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Goals for 2012

Last night we sat down and actually wrote out our goals. Yep, we actually wrote them down on a piece of paper, with a pen. It is proven that if you actually write down your goals (instead of just talking about them like most people) you increase your chances of success two-fold! It’s a commitment. A commitment between you and you.

We really only set our “big” goals. It’s a little scary looking at that yellow piece of paper on our fridge, but it’s a constant reminder of why we work hard everyday and what direction we are heading in. Hopefully as this new year is starting you didn’t just set a New Year’s Resolution, but actually set goals. Here is just a sampling of ours:

1 – Establish our financial emergency fund again. We did so well with this, and then we moved across the country and spent half of our savings. But that is why we had it, for when we needed it. Now we just want to get back to where we were.

2 – Read through the entire Bible in 2012

3 – Have family pictures taken (seems silly, but we actually have to plan this out since the tripod isn’t very artistic these days).

Tell us what some of your goals are. Write them down not just online, but at home. Keep them in front of you everyday. May 2012 be the year that we stop talking about accomplishing things but we actually do them!

If you haven’t noticed – we are switching from Kristin Nicole Photography to Jeremy & Kristin. Here is our Facebook profile picture…kind of depressing that we have 900+ fans with KNP and now we are starting over with about 30, but we are so very excited about our new name because we love what we do because we do it together!

Click the picture to head to our new profile and “like” us – cause we’re cool…

 

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Stella Grace – Week 3-4

Now that we are finally getting into more of a routine, I hope to be blogging more. Though I am still on maternity leave, I do have quite the little model with me 24/7 these days. Since things have been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to post lots of the pictures that I have taken so it may take a little bit to get caught up to where we are now. Though Stella is already 6 1/2 weeks old now and officially out of her newborn clothes, all of these photos were taken during weeks 3 and 4. Don’t worry though, there will be more to come!

Bath time!

Yes, my baby has the most gorgeous eyes in the world.

A little photo shoot while she is chilling in her bouncer…She told me how she felt about it…Christmas morning was great, unfortunately…she slept right through the fun…

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Shelby

Kristin, she’s absolutely gorgeous!!! Her eyes are amazing!

That pink Eskimo hat is absolutely adorable, but not as adorable as Stella, that’s for sure!

Tammy

Love Love Love every one of these pictures!!!!!

Janice Keefer

all I see is pure love….

Angela Cairns

she is so adorable!

Dianna Bell

She is so cute.

Rebekah Slaughter

I love her! she’s so pretty! looks just like her mother :)

Carrie Chavel Cole

YAY for the pictures! I was just thinking how ironic it is that you’re a photographer and we haven’t seen many pictures of your sweet Stella! (At the same time, I do know how busy it is, and how sometimes it’s just more fun to stare and BE with her than to take the pics!) Anyway…thanks for sharing! :) She’s a sweetheart for sure!

Kristin Schmucker

I know!!! The funny part is that I have tons of pictures, I just have been too busy to have the time to put them up. Hopefully I will start getting better!

Love all the accessories!

Marilyn Schmucker

Just got home from Mary Kay’s Leadership conference and couldn’t wait to log into facebook and see if there were any new pictures or info and LOVED LOVED seeing these. Hope to skype soon. I’m so thankful for technology so we truly can watch her grow and develop. Love you all!

The pictures are beautiful!! Of course the BABY IS BEAUTIFUL!!

Johanna Lucas

Hi Kristin! I know I don’t talk with you much but I love keeping up with your blog and your sweet baby! She is seriously precious in every way! and her eyes are absolutely gorgeous! You’re family is so adorable! Congratulations a thousand times over! :)

Gina Long

She is so cute! And yes, she does have gorgeous eyes.

2011 Favorites…A little bit of bling!

2011 was an amazing year for us which I documented here. In addition to the many wonderful personal things that happened in our lives this year, we also had an awesome year in our business. I thought I would share some of our favorite images from this past year.

