Monday, November 22, 2010

New Blog

I have been working on a new blog (Don't worry. I'm still keeping this one!). For those of you who don't know, I've started doing photography professionally. It feels weird to say that. I still feel like I'm stumbling around in the dark trying to figure stuff out. But I think I'm getting better.
And I have clients.
I'm starting a new blog that will follow me on my journey. And I've decided to be honest. I mean, really honest. For some reason, my whole life I've felt the need to be the person that already knows everything. Not in a snotty way, just in an "I don't want anyone to know I don't know how to do this because I don't want to appear weak and vulnerable" way. I'm trying to change that. Because I don't know everything. And having a child has brought out in me the love of learning something new again.
And hey, maybe it'll inspire someone. Who knows. :)
For those of you who are on Facebook, please "like" Cassie Allen Photography and pass the word!
Here are some recent photos.
 Mr. Cool Dude
 Snack time in our house looks like this. Luckily, nothing has been shoved up his nose. :)
This is from a recent shoot. This is Lindsay, whom I knew in my "former life", and her family.
All mashed together in chaotic awesomeness.

Lindsay is also a photographer and just yesterday, I was on the other side of the camera with Hubs. Lindsay was amazing and we had an absolute blast. I can't wait to show you pictures!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Sissy Here!"

Sissy hasn't been able to visit us for a month and a half. That's too long for the Hubs and I.
It's PAINFULLY long for Big Man.
Big Man gets soooo excited when Sissy comes to visit. "Sissy HERE!" he says.
These two have a crazy bond like I've never seen before. Big Man NEEDS his Sissy. He's gotten so excited to see her before that he's thrown up all over his ecstatic self. And she's loves her brother.
When she's here, she jumps right in and helps with everything and she's so patient with him.
It's an amazing thing to see.
We ventured out today so I can get some potential Christmas Card pictures. Big Man was his usual busy, exhausting self. But they had fun and I captured some memories.
 The first shot of the day! Can you believe it?

 Just look at her. Simply gorgeous.
 Griffin ran away to play with Daddy for awhile so I took the opportunity to get some Sissy shots. It's been two whole years since I had the camera just on her alone. She's all grown up!

 They always have fun together. Always.
 That's my girl. :)
And that's my boy. Wouldn't have it any other way!

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Rockstar

This is my favorite picture at the moment.
This little guy takes my breath away.
That's pretty much all I wanted to say.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wa hoo 32!

Yesterday was my birthday.
I had a fabulous, quiet day with my two favorite boys.
The Hubster woke me up by handing me a piping hot mug of hot chocolate and then created an amazing breakfast pizza!
He then proceeded to clean out the litter box, do the dishes, and generally clean up the house. What a gift! :)
It was a beautiful day so we took a walk through the woods.
Griffin had never walked on a trail before and he did so great!
 It was the middle of the day but the light was beautifully filtered through the trees.
 One of my favorite pictures of the day!
 The best gift was when my busy, crazy boy asked me to hold him.
He didn't even mind when the Hubster snapped some photos! Not only am I the one always behind the camera but Dude never sits still for a picture. This was such a great moment!
 Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Later on in the evening, the Hubster and I had a date.
We haven't had a date in a very long time.
With the Dude at Nana's we were free to do what we wanted for a whole 2 hours!
We were going to go out to dinner but I opted to change things up. I wanted to have Chinese take out and rent a movie just like we used to when we were dating. Back then, when I would worry about money, Hubs would tell me, "We have $12 in the bank. Yay! We can have Chinese!". He's so Glass Is Half Full. :)
Back at home, I changed into my PJs and we watched the movie loudly. Seems we never get the chance to use our surround sound to it's full ability! It felt so nice to sit and breathe for a little bit. We love our Little Dude but it seems lately we barely have the time to even look at each other!
 It was the perfect end to the day.

I have such a blessed life.
I love who I am, who I'm with, and where my life - both personally and professionally - is going. 
Bring it, 32!