Moving up and Moving on!

Well faithful blog readers, you wait in suspense no more!! All the behind the scenes work on my new adventure is complete and the new site goes live at 12pm EST!!!

So what will you be doing at lunchtime?  Clicking your way on over to Jared and Debbie Photography – of course!!  If you’re feeling click happy, head over to our new facebook page where you can be the first to see sneak peeks and keep up with all of our latest happenings!

A HUGE thank you for everyone who has followed my work thus far!  I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of your support!

See you on the new page 🙂

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I’m still here – for now!

Hello faithful blog readers!!

I apologize for leaving you hanging over the past few weeks.  There is a TON of behind the scenes work going on that will hopefully be completed by November 15th.  There will be a new name, new blog and, most importantly, a new partner in crime.

What’s that you say? The suspense is killing you?!?  Ok, I’ll give you a hint.  My new business partner is incredibly good-looking, talented, smart, funny and just so happens to live in the same apartment as I do.  And no, it’s not Apollo.

So please bear with us while we are in construction mode – you won’t want to miss the big reveal!!

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Happy First Birthday Isabelle!

I can’t believe that October 20, 2010 is here.  October 20, 2009 was a day that tested my patience.  I went to work knowing Isabelle was going to arrive in a matter of hours.  And I waited.  Checked my phone for the 30th time in as many minutes and waited some more. Then, finally, it came.  The picture I was waiting for.  A perfect, healthy, beautiful baby girl staring back at me from the screen of my Blackberry.  I teared up a little as I walked into my boss’s office proclaiming, “Just look at her!  Isn’t she just perfect!”  And perfect she was.

The first time I held her, she fell asleep in my arms.  I looked down at her and stared for as long as I could so I could always remember that moment.  Freeze time.  So she would stay that little baby forever in my mind.

And yet here we are, October 20th, 2010.  She walks and talks and is growing like a weed. Her hair grows longer and curlier each time I see her.  She’d rather be romping around the house then be held as she falls asleep.  Yet last month when I visited, I was able to freeze another moment in time.  I was down on the floor with Isabelle as she crawled about playing with her toys.  Snapping away behind my camera, I took it away from my face for a moment as she got closer.  She swung her chubby arms up towards my face and settled them around my neck.  Our first hug.

While I can’t wait to watch her grow and teach her to be a soccer and basketball superstar like her mommy and god-mommy, I always want to remember her being this little.  So I keep taking pictures of her every chance I get and even without the camera, I’ll keep freezing these moments in time.  So she’ll be little forever.

Here we are in early January, when my hand could cover her whole body!

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Announcing: Isabelle week!

In celebration of the upcoming FIRST birthday of my darling god-daughter, I’m declaring this Isabelle week on the blog!  I can already hear my mom saying, “What?!? I brought you into this world and I don’t get a week dedicated to me on your blog?!?” Yes, mom, that is correct.  And no, that doesn’t sanction you taking me out of this world.

So, let us start from the beginning.  It was Isabelle’s first full day at home, and she made sure her parents didn’t sleep a wink the night before.  After being fussy all night, she had no problem snoozing on and off all day.

Four days old…

With Uncle Bryce who is equally adorable!

Awake for half a second…

Absolute perfection…

Too all my photo peeps out there, please know that these were all taken at ISO 1600 (as high as the D60 would go), at an incredibly slow shutter speed, without flash and in auto mode.  Yep, those were the early days.  Still love these pics though 🙂

Stay tuned for the next set!

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Amrita and Izi’s Sangeet

Since I already introduced you to the beautiful Amrita when she got her bridal mendhi done, it won’t come as a surprise to you that I’m posting a TON of pictures from her Sangeet!   I couldn’t resist – Amrita is just too gorgeous!

And how cute is her mom?!? Must run in the family 🙂

What you don’t see in these next sets is the nervousness that Amrita was feeling in the pit of her stomach.  She was so anxious and excited for Izi’s grand entrance later that night.



Then it was time to finally get the party started!  The evening began with dancing and singing by the females on Amrita’s side of the family.

Back to dancing!

And finally, the moment everyone was waiting for… Izi’s arrival!

Sure Amrita was having a good time with her family and friends before Izi’s arrival but that anxiousness didn’t fade until he was finally there.  It was so cute to see her immediately become relaxed and overjoyed simply by his presence. 

Such an adorable couple who will surely have a lifetime of happiness ahead of them.  Thanks to Binita for allowing me to join!  Click here to see Binita’s shots of the day!

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A FAN-tastic Giveaway!

