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Blog :: Last Post

i am excited to announce that i have a new blog and new website!

this is officially my last post on this blog- it was a great blog to start with….but i have moved on to bigger and better 🙂

new website: http://www.myastrid.com

new blog: http://www.myastrid.com/blog

see ya over there!

😛

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Starlight :: Winter Gala Toast To The Stars!

I am happy when my photography gets to help a good cause. Starlight helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. This year, I was asked to donate my photography services to their Winter Gala Starlight Auction and am excited to be donating a lifestyle session for a good cause. To participate with this great organization, and have a fun night out in DC, read the info below. Today is the last day to purchase tickets!!!

Starlight Children’s Foundation’s MidAtlantic, Young Professional Council (YPC), Toast To The Stars, Winter Gala!

This extraordinary event is sponsored by Washington Life Magazine and held at the newly opened, District, Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 7:30-11:15P with an OPEN BAR, hors d’oeuvres and sweets (VIP after party starting at 11:15P).

All funds raised from this evening will go to support Starlight MidAtlantic’s regional efforts.

Tickets are on sale at http://www.starlight-midatlantic.org/midatlantic/events/

Ticket Details for online purchases by 3 PM Friday are as follows:
$100 – General Admission with open bar and specialty drinks
$130 – VIP Tickets also include: Second Level Balcony Access for After Party, Swag Bag and Discounted Bottle Service

VIP Table Service Details:
Starlight Specials: Packages include a complimentary bottle of Moet White Star
Option 1: 2 bottles of Stoli for $300
Option 2: 2 bottles of Grey Goose for $400
Additional bottle options offered.
*Gratuity not included
To reserve a table please email Bethany at banash@crimson.ua.edu
Only VIP ticket holders can access VIP section and bottle services. We have 3 tables remaining.

DRESS CODE: Party Cocktail Chic (not black tie)

All online tickets must be purchased by 3 PM Friday, February 19 after which time any leftover tickets will be sold at the door:

130 Admission
155 VIP Access, Swag, After party

Live Entertainment will include a performance by Kaution Dance Krew, local artistic magician Josh Norris with a highlighted performance by up and coming local hip-hop artist Cayan.

Silent Auction

Part of an international network, Starlight Mid-Atlantic helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. This past year, the foundation partnered with 154 hospitals and treatment centers; and helped more than 216,000 children and families.

A 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the Starlight Children’s Foundation offers a comprehensive menu of programs and services to provide entertainment, education, support and other activities for children with serious and life-threatening medical conditions and for their families. These prolonged illnesses are painful, frightening, and isolate them from other children. Starlight’s programs make a wonderful difference in their lives.


The Sticklers:: Mike, Lori, Brady, and Peggy Pancake!!!

The crazy thing is that they started dating in high school. Even crazier is that now…who knows how many years later….Mike and Lori have graduated college, bought their first home, and have just had their second child. It’s the stuff out of the movies. The entire family is like one really good looking episode of The Brady Bunch. I mean really- either be good looking, or be really good at all sports. But you aren’t allowed to be BOTH. (and when I am talking good looking I am actually talking about Lori- sorry Mike 🙂 )

Okay I have gone wayyy off track here….so like I was saying….this family is especially near and dear to my heart….because they are part of this family and this family! They are one of those families that just know how to balance being married, raising kids, and having FUN!! Definitely something that I hope to learn how to do someday far far away 😉

Anyways, we scheduled a lifestyle session while in Florida and the kids were just too cute that I went a little overboard with the picture taking. Especially with little Mackenzie (i’m a sucker for girls) So this is a little longer post than usual, but enjoy!

Mike and Lori- thanks for letting me stalk your children with my camera for two weeks- till next year!!!

here is Brady- so cute at just 4 months!!!

Her real name is Mackenzie….her parents call her Mackie…..

us aunts call her Peggy Pancake 🙂

Peggy decided she was going to go everywhere with her new Christmas presents including her new backpack for school!

Brady and Aunt Kim


Randoms Thoughts On A Sunday Night.

i am fortunate enough that i have a network of girl photographers that i can turn to when i need to. when i feel the need to vent my frustrations about my technological ignorance, gossip about hot italian men that don’t exist in real life, need to laugh, learn, or be inspired by… these girls are there. there are many many of these girls …too many to name…but one in particular is kristi odom. you may remember her from last year when i shot one of my most favorite weddings to date! kristi has helped me in so many ways…not only with my photography business but with my sanity too (and trust me there have been days where i question WTF was i thinking starting a photography business!!!???)

needless to say, i am excited to be shooting more with her for the upcoming 2010 season!  i spent some time with kristi in the past few days….and got to have fun taking some random pictures with her dog. thought i would share!

kristi- don’t kill me….you look beautiful! 🙂


TGIF: Last Day!!!

