Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Title: Happy Birthday!

Happy first Birthday Madeline.... we love you!









Yes.. ha :)this picture is right side up... on my back taking this picture... :)











Thank you Chris for a wonderful video...
music credit: Amy Seeley


G.

120 comments:

trinity said...

Gina, your pictures are beautiful and I loved the video that your husband put together. Awesome. Maddy is so photogenic! What a great memory for them. Happy 1st Birthday Madeline!

Amanda said...

PHENOMENAL photographs and subjects!

Sarah said...

Your photos are just gorgeous. I've just spent so much time pouring over everything on your blog--couldn't pull myself away!
Love, love, love the pictures of Madeline, especially those with her and the balloons.

Chris said...

beautiful as always and bittersweet.

happy birthday, miss madeline

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Gina! Happy Birthday sweet Maddy!

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Valerie said...

I love their blog and I LOVE these pics! Happy birthday Maddy!

rowena said...

the video put tears in my eyes. great captures gina.

darcie said...

breath taking...

erin said...

love the pictures. happy birthday, Madeline!!

Michelle P said...

Happy birthday princess...you deserve a great one! Great pics as always G...and love your subjects. :)

kbreints said...

Wow. Beautifully done! As a viewer we just get to jump right into the pictures!

jess in aloha said...

incredible and breathtaking....

Meghan said...

Wow Gina, those are so good. I can't believe that she is already 1! She looks a lot like her mom!!!
~Meghan

Wendi Schoffstall said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great job, I'm sure Matt will adore them!

Happy 1st precious girl!

Kristen said...

These are great!! Happy Birthday Madeline :)

Mark Leonard said...

Happy Birthday, Madeline!

Debra said...

Thanks for your helpful information today. Your pictures are amazing and we hope to meet you sometime in May.

Sara Stanton said...

Beautiful pictures. You capture the spirit of both subjects so very well. The love between Matt and Maddy comes trough so vividly! You are a talent for sure.

mattlogelin said...

shit.

(can i swear on your blog?)

how did i just find this at 12:35 on march 25?

i probably missed your e-mail today, alerting me to the photos.

anyway.

i'm pretty damn happy after seeing these photos.

and the one of us in the cage with the balloons?

proves that you are a genius with the camera.

thanks again for being our friend.

m. + m.

Jamie in the WA said...

Incredible talent! What a gift for Matt to have such beautiful pictures of him with Maddy. Thank you for sharing your talent with him and with us all! Those are treasures forever. ...and another thank you for the awesome video, too... These pictures leave me speechless and in awe.

Cinthia said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking pics Gina. Luv the upside down shot.. Happy 1st Birthday Madeline!((Hugs))

-all the way 4rm Malaysia.-

rebecca said...

Happy First Birthday Sweet, Sweet Madeline!!

Sol from Argentina said...

Congratulations Ms. Gina!
Your photography is stellar.
The beauty of these pictures is beyond words. Thanks!
You have such a talent (and the "BEST" models!)
Gracias for share your wonderful work with all of us
Sol from Argentina

Kristin said...

Absolutely stunning...the love Matt feels for little Madeline just oozes from those pictures. And, Miss Maddy is gorgeous as always.

Happy Birthday beautiful girl!

And, with Matt as her daddy, you know she'll be beautiful on the inside as well.

Bealsfamily said...

Happy Birthday Maddy! Beautiful as always.

Sarah said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful little girl and her daddy whose love shows through in every picture.

Bealsfamily said...

Happy birthday Maddy! Beautiful as always!

Erica said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Mere said...

AMAZING PICS! Maddy is just so photogenic!! Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Love, Mere

Joule said...

Wow, these photos are incredible. Great job...and beautiful subject.

sabrina7408 said...

I wish I lived in LA so you can work your magic with our family!! You take amazing pictures! Maddy looks so beautiful!

Amanda said...

Beautiful photos of a wonderful daddy and his stunningly sweet little girl. Happy 1st Birthday Maddy!

Rebecca said...

BEAUTIFUL, both of you. Inside and out! Rebecca from Indiana

irish9 said...

Happy Birthday Madeline! The pictures you took Gina are amazing. The video was wonderful. What a great memory for them!

Andria and Co. said...

Those are fantastic! I especially loved the stairs images.

Julie said...

Beautiful photos. Beautiful subject(s). And a video that makes me teary...

Cortney said...

Great job! These are beautiful! Maddie is a cute subject too. :)

AndreaRenee said...

Those are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. WOW. You do awesome work (and pick great subjects!)

Carmen said...

Happy Birthday Maddie!


