December 31, 2010

St. Louis Maternity Photographer - Rochelle

Hi there!  So as I am writing this post the tornado sirens are going off.  Tornadoes in December?  Only in the midwest....craziness.  Yes I should probably be taking cover, but DH and I are making bacon and eggs and I have my camera ready just in case the tornado decides to stop by and say hello...I can take his picture. :)  DH and I are the worst people to be around during a tornado because we run outside when the sirens go off trying to find the tornado.  Yes I know how dangerous that is, but we are strange.  But I wanted to share a few pics from Rochelle and Kevin's maternity session.  If you are a fan of my Facebook Fan Page you have already seen these, but the blog world has not.  So here you go. :)

I met with Rochelle and Kevin at their home back in November.  As I pulled up to their home I couldn't help but get excited about their street.  It was lined with big old tress (my favorite) and their home greeted me with a big red front door.  Squeee!  Rochelle and Kevin are such a cute couple and so easy going, we had ourselves one fabulous maternity session.  Thank you so much Rochelle and Kevin for welcoming me into your home!  You are such an adorable couple and I am so excited for you both! :)

Aren't they cute? :)

Their kitty had to get in at least one pic, just to check me out...see what was going on....

Love that book!

Rochelle, you are absolutely gorgeous my dear... 
Love it...

I adore maternity gorgeous...

Rochelle and Kevin are having a boy...

And they are naming him Ace...hehe...cute! :)

Love love love...

I like to make pregnant women stand in the middle of busy streets..... ;)

But how cool are those trees?!?!?

"We're done guys!  Now you can eat your pizza!" :)

Thanks so much Rochelle and Kevin!
January is almost here!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year!
Smooch on somebody good.... ;)  Gracie will be getting lots of smooches...hehe...
Have a fabulous day!

December 30, 2010

Random Randomness...

Okay, so sometimes (a lot of times) I take pictures of things that may seem random to other people.  Do I take pictures of things just to make a blog post?  No...  Do I take pictures of random things and think they are really cool and want to post them on my blog?  Yes...  This post would be one of those.  :)

Christmas Eve DH and I drove around so I could take some pics of the snow....DH especially loves when I ask him to stop in the middle of the road so I can get out and take a pic...and then a cop pulls up beside us and I have to jump back in the car like I was just fixing my shoe? :)

On Christmas I decided to create a last minute centerpiece.
This is what I came up with...I thought it was fun and festive...

I realize I could have done a better job cleaning the vase...but didn't realize this until after I filled it with water and lit the candles....oh well....

And beans.  I made green beans with olive oil and shallots as the vegetable for our Christmas dinner.  I liked how green they were....and took a pic.  Random... :)

December 29, 2010

Snow Boots....

Wanna see what Santa brought me?  Of course you do! :)  I never wear socks and when it snows I just put on my faux Uggs and march around.  Even though they are "boots", my faux Uggs are like a death trap....the worst when it comes to traction and even walking down a hallway I'm sliding all over the place.  So this year I asked Santa for some snow boots.  Cute ones that are warm and have some traction.  He listened... :)

Check out my Tivolis.... woot woot!

The Sorel website said they are "sure to up your street cred"...well duh.... :)

They originally came with hot pink laces but I am not a hot pink kind of I was excited to find an additional pair of black laces in the box.....awesomeness. 

Thanks Santa for my boots....and for my new street cred.... :)

Have a fabulous day!

December 27, 2010

Go shorty....It's my Birthday....

So today is my Birthday.  YAY!  Even though I am still sick and will be mixing amoxicillin with my birthday cake and wine this year, I am still going to get out there and enjoy my day of birth.  Saying my age out loud is kind of like woah, I only have a few more years left of my twenties.....but age is just a number. I still have days when I feel like I'm live it up.  Happy Birthday nerd :)


Have a fabulous day!

December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, we just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS day! :)

December 22, 2010

Oh happy day....

When December 1st rolls around I get pretty dang excited.  Why?  Because it's my birthday month.  I'm sure some people think it's lame, but I tend to get excited over little things.  Being able to breathe and taste my food?  Excited!  When my husband leaves me the last cookie?  Excited!  And when the expiration date or sell by date is my birthday?  SUPER excited! :) 

It's all about the little things in life.... :)

Have a fabulous day!