Last day for the promotion!!! I have lots of sessions booking up so letting me know if you want me to take your pictures!!! 🙂

busy busy day but just wanted to stop by and say HIIII!!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Three Days Left!

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder that there are only three days left to book a session at the discounted Holiday rate!

Just to clarify, the session only has to be booked by January 15th,  not actually take place by then. If you are interested let me know and I will send a contract right over!

And for those new to reading this- here is all the info again below!

Save Money. Buy Beer.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!!

Hi everyone!!!

So it’s the time of year where we spend loads of money buying gifts…..so with the holidays coming up I thought I would offer a little holiday special for pretty much anything and everything!!! Book a session by January 15th, 2010 and receive either:

$100 off any Lifestyle Session

$200 off Wedding Packages

$100 off any Anytime Session (baptisms, birthdays, newborns…etc…)

I am also offering holiday gift certificates as well which the same discounts apply to. Feel free to forward this discount on to family and friends and please let me know if you have any questions!


Life Time Fitness: A Place To Work and Play!

This past week, I was asked to do a few head shots for the Department Heads of Life Time Fitness, Loudoun County. I wasn’t going to post these but I figured I would post a few just for fun.

Besides- these are some hot co-workers I have!

Meet Haylie, our Front Desk Department Head. She will greet you when you arrive!

This is Rochi, our Group Fitness Department Head. Come see Rochi if you want to get your ass kicked! Seriously….don’t believe me….just look at these!

Andrea is our Life Spa Department Head. She makes sure everyone has great massages, hair cuts, manicures, facials…etc!! She can also do your make-up!


Save Money. Buy Beer.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!!

Hi everyone!!!

So it’s the time of year where we spend loads of money buying gifts…..so with the holidays coming up I thought I would offer a little holiday special for pretty much anything and everything!!! Book a session by January 15th, 2010 and receive either:

$100 off any Lifestyle Session

$200 off Wedding Packages

$100 off any Anytime Session (baptisms, birthdays, newborns…etc…)

I am also offering holiday gift certificates as well which the same discounts apply to. Feel free to forward this discount on to family and friends and please let me know if you have any questions!

xoxoAstrid

and for fun here is a another fun picture from Brian + Jen’s engagement session last month!


Give The Gift of Memories.

okay that was really cheesy but  i couldn’t think of anything better….

i have had a few people contact me about offering gift certificates for the holidays. and the answer is- YES!! if you would like to give a gift certificate to a loved one for a lifestyle session, maternity, wedding…or just for fun…i am more than happy to provide one!

if you are interested in this, just email me at lifeartandbluejeans@gmail.com and we can chat!!!

and i can’t have a naked post without a picture- so here you go! this was at justin + clint’s engagement session- we took this picture as a joke but all they need are matching argyle sweaters and it would make the perfect holiday card!  😉


The Lemire Family :: Holy Water + Vow Renewals!

rachel and matt having fun with their kids as they wait for the baptismal ceremony to begin.

It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day as family and friends piled into the church to witness the baptism of Aiden + Eiley (both have been on the blog numerous times) and help them start their journey as “Children of God” as the priest put it.

However, it didn’t end there. Afterwards….we all shifted from the alter to the small little sweet chapel in the back of the church to do a vow renewal ceremony for Matt and Rachel. It has been 5 years!!! And ohhh how much has changed! First off, 5 years ago….Aiden and Eiley were not even around. They had moved into Rachel’s parents house temporarily and both going to school and working random jobs to get by. Fast forward a few years, and they have bought their first house, had their second baby, and have both graduated from college. And though I do miss those days of eating Dairy Queen on the couch in her parent’s basement every night…..I could not be happier for them!!

Congratulations to the Lemire Family- I’m sure there will be many more beginnings and ends!

this church was beautiful!!

little eiley trying to figure my camera out

aiden is a HAM.

i know i’m 5….i couldn’t help myself 🙂

i love these next two. the first one is aiden getting “in trouble”…the second one is aiden’s reaction. i can’t remember exactly what he was doing but i believe he was singing FA LA LA LA LAAA….fairly loudly 🙂

hi Colemans!

and now the vow renewal….

rachel slipped into this amazing purple chiffon dress for the ceremony…