Friday, February 19, 2010

Baby Layla

I had the pleasure of meeting Layla and her family not long ago. She is such a precious baby and I really enjoyed getting to work with her. She has an awesome big sister who is so good with her! I think big sis is pretty proud of that baby!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Easter Sessions - March 26-27

With Valentine's Day behind us (barely) it's time to start planning for Easter! With the cold weather, it's hard to think about those cute little sleeveless dresses, sandals, and the pretty pastel colors. Well, regardless of how chilly it is today, it's still time to begin making plans!

I officially have all the new and wonderful props for this year's set. I am so very excited since it won't look like anything we've done before! The backdrop is my favorite white with subtle gray tones. It will be complimented with lavendar, pale yellow and ivory wildflowers. There will be plenty of other things like a bunny, angel statue, and different chairs to customize your child's portrait.

Mark your calendar for March 26-27. This is the weekend we'll be doing our quick pic sessions! Each session will take about 30 minutes. Reservation fee is only $100 which includes $50 session fee and a print credit.

You must have an appointment so call 454-9154.
Sessions scheduled before the end of February will receive an additional 4x5 print, just for being on the ball!

Here is a sample from last year.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mother and Daughter

I am such a sap for family and preserving the memories while we can! This precious lady just celebrated her 80th birthday and her daughter (Donna) didn't have a good portrait of the two of them. So, Donna's family bought her a gift certificate to take care of that! I really enjoyed meeting her mother and getting to know her. She is a wonderful asset to our community and I know she means a whole lot to a lot of people.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Baby bump

Have I mentioned that I LOVE maternity sessions! There's just something so beautiful about it.
Jamee came in to see me at about 34 weeks of pregnancy. She is such a sweetheart and let me play!
I think Baby Addison is going to look back at these one day and see her wonderful momma and daddy and I think she'll see how proud they are of her, just for existing.
Best wishes guys! I can't wait to meet her!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shots for a professional website

This lovely lady called me needing some professional pictures for her website. She is in the ministry and has a site to bring people together for Bible study, etc. We had a lot of fun to say the least!

Thank you for the opportunity to work with you on this project girl!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Calley

Baby Calley has joined the Watch Me Grow program and this was her first session. She did so good! If you follow the blog, you saw her momma's maternity session a few months back. I am thrilled to be working with their family to create these beautiful time capsules for them to show off now and for the kids to enjoy when they are grown.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Little Miss

This Little Miss was so wonderful to work with. She had not been professionally photographed yet so Grandma made her an appointment to come see me! I just love her outfit and those CURLS! Her daddy is going to need a big stick when she gets a little older (to keep the boys away!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Beautiful Momma!

Rachel is getting close to her due date now! I can't wait to meet her little princess! Here are a few favorites from her maternity session. These were done close to 30 weeks (ish)!

Email List

I had a thought this afternoon... I haven't asked in a long time so, are you getting e-mails from the studio? There have been several sent out already this year announcing different things going on around here (and coupons!). If you have not gotten these, please add to your address book so the spam blocker won't catch it. Then e-mail me and ask to be added to the list - just to make sure I have your address!

And for those of you wanting to know... I am working on the Easter set! I won't let you down and certainly don't plan to skip Easter this year. Details to come...

Headed Out

The studio will be closed Feb 8-12 for training.

I am headed to Hot Springs for Delta School... this is a very exciting week for photographers! Delta School is a week of photography bootcamp, so I say! They bring in renowned photographers from all around the country and we have the wonderful opportunity to be their students. This year I will sit under the instruction of Hanson Fong and Gary Meek.

Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding portrait photographers in the industry today and he has over 30 years practicing the Art of Photography.

Gary Meek teaches a Certified Professional Photographer prep class. His class description includes, "Our goal is not to teach you what to do but to teach you how to do, and give you the working knowledge of photography to let you go back to your studios and become a more accomplished photographer. This week long class is most likely the most intense photographic learning experience that you will ever encounter".

So if you see me the weeks following Delta School, my head may be spinning with new ideas!!!! I will be playing catch up starting Feb. 15 so please be patient as I work to return e-mails and calls.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Congratulations Whitney!

A photo from Whitney Draper's 7 month session (part of the Watch Me Grow program) was chosen for the cover of this month's Kid's Directory!
YEAAAAAA Whitney!!!!!!!!!!!
Of course, I'm a little proud that my work has made it onto a magazine cover :)

Handbook 2010

There is so much truth in this!! I had to share... I love things like this :)


1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.

5. Make time to pray.

6. Play more games.

7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

9. Sleep for 7 hours.

10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.


11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about..

12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake.

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..

18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.

20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree....


25. Call your family often.

26. Each day give something good to others.

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

30. What other people think of you is none of your business.

31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right thing!

33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. GOD heals everything.

35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change...

36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

37. The best is yet to come.

38. When you wake-up in the morning, thank GOD!

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Special!

Are you ready for this!? In celebration of the month of February and all the sweet things that come with it, we have our own Sweetheart Offer!

When you purchase a session in February, you'll receive one free session for a friend! Here's how it works... reserve your portrait session ($250 fee includes $200 print credit) and you'll receive a gift certificate for one studio session to share with a friend.

Make sure you mention the sweetheart offer when you book your session!!