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I HAVE MOVED!

Sherry Muldoon

shot by kelsey paine

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to finally move my blog to my main website.  It has been hard to find the time to do this for myself.  I wanted everything that I do to be in one location so that it’s easier to find.  I have GREAT PLANS for 2013!  But, before I move on to that, I want to celebrate 2012.  If you are a current email subscriber, you have already moved with me.🙂  You should be receiving my next post on my new blog.

Celebrate 2012

So excited about the progress Dream Focus Studio has made and future plans for success.  Thank you to all my clients, friends, and family who have supported my passion and purpose.  I love you ALL!!! Pressing on……

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Christmas at the Muldoon’s

I have to say that this year was my FAVORITE CHRISTMAS so far!! Being a new mommy brings all the magic and wonder of the holidays to LIFE.  Even though Gabriel is too young to understand Santa Claus or any of that, he definitely knows that the family is here and there are so many fun things going on.  This is Gabriel’s signature “kissy face.”  He is such an affectionate little man.  This is Christmas Eve:Christmas

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Gabriel especially loves anything snuggly and fuzzy.  He walks around squeezing these teddy bears.  What a lovable baby.IMG_7045

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Then, Gabriel got to wear his new Reindeer tie to go visit his grandparents.  Does he not look GQ?IMG_7113

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After visiting the Grandparents, (I totally forgot to bring my camera :()  We do Santa’s job for the first time.  That’s Conor assembling Gabriel’s new slide.  It has a basketball hoop with football and soccer made especially for little hands.

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And I worked on Ginger Bread Teddy Bears for Santa.  Don’t laugh at my decorating skills.  ;0

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Christmas Morning.  Gabe sees the Sports Climber Slide thingy for the first time.  He was enjoying morning milk but, he didn’t let that go for a second.

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Luna thought that she got a new train for Christmas.
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Gabriel impressed us all by making a basket and then immediately moving the counter to 2 points.  How did  he know to do that?  Do we have a budding basketball star in our home?

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He also got a new Tonka Truck from  Maw Maw.

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And a new cell phone from Grandaddy and Mary Ann.IMG_7219

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A new reindeer blanket from Rudolph.  (I don’t remember Rudolph ever giving ME anything as a kid but, I guess my baby is pretty special.)IMG_7233

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What a great Christmas!! Gabriel hasn’t stopped playing since.  Thank you Santa and Rudolph and Daddy and Grandaddy and Mi Mi and Maw Maw and Grancy and Grim.  This little boy is in Christmas heaven!

First Birthday with Rylan and Rainbow CAKE!

We have celebrated so many great ONE YEAR birthdays this year at Dreamfocus Studio.  What an extreme pleasure  to get to celebrate ONE with Rylan and his family.  I got to meet Mr. Rylan this past year when we did bluebonnet photos.  This baby is super happy and all over the place.  And his mother, Quyen made this amazing RAINBOW cake.  I got to taste a bit of it myself. NOM….NOM….NOM…..

SO GOOD!

Thank you Moreland family!

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Christmas at the Washingtons

As soon as I opened the door at the Washington house, Kendall ran up and gave me a huge welcoming hug!!!  She was wearing her purple polka dotted robe and still getting her hair styled.  Coming back to photograph Ms. Kendall is like going to see family for the holidays.  We have a ritual now.  Around Christmas time, we get to kinda play dress up and take a few pics of the parents too.   And she tells me about how she loves math and  how well she is doing in school.  Santa Claus is definitely coming this year.

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Those EYES!!!!!
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Brionna’s 1st Birthday….

What an extreme pleasure to celebrate a ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY!! It has to be the best birthday EVER…… I loved watching Brionna and her proud parents celebrate this special occasion.  She is such a happy baby! We also got her in her 1st Halloween costume.  I don’t think a lion could be any cuter than this!  IMG_6037 IMG_6034 IMG_6031 IMG_6023-2 IMG_6022-2 IMG_6013-2 IMG_6008-2
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This shot was taken with a baby in one arm.   I was pretty proud of myself for pulling that one off.  I have to thank Gabriel for helping me build up “Mommy arms.”🙂

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Hoblitzelle Camp

Hoblitzelle Camp in Midlothian, Texas is a beautiful ranch where the Salvation Army chief officers and their families stay during their missions.   What a great time of the year to photograph members of such a superb organization of service.  I had been out to the camp before for another family that works for the SA.  The Luyk family have raised 3 amazingly, confident children.  Keisha is an extended family member that one of the girl’s took under her wing to mentor.  Since Keisha loves photography the way I do, I asked her to help me out through out the day and act as my assistant.  Of course, she  ROCKED it!!

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The family has started a tradition of taking pics at different places in this pose.  I didn’t really have to ask but, it means “Praise HIM!”  And I love how they “Praise HIM!”  everywhere they go! IMG_5110 IMG_5125 IMG_5134 IMG_5151 IMG_5160

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I asked them to be really serious for one.  This is what they gave me….I LOVED IT!IMG_5287 IMG_5290 IMG_5304 IMG_5322 IMG_5326 IMG_5335
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Remember that Salvation Army is a trusted organization and an excellent way to GIVE this holiday season.  You know that your dollars go to doing the “most good.”  I know my own family is starting our own giving tradition this year that will include organizations such as these.

More about Trains…

This was such a fun family shoot with Leslie, Gary, & Madden.  Madden is truly a fun, smart, and imaginative little boy.  We had a great, unexpected train visit at the end of our shoot.  What more could a little boy ask for?

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