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Monday, October 31, 2011

halloween 2011 - part 2

So yay, you finally made it to Halloween with us.... Hope its an amazing night for all of you!!!!

So yep, this year, we are the ninja turtles and April O'Neal... except nobody seems to even remember April... oh well. These costumes were actually alot more time and work then I really thought they would be, but I think they turned out cute.... and I think we are going to switch over Gabe and Emma from the masks to beanies and eye masks like Wallace and Daniel - Ive heard those masks are very uncomfortable.
Back before I got my hair re-done... its actually red now... and check out my cool boots! And you cant see them, but they all have the cutest turtle shells on too... note to self: take a picture!

And for the second year in a row, weve been featured on Offbeat Mama's Halloween Montage which I personally think is the coolest! (thank offbeat mama)

Today has not been a good day, but then its a Monday, so I guess it was to be expected... but tonight... tonight is going to be grand... I cannot wait!!!!

As always... if you need anything, email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - you have no idea how much I love to hear from you!

ps: I bet Daniel would be tickled (or really, really embarrassed) about a few comments on his awesome green pants!

On a photography note: I was not planning on doing mini-sessions this year as its been so crazy and busy, but Ive had a few people ask about them....

So Im willing to do them if I can get at least 5 committed families for a Saturday, or at least 10 committed families to do a whole weekend...
possible dates: Nov 19-20, Nov 26-27, Dec 3-4

A mini-session is: 30 minutes on location, full editing, and 5-10 images on a cd (usually available in less than a week). Cost is $50.

If you are interested, let me know ASAP so I can get a count, and also what weekend you prefer... please email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - thanks!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween 2011- part 1

Ok... yall better enjoy this b/c its probably not ever going to happen again. A totally unedited straight out of the camera shot - on my professional photo blog! EEEEKKKK... Ive gone crazy apparently. Oh well, I hope you can enjoy it - even with the mess of having 3 kids all over the background. :)

Last night, Daniel and I went to a Halloween/costume party... our family costumes dont really work without the kids, so we threw together these last minute. Im a flapper and Daniel is a mob boss - the suit is actually pinstriped (and my husband is super hot!) - he really needed a fedora, but oh well. It was fun and got us out of the hose for a few hours, so Im just super grateful for that. (and yes, just for the record, I am that tiny... Daniel is only 5'10")On a semi-related note: fishnets really hurt your feet in heels...

On another not-really-related note: I really just wanted to dress up in my punk clothes as my costume, but Daniel doesnt own any... can someone please convince him these would be a worthwhile investment so I can be comfortable next time. (what? you didnt know Im a total punk on the weekends? fun fact)

Ok, come back on Monday so you can see some pictures of our actual family costume.... and have a great weekend!

If you need me, email is the best way.... talleyimages@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween 2010

Last year was a fun one... we did the Scooby Doo gang! And its proof that can still look really cool but you dont have to spend alot of money. We had all of this in our closet or got it cheap at a thrift store or estate sale... I think we paid about $20 total for all 4 costumes - and the bulk of it was the $5 for my knee-hi socks that I got online (new, thank you very much) b/c its really, really hard to find colored knee-hi socks. (oh, and emma was not digging that wig, which is why its kind of crooked-y looking - we had to make her wear it for the pics and then off it came)My sister even showed up as Scooby... :)Cutest mystery solvers ever!I tried to let Daniel decorate our mini-van to be more like the mystery machine, but he decided that was a no-go... guess he has to draw the line somewhere. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween 2009

I cannot find the pictures from 2008 - boo on me... so we just have to skip forward to 2009. For some reason, it doesnt feel like this was that long ago.... I think we made a pretty cute Flintstone family... Daniel and I look really goofy here, but oh well... You guys... feel free to leave comments... :)

Hope your week is fantastic!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween 2007

This was the first Halloween that we dressed up as family - and we did Peter Pan... so much fun. Gabe was 2 and Emma was almost a year.... love!

I love this picture of Daniel pumping gas in his costume... The whole family... Daniel did actually have a hook... and how good of a job did I do with his jacket? Yeah! Emma's face kills me.There's the hook. Hope you are enjoying these... :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Just for Fun

Today has been pretty crazy/aweful/whatever so far... so thought I would cheer myself up and show you a few pictures too so you can get in on the fun. If you havent heard yet (or dont know me!) I LOVE halloween... really any excuse to dress up in a costume, but add candy on top and Im all over it... so thought I would put up old Halloween pics all week, so keep tuning in.

This is from 2004... Gabe was just a few months old and I found the cutest gorilla costume, so I decided he could be King Kong and I would be Faye Raye.... I think we were pretty cute... and check out that blonde hair!It was extremely hot that year, so he could only wear the gorilla suit in air conditioned buildings, so we had this little Tigger outfit for him when we were outside... my husband makes a pretty cute biker too... :) (oh my goodnes, how little is Gabe!)These are from 2005, and Gabe was Pooh... oh my goodness, he was the most adorable child... look at that face!Daniel and I got in on the action too... :) This isnt really from Halloween, but thought it was funny... this is Emma as a baby in 2006... any guesses as to who Im making her? (think 80's music)2006... Gabe went as a dr.... looks like a pretty good time for a cookie break to me... :)I also sent him to school/daycare like this on the actual day of halloween... see Ive been trying to turn him into a punk all his life... :)

More to come all week... stay tuned!

And like I said.. today has been pretty rough, so any thoughts/prayers/well wishes you want to send our way today, we will gladly, gladly take them...

as always, if you need to get in touch, email is always the best way... talleyimages@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sally - Columbus MS Photographer

I remember watching a backstory on the movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the studio wanted it to be in black and white, but the director insisted it be in color b/c Newman's blues and Elizabeth Taylor's violet eyes could only be appreciated in color, or something like that... and I think the director made a good call. And that is exactly how I felt when I looked at Sally - she has the most true, gorgeous blue eyes. You can see for yourself, and nope - not a single extra thing done to her eyes at all. And isnt she getting big?!!! You will probably recognize her family from this shoot... such an amazing family - I totally love them!her brother is the sweetest tooYep, check out the eyes...Thinking hard about something... :)The balloons got away from us, so Sally and her daddy watched them drift away together (so sweet)Again with the eyes... :)Even gorgeous without colorLove this one...Best feeling in the world when a baby does this... :)Yep, totally gorgeous family!Thank you Foxworthy family... seriously, you have no idea how much I love working with yall!!!

Looks life fall is about to hit in full swing this week... I dont know if Im excited or not. Ive been really loving this t-shirt weather. But I am looking forward to boots and blankets and hot chocolate.... and those lovely, color-changing leaves that are falling. And of course, it means some gorgeous fall sessions are coming up - excitement!

I may, just may, have a few spots left open for the year... dont wait, I have been booking up quick, quick, quick... email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com

Oh, and as a quick aside... I will only be booking 20 weddings next year, and already have 2 on the books... so if you are thinking about it, let me know. I would love to meet with you and see if I would be a good match for your wedding!