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Thursday, July 23, 2015

History Chugging By...

We live in a beautiful Victorian filled with history on a dead end street.  It's a dead end street because our home is three down from train tracks.  It took some quick getting use to & for the most part we don't notice them that often anymore.  But what a treat when a neighbor texted that she heard a vintage steam engine was heading our way & to grab my camera.  It was AmAzInG!!!  I wish the trains still sounded that adorable too.  How special when we can still capture memories of today...& the past!  Here's some historical dibit on this beauty from the Lake County History Center.
"#nickelplate765 just passed through our backyard. What an amazing site!
From the host organization, Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society: "Historic steam locomotive no. 765 is a high-stepping, fourteen-w
heeled, magnificent machine that stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404 tons, goes over 60 miles an hour and restored to the way it looked and sounded when it was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944.
Celebrated for pulling passenger excursions throughout the country as a goodwill ambassador, the 765 is the pride of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society and one of only a handful of steam locomotives that still operate in the United States."

Monday, July 20, 2015

Miss O In WOnderland

Another enchanted session with Miss O who is turning 3 now.  So many beautiful images from yesterday, but I used this one since her mommy did such a fabulous job finding much of this Alice awesomeness for her birthday party & most of it was used in this set up.  A first session for my outdoor dining room too, I was pretty stoked on many levels.  You really have no idea how honored I am to capture memories for all my Star Portrait lovies; & to watch them grow is "wonder"ful too.  Having that said ~ June 2016 is booked & I've already been asked the week before if I was taking appointments for next year so I did today go out & buy a 2016 calendar.  Such doesn't usually happen until November!  My heartfelt thanks to you all!  Big changes are coming for Star Portraits in 2016 & once I finalize things I can't wait to share the details with all of you.  In the meantime...hope your 3rd birthday party was as fun as your portrait session was for me Miss O!  {{Hugs!}}

Monday, July 13, 2015

Portraits & Play

Yet another very fun session with Miss "C".  Outfit changes, playgrounds, flowers, running around & other such fun.  You would think it to be easy peazy, but pretty lil doll worked the camera so much she fell asleep within minutes of heading home in the car.  It's been so wonderful watching her grow!  {{Hugs}}