Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry

The holidays are simply magical. Friends gather, family comes to town, all bringing smiles and fond remembrances of yesteryear.

Christmastime and winter break was a pretty fantastic time of year when I was a kid. It had all the sparkle and wonder of a cheery Hallmark movie dipped in school glue and rolled in every canister of glitter within reach at the craft table. I recall Continue reading “Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry”

Happy New Year & Christmas Too (Snow Day Catch Up)

We finally got our White Christmas weather in northern Indiana… a week or so late! Since it was more of a muddy and gray Christmas here we burned off some cabin fever energy and let the kids get into Christmas PJs for some photos that matched the magical snowy weather outside. (Neither were too picky that it was early January either.)

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Madeline - 2 years old
Northern Indiana childrens christmas portraits photographer
Adrian - almost 4 and a great big brother
Indiana childrens christmas portraits photographer
Adrian & Madeline - Christmas 2011 / New Years 2012

We hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great start to 2012!

– Eric, Adrian & Madeline

Labor Day & Autumn on the Way

Early Autumn Sun Grass Backlight Nature Details

It’s Labor Day in the US and a busy Monday morning at the Bu household.

College football season’s here and with it my ideal autumn morning weather today – nice and cool and sunny, I’ve got my favorite hoodie sweatshirt on and a rather well-made coffee to start the week.

This weather always reminds me of autumn in Scandinavia when I spent a school year there from autumn 1999 to early summer 2000. My first experience living abroad, first away from home, cool weather, writing on paper, watercolor painting for a while even. A small fortune on film photography processing and postage. Walking and wandering. Coffee and the Swedish art / custom of fika. Warm clothes and wonderful gatherings with new friends.

Autumn makes me nostalgic for time in Sweden. I’ll get my head out of the clouds once I finish this coffee.

Resolution for 2010

My hope and resolution for 2010 this New Year’s Eve:

Friends to act like friends,

Neighbors to act like neighbors,

And for me to be a better one of each.

Happy New Year, friends.

Thankful Tuesday

Today I’m thankful for a morning spent with my son Adrian. Thankful that he let me wear his froggy hat to cover my bed head hair too. 😀

Adrian and Dad

It doesn’t have to be the 4th Thursday of November to be thankful. What things are you thankful for today?

First Christmas

If you keep an eye on my FaceBook page, the biz FaceBook page or our business’ Myspace page you’ve already seen these favorite photos from Christmas Day. (Feel free to add us!)

Here’s a handful of favorites from our family’s first Christmas with Adrian. He loved playing with the boxes and paper more than most of the things that were inside the gifts. Who said joy has to be anything complicated, expensive, or obligated? This kid has it down plain and simple.

Christmas joy from a baby boy

Adrian and Eric decked out for Christmas
Adrian and Daddy decked out for Christmas
I've been good... mostly
I’ve been good… mostly
Adrian's first Christmas ornament
Adrian’s first Christmas Ornament

One of the coolest ideas for a first Christmas ornament I’ve ever seen. My sis Genna knew a painter at the local Farmer’s Market and used a photo my mom took from a phone and made the coolest baby ornament I’ve seen!

I posted the original photo in the Deedle Beetle post last month, and have to say I much prefer the sledding version for the ornament. 😀

Happy New Year this week!