January 2, 2013 Madeline

Thirteen years ago when my sis and I moved to Hawaii my cousin took us in to his tiny one bedroom place in Waikiki. We slept on his fold out couch but we were in heaven. He took us kayaking and on hikes to waterfalls. Now he is married to an awesome lady and have sweet little Madeline. They are visiting for the holidays and I got to take pictures of Madeline where he dad grew up- Carlsbad. It was a freezing, windy winter day but Maddy was so good. She never complained once, she would just say, “I’m not that cold”, when she’s in this tutu dress and we’re in jackets and hats. But such an amazing day at the beach.

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December 31, 2012 Happy New Year!

2012 has been an amazing year! I have learned so much and got the opportunity to work with some amazing people. Can’t wait to see what’s ahead in the New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2013!

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Oh kids! A week or so ago, while I was doing dishes and my older kiddo said I’m going to play school with sister!, big sister used her little school safety scissors and cut off all her little sister’s hair. All seven and a half inches of beautiful blond curls. She said she was being a hair cutter girl. And yes, I cried. For days. We had to take to get it fixed and she was so good. She sat on my lap so still for her second haircut, first official one, ever. I’m still getting used to the new ‘do. She looks younger to me, my sister says it makes her look older.

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Another one of Paige. Her hair is so amazing, total natural curl. She’s only 3 and she’s totally stunning.

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December 25, 2012 Happy Everything!!!

Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your love and support!

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December 24, 2012 Merry Christmas from Us

Here is the front of our Christmas card. It turned out to be the most, actually the second most chaotic shoot I have ever done ever. These girls were their usual wild selves but they also knocked down and unrolled the back drop, ripped it, one girl was crying, the other kept running away. Total chaos. But I was ok with it actually because that is us. It wouldn’t be a Matthew family photo shoot without a bunch of crazy. And I am truly blessed.

Awesome card template by Birdesign Shop

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The rest of the Christmas Editorial for the Babiekins blog. We worked with a new set designer for the first time and she was awesome, she had her entire car filled with antlers, stockings, yarn, even hammers and drills. I love working with a team like this and what they came up with. It was in between storms and the sky was very gray and heavy and we never have clouds out here. Then the sun came out right at the perfect moment and lit up the yarn in the trees.

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This is part of a recent shoot I did for Babiekins Magazine, for a Christmas editorial. I loved doing this because it was the Babiekins team coming up with ideas, everyone bringing clothes and props. I love my job for sure and I just love this little 3 year old. She is such a doll. The pictures are up on the blog right now and there are many more to come.

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I’m so excited to be a part of the Babiekins Magazine team as the Photo Editor, it’s so much fun and the creativity in this group is insane! The Babiekins Gift Guide just came out and it is filled with fun gift ideas for the kiddos. Plus I have a couple of photos in there too, check it out!!

http://babiekinsmag.com/giftguide2012.html

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