Thursday, January 19, 2012

sepia-toned loving {baby nephew Arie}

Oh. Arie. That little 4 letter word has become synonomous with love for me. When my brother called me last May to tell me I was going to be an Aunt, I was super excited.
Here's the thing about being an aunt though. You know you're going to love your own kids. You know they will take your breath away. I knew I would love my nephew, too. What I was not prepared for was being reduced to tears in the middle of the whale and dolphin show at Sea World when the first picture and his birth stats popped up in a text on my phone. Instantly. Smitten. Yep, I am a sucker. And the beauty is, I can spoil him. It's not like with my own kids where I have to worry about them becoming raving tyrants who insist on ice cream for dinner and will only bathe on thursdays. With Arie, I can send him numerous quantities of superfluous random stuff just because. And it's accepted. Because I'm his aunt. I'm supposed to spoil him.
Last weekend, I was able to go out to Colorado to meet my one and only (thus far) nephew. And let me just use these words again. Instantly. Smitten.
It's a fun thing to see your younger sibling holding their new baby. Not only does it make you feel exceptionally old, it also allows you to see them in this whole new light. I remember Eric (my brother) holding my babies when they were tiny and trying to hand them off to the nearest person over 12 being so unsure and akward. Those days have passed. He's met this new challenge with a wonderful ease and assurance. My Sister in law is tired, but was so kind and sweet to me the whole time. I wish we lived closer so I could poke around the little shops in Downtown Denver with her on the weekends. They had even gotten me some little bath items to use during my visit. I wish I'd been quite so pulled together with my first 3 week old.
Anyway, I could write about this baby for pages and pages, because as we know I am (all together now ) Instantly. Smitten.  Here's a little slideshow I put together of his newborn session. I had to use this Jack Johnson song, it's one of my boys' all time favorites, and I really do feel like these three are going to be better together.

Untitled from courtney vickers on Vimeo.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Remember Valentine mini sessions are booking!

I still have space in my valentine mini sessions! Since I think the valentines you can get this year are so so so adorable and will have all the parents swooning, I wanted to show you a little sample of some ideas you could put together.

For Finn's class, I will most likely put a little treat baggie together, since his class is pretty small. All you have to do is a hole punch in the corner of the card and tie a ribbon or thread through and attach it to the treat bag.
since Grady is in a larger 1st grade class, and because his class is the designated allergen free class, making it hard to find candy that's safe for all, I will just attach it to a pencil!
Alternatively, if your child is not in preschool or grade school, or they just insist on disney valentines, you can always just opt for wallets to send to close friends and family.

Click here for all the info. Email me today to book your session!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine mini sessions!

I am bringing these back this year! I hope you'll join me. All the info can be found here.
And because they are super cute, and you know you wanna make the other moms at preschool jealous, here are a few of the cute little wallet sized valentine card designs I have to offer.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

One day SALE

Canvas canvas canvas!!! If you've used me as a photographer, you know I am crazy about canvas. And today only, my lab is running a sale, so I am going to pass that on to YOU! Now, I know. You got your groupon. You can get a 16x20 canvas for $49. I am going to say this as nicely as possible about canvas prints. You get what you pay for. Which is why I think you need to jump on this sale! No, I can't offer them for $49 but I CAN guarantee that you will be breathless at the sight of your image blown up on a canvas from my lab, and you'll immediately see the difference.
Here's the pricing. Remember, this is today only. You need to contact me at by 10pm in order to seal the deal. Shipping is included, tax of 7% will be added to all orders.

11x14- $99
16x20- $119
16x24- $129
20x24- $149
20x30- $199

And because I don't want to leave you without goodies, here are some images from my holiday season that I think would look absolutely SMASH-tastic on one of these canvases.

proof (5)a Proof (15) CP proof (1) Dwyer (7) proof (5) proof 9 color bailey (10) Antalek (3) Proof (17) Dempsey (14) proof (16) proof (25) proof (11)

Monday, January 2, 2012


Noun, verb
1. rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words: the cadence of language.

2. (in free verse) a rhythmic pattern that is nonmetrically structured.

3. the beat, rate, or measure of any rhythmic movement: The chorus line danced in rapid cadence.

4. the flow or rhythm of events, especially the pattern in which something is experienced: the frenetic cadence of modern life.

5. a slight falling in pitch of the voice in speaking or reading, as at the end of a declarative sentence.
OR, the gorgeous little newborn that belongs to one of my friends.
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 Big sister is so in love with this baby. The whole session, she kept remarking "she's so adorable, right?!?!" Yep, you're right. And I know someone else who's pretty adorable too. :)
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