Friday, April 24, 2009

HL prop find

I am tired of my baskets that I have for newborns. Well, nothing wrong with them, but I like to keep things original and change it up a bit from time to time. So, I decided I needed a couple of new baskets. Had a couple hours this morning before my first session so I decided to head out and just look around. Hobby Lobby is having a sale! And, they finally had the baskets in that I have been looking for quite some time now! Score.
I bought two newborn 'twig' baskets and two parasols (for the older girls spring/summer sessions) and with the sale they are having I got all for for $20!
Here are quick picks of the two new baskets. I am heading out for a session so I just snapped quick pics of them in the yard. They are so cool!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Sunday Project - Chair props

I have a few chairs that I use for photo props, but decided I wanted new ones with bright color pop. Here are my before and after photos of the chairs that I painted on Sunday. I am in love with the red one. The pink one is cool too, but I really love the yellow popping through the red.



Friday, April 10, 2009


Some view solitude as a punishment, something that is not pleasant or desirable. Some view solitude as peaceful, calming and inviting.
Solitude is what you make of it; it can vary depending on the day, the hour or where you are in your life.
Wherever you are in your life, I hope that any solitude you find along the path creates a peaceful calmness, is enlightening and enriching to your spirit.
Wishing everyone a very Happy, peaceful Easter.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Every road leads back to thoughts of You

Post processing includes slight desturation, orange color pop.
This particular expression, to me, expresses deep thoughts and thinking of someone special.
But, who knows what could actually be going through this young, beautiful girl's mind.
The youth of today definitely have a much different world to grow up in compared to previous generations. Peer pressure is magnified ten fold.
The fact that these kids keep a good head on their shoulders and stay true to themselves is beautiful and gives hope.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Heartbeat of Mass Transportation

Joel (my husband) works for BNSF railroad, so this image is dedicated to him and all of the hard work he and others do to keep the railroad moving each day. The railroad is a major artery in the movement of goods throughout the country and without it many things we take for granted each day would come to a slow crawl.
In processing this image, I combined sepia and color to create the dark glowing color to the metal.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Brown Eyes

Such a cutie, so sweet and quiet too. Her brown eyes are amazing. Her family came from out of state for their family session. The family was awesome and the session was great!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Natural Beauty

This little girl was a guest at a recent wedding I photographed. She has the most beautiful eyes, and look at those curls! Complete natural beauty; she is going to be gorgeous as she grows.
She was intrigued with the camera. So photogenic, wouldn't it be nice if we all were that way! :-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Meet Jazzy. She is my baby. Almost two years old, and attached to me at the hip like their is no tomorrow. Sometimes I feel bad when I leave her at home. She loves to go on road trips, ride around and leave her nose prints on my windows. :-) What a joy to clean that off every day. hehehe If I am gone too long, she honestly starts to gets depressed. But, when I come home she 'talks' to me (not barking, but more of an actual talking sound!) and welcomes me home like I am a long lost friend. She is awesome. The best dog I have ever had. Oh, and she hugs people too. She comes up to you, puts her head on your shoulder or into your chest and pushes. And if you don't hug her tight enough, she puts her paw on you to hold you. (Like a person would with an arm) She is so loving; I am amazed by her selflessness every day. Each day she reminds me how to be patient, kind and show unconditional love.
I don't believe in reincarnation, but if I did, I would say her and I were sisters in a past life. Whether I was the dog, or she was the human, lol, we would have been sisters.