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Friday, May 28, 2010

Worth the Wait

Oh my! This little lady seemed to take a long time to get here, but she sure was worth the wait! Such a perfect little model! Enjoy!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Camera Straps

Anyone who knows me, knows full well that I have a total crafting addiction! One might even say that I have crafters ADD ... I often have numerous "projects" running at once so I can have variety in my life at all times :) Anyway, camera straps are totally fun for me to make and so practical ... and PRETTY!!! I made mine on a whim just to embellish my camera and make it more "me", but then came to realize how much more comfortable my strap is now and I really don't think I could tolerate a strap without one of these covers.

All straps are made of cotton print with a light weight fleece lining (to give it a bit of cushion without much bulk). They fit most digital SLR camera straps (such as Canon, Nikon, and Sony). Straps measure approximately 2 inches wide by 22 inches long and slide over your existing strap. I will be selling these for $12 plus $1.75 shipping and handling (U.S. only) ... just email me at if you are interested. More to come in the next couple of days!

(Pink with green and black paisley)

(Pink and brown Amy Butler fabric)

(Medium gray background with "funky" flowers)

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Well, better late than never even when it comes to senior pictures! This young man has it all together (well except for scheduling his senior pictures! lol) and it was a blast hanging out with him. I now see why his family and extended family adore him :) And, did I mention that he is a full-fledged Eagle Scout???

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I met up with this great couple in Frankfort the other night, and it was such a pleasure to spend time with them as they plan for their November wedding! Congratulations Seth and Kelli!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lifestyle Photography

Lifestyle photography is becoming more and more popular to those families who value preserving their memories through photographs. Now trust me, I have taken my kids for their own fair share of posed portraits at traditional studios! But, such sessions have not only been frustrating for me and my kids, but I often walk away feeling like something was missing. They may have caught a great smile or two and even gotten my kids to look directly at the camera, but is that really what my memories of them are all about? Shooting on location with families is one step to capturing the real "them", and I strongly encourage it! And I admit that I am a sucker for a good fabric backdrop, props, or a great location! However, I think shooting people in places and situations where they are just being "them" and doing what they "do" has a lot of value too! Birthday parties are a great example! We hire photographers to take a "one year portrait" but what about the pictures of our children at their first birthday party surrounded by friends and different generations of their families? ... PRICELESS!!! Not to mention, too often I myself run around trying to run my child's party and trying to capture all the moments on camera only to realize later that I missed out on just enjoying and taking in that life moment with my child! Let me encourage you to consider other ways of capturing your child's early years through lifestyle photography! It can occur at a party or even a favorite place like a children's museum or library!

Here are a couple of pics I captured of my great-nephew at Easter. Isn't he just adorable?!?! And let me point out these were not "posed" shots at all ... just captured as he hunted for his eggs :) Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Welcome Baby "L"

I was so excited to meet these three cuties! I knew their mom way back when in High School (we won't be specific as to just how long ago that was!), so it was fun to see her again and get to know her adorable daughters! I think you will agree that they are all more than photogenic ... enjoy!