Your photos are incredible Gina!

Claire said...

Thats absolutely breath taking.

Manday said...

Beautiful pictures!

jamie said...

These photos are absolutely stunning. Maddy is such a sweet little doll.

Joanna Wilcox said...

The photos and video are awesome. Great job - Madeline is the perfect little subject! They look happy - hopefully as the years pass, they will become happier. Their story breaks my heart every time I read Matts blog.

April said...

Oh my, I truly don't know what to say. That was an amazing video! Thank you.

Kristey said...

Beautiful Photos!!

aria said...

great photos! I love the ones with matt and his camera. happy birthday, madeline!

Mama Kat said...

Those are AMAZING!!! All of them...but those last photos of the two of them in the dark tunnel with the light shining down on them?? LOVE those!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET MADDY!!!

Googies Girl said...

Amazing photos - Happy 1st Birthday Maddy!!

Brittany said...

I love, love, love the balloon shots!

Sarah G said...

I just love the ones where Matt and Maddy are sitting on the stairs and looking down into the dark. But the light shining down on them, could that be Liz? It looks like it to me...

Andrea said...

Amazing pictures of an amazing family. Thank you for letting us see their beauty.

Michelle said...

These pictures bring a tear to my eye. How gorgeous. You are so talented and having great models doesn't hurt too much! Happy Birthday Madeline!

Kate said...

What I've always loved about your pix of these two is that they capture JOY. Even the early ones you took were so full of joy and hope! To me, that is the best thing about your work.

Cuz let's face it. A monkey could click the shutter.

BWHAHAAHAHHAHAHHA

Kathy said...

Happy FIRST Birthday, Maddy! You are a rock star! I have loved watching you grow this past year. Hugs and Kisses from NC

Ashley said...

Wow! These photos are amazing. Now if I could just get my son to sit still long enough for pics lol. Happy 1st Birthday Madeline! Matt will be able to look back at these years from now and realize what an amazing young lady he's raising!

boysmom96 said...

That was an amazing video and the pictures....just priceless....Happy 1st Birthday Precious One!

tragicoptimist said...

Simply gorgeous. Smiling, and laughing, and crying at the same time as I look at them.

Meghan said...

Wow. Gina, your photo's are incredible. I love the one with Matt & Maddy behind the cage, with the balloons. Priceless.

carra said...

these photos have left me speechless, which is a rarity.

Irish said...

She looks so much like Liz.
The pictures are fantastic.

amber said...

these are really gorgeous. happy birthday madeline!

Mermanda said...

These are very beautiful. What a treasure for Maddy to look back on.

Janet's page said...

Beautiful!! Just Beautiful

Amanda said...

Gorgeous pics -so amazing! Happy Birthday to Miss Maddy!

anne said...

These are gorgeous!

Claire said...

Beautiful photos of a gorgeous little girl! Happy Birthday, Madeline!

Anonymous said...

The video, the pictures, everything. I'm speechless. I have chills. I'm crying. It's incredible.

~Natalie

katesmama said...

Amazing pictures - touching video... I am sitting here with tears in my eyes.
Happy 1st Birthday Maddy!

Erin said...

wow.

really.

wow.

happy birthday m.

Holly jo said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful photos! Maddy is such a beautiful baby girl and very so very photogenic!

Happy 1st birthday Maddy!!!

Grace said...

Happy 1st Birthday Maddy!!

Pammy said...

Gorgeous work Gina. Happy Birthday Maddy.

Anonymous said...

Your work is inspiring, Gina!! GORGEOUS pictures, of two gorgeous people :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADELINE!!

Rosie Parket said...

Beautiful pictures. Happy Birthday Maddy! Beautiful work Gina.

Danielle said...

You are absolutely amazing and a total inspiration to this fledgling photographer! Those shots are just breathtaking.

merc. said...

gorgeous shots!
gorgeous video!
you're awesome.

Erin (NL) said...

Amazing pictures, amazing video (I'm in tears!) amazing subjects.

Beautiful work!

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures.

Happy Birthday Madeline!

jlonglai said...

beautiful pictures... thanks for having them for us :)

PT-LawMom said...

Gorgeous! Love the stairwell shots - great use of light there. And beautiful subjects.

Catherine said...

Such BEAUTIFUL photos of Miss Madeline and Matt! Love the video!
You can truly see how much Matt loves that little girl!

Ohmygoshi said...

beautiful doesn't even begin to describe these photos and the video!! i love your work and these shots are absolutely gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing!!!

Happy Birthday, Maddy!!! :)

Suzanne said...

