Archive for May, 2008

Contest Time again!

May 28, 2008

My spiffy new blog has so many new features. One of the features allows you to sign up for updates to my blog. Subscribing to the blog is the best way for you to find out about specials, sales and new offerings we have.

So I’m having a subscription contest. What do you need to do? Subscribe to the blog, that’s it! Look over to the left and you should see the box to add your email and subscribe!

What am I giving away? I will pick at random one person out of the first 10 to subscribe to win a FREE SESSION! The free session needs to take place before 7/31/08. Not one of the first 10, don’t worry…..if you are one of the first 25 subscribers you’ll have the chance to win a $25 gift card to either children’s place, gap, old navy, gymboree or janie and jack (your choice). And finally if you the lucky one chosen out of the first 50 to subscribe, you’ll have the chance to win a $10 iTunes gift card.

So sign up NOW! The contest will end June 6th. Winners will be picked at random after that!

Free Toeing, originally uploaded by LilSweetPeaPhoto.

I’m trying out a new feature on my blog, importing from Flickr. So you can feel free to skip over this post if you want.

I love this image of Madeline (yes, those toes are Mads). I took it not even trying. I love the blade of grass stuck between her toes. Many of you have seen the canvas from this “session” w/ Mads. She has a huge smile and her eyes are glowing!

This image screams SUMMER to me. I can’t wait for this summer to begin.


May 21, 2008

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Seems to be an annual tradition now getting Mads photos in front of the tulips in our front yard.  This year’s session was really forced.  We were in between going to the mall and dinner.  But nonetheless, I have to share.  If you notice her shoes they are her first pair of All Star Converse Chucks 😉  And I HAD to buy them for this outfit!

Without further ado… Mads and the tulips.  Oh and yes, that is Matilda Jane once again.  Well MJ skirt and leggings w/ a lilly pulitzer top.




Mr. C ……….

May 15, 2008

I’ve known Mr. C’s mom my entire life, no joke. We were neighbors growing up. Our mom’s were pregnant at the same time. Mariah was born 3 days before me. And boy did she hold that over me for awhile. For example, she turned 16 first, 18 first, 19 first, then 21 first. But now I get to enjoy that she turned 3o first, LOL!

Anyways, Mariah and I have much in common (beside late October b-days). We are both the oldest, we have the same wedding anniversary (though mine was like 7 years before hers, lol), we both love Jimmy Buffett, we’re both teachers, we’re both the oldest sibling, and finally we are both moms. Mr. C brought one more common connection to us.

I’ve said before that I’ve had the perfect newborn, but C really was content to let me do anything. The only problem was this was a newborn session unlike ANY other! First my mom and Madeline were there, grandma was there, there were not 1, not 2 but 4 yorkies running around. I’ve never shot a session in front of such a crowd, LOL! Add into that the RAIN. It was dark and rainy but we did our best.

Despite the hoopla and circus that was going on, I did manage to get some sweet images of Mr. C. Mariah welcome to motherhood. As any mom will tell you, it’s one of the most amazing journeys you will ever take!



When you come from an extended large family (mom has 13 brothers and sisters), it seems there’s always some sort of happenings going on. Well my cousin Tara (the only other family member to go to U of M) got engaged around Thanksgiving. I immediately offered to do her engagement photos. Now I’ve been asked several times if I do weddings or will do weddings. And outside of my sister-in laws wedding this summer, the answer is NO! I’ve got 2 reasons, #1 I don’t want to meet Bridezilla. Honestly YOUR wedding day really isn’t the most important day of MY life, LOL! #2 No redos! If I’m sick or a client is sick or the weather is crappy or something funky happens, I can reschedule a photo session. You can’t reschedule a wedding, LOL!

Now engagement photos can be redone. Plus this is my cousin, so there’s no pressure :) We battled some fierce winds the day we did this session. But all in all I think it went well and we got some great images! I can’t wait till the wedding, even if it falls on a FOOTBALL Saturday (Tara, what the heck were you thinking, LOL!).

So meet Tara and Matt…..These images were taken in downtown Howell where Matt is from.




The government stimulus checks will be hitting our bank accounts soon. I thought this would be a GREAT time to run a “Thank You Uncle Sam” sale. For the month of May ONLY, I will give you FREE MONEY! For every $500 gift certificate you buy, I will give you an additional $150! Your gift certificate will be written for $650!

Now for the not so small print….. Gift certificates are valid for up to one year from the issue date. They can not be used to purchase Gina Alexander bags, canvases, or birth announcements/cards. They can be used for session fees, collections, and print and album purchases.

If you purchase by Wednesday, I will make sure to get your gift certificates mailed ASAP so that you can give them to Mom on Mother’s Day :)

You can order directly through the Lil Sweet Pea Boutique. Order as many as you want (1 or 1,000) there is no limit to the amount of free money :) Gift certificates must be purchases in $500 increments.

Gift Certificates

Happy Spending :)