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The Sweet Life

Since family pictures now arrive on a daily basis in the form on Christmas cards, I’m DSC 0101bnwinterrupting my India posts to talk about my favorite photographer!

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Sometimes you come across people who are so incredibly talented that you wonder how in the world they are not making millions of dollars following that talent?!  

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I know a person like that, Lynn.  She is the daughter of another talented photographer but thus far, she is not doing this professionally.  Fortunately for me, we became friends after she photographed my children.  She gave me invaluable photographs that will grace my walls forever.  Dramatic...yes it sounds that way.  But let me tell you, what photographer do you know that will show up five days after you have a baby to make sure she gets those shots that are so unique to baby less than a week old?  Yep, she did that!  Reeya 0065 days old, February 2010

In fact, she took the day off from her job to drive well over an hour to my house and showed up unannounced because she knew I would probably not agree to a photo session.  I was still reeling from my c-section, slightly post-partum, taking care of a baby and a toddler and I looked haggard.  I was not one of those ladies who got their hair and nails done before my delivery, I suppose I'm just not that sophisticated!  Well maybe a pedicure, I did have one of those but then who photographs feet...that did me no good!  

Reeya 040Anyway, when Lynn showed up at my front door, I freaked out.  I had not even taken a shower yet that morning and there was nothing picture-worthy about my appearance.  In fact, I was exhausted from nursing the baby all night, bleeding way more than I did the first time around, and just avoiding the world.  But then there she was, camera in hand.  She saw my face and she was so calm and collected.  She shooed me off to take a shower while she took baby Reeya and set her up for pictures.  A mother herself, she has a magical touch with children.  Mine just love her.  

The newborn was asleep most of the time but she took those precious pictures, which she said would be impossible even a week later.  She made an effort to capture moments that I would never have been able to and she was so gracious and generous in the way she did it.  SO...I am constantly trying to think of ways to thank her. Coffee is her favorite and she loves books...but as my oldest is five, I’ve exhausted most options.family1 5x71December 2012

When her beautiful family bought a house recently, I thought a Home Depot gift card would hardly suffice.  In addition, I made personalized cookies to commemorate the home purchase.  They are an amazing family and with all the sweetness Lynn has bought into my life, I wanted to send some back!maylehome


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About Ameeta

Moms of the world...we're in the kitchen all the time so why not make it fun...RIGHT?! After working in the field of higher education for over a decade, I decided to stay home. Being here is wonderful (sometimes!). BUT, I love the invaluable (read crazy but good) moments with my children. One thing I miss about work is having a creative outlet. Decorating cakes and cookies gives me that focus for my creativity. It's therapeutic to work on cakes, cookies and the like. As you will understand, with two young children, lots of therapy is necessary! Hence I've been baking more and more....and in my blog I'll be sharing my culinary adventures with you with a side serving of raising my two kids! For pictures and information about my confections, please visit my site at



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