Friday, January 28, 2011


Ava is hilarious these days. She marches to the beat of her own drum. She likes to be completely naked and plays like this uninhibited. Hopefully when she is really a mommy she will wear clothes as she pushes her children around in the stroller!
This was last week...I had a photo shoot so Ava modeled for me and then she wanted to do a photo shoot with her baby...
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I set up a big bean bag chair with a blanket over for part of the photoshoot I had with the newborn and aVa took a liking to it. She laid here numerous times throughout the day. At one point I gave her some cookies and milk and when I came in to the living room I couldn't find her...then I looked over to find her chillin on the bean bag eating her cookies...
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

{Playtime and Pretending} |Proud Mommy Photographer

We are having so much fun watching aVa grow into a little girl and not so much a baby. She is talking so well now and says such funny things. Her giggles fill our home with such joy. She is a very caring little girl too and always asks, "are you ok?' if she hears someone cough. And is quick to comfort her crying brother.
We are so blessed to have her in our lives!

aVa has really started playing so much more recently like a little girl. She absolutely loves her baby dolls and we often see and hear her rocking them and shshshshing them sweetly and putting them "nigh night". She is the kindest, most gentle and loving little mommy.
Apparently she is going to make a great multitasking lil mama...I cracked up the first time I saw her carrying her baby on her back while she made "soup" in her kitchen.
Soup is her favorite thing to make right now. She looks at us with sparkling eyes and cocks her head to the side and asks in the sweetest munchkin voice, "Soup?" And of course we say yes every time and she runs to make it excitedly. You would think maybe she is making chicken noodle soup or something but her soup usually consists of french fries or corn on the cob or pizza or something quite unsoup related. But we take it and eat it all the while saying how yummy her soup is!!!
I have made her a little apron that I am going to give her for Valentine's Day and then I hope to do a full "Kitchen Time" photoshoot.
Another favorite thing of aVa's now is reading books. It's so cute to hear her rambling on as she thinks she is reading the story to us.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

{Tinley}|Bloomington, Illinois Newborn Photographer

I got to visit with Tinley and her Mommy and Daddy again over the weekend. And we got some sweet images of Tinley. She didn't want to sleep for us but she was a good baby girl. Make sure you go check out all of the images of Tinley!
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Thursday, January 6, 2011

{New Year's Eve PARTY}

We threw a little party for the kiddos on New Year's Eve. We got fun party hats and noise makers and stuff. We made some delicious food and 'kiddy champaigne'.
Aunt Becky and Aunt Heather came over and partied with us too.
We danced and played games and just acted silly to celebrate the new year. We had so much fun. And we ended up ringing in the new year at 8:30 and the kids were in bed by 10!! ♥

Sunday, January 2, 2011

{Lane} |Bloomington, Illinois Newborn Photographer

Lane and his family came over for a photoshoot with me today. What a small world! I ended up knowing Lane's daddy!! I knew Andy when he was just a little boy when we lived in Minier.
I was so excited and surprised to see him that I actually squealed and gave him a big hug.
But let's get back to baby Lane. He is just a teeny tiny lil guy!!! 5 pounds!! He was nice and sleepy and was just a really good baby.
Welcome to the world little
 Lane Patrick Malone!!!
It was really nice to meet you and get to snuggle you!
If you would like to view all the images from the session with Lane and his parents you can!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

{Tinley Rylene} |Bloomington, Illinois Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Tinley made her arrival yesterday! We went to visit her and her mommy and daddy today. She is just as sweet as she can be!!! So tiny and squishy! I could hold her for hours!!!
So without further ado...I proudly introduce you to:
Tinley Rylene Alexander
december thirtyfirst two thousand ten
seven pounds.two ounces.nineteen inches long

{Taking a B.R.E.A.K.}

I have made a difficult yet necessary decision regarding Studio Barbie. I have decided to take some time off from photography in 2011.
I feel that I need to take more time to spend with my family and be the Mommy that my kids need right now.
I also want to become a better photographer and offer a better product to my clients when I return. So I will be revamping Studio Barbie a bit and will be studying new photography skills as well as updating my studio and getting some new props and backdrops, etc.
I will still be taking pictures of my own kiddos of course that I will share and I do have a few clients that I already have booked throughout 2011.
Thankyou to everyone that has asked me to photograph you and your families. I am truly honored everytime I get contacted for a photoshoot. I hope that you all understand my decision and I look forward to seeing all of you again when I resume later this year or early 2012.
♥ Barbie

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