Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tickled Pink

Once in a while, I offer a seasonal  mini session  on Facebook.  A special just for my FB if you're not already a "Fan".... swing on over and "LIKE" us... there is some fun stuff on there and when we earn some landmark numbers, there will be prizes...... 

This Valentine/Spring session was just so stinking fun with all the girls in layers of pink and red.  
LOVED IT!!!!  


Allie is a chip off the old block as they say.... she's gorgeous and smart, just like her big brothers and her folks couldn't be more smitten... It's easy to see why- she's a sweet heart!
This session was just about her tho- as she welcomed in Spring!



Noah helped kick start my New Years off right-  I love this laid back family!
Can you even stand how long his lashes are????  Or that squishy kissy lip???
Gaaaaahhhhh!  I love SNG!!!! {Squishy Newborn Goodness}


Presleigh Part II

Pretty girl Presliegh {Part II}

After our girl Presleigh got cleaned up and had a few days of beauty sleep, she came to see me in the studio and while she decided that since she was at Auntie Didi's house- so it must be time for a party..... she was nearly impossible to get to sleep...... but finally.... we got her rocked out and created these with a few props and her natural beauty.   {sigh}  I do love SNG! {Squishy Newborn Goodness}
Thanks for coming to play Miss P!

XOXO  Didi V

{this.... is just because she holds the keys to daddy's heart}

{Can you even stand that kissy-lip??????}

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Presleigh Ryan

Pretty Little Presleigh.....  Oh how we've waited for you!!!  Where do I begin?  

Do I start 15 some odd years ago with your fresh face momma- right out of high school- the baby cousin of my friend's friend?  Or  being there for so much of your parents lives over the years...  It certainly isn't limited to your daddy's patience with your momma and me....... and your  momma being my grunt, lab rat and assistant extraordinaire  for experimental photo sessions, my cooking partner in crime, my walking for a cure buddy..... or just the fact that you were so long in  the wanting and waiting process for your parents.....  We are so glad you are finally here!

I had the privilge of being present at your birth little one- and you (and your parents) are amazing!
Love you little one!  So blessed to be a part of your life!

xoxo Didi V



How you gonna act when you're the newest kid on the block???  
Well, when you're born to a couple of the coolest Rock-a-Billy parents around.... 
{Mom's a stunner who resembles Betty Boop and Daddio is a vintage looking Harley guy} 
you're gonna rock that Radio Flier like you stole it!

And while some kids dream of ponies and Teddy Bears..... 
Kool Kids like ANSEN dream of wrenches, gaskets, gear ratios, grease zirts and oil cans.  
The boy is destined to be riding in a side car before he can walk!
I heart this family - I've been friends with momma for over 15 years and I'm thrilled to have followed her growth from fun party girl fresh out of school to stunning married woman and now as a momma.
Congrats guys!
xoxo Didi V


Hey folks.... I'mmmmmmmm BAAAACCCCCKKKKK!  And before you say that I'm a total SLACKER.....

The Urban Dictionary defines the word SLACKER as such:

Someone who puts off doing things to the last minute, and when the last minutes comes, decides it wasn't all that important anyways and forgets about it...

Now, while part of that may be true on my part...... I have been good about maintaining the fan page for you Facebook Fans.....  but I have been utterly and completely lame about blogging.   And it's not that it's NOT important- at all.... but there is just only so many hours in a day.  Or as my grand-dad used to say... "You can't fit 10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bucket".

'Nuff said.

So here is my apology and excuse all in one.....

Uhm, yeah, uh-hemmmmmm.... I know.  It's been almost 6 months, yes, SIX MONTHS since I've blogged. Nothing. Nada. Nil. Zip. Zero. Zeta. Not a danged thing.  And I'm sorry.  I promise to do better this year!

Yes, I am still a photographer.  {YES, a working photographer!}
Yes, I am still actively shooting photos... for other people.
Yes, I am booking sessions again!
Yes, I still work at my day job.
Yes, my kids are now teens... and with that chaotic roller coaster comes 3 sports and 5 schedules this season. (and the off season training for two teams this winter was at a heavily scheduled price of 8.5 days/week.  And by 8.5 days/ week, I mean that my girls had two a day practices, several times a week along with their weekday practices.... and that Mr. Miles and I... spread from Hell to breakfast.
Yes, my husband coaches and heads up T&D for LSLL.
Yes, our dogs agree that we should be around to snuggle more.
And, yes, tho we are ridiculously busy these days...... Occasionally we try and be social and have folks over for dinner or drinks.. which is rare anymore with the whack-a-doodle schedules we keep..... but it's great when we do- because we get more cleaning done around our house and yard that way!!!!  So if you are thinking we've been avoiding you.... not the case.

So there you go- stay tuned, tell your friends about us here at My crazy,crazy life, over on Facebook at Natural Approach Photography AND you can check out the brand spanking new website at

I'll bring you some photo love from the last few months shortly!

xoxo Didi V