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Friday, May 23, 2008


Yesterday evening was dark, gloomy, cloudy, dreary - it was the absolute most PERFECT day - to photograph anything and anyone. So...after Brennen got off the bus, played outside for a while, finished homework, ate, etc., the three of us hopped in the car and headed to a brand new spot that I fell in love with recently. It's a deserted lot just minutes from our home and has been right underneath my nose for years. However, I never even noticed it until a couple of weeks ago when passing by. I saw the open field, the old barn, the old oil container, and the graffiti. Oh the graffiti. It's my favorite part to this whole location. When I spotted the artistic ways of a probable vandalizer, I knew I could go far with it as my back drop. And we did.
Kenidi was in fantastic spirits and loved every nook and cranny of this location. I barely managed to get like two shots of Brennen in before my camera battery went dead. I had forgot to charge it and wouldn't you know soon as the B-ster warmed up in front of the camera, it shuts down on me. I was like "Uh uh - I know you didn't just go dead on me. And Razzi was all like - Ummmmm, yeah I did!" Getting photos of my son is like an act of congress now days. He is 9 years old going on 19 and acts so much like I did when my Mom chased me around with a camera at that age. At some point, you just become O-V-E-R having a camera right up in your face 24/7. Unfortunately for my kids, it is part of my genetic make-up and they just need to "Deal!" :)I am going to be sssooooooooooo biased for a moment. So here it goes...
My little blessings from God, my kids, ummmm........are just so stinkin' gorgeous that I can't stand it!
OK - I'm a Mom. Please forgive me for gloating there for that moment. Ha ha! No really, I just had so much fun capturing these couple of shots with them yesterday. Although Brennen was straight off the school bus, a wrinkled mess, and trying oh so hard to give me the "Oh Mom-Come on already" look in the picture was still a blast. That was a parenting shot at its finest-captured forever in time. Can't wait to show him that look when his own kids start giving it to him someday. HA!

As you can tell by this lot, it's abandoned. We actually had to hoof ourselves over a chained entrance in order to get in there. Quite the adventure to say the least. I was just waiting for the police to show up and ask what on earth we were doing on someone else's "private" property. I had planned to hold up my camera and tell them that I was with the channel 6 media/news crew or something and that we were just here looking for footage of that bad guy that ran through those woods over there. Then, I was going to grab my kiddo's, my camera, and bolt like flash lightening. Luckily for us, no one ever showed up and inquired about why we were there.

This shot (above) was taken in the car just as we were getting ready to unload and go capture some shots. I looked back at Kenidi at one point and her hair was shining, he eyelashes looked so long and beautiful, and her smile was just beaming, all while playing with her ruffles on her skirt. I wanted to get a side profile shot to show you those lashes again. Amazing!

For today, Friday, I'm off to get ready for a ceremony at Brennen's school this afternoon. He is being recognized for being student of the month again. Hopefully they won't have security waiting at the door for me given the uproar I've caused in the past two weeks regarding the superintendent and his "personal relation skills." Brent told me that they'd probably have armed guards waiting for me as I crossed the threshold of the front entrance. HA! Either way, Mrs. Proud Mama here has the camera all ready to use again. This time though, my battery is fully charged and therefore, Razzi can't spout off to me today with another, " yeah.....I just went dead!"

Smiling contagiously today....(Thanks Bailee), Angie


Anonymous Bailee and Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness, can we just say that those are the most beautiful most gorgeous pictures we have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!! You have two beautiful children!!!! The pictures you take are amazing!!
Have a super weekend!

Rhonda and Bailee

5/23/2008 9:47 AM  
Blogger Dancing Queen said...

GORGEOUS!! Your "babies" are precious!

Enjoy the long weekend!
Are you in Alabama???

5/23/2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Thanks Bailee, Rhonda, and Dancing queen. I really appreciate the compliment. Means so very much to me! And dancing queen, no I reside in Indiana. I wish I was in Alabama though. If I was, I'd run up and give Bailee and Rhonda a big ol' hug right now. :)
Have a great weekend!

5/23/2008 9:53 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

These are GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness.

