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A great-grandma and her twin sister! – Linwood Family Photographer

You’ve seen G and her girls on the blog before. I am so pleased to have been chosen as her family photographer again and to meet more of her family! This time, I was photographing the three girls with their great-grandmother. Great-grandma is also an identical twin and so I was able to photograph the two sisters together as well! I loved it! What a lovely opportunity.

It was a fun session and I was glad to see the girls again. I loved seeing how big baby G is getting already! I just love her smile and chubby cheeks! Time flies though. It seems like I was just doing her newborn session and now, here she is, 6 months old already.

We did the session at great-grandma’s house in Linwood, Michigan. She has a beautiful big window at the front of the house, making the living room perfect for a portrait session!

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  1. Allana says: I <3 Twins. Young & Old! on 05.3.11 @ 11:57 am

  2. Tiffany Parrott says: Aren't they gorgeous! Great indoor lighting:) on 05.3.11 @ 12:47 pm

  3. Sandi says: How sweet is that! Love the last one! What a fun pair ;) on 05.3.11 @ 4:49 pm

  4. Alexis says: Beautiful portraits! Love the one of baby and her great grandmother! on 05.4.11 @ 9:54 pm

  5. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: Oh I love the pictures of the older twins to cute. on 05.4.11 @ 11:10 pm

Happy Birthday Mikale!

Mikale with Flux Capacitor Cake

Mikale’s birthday party was last weekend. I was in charge of getting his cake from my friend Heather and transporting it to the party. Eep! So much pressure! I was all worried that it would slide around in the trunk and something would smush something. Or something. I don’t know! I just didn’t want to mess up the cake. Especially since it was so cool!

Mikale is really in to Back to the Future and so our mother had a Flux Capacitor cake made for him. And it turned out really well! So neat looking!

I drove as carefully as a person can. I was still nervous because you never know what to expect with the roads in the spring. They tend to be at their bumpiest this time of year. So I was really glad that the Cruze is so smooth. Bud I’d hardly know I was driving on spring roads. Woo hoo! That, combined with my extra careful driving, meant that the Flux Capacitor cake arrived without any smushing at all. (But note my super nervous voice when I was still a little unsure about how it all went! ha!)

And Mikale loved the cake! Of course. How could he not?? Such a cool idea! We didn’t even want to cut it. But, alas, we could only look at it for so long, as there were lots of children who were much more ready to eat cake than admire it! NOMNOMNOM! 🙂

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

Chevy, Personal
  1. Allana says: Very Cool Cake! Bet he was happy you got there safely! on 05.3.11 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Tiffany Parrott says: LOVE that cake idea! Thankfully it got there in tact! on 05.3.11 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Sandi says: Love the cake! Very creative! on 05.4.11 @ 8:22 pm

  4. Wendy says: He's really into BTTF. I love when there are things that I've loved since I was a kid that I can share with him too! on 05.4.11 @ 8:24 pm

  5. Alexis says: Wow, driving with a cake would make me nervous too. Glad it got there safely! on 05.4.11 @ 9:56 pm

  6. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: Thanks goodness you got it there is one piece. on 05.4.11 @ 11:14 pm

Who says you need to be awake to learn things? – Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls

Still sleepy from my late night the night before, I dragged myself out of bed bright and early to head to a marketing class. I didn’t want to at the time, because I REALLY wanted to catch a couple more hours of sleep. I’m so glad I did though. I absorbed some new ideas, and the group I was with really meshed well and worked well together. I like how the class material is probably the same from group to group, but that each session could turn out differently because every person in the group brought their own unique perspective and experiences to the discussion. I prefer this kind of setting these days to the traditional class model that I’m used to where the teacher talk talk talks and the students write write write.

Post class, I headed out to spend the rest of the lovely day at grandma’s. My mother and baby (ha! he’s almost 10. TEN! How does that even happen???) brother also came out. Baby brother Mikale had a cool science project to work on. It involved eggs. And packing material. And dropping said eggs from a high place. I took photos of the results for them.

