Archive for April, 2009
Happy Easter everyone!!
I have been very fortunate this past week with my family visiting from France. I love it when they are in town. My sister, Sylvie and my niece, Rose are staying with us, while my parents have rented a beautiful home on the Gulf. The children were out of school and were able to spend plenty of time with their cousin.
“April showers” just isn’t a myth, we are definitely in the rainy season, it has been pouring! Saturday was a welcome brake and we enjoyed the beach all day long. I’m afraid this rental house will have the same effect on me this year as it did last year: it took me 2 months to get over the crazy idea to give up our beautiful home to move to the beach!!! Totally nuts, especially knowing how sand sends me into a tizzy, there’s just something about the infinite blue horizon, the soothing sound of the waves… I even let loose, left my computer behind for the weekend, brought a novel, relaxed, read the whole book while eating tons of chocolate (the really good kind from France)…
Of course, I couldn’t just lay in the sun, and had to bring my camera along. Here are a few snapshots of our beach fun. The middle picture is of Sylvie and Rose. My sister sported this awesome gigantic hat, which had her daughter in a state of shame despair (she’s just reach that age when parents just aren’t cool anymore).
The 4 cousins,
Louis Alphonse and Anne Lise are like a set of second parents for me, and took care of Coco as if she was their grand baby,
Will, being the surfer dude, wanted his little dog to experience the thrill of the surf board and decided to take her on a ride. You can clearly read her mind: “please get me off!!!!, it’s good enough to watch you from the shore”.
Within a couple minute a wave washed her off, and she swam back to me in record speed,
Don’t you love her “squishy” cheeks? After the big shake she went ballistic, running and rolling around the sand.
And here, I love the reflection of the girls on the wet shore,
Dusky is an other good friend of Coco’s, mind you she befriends all dogs and people very easily, but his owner, Everett is also one of Will’s best friend. Everett chose the name for his puppy, it’s a species of shark, and also a brand for sailboats, a well rounded name. Dusky is a “Puggle”, a cross breed between a Beagle female and a Pug male, he looks to me just like a small boxer. He is so sweet and playful, also very well trained. it made me think I should take Coco to training class again…
He did pose really well, I’m afraid I found most of his pictures just too cute, and again posted a lot, I hope not too many.
Here is the pug underbite,
Jett & Blaise
Meet Jett and Blaise, 5 months old twins. At such a tender age, you can already notice their different personalities. Jett was all smiles, it was impossible to get him with a serious look, where as Blaise was a lot more reserved. We did get him to brighten up by his favorite window, on his changing table. I’m always amazed with mothers of twins, they are so organized, it must be by necessity. I just can’t imagine having to handle 2 babies at once, but their mother, Cindy is doing a wonderful job!
Blaise, don’t you love his adorable chin dimple?
Fergus with An
It’s a doggy post today!
Fergus is just a little over a year old, and came last week for his first model shoot. Coco fell in love. (she’s really pushing me to pursue the dog photography, she gets a play date out of it each time)
The session was one of the funniest ever, this little guy left us with many special memories. He did a wonderful job posing, while I very much enjoyed my visit with his mama.
He’s giving me “the eye”,
He’s checking out Coco, who was batting her eye lashes big time!
I love his mouth on the right picture, a bit crocked,
He’s very happy,
Britny, Pensacola senior Photography
Sharing images on my blog is always so exciting, the feeling is similar to finally releasing a surprise when the time is right.
Britny, aside from being seriously stunning gorgeous, is the sweetest high school senior ever. As a mom, what mostly touched me was to witness the beautiful relationship she has with her mother, Yvonne. They look like sisters, and get along like best friends. There was no trace of the legendary teen aloofness towards their parents. It was just heartwarming to watch them giggle and interact, and I very much hope to have a similar bond with my girls when they reach their teens.
Britny’s dad has been away, part of the Navy deployed in the Gulf. I know they miss him terribly and can’t wait for his return home later in the spring. I’m sure he feels the separation too, and I hope he’ll be able to access these.
To view more from this session, click on the big button below
Please, be patient, sometimes it takes a couple minutes to upload,