Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Peanut and I Fly Southwest

Nuts About Southwest

A fellow blogger that I follow is doing a contest through Southwest and I'm so excited about it! Southwest is giving away a family four pack of airline tickets. How cool is that!! Our family usually flies Southwest so when I saw this contest I couldn't help but participate. Keep your fingers crossed and let's hope that we win!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

{NEW Blog!}

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Friday, January 16, 2009

{Urban Session}

I have to admit, out of all the sessions I do each year, the urban sessions are always some of my most favorite. I love the colors, the feel, and well ... just everything about an urban session. I had the opportunity to meet up with Kelly (attending a super cool art school in Northern California) and her mom yesterday for a fun session before Kelly heads back to school. She was so incredibly sweet and I can only imagine the places she is going to go in life.

Here's a sneak peek. :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

{Family Photo Opp}

It's really easy sometimes to forget how fun your family is. My aunt called earlier this week to tell me that my cousin Bobby and his family were going to be in town for a few days. I haven't seen Bobby in ages and I was so excited because he and his wife have a 5 month old baby girl that we were going to get to meet for the first time. Ryan, Cade and I went over and spent a few hours hanging out with my aunt and uncle, Grandma, and cousins this morning and it was so much fun just being together. I love our family. :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

{Happy New Year}

I've been sitting here thinking about my New Year's Resolutions for 2009. Usually I make resolutions and then break them within the first 24 hours. I'm REALLY hoping that 2009 will be different.

I want to savor and enjoy each day instead of watching the days fly by wondering where the time went.

I want to love those around me more than I ever have and make a conscious effort to make sure they know how much they mean to me.

I want to do things that force me out of my comfort zone and work on not being so introverted.

I want to dream BIG and see this business grow into things I can't even imagine.

I want to work on my relationship with God and reconnect with the One who has made this dream of mine a reality.

I want to start exercising again and focus on a healthier lifestyle for my family ... no excuses.

I want to get back to the basics of photography and remember why I do this in the first place. I get so caught up in the "business" side of things that sometimes I forget why I fell in love with photography to begin with. This is my passion. This is my heart. This is an expression of who I am. I need to focus on that more.

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope 2009 brings you more joy and love than you could ever imagine. :)


A picture of the two loves of my life during a recent trip to the snow (we lasted about 10 minutes, hahaha.) 2009 has great things in store for us!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

{Merry Christmas}

Merry Christmas! A BIG thanks to all of you who made 2008 so memorable. I'm definitely looking forward to 2009 ... and here's a secret ... there will be some big big big changes coming to Sarah Jayne Photography so stay tuned!

Here is the 5x5 trifold Christmas card my family sent out this year. I hope you all enjoy this special day with your families!

The Albert Family
Ryan, Sarah & Cade

Monday, December 22, 2008

{Family Traditions}

My family has so many fun traditions. For example, every gathering *has* to include a cheeseball, a bowl of peanut m&m's, chips and dip, and cheese potatoes. Oh yes, and if there is ever a cake involved it HAS to come from "The Grove" ... anything else is just unacceptable.

Although these traditions are things that I sometimes chuckle at, I have to admit that I love them ... every last one of them.

One big tradition in my family is the annual Cookie Bake. We have been doing this almost my entire life and it's something I look forward to every year. I thought I would get you all in the holiday mood and share some photos from tonight's festivities.

What are your favorite family traditions?

Unwrapping the Hershey kisses

Peanut Butter cookies ... mmmmmmmm

Cade was a hoot with the cookie cutters. Let's just say he made a lot of "interesting" cookies

The two slackers who decided to play video games

The first batch of cookies are done! Yum-o!