Mikale's egg project

By the time I left, it was dark out and usually that bugs me more. I don’t like driving at night. I feel like I can’t see anything properly. But! The headlights on the Cruze are awesome and have a really far reach. So much less stressful for me! And my neighborhood is full of bunnies so I don’t have to be worried about not being able to see them either! The bunnies don’t know that they’re thankful, but they totally are. You’re welcome, bunnies!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego
Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com
Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com
Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

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  1. Sandi says: Your "Baby" brother is lucky to have you along for the documentation! Looks like a fun project, messy eggs and all. on 04.14.11 @ 10:52 pm

  2. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: What a fun project. I remember it from high school. Mine broke:( on 04.16.11 @ 12:24 am

  3. Wendy says: I had egg projects when I was in elementary school too. They were lots of fun! I still have one of the eggs from one of those projects. on 04.17.11 @ 1:43 pm

  4. Tiffany Parrott says: I want to know more about that marketing class:) on 04.19.11 @ 12:10 pm

  5. Alexis says: Haa I loved the egg drop in high school. I don't think mine ever survived but it was still fun! on 05.4.11 @ 9:59 pm

Phunk Shway – Saginaw Band Photographer

I was lucky enough to get a call to do some last minute promotional photos for the band Phunk Shway.

They braved the cold with me while we went in search of great light, color, and texture. We found plenty of all three in Old Town Saginaw, always one of my favorite areas to shoot in.

The guys were super great to work with. Lots of energy and fun! And they were very tolerant of me making them tromp through the snow looking for the good spots! I’m glad, because all the tromping paid off in the end!

You can find Phunk Shway online at phunkshway.com and on Facebook!

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  1. Allana says: great location for a band!! on 04.14.11 @ 11:12 am

  2. Sandi says: What great shots for a Band promo. Love the colors on the wall and the individual shots. Very cool! on 04.14.11 @ 10:51 pm

  3. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: Love the walls. So cool! on 04.16.11 @ 12:22 am

  4. Wendy says: It's definitely one of my favorite places to shoot. on 04.17.11 @ 1:44 pm

  5. Tiffany Parrott says: So edgy! I love the graffiti walls:) on 04.19.11 @ 12:07 pm

  6. Alexis says: Great vibe I these images...if it weren't for the snow, you'd never know that they were cold! on 05.4.11 @ 10:00 pm

  7. Alexis says: Great vibe I these images...if it weren't for the snow, you'd never know that they were cold! on 05.4.11 @ 10:00 pm

Sweet Sleepy Baby Boy – Saginaw Newborn Photographer

So many people that I know have had or are having babies. My facebook feed is just full of cuteness every day. I really like photographing them so it works out pretty well sometimes!

I bacame friends with C through his brother, whom I met in drivers training class. It had been years since I had seen C but his mother is a facebook friend. I was so glad to have the opportunity to get in touch again, meet his beautiful family, and photograph sweet baby C.

One thing I make sure to note before a newborn session is that the space we’re working in should be warmed up as much as possible to keep baby comfortable. If it’s just a bit too warm for us, it’s probably perfect. We had the heat up, plus a small space heater. I was feeling pretty roasty by the time I was done, but baby C pretty much slept through the whole session, so it was just right for him!

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  1. Sandi says: Oh how I love sweet sleeping babies! Lovely photos, Wendy. LOVE the last BW one! on 04.7.11 @ 5:20 pm

  2. Allana says: What a funny little expression! And the last one in b/w is awesome!! on 04.11.11 @ 5:42 pm

  3. Alexis says: That yawning shot is so precious! on 04.12.11 @ 2:55 pm

  4. Tiffany Parrott says: I love those muted tones! The yawn is my fav! on 04.12.11 @ 5:14 pm

  5. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: What a precious baby! You did an amazing job:) on 04.12.11 @ 5:58 pm

  6. tynan says: great newborn pics! what a cutie! on 04.13.11 @ 10:18 pm

Oh, what an exciting day it was!

