classic beauty October 27, 2010   

This was so much fun.  I met this beautiful girl out at an amazing farm.  It was such a great day–the setting, the subject, the weather–just perfect!  And we had so much fun!  Take a look…

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Simply beautiful.

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LOVED these birch sticks.  SO. MUCH. FUN.  Honestly I was salivating the whole shoot–soo many great textures and colors!

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Pretty flowers!

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Such a great day!  Hope you enjoyed the sneek peek!

On another note, also wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for all of your kind comments on my blog posts about my work!  I truly love reading them–each one I get makes me smile!  It means so much that people come here to look at my work and I just want you to know I really appreciate it!  Have a great day everyone!

  pretty mama October 26, 2010   

Loved working with this sweet family again!  I was so excited to hear they were expecting their second child!!  Mama to be wanted capture some memories of her beautiful belly.  I loved working with her–she was so sweet and calm and peaceful.  And, she had insanely beautiful eyes!  Isn’t she a doll!http://www.andreashirey.com/blog/wp-content/images/beth_1.jpg

 

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Love these shots with the leaves–so pretty!

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Big brother had some fun playing in the leaves–so fun!!

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Playing with dad.

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The sweet couple.

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Love this shot–so simple and lovely.

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Such a pretty girl!

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Looking forward to photographing your new little one soon!!!

  busy, busy, busy! October 21, 2010   

I have been VERY busy and things don’t look like they will be slowing down anytime soon–which is good cause I love what I do!!  I was in Alexandria this past weekend working with two different families–so I thought I would share both shoots in one post.

First, I got to work with this little guy.  I’ve worked with him a lot over the past two years–mom has wanted to document all of the stages and changes, and it’s been fun for me watching him grow and change!  Love his little hood. 

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We headed to the pumpkin patch to get some festive fall shots, and I LOVE these:

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He was sooooo happy!

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Next I worked with this sweet family: 

Two adorable boys:

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Love this:

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and this:

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and this.  These flowers were fantastic!

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I will be back to share more soon.  Take care everyone!

  trucks and willows October 12, 2010   

I’ve always wanted to shoot some photos with a weeping willow tree!  I was so excited to play a little bit with the one on the property for this shoot with this gorgeous family!  Love how this first one turned out!  He’s such a cutie!!

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And, big brother LOVED his truck!  Last time I worked with him, he was very into matchbox cars…and now he’s moved on to the bigger stuff.  Luckily both mom and I loved the vintage feel of the old truck so it worked out perfectly!! 

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A little sun flair.  Beautiful.

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LOVE this!!!

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Isn’t he just stunning.  Love those brown eyes!

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Another one I love!

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Love dirty little boy feet.

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What a beautiful family!!  They helped make my job easy!

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Back with more soon!

  sooo much fun!! October 11, 2010   

 Had such a great time working with these little peanuts!  I LOVE large families.  It’s always a bit more challenging with so many kiddos and dynamics to try and capture, but, also extremely rewarding!! 

Aren’t these guys adorable!!

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 All of them were so sweet and full of personality!

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 A fun family shot.

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 Being silly.

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 tickles.

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 Mom was just beautiful.  Love this shot with her and her sweet boy.

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 LOVE this with daddy!

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 Two beauties.

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 I had a ball with you guys.  Thanks for making me smile!

  who who whoooooo’s a little cutie pie??? October 10, 2010   

Yes, he is!!  Look at those little cheekies!  So dang cute!  Love that mom brought the owl hat and he …

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tolerated it…

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for a bit.  But, after awhile he was over it!

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Love, love this shot with mom.

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and this one with daddy.

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I had the pleasure of photographing him a few weeks back when he was still a bump in mama’s belly.  And, now look at him!  Just gorgeous!  He was so alert and awake.   Look at those beautiful eyes!

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Asleep at last!

 

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Congrat to the new parents…he is a doll! 

  sweet family of 4 October 8, 2010   

Loved working with this sweet family of 4!  The were all so thrilled with their new little addition! http://www.andreashirey.com/blog/wp-content/images/eri_15.jpg

 

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Andrea big brother was no exception!  He loved his baby!

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One of my favorits…look at that little escaped foot!

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So sweet!

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Some beautiful shots with mom and baby…

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Dad and his boys…

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Sweet moment with daddy…

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What is it about a baby’s head??  They are just so soft and tiny and beautiful.

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Love this.

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A couple of big bro.  He was such a good, helpful little guy!  Love those deep brown eyes!

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And, one more of my faves.  I adore this shot!

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  interior design work October 6, 2010   

 Interior design is something I’ve always loved!  That is why I was sooo excited to work with this talented designer!  This was so much fun!!

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  cathy and ben….congrats!!!!!!!!! October 5, 2010   

I truly loved capturing this wedding.  It was such a joyful, beautiful day.  Truth be told, I even teared up a bit during the ceremony!  So much love and emotion!  The day was full of beautiful details and lots of smiles!  Many, many thanks to the fabulous Abbie Rufener for her help in second shooting–Abbie, you rock!!  The event took place at keswick vineyards–a wonderful location with fantastic wines!   Flowers by Pat’s Floral design and event coordinated by Events With Panache.

Now, on to the photos…this pretty much sums it up!  Love this!

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Amazing shoes…

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 beautiful dress…

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 Lovely flowers…

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 Super FUN bridesmaids…

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 And the gorgeous bride:

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 These ladies were as lovely to work with as they are on the outside.  So sweet and kind!  A true pleasure!

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 And the boys… 

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 They, too, were fantastic to work with! 

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Hello cuteness!!

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 It was a truly touching ceremony in a stunning setting.

 

 

 

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 So happy!!

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 A few of the AWESOME wedding party!  They, again, were fantastic!  So willing to do whatever I asked–love that!

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 The adorable couple!

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 And, this is one of my favorite images from all of the images I’ve proofed from this wedding thus far.  Can’t you just feel the emotion??  So, so great!  Look at the tears in mom’s eyes.

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 Cathy and Ben, I wish you a life time of happiness together!  It was a delight to work with you!