Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kasey's Bridal Portraits

In July of this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Kasey when she interviewed me for her December wedding. She brought her sweet mom Sherry and fun-loving sister Keli along and I just instantly feel in love with all of them. It was important to Kasey that everything connected with the wedding be Christ-honoring. I was so pleased when she chose me to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

We did her bridal portraits in November at Buena Vista in Prattville. However, I was not allowed to release them until after the wedding yesterday. I'll be uploading a sneak peek from the beautiful ceremony later this week. This is the image Kasey chose for her enlargement which was framed and displayed at the reception:

Here are a few more from the bridal shoot -- some fun and some serious:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pansy Experiments

My husband planted some beautiful pansies this year. I was out with him while he was covering them with straw before the cold snap we're currently experiencing. I had just watched a video by Bryan Petersen ( on intentional camera movement -- intended to achieve an impressionistic look to the photograph -- so thought I'd experiment with that concept. The day was very gray and overcast, so it allowed for a longer-than-usual shutter speed. This was my favorite of the images.

I had to grab a few macros while I was out there. Since I wasn't using my tripod I didn't really get but one "keeper."

Monday, December 22, 2008


It was a distinct honor to have an opportunity to photograph this family friend known as "Cowboy." He reluctantly came back for a few studio shots. He was a natural in front of the camera and I came away with many images from the shoot that I really liked. Here are just a few:

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Photography Assignment

I was thrilled to be asked to take the photographs for Trinity Presbyterian School's new Kindergarten brochure! What fun watching the children during several school days. Here are a few of the pages from the booklet featuring the photos:

These brochures will provide information and inspiration for prospective Trinity Kindergartens and will be passed out at the annual Kindergarten Open House in January.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Blessings

We've doubled our grandchildren this year! From two to four! These are a few of the favorite snaps I've taken of them in their Christmas PJs. I learned something about buying Christmas PJs this year -- buy them larger than you think you'll need them!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Nestled All Snug

Friday, November 28, 2008

Big Sisters

Still working to catch up on family photos. These are from last Sunday. The girls with their new baby brother:

I just love this little Christmas hat from Momof2Ks (

As noted in an earlier post, EJ is in a bread bowl that was used by his great-great-great-great grandmother.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Catching Up

We celebrate Thanksgiving on Sunday, so I'm using today to catch up on some of the family photos that have been neglected during this busy fall season. This is my younger son and his sweet family:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Today's Special

One of Elijah's images in his cute hat from Momof2Ks won a Picture of the Day at Digital Image Cafe today.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I was editing some sessions from last week and ran across these images I wanted to share. Kate is a beautiful first grader with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes! These were taken at Buena Vista in Prattville.


Nobody pointed out that I was misspelling "peek!" Sneak Peek!! Not Sneak Peak!! Yikes, I am so embarrassed!! I'm going to go back and edit all the posts ASAP!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Youngest Member

I finally had the opportunity to take a few photos of our youngest family member, little EJ. He's 10 days old today. Here are three I quickly grabbed to show off (2 in this post and one in the previous post). I'll post some of EJ and his sisters later this week.

EJ is sleeping in a bread bowl that was carved by his dad during a mission trip to Venezuela.

Visions of Sugarplums

Little EJ is sleeping in a bread bowl that was used by his great-great-great-great grandmother!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Sweet Addie came by today for her First Christmas portrait session. It's always a delight to work with Addie and her mom and dad. I quickly pulled out these three for a sneak peek and will have more for mom and dad to view later this week.

Naughty or Nice?

Elijah was in a particularly nice mood when Mom and Dad brought him by for Christmas pictures today. I just couldn't wait to upload these sneak peeks for family and friends!

This precious Munchkin hat in Christmas colors was knitted for me by Kim of Momof2k's at

Enjoy Christmas! 6

I was honored to be the photographer for this young couple's wedding earlier this year. Today I got to photograph their first Christmas together. I was thrilled when they brought along their baby, Sadie! What a cutie!!

Sadie is only about 7 months old, so this truly is her "first Christmas!"

Sadie's fluffy ears covered the top of her shirt, so I added it to the border!! Too funny!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On the Menu Today

Woo Hoo! One of the pictures I took at Buena Vista last week just won a Picture of the Day in the people category at Digital Image Cafe! The Cafe is a fun and informative online community of photographers working together to hone our skills.

This is the second time Sophie has won me a POTD at the Cafe! She's an irresistible little lady!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I can't show you any of the beautiful bridal portraits from a Tuesday session at Buena Vista in Prattville, but I can share these candids of the bride's sister helping me capture the moment. She was too much fun!! You won't get to see any of the bridal portraits until December 27th!


It was a delight to photograph these fun-loving siblings. A beautiful fall day at Buena Vista provided the perfect backdrop. Many more choices are coming for mom, but here are a few quick favorites:


The joy and activity of a new grandchild has caused some delay in posting sneak peeks for portrait clients this week! I hope to be current on the blog by the end of today :)

This is one of my favorite little models! And these are just a few of my favorites from a photo session at Buena Vista earlier this week.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Addition

The big sisters are waiting...

...and they finally get their first look...

... at their new little brother...

Mom and baby are fine. And mom doesn't look like she's been through labor & delivery!!! Dad is very proud and happy.

And our family is very blessed.
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