Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Bit Of Blizzard Basking

lora ann photography collage 1

One of the things I love about being a creative soul is having the ability to do seemingly impractical things at a moments notice. Impractical is just the word my hubby used when I call him at work yesterday afternoon to tell him about an adventure that Lauren and I would be having. There was a blizzard in full swing, near white out conditions, roads were awful, all afternoon activities everywhere were cancelled, and Lauren and I met with a photographer friend of mine from high school for a bit of blizzard tutu twirling. Oh yes, you read that right... we met with Lora of Lora Ann Photography at Highland Park for an impromtu tutu photoshoot.

What an adventure have! I called Lauren's school to say I would be picking her up early and when I grabbed her hand at the door I said "come on... we are going on an adventure!" She was giddy with excitement the whole car ride to the park. We picked up my Mom and her bulldogs along the way too (photos below) and even they got in on the tutu fun. Once there, we stripped off our coats, plopped down on a blanket into a near foot of snow, and, though we shivered just a bit, we made a memory that I hope will stick in Lauren's heart for a long long time. And I have to say a HUGE thank you to Lora for so beautifully capturing those memories. I will cherish these images more than you know!

If you are local, I would highly HIGHLY recommend setting up a shoot with Lora. Her photos are stunning and I know you won't be dissappointed. If you would like to see the individual shots shown in these collages, hop on over to my Flickr Photosteam.

lora ann photography collage 2

24 comments:

SilverNikNats said...

Utterly beautiful photographs she is very talented!

Cindy said...

AWESOME.........so lighthearted.....I wish I were that way.......not so serious. I don't know HOW to have fun like that. Lauren is a lucky young lady.

Brandi said...

Seeing this makes me so happy! What a brilliant, brilliant idea, Kerry! If I was Lauren, I'd remember it forever.

Courtney said...

I am in love with your pictures! And love that you pulled her out of school for some time with you! :) Makes my heart sing.

AliBaubles said...

Amazing photos......they're really beautiful, and I love the vivid colours of the tutus.

What a lovely memory for you and your daughter! :-)

Jane Perala said...

I love the photos - what great fun!

Anonymous said...

very cool adventure!

Kristen said...

Kerry, that's awesome! What a wonderful memory you have created! Love the tutu's, the colors are so vibrant against the snow! Looks like you guys had a great time!

pam ferrari said...

Looks like a lot o fun. It's
funny what kids remember from there childhood. I am sure this will be one. Enjoy the day. Love your new studio.

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh Kerry! The joy on your faces is so precious! I love that you made this a secret adventure for the two of you. I might have to co-opt that idea for a birthday present for my nearly 10 year old. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful gift with all of us. Enjoy the day!
Erin

hello gorgeous said...

OMG Kerry! WHAT FUN!!!!

The pics are FANTASTIC and I'm sure they will be memories that will definitely be treasured forever!! I LOVE the blast of colour.....maybe you should blow them up and place them all around your new studio....just for inspiration and heart smiles! ;o)

LOVE IT!!!

You have def put a little smile in my heart today!

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

STAMPMOM9 said...

A Kerry these are simply STUNNING!! Love the pics and the tutu how creative!! Gorgeous! Have a GREAT week! Dawn

RockerJewlz said...

You are one awesome mom! Those colors against the snow....getting to leave school early....enjoying a blizzard in a tutu...yeah, I don't think ANY of us will forget this one, especially your daughter.

Janet said...

Is that yall sipping a hot drink? The look on her face looking at you is precious! She will Always remember how very special her Momma is and this day! Look at the dog thats a day to remember..

Nonie said...

I love your spirit!

Kathy said...

Looks like you had a blast. Your photograher friend did an amazing job!!!!

Ellen said...

That is an adventure that you both will remember forever and ever.
You're a good and fun mom, Kerry. Often times, it's hard to be both.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Amazing Kerry! I'm sure Lauren will treasure these moments for many years! You girls look like your having GREAT fun! Love the photos!

Lara Lutrick said...

Oh how fun! Love the photos. I'm sure she will remember it forever.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous pictures, Kerry. The colors are so vibrant and crisp. I bet your Mom loves them especially.

Copper Diem said...

so in love with this post! wonderful!!!

SallyAnderson said...

Love that you did this. Love the joy on your faces. You daughter will never forget this. Of that I"m sure. Nice to see the creativity extends to mothering! Thanks for sharing.
Sally

Regina said...

What a cool mom! Great pictures, precious memories!

Genea said...

This is so amazing! Not only are the pictures gorgeous, but what lovely memories for you and your daughter! I bet she will never forget that day!