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Junie B. Jones, a Frame, and My Sister’s Modern Family

5 Oct

I ADORE Junie B. Jones.  If you’ve never read the laugh-out-loud kids chapter series, you’re seriously missing out.  I have already assembled a stock-pile of these books in Zoe’s closet.  Ready to pull out when she can delight in the funny thing that is this perfectly honest short chapter book character. Luckily, I have my own real-life Junie B. Jones to fill my life with laughter and wisdom of a child.

My niece Madi is Junie’s equal counterpart.  I am fully confident that if Junie were in life form.  She’d be exactly like Madi.  Snippets like this happen every moment of every day.

On last week’s photo shoot:

Madi:  Aunt Ash, I’m just gonna snoop a bit through your car.

Me:  Go ahead.  We’re not very exciting.

Madi:  That’s o.k.  Did you know my 1st-grade teacher called me “MARGE in CHARGE?”

Me:  Really?

Madi:  Yep.  And, my kindergarten teacher called me “NOSEY.”  I like MARGE in CHARGE much better.

Me:  “SNORT”…Trying to take her so-very-serious conversation seriously, but completely losing it.

Later on in the shoot I pulled out a frame, and my sister exclaimed, ” Modern Family!!! It’s my favorite show.”  I think they’re pretty much the perfect modern family.  I always want to be present with family.  This photo shoot let me do just that AND capture their picture.  Loved this evening.


Kim: Senior Session + Some Family

27 Sep

She was so quiet I wasn’t sure how I was going to get her to open up.  But then, she didn’t really need to.  She smiles with her eyes…

Kim’s senior session was a breeze.  Literally during that crazy heat wave we had at the end of summer, Kim’s session was during the one cool and breezy day we had.  Loved it.  No sweat!

Can’t you tell how proud her mama is of her?!

And…one of the fam.  Just.  Because.

I hope you have a Rockin’ Senior year Kim!

Family, Pooch, & a Pregnant Lady

11 Jul

I get this all the time: “You must have SO many great family photos since you do photography!” My reply, “Um, nope.  Because I’m usually the one behind the camera. In fact, we’ve never done them.”  That was, until last night.

We went all the way to HADES apparently to get them taken.  It was hot.  So hot. Our van’s digital thermometer read 102° at 8:00 p.m.

I wasn’t at all about to complain though.  Mary Kim, a fabulous photog friend and very pregnant gal, was lying on the ground belly down to get just the right shots.  Everyone cooperated.  Almost.  Zion was delirious by the heat and could barely muster a smirk.  Loca, our dog, was sheer perfection!

Our Toms picture is us.  To. A. Tee.  Relaxed, on the move, and part Argentine (or Argentinean…Po-Tay-To…Po-Tah-To).  Side note:  If you didn’t know, yes, the flag on the back is the Argentine flag.  And the shoe is an Argentine shoe.  We love them.  We love what they stand for.

Despite the heat, we survived.  I’m over-the-moon excited to fill our massive but empty Organic Bloom family frame.  And now, whenever someone asks if we have great family photos I’ll reply, “Yes, we do have them.  MK Loeffler Photography fixed that!”

You should really check her out.  She’s as delightful a person as her photography is.  If you can even imagine that.

And we, we really are blessed.

Zion’s face says it all…