Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The wait is over:)

Alrighty folks-
I am so stoked that the new blog is up and going! Here is the link-

Here is to a new day! Love, Aubrey

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A momentary hold to make some changes

A super spiffy new blog is on it's way:) So in the meantime, I am going to be editing photos like a mad man and post them in a couple days when the new one is up! Thanks for your patience!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Good weather + Soccer= Fun times

We went to visit our friend's son and watch him play. LOVE it! Montana decided tonight that all of our kids will play soccer. haha! Maybe if he washes the jerseys:) We shall see...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Date night

I should tell you how much I love shooting families, children, and babies. It is so much fun to be so up close and personal with families. BUT, my biggest flaw is time management. It ALWAYS has been since I can remember. In the midst of working, I sometimes neglect my sweet Montana. He has never once complained because he knows that it is learning and growing time for me. In fact, he is just the opposite. He is super supportive, helps out when he can, de-stresses me, and so much more. For instance, tonight is date night. He planned a long walk, a bike ride, chick flick, yummy food (that he cooked and cleaned), and a listening ear. It is simple. Nothing expensive, nothing crazy- but just what the doctor ordered. Haha, not really! Thank you so much for a fun time and quietly reminding of what is most important in this life:)

Fun with tutus:)

So much fun! Love working with cute little tutus and headbands! Thanks for coming over to play. Lovin' my job and learning how to work a studio:)

Lovely ladies

These girls were so much fun to shoot. I love it when girls are confident in front of the camera. This is probably because I am SOOO not! I love it behind the lens. haha. Anyway, thanks for a fun afternoon. Yall looked gorgeous!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Little Charlotte:)

Isn't she precious?? For an hour and 45minutes, this cutie had her eyes open. She didn't want to miss out on life! The one shot with her eyes closed was this one. I will take it:) Thanks yall! Had a fun time!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sweet Ire

Isn't she beautiful!! She is modeling some Le Tweet hair pieces:) So cute! This little one was born with a head of hair to be jealous of! Thanks for coming over to play.

Converse Fam:)

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE my converse shoes. This is the first family ALL wore them:) I was in love. They turned out so cute! Thanks for letting hang out with yall. It was so fun and your boys are soo cute!

P.S.- Since these are Christmas card photos that are to be a surprise for all who receive them, I chose photos to share that probably wouldn't be used, but are still cute so you could have a sneak peak:) I don't want to ruin the surprise for all your recipients.

Baby Jordan

Isn't she the cutest??? Love her!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Orchid Lane

My sweet friend Margo knits these wonderful baby items! I am in love:) They are a perfect gift or item your own baby. She knits with excellent quality and great yarn! Here is her store:) http://www.etsy.com/shop/OrchidLaneDesigns

Awesome twins!

I can't even get over their cuteness:) These twins just turned 2! We had so much fun running around, attempting to get 2 smiles at the same time. I love it. More so, I love how God has brought this family together and their awesome journey! Thanks so much:)

Another fun preggo!

This sweet mama was so fun to meet:) We had a great time talking baby stuff, playing with parisols, and enjoying the fall weather! Had a blast! God bless you in your delivery!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The lovely Rachel Anna and her beautiful baby girl....

I heard about this amazing family through a friend at work and was totally inspired. So I want to share only the small part of her story that I know. Rachel Anna felt God calling to adopt a sweet baby girl despite it going against the grain. I loved it! So I wanted to meet her in person and hear her story. It is SOO inspiring. This mama has given up a lot to be here loving this little girl. The love between them is amazing and deep even though it has only been a few months. Her name is Matani and she is from Ethiopa. Rachel has an amazing family who has been so supportive and loving during this process. These two belong together. The love between them is strong. I can't wait to get it grow and hope I can be a part! God bless. I am so happy for yall! Thanks for coming to hang out!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Christmas Photo Sessions In Season Now:)

It is time to book your family shoot now! The family package (up to 5 members, $10 per extra family member) includes 5-10 fully edited images available for printing on CD with 1 card template provided for your Christmas cards. Options will be provided at your shoot for you to pick out which design you like. The catch: I am going to help my twin sister deliver her baby in Turkey so will be unavailable from Nov. 10-Dec. 15th. So October it is.... Don't delay! $100 payment due to photo session time.

Email me at aubreymariephotography@gmail.com

Can't wait!!!

Options for photo sessions include:
1)Cactus landscaped setting in North Phoenix
2)Urban downtown Scottsdale
3)Modern buildings in Mesa
4)Greenery in Gilbert
5) Weekend in Sedona with fall leaves:)
6)Weekend in El Centro/ Brawley if you like!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fall is here:)

Fall is here! Time for pulling out the pumpkins and leaves. I love it. I got inspired to make some yummy pumpkin desserts tonight:) Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Top 10 on Wednesday

  1. Our Iraqi student FINALLY liked something I cooked. It only took 5 weeks. My peanut butter oatmeal cookies. Haha. It isn't enough to sustain him, but atleast, it is something!
  2. Starting Bible Study Fellowship with my sweet friend, Grace.
  3. Going to get to take family photos this week of some amzing twins!
  4. Continuing on in Dave Ramsey class. Learning how to invest our dinero and pay off debt.
  5. Montana finishing the sprinklers
  6. The weather cooling off enough to start taking photos again outside. YEAH!!!
  7. The movie, Dear John. I am a fan.
  8. Praxis- Song of Solomon sermons. So good!
  9. Sweet time with friends this last weekend playing games! Love it!
  10. Chatting with April and Logan about their 2 week photo tour.
If you think of it or are reading this, say a prayer that God would do an awesome work in them and their meetings!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Handyman

