Friday, October 31, 2008

can you tell we had a good time?

Here are more from this session.

I had this session during the last week we were in Michigan. Had a lovely morning with her and her mom. Thanks M! =) It was a nice final note to leave on before moving. Lots of fun shots, I had a hard time picking which ones to post now... so I'm posting a lot. Hey... why not, it may be my last sneak peek for a while... though definitely not the last blog post you'll see from me. =)







Thursday, October 30, 2008

weekend outing

last saturday, we decided to explore our local area a little by going to an area that seemed to be more busy and had more shops. i guess it ended up being more of a food outing for us, as that's all we ended up purchasing. but that is not so unusual for our family. =)
we got to experience the extremes of eating out in china...

first, going to a street cart that sells lots of food-on-a-stick, which they cook for you on the spot and slather with yummy sauce. we have been told you have to be careful not to get sick when getting food off of street carts, but it looked so good, we couldn't resist. and none of us (thankfully) got sick either. =)

then, we decided to go for some hard-to-come-by western food. amusingly, pizza hut is a fancy ordeal around these parts and hannah enjoyed finally going somewhere that had high chairs. we soaked up the pristine surroundings and the waitresses wearing witch hats for halloween.

finally, we topped it off with a cup of mango juice from the local milk tea stand. good stuff... hannah definitely agrees.

now i'm getting hungry...


Tuesday, October 28, 2008


... is probably not the first word that might come to mind when it comes to toddlers. But when I saw this picture, that is all I can say.


Will try to post more from this session soon, but just wanted to give mom a peek, since she's been patiently waiting so long!

Monday, October 27, 2008


During my girl's first year, I would take pictures of her on each of her "month-birthdays". After she turned one, I cut it down to every 6 months. Maybe after she turns 3, it'll be a once-a-year occasion.
But this weekend, she turned 2 1/2, so we did a little mini-session in honor of it. In her new room and around our new neighborhood. Can you tell she's used to the camera? =)





Saturday, October 25, 2008

Grosgrain - a new online find

So I just found this blog through another photographer blog last week. I've only glanced through it but it's full of cute clothes and fun giveaways. And it looks like she'll be opening a mini online store soon. Fun!
I love the skirts in this post... think she'll ship to China? =)

Friday, October 24, 2008

hanging out

so it's been 2+ weeks since we moved.
as expected, life is a little different around here.

example #1:


no dryer.

but i've come to appreciate the wonders of liquid fabric softener, along with a good working washing machine. (our washing machine broke earlier this week and i learned that hand-wringing clothes is not fun nor is it effective. fortunately, service people here come very quickly and repair costs are very inexpensive.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

ni hao

so it's been almost exactly a week since we landed here in China. it's such a huge change, that i'm a bit at a loss as to what to write.

but just in terms of this photography blog...
the good news: i can still access this blog and post to it. so keep checking in. =)
the bad news: i'm not having as much luck with accessing or being able to update the rest of my website. =/

but i have a feeling that, just like everything else... how i use photography here will look a whole lot different from before. we'll just have to wait and see...

hopefully, after we're fully over jetlag, and semi-settled into our new surroundings, i'll post more and include some pictures next time. in the meantime, would love to hear from you guys, from all parts of the world. =)