Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Introducing Mia {Baton Rouge Children’s Photographer}

September 1st, 2017 | Children, Personal

You may have noticed that I have been a little bit MIA for a while. It is for good reason. In January of 2016 we welcomed the most perfect little girl into our home. It has been a long road but as of last Friday, she is officially a Martin!

Book your appointments now for your Family Christmas Card photos so that I can afford to buy this girl more clothes (like she she needs them lol)!
Special thank you to Emily with Center for adoption for getting this done for us!

Mia’s fan club!

Incredible India

January 13th, 2013 | Personal, Travel, Uncategorized

I came across these files tonight while doing some work. Apparently I had exported these images with the intentions to share them but never did. I don’t even think they have been photoshopped but since here they are and they look pretty decent I figured I should share them.
Maybe one of these days I will get around to posting more.

Fire and iPads -My morning

March 15th, 2012 | Personal

If you are ever wondering why I post your gallery a few days later than expected, or why an order may not be here within the usual 2.5 weeks or why it takes me 2 days to return an email or phone call….. Let me just recap this morning for you. My days are like this most days, give or take   some flames or broken iPads.

Let me preface this by saying this could have been so much worse. I have a dear friend who lost everything a couple months ago when her historic home burned to the ground.

My daughter Camille comes into my room and whispers to my husband “I need to tell you something” (this isn’t unusual he’s the go to if she thinks mom will freak out) I over hear her saying something about a something slipping out and a crack….. Short part of that story is she broke my ipad. It wasn’t bad really just  some crack in the screen on the corner.

Not even 10 minutes later my other daughter Ava comes running in my screaming and can barely get out the words “Camille caught her room on fire!” I jump up and throw a robe on and see my husband standing in the kitchen and out comes other daughter screaming. I get in after my husband and he is trying to beat out a fire. The room is full of smoke and flames. Me and the girls run outside, Camille is yelling at him to open the window then she starts squirting water in the room. He yells at her to stop (I didn’t realize he didn’t tell her to do that). Everything is under control at that point. a few minutes later I go back in there to bring a fan to filter out the air and notice the clothes in the drawer right there are still burning even though there are no flames, so I throw it out the window. Finally deep breath.

Now let me backtrack… Just yesterday or the day before my son lit a puff thing (in picture below) and blew it out in her room. I know I know… he is a piro… he gets it honetly….truth be told I am suprized that something like this has not happened already. After all they have lit firecrackers in the house before. (tiny dynomite and smoke bombs)

Her room is different now, several of those puff things were grouped together and just hanging from the bottom of one of those stuffed animal nets in the corner of the room.  What she said happened was that she was lighting a candle and that puff thing somehow caught on fire. (I can’t be certain if this is really what happened or she was trying out her brother’s experiment) Basically it travelled up those puffs and caught the whole net of animals on fire and either it fell or my husband knocked it down and beat out the fire. I am so thankful that my biggest problem now is just a stinky mess.

It was very scary for all of us. But especially Camille, I know she felt terrible.


Moral of the story: don’t judge me because you don’t have to live with these kids! LOL


No really, we have an eventful never a dull moment home and things get chaotic and stressful and most days I am on the verge of running away of killing someone. But at least my kids will never say they had a boring life. Hank’s grandmother always says I have “spirited children” and though most days I have to put my earphones in and blast music to tune out the insanity, I wouldn’t trade it for



Meg wrote:

Sounds like a typical Martin morning, no? haha. Love you guys.

 [ Mar 15th, 2012 12:40 pm ]
claire wrote:

I thought for sure that you were going to mention your other child, Sack, and his destruction and high demands for attention :)Glad everyone is ok.

 [ Mar 15th, 2012 10:30 am ]
claire wrote:

I thought for sure that you were going to mention your other child, Sack, and his destruction and high demands for attention 🙂

 [ Mar 15th, 2012 10:30 am ]

A Weekend Trip

March 8th, 2011 | Personal

This weekend we travelled to Nashville to visit our friends Bobby and Lindsay and their new baby Clive. Bobby is the photographer who we have travelled with on 2 international trips “The Raddest Photo Trip Ever“.  We also met up with some other friends who recently moved there, and met my mom there to buy her car. It was alot of stuff to fit into 4 days! I am very happy to say that we are HOME!!! So if you tried to contact me after Thursday of last week, you can expect a reply or phone call in the next day or so. Anyone else out there with kids who CONSTANTLY FIGHT??? Geez, although we did have fun,  this trip has done me in!

Here are a few highlights from the trip

(1) Camille and Her Friend Caroline at The Adventure Science Center in Nashville  (2) Ava testing out microgravity at the science center. (3) My husband and kids having a pillow fight at the hotel

(1) Ava wearing her “ugly” mask she made in school. (2) The Grand Ole Opry show featuring Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Eden’s edge and a few other people. (3) The Band Perry performing.

(1) A funny sign in the bathroom of a flea market. (2) Payton helping to hold an albino Burmese python (3) Ava holding a little snake

(1) Camille dreaming about being able to drive (3) My malti-poo Lucy and her aunt Rosie (3) Ava and little Clive Earle (Bobby and Lindsay’s son)

(1) Ava with her fake teeth and Bobby Earle (2) The kids playing bumper cars at Goofballs (3) Payton and Ava playing Mario Cart on the Wii at Goofballs.

If you live in or plan to visit the Franklin/Nashville TN area and need something to do with the kids my kids had a GREAT time at goofballs and the staff was so incredibly nice!

Also they LOVED the science museum. There was tons to do and the admission was only $9 for kids.

**all pictures on this post were taken on my iphone4 and edited through the instagram app

More of China

May 9th, 2010 | Personal, Travel

These images are from the first couple days we spent in China.

We went to a local market to get some breakfast…. Doesn’t that duck look Yummy??

Travelling buddies

Our first stop was to a Unic cemetery where I took this photo that I love.

Next we went to a temple outside of Beijing. It was so different from what we saw in Cambodia. Had a bit of a Mexican flair to me.

Next we took long winding mountain roads, which made me terribly car sick, to this little village.

I LOVE this photo too

Happy Easter

April 3rd, 2010 | Personal

This gets me everytime!!

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