Saturday, June 28, 2008

BIG ANNOUCEMENT!!!

It's been a long time coming - and there are still a few things to work out - but I'm SUPER excited to announce the first of the business changes coming over the next few weeks.... the big announcement is MY NEW BLOG!!!

It's brand spakin' new -still has the 'new car' smell! I am getting used to a few of the new controls on the admin side - but I am super excited about this jump. I will be able to do a lot more that I've been hoping for and with much less frustration! It was an adjustment when I switched from Jacksons blog to just the business blog but PLEASE update your bookmarks and rss feeds now! I am guilty myself of reading a 'new address post' and then forgetting to update it on my google reader (which i LOVE by the way! and if you dont have it you need to go get it right now!)

I am so blessed to have so many people checking in on our family and our business. I can't wait to see what lies ahead for the next year for us.. It's going to be so exciting!

So don't miss it - jump to the new adventure with us - See you on the new blog!!!! And dont forget to leave us comment love-- we LOVE comments!


the new blog address is here:
Sweet Whispers Photography NEW blog

and in case you wanted to type it in:
www.sweetwhispersphotography.com/blog

Love to you all...

Blessings,
Keri :)

Friday, June 27, 2008

memories.

I love spending every single day with him. he is the light of my life. every single day is a new adventure and he is always fascinated by the smallest stuff... one of the small things that is my favorite is when he gets his jammies on and runs as fast as his little legs can go into our bedroom and climbs up on our bed saying 'shunggle mama, shunggle' - he takes his green lovey (frog) and chews on the tag as we get cozy under the covers and watch a few minutes of 'the goodnight show' on sprout tv. (pbs) the smell of his clean little body after his tubby, the sound of his little short breaths, the way he looks at you out of the corner of his eye to make sure you're still 'shunggling,' the way he giggles when you sneak a kiss, the way he lets you hold him, rub his back or his legs gently and fights to stay awake because it always puts him to sleep, and of course, the smile on his face when you ask if he wants a piggie back ride into his room! those are the little moments- the moments that happen all within 2 minutes. the moments i dont ever want to forget. the moments that make my grateful for being his mommy.

these pictures are so far from perfect but they are exactly perfect for my heart. his little face with his lovey (tag and all!) and of course a self portrait of us together..

i love you jackson david. thank you for being such an amazing soul...

mom



Thursday, June 26, 2008

new video!

Marc, Jerry, Chris, Richard, & Benj -- We are so proud of you guys!! We love the new video! Jackson loves to dance to it and when it comes on he says 'Yay Uncle Marc Song!" Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!

lots of hugs!!
xoxox

to watch the video for the song- click below:

'Shattered' by O.A.R.
'Shattered' by O.A.R.



Now go request "Shattered" by O.A.R.. on all your local radio stations!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

this is awesome...

huge sap over here.. made me cry a little.. but its such a very cool thing!!!

check it out:

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Strawberry Pickin'

what a fun afternoon!

I woke up this morning and decided to search around for something fun to do today with the Jack-man. Since I usually book sessions on the weekends, its very rare that I actually have a weekend day off to do something! So I scanned around a few websites and then I saw that it was a strawberry festival at a local orchard! How fun!!! I went strawberry picking when I was younger with my grandmother but haven't been in years. I forgot how fun it was!

Jacksons loved strawberry picking...(read: strawberry SQUISHING!) but it was definitely fun and a perfect day to spend a gorgeous day outside

We recruited MiMi and Kelly to come along for the fun too... Jackson was psyched! When we got there there was a folk band playing for the kids... of course Jackson had to stop for a little boggie action!
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Then the main event.. nope, not strawberries- the TRACTOR HAYRIDE! We could have just circled the whole place on that all day and Jack would have been more then happy! He had to watch everyone get on... as he was yelling to everyone 'TRACTOR!'
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This was his view:
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Once we got down to the strawberry patch he was excited once I started to tell him we were going to get berries! One of his favorite things! So here he is checking out all the people already picking..
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This was what we started with....
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and maaaaybe we had a few snacks along the way...(despite the DO NOT STEAL BERRIES sign!! -- OOPS!)
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bite size!
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gotta find just the right one!
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no, those hands dont say guilty or anything!!!
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this is what we ended up with :)
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Jackson couldn't get over his red hands- not only his red hands but MiMi's red hands too!!!
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All tuckered out in the stroller ready to head back... strawberry lips and all! (why does he move his hat to the side?? i have no idea?? but it drives me crazy!)
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just a few baby berries...
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the rows and rows were never ending!
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and what a fitting way to end the warm strawberry picking day.... well a strawberry frozen yogurt popcile of course!
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Such a funny guy.. we had so much fun... needless to say he's exhausted!!! All that berry pickin' wipes ya out!

now what to do with all those berries????!!



