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The looks of my life; the looks of my loves, and what I look like.

I love the look on Jaren’s face when we are at a party and I catch him staring at me from across the room, looking at me like he is seeing me for the first time. I love the smile I get from Gunnar when we are on the carpet playing cars, trains, or dinosaurs; he stares at me amazed, like I am the coolest mom who has motorized and prehistoric sounds coming from my mouth. I am in love with the look I get from my baby girl each morning when i get her out of bed; she beams because I am someone special to her. I love my parents’ faces when I walk through the doors of home after having been gone for a long time; their eyes fill with love, and I see a reminiscent comfort. I love the expression my sister gives when she realizes the adoption cleared; they will be getting another baby.  I love the weary grin on my brother’s face as he crosses the finish line of his 64th marathon.  I love the surprise on my girlfriend’s face when I gift her our favorite lip gloss we thought was discontinued. I love the look on my face when I find the perfect pair of slimming jeans or the most flattering swimsuit. I even love the look on children’s faces when they get all pouty and sad because they don’t get their way. I love the look of graduation day: the look of accomplishment, success, and the anticipated future. I love the look of a man totally devoted to one woman because she completes his heart. I love the look of unexpected surprises, the look of a fourth of July picnic, the look of first visits to Disneyland, the look of falling stars, the look of Winter's first snow, the look of a long overdue vacation, the look of winning soccer teams, the look of cookies fresh from the oven, the look of christmas morning, the look of family, the look of mothers drinking in their new babies, the look of unspoken yet powerfully present love. I love the expressions, the countenances, the features, and the presence of life and its undeniably endearing moments, and I love immortalizing them forever with my camera. 

This blog fuses the looks of my life and looks of my loves. It follows my expressions of growth, both professional and personal, and it allows you to take a peek at my moments, my thoughts, and my heart.

I would love to meet your look. 

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by this time the summer is usually well under way. it’s normally pretty toasty by about now; days are filled with water adventure and at night the fans run full force. the weather has been so precarious i needed to borrow a blanket to keep warm on the 4th. i am not complaining, just sayin’ that this summer and her weather have been a bit, well, strange. it’s still way too comfortable. i know it’s coming and it will be hot until november; i’m just waiting for it to hit!!

things did certainly heat up when janelle and chris were in town.

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chris is headed to a consistently warm afghanistan soon. janelle’s one request before he left were a few pictures of them, together, to remind them of the summer before he went away, just for a bit.

our shoot fell perfectly on july 4th weekend. the circumstances and the holiday were befitting.

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love this one; it just felt so american eagle-esque…

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i am so inspired by the men and women who leave everything they know and love behind to fulfill a call they are compelled to answer. my heart aches for them when i consider what is put on “hold” at home. and my heart swells with some crazy pride when i think of all they sacrifice of themselves to serve and protect our liberties and country. that gets me all kinds of emotional thinking about it. i am grateful for you chris; thank you for being so brave and true to the compulsion you felt inside. you are a hero to so many, and i know you will be held close in many hearts while you are away.

especially janelle’s.

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janelle is brave too. she has a routine and follows it, and i know that helps her when the days feel long and the nights a bit lonely, but she was incredibly strong and supportive when we discussed the next few months. i could tell she was proud of him too, and had every confidence in him, his abilities, his convictions and mostly in their relationship. their connection is what keeps them both breathing, in an out, while time and distance separate.

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speaking of connection…i’m going to turn the heat up…high. right now. if you weren’t feeling the summer heat before either, get ready…here it comes… and if you want to keep yourself rather cool then head to a blog that explains how to make summer crafts with pipe cleaners, felt, and paste, because it’s getting steamy in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

by the way, i LOVE these images. they were some of my favorites from the shoot.

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incredible…

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these two are lucky to have each other, near or far. we were also lucky to stumble on this beauty…and the amazingly kind owners…i am sure they could have steamed up old rosie’s windows, but they kept it mellow with so many passersby. ;)

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janelle and chris, may the time fly. chris, may you be safe and protected, and may your conviction carry you quickly through the next months. janelle, may you find yourself busy with all of your hobbies and school. (let’s get that shoot planned; i am in, for sure!!) and may your heart know he will come home quickly.

may you both see and feel that what you have is undeniably real and good.