Fantastic pictures of two great subjects. I think the thing I liked best is how many of them had the natural lighting in a strong supporting role.

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but you did an awesome job of taking pictures of Matt and Maddy. When I first read Matt's blog I cried and it amazes me in how much Maddy looks like her mom. I wish you were in my area but we are on different coasts. I love the black and white photos of Maddy and Matt sitting on the stairs. By the way Happy first birthday Madeline.

Spruce Hill said...

Great pictures of Matt and Maddy. So wonderful, you really caught the love in their faces :)

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chiaoju said...

gina, the photos are just absolutely lovely. it's just filled with emotions. =)

gina lee ~ said...

I just wanted to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to leave your super awesome comments on the session we had with Matt and Madeline.. I do appreciate every single one and read every single one... There are so many, I wish I could respond to everyone of you, so I hope this is okay..

Matt touched my heart almost a year ago and since then madeline has filled my heart even more over the year.. they are both great people to photograph, but more importantly, They are my true friends, and I would do anything for them.. :)

Thanks guys.. you all rock.. Matt has such a great following with all your support..pure awesomness... :)
G.

Sammy's Mommy said...

Stunning photos!! They have the ability to make us smile and cry at the same time. Thanks for giving us a little piece of the day to celebrate and remember.

Adrienne said...

Madeline is such an extraordinary child. These photos are breath taking, and the video too.

Lindsay said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I cried. She looks so much like Momma.
<3

Anonymous said...

wowzers!

much better than your pics matt if i may say so.

can u beleive she didnt tilt the camera once?

pretty baby

suzi said...

Wow, fantastic pictures and the video is just amazing. Tears. Won't. Stop. Thanks for capturing these precious moments for Matt and Maddy and their family. They are priceless.

Anonymous said...

There is the image of what looks just like Liz in the background of the black and white photo of Matt taking a pic of Madeline. Was that intentional? Or maybe one of those things that is "magic" in the lens? I think it is totally cool whatever it is. I assume I am not the only one who saw it (amidst the tree background slightly top left of Matt).

BeautifulWreck said...

Beautiful. Maddy is beautiful and you captured her. Matt also looks great!

Julia said...

beautiful pics!!!

Anonymous said...

Just beautful! What is the songs name by Amy Seeley? It matches the video perfectly.

Natalie said...

These pictures are beautiful. You are so talented.

Danielle said...

what beautiful pictures!! tears are in my eyes. you are both such strong and beautiful people!!
happy birthday Maddy

Danielle said...

what beautiful pictures!! tears are in my eyes. you are both such strong and beautiful people!!
happy birthday Maddy

Shashi said...

Beautiful. Happy birthday Madeline. Matt, I love you and miss you bro. Wish you and Madeline all the happiness your lives

Sandy from MN said...

Breathtaking pictures!

Alicia said...

Awesome! Liz truly lives on!

Jen said...

Your work is phenominal. Seriously. Great job! :-)

LucieP said...

amazing!

Starrymedgirl said...

Gina, your work is stunning here (as always...it's why we have it all over our walls!). You capture the emotion and mood so well. and the colors! Happy Birthday, Maddy!

b2ful said...

Beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Whosyergurl said...

Gina,
Your art is amazing. BEAUTIFUL pics. Love the video, too- perfect song. I felt very peaceful as I watched.
hugs to you!
Cheryl in IN (Whosyergurl)

Nicholle said...

WOW! You have AMAZING talent!!

LOVE your blog, your work, your website!!

So great!!

Alison Douglass Photography said...

These are beautiful and a perfect way to celebrate such an amazing thing that came from something so devistating. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Twisted Serenity said...

I think you pictures are the most beautiful Ive ever seen! Great work!

Sarasita said...

Everything about your photos, the video, Madeline and her Daddy is exquisite! Excellent job capturing those beautiful moments.

Courtney Paris said...

Wow! These photos are great. You did a fabulous job capturing them.

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Simply beautiful.

ohana photographers said...

awww gorgeous session, simply gorgeous!

QueenMalley said...

Wow, breathtaking video. It choked me up, one who has been following your blog from Minnesota when everything first began. The photos and video are priceless. A lot of love there!

Dustin & Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful.
I'm madly in love with that little girl!

MG said...

Just had to look this up again after catching a glimpse on Oprah the other night. I must say, this has to be the most beautifully captured thing I've seen replayed on there...they were darn lucky to have an already made piece to show on there! Love it all, the song, the video, but especially the pictures. People don't understand why I love pictures more than video (although both were beautiful here), just look at how these pictures capture that perfect, fleeting moment. Love it.