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I wanted to share a few more images from our wedding vow renewal since we just recently received them all. As I was looking them over it gave me goose bumps and brought tears to my eyes. This was by far one of the best days of my life, not including the days that I gave birth because nothing can top that!

 The meaning behind our vow renewal meant more to me than our actual wedding. I wanted our vow renewal ceremony to be simple and intimate, I did not want it to be about an event, the frill and fluff or a guest list. I wanted our day to be about us and our commitment to each other. We only had two guests, our daughters and it could have not been more perfect.

Reggie and I have not had a fairytale marriage and I do think that those exist. Over the years we have hit some bumps in the road and we have worked very hard to keep our love alive. Relationships in general are a lot of work and you have to be willing to put in the time and effort to maintain them. It’s a lot like tending a garden, you have to water it to see it grow. I truly feel the reward of the hard work that we have put in over the years and I have honestly never been so happy! After twelve years together and two children later we still choose each other.

You are AMAZING!! You give me butterflies in my stomach and you make me want to embrace life and live it to it’s fullest. You are the best dad ever and your dedication and commitment to our family is so very appreciated.
Baby, You Rock My World!!!

If you did not see my original post on our vow renewal you can see it here.

Thank you to our amazing photographer Heidi-O-Photo!

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My New Photography Studio

I am super excited to finally announce that I have a new studio! YAY

In addition to my on location sessions I will now be offering studio sessions for newborns and small children. I had an amazing opportunity to share a studio with Renee Whiting Photography and I could not be more happy about it!

The photography studio is located in Scotts Valley, CA in the Camper Evers Shopping Center. It is super cute and has a little boutique feel. You won’t see a shortage on props, hats, tutus, headbands, petti rompers etc.

For more information please visit my photography website.

{ Here is a little peak }

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February 22, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Quanessa - Very very nice…I AM looking for some ideas and inspiration.

Sunday Snapshot

Surround yourself with people that believe in your dreams!

My sweet girls and I bought these beautiful flowers at the farmer’s market this weekend.

~Photo processed with Florbella actions~


Ni Hao Yall

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September 10, 2012 - 10:46 am

Teri - I love these shots!!! So beautiful!

September 10, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Susan - Oh my!! Love those flowers/vase. What a beautiful picture.

And so sweet of your girls. I’ll be back!

September 10, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Aimee Pool - Thank You Susan!

September 10, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Aimee Pool - Thank You Teri!

September 11, 2012 - 4:42 am

Nancy - Gorgeous colors and photo. Well done Aimee and thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xo

September 11, 2012 - 6:36 am

Lee Ann L. - Beautiful glass (vase) and flowers.


a Letter to my Girls | Back to School 2012

Tomorrow my sweet girls will be starting school. Kinley will be entering the third grade and Hadley will be going into second grade. The summer went by at an amazingly fast rate but not without leaving us with many wonderful memories!

A Letter to my girls…

Dear Kinley & Hadley,

Tomorrow is your first day of second and third grade. As I sit here tonight I cherish these days that you are still small. I loved every minute of our summer together but it is now time to start another chapter as you enter a new school year. Your Daddy and I have so many wishes for both of you. We pray each day for your health and safety but our wishes extend far beyond that. We want you to be quick to help others, to not pass judgement and to be a good friend. We want you to try your best in school, extracurricular activities and in life. We do not care if you are the best or if your are the smartest but we always want you to give it your best effort.

We want you to be happy and we want you to learn how to choose joy. Life is not fair and things will not always go your way so we want you to understand that God gave you the ability to make your own choices as to how you will react to things. No matter what you are handed you can choose to have a positive attitude. If someone hurts your feelings we hope that you will choose to be kind anyway. Please do not ever tease another child and please treat others the way that you would like to be treated. Childhood is a sacred time and I hope that you would stand up for another child who was being left out or made fun of. You always have a choice and your Daddy and I pray that you will always choose kindness. Be brave my sweet girls and do not be afraid to help someone or to be a friend to a child that may not have any friends, make a difference in someones life and make others smile.

There are so many things that Daddy and I want for you. We want you to eat healthy, brush your teeth, do your homework, get good grades but mostly we want you to find what drives you, what excites you, what makes you want to be a better person and what makes you sparkle. You were given gifts when you were born and now is your time to discover them. I want you to try new things and I want you to get excited about life. You have blessings to offer and the time is now for you to start figuring out what your passions are. Don’t sell yourselves short with one thing, you have more than one gift. Daddy and I don’t care if you want to do underwater basket weaving but we want to see you light up, we want to see you get excited. Life is a blessing and your opportunity to live is now.

Do not be afraid to make mistakes, that is how you will learn and we would never expect you to be perfect. Follow your heart and listen for God’s voice i n all that you do. It is not important to impress others so always go with your gut and do what you know is right.

Maybe you do not understand everything that I am saying so I pray that you will live by a few golden rules:

Always be kind to others no matter how you feel
Be quick to apologize and quick to forgive
Think before you speak
Laugh Often
Do not Hold Grudges
Choose Happiness
Choose a Positive Attitude
Do not judge others
Be Respectful
Try your Best
Be a good Listener
Have Faith in the Lord and Pray Everyday!

Daddy and I love you both so much and we are so proud of you!

XOXO   ♥

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September 9, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Rebecca Cooper - Beautiful girls + beautiful photos! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up this week! Rebecca

September 10, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Aimee Pool - Thank You Rebecca!

September 12, 2012 - 8:32 am

Christy Kanawyer - Aimee you are such an amazing mother. You inspire me…I want to be a mother just like you. I really look up to you and the way you raise your two beautiful girls.

September 14, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Aimee Pool - Awe Christy, you brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much, you are so sweet!! XO ~Aimee


Please meet our newest member to the Pool family

Miss Merida Izzy Pool

My friend had rescued this sweet girl after she had been abandoned by a family that moved away and left her. Unfortunately, she did not get along with her other cat so they needed to find her a new home. I was not sure about taking in another animal since we already have two dogs and two rabbits but my girls have been wanting a kitty for so long. After lots of begging Reggie and I finally agreed to let them bring her home.

Miss Merida is the sweetest cat. She loves to be held and cuddled. I was a little worried about how she and our dogs would react to each other but it has been extremely smooth. Merida fit into our family so fast that it feels like she was just meant to be with us!

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