Thursday, June 24, 2010

Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant

The Queen of Hope Pageant(R) is not your traditional "beauty pageant." Dedicated to the philosophy that everyone has his or hew own sense of style and beauty, they are a "personal style" and "achievement" competition. They truly want to see your unique and special qualities shine! The Worldwide Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) and they welcome anyone who shares their desire to better the world community. The Crowns for the Cure(tm) was founded by Effie Horning in 1996 in commemoration of her cancer birthday as a way of incorporating Pageants, delegates and their supporters into curing the stigma, fear and disease of (breast) cancer. As a special treat, they offer the life time appointment of Worldwide Ambassador to those who have held an international title in their systems, and exemplify the Spirit of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People is Empowering) as well as the spirit of pageant camaraderie and sportsmanship. Experience the Difference!

I was asked this year to be the photographer for very special and unique pageant and I couldn't be more excited! They send an amazing message and I look forward to all of the experiences that I will get to capture for them! One of the first things on the list for these beauties has been some amazing head shots! Didn't know Rosie J. Photography does them? Well, I do! Right now I am running a special, and will be until the pageant is over and a new winner is crowned! Head shots done in color and in black/white just for you for only $50. That will get you a disk with approximately 10 edited digital negatives and a print release. Please email me if you are interested! This is not just for contestants in the pageant, but for anyone interested in updating their head shot!

Meet Cyndee (and read more about her below!), she is one lady that knows how to take a picture and needed no directing when it came to posing for her head shots!

Cyndee Baczynski-Head, who is the Co-Director of the Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant. She was crowned Ms. Worldwide in 2008 and was awarded the lifetime appointment of Worldwide Ambassador in 2009. Cyndee has held city, state and national titles, such as: Arizona Supermodel 2005, Mrs. Arizona United Nations 2006, Ms. United States Worldwide 2007, and has appeared in national magazines. Cyndee's passion is her philanthropy and teaching the gift of giving back to your community. She is a school adminstrator in Litfchfield Park, and resides with her family. Visit for more information.

Next up, Natalie! She is a senior in high school and will be be competing in the pageant this year as Miss Arizona!

Meet Laura Leopardi!!
Laura is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs. Laura holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Laura has her own professional consulting practice [] managing business matters and conflicts of private businesses and their professional advisors. Laura won Third Runner Up in the 2009 Ms. Corporate America Pageant and also was the recipient of the Pageant's distinguished Sales Excellence Award and Community Service Award. Laura also won a Community Service Award competing in the 2009 Ms. America Pageant. Laura is competing as Ms. Arizona in the 2010 Worldwide Queen Of Hope Pageant where her personal, professional, and pageant platform is Alleviating Fear of Finance: Achieve Financial Health & Wealth.

The 2010 Queen of Hope/Worldwide International Pageant will be held Friday, July 16th, 2010 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

I look forward to the next few weeks to come and meeting more amazing woman who stand for something even more incredible! It is an honor to work with you! I am so excited!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Camden Turns Two - The Westin Kierland Villas

Can't believe that Camden will be turning 2 in just a few weeks! I remember waiting, and waiting, and waiting by my phone for the text just saying she was here! Now she is going to be 2?! I met up with her and her mom and dad to capture some pictures of this beauty in nothin' but her bathing suit (which happens to be my favorite out of the 12 she owns)! I had a blast with Camden and discovered that she has become quite the character!

Not only is Camden turning 2 soon, but mommy and daddy are expecting baby #2 very soon too! Camden loves to give her brother Nixen kisses!

The faces that she was giving me were hilarious! Just goes to show you that an almost 2 year old has a mind of their own and will smile when they want to, be silly when they want to, and be serious when they want to as well! Still, I love all of her faces!

She was waiting for her dad to turn the fountains back on and when they did, this is what her reaction was! I LOVE it! Especially that last one! Who knew that water shooting up out of the ground was so entertaining?

Might be my favorite shot of the whole afternoon. Those glasses are to die for, and on her...even better!

Daddy to the rescue! Camden slipped in the little kiddie pool and daddy jumped in to "save" her! Sure, she looks sad because you think that she was scared that she slipped, but really, she knew it was time to go, so really she was sad that she had to leave! The way she looked at her dad made my heart melt. She was all better though once she discovered herself in his sunglasses! So precious!

Daddy's rescue marked the end of our shoot! I had a blast Creel family!
Camden is beautiful.

i heart faces: celebrating teens

Meet Desi. She is one very beautiful and very young teen that I had the privilege of not only photographing, but teaching this past year as well! What most of you probably don't know about me is that I teach eighth grade reading 10 months out of the year!
If you ask Desi what her favorite book was this year, my guess is that she would tell you "Dear John"! She didn't put that thing down!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Parks, Six Months Old - Wigwam Resort

I met up with the Jackson family on Thursday morning for their son Parks' six month photos!

Seems that this little family and I have the worst luck with scheduling! When Parks was born (click on the world born to see his newborn photos) our first appointment had to be canceled because of rare rain! It hardly ever rains here, however, the day of the shoot was a no go! So this time, probably an hour before our appointment I got a frantic email from Cathy (the pretty mommy you see in the pictures) letting me know they had to cancel because all three of them had the stomach bug and Chad (daddy of that handsome little fellow) woke up with it the day of the shoot and felt like...well, you know. So reschedule we did, for two weeks later. No biggie! Well, remember how I said we had scheduling issues, it wasn't over with! My husband ended up getting very sick this week and his boss said that he could have off Thursday, as in yesterday, if he worked on Saturday! So when my Chad (also my husband's name) asked if anything was going on I started to panic because that was the day of the already rescheduled photoshoot, there was NO WAY I was going to reschedule with them again! So I called Cathy, explained the situation and waaaahlaaaa! We were able to take pictures yesterday and I love the results and I am pretty sure that they do too!

I can't believe that Parks (cool name, huh?) is already so big and oh-so handsome! He was full of smiles for me from the moment that we met up and was such a good baby to photograph, although he had me sweating! Wait, maybe because it is June in Arizona and we were outside?!

From the rescheduled appointments, to the handsome little man, to beautiful family, to the hot sun, to lost keys, this photoshoot was a blast! Thank you Jackson family for being so flexible!

Monday, June 14, 2010

I heart faces: babies week

I have tons and tons of pictures of babies, but none that tug on my heartstrings as much as this one does. In fact, just posting this picture gives me a huge knot in my throat.

You see, Grandpa B always wanted a little girl to call his own (as he just had one child, my husband) and grand baby number two was it! Of course I wanted to have a girl, but I was more excited to find out that Lola was a girl, because of this wonderful man. I think that this one photo shows all of the love that oozes out of his heart for her. I don't even know where to begin telling his story, so I won't. What I will tell you is that he got his baby girl and was able to hold her, kiss on her, and love on her for a little over a year before he lost his battle to cancer. We love you Grandpa B.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I heart faces: play

This daddy and daughter duo love to play in the water!
Just look at Jayla's tongue hanging out and daddy's big smile!
They are a perfect team!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I heart faces: barefoot week

This week is all about raising awareness for a charity called Soles4Soles! Read below and then check out one of my favorite pictures of Lola, barefoot!


About Soles 4 Souls: Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 7 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner's World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide, and The New York Times. It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help.

I have endless pictures of barefooted people, but this one is my favorite! Lola's little feet are reaching to get something!

As far as a silly story to go along with this week's theme - I have a thing about taking pictures of our feet on vacation! It is like it is our marking that we were there! So when we were married in Hawaii to para-sailing in the ocean to the beaches of San Diego - feet our a must at the Roseland house!

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