About Me

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Welcome to my blog. I'm Stephanie and this is my photography. I am a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife to an amazing man, a mother a five onry kids and a photographer. Very rarely will you find me without my camera or a line of children in tow. My photography is my passion. I get my inspriation from my family and try to portray that into my work. I love photographing the innocence of a child, love of a family, or the randomness of an object that catches my eye. Photography makes me happy and it relieves some of the stress of my hectic life. I'm not in it for the big bucks because I think it's crazy to charge an outrages price to capture someones memories. Im in it for just that, capturing memories, both mine and others. So sit back and hopefully enjoy my photography. And if you live in my area and would like to set up a session; email me at stephgallipeau@yahoo.com. Prices and Avaliablity can be found in a link at the bottom of the page. Also leave me some comments I'd like to hear what you think! Enjoy! & Find me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Stephanie-Gallipeau-Photography/122803949512

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Oh Marley!

Oh Marley!, originally uploaded by stephgallipeau.
You'd think I'm crazy to take on a 6 month old puppy when I'm already raising 4 kids. Well I didn't think so... at first. But let me tell you this dog is my 5th child! I love this pup and I'm already attached after 3 weeks, but oh Marley you are a handful! For the first week and a half, in true puppy form he wasn't house trained. With my house smelling.. well.. not so fresh and having to clean something up everytime I turned around or yelling "Marley it's a sock/shirt/milk carton, not a chew toy I began to wonder "Why on earth did we get a dog?" I guess he sensed my weariness because after that first week and a half.. no more accidents. Despite the occasional stolen toys he takes from the kids rooms to chew on or the attempts at nibbling their food, he is wonderful with the kids. Couldn't of asked for a gentler dog for them. And it's so cute to watch them all interact. Especially when he's trying to keep up Maddie, running along side of her with his legs that are probably shorter than Lilly's. I love that as soon as we walk through the door he is happily there to greet us. I think it's so cute that he knows when it's bed time and follows us to the bedroom to lay down on his bed that is right next to ours. While this dog makes me repeat "Oh Marley, why?" several times a day... I think we'll all be just fine. He is the 7th member of our already crazy family!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Updating My Blog

Fantasy-ish!!!, originally uploaded by stephgallipeau.
So I've been MIA from the blogging world lately due to the joys of mother & wife-hood. I've been working on my photography and editing skills also. With the weather getting warmer I have more opportunities to get out and take more pictures. So with that I really plan on giving my blog a little more tlc too. So if youre by chance a reader and I'm not just "talking" to myself on here, I'd love to hear from ya.

My "Little" 8 Year Old

My "Little" 8 Year Old, originally uploaded by stephgallipeau.
Wrote on 5.18.09 : At this time (about 10am) 8 years ago, I laid in a hospital bed in labor 17 years old and terrified! I really had no idea how I was going to take care of a child, I was still one myself. But 9 months earlier I had to make the biggest decision of my life when I found out I was pregnant at 16. And if I had to go back and do it again, I wouldnt change my decision. Yeah, life hasn't been easy, but it hasnt been terribly bad either. I know that I was brought into this world to become a mom and even though I had a very early start to motherhood I have loved EVERY moment of it. Eight years ago when I sat in that bed I had so much support. A lot of which I still have to this day and I am so thankful for. My parents have been my backbone (even with the sighs I hear everytime i say "guys, Im pregnant again!") No matter who has come and gone in my life they have never given up on me and im sure there were times when they could have. And this is what I have tried to do and plan on always doing for my four beautiful children. I have learn what it is to be a good parent from them and I hope they know how much I do appreciate them. Eight years ago I had been alive in this world for 17 years but it wasn't until 6 o' clock pm on May 18th 2001 when I first held my goregous baby boy Dylan that I began living. That kid is one of the smartest, most creative, sweetest little boys I've ever know and I am so proud to be his mom. I am greatful everyday I wake up to his cute smile and have to yell at him to stop watching cartoons and get ready for school! He's my only boy and no matter how much he can drive me crazy.. I love that boy more than anything else. And within the 8 years that I gave birth to him I have given him 3 sisters whom I love just as equally. I have everything I want in life. I have four amazing kids, an amazing husband - who if I might remind you is only the biological father to one of my children but loves and take care of the other 3 as his own and considers them just as much his children as his own- and I have a great family. I couldn't be happier. And it all started with a scared teenager laying in a hospital bed holding a beautiful bundle of joy who was named Dylan Wesley B. Mommy loves you bubba. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!