Archive for April, 2010

now until May 14th

$100 includes your 30 min session along with {1} 8×10 and {2} 5x7s
{$180 value}

• first come first served
• session fee due at booking time
• session is for up to 3 people
• newborns not qualified for mini sessions

The mini-sessions only happen once in a while, so get them while they are here!

email debi@lifesimages.com or call 832.257.3880 to reserve your time

No time for a mini right now OR need a great surprise for Mother’s Day?

Until May 14th you can buy a $125 gift card for $75
just contact me for info!

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The Hope Calendar has chosen it’s 2011 beneficiary …
THE GWENDOLYN STRONG FOUNDATION

Please join us in supporting this great organization and it’s fight against SMA by participating in Life’s Images 4th annual Hope Calendar project – we’ll be sending out info on Facebook, Hope Calendar page, and Cause Page for kids to be photographed for the calendar, sponsors to support us, and the calendar will be ready to hang on your walls in November!

WHY WE CHOSE THIS CHARITY:
The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) seeks to raise awareness about and fund research for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of young children, and support those impacted by SMA and other life-altering diseases.

  • SMA is the #1 genetic killer of young children.
  • SMA is estimated to occur in nearly 1 out of every 6,000 births.
  • There is currently no treatment and no cure, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected SMA as the disease closest to treatment of more than 600 neurological disorders.
  • Researchers estimate that a viable treatment and/or cure is attainable in as little as 5 years – IF provided adequate resources (and this is where we hope to make a small contribution!)

For more info about SMA

Join the Hope Calendar cause

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4 weeks old :)

April 21, 2010

I’d been waiting for this baby to come and visit for newborn portraits – soooooo cute!

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Ven: Sooo precious. I can't wait to see the rest.

The Luv Your Man Challenge took place this last week on the facebook page and here on the blog – we had some fun participants!

Prize #1
Scentsy Plug in Warmer and scent bar (donated by Jami!) -
GOES TO Dawn Freitas!!!

Prize #2
The Husband Project – the book that inspired the Luv Your Man Challenge – GOES TO CASEY WHITE!!!
(contact debi@lifesimages.com to claim!)

Grand prize
A “Delight” photo session
GOES TO Crystal Tewes AND Keri Cooper!!!

SO FUN and keep an eye out because we are going to do another challenge in a few weeks!!!

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Gorgeous Newborn

April 14, 2010

Gorgeous newborn – I was so happy she cooperated (mostly!) for her portraits!  And the most calm and patient parents a little angel could ask for :)

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Waiting for baby…

April 12, 2010

Cutest couple came in for maternity portraits! and so sweet to invite me into this special time…   waiting for baby :)

below has to be one of my fav maternity poses – so elegant, looks the same and yet slightly different on every mommy and it’s beautiful!

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The Luv Your Man challenges are going so well and we are having so much fun!!

With the weekend you’ll have until Monday (April 12) to complete any tasks you aren’t able to complete ON the day they were “assigned” – just be sure to come back and let us know!

You’ll find the challenges here and on the fan page (http://www.facebook.com/lifesimages) – just scroll down to find days 1 – 5.

The Prizes!

The Husband Project – book that inspired the challenge

A Delight Photo Session – www.lifesimagesboudoir.com

Scentsy Plug in Warmer and scent bar (donated by Jami!) – www.scentsy.com/thewickless

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I’ve decided to post all 5 activities at once in case you need to plan!  You will find 2-5 in the posts below.  You must comment that you’ve completed each task – commenting on the Facebook page is preferable  but here is fine too – discussion would be fun :)  – just make sure I can tell who you are!

Project #1

30 Minutes is All it Takes

Create Some Free Time When He Gets Home

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”
~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

Your Project:

Focus on your husbands transitional 30 minutes today. Would he like to be left alone to rest and rejuvenate, or does he want some undivided attention from you? The point is to let your husband know you value what he does out in the world, and that he has a safe loving place to come home and get refreshed at the end of the day.

Getting Creative
There are plenty of reasons why it might not be easy for you to give your husband some transition time at the end of the day. You need to look at what can work for your relationship. Be creative, like the stories listed below. Brainstorm with your friends until you find a situation that will work for you and your guy.

  • My friend, Joann, purposely scheduled her daughter’s dance classes twice a week at the same hour that her husband gets home from work. That way, her hubby comes home to an empty house. He gets some quiet, and she gets a more peaceful man.
  • One husband has his workshop out in the garage. His wife encourages him to go and hang out there for a while before dinner. (Since starting this arrangement, her husband has started helping out with the after-dinner clean up. Nice side benefit.)
  • Crockpots are The Husband Project’s best friend. Set your crockpot to be finished thirty minutes after your husband gets home from work. Let him know that you don’t need anything until dinner is ready.
  • Does your husband already have a great transition routine after getting home? Find some other little thing to bless that time. Maybe it’s making sure the TV is available, his favorite sweats are clean and ready to be changed into, or there’s a cold soda waiting for him in the fridge. It may be so small that he doesn’t even notice. That’s okay – you’ll know what you did.
  • What if your husband works from home? Maybe the best way to help him relax is to ask what he would like the schedule to be. Does he want dinner before or after he gets some time to recharge? Ask him what would make his night better.

Remember ladies – we know you’ve worked all day too but this is not about you :)

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Second – Luv Your Man

April 6, 2010

Project #2
Back in the Day

Do Something He Enjoyed Before You Got Married

“Lust is easy.  Love is hard.  Like is most important.”  ~ Carl Reiner

Your Project:

Initiate an activity that your husband used to love. Whether it’s his favorite hobby, sport, or pastime, it’s time for you to get involved – be his buddy today.

Getting Creative

  • Many a man’s hobby has gone by the wayside due to matrimony. Is it possible that it’s time you learned to golf or fly fish? Don’t try to beat him, just join him.
  • Possibly the only thing your husband would enjoy more than playing chess with you is teaching you how to play chess.  Ask for a lesson so he can teach you something that he is an expert at (or really loves). Just your willingness to learn will be a huge boost to your guy.
  • Pick up a magazine about your guy’s now dormant hobby. Ask him questions about why he loves it so much. Learn a couple of technical terms so that you are better able to discuss it.
  • Do a little research. Find out what the definitive website is on your husband’s favorite subject. Maybe there’s an event in town, a lecture to attend, or a game to watch.
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casey: Today were are going to play some video games. It is my husbands fave. thing to do and he loves being the winner so Ill have to let him beat me!

Third – Luv Your Man

April 6, 2010

Project #3
You da’ Man

Spreading Great Gossip About Your Guy

Your Project:
Say something nice about your husband to someone else. Make sure you tell him what you said, and to whom.

Getting Creative
Who are the important people in your husband’s life? Your kids, his parents, his friends? Be intentional about who you chat with when you brag on him – it’s almost as important as actually doing it.

Here are some other areas to think about when crafting your brag:

  • His parenting skills
  • His patience level
  • The way he treats your mom
  • His culinary ability
  • His job
  • His loyalty to you
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