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The Schlapka’s

Soooo…as it turns out, Australia and Austria are two completely different places. One of my good college friends Tracy, introduced me to Ulli one day over lunch. Tracy had told me about this new friend of her’s from Austria who had recently moved here with her husband and daughter. I just heard Australia (one extra syllable but an entirely different place). When I finally met Ulli I just couldn’t quite understand why her Australian accent sounded so…German. About 45 minutes into our lunch as she talked about their last home in Germany, it hit me. I am a moron.

A month or so after our lunch I got an email from Ulli’s husband, Andreas, wanting to purchase a family session for her 30th birthday. Is that not the coolest gift? We met bright and early on a Saturday morning and just played around. They are such a pleasant family to be around. They adore one another and their little daughter Emilia…seriously. The curls. The cheeks. The bright blue eyes.

Thanks so much Schlapka family. I had such a wonderful time playing with you all. Can’t wait for another luncheon with Ulli, the girl who’s not from Australia.



Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 9:38 am

ulli - i looooooooooooooooove them!! thank you so much, crissie! :)
and tracy, for introducing us.
and andreas, for haing the idea of the family pics :)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

Brook - oh… i love that little girl.. she is beautiful. the whole family is beautiful, but that little girl makes me speechless. pictures are wonderful as always!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:31 am

tracy - i heart these so much! they make me smile! ulli– you have such an adorable family, the three of you look like models. crissie, as always, you captured such beautiful shots. love them!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:29 pm

Kelly T. - gorgeous. Thanks for being my inspiration Crissie.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Corey - These are all so gorgeous, Crissie! Too hard to choose a favorite and I am sure the family is beyond thrilled! Love the genuine relationships you captured.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Haley - Wow!!! What a beautiful family:) Crissie, you are amazing. I just love seeing all of the happy families you capture.

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 6:27 am

Larry - this is awesome :) so impressive….

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 9:19 pm

Julie - I am dying at the one with the little girl and her mom kissing her! I want one of me and my little just like that so bad! Crissie you never cease to amaze. Someday you will have to tell me how you do the laying down shooting from above.

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