Too beautiful not to share…

I just had to take a minute today to share this GORGEOUS photo of the Bean.

I mean come on… how perfect can you get? I know I’m biased in thinking the subject of the photo is stunning but the photo itself is just B-E-A-utiful! Keelin and I met with Jamie, our fabulous photographer, on Thursday to do a 9-10 month photo shoot as a part of a “baby’s first year” package. Yes, that means we still have another session around her 1st birthday that I am so pumped for! We’ve been tossing ideas back and forth for months and it’s going to be fant-as-mastic!

This was the sneak peek that Jamie shared with us just a few hours after getting got back to the house from the photoshoot and I am so in love with it that I’ve been spreading it around to family and friends like wild fire. Can you blame me? Gah-gah-gawjus.

Not only did I want to share it with all of you because you are such fantastically awesome people who genuinely care for my little love and appreciate a high quality picture, but also because I wanted to take the opportunity to brag on Jamie Katz Photography. {Her logo has been sitting pretty on my side bar for some time now, in case you missed it} We kind of fell into each other’s laps right after Keelin was born and I am so thankful that Z knew someone who knew someone who was looking for a newborn photography subject as she kick started her business. I know, hard to believe a photo like this came from someone who is relatively ‘new’ to the business.
So, since we bloggers are all about spreading the love to businesses and websites worth noting, I was hoping that if you find her even half as talented as the hubs and I do, you might take a quick minute to hop over to Jamie’s Facbeook Page, and give her the ‘like’ she definitely deserves. It’s businesses like hers that makes me wish there was a ‘love’ button connected to the Facebook pages.

I really appreciate it and would love to hear what you think about the Bean’s photo. I’ll be sure to post more here and on MY Facebook page when we get them! Can’t wait.

Love you all. Yay for spreading the love!

Until next time…

Jamie Katz Photography

You may have noticed {if you visit my actual blog versus reading via e-mail or Google Reader} that I recently added a few companies to my side bar. These are my LOVELY sponsors and I’d like to take a moment to introduce you! ¬†FIRST… the lovely and talented Jamie Katz.

You should recognize her name from all the fantastic pictures of Keelin I love to share. Jamie was recommended to us by a friend and coworker of Z’s. She was looking to add some newborn photos to her portfolio and we happened to have a fresh newborn, right out of the cooker! It was FANTASTIC working with her and, being a mother herself, she definitely put me at ease during the photoshoot with her effortless handling of my tiny little girl. Even though Keelin both peed and pooped on some of her fabric backdrops, we were welcomed back for 3 month photos as well! And you’ll be seeing plenty more of her work here since we’ll be doing Keelin’s 6, 9, and 12 month photos with her as well! She’s super fun and super fantastic and if you’re looking for a photographer for your little ones, I HIGHLY recommend her! I stole some of her “about me” facts from her website and thought it would be nice to share a little more about the lady behind the lens:

Jamie is an Alabama born traveler, having lived in 6 states and over 20 cities during her lifetime!
She has always looked for ways to cultivate her passion for all things artistic. Be it music, acting, dance, writing, or photography, there is no denying she is a TRUE artist!
Her love of photography began as a teenager with the discovery of Ansel Adams and then blossomed into a passion of portraiture after her first daughter was born… nothing like the beautiful eyes of a child to awaken a passion and begin a journey of learning to capture those precious moments…properly.
Her training lies in educators throughout Atlanta, friends and mentors throughout the US, and the day by day experiences of her own little ones and artists she is humbled to capture.

Jamie specializes in babies, children, families {pets included} and actor headshots.

And now, to show off her skills, a special peek at her latest session with Keelin! I’m so in love with these pictures I can hardly stand it!

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Be sure you ‘like’ Jamie on Facebook and add her BLOG to your list of MUST READS!

Until next time…

Baby Girl’s Newborn Pictures

As promised… here are some of my favorites from Keelin’s newborn photoshoot!

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The photographer was absolutely fantastic {here is a link to her blog… she has a website coming soon!} and I couldn’t be happier with the shots she got. Now, all I have to do is pick which ones to get framed and try NOT to deplete my bank account completely by getting 11X14 portraits of every picture!

Until next time…