04/01/11 day 1 blog collage 1

I had such a hard time falling asleep the night before. I was excited and nervous and my brain just would not shut off. And then before I knew it, the alarm was going off (so early!) and it was time to start the day! And a pretty, bright, and sunny day it was!

I was nervous and felt a little nauseated as a result. I was only able to drink about half of my coffee (*cries*) and didn’t really want to eat anything. We got to the end of the loooooooong, driveway and I saw two chicas, one with pink and blonde hair (Jamie!)  and one tall, tall, blonde (Katie!)

Jamie and Katie got me settled into our room, which was supplied with noms and balloons. Soon after, we were joined by my adorably pregnant fellow blogger, Megan Burleson! I also got to meet our newest blogger addition, Elizabeth MacFarland of NBC 25!

We went over all the paperwork and I signed my soul away (x3!) and then it was time to see the Chevy goodness! Ok, not really on the soul part.

Megan’s Traverse arrived first. Then Liz’s Traverse. And then. Then! Along came my Cruze! So cute! So new! So shiny! So much better than my usual!

Everyone was so awesome and so nice! And I completely forgot to be nervous once I was there. Except for the parts where I was on camera. Then all I managed to think about was OMG WHAT IF I LOOK SUPER DUMB RIGHT NOW??? I didn’t get the chance to see it when it aired, but I’m choosing to believe that it all went well and that I didn’t look dumb at all.  They wanted one final shot of me driving off in the Cruze and then I was off! And on to the next part of my day!

I went straight to my grandma’s and took her for a ride. We drove to see my mother at work for a minute and made use of the bluetooth capabilities on the way. So neat to be able to just talk while I’m driving without having to worry about messing with the phone at all! It’s voice activated and all I had to do was say the number I wanted to call! How cool is that??

My next stop was WNEM TV5’s station because I’m going to have an ad on their AM radio station! (Yay!) This actually had nothing to do with my Chevy blogging at all and was just a business promo with their ad side. But, while I was there, the news side wanted to do a little interview too, about the Chevy blogging. So that was unexpected and cool! I posted the link on facebook, but here it is if you missed it: Wendy on TV5!

Then I was all done being publicized and went back to a more or less normal day. I went back to my grandma’s and picked her up to go do some banking and shopping. We fit all of our stuff in the trunk with room to spare. It’s surprisingly roomy in there.

That night, I went out to see Source Code (I liked it!) and afterward the day really caught up with me and I was so ready for bed!

If you’d like to keep up with the Mid-Michigan Chevy Girls on the Go this month here are some helpful links!

Main blog: midmichiganchevygirls.com

Facebook: facebook.com/Midmichiganchevyonthego

Megan’s blog: megsamommy.com

Chrissy’s blog: indiebizchicks.com

Liz’s blog: Media Mom

On twitter, look for us using #chevygirls, #chevyfun, and #midmichigan!

The Girls on the Go campaign is sponsored by my local Chevy dealers (Thanks Chevy dealers!) They are letting me test drive a car for one month and providing me with gift cards and a camera so I can blog and share my fun missions and life’s adventures!

Chevy, Personal
  1. Jamie Harrington says: AHH! I love it! I think my favorite part was when the guy quoted you describing the car! on 04.4.11 @ 12:17 am

  2. Wendy says: Why do I not remember this? on 04.4.11 @ 5:38 pm

  3. Tiffany Parrott says: That was an exciting day!! Have fun cruisin'!! on 04.5.11 @ 4:53 pm

  4. Sandi says: Oh my gosh, Wendy! This sounds like so much fun. You did a great job telling the story and capturing the excitement with your pictures! on 04.5.11 @ 4:55 pm

  5. Shannon Kaeding Photography says: looks like so much fun! You did a great job capturing it! on 04.5.11 @ 10:14 pm

  6. Alexis says: This is so cool!! The voice activated bluetooth sounds awesome...my car that doesn't even have power windows is jealous! on 04.6.11 @ 9:18 am

  7. Allana says: What a great experience!! on 04.7.11 @ 2:20 pm