lego brag | mommy monday

lego-6_WEBI know this post is 100% a brag, but it IS slightly photography related. :)   SLIGHTLY.   Yesterday, I was gone all day  and I came home and discovered a few things on our Lego table.  Pretty much every not-otherwise-occupied moment in my house consists of at least a FEW kids surrounding the table and playing with Legos.  Chase is even having a Lego birthday party this year.   So after my session at Great Falls, MD (see, photography related!)… I came home.   The kids were in bed and I noticed a few new constructions.

 

It’s amazing what you can make with a pile of bricks.

 

Chase, who will turn 7 in Oct,  has been working on the “Empire State Building” for a while now.  It is above his belly button in height. lego-4_WEB

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Yesterday , he made this car/airplane contraption.  He used all sorts of pieces from all sorts of sets (No KRAGL here!).   My jaw dropped when I saw it.lego-12_WEBlego-15_WEBlego-7_WEBlego-8_WEBlego-9_WEBlego-11_WEBlego-10_WEB

 

 

Rowen, about to turn 5,  got in on the action and made a Pizza Delivery Truck.lego-16_WEBlego-19_WEB

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And Bryar (8.5) designed this floorplan.lego-21_WEBlego-22_WEBlego-24_WEBlego-25_WEB

 

Sage was cleaning her guinea pig cage … ha!

 

Anyway, this is a shameless brag and also a giant THANK YOU to LEGO.  The PERFECT toy.

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milestone collection | jonah

Last year I introduced a new “Milestone” collection.  It has been SO much fun watching babies grow with their families over the course of a year.  Today, I wanted to highlight a single image from each of Jonah’s sessions… beginning even before he was born!

 

Pre-baby excitement!  The way these two look at each other just gushes this sweet, relaxed love.

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Newborn, squishy Jonah!!!!!  He’s HERE!

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In freezing cold January, we met up again for Jonah’s “pushing up” session!!!jonah4m-90_WEB

 

Jonah has the sweetest face and smile… but he saves the smiles up before he lets one burst out.:)

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And at ONE YEAR OLD…

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If you are interested in the Milestone Collection, here is what is included!

4 sessions (maternity can be added)

Newborn

Pushing Up (approx 4 m)

Sitting up (approx 7 m)

Standing up (approx 1 year)

20 page handcrafted 8×8 album

discounts on sessions in the future!

Contact Stacy for more information!

 

 

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real | life happens

I have always said if I was to describe my photography in one word, I would describe it as “Real”

 

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late late ride home. Rowen was already asleep.

 

I think it goes further than that, though, because I think “real” just basically describes ME and my life.  So I thought I’d share a few snaps of our “real”.

 

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Dinosaur Land adventure. Poor Babies.

Summer swimming take up a little over half of our summer.  It’s so much fun and has given my kids so much confidence.  Here is Bry on the “nervous” end of the pool.  (The other end is the “proud” end)

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pre=race nerves

 

11 years in, and we still like and love each other… and annoy each other, and, and, and… :)   This was us trying to recreate wedding photos…. when that was a little too depressing, we went into goof mode.

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TRYING to take a 4th of July picture….

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Not much better than this.

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peacefulness

 

 

I thank all of you who have followed me, chosen to use me for your family photos, and supported me over the past 10 years.  A small snippet of our life as I work to revive the good ol’ blog:)

 

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dessert at the lakehouse.

 

Playing near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge!

 

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I’m gonna get you!

 

I am “real”…. and, I bet, so are you!:)

 

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photo by Heather Lambrinides of Heather Photography

Stacy:)

 

Can’t wait to meet or re-meet your family this fall!  I have a few sessions left for Sept, Oct, and Nov.  And then winter sessions!  WOO!  Just click on “Contact” in the menu above and we’ll chat!

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Happy 10th Anniversary | New Pricing

This month officially marks 10 years as a professional photographer.  TEN years since I opened Focus Photography LLC.  That is incredible to me!  SO much has happened and changed in my life in those 10 years.. both personal (having 4 kids, moving, etc) and in the business (I started with FILM!!!).

 

I am constantly thinking about how to keep my business current and relevant and exciting.  I will be sharing how some of these things have evolved over the last 10 years over the next few days… but for now, I want to share one I think you guys will love the MOST.

 

NEW SIMPLIFIED PRICING

$750 (plus tax)

Full session for one household

All final files (75-125 images) via a Pixieset gallery with instant download

and even MORE exciting

FOR THE FIRST TEN (10) SESSIONS BOOKED

You can get your session for $500 (plus tax).

I expect that these 10 sessions will book FAST, so contact me as soon as you can to book your session.

You can call (540) 903-2060

Email:  stief129@gmail.com

OR.. the BEST way…

Click on CONTACT in the menu bar!

I will leave you with a few shots from my session last weekend.  Newborn Landry!

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Motzi | Virginia Puppy Photographer

So OF COURSE I planned to do “newborn” pictures of our new addition…we picked her up when she was 8 weeks old and it only took me a week and a half to take them.  By then, she’d surely grown.  And now she’s about 6 lbs bigger than this!   If you follow me on facebook you probably are VERY (maybe TOO?) familiar with Motzi (pronounced Moatzee!)… but I thought everyone would get a few smiles out of these.m9-1a_WEB

Ideally, I wanted this little gal sleeping for her session, or part of it.. all curled up in a basket… but like ALL newborns… she had other plans.  Looking back at these I can CLEARLY see the personality that we have all grown to love.  Motzi is a sweet, snuggly girl.  She truly believes she is a lap dog… which will be interesting as she gets older.  And bigger.  And we don’t let our dogs on the couch! :)  m9-2a_WEBm9-3_WEB

Motzi is a mix of English Setter (her mom was brown!)… and English Pointer.  Her coloring and hair looks like the Pointer side, but from what I’ve looked up, her droopy eyes and super long body is more on the Setter side.  It will be fun to see what she looks like as an adult!m9-4_WEBm9-6_WEBm9-8_WEB

She can definitely take a nice leap when she wants to.  m9-10_WEBm9-11_WEBm9-12_WEB.. and she focuses on little things moving a LOT.  Sometimes to the point of tuning everyone out!m9-14_WEBm9-15_WEBm9-16_WEBm9-17_WEBm9-18_WEB

She has pointed since the day we brought her home!m9-20_WEBm9-19_WEB

My attempt at getting her to sleep in the basket!m9-22_WEBm9-23_WEBm9-25_WEBm9-26_WEB

I just love that silly face!!!!m9-29_WEBm9-30_WEBm9-31_WEBm9-33_WEBI feel like it’s pretty incredible how much you can love and KNOW an animal that never utters a word!    Like a baby!m9-34_WEBm9-35_WEBm9-36_WEBm9-37_WEB

She looks like a chihuahua in these!m9-39_WEBm9-41_WEB

I am SO sad she jumped when she was a lit-tle too close to the camera.   This picture would have rocked.  It cracks me up, thoughm9-42_WEB

Have a GREAT day!

 

Know anyone who has a puppy/dog they’d like pictures of?   Contact me for special puppy pricing!

See Kepler’s puppy session here.

 

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