AWAY FOR 12 DAYS….instagram style….

if you follow me on instagram, you are happy to see i am home from vacation and done over loading all of the fun adventures that happened over the last 12 days away!  i hate lugging my big camera around and worrying about it’s safety constantly, so the handy iPhone is my go to camera for everything! brian’s sister jen, her husband and their 3 kids live outside of tampa, florida so we were there for our first half, and then the 2nd half of our trip was spent in el paso, texas visiting my brother, his wife and my nephew! it was wonderful seeing and spending time with family, being in warmth and SUNSHINE and experiencing fun things with our almost 2 year old chandler! here’s what we did……7:30 am sunrise flying out friday morning.finally arrived in tampa, after a long and sleepless flight!enjoying cousin time in the backyard!trevor’s tee ball game!
trevor’s 5th birthday party!a 5 mile bike ride with the girls….a trip to the florida railroad museum to see thomas the train!clearwater beach for the dayflorida sunrise on our way to DISNEY!
flying from florida to texas…..cousins reunited!an early birthday celebration for chandler:)the scenery was simply gorgeous!i did attempt to take cousin photos of the boys…..2 almost 2 year olds! road trip!!!!new mexico farm and ranch museum!first pony ride!:)mountains everywhere, border protection….then white sands!white sands was gorgeous!!this is my kind of sled riding!!!! on the sand!el paso zoo time!getting to feed the giraffe was so neat! el paso sits right on the border of mexcio! over that black fence is mexico! the boys were too tired after the zoo!
a wonderful dinner out! and a much needed drink!;)
took home a little mexican candy!saying our goodbyes!

el paso to houston flight delayed…..3 hours in the houston airport with this wild man!finally passed out on our 5th and final flight home!!!!

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another (almost) one year old over here! meet brinley! she is cute as a button….obviously! but really, those big blue eyes and dark hair, watch out dad!;)mom did such a great job picking out her outfits with coordinating decor! loved it!

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at the end of january, i got to photograph a gorgeous mama to be, jen…..and ronnie too!;) it didn’t take much longer than a few weeks, until they got to meet their precious baby boy, theron! he is pretty perfect and was so content and smiley! one of the most “smiley” babies i have ever worked with! even if it was just gas…..i love baby smiles!:)his momma owns 2 horses and actually rode throughout her pregnancy!  theron got in the saddle quite young….i can see a future rider already!:)jen and ronnie, i am so happy for you! i can’t wait to see theron (and his gorgeous blue eyes he will have) as he gets a little older! enjoy your bundle!

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another super adorable and happy little one year old came to see me recently! maybe aria was happy she was turning one? maybe she was happy because of that little blue tifffany box/earrings she got to open and wear? maybe she was happy because she got to eat cake? whatever reason, i was totally ok with it! happy birthday aria!

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it was an absolute pleasure to finally meet handsome, super adorable and extremely happy nolan! nolan’s parents holli and todd got married a couple of years ago…..crazy how fast time flies!!!  first birthday photos were scheduled, and we got the most beautiful snow fall the day prior to his shoot, it stuck on the trees and the temperature was even above 30 degrees for his shoot! this is a major win for all!!  nolan is one of the cutest and HAPPIEST 1 year olds i have ever met! loved him!!seriously nolan, do you ever stop smiling? goodness, i love it! how old is nolan???? ONE!:):):) love this last one!

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cooper’s family was just on the blog a month ago… can you forget this clan? cooper is the 5th defelice baby and is just as cute as the rest! brandi and chase make some adorable kiddos!  although, cooper was happy and content the 4 hours he was at my home studio, cooper really fought the sleep! but for 20 days new, he really was able to look right at me…..and even give me a little smile! impressive cooper, impressive!;)
the girls are now outnumbered! what a crew!:)

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amber and john are expecting A…….BABY! girl? boy? amber does not know…..but JOHN does! i couldn’t believe it….and now I KNOW too! since we took a reveal pic…..just for fun…..but no one (including amber) is allowed to see until after the baby is born!:)i don’t know if i could handle my husband knowing the gender of the baby for all those weeks before the baby was delivered…..but amber wants to be surprised! so she surely will be!!! another beautiful snowy day here in western PA. couldn’t have asked for a prettier snowy day to shoot! the baby will be here before you know it, and the wait will be over! just kidding……can’t tell ya!!!!

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Rose Weaver - January 30, 2015 - 10:53 pm

BEAUTIFUL….Love all your pictures:)

Amber Kimel - January 30, 2015 - 11:03 pm

Thank you Rose! Your daughter did a wonderful job!


this beautiful, first time mama to be, is an old friend……whom i lost contact with, over the years.  so, we had lots of catching up to do, and we did……before our shoot, during our shoot and after our shoot too!;) i was luckily enough that she had contacted me to shoot her maternity photos and newborn photos too……once her precious little baby boy is here!   isn’t jen just stunning?!? she and ronnie had a great location scoped out, and the snow made is that much prettier! oh…..and did i mention….jen was 35 weeks pregnant… is was barely 30 degrees out…..snowing….and for jen’s 2nd look, she wanted some intimate shots OUTSIDE?!?! in the snow!  in january!  goodness i love my clients!!! so in love with this look we pulled together.  she looks so natural, organic and gorgeous all at the same time!  can’t wait to meet the babe!!!

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Dagmar Kessler - January 28, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Absolutely stunning! Jen is a friend of mine. Those pics are fantastic! She looks stunning! Great!


here they are again…..the most beautiful defelice family!!!  and their 5th maternity shoot!! 8 1/2 years ago, when carter (the oldest) was in brandi’s belly, i shot my first maternity session! i had no idea, that i would get to see this family grow every 18-25 months, but i absolutely love it!!! brandi sure does make pregnancy look good! and she sure does make raising 4 kids, soon to be 5….look pretty effortless and easy! can not wait to meet that 5th babe, any day now!!! oh….and those kiddos, can they get any cuter?!?

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Rose Weaver - January 30, 2015 - 10:56 pm

Precious family:)

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