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Monday, March 22, 2010

Introducing.... Mr. Colby!

You may remember that I had posted some studio shots of THIS beautiful family a few weeks ago.

Well, I am pleased to announce that Chad, Brandi, and Cayden's family has grown by one little boy!

Introducing the incredibly sweet & irresistable COLBY!





Isn't he absolutely PRECIOUS?!?!?

And what's more, he was SO well behaved during his "studio-to-you"* portrait session! Though he was awake 99% of the time, he was content just to cozy up on whatever prop I put him on/in and barely fussed at all.

What a blessing Colby is to his family! As you can see, he fits in well...



and has his daddy





and mommy wrapped around his tiny fingers already.



Even big brother Cayden seems to have an immediate bond with this little guy.



And speaking of big brother, I'd like to take this opportunity to give a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to Cayden,



who just turned two! Happy Birthday to my little buddy! I hope I'll see you again soon! :)


"I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child." ~ Taylor Hartman

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Studio shots with the beautiful Miss Alexus

It is with a heavy heart that I'm posting what will probably be my last senior session with Alexus.

Alexus has been an outstanding model, and I have really enjoyed my time with her on location and in the studio.

But... it's time for her to move on. She'll be graduating soon, then moving off to MSU(!!!!) to further her education.

Because we have at this point developed such a great photographer-model relationship, we easily scored some AWESOME studio shots for Alexus over the weekend. Check them out!

(You can view Alexus' entire gallery at www.monsonphotography.zenfolio/alexus2010)










THANK YOU, Alexus, for being such a wonderful person. My whole family and I adore you and wish you nothing but the best in the future. I have no doubt that you will be very successful in life, and when you are... don't forget us little people. :)

All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

The little professor

When I saw this adorable jacket/vest/shirt combo at ABC Kidz, I knew instantly it'd be the perfect wardrobe for Jackson's seven-year photo shoot.

I was so excited to get some shots of him in this, but unfortunately exitement is one thing, and having spare time on your hands is another.

Although I didn't get a chance in January to capture Jackson's personality in photos, I finally got an opportunity Saturday evening. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome! Take a look:










A boy is naturally full of humor. ~ Robert Baden-Powell