Thursday, December 4, 2008

Head almost above water...

I am making some fantastic headway getting through my last few sessions proofs. Thank you all again for your patience and understanding, my clients rock!

You may recognize this little guy from my website.. or maybe not, because... He is now a full fledged blondie! Back when I photographed him just before his first birthday his hair was a light shade of brown, what a difference a year makes!

Thanks guys for a great session and all together fun afternoon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fun stuff...

This sentimental location was loaded with all kinds of great little treasures. I guess it should be, after all it is the place my client grew up. Two barns, a beautiful old car, vintage street signs and a fabulous tire swing! I was seriously in hog heaven with it all!

Thanks guys for a fantastic morning, please enjoy this small preview...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Catching up...

I plan to spend many-many hours this week playing catch up--wish me luck, I am going to need it!!

Just over a month ago, I put everything on hold. My photography suffered tremendously for it. I am just now finding the time to get back to it and I am knee deep in proofing galleries, blog previews, ordering, Christmas cards, etc... someone quick, throw me a life line! What's all this about... Well, what proved to be the worst day of my entire life has indeed changed my life completely. In short, my parents were in a very serious car accident on October 27th. I wish not to disclose the details here and I know you'll understand. If you follow my photography or know me well it is likely you know part or all of the story. If not, please hang in there.

What I really want to say today is thank you to my faithful friends, valued clients and blog followers for your love and support over the past month. Words cannot say just how thankful I truly am or how much I appreciate your genuine concern. From your words of encouragement, your hugs and even your tears; you are the true meaning of friendship, many heartfelt thanks.

On a lighter note...

The following session was nothing short of a fantastic time. Many of my amazing clients are also my dear friends, so you wont be surprised when I say... I love this girl too! I was especially impressed with the fun clothing, hats and accessories she brought to the session, her eye for style seriously rocks! Her family was loads of fun as well, thanks all.

Don't be a stranger... tune in the rest of this week as I have four more sessions to preview right here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Day

... has come and gone and it was a beautiful, momentous occasion!

You'll remember Tommy and Stacy from their engagement session back in August. Well, I am more than pleased to say they have officially tied the knot and it was a wonderful day from beginning to end! I am honored to have been a part of the occasion, thank you both for allowing me the privilege of capturing your special day.

Everything was picture perfect, I had a hard time picking just a few favorites (as you'll see) and I am only half way through editing, WOW... there are some amazing images you guys will love them all!!

Thanks be also to my second shooter Katie, all I can say for the moment is "LOVE that girl!" You completely rock!

I hope your week in Maui was wonderful and relaxing, welcome back. Please enjoy this small preview!

ps. Stacy and all of her beautiful bridesmaids are old friends of mine. In recognition of our many years of friendship, I'd like to end with the words of another very good friend of mine (Jress ;) "friends are one of life's greatest blessings." Thanks girls, you made this day extraordinary in many ways!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I hope you are not getting tired of me embracing all of my recent sessions with a sentimental story about the many years between each friendship. What can I say, I have amazing friends and I am completely honored that they have trusted me to capture their special moments.

I have known this girl since my freshman year of high school, almost 18 years now. She and I have been through it all, and each year that passes only gets sweeter. She is a loyal friend, beautiful inside and out. We share a special friendship like no other I know. I can honestly say that she has always understood me, even when I was far from making sense. She is currently in the midst of furthering her education... she will be a full fledged nurse practitioner in about 2 years. Her drive and determination is amazing and I am so proud of her!

Janna I wish you all the best in this journey, may you succeed beyond all expectations! Thank you for the opportunity to capture your beautiful family, and these special moments. Below is a small glimpse of your images, I hope they find you well today.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

pink ruffles and fluff

If you have followed me for a while, you will recognize this little sweetie. She appears several times throughout my site. I had the pleasure of photographing her at 10 months, 1 year and also had the privilege of capturing the festivities of her 1st birthday party earlier this year.

Mom & Dad both were so great for this session. I am pretty sure Dad got nothing less than a vigorous work out trying to get little Miss Mikaylee to look at me--or at least in my direction. All while I joined Mom in a catchy little song and dance... "If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it...

This session was so fun and entertaining... and don't you just love the pink ruffles and fluff? After all, what little girl doesn't love to play dress up?!

Thank you once again for the opportunity to capture these special moments. The photos are beautiful, I will have all of your proofs ready by Friday. In the meantime, enjoy the preview.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

One year of wedded bliss...

for this adorable couple who are also AMAZING parents to 5 beautiful children. They make it look so easy, I don't have a clue how they do it, but it works. I am still trying to figure out how to do it with my two!! Seriously, hands down to you guys!

(bear with me as I get sentimental but once again...)

It's quite obvious the love and energy moving between this family. This joyous occasion made for a wonderful afternoon. I had the privilege of capturing the festivities, which included; the reading of their original vows, cake cutting, first dance, and a really lovely "sand in a bottle ceremony." This was pretty neat--A different color of sand representing each member of the family was carefully layered into one bottle; while a reading describing each persons special contribution to the family was presented.

I really love this girl, who is also a long time friend (about 20 years-WOW!). I see her every Tuesday and Thursday at Preschool drop-off and pick-up. Every morning without fail, she is so full of energy and I look forward to her smile, she truly brightens my day! Before Preschool it had been a while since we had regular contact and I am so thankful to have her back and a part of my weekly routine!

Thanks also be to our long-time-mutual-friend Jennifer, who sadly resides in Texas now. Much too far in our opinion. Alas, it was Jennifer who presented Jennie with this special session and generous portrait package as a wedding gift! Like I said, good friends are like Gold! Congratulations Job and Jennie!

The photos are fantastic, enjoy the preview!