First up are some of our favorite ring shots from this past year. Every girl loves diamonds so these shots are always a ton of fun! I must admit that many of these shots were taken by Jeremy, because he is the ring shot expert! And for all the photographers out there, just about all of these shots were taken with the Canon 100mm 2.8 macro lens.

 

 

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The sprinkles scoop shoot is so fun and colorful. Great idea!

Jillian Tree

gorgeous ring shots!

[…] Studio | Rings on Piano: Sincerely Liz Photography via Hill City Bride | Rings on Music Sheet: Jeremy and Kristin Photography | Couple in Background: Gillette Portrait Arts via United With Love | Ring on Shoe: Forever […]

2011: The year our lives changed…

What a crazy and awesome year it has been! So much has changed in our lives this year so I thought I would share some photo highlights.

 

In February, Jeremy and I took a few days off to have a little vacation in Destin, Florida. We had an amazing time shopping, eating amazing food and even going on a cruise to see dolphins.

It was also the month that Jeremy bought me an iphone, it doesn’t seem like a highlight from the year unless you have an iphone and then you understand.

We spent Easter in Central Florida with Jeremy’s family and we got to snap some photos of our adorable niece Londyn while we were there. The family didn’t know that we had a secret…

We were expecting our first baby! I will never forget the moment I saw the word pregnant come across the screen on the test, or the first time that we heard our little one’s heartbeat. This is when we knew things were really going to change.

We told our family’s and announced to our friends the weekend that we graduated with our master’s degrees, everyone was thrilled!

After Graduation we stayed in Pensacola a few more weeks before our big move. After photographing our dear friends Victor and Megan’s wedding we got in the moving truck and headed for Texas!

We made a quick stop in Illinois where Jeremy surprised me with a photo session from our wedding photographer as a gift for our 2 year anniversary.

We started taking pictures of me in my office as it was becoming more and more obvious that I was pregnant, this is me at 18 weeks.

It was also at 18 weeks that we found out that we were expecting a little girl and we announced that we would be naming her Stella Grace. It was also around this time that we began to accumulate lots of little pink things.

In July both of our mom’s came to visit and we had a great time with them and did lots of shopping for Stella…

I was getting bigger each week…this was taken at 22 weeks.

and this one was taken at 27 weeks…

Jeremy spent many hours making trips to Ikea and putting together furniture as we began to prepare the nursery.

Finally in September we put the finishing touches on Stella’s nursery and just waited for her to arrive!

In October, Jeremy took my maternity photos…though I felt pretty huge, I think he did a great job.

 

After waiting what seemed like forever, I went into labor on my due date and after 21 hours of labor we finally got to meet our little Stella Grace and we fell instantly in love with her. She was born on her due date 11.27.11 at 9:00 pm and weighed 9lbs and was 21 1/4 inches long. She is perfect.

We were constantly reminded of God’s goodness and grace to us throughout this entire year and especially when Stella was born. When we took this photo we were reminded of the fact that she is “Fearfully and Wonderfully made…”

We have taken lots of photos of her since she has been born, Jeremy loves the ones of him holding her. She loves her daddy, and he is already wrapped around her finger.

 

Since she was born just a few weeks before Christmas we got to get lots of cute Christmas pictures of our very favorite Christmas present. 

 

 

We started the year just the two of us and we end it a family of three. Our lives changed forever this year and we can’t wait to see what is in store in 2012. We are going to make it the best year of our lives!

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Dawn Caracio

This is a beautiful story of life with a whole new journey. Happy New Year!

megan

LOVE THIS!! :)

Bethany McDonnell

Love this post! I’m about to do this on my blog! :)

Christina Rossi

Absolutely beautiful!

Preston-Jennifer Young

Really enjoyed your post and all your beautiful pictures. What a wonderful addition to your family!

Tammy

I enjoyed every word and picture, it brought tears to my eyes…..of course!

What an amazing year you have had!! May 2012 be just as blessed!

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