New Adventures


So here is what is up for this post. New Adventures for my daughter and new adventures for my business. Avery is no longer being a competitive gymnast after 4 years of competing and 7.5 years of being in gymnastics. Her new adventure is the cello,so of course we had to document this time in her life with some photos….

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Which brings us to my new adventure in photography. Fine art styled shoots. I haven’t worked out 100% of the details yet but can’t wait to do them so I did Avery’s cello photos in the style I plan to go. She has always been my muse after all 🙂

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope to book more soon!  Once again long time, no blog… I can’t even apologize for not posting because I am sure it will keep happening if the last 5 years have shown me anything. So thank you to those that actually come and read my random posts it means more than you know! don’t forget to check out and like my  Facebook page and my website

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New Offering


I have had this idea in my mind for a while now.  I decided to take advantage of the snow days and spend some time trying out my idea for “simple black and white” portrait session.  Who better to practice on then my daughter.  She loves having her picture taken and she was spot on with what I wanted to do. I wanted light and shadow (normally i hate shadows but for this I had a vision) and I do believe I have achieved what I was going for.  i love the classic look of these images.  If your interested in a simple black and white portrait session, shoot me an email or text or you can call me and we can set something up 🙂

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Tatum turns 1!


I love my Watch Me Grow babies!! I love that I get to watch them grow and develop from a tiny wrinkly newborn to a giggling toddler.  It is bitter sweet for me however.  I get to see them every 3 months for the first year of their lives then they turn one (YAY!!) and they aren’t coming to see me as often and I miss them (BOO)

A little over a year ago Tatum’s awesome parents contacted me to photo their tiny human and it made my year. At his last session for his 1 year photos they made my year again by telling me they want me to continue to photograph him every 3 or 4 months 🙂 I seriously got teary eyed. I love this little family and I hope I get to document their lives as their family continues to grow.

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April 24,2013


April 24, 2013 is the last time I blogged and that was just a catch up blog. Every year I tell myself I am going to be a better blogger, I will blog each week. And every year I don’t *blogger fail*

I wish I was good with words, I am not. I wish I was “quippy” (you know snappy come backs and jokes off the top of my head) but I am not that either. What I am is shy, introverted (I work on that on a regular basis, after all being a business owner if I don’t put myself out there I won’t have a business) quiet and a thinker. If I am photographing you and I am not talking much its not because I don’t feel the session is going well its because I go in this photo mode and my mind is constantly thinking about lighting, angles, poses, that one blade of grass that needs to be moved…. you get the idea.  I sink into what I am doing and I choose to believe it is a good thing it just shows that this is my passion and my heart and I put all of that into each session.

On to a personal note… My baby (okay not literally baby but she is my youngest so she will always be my baby) turned 7 recently. I spur of the moment decided I needed to take photos, it had been cloudy and dreary and warm all day then the sun came out briefly so I grabbed her put her in a cute outfit, grabbed my awesome new to me chair and headed to a field. While taking these photos I came to the harsh realization that she isn’t a baby any more. She is growing into the most awesome girl ever. She loves church and gymnastics (recently moved to the competitive team) she is a little book worm just like her momma, she is giving, caring, cute and sassy, she has the most hilarious personality (I bet she grows up to be “quippy”). She is more than I had hoped my daughter would be and she is only 7.

 

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Catch up


oh boy I am such a slacker when it comes to blogging.  Allow me to catch up with blogging random sessions and in no particular order.

First on the blogging block is little Mason.  I believe some people are put in your life for a reason and Mason’s Momma and Grandmomma were for sure.  They are awesome people and I am very happy to call them friends.  🙂  Mason was the best sleeper I have had yet.  He slept so long and so soundly I was able to get pretty much every shot we wanted.  There is something about capturing newborns that makes me sigh and feel so content and giddy at the same time.  I love when I do a newborn and they are signed up for my watch me grow package and I get to see them for at least the first year of their lives.  They become part of my family and there is nothing better.

Check out all my info and more of my work on my website and on facebook!

