Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In Other News...

Last Wednesday, Maddy and I had our pictures taken by Jonathan Pollack. We went to Stiles Park in Edwardsville. It was a gorgeous day, and I'm very happy with how they turned out. Jonathan is a great guy, and his lovely wife/assistant Stephanie brought cupcakes (which were divine, BTW!).

You can see our photo shoot here, enter KimAndMaddy in the Private Gallery box at the bottom of the page. I highly recommend him for any photography needs you may have. He's very laid-back, and we didn't feel stiff or posed during our shoot. I'm not a fan of having my picture taken anyway, and it just makes me feel even more self-conscious when the photographer is saying "chin up, head down, tilt to the left, smile!" Oy. Just take the damn picture already!

He even took a shot of us from the back and my butt didn't look quite as big as I feared. He either Photoshopped it or my diet is working. Either way - Bonus!

Speaking of diets, the anti-depressant I'm on is working wonders on my mood and I'm not eating everything in sight. I've lost about 6 pounds since I started it a couple of weeks ago, and that's without going to the gym. Again, BONUS!

Speaking of diets again, my good friend has asked me to be a bridesmaid in her upcoming February wedding, and Maddy will be a junior bridesmaid. We're very flattered and thrilled to be involved.

I can't believe May is almost over.

16 comments:

Jonathan said...

Kim, it was wonderful meeting you, and I'm so glad you like the photos - and also just so you and your readers know, I never use Photoshop to alter images! :)

Krys72599 said...

I found your blog by accident, Kim, and was moved beyond words. Know that my heart bleeds for you even though we don't know each other.
But then I saw your pictures - they are GORGEOUS! You have a beautiful daughter. My favorites are the ones where you're both laughing, not just smiling. So much love...

MamaB said...

Kim, the photo's are fantastic! I love the ones of the two of you on sitting on the grass under the tree, just beautiful!

Angie said...

Hi Kim--I love your pictures. You and Maddy look beautiful together. I think my FAVORITE is the second to the last, the black and white of you two hugging. Its something about the expression on her face that I love.

mysecondjournal said...

He did an AWESOME job w/ the photos. Really natural and really nice..How hard is that going to be to pick just a few to print!?!

The 2nd to last B&W..OMG it brought tears to my eyes!!

and..NO your ass is not big at all!

SusanIsk said...

You two look so much alike, it's amazing! Great photographs.

Lynn said...

Awesome pics hon. Truly.

Kenzie said...

hi kim, i stumbled upon your blog via a comment you left on dooce.com and instantly became hooked. i think you are amazing and your pictures with maddy are beautiful :)

ygirl01 said...

They're beautiful, Kim!! Looks like you two had a great time!
Luv ya,
~Richelle

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

Wow! Great photos. My favorite is actually of Maddy, where she's sticking out her tongue.

mn said...

thanks for sharing the pictures. great photography, great location and great pictures. wishing you these kinds of days and smiles all the time.
hmm, that's nice to know no photoshopping involved and it's the real deal. although he hasn't had me as a subject, me and my big you know what!
i've lost three pounds just from starting a job and staying busy. i hope i keep it up. so i can fit in some nicer clothes, oh please, please.

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, #92 is just awesome! It made me tear up. Just a precious photo.

My Life My Life My Life said...

I love professional shots that do not look like you were poked and prodded into a pose...these were very nice. I especially love the black and white ones but the one where you two are hugging each other...wow. explains it all...

Andrea said...

Those pictures are really good! You're very pretty and Maddy looks so much like you!

Andrea said...

Okay, I just went back to look at #92 (didn't get through the entire set the first time) and I have tears in my eyes.

That is one helluva shot. So sweet.

Anonymous said...

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