Month: June, 2010

adorable brother #2 {fresno clovis child portrait photographer} Image

adorable brother #2 {fresno clovis child portrait photographer}

June 29, 2010

This is the other quite handsome brother from the post I made the other day about a family shoot I was able to do with my friend.  I’m sure he will be making up amazing lyrics like his older brother in the very near future.  His mom needs to write a book.  Not only because her kids are so cute and say hilarious things, but also because she is an amazing writer.  Check out her blog, Ostriches Look Funny.  You will be hooked.


  • JoAnn Hallum · Posted June 30, 2010 at 10:16 am · Link

    look at those bright eyes!
    Look at that farmer neck!
    So sweet.
    I’m off to buy my dad some sunblock 🙂

  • Cecile · Posted July 1, 2010 at 8:53 am · Link

    Beautiful capture, T! Love the eyes. I enjoyed the last few posts, too – short and sweet! Hope you’re enjoying your summer 🙂

  • Kenny Howse · Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:55 am · Link

    Great picture, look at the contrast between the weathered skin of the man and the new fresh skin of the baby! I’ve just started a child portrait photography business so I’ll be checking back up on you!

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pets : i heart faces {fresno clovis photographer} Image

pets : i heart faces {fresno clovis photographer}

June 28, 2010

The category at I Heart Faces this week has a strange twist of irony for me.  We have the sweetest dog I have ever known, and I have known many dogs.  She has 3 legs — she has been that way since she was a little puppy, running after our chocolate lab and swimming like she didn’t know any differently.  She has never so much as snipped at anyone, including our 3 children as they tugged on her and played in her food when they were babies.  My husband and I have been talking about our 14 year old yellow lab for a few months now, wondering how much longer she would make it, wondering if she is completely miserable… We had another conversation the other day, and I behaved as usual — as he talked of the tumors she has around her stomach and how dementia seems to be setting in, I kept changing the subject — acted like if I didn’t talk about it, we wouldn’t have to.  Unfortunately, I knew the reality of the situation, and today my husband let me know that the appointment was made.  In the past, we have been a family with 3 dogs… by the end of the week we will be a family with no dogs.  I don’t even know what that is like.  So I took photos of Gretchen tonight, realizing I don’t even have that many pictures of her, and how much I want to remember her sweet face.  Gretchie, you are an amazingly strong sweetheart and have given us so much love.  Thank you, pretty girl.  We will not be the same without you.

“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.”   — Billy Graham


  • jen · Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm · Link

    what a difficult decision you’ve had to make. thinking of you.

  • stupid lamb · Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm · Link

    awww sweet baby RIP<3

  • Kelsey Anderson · Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm · Link

    This is the part that worries me about my dog. I adore him but I know that there will be a time that he won’t be with us anymore 🙁 Such a sweet dog you have there.

  • Jacque (Barnes) Austin · Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:31 am · Link

    Aw Tangie, I know your pain. They are such a part of our families. The pics will be a great memory.

  • Stacey · Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:48 am · Link

    *Hugs* What a beautiful picture.

    (PS…I love the verse you have at the top of your blog and the Billy Graham quote. Blessings to you.)

  • Trisha · Posted June 29, 2010 at 8:06 am · Link

    I am so sorry for what is about to happen. I hope you enjoy these next few days with her and cherish every minute.

  • Angie · Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm · Link

    OK… you made me cry! For a couple reasons. First, we have a 10 1/2 yrold Lab and he has arthritis and I wonder if he hurts and how much longer he will be with us. and the other reason is that my neighbors dog died 2 nights ago. He had a heat stroke and we tried to help revive him, but couldn’t. Man, I feel for you! It’s a great photo of her though!

  • carey · Posted June 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm · Link

    so sorry Tangie. I remember all too vividly the same experience with my dog. 🙁 tears and hugs. hope things go smooth with the kiddos. 🙂

  • Myra · Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:18 am · Link

    Your picture and story touched my heart. Such a sad thing but truly a final act of love for your sweet dog.

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an apple a day… {frenso clovis photographer} Image

an apple a day… {frenso clovis photographer}

June 28, 2010

I am not very good at eating fruit.  Or vegetables… but I think I like vegetables more, which is really strange to me since fruit is sweet and my sweet tooth is ginormous.  Somehow my kids have taken a liking to fruit, which I often get excited about, but I have no idea how it happened.  I don’t think its because of anything I did… especially since I don’t act as a good role model in this area… but even my pickiest eater, our 11 year old daughter, likes fruit.  Now, mind you, she tends to like the stuff that is hardly ever around the house like kiwi, cantaloupe (I really can’t stand that stuff… isn’t that sad?), etc., but she LIKES it!!  Here was her breakfast this morning, and I was so proud (all the fresh fruit around the house is due to my dad visiting and stocking us up on fresh fruit from local farm stands since he loves it in his daily oatmeal… what a guy 😉 ).

Does your family do well at eating fruit?

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just some sunshine {fresno clovis child portrait photographer} Image

just some sunshine {fresno clovis child portrait photographer}

June 26, 2010

Just wanted to share some happy Saturday sunshine.  Isn’t she precious?

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  • Beckie · Posted June 27, 2010 at 7:32 am · Link


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