I should show a picture of this guy's lovely handy work in our front yard, but it doesn't look so lovely right now. Although, it will, once the grass starts growing:) We bought an OLD SCHOOL house. Like 1960's oven still being used in the kitchen, diving board is atleast 30 years old, and sparkly gold countertops in our bathrooms. We bought the house for it's quirkyness and quaintness. It feels a little Southern to me with the big back yard, open rooms, etc. Not the point, sorry to divert. Every month, new projects arise out of necessity to fix, not desire to change. My husband is super smart, but never really had to fix plumbing, pools, or sprinklers. No need when you can call your lovely landlord to do it for free:) BUT when you are the landlord, haha, you do it all yourself because it is cheaper! Erick Geryol spent countless hours teaching MJ how to build a sprinkler system. Thanks Erick!!! Poor guys have been sweating it out in the hottest month in AZ too. We got en estimate of 2000 bucks for our measly little front yard and he decided to do it himself since we aren't rolling in that kind of dough. I am so proud of him. I would have given up weeks ago, but he is more patient than I. He totally finished it today. YEAH!!! Now our gopher holes will be covered with dirt and hopefully, grass will grow!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sweet "G" Family

Such a great family and so much sisterly love! Makes me miss mine:) This family is going is right! Thanks so much for a fun time. Good luck with the move:)

Ten on Tuesday

Ten cool things for this week:
1. Sara Bareilles new cd......Amazing!
2. Our Dave Ramsey Class- Financial Peace University. We are LOVING it! We are growing lots and learning tons!
3. Our fun spend the night in Yuma with Montana's family this weekend. We had so much fun and the best black cherry mojito I have EVER had!!!
4. Lots of sweet maternity shoots. Love being with expectant mom and getting to see their babies soon!
5. Book of the week- Women leaving the Workplace. Super good and inspiring!!!
6. Having our Iraqi student eat ONE meal of mine, finally!! Only 4 bites of it, but still.....
7. God really encouraging Montana and I in His faithfulness in certain areas. VERY cool!
8- Finishing up the home studio for babies soon. LOVE It.
9-A new spray paint project- my new candleabra. Photos soon!
10-A surprise visit to friends last night and getting to hold her baby for over an hour. Sweet Ireland.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Luke & Cheryl Sneak Peek:)

This fun couple is expecting their first. I love seeing the anticipation and excitement in young family's eyes. So special. As you can probably tell, owls are their little girl's nursery theme. I love it! So funky. Praying for a safe delivery and sweet memories!

Sweet little Charlize is almost here:)

This great family was so fun to hang out with. They were so creative in bring great little girlie shoes and a photo of the sweet grandmother that the little girl will be named after! I loved it:) Congrats and safe delivery! Can't wait to meet her!

Road Trip Music

I love a good road trip with my best friend. We went to see his sweet family in Yuma. Had a great time catching up, seeing Sarah's new place and hearing what God is doing in Mexico from Montana's folks. Such a special time! I was hopeful on the way home that he would keep on driving to San Diego and let us go play in the beach, BUT instead we got new music to listen too and so I remained happy. So good..... especially #7.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

{My sweet love}

I am SOOOO proud of your patience and your diligence. It astounds me daily that you have this characteristic even when no one is watching. You never complained about working a job that you may or may not keep at SRP for 2 1/2 year. I would have been OVER it in a week, but you persevered. God was paying attention (as always) and in His perfect time, He provided.
Secondly, thank you for driving ALL the way to CA to pick up a piano from your folks so I could enjoy playing on a real piano rather than our old ghetto keyboard. It sure looks pretty in the living room! Thanks for enduring rain and hail to get it to me on your one day off this week. I appreciate it! I can just see our babies and us sitting around it playing songs all night. One day....

Love your sometimes "not so vocal about my appreciation for you" wife,

Monday, August 30, 2010

Faux Paus of Recent

Haha! I realized today that I haven't updated yall on our sweet Iraqi foreign exchange student. Montana & I can't get over how different our cultures and spiritual beliefs are. Thankfully, Tahseen is very tactful:) So for some funny moments of recent:
1- It is SO NOT OKAY to eat food from a fridge that has had beer in it. Who knew? Apparently, this contaminates their food. Some Americans eating my food might like it better with a beer. HAHA!
2-Never let your dog try to give them kisses. Apparently, all dogs have diseases whether they see a vet or not. So poor Charlie has not gotten any lovin' from him, but he has from us.
3-During Ramadan, if you travel 20miles from home- you are able to eat all day long. Moral of the story is- if you fast for church and are hungry, drive to the In and Out 20 miles away and it is okay to eat?!?!?! Interesting.
4-Apparently colorful bras are not an option in Iraq. So in taking an Iraqi to the mall, be aware that heavy staring at ALL THE BRAS will occur. Let's just say I was blushing at all the bras in EVERY store that we sell here.

More to come-
Enjoy your day:)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sneak Peak

Love love love this family. I am always stoked when clients call back for more photos:) I am truly humbled by it! Maya is 18months and we celebrated by taking photos to commemorate the day! So special! I love this sweet girl!