Thursday, May 2, 2013


I am trying to stop beating myself up over my epic failure in blogging.
But, FB keeps me hopping.
As does my email account.
And, my incoming texts.
And, voice mails.
Return calls.
I am waving the white flag.
I have succumbed to blogging here as I can. 
So, here goes....
I will start back with this lovely

such a beauty!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

{#1 Question}

after a session is booked, is what to wear?
of course, when we have our family portraits taken,
it's my #1 question as well as it can add so much to a session!
But, it doesn't have to break the bank.  Most of the
items below were puchased at Gap and Old Navy....
a few ideas....for upcoming spring sessions....



I just have room left on the 2013 calendar for a few....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

{I am back}

I did not make resolutions for 2013.
Did you??
Just curious.
But, I am going to earnestly try to blog.
I had great intentions then, a beyond crazy-busy
fall season took over and FB became my fast friend. 
But, I'm going to put in much effort here this year.

Monday, September 3, 2012

{make it personal}

I am not a real big fan of a lot of props, I prefer
timeless simplicity over any thing.
You can add subtle touches to make a session much
more personal and mean SO much more. 
For instance, tonight, I placed my dear, sweet
Grandpa's quilt in our wagon.
So now, everytime I look at these
pictures, my heart will also smile when
I catch a glimpse of that quilt that reminds me
so much of him.  So, always feel free to
bring any of those sentiments along for a session. 
It will make the portraits even more special
for you and your family!  

{our farewell to summer}

I am always lacking in the department of photographying
the boys.  Sad, but true.  I carry a camera so often that it becomes
very easy for me to keep it zipped up when not on a shoot.
So tonight, I focused on them and a new location I carved
out here on the farm this weekend that has YUMMY lighting!  

Although, I snuck a couple of sessions in during the last two weeks
- tomorrow officially begins my fall calendar. My crazy, busy
fall calendar. :)   I have edited so many sessions/weddings over
the past week {that I am resizing and loading and organizing
into the website for viewing}, prepared new locations here at
the farm {honestly, I can barely move and am so sunburend
as it was me in the pasture mowing paths and areas for five+ hours yesterday}, new branding & packaging, , the wrap up of the new studio, readjusting  the family to back to school life, prepping for the new season, tweaking the workflow to be more efficient and provide  better customer service, etc., etc, and trust me, etc.;} 
I am excited for all of the new details
I will be implementing! In addition to all of the above, I have
hired an assistant, Sheila, that is helping me more than I can ever say.But, she is much more than an "assistant" as she is also my dear
sister-in-law. She has been such a blessing! For now, she is handling most of the invoicing and paperwork along with some client contacts, but will be phasing in much more as we progress into the calendar. So where I would love to be behind the camera 24/7 and because she is AMAZING business wise, it has been a perfect match!


Monday, June 25, 2012

"for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty..."

No words are needed.

We will be praying for all of you through this deployment.