Tuesday, March 23, 2010

wanna model...

I have an itch...

I need to shoot a wedding... a bride... or both...

Until I book something I'm lookin' for a model... someone unique and not afraid to be in front of the camera. 

What I am lookin' for...  edgy, vintage, cowgirl, 50's, red, accessories, one of a kind...

Where I want to go... a field or an orchard...

I want lose hair, preferably lose curls... maybe pinned to the side. 

I honestly dont care if  you are a new bride or a bride who has been married for 10 or more years that can still wear that magical dress...  I want to photograph YOU! 

If you are too afraid to contact me and know someone lookin' for free bridals or bridals they never got... PLEASE SEND THEM MY WAY! 

If you are interested please please please email me at haylielynphoto@hotmail.com or if you are one of my close friends just call.. 

Depending on the response maybe I will offer 2 shoots... All on me folks!

prayers needed...

A couple hours ago I got a call from my mom... then my sister in law...

My oldest brother Nathan just got a job offer in South Carolina...  Wait?  What??

So... for those of you who don't know... He is my only sibling that lives near me... the rest {5} are in Florida.  He is the father of 2 of my nieces.  These little girls mean more to me than they will ever know.  They currently reside in Syracuse, UT...  which isn't too far and even with them this close we don't get to see them as often as I would like.  He is the husband to my sister in law Laura...  Who I absolutely adore.  I wish more sister in laws were as easy going as she is ;) 

Here is a picture of Maia and Leah holding Larkyn when she was 5 days old. 

While I was on the phone with my sister in law I was fighting back the tears... the thought of them being on the other side of the country just breaks my heart. 

They are flying there tomorrow to scope out the area...

Obviously I hope the best for them.  I only want them to be happy and honestly Nathan, my brother, he works hard and he deserves a lot.  He deserves to get a great job, doing something that he loves, getting paid what he is worth. 

Why do I ask for the prayers...  ??

Well, the prayers are actually for me... I know I am selfish.  =)  Just Kidding.  I just pray that things will work out for the best for them...  and for me... I know I know selfish. 

I know that whatever is meant to happen will...

I just hope that Nathan's current boss will be able to see how valueable he is and will decide to counter offer his current offer on the other side of the country. 

We find out in a week or so... 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Whitney Maternity {sneek peek}

isn't Whitney just stunning!  More of these to come...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

my latest obsession...

Ok folks I need everyone's attention NOW!!!

I am slightly obsessed with my house, fabric, texture, color... anything funky. 

Well my bff Amy {that one is for you ;)} found this on a blog that we both now officially stalk

It's wall paper people!! 

I am in love with this... ever since Amy told me about it... I feel like all of my thoughts are being controlled by this beauty

I need feedback and I need lots of it stat!!!!  My hubalub is trying to put an x-nay on this project of mine... WHY WHY WHY??? 

Do you like this as much as me? 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a few more...

I think this first one is sooo cute!!  LOL! Look at those eyes! 

I decided to post this one... When I saw this pic I had to laugh at myself.  I promise I don't normally pose for pictures like this =)
oh and ps... check out my baby's hair!  It is getting soo long... but I love it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

it's official...

We have a crawler!  Larkyn decided it was time to start crawling this past Saturday night... you have no idea how ecstatic I am! 

Well for the most part anyway...

I will be completely honest...  I was starting to feel like I was doing something wrong as a mother.  The doctor made me feel weird with his comments about Larkyn not crawling and then I was getting a lot of pressure from other people. 

My house is not baby proofed at all!  I have a lot of stuff that is at her level that I am sure she will be getting into and probably destroying...  {sigh...} 

Here are a couple pictures we took before she decided to get mobile on Saturday night. 

these 2 are my little world!  look at how cute they are!!  My handsome hubalub and his baby girl!

so there is one more kissy kissy picture that I didn't post... I would but some of you might gag...  Larkyn put her entire mouth around my lips and it looks like we are making out!  Oh my... its hilarious!! 