Hugs,
Keri

Friday, June 20, 2008

yellow digger

would you like to know jacksons favorite pass time? that would be staring out the window at the YELLOW DIGGER across the street. Who knew all you'd have to do to have hours of entertainment is to just park ourselves outside on the steps or by the front window inside to watch all excitement!

uncle randy got jackson this ROCKIN' yellow digger for his birthday. we have driven by it for months now and every time we pass the boutique toy store we talk about how cool the diggers and outdoor toys are there! Silly Goose has the coolest toys! Good thing its only a short walk in the stroller away!

at any rate, uncle randy had rick pick this up for him since he's been eyeing it for a long time now... and BOY did he score big with this one!!! papa took it yesterday to put it together (because mommy wasn't doing that anytime soon!!) and when papa brought it back today jacksons face lit up like a christmas tree! I brought the camcorder around and taped that so hopefully I can get around to posting his little face on the video sometime soon as well. Needless to say, he's been on that thing from the second it came back to our house.. well, its a toss up between looking out the window at the REAL digger, and playing on this one!

checkin' out the real digger...
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i'll let the images speak for themselves.... notice right in the middle the 'i can't do it - the world is over' face he makes to try and get someone to help him... notice how fast the recovery too! little booger!!

his favorite thing to do is to pull the pin out from the wagon and put it back in - the back wagon can come off... go figure!
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lovin' his life!
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in case you missed that last one - check it out a little bigger... think he likes it!?!?! :)
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after all that 'diggin' jackson worked up quite a thirst...
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but wait- thats a juicebox he was holding!... oh yes, look closely on his arm.... do you see it???
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yes, those water droplets are JUICE which he SQUEEEEEZED out all over the place - making mommy scream as we were both getting covered in motts for tots juice.... but that scream from mommy produced this hysterical smile so it was worth it!
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(thinks he's sooooooo funny getting mommy covered in juice!... betcha can guess how fast that came out of his hands!)


After all that fun, it was time to go burn some energy off... we headed outside for a bit but first- gotta put your 'uncle marc hat' on of course!

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uncle marcs hat. thats what jackson has named this hat.... why he calls it that i have no idea-- all i can think of is that he remembers seeing uncle marc in the same kind of hat??? who knows with that silly boy!

whenever we're getting ready to go outside to play he says 'sunscreen, uncle marc hat please'.... thats my boy!!!

oh and in case you wanted to know - chocolate covered pretzels melt very quickly in little hands...
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but man that face is good enough to smooch!
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thanks for checking in...

love him!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Jackson loves the new O.A.R. song!

check out O.A.R.'s new single on itunes... its called Shattered.


as you can tell, Jacksons a BIG fan!

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early morning sunshine...

got to play in the early morning sunshine with this cute little face that could just melt your heart!

she was a champ and rocked the session like she was a super star!!

thank you guys for hanging out so early last weekend -- I can't wait to show you the rest-- in the meantime, here are a few favorites for you to get you through! :)

Big Hugs,
K
xoxo

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i LOVE this one of mom and Ms. Q!
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you can almost hear the giggle with dad!!
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:)

Cutie Pies

Tell me you don't want to scoop these guys up and just tickle there little faces!!!

I love when I get the chance to see my clients (kids) grow and change. I photographed Mr. N when he was just a few days old last year.. now check him out!! what a little ham, I tell ya!

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And don't be mistaken - his big sis is JUST as much of a ham... mention the world ice cream and this is the face you get!
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but with such good looking parents how could you not have super cute kids!!!
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loved hanging with you guys again - as always it was so much fun! I'm so sorry your sneak peak took so long - I promise to have your gallery up soon!

Big hugs,
K



***On a sidenote....... I say it all the time but if you work with a photographer that your kids come to know and like - stay with them! it makes for much more fun pictures and the kids tend to be much more comfortable since that photographer is 'familiar' :)

oh so patient clients!

I have the best clients ever. Not only because they have the cutest kids but because they are all just so fun to hang with!!

These two clients have been SO very patiently waiting for their sneak peaks and I am so sorry its taken a bit longer then normal.. The days have escaped me since the weekend but I finally had a chance to get your sneak peaks up!!

