Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's!

Another year almost gone...for me 2008 is a blur! Time flew by this year and I feel like we barely kept up! All in all it's been a pretty good year, we've had a few ups and downs but nothing to bad.

I want to send a thank you to everyone who has let me photograph them or their children. My skills have grown tremendously over the past year and I couldnt have done it without willing subjects! So thank you, and I hope you all love your images I captured as much as I do!

Here's to a bigger and better 2009!!

A Fun Urban Christmas shoot....

This family is always fun to work with, and although my ideas may seem a bit cazy at times they are always willing to play along!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My neice & nephew...

My sister & nephew came to visit during Thanksgiving weekend, I hadn't seen them in 3years!! He has grown so much in the last few years, he's almost a man, or at least the size of one! And my sister is about 8 months pregnant, so I'll have to share a few pics of her when I get a chance!

Anyway this is the holiday card I made for my sister, the middle shot of my neice was actually taken this summer when I took her Sweet Sixteen pictures!

Holidays & a little relaxation...

I never had had a chance to blog about Turkey Day, so this is my belated wish that you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones!

I dont think I have ever been so busy in my life, I spent forever getting my house in tip top shape for Thanksgiving, and all the cleaning & cooking was exhausting! Next year I am seriously thinking about going out of town or something, so if anyone has any suggestions or ideas for holiday get-aways please leave me a comment! But even though it was a ton of work, it is always fun to spend the day with the family! The kids had a great time playing bingo, pin the hat on the turkey and they had a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt! And of course we had WAY too much, like always, but everyone brought some yummy dishes & wines!

Anyway, come Sunday Dec. 7. 2008 this is where I will be for the next 8 days...
Well, on a diffrent ship, but you get the idea! This is from our last cruise on the Carnival Inspiration in Cozumel, Mexico. This year we are sailing on the Carnival Miracle to St Maarten, St Kitts and St Lucia with about 30 family members. My cousin is also getting married onboard, so this will be my first time shooting wedding pictures on a cruise ship, I'm a bit nervous about that, so wish me luck! I'll take TONS of pics and can't wait to share them!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pretty Princess!

This is my neice, Miss R (aka Pretty Princess)! I had the chance to take some shots of her and my daughter this summer when she came to spend the day with us! Isn't she just the cutest little thing ever?!

A fun 11x14 collage (click on it to see it larger)...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beautiful Girl, Beautiful Dress!

You may recognize her from previous posts, this is my cousin and my muse! She's always willing to pose for me even when she thinks my ideas are a little crazy! We've taken so many pics together, we can tell what the other is thinking by just the look on their face:)! And best of all we always have fun!

These were just a couple of extremely rushed shots, we both LOVE this dress and I had so many ideas I wanted to try. But things didn't go according to plan and we just didn't have the time...but we will, eventually, get another chance to shoot some amazing pics of her in this dress!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I actually won something!!!

Today I logged into one of my favorite photography forums and they had just announced a photo scavenger hunt! The prizes for the winners were awesome, but you had to be quick, first 3 posts win, so I quickly got to work on finding all the items (along with my ever-so-willing helper, my daughter Jaden)! A while later, and exhausted from the manic search, I uploaded pictures in a frenzy and later was happy to learn that the work paid off, I was lucky winner #3!!

Here are a few of the items we had to find (and please keep in mind these are just quick snapshots:))...

A tea cup

A flower

A candle

Something that spelled the name of the forum

And a picture of ourself in the mirror w/camera!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hope everyone had a great time celebrating!! Here are a couple of my favorite shots of my little girl!! My son didn't dress up this year, so none of him!! LOL!

Last pics from pumpkin patch...

Ok, this is my last set of pics from the pumpkin patch...I saved some of the best for last!! LOL! Arent these two the cutest ever??

Friday, October 31, 2008

My own kids @ the Patch!!

Of course I had to get a few shots of my own kids:)!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

More cuties from the pumpkin patch...

This brother & sister are always a pleasure to shoot!! Miss D has the prettiest big blue eyes and her brother is the perfect model!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Holiday sessions....

It's never too early to start planning!! If you are interested in having your portraits taken for the holidays, please try to get with me soon as you can to set up a time!:) I will only be shooting pictures until Nov. 23, after that I wont be shooting anymore until after the New Year (except for my own personal ones;))! Also only on location shoots this are available year, so please keep that in mind!

I will be on vacation from Dec. 5-16, 2008 so I would like to get every ones photos to them before I leave. I want to have plenty of time to spend with my kids for the holidays!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch fun...

I love, love, love shooting pics at the pumpkin patch!! Here is a peek of one of the recent shoots I did out there! Little Miss A is adorable and festive in her little Halloween outfit!! Hope you loved your pics!

Been so busy...

Well I have really been slacking in the blogging department, just been so busy with family stuff!! I've been shooting pics the last few months here and there, I'll add a few shots so you can see what I've been up to!!

My own little Rainbow Brite!

Tristan turned 11 this summer, he's really growing up quick!

My pretty neice Ashley turned 16 this summer, we shot lots of photos, will share more later!

Birthday shoot for a special little girl!

And the awesome bday invite, I designed for her:

And a close friend of mine had a baby, isn't he sweet?