She’s a super model.

So for those of you who say I don’t post enough pictures, and for those of you who complained that I never posted pictures of the house after we did x-treme home makeover 09’…well I’m gonna kill two birds with one stone.

Finally! All those hours of watching America’s Next Top Model went to good use. For one reason or another dear dirty Diana Palmer (she’s really quite clean I just like Michael Jackson), of Yan Photography, asked if she could photograph me and the hubby in our home.

When I told Eric that this very talented photographer wanted to use us as models he said, “Um, doesn’t she know we’re not in peak condition?”


But, we decided to get over the fact that our faces will look fat in every picture not because the angle is bad, but because, that’s actually how fat our faces are, and not miss out on the opportunity to have fantastic professional pictures of this time in our life. The after honeymoon, before kids, still happy-in-love phase.

So here’s a sneak peak, they won’t be ready for a little while yet. But I really just want to give a shout out to Yan Photography and her mad skills with light. She’s new to the area and if you’re looking for a photographer, you better snatch her up before others realize that this little jewel just stepped into town.

Here’s one of my favorite shoots she has done.

And here are my bookshelves. That’s my side, Eric refuses to let me color-coordinate his side because he has his books organized by “subject.” How ridiculous is that.

I’ll let you know when more are up. I’m not excited to see myself, just mostly my root beer bunt cake she let me sneak into some of the shots!

Well, I’m off to get into a cat fight with some of the other models.




  1. mandy dominici

    You look so pretty/gorgeous.

  2. Emily Frame

    yes. i've been waiting for such a post as this.

  3. Heather

    Such a pretty picture! I can't wait to see the rest! Yan photography is amazing! She did my cousin's wedding pictures…AMAZING!

  4. Kristin

    That's so Gwyneth.

  5. The Prigmore Family

    Sweet Mother. I am coming out of the stalker woodworks to make an actual comment.
    (checking my pulse) breath jaime breath.

    I used to play tennis with you at canyon hills. I used to be named Jaime Porter. I used to weigh 117lbs. All of those things have changed. BUT….

    I know Diana!!! We met in Hawaii and we were neighbs when she was preggs with Myra and when her and Martin used to put on impromptu concerts in the back of our apt. complex. She also worked with one of my autistic clients. I LOVE her and can't believe she photographed you, whom I also secretly love because of your blog someone told me to read (actually to see your wedding pics). Whew.

    So now you know. I occasionally stalk you. And now I guess I will occasionally comment.

    Can't wait to see the rest of the photos.

  6. Jared

    Adrienne and I had the exact same disagreement over book organization: she wanted by color, I by subject and title. CRAZY!

  7. the fowlers

    You two are perfect models.

    I seriously can't wait to see what you've done with the place. There is nothing I love more than a good makeover!

  8. Liz Canaan Roberts

    it's SO pony time!

  9. Megan

    you're pretty

  10. Nichelle

    love all the new stuff! it looks so profesh! that Yan is pretty rad! i can't wait to see it all. i LOVE your color coordinated side! and i love that you and eric are both such literary minds that you actually have enough books to fill up those shelves. my books come from the ikea displays that go along with the crappy shelves they sold me. love you!

  11. rachel

    I love the picture and your books. Diana is the best. I love her.

  12. diana palmer

    i'm too embarrassed to comment properly. but thanks so much for the shout out.

  13. Liz

    You really are a super model! You look awesome and super hip.

    I'm going to go home and color code my books now.

  14. Liz

    Also, I need you to put something on your etsy shop with the motto "I am an adult and I can do whatever I want" on it.

    I need it in my life and in my home.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  15. Jake and Jenna

    i am definitely liking what i see so far– you look so beautiful. love the braid and lipstick. hot mama.

  16. ashley

    You look really pretty Alison! What a great idea. I wish I had done the same– I can't wait to see the others!

  17. ferociousnate

    Are those Eric's hands in the picture? Kid's got great hands.

  18. Alison

    eric….eric…oh! Yes, my husband. I knew there was someone other than ME in that picture.

  19. JenErik

    i wonder what my erik would do if he came home to color coordinated bookshelves? I might try it. SOOO good to see you!

  20. Whitney

    Love the blog makeover. I am looking forward to seeing these upcoming photos. I'm sure your face won't look fat. Let's climb a fence and swim in a pool that doesn't belong to us.

  21. lexilou

    yes this pic is so amazing. ur so hot right now.

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