Do you do babies? :)

5/23/2008 9:57 AM  
Blogger Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

I'll do whatever you'd like Sara. Tatum would be a gorgeous "subject!" :)
See ya soon girl!
PS...Replying back to you and Joy about lunch today. Need to get that calendar of mine out. Can't wait! Your choices downtown all sound superb to me.
Love ya, Ang

5/23/2008 10:02 AM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

I love that location!!! And I'm jealous because I want it here. haha!

They are gorgeous children, gorgeous pictures, and you have every right to brag. :) I love the contrast of the green grass behind Kenidi.

5/23/2008 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Joni G said...

Ok, Where did you get that outfit of Kenidi's? That is so awesome!

5/23/2008 11:16 AM  
Blogger Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

Hi Joni. Thanks for the compliment. That set comes from Kaiya Eve. Hope this helps.
Blessings, Angie

5/23/2008 11:24 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Great photo's Angie! It helps that you have adorable subjects to photograph! Seriously though, you have such a talent! I wish I lived closer... lunch with the girls sounds wonderful!!!

Have a great weekend!!!


5/23/2008 1:42 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I'm afraid if we lived closer we would be inseperatable. I have a addiction to taking pictures, and talking about my kids. I love the shots. I'm getting ready to take the plunge and buy the Nikon D80 or Cannon XTI not sure yet. I'm hoping to be good enough to have this as a hobby and take pictures of my friends kids etc.. Your kids are darling. I love them both, so charming.

5/23/2008 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your photos are amazing. I would be willing to travel to wherever you are located and have you shoot photos of me. I NEVER let anyone take photos of me, but at this point, I'm willing to let someone make me look gorgeous!

I appreciate your sweet comment on my blog. I don't see how you owe me anything. I'm just a normal human being.

5/23/2008 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Nina in Seminole, FL said...

Girl! those pics are amazing!! And without a doubt Brennen and Kenidi are absolutely gorgeous!!

love ya

5/23/2008 4:33 PM  
Blogger Stacey Moore said...

such cute pictures!! great setting!!
enjoy your long weekend!!

5/23/2008 5:05 PM  
Blogger Bella's mama said...

Girl, I had to say hello once I read your 'about me'. You are my kind of person!!! then I went into your blog and OH MY GOODNESS ~ You are so talented.

I will be coming over here often!!!

Have a great weekend,


5/23/2008 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bailee's Mee Mee
What " Beautiful , Precious " children you and your husband have !! " GREAT " pictures ! I will continue to be in prayer for you and your family .

Thanks again for touching the lives of our family through your kindness to Bailee ! Rhonda is a " totally AWESOME " Mom and Brandon ( Bailee's Dad ) is a " Super Dad " , and then our little Brooklyn is sooooooo very precious too !! They are for sure one family " All in love " one for the other ! God was so good to put all four of them in our lives ! They are coming to Georgia to see Pa Pa Bill and me tomorrow for the weekend , we are counting the minutes !!

Hope you and your family have a " wonderful " weekend" !!

In Christ , Bailee's Mee Mee

5/23/2008 5:41 PM  
Blogger Ribbon Rock Star said...

Yes, your kiddos are beautiful!!
Great pics momma!


5/23/2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

How did you run across my blog? Your story is so awesome and your talent is amazing!

5/23/2008 11:10 PM  
Anonymous MaDonna Sue Hasty said...

Ok angie, I have already talked to you and told you how awesome these pix are, and how beautiful my grandkids look in them and every picture you take of them basically. What I don't understand,--Two things; why won't you get brent to take a picture of you by yourself (for me) and why did that camera not make me look gorgeous? Hmmmmmmm??Looking good! Grandma Sue loves you!

5/23/2008 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Krissie Broaddus said...

You crack me up.."news crew" too too funny, my belly hurts right now! The pic of the two of them walking towards the barn is priceless! MY FAV!!

5/24/2008 8:34 AM  
Blogger Heidi Zawisza said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics!! Ava picked that same skirt (only a different color) out in a little boutique around the corner from my house! I'll probablly get it for her for her birthday! I'm pretty sure I won't have the great backdrop that you do though to photograph her in it! ha!
What a great location you found!!!
I'm ALL about the "randomness" of a picture location!!..........I'm taking a two week trip to my hometown in IOWA soon, and my grandparents live on a beautiful farm........I am hoping to get some good pics, but we will see!
Anyways, keep up the photography!!

5/24/2008 10:21 AM  

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