Monday, October 25, 2010

newborn babies... I love 'em!

My dear friend had her baby recently....

I love the smell of a newborn baby. :) They're so cuddly.. so soft... and so precious.

plus their little feet just about kills me every time! Love it!

{{ankle bracelet retouched to protect mother & child's identity!}}

Sunday, October 24, 2010

R Family Photoshoot

This photoshoot was the largest group of people I've done... ever! I was quite nervous about it, let me tell you! But, with the right location, the right group of people, it worked! Plus it taught me a lot about what I need to do for next time!

We had an unfortunate event which involved bees. Two of the kids found a bush to browse around in, and apparently it's the home of bees. After I settled the family down on the grass, here comes the bees! Three bee stings later (one on the eye of Brian, two on Mandi)... we moved to a different area of the yard. Whew!

Gotta say I love the little guy. He was my most expressive person ever on my shoots. His dad came a close second... you should see the smarties he hid in his teeth/mouth and which I didn't discover until I put them on the computer! The dad!! Not the kid! :)

I shot Tressa's baptism pictures over a year ago. She's such a sweet gal!

Funny story with this little guy. I kept trying to do a certain type of picture, so I kept having to go lower w/ my camera. Well, this kid went lower as well... so I went lower even still! Well, he followed my example, and went lower! Finally I gave up.

Poor Brian had enough by this point. The bee sting near his eye didn't help.

This couple was just THE perfect couple to pose! They take the best pictures ever!

and Miss Mandi.... so just oozes beauty out of her pores! Gorgeous gal!

Mandi's parents joined in on the fun. I haven't finished editing my photos yet that include them with the family....

All in all, I learned a ton from this shoot. Every time I have a shoot scheduled, I worry big time how nothing is going to go right... or I'll never get a great picture. Even if I take a few hundred pictures, only 20-30 really turn out right (because we're getting closed eyes, goofy expressions, etc). I have to say.. I'm really loving this hobby!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I was asked by a favorite friend of mine if I'd come back and shoot some more pictures of their precious baby. I was SO excited!! I brought along my girls' blessing gown they wore when they were babies, so I was thrilled to get some pictures of it as well!

She was truly the happiest baby ever. And full of lots of dribble on her chin... :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!!

OH, I love this picture of her yawning!
Might be a *little* out of focus, but it just captures her sweetness so perfectly!

Since Daddy missed out on the first session, he was a big figure on this session.
This is my favorite picture of them together.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

my girls

I've been wanting to do a project or two of my girls using art canvas, but I just couldn't find THE picture that I've been wanting to use of my girls!

So I shuttled them outside for a quick 5 minute shoot, and I came up with these two adorable pictures.

Love 'em!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


my coworker has a daughter that is my daughter's age...
she approached me back in june about doing a shoot with her daughter & her trumpet
(and her flute)

i had this vision in my head
of a girl in rolled up jeans
a vest
and a hat

we almost got it!

then we found a small river (creek?) that ran beside the location we were out
and played in the water a bit

i just HAD to increase the saturation just a tad bit to bring out the awesome
colors in the silly bandz & chuck taylors!

august wanted to have a picture taken like louis armstrong

Saturday, May 22, 2010


A dear friend of mine surprised all of us when she announced she & her husband adopted a baby!!

ALL of her friends were beyond excited for this wonderful couple.

I was just so excited when she emailed me asking if I could take pictures of this beautiful baby.

Of course, I said "YES!!"

Friday, May 21, 2010

roses are red....

My sweetie bought these for me for Mother's Day
I think this batch turned out to be one of the best roses I have ever received...

they opened just perfectly and beautifully

I love to trim my roses down pretty short, and put it in a milk bowl? gravy bowl?
Whatever it is... it's my favorite!