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thank you again so much chris for what you are sacrificing, and janelle, thank you for sharing him with our country; we are grateful!! thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this season in your life. it will pass quickly; i am sure of it!! until then you are both in my thoughts and prayers. much love, kj

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July 18, 2010 - 1:19 pm Eileen - These are really beautiful! Love your style:)

July 15, 2010 - 11:56 am Kari Green - Amazing Kamee and Janelle you look beautiful!

July 15, 2010 - 8:02 am AnneMariez - how can you not like these? just awesome!! I swear, I think you get better and better each time I see your passion (can't call this work when it looks this good!!!)

July 13, 2010 - 4:51 pm Allison - These photos are unreal! What sweet moments you captured, Kamee. Janelle, you are going to have a crazy time choosing which ones you want!

July 13, 2010 - 3:59 pm Megan C - Kamee~ Love your work! You captured Janelle and Chris perfectly. Janelle~I LOVE every single one of these pictures! You bother look stunning!!!!!!! What a treasure to have these photos while you and Chris are apart. Prayers to you both.

July 13, 2010 - 11:31 am Katherine Alice - In a word, BEAUTIFUL! I wish I were young and in love again.

July 12, 2010 - 10:26 pm Jessica B - Love love love them. Janelle, you look amazing. I don't know how you are ever going to choose which ones you want. Kamee, you do the most wonderful work, and the writing you add to your posts makes me feel like I know every person you shoot.

July 12, 2010 - 10:19 pm Rhonda - {KAMEE} in my shouting voice - OMG - awesome!! HOT - sexy!! LOVE IT!!! WOWZA! LOVE THEM!! These should get Chris through his time overseas! But he may have to hid them from the other guys!! LOL - Chris - thank you for your service and dedication to our country!! Janelle - thank you for sharing your man with us on this blog!!

July 12, 2010 - 4:41 pm Gus Jackson - Wow, beautiful couple. Beautiful in more than one way - Chris, thank you sir. Thank You. I love our Country and thank you for going and representing. Thank You for your sacrafice. I know it will be tough. But, you are tough and the U.S. is tough. Go and take care of business. Come home. Prayers are with you and your family.

July 12, 2010 - 1:08 pm Danielle S - OMG Kamee, I LOVE the steamy ones!!! Might have to do some sexy ones next time you shoot us. Mac's deploying too and there's another little on the way (another boy!) so who knows when that'll be, but I'm already excited!

July 12, 2010 - 12:01 pm jenni - The photos and the commentary brought tears to my eyes. They are beautiful and truly do show the love and connection you two share. I know how important it was for you to have these photos taken before chris leaves. I love you both so much. p.s. janelle, your thighs are NOT fat! love, mom

July 12, 2010 - 9:48 am Amanda - WOW! This couple is H.O.T.! Chris & Janelle - thank you both for your sacrifices! So amazing. What great pictures to have together.

July 12, 2010 - 9:08 am Alissa Ferullo - Ummm, WOW is all I can say. You actually made me cry with these, girl, and it's only 8:06 in the morning! ;) Sheesh! You've got mad talent not only in your photographs, but with your words; and this couple is gorgeous. Smoking hot it right!! A HUGE thank you to this gentleman for his courageous service - we are all indebted to you!!

July 12, 2010 - 8:03 am Danielle - Breathtaking! The ones with the flag are incredible! Your stuff is amazing! What a beautiful couple.

July 12, 2010 - 1:23 am Joy - Wow....these blew me away!!! It's way too hot in Phoenix to be looking at smoking pictures like these! ; ) Fabulous pictures that truly reflect a connection between these two people. I don't know them, but thank them for their service and sacrifice. Come home safe!

July 16, 2010 - 4:03 pm What I’ve Been Up To « The Deutsch Girl - [...] good excuses. Here’s one of my reasons…I took a little trip to California where I had these gorgeous photos taken. So while I’m recuperating and planning something big that I will share [...]

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