Spotted :: Yankee Candle Website

I am loving seeing baby LR on the Yankee Candle website! You can find her on the Candle Expressions page.
Get yours today!   Love Yankee Candle!

I Heart Faces : Red!

My boys love legos. Who am I kidding...I love legos as much as they do. I made this lego heart for another submission, and while I was working on it, my eldest wanted to be in the shot (which never happens). I was still at 1.4, but there's a face (sort of)!  Just what I was missing for I heart Faces this week!

Head over to I Heart Faces to see more red!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

These minis have legs!  One of the Very Vintage Valentine images was shown on Inspire Me Baby's Best of Valentine's Day Sessions 2011!  From their site:

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Inspire Me Baby’s Best of Valentine’s Day Sessions 2011!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
This image is from this year’s Valentine minis! It was a fun session from set up to processing, and this is one of my favs!

There was sooo much cuteness in the selections!  Loved looking through them!

Valentine Minis Featured!

Have I mentioned that I love this session? It was so fun to see it featured on Inspire Me Baby, a site for baby and child photographers.  From their site:

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We’re leaving you this week with a Valentine’s Day styled session. If anyone has any Valentine’s day themed sessions this weekend, this session by Candy Howard Photography might inspire you!

Stay tuned next week for Inspire Me Baby’s readers’ best of Valentine’s Day photographs!

From Candy Howard Photography: Styled sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot, and I loved the idea of doing one for this year’s Valentine minis.  A vintage theme just seemed to fit in with Valentine’s Day perfectly!  I had some of the props already (the quilts, the soda shop chair and the penny candy jar) and made some others.  A friend told me about this t-shirt pom poms tutorial (, and I made the bunting from shirts and baker’s twine.  The children were sooooo cute and had fun with the props.  Everything came together the way I had hoped, and I just love the way it turned out!

How fun!!  See the whole feature on the Inspire Me Baby site here.

Note to photographers: Don't forget about your kids, family, pets, anyone who makes you smile!

I am a paper planner kind of gal.  I just am.  Don't try to convert me.  This year, I decided to make my own planner and add just what I need and some images, too.  Well, it was so much fun!  I found some gems that I had forgotten about.  I will usually take what I need from a session with my boys and then move on.  For this project, though, I needed 54 images.  Doesn't sound like much when my kids are 10 and 9, right?  I searched all our files and even went all the way back to my film days filing through scans and negatives looking for just the right images.  What I found was the dirt on my eldest's face after a day outside.  The smile on my youngest during a his first time on a tire swing.  For whatever reason, I had passed these by.  Others are forgotten favorites that now live on my computer.  I am ashamed to say that only one of the these images is in my house.  Not for long.  I am going to practice what I preach with these forgotten treats.  I tell clients who purchase files to use them, don't just leave them in their case.  So, photographers, it's not enough to make time to shoot your own loved ones.  You need to enjoy those images, too.  Make them come to life.  I am looking at no less than a few canvases and that sand-heart-shadow-deal is going to be a big print with a metallic palette knife texture
(a-ma-zing!).  And a book.  Definitely a book.

And my planner?  Is awesome.  Pen and all.  Howard out.

A Very Vintage Valentine!

Love, love, love these minis! Thank you so much!

Get ready...there are lots!