Sunday, November 30, 2008

Congratulations Carrie and Ben!

Carrie and Ben were married last month in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Historic Courthouse in Stillwater! It was a gorgeous day and they had so many wonderful traditions they incorporated into their big day. Carrie and Ben had a trolley that took us to some great locations throughout Stillwater for portraits and it stayed until after the ceremony so all of the guests could take trolley rides! I had such a great time and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to spend such an important day with such wonderful people. Here are a few from their wedding and make sure to check out the slideshow!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Holiday Deadline

I just wanted to remind everyone that Monday, December 1 is the deadline for ALL holiday orders, no exceptions! The deadline for most specialty items has already passed, but if you are buying someone a special gift I would be happy to give you a certificate to present them until their product comes in. I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oh boy has he grown!

Remember Jonah from about 6 months ago? Well he sure has grown in the past 6 months. He is a member of my Watch Me Grow program and I had the privilege of taking his portraits in his home again. He is such a little sweetheart and loves to coo and "talk." He loved to make me work very hard for a smile and as soon as we wrapped up the session he wouldn't stop smiling! Little stinker ;) !!

Here's a newborn one:

Here are a couple of my favorites!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Here are Renee and Matt! They are engaged to be married next September and we took their engagement pictures last month. We had a lot of fun and they put up with all of my crazy ideas in the middle of a crowded park! They are going to be a fantastic couple to work with on their wedding day!

And to answer a few of the questions about my last post, yes, I used one studio light. I have 3, but only used one for that shoot. And I can't share the whole group of my crazy kids until after our holiday cards go out, but will share them sometime! And the "background" is actually my old shower curtain ;) ! Any other questions, just ask!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Where has the time gone?

I have had a nasty virus ever since returning from my vacation and have been trying to get caught up! I am almost there, so if you are waiting on something it won't be much longer!

I tried to take some holiday photos of Mady, Leighton and Ryleigh. I was just going to use pictures from earlier in the year for our cards, but though I would at least try and if I couldn't get any good ones at least I had something to fall back on. Well, they really made me work for a few mediocre portraits, but Mady was the most cooperative she has ever been! She begged me to curl her hair and the curls must have put her in model mode because she gave me almost 5 whole minutes of cooperation!! I downloaded the pictures last night and wondered "where has the time gone?" It seems like just yesterday my five year old was just a baby! Here are a couple of Mady. This is the first time I have done a studio shoot of all 3 kids so it was interesting!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We're back!

Just a quick update to let everyone know we are back!! It was a great trip and we had a fabulous time. I will have many more pictures and updates to share later, but I have some other stuff to catch up on first. Here's a teaser for you!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Hi everyone! I just wanted to update and let you all know that we made it to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico safe and sound! We are spending the next couple of days relaxing, site seeing and enjoying the beautiful weather! On Sunday I have the amazing opportunity to photograph a destination wedding and then a trash the dress session on Monday!!!! I will have so many awesome pictures to share when we return. I will have limited email and phone access until Wednesday so if you are having trouble reaching me, you know why! Thank you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Welcome Jackson!! One of my best friends had this beautiful baby boy two weeks ago! I had the privilege of being there for his eventful birth and then got to go to his house twice to try to capture his newborn portraits. Here are a few to share.

Remember Madison and Kayla from this summer? Well, I had the opportunity to photograph them again!! Mom and dad even decided to get in a few shots! It was fun trying to make Kayla smile and watching Madison throw leaves. We lucked out and had great weather considering it's November. Here are a few favorites!