Thursday, December 16, 2010

Phoggy Photoshoot

I was a wee bit nervous about the fog this morning. I could barely see the traffic lights as I was driving to meet this new client of mine.

But something about the fog and this little boy's Aunt Amanda made for some pretty darn cute pictures.

Santa Baby...

I have been so busy with photoshoots and trying to get photos edited and out to clients that I have neglected my blogs.... both my personal and photography blog.

With Christmas quickly approaching, I thought I'd share a "LITTLE" something that I was working on today to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Moving along...

I am moving right along with this whole photography busines. So far, I am having fun doing something that I truely enjoy and hopefully taking some pictures along the way that that family really love.

Here are some from today...

And I have 10 more photo shoots scheduled this coming week!!!

Stay tuned for more pictures...

Lots more pictures...

Tri to Pictures...

I was fortunate to meet the mommy of this darling family during the run portion of the Shaver Lake Triathlon. These little girls are just 13 months apart and were as sweet as ever.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Princess

She loves shoes, clothes and makeup.

Her favorite color is pink.

She owns a purple crown with rhinestones on it.

She is a princess.

She is sweet.

I love her.

Friday, October 22, 2010

it's a Girl!

As much as our family and friends would love for me to personally announce "It's a GIRL", it's NOT going to happen. I will just have to live vicariously through our good friends who just had their THIRD girl.

Check out this little bundle of pink goodness.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Orchard Glad..

I checked out an orchard location option for a client today...

I was worried that there wouldn't be enough light or the light would be to spotty.

But, I think it is going to work.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Double the Fun


3 year old twin boys...

I thought I was going to have my work cut out for me.

I couldn't have been more wrong.

They were soooo good!!

Yeah, a little tough getting them both to look at me and smile.

But good, none the less.

And CUTE!!

Then we tripled the fun by adding in their cousin.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I have this friend.

I call her my UB.

Until the end, she will be my Unconditional Best.


My UB and her beautiful UB Family.

We be Family.

I love her.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Half Swing...

My photography business is moving right along. I am hesitant to keep up this photography blog for fear that no one reads it. I update my personal blog on a regular basis and feel as though it is silly to keep a separate one just for photos.

Well, as I launch into the world of a full swing "professional photographer", it is the "in" thing to keep a photography blog. UGH! One more thing to keep up with. I feel as though it is a little redundant along side of a personal blog, photography facebook, website, etc. but gotta keep up with the "trend."

Here are a few shots from last night's amazing photo shoot...

I have said this many times before, but hear me again...I am going to try to keep this site up to date and into "full swing" photography mode.

Here's to trying.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Boy or Girl...

My cousin Stacey found a picture that she wanted to mock for a scrapbook page. And, well... with our own little spin on it, I think it, (they) actually turned out pretty darn cute!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Babysitting Services

This is what happens when you leave me to babysit your children.

I take pictures of them while you are gone...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christmas Photos!!!

Only 108 days until Christmas!!

Have you thought about what you are planning to do for your Christmas cards yet??

Let me know if you would like me to take your family pictures this year.

Let's put it on the calendar.

Make it happen.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday

The weather was in the 100's all week. On Wednesday it even reached 108 degrees.

Then on Saturday, just in time for Grant's 4th birthday party, the weather couldn't have been a more perfect 85 degrees.

In my opinion, there is only one person who could have had a hand in this... his Daddy.

Thanks Blair.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cousin Pics

I had yet another person actually ask me to take picutures of their kids.

Me? I thought.

Yeah, I was delighted and jumped at the opportunity.


just a couple of my favs...

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Newborn

Wow, those newborn photoshoots are not nearly as easy as they look.

I scroll through the works of other newborn photographers for inspiration thinking, I can totally do THAT!!

Then, there I am, taking pictures of that precious little baby... wondering if any of the pictures I am taking are even turning out.

Granted, I am rather hard on myself as I am my own hardest critic, but none-the-less, I am lucky to get only ONE, or on a good day, maybe TWO that I kinda like.

So, here's the deal...

Keep having babies (you, NOT me) so that I can keep practicing.

I hear, practicing makes perfect.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Action Shots

When I look at the work of other photographers, I notice that a lot of pictures are highly photoshopped these days. Photoshop can make a great picture look amazing with the right effects.

I have been rather green with envy lately at:

1. Those who actually know how to utilize photoshop for making these changes to their photos

2. Those with the full version of PS5 who are able to utilize the free actions on the Pioneer Woman's blog.


I may still not know how to fully use and understand my skimpy little version of Photoshop Elements but the Pioneer Woman has converted her actions for PSE!!

Can I get a "Woooo HOOOOOO!"?

Woooooo HOOOOOOO!!!!!

Was just playing with a recent picture I took at a "7 Year Itch" Anniversary Party.

Kinda cool... ya think?

Monday, July 26, 2010

9 Months...

I just love maternity pictures.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Beach Bum

Ok, so I am a big fat liar! I really had great intentions of posting daily pictures but seemed to have failed in my attempt.

I have been super busy with TWO kids, surviving the stomach flu, riding trains, celebrating the 4th, and lounging at the beach.

However, I have been adoring this picture for a few days now. What do you think?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day 2

I almost missed my second day of this whole post a picture a day thing. I ran errands all morning then came down with a serious sore throat and spent most of the evening in bed. Needless to say, I didn't take any pictures today. So, I am going to post one of my most recent favorites that I took last week at Bass Lake.

Feel free to let me know what you think.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Picture a Day

So, I am going to try something new... I am going to try to post a picture a day to my photography blog. I am going to try to challenge myself to take pictures of different things from different perspectives, granted most of them will probably be of my kids. But, I want to better my photography skills and the only way to do that is to start taking more pictures.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

All About Babies

Speaking of Babies...

This weeks photo challenge for the website I HEART FACES is "All About Babies!!"

So I dug into my archive and pulled out my favorite baby picture. The story behind it goes something like this:

I was 9 months pregnant and researching baby photographers online to find that ONE that I wanted to take pictures of my new baby. And low and behold, I found her. I was in love with her work. I even contacted her regarding the potential newborn session.

Then our beautiful baby Brady was born. It was then.. at that moment... the husband and father of our bundle of joy, chooses to break the news to me. He proceeds to tell me that he bought me this nice, fancy, expensive camera for Christmas so that I could take my own pictures.

My heart was crushed.

Wow!! I am not a professional photographer. How was I going to get those adorable, once in a lifetime shots?? The pressure was on...

But I attempted.

And this is what I got.