Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rudy & Sarah l Engagement

I just love these two. Sarah was fun and free and Rudy looked at her like that's where he belonged. The light was absolutely beautiful which made for some pretty unique sun flare. I have learned, however, that not everyone enjoys sun flare in their photos ;) I'm looking forward to their wedding on January 23rd and also to bringing on a new assistant. yay katelyn! ps. congrats on the recent engagement!

this is one of those times where I just couldn't decide...

well....we were on a plantation.

God saying hello :)

pssssst...does this location look familiar? I hope not! Nick and I drove through lots of deep potholes and dirt roads to find it. It's the same location as Amy & Micah and Tiffany & family! Local photogs & brides, check out Shirley Plantation.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Swell Finds l Personal

I'm a big fan of the hit motion picture, 'Once' and an even bigger fan of marketa irglova and glen hansard of 'the swell season'. The harmony practically makes me fall asleep while driving....kind of dangerous, I know.

If you're paying the bills, folding laundry or just trying to get a few things done, take a listen and consider yourself that more productive.

(just ignore the bit of Czech at the beginning)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Feeling Crafty l Tote for Sarah

Yes, this was made for Christmas....but in reality it can be made for anyone anytime. Girls can always use new totes. I'm not bragging about what I made (believe me), just sharing a simple gift idea that really requires little to no thought. I'm always a fan of that.

canvas tote-$12 for 3 (Michaels, Hobby-Lobby, Walmart)
puff paint/fabric paint-$2 (same as above)
paper doily-$2 for 10 (same as above)
goodies for the girl (be creative)
some hot cocoa for sipping while your being crafty

This was made for my soon to be sister in law, Sarah. I think she really liked it, at least I hope she did. She made me this beautiful purse and I'm looking forward to bringing it out in the Spring! She makes such beautiful things. If you're feeling crafty too, check out her blog.

(photo credit-Sarah P.)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Evelyn Grace l Family

attention: big post. i'm sure you'll skip to the pictures anyway. I don't blame you. yack yack yack yack yack.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that you're headed towards a bright New Year. My Christmas was wonderful and I have lots of goodies to show for it. I'm excited because now that the gifts have been given, I can now blog about the things I made. big deal for me. yeah yeah yeah, onto the photos.

I was happy to have my photos on three Christmas cards this year. yet again, big deal. Julie is a close family friend. 1) me and her little sis Abbi were BFF4E&E's for many years, 2) I grew up at her house trying on all her clothes secretly and 3) I have an ornament on 0ur Christmas tree that she made me when was 6. It's pretty awesome. Her ooooother sister is Wendy who married Todd. small world! Its a big tangled mess of background that I happen to quite enjoy.

Good Lord, onto the POINT. Julie is awesome an amazing designer of everything. She totally nails Illustrator and can sew like no other. She's designing our wedding invitations so we're playing the swap services game and its really fun. Here's a little bit from our first photo op which made it to the front of their Christmas cards. Yippieeee! we started things off with a tea party, naturally.

This is Mr.Pottomas

and all of the other attendees.

If you're wondering where E got her good looks from, meet Julie. We did these photos to show off the scarf she won.

Julie made this little red riding hood cape, skirt & bow. talent!

Then we headed inside for some more serious ones...well, we tried.

Coming Soon:
Sara-Part II

Rudy & Sarah-Engagement. Darn you pixel-y photo.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


I hope your Christmas was filled with laughter, love and family-I know that mine was. 

normal posts to resume bright and early Monday morning :) 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

First Feature l Personal

This is probably old news since I blabbed it all on my facebook, but something REALLY cool happened yesterday! My photos were featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs ever, Style Me Pretty.

I haven't published these photos yet because I had sent them off for featuring and didn't want to spoil the surprise. This is one of those posts that you probably don't really care about, but this is a big big BIG step for my business and I'm just so blessed. Poor Kelly and Nick had to listen to me talk about it all day yesterday. Such good friends.

Not to toot my own horn but, 2010 BRIDES, YOU'VE GOT A FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER! ahem. head is shrinking back down to normal size now. i'm good.

To view the full post, click here. Don't forget to click here to see all the other style me pretty goodness. It will wet your inspirational whistle, if you will;)

Big thanks to Tabby & Lee for letting me submit these photos and for being so awesome. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chilly Love l Personal

home-made is spilling into other parts of my of them being our wedding. here's an engagement photo to tide us over until my super cool friend kelly takes some for us when its warmer.

I wasn't properly prepared for the snowy weather...nick let me borrow his coat :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Home Made Christmas : Part I

Who says you have to spend oodles of money to result in a genuine Christmas smile? Not I. Here's some important elements to my home-made christmas, 2009.

Part II will come shortly after Christmas (when i can post photos of things I made for important people in my life). You never know, one of them might be reading this right now. hi mom!

There's something magical about Christmas trees in manual me at least.

The wonderful bird house Tabby made for nick and I. Our first 'together' gift :) Is it wrong that I don't really want a bunch of pots and pans for Christmas?

snowed in at nick's house.

they have the most lovely tree

and to finish things off, kiwi being all mopey. get in the christmas spirit there kid!

What makes your Christmas special?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Meredith Kate l Newborn

Just a warning, I hope your eyes can handle the cute-ness. This is a very special post for me...
1) its my sweet family
2) its a follow up to one of my favorite sessions ever.

The 'girl in the driveway' photo has become quite a signature for me. These photos are a true testament to grace and mercy and they make me smile every time I glance at them. I'm not sure what we did to deserve so many blessings from the Lord :)

Anyway, enough with my rambling, I introduce, the Daniels family.

(isn't this headband fabulous? want one of your own? follow me here!--thanks ica!)

Here's the 'driveway' photo-before & after :)


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-I'm proud to shoot with Canon products-
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