Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ava Marie *Columbus, OH Newborn Photographer*

Ohio took me for week when I visited one of my best friends ever, Justine, and her husband Matt, and new baby Ava Marie. While there we took a lackadaisical Sunday afternoon to capture Ava's newborn cuteness on "film." Thanks to the Buckeye state's wonderfully warm late spring weather, we shot the whole shoot outside under their screened in front porch. It was the first time I did a newborn shoot outside, and it was fresh and inspiring to do so! Here is all 5.5 pounds of Aviator!

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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Julie Harrell

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Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spring Ballet Recital

It's the end to another year of dancing for Madeline, and like most studios, we said farewell to the year with a Spring Recital. This is Madeline's 3rd year (well last year we only did 1/2 the year due to soccer conficts) of dancing at Dancing For Joy. We are so in love with the mission, teachers, business philosophy, and goals of this company. This spring dancers took to the stage in "Let There Be..." a show walking, er I mean dancing through the 7 days of creation. I am refreshed and encouraged at the end of each performance, and not to mention every recital produced by DFJ. I remember my own childhood dance recitals. They mostly seemed to be a series of random dances starting with the lower classes and working up to the more advanced classes. Sometimes there would be a story or theme, but nothing seemed cohesive. I love that with each DFJ recital I can not just "sit through" but acutally look forward to and enjoy every dance. Thanks DFJ for a wonderful year. We've been blessed by your presence in our community! I think every town needs a DFJ ;)

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

Monday, June 14, 2010

We had our 20 week Ultrasound and IT'S A....

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SURPRISE!! And not just for you, but for us too. We are waiting till birth to find out if we have a boy or girl. With both Madeline and Clara we found out the sex at 20 weeks, and I thought it would be fun to see if I actually could wait. I didn't think it was possible, but when the ultra sound tech told me the times not to look at the screen, I turned my head and didn't peek!! So in the mean time we'll be thinking of boy and girl names (neither of which we can agree on) and readying ourselves for a lot of green and yellow ;) I do, however, prefer greys, neutrals, and stripes.

Chris and I took both girls with us to the appointment and Clara was a little restless as usual. Towards the end of our session, Clara looked at the screen showing the whole baby's profile and said "Ba Beh," (Baby). I loved it, and I love looking forward to being a family of FIVE!! Holy cow, how did that happen? So forgive me if I don't have fantasticly exciting news to share, but the baby is healthy and everything is where and how it should be. The due date is October 31 by the ultrasound today, and October 30 by my ultrasound at 11 weeks. I guess we'll have to call this our little punkin. Or is that too cliche? However it does sound better than calling the baby "gourdy." Let me know if you have a "great" name for our growing babe and, we promise you will know in approximately 20 weeks if punkin is a boy or girl!

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Greetings from Portland

So if you missed it yesterday, one of my favorite blogs featured some of Amy and Brian's engagement session, see it here. Dandelion and Grey is a LA based event service, and the blog is chalked full of inspiration and fun "lovlies." Thanks Erin, it really was an honor to have my work on your fabulous blog! Now back to partying in Portland (One of my best friend's son, Jude, just turned 1). I'll have his one year old portraits to share in the next few weeks.

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Friday, June 11, 2010

Adorable Abbie *Bellingham Newborn Photographer*

Look at this precious newborn baby. Abbie was 6 days new when I was able to photograph her. She was one of the most calm and sleepy babies I've worked with. Most of the time a newborn session is filled with a lot of holding and soothing, but Abbie just wanted to get her beauty sleep (I bet she knew she was going to be photographed). Thanks Blakely family for making the drive up to Bellingham for the session, I'm so happy to have met Abbie!

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

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Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell

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I love this, because in the middle of Abbie's sleep she somehow sensed her big sister was nearby, and started kicking her away! Abbie!!
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Julie Harrell

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm Back From Ohio

I just spent the last week enjoying the company of one of my bestest friends ever. Justine had her first baby, Ava Marie, and I was in heaven nuggling with that new little darling. I have some really neat newborn photos of Ava to post in the next couple weeks. I'll try to get those up quick for those dying to see her! The hardest part about returning home is having to fly into Seatac airport when its 58 degrees and raining. I told Chris that I never thought I would say it but "I missed Ohio!" The weather was wonderful and eating gourmet ice cream at night outside (while staying dry I might add) is something we rarely experience in Western Washington. And since I haven't uploaded my Ohio photos, and I know this post needs some sort of image, here are a couple of Madeline from last night. I took her out on a little date, she got all dolled up complete with blush and orange eye shadow. Cute huh?!

Cheers,
jewels

Julie Harrell

Julie Harrell