Family Pictures by LB Photography

Lori (LB Photography) and I had planned to meet up in November 2012 to have our family pictures done! Well that day didn’t quite work out so we finally found time again a few weeks ago.

We looked at a few color options/poses on Pinterest. We knew we had to find some good poses considering we had 14 people! Here were a few poses Lori had pinned on pinterest for our big family: http://pinterest.com/LBBoutique12/family-photo-shoot/

We decided on blue/tan/white with a little bit of pink added in! (Love these colors and we both agreed they would look nice all together). Lori said we need some patterns to be added in so it wouldn’t be so plain. Stripes, plaid, layers it was! It was stressful trying to coordinate 14 peoples outfits but staying on the color scheme we just had to make sure we didn’t have too many stripes/etc.

They came AMAZING!! We did 2 group shots followed by each individual family.

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I LOVE this picture of everyone

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Tried another pose from pinterest

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We then did the grandgirls, grandboys and one of all of the grandkids!

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I loved how the colors turned out together!

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Kiawah Instagram Pictures

I love taking pictures. Which is pretty obvious if you follow me on instagram: http://instagram.com/alexandratobey#

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Here are a few I took in Kiawah…

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From last trip but my favorite

Amazing skies in Kiawah.

Missing the beach oh so much! Hope your week goes well.

(All taken with my phone which is a Droid Incredible 4G)

Lake Trip with friends

Last weekend a bunch of us went to Devils Lake in Michigan. My friend, Ashley’s family has a lake house.

We had such a good time boating, jet skiing, drinking and floating!

The lake provided for some GREAT sunset pictures. I took maybe 40 but tried to pick just a select few 🙂

Lake 1
So pretty

Lake 2
Sunset

Lake 3
Booze cruise

Lake 4
Gorgeous

Lake 5
Floating

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Jet Skiing

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love this picture!

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LOVE!

Hope your weekend is fantastic!

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Hope your long weekend was amazing!

I wanted to tell you an awesome thing that happened. On January 29 of this year my Mom and I were headed to LA to be on the ELLEN Show!

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The show called my Dad here at work on January 28 (Monday). No one believed them when they said “This is Ellen from the Ellen DeGeneres Show”. (This was producer Ellen, not the REAL Ellen). They were looking for my Mom. After some convincing, my Dad finally called my mom and told her to call them back. Mom called them back at 5:00 on Monday. Mom and I were on a plane Tuesday morning at 11am headed out to LA.

Why did they want my Mom on the Ellen show?

We meet the sweetest woman at a 2010 Rotary Christmas party who did not sign up in time and had 4 young children at home who were not going to have a Christmas. Mom took their information and we went shopping! We wrapped the presents and took them over to Ry’Shonda when the kids were at school. We have done this every year since. These children are amazing because their mom is even more amazing! They deserve all the best in the world. Ry’Shonda wrote into Ellen about my mom. She said my Mom is her “Angel” and wanted Ellen to give her something. Well Ellen did that and gave Ry’Shonda even more!

Watch the clip here! http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/31/a-heartwarming-surprise-for-ryshonda/

We were only in LA for 2 days. We made the most of it! Stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel right on Hollywood Blvd! It was such a great experience!

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Dinner at Hard Rock Hollywood

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Warner Brothers Studio

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Outside the Ellen Entrance

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So much fun

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Ellen Chair (In a waiting room)

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Ellen Chair!

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On Hollywood Blvd

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Hollywood Sign

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Waiting to head into the studio. Ry’Shonda didn’t know we were there so we were hidden

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Watching them film on a backstage TV

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PINKBERRY!! My main goal in LA was to get some Pinkberry.

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Sunset over downtown LA from our Hotel Room

Watch what Ellen did for Ry’Shonda and her 4 children. AMAZING!

Be kind to one another 🙂

Favorite Pictures

I love taking pictures. I am so lucky that I go to Kiawah a few times a year and that is how I get amazing pictures like these;

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These were taken in St. Johns, USVI (Caneel Bay). I was there for a wedding in December. It was gorgeous!

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Hopefully makes your Monday a little bit better!
I use a Cannon PowerShot and the Nikon J1 (Ashton Kutcher Camera) haha

How cool is this?

Happy Friday! It is almost Cinco De Mayo….I love me some margaritas!

So excited it is almost the weekend.

I listen to Elvis Duran and the morning show EVERY morning. I love realness of the show! They are always talking about the new coolest stuff. Carla Marie brought this to my attention this morning.

http://printstagr.am/ You’re Welcome!!!

Instagram is my favorite app that I use. I take pictures of everything. Pictures last forever.

This website prints all of your Instagram photos…

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In 2 different sizes with options to create these fun items…

insta 2 Frame

insta 3 Calendar

insta 5 Poster

insta 6 Tinybook

insta 7 Mini prints

insta 8 Minibooks

insta 9 You can get someone a gift card!

I may be spending all my time figuring out what to order and in what size. Anyone else think this is super cool?

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(All pictures taken from http://printstagr.am/)

Have a fun and safe weekend…drink a lot of margaritas!