I hope you like 'em!

xoxo
k

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

my excuse.


just in case you were wondering why the posts aren't as often and you needed a reminder. :)



not enough hours in the day! and being pregnant makes for a lonnnnng to-do list!

posts are coming i promise. and fun of business announcements!

Friday, June 13, 2008

just one..

i love him.

sticky lollipop and all.

he's the best.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

sweet baby boy...

want to see one of my favorite newborn shots ever?... don't say i didnt warn ya - as soon as i snapped the shutter i knew that one was a keeper ;) its suppper cute!...... with a beautiful mom like this - and such a handsome little man.. how can you go wrong!


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can you even stand the cuteness really?!! check out the smile and those DIMPLES!
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and just when you can't take anymore, you have to take another nap!
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its so tough being a model at just 16 days old!
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thank you so much for letting me play today! you were AWESOME and such a trooper in the heat and all!! i can't wait to show you the rest but i had to share these as i fell in love with them when i saw them -- i hope you do too!!

mom and dad -- many blessings on your new baby boy - he is beautiful!!!

hugs,
keri

Saturday, June 7, 2008

welcome to the world ms. emma!

what a little peanut!! i got to hang with baby emma and her big bro today... i just wanted to scoop her up and bring her home!

i'll let this face speak for itself!

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i just LOVE how squishy they are when they are only 5 days old!!!
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wonder where she gets her good looks -- just check out her beautiful mommy!!
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smooooches from mom! :)
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so so so happy for you guys!! can't wait for all the kids to grow up together!! we love you!!
oxox
k

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Holy Update Batman!

Get ready. And don't say I didnt warn ya. I know I've been promising pictures of all the happenings lately and I finally got a few minutes to pull some from our adventures... so brace yourselves... theres a lot of images to follow.... :) I'll leave the typing to a minimum as I know you really only want to see the pictures anyways!

A few sidenotes:
-there will be some fun business changes in the next few weeks.. also a special coming so watch for that too!
-jacksons birthday letter entry will be posted soon too
-i will also post updates on the events that follow these (i.e. Denise and Ed's wedding I got to shoot last weekend, Jacksons 2nd birthday bash etc...)
-and for those of you who have asked, yes, i'll post some baby molly updates soon too!

I love shot of Grams and Jackson - When Grams was here, Jackson just couldn't get enough of her -- They were giving each other kisses and giggling like crazy!
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we headed to the apple orchard which also has animals that you can feed - Jackson loved showing Grams all the animals he knows!

trying to get some bird to come out!!
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feeding the goats
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trying to talk to the turkey!
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hahaha! this shot makes me laugh out loud- he was 'ba-ba-ing' like a sheep but they were just staring at him!
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the next day we went to the Museum of Science in Boston. Can you guess what Jackson's favorite part of the whole day was???

in the butterfly garden room... so cool! he had to point to every butterfly or 'pillah' (caterpillar!)
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DO YOU SEE THE COCKROACHES BEHIND HIM IN THE CASE!??!?! EEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!
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DINOSAUR!!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. T-Rex was a HIT!
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He is huge!!
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He looooves that T-Rex, he didn't want to leave him!!
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The next day - we spent the day with Mi-Mi and showed Grams around town... Jackson's favorite spot is to stop in when we're out for a walk to visit with his buddy's at the fire station... they let him just hop right up and sit in the trucks and everything! He thinks he's the KING!! check it out...
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After Grams had to go back home we headed up to North Conway for a quick weekend getaway ... We headed right for the train station so Jackson could see them all.... Talk about excited!!

Touching "Emily" (his favorite Thomas the train engine- its green and looks like this train! he was nearly jumping out of his skin when we were so close! haha!)
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It got a little cold so we headed back to the hotel for Jackson's first swim!! He has been in a pool once before but he was only 8 months old.. what a deprived child, right!!! Think he liked it?! :)

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After the swim we needed a snack... and whats better then your first trip to Cold Stone Creamery- first time for me and Jack!

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Guess what kind Jackson had!
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We headed back to the room to hang for a bit..
why not have some cookies after that ice cream too! after all it IS vacation!!
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on the other side of the camera with my boy for once!!
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what happens when you find the snacks from the breakfast buffet and try to sneak them after the ice cream and cookies? you climb into your pack and play and pretend nobody can see you!!
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Whew!! Just in time... someones waking up from their nap!!! More updates to follow!!!

Hugs,
K