May 16th, 2013
Hi friends! Thank you so much for stopping by. What have I been doing lately? It’s been kind of quiet here on the blog. (don’t act so surprised) I just finished up a few sessions and am currently in the process of closing shop for a bit. I have a few things in the works that will hit the blog in due time, something that I’m really excited about! Something that has been in the works for quiet some time now. Keep a look out for those details to come.
I’m also so excited that school is out in 9 days! I think I get just as hyped as the kids do on this one. I love the long days of summer with nothing planned. I’m not one of those planner mamas that have something lined up for my kids to do to keep them entertained everyday, because that means I’m running and I hate running. Simplicity, people! We have days of exploring new places, days of playing and swimming, and days of lounging around being lazy. So as you can see I’m excited about just spending time being all there for my kids this summer, and getting some projects done around our home too.
Not to worry friends, if we’ve already talked about a session, I promise to fulfill those.
I hope you are all well and finding time to spend with those you love. So many sad things have happened lately, treasure every second! Until next time!
February 22nd, 2013
I’m so thankful for this time of personal reflection on how I shoot. Normally I would avoid shadows at all cost, but I’ve been enjoying this slow time of year to shoot for myself and branch out a bit. It gives me the chance to express what I love to create.
I spent last weekend with some pretty amazing teenagers at our church’s Disciple Now weekend. It started off with an awesome time of worship and then lead into a fun dance party. This shot caught my eye because I love how he’s in the shadow but all the fun colors lights are in the background.
Be sure to check out Carrie Hych’s take on shadows.
February 12th, 2013
Buddy. The house is so quiet when everyone is off in their own direction. He and all their scattered toys are awaiting their return, ready to be played with.
February 8th, 2013
This week’s theme was a little easier for me. Living in a home of 6, we all love to find our moments of solitude. Whether we are truly alone or in a moment of peace, it’s something each one of us enjoy. Yesterday even though we went as a family to the park, this trail provides the most peaceful scenery and escape from everything. We just love it there. My girls would much rather be back there on a nature walk, looking for frogs or running through the creek, than on the jungle gym. Such a serene setting. So as the girls and the dog ran ahead of their slow walking mama, I turned around to capture this.
Don’t forget to head over to Myra Lucina Photography to see her take on solitude.
January 25th, 2013
This was a tough one for me this week, out of focus. I’ve never really put any effort into being blurry on purpose. LOL And sadly I didn’t put enough time into it, with everything else on my plate, to be as creative as I would have liked. I had ideas of what I wanted to do but I didn’t make it happen, so I may revisit this again for the fun of it.
But for now, I chose this one of my daughter watching a movie on my ipad. I may have completely missed the mark on this weeks theme, because her feet are in focus, but I love that she is completely out of focus. That she is NOT the focus for once, her dainty little feet are.
Check out our next photographer in line, Myra Lucina Photography.
January 11th, 2013
I belong to a forum of amazing photographers and I can’t begin to tell you how much it’s helped me grow as a photographer. To be surrounded by other woman who are willing to share and encourage each another has been truly inspiring. I decided to put myself out there a bit and challenge myself to complete this series of 26 images with a weekly theme. I’ve tried the 365, the 52, and now we are getting it down to 26. Surely I can do this right? You all know me well enough that I consistently start these things and tend to drop off. But try, try again I will!
So this weeks theme was LIGHT. After really stretching my brain to find my description of LIGHT, I could think no further than the Word. God’s Word. He pretty much is the light of my world.
You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. – 2 Samuel 22:29
Be sure to leave some love if you would like, then head over and check out Myra Buby to see her take on this weeks theme. Light/Self Portrait? Which will she do?
December 3rd, 2012
When I talked to Eric’s mom they knew exactly what they were wanting, and that makes my life a million times easier. We headed down to Deep Ellum in Dallas for this session, after taking several wrong turns and circling the block a couple of times we hit some amazing spots. Eric comes off as a bit shy but he knows how to work the camera, which was great. This is why I love, love, love shooting seniors. They just make my job so easy and fun, and that’s what I like…easy and fun.
Here are a few sneak peeks that I just loved. He could pull of a serious look and then a smile in seconds flat.
Many more to come!
November 27th, 2012
I did Megan’s session back in September and had this all written out, but saved. My apologies Megan. I go back and forth which is the better route, Facebook or blog, and well you got caught in the middle sweets.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Megan since she was just a little girl, and here she is already a senior in high school! We had so much fun at our session in Grapevine, TX. She truly made my work easy, that’s why I love my seniors. Megan, I can only imagine the places you will go when you graduate. You are an amazing young lady and such a role model for my little girls.
November 27th, 2012
This has been a long time coming! This sweet family donated towards my first trip to Russia and we just could not get a session in. Caleb is busy with the talented, L.D. Bell Band and has his own band to boot. Amazing talent this guy has, I know he has some pretty proud parents. Let’s not forget the talent of little brother Nathan, Mr. Football. He’s also quiet the social butterfly and his brothers biggest fan. So glad I finally got to do this session, it was fun and so easy. Dare I say boys are generally easier to shoot than girls. I don’t even think it went as bad as two teenage boys could have imagined. Having to put on sweaters and meet up to have their picture taken, doesn’t necessarily rank up in the top 3 for a boy.
Thanks again, White boys. I know your mama will be happy. And that’s your goal right? To make mama happy? I thought so.
November 27th, 2012
Prepare your eyes for blog overload. I have been a horrible blogger, we all know that, because I start off every blog post stating so. I guess I have blogger guilt. This weekend was a busy one full of sessions, it’s just that time of year. So just get ready to see some cute faces.
I adore this family for many reasons. They have four kids and well, we just “get each other.” This family showed up ready to rock this session and they did so in such a short amount of time. It was unreal how easy this was to pull off. Such well behaved wee ones. I’m only posting a few individuals because you may be getting a Christmas card in the mail, if your lucky, and I don’t want to be the one to reveal that.
So without further ado…