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Family Portraits | Shelley Edwards Photography

My goodness. Has it really been 5 months since I last blogged? Seems I spend more time on Facebook or Twitter. Sure would be nice if they could somehow be inter-connected. You know – update one – update all.

Last weekend I decided to go out and take family portraits. It’s been so long since I’ve taken “professional” portraits of my children. Yes, I know – bad photographer. We picked the Stockyards for our location and it was such a pretty day. We ate at the LOVESHACK – they have such great burgers. YUM!

It was a beautiful day – very blue sky.  It wasn’t too hot or too cold – it was just right.  The kids were dressed cute and ready to smile for me.  We had one problem though – the wind.  OMG – it was so windy.  You know what that means right?  Wind + Stockyards {cow/horse smell} = allergy attack.  Daniel and Sara were smart – they took some Zyrtec before the shoot.  Cameron didn’t.  She sneezed so much that her nose bled.  She was miserable.  Unfortunately, we had to cut the shoot short.  I couldn’t even talk her into just shopping around.  You know that girl doesn’t feel well when she doesn’t want to shop.

Here are a few that I was able to capture before we called it a wrap.

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I think we’ll have to do our session over – I just didn’t get to hit all my favorite locations at the Stockyards.  So get ready Daniel and Cameron (you too Sara) – Family Session part II coming soon!

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Horn High School | Mesquite Senior Photographer

Had a great time at Deep Ellum the other day with two great kids – Jenni & Javier.  They’re cousins and are on Horn’s varsity soccer teams.  Jenni has AMAZING eyes and Javier kept me laughing – actually – they both kept me laughing.   Take a peek at a few of their buddy shots & stay tuned – I’ll post more over the the next few days as I wrap up my edits.  We took over 300 pix during our session!  WOW – talk about overshooting – but like I said – they were cracking me up!

[caption id="attachment_594" align="aligncenter" width="573" caption="I'm not sure what they were looking at - but it rocks!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_591" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Here's one that the moms will love!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_599" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="Javier has the RED Power Ranger down!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_600" align="aligncenter" width="800" caption="My money is on Jenni - GIRL POWER!!!!"][/caption]

“Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes!  Bette Midler

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2009 – Another Jefferson visit

This past summer, we again, went to Jefferson, Texas.  Yep – we stayed at the Busy B Ranch, and yep, in cabin #2.  It’s my favorite cabin.   I think it has the BEST view of the lake.  This year, it was kind of eerie – we were the ONLY peeps in the area.  However, we had our fun too.  We shot off fireworks, fed the raccoons, burned the ribs, and went to visit Jefferson.  Naturally,  I HAD to do the Jefferson Ghost Walk.  This year, Michael sat out, but Cameron remained the trooper – she went with me.  I caught a few orbs at the Jefferson Hotel, and Cameron swears that she felt someone tugging at her clothes at one of the houses.  Regardless if there is some logical explanation, we can be sure – we’ll do the Ghost Walk again.  Oh, and by the way, my FAVORITE purchase over the weekend was my coffee mug from the Jefferson General Store.  I LOVE IT!!!!

Enjoy the pictures!!!


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Rylee – She needs a good home

This past Sunday, we adopted a chocolate lab from a coworker. He recently divorced & moved into an apartment. He was looking for a home for Rylee, and my husband wanted her. He wanted that “manly” dog the could go fishing with him and pal around with him. We have 2 little bittie dogs at home (Ripley & Kelley) – both weigh under 10 lbs.  Those two, those he loves them dearly, aren’t very manly.   One is a Lhasa Apso & the other is a one-eyed Shitzu.

About 2 or so hours after he left Rylee with us on Sunday, the dogs all got into a fight.  We tried a few techniques that one of my friend gave us (she and her daughter show dogs).  They got into another fight on Tuesday. Since then, my little dogs are terrified of Rylee. They froth at the mouth & won’t go outside if Rylee’s out there.  I called my coworker – broken hearted – that we couldn’t keep her.  Unfortunately, he couldn’t take her back either.  He tried the lab rescue, but they wouldn’t take her – I don’t know why.  His only alternative was to put her into an animal shelter.  A WHAT? 

Of course, there is no freak’n  way we’d allow Rylee to go an animal shelter, so Michael and I are trying to find Rylee a good and loving home.   She’s VERY sweet and smart. She’s good around my kids and loves to go for walks around the neighborhood.   She knows how to sit, lay down, shake (sometimes) and LOVES to chase balls, frisbees, etc.  I was told she’s mostly housebroken – but I can tell you – she’s never had an accident over the 3 days she’s been at our house.  She is also crate trained.

Rylee is a chocolate lab (she doesn’t have papers, but the original owner is going to contact the breeder) and is current on all her shots. She’s 6 or 7 month’s old and right now weighs 35lbs. Most likely, she’ll get to be about 50lbs (maybe).

If you’re interested or know of someone that would be – please ping me – 214.538.8033!!

[caption id="attachment_465" align="aligncenter" width="573" caption="I haven't seen any white patches on her coat at all - doesn't she have amazing eyes?"]I haven't seen any white patches on her coat at all - doesn't she have amazing eyes?[/caption] [caption id="attachment_466" align="aligncenter" width="573" caption="She how nicely she sits for Daniel?"]She how nicely she sits for Daniel?[/caption]

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Who let the dogs out?

Ok – our fence was in BAD need of repair.   We had been propping the trampoline against the fence so it wouldn’t fall over.  I showed Michael, the hubby, a picture that my friend Cheryl posted on her facebook – it slammed up against her house just after that huge storm we had a few weeks ago.  Anyway, after a trip to Lowes, a fight with the clerk over the price of the 4x4x8 post (I won), he started the work.  He’s got the power tools, the cement (ok, not really, he had to go back for more), and as a good wife – I bought him a cold beer from time to time.  Ok – so I hear y’all laughing – I didn’t really do that.  I sat on the porch and watched while I drank the beer.  :)

The dogs LOVE our backyard.  They’re little bitty things, but they love to be outside.  Since the fence was down – we had to put them in their little protective area (aka – jail).  They HATE it.

Meet my furry babies – Ripley (the smart one) and Kelley (the one with personality).  Kelley is the white one.


Here’s the hubby – hard at work


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