If you notice her nose... a couple weeks ago she got her first battle wound!  I will have to do a post on that later!  That was a rough week. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

let it rain...

have i ever told you how much i love the rain??

anytime it rains in utah i rant and rave about how much i love rain.  i don't know what it is... to me its sooo soothing.  i love sunshine and anyone who knows me probably thinks i am a sun goddess...  but dont you ever just want to do this...

i love playing in the rain...  if there is one thing {besides my family} that i miss about florida is the awesome rain storms...  if you are in it for more than a minute then you are soaked to the bone!  its great to play in it and just go wild... not worrying about my hair and makeup and playing like a little kid is wild for me! =) 

some of my funnest memories were when i was playing in the rain... ultimate frisbee with the singles ward in florida and while we were on vacation 2 years ago in puerto rico tropical storm olga hit and i thought i was in heaven. 

yes this picture was from that amazing night in puerto rico. 

another thing that i love about the rain is the umbrellas!  there are so many cute umbrellas out there...  seriously if there is ever a great rainstorm here in utah... and if anyone is up for taking pictures in it i am game... family pictures, kids, couples... you name it and we will do it!

i know all of us in utah have major spring fever... but i just can't help but love days like today.  i think everyone should have an appreciation of great rain and atleast experience it once or twice in their lifetime.

... and i wish we would get awesome rain... like florida! 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

moral discipline

this past sunday our lesson in relief society was on moral discipline.  i read the following quote...

editorial writers at the wall street journal once observed: "sin isn't something that many people, including most churches, have spent much time talking about or worrying about through the years of the {sexual} revolution.  but we will say this for sin: it at least offered a frame of reference for personal behavior.  when the gram was dismantled, guilt wasn't the only thing that fell away; we also lost the guidwire of personal responsibility. 

the united states has a drug problem and a high-school sex problem and a welfare problem and an aids problem and a rape problem.  none of this will go away until more people in positions of responsibility are willing to come forward and explain, in frankly moral terms, that some of the things that people do nowadays are wrong."  {"the joy of what?" wall street journal, dec. 12, 1991, a14}

obviously this lesson stuck with me and i hope for all of you in our ward it did the same.  while discussing this, the responsibility of parents was brought up...  say what?  who is supposed to be responsible for our kids that we birth and provide a home, food, and clothing for?  that's right people we as parents are responsible! we cannot rely on school, church, friends, tv, the playground, magazines and books to be teaching our children what is right and what is wrong.  and ps... grow a backbone and tell your kids "no" and be consistent.  consistency is the key here.  my friend colby read my mind when she said, your kids might not be your friend for the first 20 years of their life, but after that they will.  i would rather have my children come to me not only because i am their mother, but because they can trust me and will have a much greater appreciation and respect for me as their mother. 

its crazy too because even when you tell your kids no and have to discipline them after they do something of poor choice... you know they are going to turn around and come to you for comfort.  crazy how that works out! 

ok so not only do we need to be teaching our children right and wrong, we  need to be practicing this ourselves.  we can't be afraid to stand up in the crowd and say no or that isn't cool or correct people when outlandish things are said.  it's time to take a stand people! 

we also need to take personal responsibility for our actions... not just the good ones but also the bad and the ugly.  we all make bad choices!  i know i have made plenty of bad choices to last me another lifetime ... thank goodness for repentance {forgiving & forsaking}. 

thanks aimee for the great lesson!  i seriously look forward to the 4th sunday lesson's when aimee is going to teach!   

ps - if anyone would like to read more about moral discipline the talk was from this last general conference and was given by elder d.todd christofferson.  http://www.lds.org/

Monday, March 1, 2010

{jen & des}

these 2 lovelies are my sister - in - law's!  aren't they just stunning!!  i wish i was half as photogenic as these 2.   they were great to come over and model some pictures for me this past weekend..  i have to admit i felt like i was shooting an ad for a magazine or some clothing store!  ha!  we had a blast and got some fun & cute pictures.  more to come in a couple days! 

check out their makeup!  jen's {top pic} mother - in - law does professional makeup.  if anyone ever wants to add this to a photo package she will gladly do your makeup for you {i'm talking air brush and all!} or feel free to bring your makeup and she will teach you how to apply it!  i will post more info on that too! 


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