day 189: just a camera between us

My best friend came over on Sunday to shoot some new profile pictures for me, since I was changing up my design here.  She is a professional photographer, and though I have been on shoots with her before, and even lugged some of her stuff, she has never done a photo session with me (she has us on the calendar for a full family session in March before boy #2 leaves on his mission to Mexico).  

Here are some that worked best for me.  Remember, she is a genius, in spite of the material she had to work with.

 

  
 

Photos taken by Luann Hawker at www.wholegrainphotography.net/ladyhawker.

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26 comments

Luann | February 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Genius? That's pretty strong language. But thank you.

And *I* think I was working with some pretty exceptional material. Just look at those eyes...those cheek bones...that sassy Kazzy style... Smokin!

It was fun. We can do this again any time you like. :)

Kimberly | February 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Loveliness! You have such warm eyes. Love the synchopy between our posts today.

DeNae | February 23, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Look how beautiful you are. I can NOT wait to meet you, you lovely lady.

togetherforgood | February 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM

You do have some gorgeous eyes, lady. :)

Kazzy | February 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Thanks, friends. Hey, seriously though, a great photographer really helps. I seriously have never had someone just have me sit for my own portraits. It was actually fun since I felt comfy with the lady behind the camera. :)

Linde | February 23, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Cute pictures. YOu look great!

I like your new design too. Any way you could make the font just a little bigger? For those of us losing our eye sight. :)

Daniel | February 23, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Really like the new design. I may have to employ Luann sometime...

Charlotte | February 23, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Looks fantastic. Love the new look of the blog, too.

Erin | February 23, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Just beautiful! I have never had anything done like this before.

I love your blog background too.

wendy | February 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

That must have been fun. I think they turned out GREAT.
and I am so glad I actually got to meet you in PERSON

Amy | February 23, 2010 at 7:34 PM

yep. i love 'em. love 'em all. oh and love you and your bff too!!

As the World "Kerns" | February 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM

You look beautiful and I love your new design!

Lara | February 23, 2010 at 9:54 PM

You're gorgeous. I think she totally captured the essence of *you* in these photos. amazing.

Kazzy | February 23, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Thanks, everyone. No more pics of me for awhile. I am completely burned out on myself since Sunday's shoot.

Connie | February 23, 2010 at 11:34 PM

They're all beautiful! I don't know which one is my favorite. My problem would be trying hard not to laugh out loud while getting a serious picture taken!
I would have let you borrow Clara if you had told me about this earlier!

Kazzy | February 23, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Linde- I will work on a permanent fix on the point size. Thanks for mentioning that. You are right. It IS small.

Connie- there was plenty of laughing, like when G would come in and feed me grapes, etc. True story. He was lapping it up. He likes to pamper me AND see someone else pamper me.

Emma | February 24, 2010 at 7:41 AM

wow love the pictures and your blog looks great!!!!!

Jenny | February 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

I love the photos, I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I am still trying to figure out what to do with my blogs as far as style goes. I love the way yours is looking.

You asked if I was from LA, I am actually from Oceanside, which is just North of San Diego. When I got married The San Diego Temple was under construction. I have always loved the LA temple, so I was happy to be married there.

Jenny | February 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

I love the photos, I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I am still trying to figure out what to do with my blogs as far as style goes. I love the way yours is looking.

You asked if I was from LA, I am actually from Oceanside, which is just North of San Diego. When I got married The San Diego Temple was under construction. I have always loved the LA temple, so I was happy to be married there.

Graciesmom | February 24, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Beautiful pics :)
Luann is amazing but so was her subject.

Kazzy | February 24, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Sweet. Thanks, J and J.

Melanie J | February 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM

I realize that 46 is in no way old, but there's NO WAY you look 46. Gorgeous.

UTMomof4 | February 24, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Love the new pics! They are fabulous. I don't think I'd be comfortable doing a photo shoot of just me, I am not comfortable in front of a camera at all. I bet it was no problem though with your best friend doing it. Luann is a photography genius, our family pics she did are fantastic.

MisssRobin | February 24, 2010 at 11:41 PM

They are beautiful!

Lola Sharp | February 25, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Love the photos! She did an excellent job. And your eyes shine.

Mrs4444 | February 25, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Fantastic! And it is looking gorgeous in here, too! I love photographs taken by people we love; our comfort shines through. You both did a great job :)