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Kristin Arndt has:

a. Dropped off the face of the planet
b. Quit Photography
c. Quit Blogging
d. None of the above

Yes, when in doubt, choose D.

Those who know me know exactly what I’ve been up to these past several months. Still photographing, still loving every moment, but crazy (well, I’m always crazy – so put some afterburners on that one). My focus has been on editing projects, running around with my 3 awesome boys, and oh yea – completely gutting the heart of our home!!! The kitchen has been something we’ve been dying to renovate for 13 years. Don’t get me wrong – white formica countertops that um… yes – wrap up and become a fabulous backsplash has it’s benefits. What is it again? Oh yeah – it stays shockingly white even after 13 years. The cabinets? Not so much. Started out white, faded to a dull yellow over the years. Oh – and the laminate was literally peeling off. Drawer bases totally sagging. Hinges giving out. So when our oven heating element caught fire (for the second time since we’ve been here) – the idea of renovation wasn’t just a vague “we’ll get around to it someday” kinda thing. No – it became an in-your-face-lets-get-to-it-and-make-some-decisions-already kinda thing. Because I was just not going to fix the oven, just to wonder if it would go up in flames yet again. Gotta buy a new one. But this clickin’ mama happens to LOVE to cook – always dreamed of a wide oven, 6-burner, fabulous stove so I can cook like the big guns (hey – I’ve got 3 growing boys!!). And does a 36″ 6-burner fit in my current cabinet design? Uh, Nope. And so the nightmare project began.

I’ve been without a stove now since February 25th. And it’s Mid June. And yes, we have a family of 5. It’s been a nightmare.

But it will be worth it in the end.

Thank God for Maureen DeRosier. She is my kitchen designer, and so patient with me as we waded through design option after option. Relocating appliances, adding all the special touches that I wanted. Shelves for my cookbooks. An extra pull-out pantry. Cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. She’s AWESOME. Such a professional – works nonstop to make her clients happy. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her.

March into April – kitchen designed. End of April, kitchen gutted – down to the subfloor. First half of May new Cabinets installed. Last half of May into first half of June, kitchen breakfast area extended, trim work done, sheetrock mudded and sanded. New hardwoods on main level go in this week. Then the backsplash goes in, and THEN we can get our new stove!!!!!!

We’re gettin’ there.

Thank you for your patience with me! Soon I’ll be back to just my everyday crazy old self. I can’t wait.

xoxoxo Kristin.

Wyatt at One Year

May 9, 2011

Before I get into Posting on one of my favorite little guys, I need to take a second to apologize – I’m terribly behind on my Blog. I’ve been pulled in too many directions lately, and I’m slowly getting back on track. I have SO MANY great postings to share, and I’ll bring everyone up to speed during the next few weeks! So stay tuned – among lots of other things, you’ll finally be able to know if the circles are pink or blue from the prior posting that’s been hanging out there since February!!

First things first. Wyatt. This is our fourth Session together – a child who needed a cranial operation to ensure proper brain development – a family who has endured so much over the past year – and now here he is, developing at a normal pace, a positive spirit and so much joy to share in his big eyes and trememdous smile. I just love being a part of watching him grow into a typical little boy – something most of us just take for granted.
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It’s easy to see how much he adores his big brother!
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I’m already looking forward to our next Session over the summer! God bless you, sweet Wyatt!!!

Pink or Blue?

February 19, 2011

I loved meeting this amazing couple – we had SO much fun during the Maternity Session. I think she’s just stunning, and so beautiful with her growing belly. And is their nursery not the sweetest room ever?? They don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy (I love that!) – once the baby is born, the circles on the wall will be painted either pink or baby blue. So cool.
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Davis

February 15, 2011

Davis has features that just melt my heart — full, smooshy lips, cheeks you just want to get lost in, and sweet little rolls of soft skin on his back. He’s an adorable, easy going baby; a first child born to parents who love him with all their heart. Here’s a peek at their fun Maternity Shoot

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Marcus

February 2, 2011

Being a photographer is so much more than capturing images. It’s being a part of families and documenting moments that they’ll cherish forever. It’s watching them grow and honoring the love they share all along the way. Two years have flown by since I photographed this family’s last little baby (here’s a peek: Meet \"Little Dimples\"). Marcus’ mommy wanted to use many of the same props, which made the imagery that much more special to them. And we had so much fun incorporating a few more, especially a Stork image (the knarly branch was found that morning by Marcus’ sweet Grandparents, who chose the perfect one on a walk through the woods).
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Charlie

January 27, 2011

This little guy is the second boy born to this sweet family. He looks JUST like his Daddy. Such a joy to work with – - a very content little soul. It was so windy and cold outside – but he was cozy and snuggly as we placed him in his sweet little poses – without a care in the world.
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Braces

January 25, 2011

There’s no more denying it – my biggest boy is growing up. He started Middle School this year, has loved taking on the new responsibilities and has handled the new workload like a champ. I look at him and see the young man he’s becoming – I’m proud and my heart crumbles a little all at the same time. His interests are changing. He’s into music and fast cars. He’s a runner. A soccer player. A guitarist. An awesome big brother.

