31.8.08

jenny and bobby

"nothing's bigger than love
oh oh
all you need is love"


Bobby and Jenny are such rockstars. No, really, they are. At least Bobby is. He is the drummer for a band called "My Favorite Highway" - and they are incredible!

He is used to being in front of the camera for band shoots. And, Jenny? Well, she is just drop-dead gorgeous and so sweet!




LOVE this one.

Don't they look like a glam celebrity couple? These next few are my "paprazzi" shots haha




:D i love cute, happy heads :D


How sweet is her little laugh? Oh, too cute!




Enjoy the show! And especially the music, brought to you by "My Favorite Highway," of course :D
Congratulations you guys!!! CanNOT wait for your wedding!

26.8.08

Danna and Sam!

"i'm lucky i'm in love with my best friend"

Sometimes shoots just happen perfectly. Sometimes they are a little more difficult and you have to really, really work hard to get good results.

Danna and Sam's five-year-anniversary shoot was a perfect one. It was SO easy, and SO fun. The light was amazing, they looked amazing and everything just worked out so well :D

If you look back at Joe and Beth's wedding from June, you will see a picture of Sam on a video message from Iraq during the reception. He is home for a quick break, and in a few days he heads back to serve our country in Iraq. I am so glad that you two were able to see each other, and also so grateful for how you serve, Sam!

Danna is a good friend of our family - she actually was my boss last summer, and my dad is her boss. They work at a federal proposal company and, oh.my.gosh. let me tell you, nothing made me want to do photography more then working a "business job." I don't like to say hate, but I hated it.
My co-workers were all awesome - we had a great time together, even pulling "The Office" pranks on one another. But, goodnessgracious, that was not the job for me. Danna was the sweetest, most positive, and nicest boss you could dream of! And I respect her about th---------IIIIIiiiiiIIIII------ssss much for working so hard at that job! Big round of applause for you!!!

They are cute little humans :D

This is very WW2 era to me - I don't know why....

Their kids are going to have THE most beautiful eyes on planet earth. Goood night!

Who doesn't love a good construction site for pictures?





And a few more out in the sun! Yay!



The next two are my favorites from the day:




25.8.08

Something NEW!

Ooooook, the long worked on website is finally up!!!

Notice I did not say done - cause its not. I stayed up till 4 or later for roughly a week trying to finish it. But, I couldn't. So, it will be all fixed and totally done a few days from now :D

But please check out the NEW Kristenleigh.net !!!!


It was like my 19th birthday present! Haha I have had a ball putting it together and using ShowIt sites - the program is the awesome.

Alright, what else? Hm. Well, I just got back from family vacation! We went to Pennsylvania. My family of nine visited Amish Farms, saw Brian Regan (a birthday present AND dream list accomplishment!) and rocked Hersey Park for two full days.

So, before we continue this post, I need you to know a little something about my family. We are awesome. Ok, excellent. Now we may continue.
We have a 10th child - I guess it's more of a grandchild? Anyways, Shannon has a "baby" that she plays house with, named McKayla. And this baby gets a real baby car seat, with real baby bottles, pacifiers, blankets and stocked diaper bag. No joke. She even has a seat in our Suburban and Shannon is very particular about her being buckled "safely."

I am going to miss it when these two grow-up :( I love them like this

After our two cars, and all 9, er 10, of us were ready to go, we set off for lovely Lancaster!

I must admit, the Amish fascinate me. It is amazing that they live the way they do - very inspsiring!


When we arrived at the farm, we got to take a little train ride through the country.
My dad was very, very impressed with the train. Everytime it would ride by he would "toottoooot!" at it and wave to everyone. He announced that he would like a train of his own, to ride around our backyard in ;D

It was so enjoyable to ride around the miles and miles of green countryside!
All of the kids sat together and we had a good time talking and teasing each other. At one point Dude broke one of the seats and no one would help him hahah poor little guy ;( He was so cute, but I couldn't help but laugh and laugh - he was so nervous!



Keeeevs!


Guh. I love them - more then they will ever know!

Waving to other trains!


I didn't know they carried submarines made out of water-balloons!

When we all finally got off the train, we had to jump onto the see-saws. I was glad Timmy was much heavier then me hahah

Hi pretty head!

There were a ton of little activities to do at the farm, and we did them all. Even if we didn't want to, mom would have made us :D She is all about that kind of thing.
We were being so crazy in here that the little worker boy had to announce over the whole intercom "Family that is in the ball-cage, I know you are having fun, but please be careful and calm down." I didn't feel too bad since my dad started it ;D

Oh dear. I am not doing this again. At least with Timmy being the "mechanical" part of the mechanical bull. I ate dirt!




After the wild bull incident, we ran off to "go-karts."
Being the family that we are, we were shocked to find out that you had to pedal your "go-kart." I opted out, you know, so I could take pictures.


Dad made it around twice, then almost died. I was proud of him :D

Here's a cute little racer!

Alright, mom. Mom mom mom. She is where I get any sense of adventure from. The whole tough, Army thing rubbed off. I don't have a picture of this little story, but, just imagine. One of the activities at the farm is this big, giant, huge, huge inflatable pillow. Its like a moonbounce, but 4 times as big, with no walls or ceilings. Just a large hump filled with air (in otherwards, awesome). All the kids were jumping on there and having a good ol' time. Mom wanted to join the fun. My dad tried to talk her out of it. "Sue, you are 50. You really can't do these kinds of things."

Ha. 50 is the new 30. Anyways, she chucked her shoes, ran through the sand, with this huge grin on her face. So thoroughly excited to be getting on with us! She put one foot on the bounce-pillow and then flew back in unreal slow motion. She landed right on her backside, covered with sand. She was red from laughing so hard. Mothers who were watching gasped. Little children were pointing and whispering in shock. My dad was sitting behind the fence shaking his head. Because she is the best, she got up and came and jumped for a good 15 seconds then had to get off because it was too much for her stomach :D
But I love that she tried so hard! I am determined to be like that I am a mom! Love you mommy!!! Thanks for the memories!

Alright, last for today. We saw Brian Regan. I was flippppping out when I opened a card on my birthday and it had a ticket inside. I was SO happy. So so so so happy.
(ps. Mom has a hard time with 1.4 lenses. We are all gonna pretend it's in focus. She did her very best ;D Thank you mom!)

The theater was beautiful!

And this guy. What can I say. I haven't laughed that hard ever. Two straight hours of laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing. I couldnt even get any more laugh out. If you ever get a chance to go see him, please do!

Alrighy, off to coach now. I have lots of new posts lined up, so keep coming back this week!