Kassia Reedy Photography... The Blog



Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog. I'm a portrait and lifestyle photographer in the Hampton Roads area of VA. I absolutely love photographing families, couples, children, and newborns. Here you'll find sneak peeks from my latest sessions, images from my own family, and the latest news from the studio! So come on in, grab a cup of joe, and stay for a while... ~ Kassia

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo of the Day: Trey's Race Car

I had a heck of a time getting this shot today... everytime I sat the car down on the carpet in the "good light", Noah came racing over and made every effort known to man to hijack the shot. He'd stick his hand in it... put his grinning chubby face in the camera...pick up the car... So finally I just put it on the window sill away from prying hands. Whew.

This cute little car has a cute little story behind it. Back when we were in VA Beach with my mom, we stopped into one of their little stores and started looking around. Up at the counter there were two very blonde, very boisterous, very happy ladies chatting away with each other while they were paying for their goods. Trey, in his crazy-I-must-touch-and-feel-every-toy-I-can-get-my-hands-on-frenzy, happily walked right in the midst of them to look at this little car. Slightly mortified, I immediately chided him and made him apologize for butting them out of the way, and we moved on.

It was chilly and late in the afternoon, Noah was getting fussy, and I was getting tired, so I started making my way to the door...hoping that my movement would goad the rest of the troop to follow suit. I noticed a small commotion by the checkout counter, made nothing of it, and kept on... When our little entourage finally made it out of the store I noticed that Trey was holding his little red race car.

The lady had bought it for him.

It absolutely made his day and he talked about it for weeks afterwards.

It's nice to know that there are people out there like that.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Inauguration day at our house...

...means watching in PJ's. Yes, we sure did. I think that day we were in our pj's all day! :) It was great fun.

Anyway, much to Trey's displeasure, the normal fare of kiddie cartoons were replaced by CNN commentary on one of the most-watched inaugurations in history.

As you can tell by this picture, he was, uh... less than thrilled. Some of his commentary included:

"Mama. How long is this 'naugaree movie' going to last? Aaalll daaay?"
"Mama. How long is Bawack Obaama going to be pwesident? Until he diiiies?"

And to pique his interest we had a big long discussion about the new armored car that the President rides in... I think I said something like, "It's got super cool bullet proof windows! And there's holes in there where guns can shoot out of!" (yeah...i dunno...you try getting a 5 year old to watch the inauguration). So then came, "And those guys are the good guys protecting the pwesident from the bad guys?! Whoaa... Hey mom. Where are the bad guys? Are they aliens like in Ben 10?"

As you can imagine, it continued this way for quite a while...

Noah was equally enthralled with the whole ordeal...

And preferred to attack his unsuspecting brother with slobbery kisses and drooly hugs than watch the historic event.

But it was a good day. I'm glad Trey watched it with me. Maybe someday, when he's older, and they're discussing it in school, he can remember watching it on TV with me...

Onto the Photo of the Day (you thought I forgot, didn't you)!

As mentioned earlier. Ben 10 is very popular in this house. We have Ben 10 paraphernalia EVERYWHERE. Here are two action hero guys. I don't know which ones... but they're colorful and pretty if you ask me...

Until next time,

~ K

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Welcome to My New Blog!

Roughly two years ago it all began. My obsession with blogging, that is. It's hard to believe it's only been two years because I feel like this blog and my reasons for blogging have grown a lifetime's worth since then. For that reason alone, I felt it was time to move on. Move bigger. I love my old wordpress.com blog (and I'm keeping it up, you can see the link above), but it just wasn't giving me the big pictures that I wanted. So here I am. Back to blogger... (it's FREE!), but with those lovely big pictures that I've been craving. :)

And because I love seeing the big pictures on this new blog, I've decided to challenge myself with a 'Picture A Day' posting spree. When I'm not actively working, sometimes I get lazy about picking up my camera and just shooting and/or posting. So this is partly for you, but mostly for me... Skills don't improve without practice... If I don't post a picture I've taken that day, I'll be posting an older picture that I've re-worked or found or re-discovered in all my old logs... so here I go. I'm going to give this a go for about a month... do you think I can stick with it?! Only time will tell...

Here's a recent picture of Noah... I so rarely get a true smile from this one. Here it is. THIS is my Noah.

However, just a few seconds later, when my sister wanted to get a picture with that real smile he wasn't quite so cooperative...

Anyway, welcome to the new blog! I've got a few older shoots that I'm going to share with you as well... ones you haven't seen before :)

So update your bookmarks, RSS feeds, and aggregators!!!

Until then...

~ K