Sunday, December 6, 2009

'Tis the Season

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Photo

This is us.  I posted this on our private family blog, but didn't realize that I didn't post it here.  Woopsie daisy!  This is my sweet family of 4 that seems to be growing faster than I can keep up.  I didn't take this photo....obviously.  My Dad was kind enough to let me get it all set up and have him take a whack at it.  He did a great job!  We are loving life and can't believe that it is nearly Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday, by the way). 
ps.  We just found out that my little brother and his wife are expecting triplets!!  Any pointers on photographing triplets would be more than welcome.  I am already making plans to have them in front of the lens.  Fun Fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Family #2

These are some shots that I took of the second family from last weekend. We were lucky/blessed to have about an hour in between rain storms to be able to get these done. Different location, and different feel than the others, but I was happy with the results...hopefully, they were as well. What do y'all think? (yeah, our time in Texas did rub off on me a little ;) )

Beautiful little girl!

Don't you love this one? The girls are all perfect, and the little stud is all "This is lame".

What a great looking family!

I had to convince Miss A to let me take one without her glasses, but she insisted on the no-teeth smile. Turned out sweet though.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Working Woman

I feel like a working woman lately with people calling and asking to squeeze in family photos before it gets too late. I still think it is funny that people want me to take their photos. I try to comply when I can though and this past weekend was no exception. Two family photo shoots on Saturday. It was a lot of fun. I am done with my first family. They are a great (and beautiful!) family that live in our ward. Thanks Kale! I hope you like them. Here a few for y'all to see.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

It's killing me

I cannot believe that my little squirt has grown so much! I found these photos hiding amongst the hundreds of photos waiting to be printed (a major undertaking that I have yet to attempt....this year). This is when she was just learning how to sit up on her own. I think it was May-ish. It's killing me to see her toothless grin and her bright, wide eyes. Even her little "stork-bites" that used to bother me are now fading and looking at these makes me miss them.And, going...
(the photo above is slightly blurred, but I didn't care. I love her expression.)


That's it. I can't take it anymore.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I took some photos for an old roommate of mine from Rick's. It has been about 9 years since I've seen her and she looks almost exactly the same. Pretty impressive for a mother of 3! Three real cute kiddos at that. It was really great to see them and be able to spend some time catching up and getting some family photos for them. A HUGE thanks to my friend Stacy for filling in as my assistant. I am sure Jeremy was relieved to have a break
Here are a few of my favorites:

Thanks for your patience with these, Suzanne. CD will be in the mail soon. I hope you like them!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Different Angle

I don't get to experiment with my photography as much as I would like, since motherhood is a full-time job that I feel completely immersed in at this time. And I am happy with that choice...very happy. But, I have tried to take opportunities (or make them) to improve my photography skills while being so immersed.

If you wonder how to make your photos more interesting, just try different angles. It is amazing how much a different angle can make in the exact same setting, with the same subject.
(Not the greatest photos to follow, but the subject overshadows the quality...right?)Classic, front angle. Cute girl...Kind of predictable photo.

Side angle...a little more interesting, I think.

Ahh, isn't that nice?
This was my third and final shot for this experiment. I quit while I was ahead.

So, next time you pull your camera out, try a few different angles and see what you come up with. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chubber bubs

This is my insanely cute nephew. My only sister delivered her first son (after having 2 girls) scared out of her wits to have a boy. That is all forgotten. She is completely smitten. Who wouldn't be??
This kid can pack a punch. He is 3 weeks younger than my little princess and weighs at least 5 pounds more and is probably a good 2 inches longer than she is. He's a lover though, not a least for now.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Messing with Macro

The lens that I often rent for taking portraits has a macro setting, which I had not messed with....until now. I don't have it down perfectly, but I was AMAZED by the detail that the macro can capture. Check it out! Oh, and this is the beauty of an awesome lens...completely blurred background. Beautiful!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Just Curious

I am just curious to find out who keeps checking this photo blog that is from St. Louis, Missouri. I cannot think of anybody in particular that I know, so I am wondering who my frequent visitor is. Leave a comment and fill me in, please :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Family photos

Here are some of the family photos. My friend, Rob, took the photos of our whole family and the shots of Jer and I and I edited them. I took the photos of the girls.
I was so happy to get some family photos! It is hard to get me in the picture these days instead of behind the camera. What do you think?

I couldn't resist

My friend, Rob, and I did a family photo swap in which we each took eachother's family photos. We just copied the raw photos, untouched and gave them to the other so we could edit our own family photos. I think it worked out pretty well. Of course, I couldn't resist editing Rob's photos in my own way. I hope you don't mind, Rob! Here is my interpretation:

Friday, July 17, 2009

The moment you've all been waiting for...

Well, not really, but I know that my dear Sister in law, Summer, has been very patiently waiting for me to post a few photos from our "fun shoot". So, here is something to satisfy your sweet, photo least for the moment.

Hello Hottie! Work it!

We had fun doing these, and I had fun messing around with different color settings. What do y'all think of the really bright effect?

My nephew is quite the animated little fellow. He kept pulling the greatest faces. Check it out above!
A more subdued look for this little man.

ps. I know I posted a lot of photos, but it's for my brother and his wifey. Can you tell I had fun messing around with different color treatments?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Side note

I did some photos for my Sister in law's family reunion last weekend. It was the largest group I have ever done (around 30 people I think), but I was very happy with the results. Here are a few samples:

*As always people, these images are copyrighted, so don't copy them or print them without my permission, okay? Thanks! I appreciate ya and all ya do.

I am still working on editing the photos from the fun shoot with my brother and his family.....more to come (be patient, Summer...I know it's hard!)