Friday, February 26, 2010

The Mini-Album

Like I mentioned before, there are a lot of fun new things offered at
Carley Kay this year. Among the many....the new Mini-Album. These are the size of a wallet, so perfect to stick in your purse or pocket, and they hold up to 13 photos. Another plus....they are magnetic, so you can stick them on your fridge for all to see. These are GREAT gifts for grandparents, and come in sets of 3. Also, you can pick the color of the cover or even make it custom. Ask for more details at your next session!

Grandma's Sweater

My sweet grandma Gin Gin is an awesome knitter. One thing that I wish I 
knew how to do. She loves to knit all kinds of things, and she does them in record time. It's unbelievable to me how you can start out with some yarn, and turn it into a sweater or a hat. She has made Cohen a couple of sweaters so I'm sure you'd remember. 

She just made him a new sweater at Christmas that is multi-colored,
with big fun buttons. I thought I should stick it on him to show you how cute he looks in it. I swear, one day I will make one of these on my own. As much money as I spend, buying knitted hats for photo shoots, I suppose it would be worth it! ;) So here's Cohen, almost a year to the date from the last photo. We've come a long way in a year. haha....but he looks a lot the same! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Frames

Look at all the fun you can have with frames. They come in a variety of color
options and styles. These are the most gorgeous wood frames and the perfect way to spice up your children's room, or even your home. Stay tuned for some upcoming specials including your own custom frame. Everyone that sees one will want one!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Boutique Packaging

Don't you wish you could get these in the mail? can! All of your prints come 
beautifully packaged in the mail, customized for you! What a fun surprise!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My joy!

I'm trying to keep my posts of Cohen to a minimum, so I don't make 
y'all sick of my baby.....but I just couldn't resist this picture. It brings me so much joy. I don't capture Cohen's true emotions very much and so to see his truly happy face; is priceless for me. I just love him! 'Nuf said! ;)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Coloring Fun!

This is the new FUN thing in our house right now! COLORING!!! Cohen loves to color and 
asks me all day long to do it. He still needs to learn that he can't break the crayons and throw them on the ground. We're working on that. Here's Cohen coloring his Diego picture for Daddy!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trader Joes

There's not many things in life that make you feel giddy inside every time. 
I mean, really, really giddy! ;) Well for me, my guilty, giddy, pleasure would have to be Trader Joe's! I have always wanted to go into one, but it wasn't until my friend Rebekah INSISTED that I go in! And boy o' boy was she right! I have always been into organic and being "green", but didn't make the big change until about a month ago. Now, we drink organic milk and eat organic dairy and eggs. It's a big change, not only to your wallet....but to your well being. But let me tell you, it's more than worth it. I don't think I have ever been ecstatic over buying butter, until I made the organic purchase. I guess I just never even knew there was organic butter out there. I can't tell you the joy it gave me. haha =) (ooooohhhh the small things in life) We have made pretty big changes in our house over the last month, but one that I am most proud of.....Trader Joe's! I'll tell you more of the changes in a later post. 

If you have a TJ's nearby.....or if you ever see one driving by.....please stop in! It's a breath of fresh air! You will want to go back. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nap time?

Have you had your nap today? If not, be careful where you may never get up! ;)

Monday, February 15, 2010


As I'm sure most of us are......I am soooo over Winter. No more snow! No more icicles! No more
salt tracks up my stairs! No more coats! No more mittens! No more worries, and no more cares! (like how that rhymed?) I am having a bit of the winter blues. I just want to take my son on a walk to the park. I want to smell the roses. I want to leave the house without hats, gloves, and coats. I am DONE with starting the car 10 minutes before we leave. Please Winter....go away. Come again......somewhere else.

Last week when I went to the grocery, I couldn't help but notice the sea of flowers all over the place for Valentine's Day. They had the most gorgeous Tulip plants in an array of colors. I have never bought fresh, uncut, flowers before.....but HAD to bring some home. There is nothing like having fresh flowers in your house to cheer you up. They have made my sad winter blues, slightly go away. They also give me hope that Spring is truly on it's way. I just hope it starts next week. ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sweet Sienna

This is Sienna. The little, vibrant 10 month old that I watch throughout the week. I've had
the great pleasure of getting to know her and her parents over the last 6 months. What a fun family and I feel so blessed to have become friends with them. About a month ago, Sienna's mom, Darcey, was diagnosed with a Stage IV brain tumor, out of the blue. She and her husband, Cody, have been in the hospital now for almost a month and not able to see Sienna as much as they would like. While I still watch Sienna through the week and try to help out the family as much as I can; I wanted to do something for them with my photography. I wanted Darcey to be able to "see" Sienna everyday from the comfort of her hospital bed. I surprised them with a little photo shoot. My goal was to get her gorgeous eyes and long eye lashes caught in a picture. I know it's only a small thing, but I hope it gives Darcey just a little bit more comfort for the next few weeks of being away from her daughter. I pray for their family daily and ask for God to heal her completely. Please pray for her. I feel like that's the best gift of all. 

If you would like some more information on Darcey, visit her site on Caring Bridge:

Don't forget to sign her guestbook when you stop by! They read these to her everyday and 
it makes her smile. I want her to know that people all over the country are praying and fighting right along side her. 

Spring Schedule!

Well, I'm so happy to say that spring is on it's way. And I'm hoping the
nice weather is coming fast!! I am starting to book up weekends already, so if you know of a time
you would like to get me ASAP! Also, I have dates for the next 3 months of when I will be back in Indiana. When it gets warmer out...I am packed full of sessions. I will be limiting each weekend to 5 sessions. Here's where I stand with dates at this point. 

March 13-14th

April 17-18th

May 15-16th

I am open to booking some in between if necessary, for a $50 travel fee! (for Indiana)

There are lots of new, fun things brewing up over here at Carley Kay Photography for 2010! Lots of specials and discounts ready to give out. (get your referrals ready) Book your session and you will get the VIP service! hehe =)

Looking forward to seeing old faces and especially meeting new ones! Let the SPRING......BEGIN!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sassy Designs!

I love to find new things to use for my photography business. Especially color papers,
and accessories to use for cards and announcements. If you love these things need to check out Sassy Designs! She makes the best digital papers and has them at a great price! Don't miss out!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crazy Eyes!!

Couldn't help but post this shot. Look at her eyes!! UNBELIEVABLE!!

Little Sophia

I had the great pleasure of meeting up with one of my good friends this past weekend, and taking 
some pictures of her gorgeous daughter Sophia. I took her newborn pictures when she was a week old. Boy has she grown. She is 6 months old now. Time flies by soooo fast! Her eyes are absolutely amazing. I've never seen anything like them before! Enjoy!

Sophia at 1 week:
Sophia at 6 months:

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