Filed Under (Personal) by Shannon Stewart on 29-08-2008
I’m so beyond stoked over the new bedding we just received!! I ordered a gorgeous quilt from Stephanie, she sells awesome stuff on Etsy and I couldn’t be happier with my new bedding … OK well not MY new bedding, but Madison’s new bedding.
We recently bought this bed at Pottery Barn and I instantly fell in love with it’s unique color and charm. I was having such a hard time finding the perfect bedding to match it, everything I tried just looked bland and boring so I decided to up our color palette and bring in some bright pinks and rich reds. The whole room is still a work in progress but as a beginning start I think we’re on the right path! (sheets from pottery barn)
Filed Under (Kids, Personal) by Shannon Stewart on 26-08-2008
During the summer I let Madison pretty much brush and wash her own hair … washing of course means lying in the tub with a tiny bit of bubbles on her hair and proclaiming it squeaky clean. She brushes until she hits a tangle and then moves on, so basically all the ends of her hair are a tangly mess … and the cycle repeats every day. I don’t really care though, during the summer she’s doing so much swimming and playing that her hair is going to get tangled and wild regardless. I was quite surprised when she asked me to wash her hair one afternoon, we shampooed and conditioned until it felt silky smooth. After a quick brush she let me blow dry it for her, the end result was silky, soft, gorgeous long locks … I hadn’t even noticed how long her hair had gotten because it’s usually a tangly mess!
In spirit of her “fancy” hair she got all dressed up and we went out for a fun 20 minute photo session.
Filed Under (Family, Kids) by Shannon Stewart on 21-08-2008
I had the supreme pleasure of photographing the Roah family, my first family since being back from vacation! I was so honored and excited to be asked by a fellow photographer, Lisa is the sweetest thing EVER … and to boot she’s got three lucky guys who love her insanely! I have to say, this shoot was so much fun, maybe it was the fact that Lisa herself is a photographer, maybe it’s that she came with no expectations and gave me free range, or that they are the happiest family … or maybe it’s the common love we both have for Houston’s … whatever the case may be we hit it off and went running like wild monkeys!
When I was going through her images one major component kept jumping out to me … the entire family connected so well, loved each other so much and really allowed me to capture their moments. Thanks Lisa and Mark … and the boys … you guys were the best! HUGE props go out to Mark for being such an awesome husband, he was so happy for Lisa to have this shoot (since she’s normally behind the camera) and he was a total trooper the entire time!
Filed Under (Personal) by Shannon Stewart on 20-08-2008
Ok so I rarely brag about my little guy … but this I got to brag about! Our last basketball game was a nail biter, tons of screaming and roaring in the stands and some really great basketball on the court! With only 0.2 SECONDS left on the buzzer Anthony made the last shot to end the game and OMG was it exciting!! He’s number 4 … blonde boy who grabs the ball at the last second to lob it into the basket. So proud!!
Filed Under (Personal) by Shannon Stewart on 18-08-2008
I rarely travel this much and even though I’ve only made small trips in the last month I still feel like a total jet setter … you know … living out of your suitcase and all, up til the wee hours of the night! I guess I’m just a party animal Summer is just about over and I’m really excited we had the opportunity to do one last little trip before the kids head back to school
We met up with family down in San Diego, did some La Jolla sight seeing, had a family BBQ, ate at the Olive Tree and then hit up a Padres game … fun! My kids are both crazy about their uncles, since we don’t get to see them that often it’s always very exciting when they do … they both love all the attention they get from them!
Madison went on a sea shell raid, she wanted to bring back 3 times this amount, I made her pick only the best of the best. I think I might try and make some kind of wall decor with them … ideas??
Filed Under (Seniors) by Shannon Stewart on 15-08-2008
It seems like everything just aligns perfectly … without even trying! Thanks to Harmony (my fellow Gemini) we found an awesome location to shoot at … at the last minute I might add! As many have commented on … yes the dress keeps getting shorter! I wanted it to be flirty and youthful, with Genesee’s help we created a cute little number that captured her unique style. This session was so much fun, we tried a ton of things and just explored the area. Thanks guys!!!
**Side note** I will be away this weekend, all emails/phone calls will be returned on Tuesday. I’ll post pictures from our trip when I get home!
Belle Ame has come out with some new newborn outfits … in a teeny tiny size. These are so cute and fit so well … often times newborn sets swallow little babies … well these don’t! this little love bug was only a week old!
Filed Under (Babies) by Shannon Stewart on 12-08-2008
Every baby is amazing but there is something special about the first one, it just makes your heart flutter when you see their first smile, or smell their sweet baby yumminess and you just can’t wait for all the new experiences you will take part in as a family. Having a baby is an amazing, spectacular event in your life and I feel so fortunate to get to photograph so many loving families and their beautiful children.
This little bundle of joy was a dream to photograph, she was sleepy and content the entire time (one of the reasons I love to photograph babies when they are less then a week old)!
Filed Under (Personal) by Shannon Stewart on 10-08-2008
So we’re back from our vacation, we had to head home a little early because I woke up this morning feeling a bit sick … cold like symptoms. I think I’m also just run down, I took a nice long nap when we got home and had some yummy chinese food for dinner … still feeling gross though. We had so much fun on our trip!! Here is what it consisted of:
& LOUNGING BY THE POOL
JUMPING AND SINGING ON THE BEDS
lots of joking, making fun of each other, anything to annoy the other person
CUTE LITTLE GIRLS RUNNING AROUND EVERYWHERE (Big and Small)
Anthony had such a great time, he’s old enough now to just run around with all the other cousins, so he was pretty much gone the entire time … just breaks for food and a change of clothes!
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