 

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Its been a while



Well here it is December and I haven’t bloggity blogged since July ish… So much for that New Years resolution to blog more.  Oh well maybe next year will be a better blog year.  I just might have to take a bit of time this winter and get caught up on blogging.  Any way with Christmas coming I wanted to take a moment and share this photo with you all.  It  was a hit on my Facebook page so maybe it will be a hit elsewhere too 🙂 I hope you get a giggle out of this picture, I know I sure did.  The holidays tend to make a lot of people feel just like this 🙂 This is the second time I have gotten to photo this adorable little girl  and the second time for her handsome older brother.  The family is beyond sweet and so caring.  I look forward to watching these kids grow up 🙂

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Lovely baby bump


Last week I had the privilege of photographing a wonderful mom and her 4 boys, I also snapped a few of her niece while I was there 🙂  It was a long hot day that involved lots of mud and bugs, tons of laughs and a mid session break to shower off all the mud.

With each of my pregnancies I always wanted the cute baby belly and to “glow”  instead I got the puffy face, massive swelling in hands and feet and my baby belly was NOT cute lol.  This Momma to be is absolutely beautiful and she is finally going to have a little girl in a few weeks and I can’t wait to  meet her!  With 4 older brothers no body better mess with her 🙂 I had a hard time deciding which photos to put on here since there were well over 100 of them to chose from.  Be sure to check the others out on my web site 🙂  Don’t forget to head over to facebook and “like” my page.

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Changes


I recently read a blog post by an awesome photographer whom I really look up to, Rachel Vanoven.  Her blog really inspired me to voice some of my thoughts on this matter.  While I am not near as busy as her nor do I host mentoring and workshops, I have some of the same concerns and problems she does.  In my busy times I feel as though I spend all my time behind the camera or in front of the computer screen.  In my not as busy times I am still in front of the computer a ton, working on website, learning new techniques, networking, and trying to find new props and accessories.  There are times when I miss my husband and kids so much even though they are under the same roof as I am.

Another  worry I have is, what if my clients think that I need to work on their images non stop until their gallery is posted, after all I work from home right, I am right there to get it done whats stopping me.  Now, I know that my clients aren’t that way because I have the best clients and they are so understanding, heck most of the time I end up becoming friends with my clients and that means the world to me.  That is me feeling I need to sit down and get all the images edited and the gallery posted and all the other work done before I can do anything else, not my clients making me feel that way.

While I still plan on working hard for my clients and putting my heart into each image, this is the year for priority changes, I am a wife and mother first and foremost and a photographer second.  I love my job more than any one has a right to, but I also need time with those I love.   This is the year I will not overbook myself so that I am running ragged and missing my kids childhoods (they are only this age once and I sure do not want to miss it)  In August, my son will start 5th grade and that is his last year of elementary school (and is already texting girls and rides his bike to friends house and “shoots hoops with his buddies” and I feel like I have no idea when that happened) and my daughter will start kindergarten.  They will both be in school all day for the first time in 10 years so my hours will be changing.  Starting in August, I will do sessions more during the day and only allow one maybe 2 evenings for sessions and I won’t be doing anything on Sundays except spending that precious time with my family and watching my children laugh and play (or bicker and fight as seems to be the case with these two) I will do office work during the day and stop at 3 when I pick my kids up from school. Life is too short and I do not want to take any of it for granted.  After all my daughter won’t want to twirl in a long flowing dress for too much longer and I don’t want to miss those moments any more.

Thank you Rachel for inspiring me to change how I do business so I do not miss my kids childhood.

Squishy


There are times when I love my job and then there are times when I LOOOOVVVEEEE my job.  Last Saturday was a LOOOOVVVEEEE my job day.  I got to spend the morning with an adorable 8 day new little boy.  He was so cute and squishy, had a head full of thick dark hair and he did a fabulous job letting me pose him.   Momma wanted some outdoor photos very badly and we lucked out that it was warm and sunny enough that we were able to sneak out for a few min and snap a couple shots for her without baby getting chilled.  Every time I do a newborn session I get the worst case of baby fever, but hey that’s a side effect I am willing to live with if i get to have these tiny babies in my studio for a few hours 🙂

As usual you can see all my work and information over on the good ole web page.  Also check me out on Facebook.

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Spring sessions


Spring sessions are so much fun.  I love getting out and taking photos this time of year.  All the colors of the blossoms are breath taking and everything turning green.  The only draw back is all the pollen!   This year is really bad, there is a lovely coating of yellow/green on all hard surfaces.

I recently got to spend some time with 2 beautiful young girls taking some photos for them.  We went to a local church and there were flowers every where and I believe it was the perfect location for spring photos.  It was so much fun and I was so glad I was able to capture them.  Here are a few of their photos.

 

As always you can see all my info and portfolio on my full website or on facebook.

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