Since I don't have photography projects going on...enjoy some more Luci pictures :) These were all taken by my friend Jenny who freaking rocks! I'm working on a slideshow but having techincal difficulties :(

Check back soon and I will have her Birth Story video up!

ONE WEEK OLD!!!Here is baby Luci one week old and doing great! She's a good sleeper and good eater which makes momma happy :) My friend Jenny came over today and took about a billion pictures of her so next week I will have a slide show to post!But things in my life took an interesting turn last week....God gave me a new angel, and took one away.

Sally Sumpter
Sept 16th 1928 - Aug 17th 2007
The day after I had Luci I lost my beloved Grandma. I'm devastated at Gods timing, but I have to trust that everything happens for a reason. My heart is broken that Granny never got to meet this baby, she was sooo excited I was having a girl, bought her pink clothes, a pink bumbo seat, and loads of diapers.
Thanks to the wonders of one hour photo my family was able to rush some pictures of her to Grandmas bedside. Besides, I'm pretty sure they crossed paths on their journeys in and out of this world :)

I miss her more and more everyday, but every time I start to cry I think of how mad she would be if she knew her passing caused me any grief during this time of happiness. She would want me to enjoy every second of this new baby.

Here's me and Grandma (and hubby and his mom) at a cards game last year, she was the biggest baseball fan you could ever meet.

Luci has a very special guardian angel.... I love you grandma.

She's here~
Luciana Elizabeth Manno or "Luci" was born on 8/16 at 10:55am. She weighed 6 pounds 15 oz. Mommy and Baby are doing great! Lots of pictures to come in about a week :)


I will be on maternity leave from August 5th-October 5th. I will still be doing some business by e-mail during that time but I will not be holding any sessions/meetings etc..

Since I've been really bad about posting fun baby stuff I'll give it to you all at once. Let's start at the beginning.....

This was our first good look at this baby girl, here she is at 9 weeks, she totally looks like a Teddy Graham Cracker :)
And my first belly shot, a self portrait taken at about 14-15 weeks!Here is her nursery, although it looks more like a 13 year old girls room. In case you haven't noticed by my website and blog I LOVE hot pink, it's the best color ever! I always knew if I had a baby girl I'd give her a rockin hot pink room :)These are the coolest ever! I didn't get these with my son but here she is in a 4D ultrasound! AMAZING technology!My friend and assistant Dorinda took a few maternity pictures for us!

And here's a couple of BIG belly shots here in the last couple weeks, please excuse the point and shoot quality :)Rocky loves to take belly pictures with mommy :)
The love of my life...maybe having baby dreams about being a big brother :)

I'm kind of sad this pregnancy is almost over. I feel like I've been soooo busy I haven't had the time to enjoy it, its' just flown by. I was so lucky that it was a healthy pregnancy and I didn't have to miss one meeting/session/wedding etc... God has blessed us so much, right now we're just waiting for her any day.

Let's hope the next time you hear from me I'll have some baby pictures to show off....

Here they are!!!
Myself and Sarah (SJMackyphotography) held our first Boudoir marathon 2 weeks ago and had a blast! We shot 9 girls and had sooooo much fun! I was so proud of all the girls they rocked! I can't wait to do it again!
Speaking of again, if anyone is interested in doing these photos I think I will be holding another session in either November or February...or both depending on how many people sign up! Click the link below to see the photos, make sure your speakers are on :) ENJOY!

I've recently had 2 of my brides inquire about hiring my husbands band for their wedding. For whatever reason (not wanting to seem pushy, etc...) I never tell my brides that my husband is in one of the most kick-butt wedding bands in town. I don't want to seems like a used car salesman trying to pitch you a 2 for 1 deal :)

So....For the husband is the leader of "Swing Cat Swing" they have been playing around town for over 10 years, and don't let their name fool you...they don't just play swing :)

They've been featured on every news station in town and played benefits for various celebrity organizations. They are also one of the house bands at the Ritz Carlton!
So if you're looking for an awesome band for your wedding reception you can e-mail him at!

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