December 21, 2010


About a month or so ago I recieved a package from my cousin Darren from Colorado.  Darren sent me a bunch of old photographs of my grandma as well as my great grandparents.  I have always had a big obsession with old movies and old photographs and I love going to antique shops and looking through old photographs.  I never buy them because a little part of me hopes that one day a family member will wander into that antique shop, decide to look through a few, and find an old photograph of one of their very own family members.  I don't know how often that actually happens, but I am a hopeless romantic so I like to think it happens often. :)   My great grandparents have passed on, so the fact that I have these photographs of my family in my hands means the world to me.  Thank you Darren. :)

My Great Grandma  :)

My Great Grandparents when they were dating in the 1930's :)
This reminds me of a vintage Coca Cola ad...

They lived in this picture...

Love that black coat and the finger wave hairstyle :)
That's my Grandma on the hood..hehe...

Hehe... :)

Just chillin on a Sunday afternoon... :)

This is why I love photography...
It doesn't get any better than that...  Love it :)

And there are plenty more which means more posts!
Hope you all enjoyed a little blast from the past... :)

Have a fabulous day!

December 19, 2010

The evil flu...

The evil flu decided to pay a visit to the Cipolla household this weekend.  I started feeling icky Thursday night and by Friday morning violent coughing attacks set in. By Saturday morning hardcore chills and a fever of 102 took over my body and I felt like someone had thrown me into the garbage disposal.   Whats worse is that my in-laws were visiting this weekend and I wasn't able to visit with them at all.  I could hardly move and spent my entire Saturday rolled up in multiple blankets while my husband fed me meds, chocolate donuts, and gatorade.  I couldn't even eat a whole donut in one you know I'm sick when I can't eat a donut, or 5.  And yes I spell donut....DONUT.  Today I was able to move my body a bit and set up shop on the couch and eat a good meal.  I also rocked my snow coat, a hoodie, and a pair of gloves while laying on the couch.  These chills are no joke but thank goodness for my amazing husband.  "What do you want to eat?"....Chunky vegetable sirloin burger soup.... "Do we have that???"....Nope.... :)  I love my husband.  We also opened our Christmas gift from Tim's parents which was very exciting.

AN ELECTRIC SNOW BLOWER!  Score!  I know my husband is anxiously awaiting the next blizzard....or set of flurries.... :)

"What am I supposed to do with a snow blower??? 
PS:  I hate you for making me wear this bow..." 

Hehe...I love that face...
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  And to those of you who are sick, I hope you feel better soon!
Theraflu nighttime and Mucinex D are my new BFFs. :)

December 13, 2010

I Heart Faces: Pet Faces

It's pet week over at I Heart Faces which means lots of cute adorable furry faces!  I haven't entered a contest in a while and thanks to Michelle, I thought I would enter one of my favorite pics of Gracie.  It may not be the "best" picture of Gracie "quality/technical" wise, but it's my favorite.  I've also been on a Gracie kick the last few days, so to those who are sick of seeing pics of my dog...get over it. :)  But this picture was taken back in May when Gracie and I were celebrating her 5th birthday.  I made her a doggie sundae (ice cream with a crushed up ice cream cone topped with a milk bone treat and a number 5 candle...which I lit) and sang happy birthday to her.  This picture makes me smile.  :)


Please go check out all the AH-dorable furry faces at I Heart faces! :)

Winter Sessions...You can do it!

Yes it's cold outside (really cold outside) but if you have a cute warm coat and a significant other to cuddle up with, don't cancel out the idea of a photo session.  And even if you don't have a significant other, I'll cuddle with you in between shots.  I'll even run around the block with you and buy you hot tea to warm you up...good times :)   And 99% of the time most restaurants, cafes, hotel lobbies, antique shops and loft buildings are very cool about letting people shoot at their location, so your entire session will not be outside.  I'll find a roof and a heater so you can defrost. :)  The following sessions were held last winter.  Yes it was cold, but if you are a trooper and can stand the cold for just a bit, you will have a great time and get some adorable and amazing pictures/memories.  I promise. :)

It was cold AND rainy....trooper!

Are you convinced????

Also check out James and Katie's session as well as Amy's session and Sara's session
You can do it! :)

Have a fabulous day!
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