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Friday, November 12, 2010

Photo Story Friday: Philo Apple Farm

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli  

I had the great pleasure of shooting a maternity session for a friend on Wednesday. We decided to take a trip to the Philo Apple Farm in Philo,California.  God smiled on us with a beautiful sunny fall day. The colors were unimaginable.  I won’t describe them, I’ll let you see for yourself. Here are my favorite shots from our excursion. Please click on the View Full Album link to see all the photos.


Head on over to Better in Bulk and show us what you’ve been doing this week.


Thursday, October 28, 2010


I had the privilege of photographing three beautiful young ladies this week. Here are a couple from our shoot.

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I also have been busily editing wedding photos. more on that in another post.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Heart Faces: Constructive Feedback Friday

I Heart Faces is  taking a break from Fix-It Friday this week instead hosting a special Constructive Feedback Friday for those of us who would like to fix up one of our own photos and get advice on how to make it look even better!

So here it goes.

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I just love this photo of the girls but it’s leaving something to be desired. Can you help me?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

{Love that Shot} Faces

I found a new link-up that I want to start participating in. Love your Shot Link-Up is a blog hop that allows photographers to share their photos. The link-up is live every Thursday and runs until Monday.  Ordinarily there is no theme, but occasionally there is a guest judge and theme. This weeks theme is “Show Us Your Favorite Faces” and guess who is guest judging?!? You guessed it I Heart Faces!

So today, I’m sharing a photo that I took during a family session this week.  This little cutie stole my heart, and I’m sure she will steal yours too!


This photo was taken with my Nikon D90 at a focal length of 40 mm, F4.2, shutter speed 1/1500, and ISO 320 in raw format. I recently starting shoot with back button focus. It has helped my photography immensely. It helps me keep the focus on my clients face and be able to recompose. I recommend finding out how to do this on your camera.

Seriously head over to Love Your Shot and participate this week. Angie and Amy would be most grateful!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Father’s Day Shutterfly Experience

Shutterfly sent me a promotion for 10 free holiday post cards and they gave me three to giveaway to all of you. keep reading to find out how you can win one.

I don’t know if you noticed lately but I love photos. I love looking at photos. I love taking photos. I dream about photos. I just love photos THAT much.  It is very important to me when I print photos to hang on my wall or put into one of my scrapbook albums that they are the best quality they can be. 

I recently purchased a photo book for my step-father from Shutterfly. It was filled from cover to cover with photos of he and his grandsons. It was fairly inexpensive and the quality was amazing. The book is leather-bound, the colors are beautiful and it looked exactly the way I thought it would while I was designing it online.

I’m looking forward to purchasing some Christmas Photo Cards from Shutteryfly this holiday season.  In fact we have a family session set up for Tuesday afternoon for this very purpose.

Shutterfly offers many different products to share or display your precious memories. They carry Birthday Invitations, Thank You Cards, party invitations, and many many other things.

I hope that you will head over to Shutterfly and check it out.

To enter the giveaway to receive a promo code, simply write your own review of Shutterfly on your blog and come back here and give me the link in the comments below. I will randomly choose three winners.


*I received free products from for posting this review.

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Heart Faces: Smirk

The theme over at I Heart Faces this week is Smirk. A smirk refers to a smile evoking insolence, scorn, or offensive smugness.  Check out these brothers!


I mean if those are smirks, I don’t know what is! 

Head over to I Heart Faces and see all the other beautiful entries, and maybe even enter one of your own.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sweet Shot Tuesdays

Sweet Shot Day

This will be my first time linking up with Sweet Shot Tuesdays. I’m excited to start a journey to better photography. 

This past weekend I had the privilege of photographing a Quinceanera for a beautiful young girl. I had never been invited to one before, so being asked to photograph one was a real treat.  I have a couple of favorites from the Mass I would like to share with you.

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I was honored to be part of this wonderfully religious ceremony. I will be sharing more photos from the day throughout the week. Please feel free to offer up constructive criticism, I really do appreciate it.

What have you been photographing lately?


Monday, September 13, 2010

I Heart Faces: Vroom Vroom


Every year on Labor Day weekend our  small logging town celebrates Paul Bunyan Days. In patriotic holiday fashion we also have a parade.  The Shriners Clowns and Keystone Cops always participate. This particular photo is of the Keystone Cops. I just love parades, but more than that, I love people who support our local children and give back to the community!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

We Picture {this} Laughter

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click on the button above to participate in this months challenge!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

{You Capture} Outside



I could hardly wait for this weeks theme over at I should be folding laundry You Capture.  Outdoors. Who doesn’t love the outdoors?  We had some beautiful weather here the last two days. we were loving the 75* heat.  Climbing trees, skinning knees, and having an all around great time.


Mr. Moo usually have dirt and scrapes and scratches on his knees from playing outside. If there is a pile of dirt anywhere this kid finds it and is in it instantaneously.



Outside light is the best for photographing babies. The Peanut was loving laying on his blanket in the sunshine. Mommy was loving the yummy natural light to photograph her beautiful baby in.

As for Little Fire Chief, well, he’s too fast to capture when he’s playing outside.

Have you been taking photos outdoors this week?  Please share with us over at I should be folding laundry.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

{54,55,56/365} Soccer Practice

Little Fire Chief is playing Soccer again this season. He started practice two weeks ago. His coaches are two ladies that I have known a very long time. They are GREAT!! 

DSC_0476-copy-2I mean check him out. Who is this kid? Last year he wouldn’t have had that stance waiting in the goal area! I am very happy with his progress, and he is too.

DSC_0465-copy  Mr. Moo wants terribly to be out there playing with him.  Yes, that’s him watching intently as Little Fire Chief practices.

DSC_0489-copyAs for Peanut, well, he just lays around and smiles at mommy while the big boys play.

I would love to hear what you have all been up to!


Welcome Baby

I am so blessed to have such a talented friend. Nichole of ONELife Photography helped us capture some of the sweetest memories we will ever experience in our lifetime.

I want to share some of those memories with you today since I have not yet done so.

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Thanks Nichole for being there to welcome our little Peanut into the world and giving us the wonderful gift of lasting memories.  


I Heart Faces: Beach Fun


I had the privilege of shooting some maternity photos for a wonderful family a couple of months ago.  We decided on some beach photos around sunset.  Here is one of my favorites from the shoot which also happens to correspond with the theme over at I Heart Faces this week.


Head on over to I Heart Faces and share in the Beach Fun!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

{50,51,53/365} Two

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Two Years old and full of spunk! Mr. Moo is such a fun loving little boy.  He wants to be just like his big brother, but yet, is so different. The sweatshirt that he is wearing is Little Fire Chiefs. He was thrilled to be wearing it. 


2 Months Old. Peanut is discovering more and more each day. He finally can put his thumb in his mouth voluntarily!

What have you been capturing?


Friday, August 20, 2010

{We Picture This}Flowers

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This was a fun shoot with a couple of friends of mine. I just love the sunflowers!