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First Post of 2012! Little Miss M | Giving Myself | Two Birds With One Blog Post

So I thought I would start this year off right, by annoucing two of my many business-related resolutions for the New Year.  The first is on a more serious note, but relates to my business on a personal level.  Ever since I've had my son, Jacob, I've really felt like my life has changed.  No matter how many times you hear it, you don't really know just how much until the day has arrived when you become a parent.  My mind, my body and my soul have all taken on a new persona - "Mom" - and while this can be hard at times, it is nothing short of miraculous.  This effect has lead me to feel compelled to give something back to my community - not only do I feel like its important to provide for your own, I feel like providing for your community and for your fellow human beings is the key to life.  Well one of them, anyway. So, my first resolution of the New Year is that I am going to be donating a portion of every portrait session this year to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital.  In recent past, cancer has touched my family's life in a significant way, as it has so many others.  I have also come into contact with the even less fortunate parents of children who have to go through this horrible disease.  I know that St. Jude's and hospitals like them need all the help they can get - especially for families who are unable to afford the care they need for their babies.

I wish I could give more, and give to everyone who needs it.  This is just small step in what I hope we will all accomplish.

 

My next resolution was something I've been thinking about for a while, and a gentle prod from one of my favorite clients has led me to believe I really needed to do this more often!  It's blogging about my portrait sessions!!!  So, what better way to begin the New Year blog than with the very last photo shoot I had in 2011 - the Divine Miss M!  OK, so that's not her real name, but she was truly a model at heart.  And she's only 1 year old!  Beautiful and friendly and almost never without a big almost toothless grin (swoon), this little lady was the best way to end a fabulous year:

 

Mom pulled out her old high chair for a few!  Love an "antique" prop (Mom's younger than me, so its not really, haha)!

So many facial expressions!  I will pull out the old "Blue Steel" reference on this one!

Love me some top of baby hair!

And what little girl shoot would be complete without a pink princess ensemble?  Perfect!!!

More to come soon!

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