Look what we got-3 mo
Isn't he awesome??
Off to feed the crazy kids! Thank goodness for my mom:)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

OH MY...

I had Clara's 1 yr shoot this morning and then did not get home for good until 5:30- busy day! I am going to bed early, but will be working at home tomorrow since it is going to be a yucky day! PS- more of Clara tomorrow:)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Feel the Holidays...

I think it has set in! I have Christmas cards to work on and back to back shoots- IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON. Don't you say "whoop te doo!" bc we have deadlines, People! The workflow must keep moving:) Morgan is off to the new sitter tomorrow (yea!), I have a 9:00 shoot, have to pick up my mom from the airport (WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and I am helping a friend by picking up her 2 after school. Busy day! Do not be afraid to contact me if you need something, though.
Ok, quick pics- I have a 3 and 5 yr old shoot to share. These 2 siblings were lots of fun. I really enjoyed them. Ethan was a terrific, active 3 yr old boy and Belle was a sweet 5 yr old girl who totally gave me some "cheeses" and then burst into giggles- love it! I worked hard to warm her up, but the best smiles we got was when mommy was poking me with a stick! Kids love it when parents abuse me. Now, we only whip this trick out when needed, not at first shot:) Without further ado-multilple kids
5 yr old
3 yr old
Now the sibling shot is not posed and perfect- we did try, but I do say that I am definitely not Olan Mills:) Love brothers expression. He knew his sis did not want him touching her!!!
I will have more to share tomorrow, including some shots of a "painting session!"

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We Have an Ear Infection...

I had to cancel, yet, another shoot! I would like to take this opportunity to pat myself on the back for not booking myself back to back! I do not know what I would have done if I had no room to reschedule! You live and learn and I have learned:) So, all the embarrassment of turning away amazing, potential clients has paid off:) LOL! Morgan has basically a cold, but he has had some old congestion that has probably led to the ears. Poor guy! Have no fear, antibiotics are here! So, let's all pray that I only have to keep him home for tomorrow and that is it. I have one shoot in the late afternoon and my lovely sister is going to be able to watch him and Lily will be at a friends. So, at least my whole day did not go under:) So, tomorrow, in between working- I will be lovin' on my baby boy- good night

Monday, October 20, 2008

Will Somebody PLEASE...

tell my children that they HAVE to go to bed at night, so they might as well stop fighting it! Man, I started bedtime at 7:30 and it is 9:13 and Morgan is finally in bed and quiet. After putting him back in the bed over 10 times, I am worn out. Poor guy is congested and overtired. Life of a 2 yr old, snot and fighting parents:) Anyways, I have had to cancel one shoot and potentially one tomorrow bc of Morgan being sick. We were to start a new babysitter today and had to call in sick. He has had no fever, but I want to be careful of how he feels and if he is still contagious. We shall see... On that note- a side note- I am obviously a mom and understand when your child is sick. My clients have been amazing when I have to reschedule. I try my best to make other arrangements, but it hard to pawn off a sick child on just anybody:) So, thank you to my sweet (awesome!) clients for not making me feel more terrible than I already do. And thanks SO MUCH to my sister, mom in law and sis on law and friends for taking care of my kids this weekend! How about some pics??? I am finally using the method that I have found to make these images BIGGER! I know you will appreciate it. So, here is the new and improved PictureLily Blog!!!
First up, some good friends of ours and their fam. Here is "just turned 2" Lola playing in the creek.3 yr old,backlit
And add in her aunt, Lainy. (Yes, that is right- aunt- isn't that cool?!!) They are soo cute together!multilple kids
3 yr old,backlit
We did some terrific fam shots, but I would hate to spoil the surprise for those getting a Christmas card! I will sneak those to the family via email.
Next up, Charlie! What a sweet, laid back child. He did not even have a lip quiver- no fussing in sight. I did get quite a few smiles, but these touched me-6 mo6 mo
Some friends of Charlie's mommies met up with us and became my fabulous assistants- thanks guys!! Remember, if you ever need a job that pays nothing but pure joy- give me a call!
The next morning, I met with Carter. What a sweetie pie! big chocolate eyes to die for. He has this great serious side, but he decided to showed a little gums for us:) Don't you just love the hat?Photobucket6 mo
Ok, WOW! This post is not only long, but the pics are so much bigger, it takes up a whole page!
Yes, I had all boys this weekend and they were all AMAZING! My Baby Planner, Tyler, was no exception. we met up for a Stone Mtn shoot. Daddy had scoped out a few places and we had fun walking around. We used an old suitcase that was from mom's family somehow. Cool prop:)
Check out this storyboard. I LOVE Tyler's blue eyes, but this is just classic-6 mo,backlit,Storyboard
Just a little extra- a smile:) 6 mo
Now, if you would excuse me from this long post- I have got to edit and place an order- good night...
Yikes! I have been wanting to share this sweet pic and keep forgetting- I just love babies and mommies:)
I leave you with this-Photobucket

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Such a Beautiful Time of Year...

