Friday, January 30, 2009

1474 Megapixel Inauguration Picture

President Barack Obama's 2009 Inaugural Address
Photograph by David Bergman

Think of this picture as the Google Earth of the 2009 inauguration. Click the link above or the image, then zoom in, pan around, explore, be a fly on the "wall."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love Notes

Share pictures of your little ones with all of your loved ones this Valentine's Day. These cards were created by tiny*prints, but we can work with most online card companies to create a beautiful card with your favorite images. If you would like more information about our greeting cards options or our portrait sessions, do not hesitate to ask.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Unique in all the world

My mom used to tease me about how my big toe curved up. Now, as a parent, I understand that it is those unique traits, those one-of-a-kind features that she observed clear back in the quiet moments of my young life, that bonded her to me, and now bonds me to my two children.

I am reminded of the fox's comments in The Little Prince,"to me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys...But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world....I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me...But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat..."
The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Babies have no sense of personal space

In fact, their curiosity often leads them right up into your face.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Livingston Park Grand Opening

We have been anxiously awaiting the newly upgraded and expanded Livingston Park since the project was first proposed in 2007. We are so thankful to the Tot Lot Committee members (Jennifer Bill, Brian Duarte, Karen Zieba, Dick Gaylord, Kerrie Aley, Steve Kraemer, Stefanie Yates, Lori Stuart, Harry Saltzgaver, and Mike DuRee) for all of their hard work. For more details about the park, the renovation and the grand opening, visit the Tot Lot Committee's website.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2008 in Pictures

Kartoula, 14, a refugee from Sudan's western Darfur region, enters a distribution centre to receive monthly food rations at Djabal camp near Gos Beida in eastern Chad, June 5, 2008
Photograph by Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

The Big Picture is one of my favorite sites for viewing photojournalism online. Below are links to their look back at the past year in pictures. As Alan Taylor, the editor of The Big Picture, points out "it is difficult to sum up the thousands of stories in just a handful of photographs. It's not the story of 2008, it's certainly not all stories, but as a collection it does show a good portion of what life has been like over the past 12 months."
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

Caution: Some images are graphic in nature and are not appropriate for all ages.