Last Friday he got his braces. I picked him up early from school and took him out to his favorite burger & shake joint. I nabbed a couple of pictures before the big adventure — I just had to capture his toothy grin and structure of his face before the braces shape his smile.
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He picked blue and orange for his first 6 weeks. I never realized how much he really needs the braces – so many teeth all crowded in there! He was very sore this weekend, but is feeling almost back to normal this week. One more milestone down.
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The big Catch-Up!!!

January 22, 2011

Happy New Year everyone!!!! I’ve really enjoyed taking some time off — the Fall/early Winter Photography Season is always crazy, and it seemed even moreso this year. I’ve needed this breather – needed to catch up on time with my boys – just taking a break from the computer and taking a step back. The last several weeks have been FREEZING – even here in Atlanta. School was canceled for a whole week earlier this month because of snow, and I loved every minute just spending time with them. I’ve taken some down time to organize my hectic household – something that’s needed desperate attention but that I haven’t had time or energy to invest in. I’m finally at a place where I can dig back in and get back into shooting and doing what I love.

I knew I was behind on Blog postings – but I didn’t realize how many till today, when I finally decided to “bring it on” to my desk. So get ready – this Blog posting is chock full of imagery – favorites from my November and December Sessions. I’ve got to catch up, because I just had two Newborn Sessions that I can’t wait to share!!

I’ll start with the most recent and work backwards…

MAXIME. December 14th, 2010
It was a brief Session, as I had to squeeze it in right before my family came into town for the Holidays. Maxime is the first child born to a dear friend of mine, and I was honored to capture his sweet little face.
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AIDEN AT SIX MONTHS. December 13th, 2010
I love watching my littlest clients grow during their first year!! Aiden is growing and changing so much (see “Aiden”, the posting from July 2nd 2010). Just look at him now! A chunky monkey and so adorable I could eat him up!!!
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ELLA. December 12th, 2010
Ella is a beautiful little princess. So delicate and a precious gift to a beautiful family.
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MEGHAN. December 4th, 2010
Okay – I LOVED working with Meghan. First of all, I think she’s GORGEOUS – and unbelievably she’s only 13. I can’t imagine how stunning she’ll be as she grows over the next few years. We were really chilly during our early December Session – but she took it like a trooper – pushing the cold away – letting her inner glow keep her warm between coat breaks. We had such a blast, and I really hope to photograph her again!!
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A CHRISTMAS SESSION. November 21st, 2010
I just love this family. Caroline, I ALWAYS love hanging out with you and your gorgeous little girls – and we made it a family Session to combine Christmas images with little Lauren’s one year pictures. It was a mild day, thankfully, and we had a lot of fun in one of my favorite locations, the Old Country Road.
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ANOTHER CHRISTMAS SESSION. November 18th, 2010
This was actually a mixed Session. A One-Year Session for little Colden, and also an opportunity to capture some family images to use in a Christmas Card design. How cute is this little guy?? And his big brother kills me with his smiles.
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LILY AT ONE YEAR. November 17th, 2010
I’ve been photographing this little angel since she was first born. I LOVE her bright blue eyes, and the way her hair is still peach fuzz – red peach fuzz. She’ll be a gorgeous redhead, just like her sweet mama. We even captured some of her early steps!!!! So awesome.
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DELANEY. November 14th, 2010
Little Delaney is SUCH a sweet baby!!! It was so stormy during our Session – the light was so dim, but we opened their front door and did most of the Session right there in the foyer. It doesn’t matter where you place this beautiful little girl – she melts your heart no matter where she is.
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A CHRISTMAS MINI SESSION. November 12th, 2010
Just a few shots for a Christmas Card candidate. Oh – and one that I nabbed of their sweet little girl Avery – maybe not Christmas Card material, but I love it anyway!
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Whew! A whirlwind of Sessions – so many adorable little faces and sweet spirits, all packed into the hustle and bustle of the busy Holiday Season. I’ve been blessed with meeting so many wonderful families, and I couldn’t ask for more.

Hearts, big and tiny

December 19, 2010

This couple’s hearts can’t be any bigger as they anticipate the birth of their first child, a baby boy. I think she’s so stunning with her big beautiful belly, and we had fun showing how much they adore their tiny new love in a way that speaks 1,000 words.
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Parker

December 1, 2010

Even at only six days old, Parker is a thinker, and doesn’t want to miss anything! He was bright eyed and bushy tailed when we began our Session, and it took a long time to tucker him out. But once he let go and nodded off, he snoozed deeply and beautifully, and we were able to incorporate lots of fun ideas!! Jen11
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