So as I'm sitting here early on this Sunday morning, sleep deprived, I'm still finding myself extremely blessed! My three little monkeys(as I like to call them) are either running around playing or snoozing!! November 20th my incredible husband and i finally were able to introduce our first son, Austin Jay, to the world! Although the little guy has no idea what's ahead of him with 2 older sisters, I'm sure they will get along just fine! Our older 2 already love him so much and are so sweet with him. Even our one year old wild aubrie! Our 4 yr old Mackenzie is a little mommy and my big helper!! Life around here is def busier but it's also filled with more smiles, laughs and now coos! I'm slowly starting to feel back to my normal self and therefore slowly getting my camera back out! Right before I had him I had all these visions and dreams of all these newborn pictures I would take of him, not so much! Exhaustion and being so busy def took over!! I will try and post pics soon!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Yes, thats right...poor Nate got into an accident two days prior to the wedding and broke both his feet. None the less, that did not stop their special day going off without a hitch. It was exciting to see how Liz jumped right into her role of being a wife by taking care of her husband as he got pushed around in his wheel chair by her. You could feel the love they have for each other just by being in the same room with them. Its as if it radiated of their skin. So here is a sneak peek of the two love birds....enjoy!
Friday, May 14, 2010
OK, so i was challenged to do a photo challenge where you take one picture a day and post it to FLICKR. I was LOVING it and having so much fun but than...i got pregnant with my third. I was SOO sick and exhausted that doing anything on the computer seemed like the hardest task in the world. So i knew i had to give up a couple things for a couple weeks so i could rest. Well now as i'm about to start my second trimester soon i'm feeling a little more human again, THANK GOD! I'm still pretty tired but the sickness has pretty much faded for the most part. I am thinking that its time i get myself back into the challenge and start off where i left off. So today should be number 81 for me. I have learned in life that its ok to fail at something as long as you can say that you tried...and even though i was pretty disappointed in myself for not keeping up with it, i know i needed to take care of myself and "baby it" first. Anyhow, here is my 81.
So a couple weeks ago on a wednesday night i received and email from someone asking if they could do a last minuet photo shoot because his wife could have the baby in a couple days...so of course YES! I was so excited! We met in a beautiful secluded garden with beautiful flowers and gazebo and an even more beautiful couple. They are the kinda couple you pray to God for when your about to go to a shoot. They just gravitate to each other so much and move with one another so that i barely had to tell them to do anything. They just hugged and kissed and talked to the baby, it was so sweet. Thank God we got the shoot in because a week later, there she was a beautiful baby girl!! There is nothing sweeter than watching a couple as they anxiously wait for the arrival of their first baby. It was great as you watched Anthony talk to the baby and how he held up his tired wife Emily and the way she just leaned onto him for comfort. Its why i love doing this. I get to be apart of such a special and memorable time in peoples lives.
Friday, April 16, 2010
I LOVE to meet new people and for just a few hours be apart of their lives. I had such a great time last weekend shooting the pictures for this beautiful family. They were all so fun to work with. The kiddos were so well behaved and that always makes things a little easier. We met in a beautiful location in Princeton, NJ. I was honored when i received the call saying that they saw my pictures from another shoot and wanted me...ME to take their family pictures. Once again, i pinch myself knowing that my dreams really are coming true! Here is a sneak peek, hope you enjoy!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Sooo a couple weeks ago my husband told me that he surprised me and ordered me an IMAC, well it came TODAY!!! I am SO excited to be able to do so much more with it. As with anything new, i know it will take time and might even be a little frustrating at times but i am ready for the challenge! Yay for husbands who are supportive when it comes to their wives career! I will be posting/writing more over the next few days....til than!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Yesterday i was able to go to my husbands best friends work and take pics of his brand new building. The Bridgewater School of Music has really grown and now has the space to show for it. This beautiful 2 story building has incredible teachers and ownership by Jonathan Torgrimsen. They offer guitar,piano and drum lessons. They are conviently located in Martinsville NJ right on Washington Valley road.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
So, this past weekend i was able to have a newborn shoot and it was precious. The parents are beautiful and little baby boy is just perfect! Its amazing to see God at work firsthand when you hold these precious little gifts from Him. As i was sitting there setting up and checking and re-checking everything my head just couldn't wrap around the fact that wow,i am really doing this. I'm doing what i LOVE! God just keeps opening up door after door and i never want to take that for granted. I'm so thankful for the amazing support system that i have at home that helps watch MY babies so i can do this. My husband is my constant support and helper. I loved watching new parents as they handle the baby so carefully as if he was the most fragile thing they have ever touched. The way they bent down just to breathe in that beautiful newborn smell. One of the most precious parts of the day was that Grandma(from Canada got to be there) It was all just perfect and sweet. Thanks for stopping by. check out my flickr page to see more of the shoot. But here is a sneak peek.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well i'm so excited that my first couple shoots have gone well and that i'm already hearing some buzz on some more shoots to come. Some of my work was used for a non-profit organization called Handsfuls of hope...http://handfulsofhope.org/ Check it out! Its a great organization and i'm honored that they used some pics for the site.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Well over the last two days i had my first official photo shoots as a "photographer". Its still seems weird and funny to call myself that because it just feels so surreal. I'm so excited and blessed to have been able to capture moments in peoples lives. Because that is why i love to do it. I love watching babies or families and shooting away and being able to capture those moments in life that you want to keep around forever. While i was shooting one of the cutest little baby boys he had his first roll over and i was so excited to be there to shoot and capture it. I will be posting some of the pics on here. But to see more you can always go to...//http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmwaszaj
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Well as it says as the title of my blog, a girl with a dream, well thats exactly it. I'm a girl dreaming of being the best wife, mommy and now photographer i can be. Since i was very young i always loved looking at and taking pictures but it was until recently when my dream was becoming a reality. I'm learning more and more every day and my camera has literally become another part of my day to day life. I take it with me everywhere i go b/c i never know when i will be inspired next. God is given me so many blessings to be thankful for! I'm ready to see where He will lead me next with the world of photography. Thanks for stopping by and come again :)