Eau Claire Photographer • kate bentley

Eau Claire, WI + Rockford, IL lifestyle photography.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

moving forward.

Time to make some lovely and exciting changes around here. Please join me on the new blog. Remember to update your readers as well!

In addition to the new blog, my new website can be found here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

{ personal post } more adventures of sammo.

What if a two year old was given the option to pick out her own outfit and dictate her hairstyle for the day? Well, I'm pretty sure it would look something quite like the following...

It all starts out innocent enough. Samantha is obsessed with all things "spoooooky" lately and decided she wanted to wear her Bubby's old Halloween shirt today. Fair enough. We had no plans other than working on some projects around the house so the chances of raising eyebrows by letting your daughter wear a trick or treat shirt in February were slim.

She then asked me to put some clippies in to keep the hair out of her eyes that I'm still refusing to cut or trim. Ah well, I'm sure she'll cut her own hair soon enough as this seems to be about the age that those tragedies occur, no matter how hard one stashes every single pair of scissors they own in the deepest, darkest corners of their junk drawer.

aaaaaaaaaand things went downhill from there. Two clippies led to the entire sheet of clippies and me stopping my design work to load a card in the camera while laughing hysterically.

Scott came home from work to find the girls and I crammed into my office and cracking up over both the massive amount of clippies and Samantha referring to her new hairstyle as "DEEEEEELISHIOUS!"


Thursday, February 18, 2010

{ personal post } awake.

There is something so amazing about our schedule now that my hubster is on days. Scott gets to see the girls when they are awake and well, that's pretty awesome. Just ask them.

And I have to share what Samantha likes to do in my office when I'm working. She's supposed to be downstairs playing with daddy while I finish up some layouts in peace. Well, Samantha happens to think that idea is crap. So she sneaks back upstairs alot. On her way to my little nook, she usually tip toes into Stephen's room to markerjack his art case and looks for things that are not paper in here to color on. Today, she skipped the markers and chose stickers as her medium. Who knows where the rest of the stickers from the sheet are hidden...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

{ sleep }

“There will be sleeping enough in the grave” : Benjamin Franklin

These are words Vivian lives by. While I do enjoy my industrial strength coffee in the mornings, I do wish she would enjoy sleep just a wee bit more.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

{ personal post } the boy.

So, we have news in our house. News I am struggling to come to terms with. No, nothing bad. Just the fact that my child is even old enough to lose his first tooth. *sigh* And the fact that the next door neighbor of said missing tooth is also wiggly is unnerving. My little man is no longer little. When exactly did that happen? Stephen also informed me that the tooth fairy that would be coming to our house that evening wouldn't bring such an ordinary thing as money, but a lego set instead. My, how the world changes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

{ ch-ch-ch-changes? } bigger is better.


..and there's more changes on the way in the coming weeks. Yep.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

{ personal post } The girls.

While the hubster is at work and the boy is at school, the girls have a pajama party.

Friday, January 22, 2010

{ Eau Claire, WI } Frosty.

Mmmmm, I love a good frosting! Thankfully, the hubster was able to drop what he was doing at work to come and watch the kiddos allowing me to head out with my camera. My love affair with my 50mm continues. I leave the house with a bag of lenses and can't bring myself to change to anything else.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

{ personal post } such a tease.

More to come tomorrow, but until then, proof that Samantha has been practicing her pout.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

{ personal post } move[d]

So, we're in Eau Claire and beginning to get settled. Anything still in boxes has been hidden away in the basement so I can ignore it until further notice or we move again. har.

With all of this going on, my poor camera was abandoned in its bag since the holiday. I'd neglected the one thing that has always pulled me through dark or unsure times.

So today my darling husband set me free and told me to go forth and capture. And I did. I can't wait to start picking up some clients up here as I'm salivating at the thought of some of these places in the spring! *swoon*

I started off at home. My little Samantha is quite the artist lately and I'm thinking one of these will wind up as a gallery wrapped canvas in her room:

My Lola enjoying some couch time.

And my adventure:

And it's no fun out wandering about without trying to capture myself in a window somewhere...

And all of this gave me some ideas for a new project for this year, but I need to do some real thinking before I commit to it.

All in all, it was nice to have my little companion in my hands again while wandering around our new digs.