I love the fall! Believe it or not, I am not actually a huge fan of fall pictures. Why? I have no idea! While the tree and sun provide a warm glow, I love that. But, I think I personally prefer a little green in my outdoor pictures. I know- I am strange! But, even still, I cannot resist the fall colors. So, I am looking forward to a colorful fall season of sessions:) Here is the beginning-
First off, Lily's Pre-K teacher from last year asked me to do Senior Portraits for her daughter. Now, many of you can attest to the fact that I am not good at posing people "quickly." I will change things around at least twice bf i take the picture. That is why it is easy for me to shoot children- they inspire me every second and I see things through the lens and I just snap. Well, I was brave and met with Elizabeth, a beautiful senior who plays in the band and enjoys a good book. She is so sweet and mature and I can only pray that Lily and I will have the special relationship she and her mother share. We had a good time:) Here is your peek:
Next up, little Eli. This little man has been gracing this blog since he was 5 mo old. He is the son of a friend from college and each time I am with him, I want to take him home:) We got together for their Christmas card shoot and we by far, got "THE ONE" but I will let them share it. So, here are some other great shots-

More to share later. I had a great session for 2 families on Thurs. Gotta get ready for my shoot!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baby Girls...

I am having a small wave of the sweet baby girls. I am running low on fuel and need to hop into bed, but I know 2 mommies that are anxiously awaiting their peeks!! Plus, I cannot wait to show them off:)

First, is my new Baby Planner, Jenna. Jenna was a doll- she slept well and opened her eyes for me a little. She had a rough day bf I came. Hope she was still good after I left:) Here are a few-

Always a fun family to work with! This was my 3rd (well, I guess 4th, if you count the attempted/ rainy day maternity shoot!) time working with them.

Next, a friend from college and her 2 darling children. We hung out in Decatur a little while to capture 6 mo old, Mallory and 3 yr old, Tyler. Here is a fave of each of them-
LOVE this one!! Her skin is so pretty.
Tyler has the skin, too- with some knockout eyes.
Mallory's Baptism dress
I had a blast, as usual! (Shoot and lunch) Nice to meet you, Mimi.
Once again- it is midnight and I am still on this computer!! Time flies... GOODNIGHT!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Logan...

Kids in tow, we took off for Snellville Sun morning. Gin's mom watched my wild things while I took Baby Logan's first photoshoot (well, maybe not first, I think little man has seen a camera or 2!) He was a pro! Slept so soundly and was wide awake for plenty, as well. Mom and Dad are doing a terrific job. Here are a few shots-

I just love this one! My sweet friends, a mommy and daddy now. I was laughing bc the more they laughed, the baby's feet were lifted in front of his face.
I have 2 sessions EVERYDAY this week! This is my busiest week of the year! Luckily, I have hit a slow point in editing, so it will not affect me too bad. Thank goodness we took a few breaks a couple of weeks ago:)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We Miss You, Daddy...

**kids were THRILLED to take a picture:)**

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Lot's Going on...

It is very interesting in the Pillow house right now! We have alot going on. I spent Sun @10:00pm through Mon @10:30pm at Dekalb Medical with one of my best friends, Ginger, and her hubby, Andy, while they welcomed Logan Andrew into the world! So, I told Ginger not to copy my labors and, um, she did:) 23 hrs long with 3 hrs pushing- she beat me on the pushing! Whew! I got 2 hrs of sleep total in that time- it was all worth it. Congrats guys! Here is a sleep deprived snapshot and stay tuned for their photoshoot.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

What a Week...

I had mt 10 Yr highschool reunion last night. It was really a terrific night! We had a good turnout and I think the location (Fado in Buckhead) was perfect for us "South Gwinnetions" My class sure likes to drink! A huge thank you to Kristen and anyone else who helped her put it together- I know Kristen is one happy girl today, now that it is over! I brought my camera, but left the battery charging in the car (parked at a friend's house) Oh well!
I have 3 sessions to post. First, is my neighbor and friend, who is prego with her second child, first boy! She looks fantastic, but was a little timid to do maternity pics. The camera loved her and her sweet daughter:)
I met my new Baby Planner, Trent, this week. He is the little bro of 2 yr old, Ayden (I call him firetruck cutie bc we got one of my fave images ever with he and my firetruck!) Trent is a sweet, 6 pounder that loves to be held. We pulled off some pretty great shots! I just LOVE this one of Dad, baby and big bro-
And now, Baby Finley's fam! I went to finish up Fin's session with his brothers and sister. Mom and I were amazed at how smooth it went:)
I love this shot of the oldest, Max, with the new addition-
Thanks to all my families for such great shoots!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Holiday Cards are Coming Along...

I am slowly, but surely getting them up in the gallery. Prices are there, so go check it out. The gallery link is on the right side of the Blog. These cards are terrific- your friends will Love them!
If you have a gallery out and it has been 2 wks or more - Please try and complete your order as soon as you can. I am trying to stay ahead of the rush! These will help in speedier gallery waits and printing. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Baby Week...

This is the week for my babies! On Tues, I visited the sweet baby Finley. What a dollbaby! He behaved so well- no cries in sight. Finley is the youngest of 4 in his amazing family. I am going back on Sat to capture the rest of the fam with their new addition!
Then, today, I needed my baby fix. Shhh... don't tell the twins' mom bc I called her and told her I needed more shots of them:) Hehe! So, I drove out to *love on them*, I mean take pics of them! Here is what we came up with- we are a great team! And, they are baby planners, so I will have lots more time with "the girls."

And here is a "lovely" shot of me with Grace and Rebecca that their sweet mommy took. It is out of focus, but hey- that smooths the skin! If only it would smooth those huge lines I have under my eyes- I think I can pinch pennies in there!!!
I have one more baby this week! Another boy. Stay tuned...

PS- did you see Morgan kicking Lily on my new Blog banner? I guess I better post some of those pics. Post not over----
I took them out by myself last night and well, let's just say, the patience I have with your children does not exist when I am mom and photographer. I was threatening, bribing- all of it! I got some great shots, just not what I went out there for. Oh well- have to settle for these CUTE ones-