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and I also custom design wedding and special event stationery.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gretchen, Jeb and April at Christmastime

*I've been on hold with my bank for 20 minutes, we shall see if I'm still on hold by the time I finish this post. Thank goodness for the speakerphone on my cell phone!*

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you've become quite familiar with my cousin Gretchen and her baby April. Well for Christmas, I drew Gretchen's name for our family's gift exchange and decided to design and publish a coffee table photo book as the gift. Except Gretchen had asked me to take some photos at our family's Christmas gathering and I knew I wanted to include those in the book. So what did I wrap and give her? A sample book I had already published with someone else's photos! I had to explain a lot, but I also included some predesigned pages I printed at home to show her what April's book would look like.

*Editing and uploading photos. Still on hold. Total time=32 minutes.*

These are just a few I snapped at Christmas. Stay tuned for the coffee table book design and photos!

April wasn't really cooperating, so my aunt and uncle are off on the side making faces at her:


Gretchen finally gave her a lollipop hoping that would make her smile for some photos but instead, the session ended because she got cranky when we tried to take it away from her. This is her victory smile:


This series is so sweet to me. April waited patiently while Jeb went outside for a moment and then he came back and made faces at her through the window. She thought it was the funniest thing. I love the kiss!


She was checking me out. I think her hair makes her look like Cindy Lou Who.


We made another attempt for photos the following morning, but she still wasn't having it. I snapped a few good ones though!


*Alright, final totals from waiting on hold for my bank: total wait time=47 minutes. Length of conversation with bank customer representative=10 minutes. If it's any consolation, she was extremely polite and helpful!*

2 comments:

Shannon Kelly January 15, 2010 at 5:31 AM  

ohhhh, baby photos! I love how you can see her face so clearly in the first of the series with Jeb--that expectant face reflected in the glass is gorgeous!

Dude, when you're super busy and famously taking photos in the next couple of years, you must let me be able to book you for my little nuggets!

Nichole Mills January 15, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

I can't believe how blue her eyes are! Too cute!

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About Kelly Tarleton

I've always been a creative person, and the one who always had a camera on-hand at a moment's notice for any occasion. Photography and graphic design dominated my life in school and I loved every minute of it. I miss that constant creative outlet and want to share more of it with my family and friends through this blog.See more of my work at my website: http://www.kellytarleton.com/.

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