Monday, October 24, 2011

Portraits in the Park

Yesterday, I took pictures of a wonderful family in Fenton Park.  I haven't shot family portraits in a while, and I'm not very good at posing people... luckily, Karissa is a big Pinterest fan and  already had a sense of the poses she wanted.  

We couldn't have asked for a better day for a portrait session.  It was sunny and cool.  The fall foliage this year is so pretty.  Last year, I think it went from summer straight to winter.  I swear, the leaves changed color and fell in a day.  I'm glad that this year the leaves are taking a bit longer to change color and float to the ground.

All right, enough about the leaves, let's take a look at the photos.  Meet the Miller family:

Oooh look at that cool tree!

A family race.

Ewww, Mom & Dad are kissing, again!

About to jump?

Bonding with Grandma.

Baseball: this is our happily ever after

Monday, October 17, 2011

My poor dog, he's so patient with us...

My sister saw that Y98 is having a pet costume photo contest. She thought it would be cute to dress up Jerry and her dog, Rocky, as the rally squirrel and Torty Craig. (If you don't know what this means, then you're obviously not a Cardinals fan). Anyway, my mom found the costumes at Target and Kate go little Cardinals hats from Ted Drews. We dressed the poor dogs up (I was surprised at how into it my dad was getting) and I took some photos. Now all of you who know Jerry know that in general, he is a pretty happy dog. But he hates dressing up! I think it embarrasses him... So it was hard to get him and Rocky together looking cute and happy. We had to settle for this photo:

I still have to enter it in that contest...

I had told Jerry that if he cooperated, I would buy him a new toy. So today I bought him a lizard looking thing that has a squeaker that is supposedly indestructible. I don't know if I believe that, but Jerry loves sqeaky toys and I figured he'd be able to squeak this toy with his nose. (Yes, my dog is 'quirky' and doesn't squeak toys in his mouth...he nudges them with his nose).

When I got home, he was very excited to see his new toy. In fact, he carried it around with him for a couple of hours and kept hiding from me so I wouldn't take it from him!

Here are some pictures of him behind the couch with his new toy. Btw, these next couple of photos were taken with my new ipad! Yes, I got an ipad 2 for my birthday yesterday:) I'm even blogging from said ipad right now.