In honor of all my fabulous Facebook fans, I’ve decided to giveaway THREE free photo sessions!!! Call me crazy but I love to give back and this is my way of saying thanks to all of you who are believing in me!

Who: Open to North Country Residents (30mi radius from Plattsburgh, NY) and MA Residents only
Dates: TBD with winners, must be completed in 2010!
Details: This will include one hour of my time along with a CD of the best 25 images, edited and ready to print!

– Babies – the focus here will be on the little ones!
– Family – get the whole gang together in time for the holiday card!
– Couples/Individuals – you and your honey or just you and your fabulous self, getting some fresh pics for Facebook!

How to enter:
– You must be a fan of the Deb Davis Photo Facebook Page
– Comment on the Deb Davis Photo Facebook wall, stating which category you would like to be entered in (only one category per person)

How you could win!
– One winner will be chosen at random from each category
– Winner will be announced on Monday, October 18th!

Contest runs from 10/13/10 at noon until 10/17/10 at 10pm. Good Luck!!!

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October 9, 2006

Driving down North Catherine Street and approaching the intersection with Broad, the sun was beaming on a beautiful fall day.  The streets were quite as most students had taken advantage of the first long weekend of the semester to go home.  Not me, home was the same town I went to college in.

So driving to campus on that Saturday morning I thought what a perfect weekend it would be for a hike.  Fall foliage was at it’s peak and the forecast showed nothing but pure sunshine.

I arrived at campus to meet up with Jared and Taylor, my economics study buddies (Taylor and I go way back to modified soccer and we met Jared the previous fall in Finance class).  We small talked, studied and small talked a little more until it became time to leave.  Commenting on the perfect weather, Jared mentionned it would be a perfect weekend for a hike.  Trying to contain my excitement, I agreed and we made plans to do just that.

Let’s just say the sun wasn’t the only thing beaming on my drive home.  My crush on Jared resurfaced before school even started when I saw him walk into the gym with a friend.  His long, lacrosse hair was buzzed off, making me do a double take as he walked through the door.  My pace on the elliptical slowed as my heart pounded faster.  He came over to ask how my summer was and tell me about the apartment that he was moving into with his lacrosse buddies and that I should stop over.  “Yeah, sure,” was all I could muster while sweating profusely and feeling like my heart was going to explode.  He smiled and said it was good to see me as he made his way toward the free weights.  A smile crept onto my face, as I tried to dissect what just happened.  It was then that I truly understood what “out of sight, out of mind” meant.

I made a CD for the drive to Giant Mountain, all the latest pop and rap songs, of course. Conversation was light as my mind raced, thinking about what the day would bring.

From the moment we hit the trails, we started talking.  About growing up, sports, family and everything in between.  He let me take the lead and only later did I find out that he did this so he could stare at my butt in my hiking pants.  A true gentleman, really.  He also came to regret the fact that he let me lead, as he had to keep up.  I was in shape since basketball tryouts were starting that week.  Jared told me later how he was thinking about how my pace was effortlessly fast and that he couldn’t complain, because he was trying to impress me.

We got to the top and the foliage was everything I hoped it would be.
We ate our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and relaxed at the top of the mountain, taking in the views.  Even with my crummy point and shoot, I had to get some we-made-it-to-the-top pics.  So I passed the camera to Jared so he could take a picture of me:
And then it was his turn:
And somehow I was able to muster up the confidence to get one of us together, and I’m so glad I did.  This is our first picture together:
We made our way down the mountain and somehow took the wrong path and had to double back.  It took us twice as long to get down as it did up but that didn’t matter.  I wasn’t thinking about the back of my heals where I was losing skin with every step.  I was caught up in conversation and my thoughts that brought a smile to my face as Jared led us down the mountain.

We finally made it back to my car and drove home signing along to rap songs and laughing the whole way.  I’d like to say from that point on we were inseperable and we were, as friends.  The relationship wouldn’t happen for a few more months but that doesn’t matter now.

Now, four years later, he’s still asleep at 10am while I write this.  I picked him up from the subway last night and brought the kleenex like he asked.  I dropped him off at home as I went to the store for chicken noodle soup, Gatorade, OJ and NyQuil.  I warmed up his soup and made sure he got to bed early.

I had hoped to go to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard today, as Jared has been craving to get some fresh apple cider donuts.  Once again, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful fall day.  It’s another October 9th that I’ll get to spend with him, if he ever gets out of bed. But this October 9th, it’s more.  I’m his future wife, he’s my future husband.  And we’ll have plenty of October days to enjoy in the years to come.
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