Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!!!!

I found this photo of my daughter back in 2011. This was taken before we headed to her orchestra concert. I love using mirrors in photos. It adds fun and character to a photo.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I absolutely love this photo. I took it back in 2011 while on vacation. We were waiting for our ride and I happened to look over and see my son entertaining himself in the mirrored wall. It was a memory I am so glad I caught. LOL!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

Here is a photo I took back in 2010 on a camping trip. There was a beautiful creek that we put our feet in to cool off. It doesn't stay for long because the heat drys it up by July.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Specials!!!

Time is running out to get those photos done and sent out by Christmas, but it is not too late. If you don't get them sent out by Christmas, then send them to welcome others into the New Year. To help you with this, I am offering 20% off a standard session. Hurry, though, because once the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, the deal is over. 

Last month, we helped feed those who could not afford a Thanksgiving dinner. For December, we are going to help those who can't afford to buy gifts. So, for every new "like" on our Facebook page ( we will put $5 towards a toy and for each paid session, an additional 10% towards a toy. Tell your family and friends!!! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Special!!!!!

I promised a Black Friday deal and here it is. This is the best deal I have offered all year. Starting at midnight on November 27th to midnight on November 28th I will be offering  the Standard Session for only $84.
Included in this session is 1 hour of photo taking on location within the Prescott quad cities area, unlimited wardrobe changes, up to 6 people, 12 poses of your choice edited and saved to a cd with a letter of release as well as 2 8x10 prints of your choice.
 You  must call within this 24 hour period and schedule your session for December or January to get this
deal. This is a savings of over $80. You don't want to miss out on this one. Pass this deal on to your friends!!!!!! Give this deal as a gift for Christmas or a birthday!!!  Simple go to or to our Facebook page www.facebook/remembrancephoto11?ref=hl and contact us with the date you would like to reserve. It's that easy!!!!
Until then, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

This is my daughter on her 9th birthday. I love this photo. Her hair is a mess but she has a smile that says she is having a great time. I love photos that tell a story....that show real life.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I took this photo when we were back up in Minnesota while the kids were enjoying some lake time. I was just starting to play around with black and white.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

Our family went to a nearby zoo in 2010. Of course I brought my camera. I took this photo and honestly I don't think I meant for it to come out like this, but I love the story it tells. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November Specials and Charity of the Month!!!!

Get a head start on those Christmas cards!!! For November, receive 10 free Christmas cards with any session over $99. Don't miss out on this one!! Get those family photos you have been putting off and Christmas cards at the same time!!!

This month I would like to make some Thanksgiving baskets to give to those who may not get a Thanksgiving otherwise. So, for every new "like" on Facebook, I will put $5 towards making a food basket and for every paid session I will put 10% towards a basket. Please pass this on to your family and friends and help me put together a Thanksgiving for someone!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

I took this photo of my son 4 years ago before one of his band concerts. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!

Wow my kids look so young! This photo was taken just 4 years ago. The memories within just this one photo! I love it!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Football Family!!!!

Throwback Thursday!!!

I love this photo!!!! It was taken in the Summer of 2010 when we went back up to Minnesota to see family. This is what Minnesota lake country is....beautiful!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

October Specials!!!!

I was a stay at home mom for many years. I know what it is like to pinch pennies. This is why I price the way I do. I want to offer great photos for a price that doesn't break the bank. So, I also offer a special each month. This months special is 20% off the standard package. With the standard package you choose 12 edited photos from your session to be saved to a CD plus 2 8x10's of your favorite poses.  To see prices and other packages simply go to .

Friday, October 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday on Friday!!!

This has always been one of my favorite photos. I started out by taking lots of photos of my children. They used to enjoy it but now...not so much. hehe

October Newsletter!!!

There is a smell and feel in the air. The evening are beginning to get a little chilly. The mornings are even chillier. Fall is here! With it come leaves, pumpkins, turkeys and so many other reminders.

We want to help you get those Fall photos. So, our special for October is 20% off our standard package. Get 12 edited poses saved to a cd plus 2 8x10's of your favorite photos.

We want to be there to share in the joy of capturing your special moments that will last a lifetime. Please take a look at our portfolio on our website We deliver high quality photographs and use natural light to capture photographs that will bring a sweet feeling of remembrance.

We also want to thank everyone who helped raise money for the young man who is suffering from ALS.
For October, we are giving to the humane society. We can't forget our furry little friends. They bring us such joy. So, 10% of all sales this month will go to support the Yavapai Humane Society!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I took this photo of my daughter back in 2010. I would often take photos throughout the year and then choose my favorite for the school photo. I did not choose this one. hehe

One Last Attempt!!!

Ok. We have 5 days left of this challenge. I am at 182 likes for my facebook page and would love to reach 250. Why? Because I am giving $1 for every new like I get in the month of September to a young boy suffering from ALS. My heart goes out to the family of this young boy as they plan his upcoming funeral. I can't even imagine. So, I put out this plea once again. If you have not clicked "like" on my Facebook page ( please do. If you have already click "like" on my page (not this post) then please share this on your own page. To read more about this young  boy just go to, and read all about him. Thank you to those who have joined my page this month.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I took this photo of my son in 2011. This was his 7th grade photo. I remember being so proud of it. hehe That was the year I also decided to make my hobby a business. I haven't regretted it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sweet Baby Girl!!!!

This little girl is so sweet to me. I have taken her photo since the day after she was born.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Foto Tip!!!! Free Flash Diffuser

The last couple of weeks I talked about lighting and flash. Today, I have a neat tip about using your flash. Your flash can be an asset or a liability to your photos. Too much can leave your subject looking like they desperately need a tan and too little can leave them hiding in the dark. How do you get a happy medium without taking a few steps back? A flash diffuser is your answer. Now not everyone has a diffuser, so here is a fun trick you can do for Free. If you have a point and shoot camera, you can simply tape a piece of wax paper over your flash. If you use a DSL-R use an old film canister, the milky colored kind, and place it over your flash. If you don't have one laying around, go to your nearest photo lab and they should have dozens they would be happy to part with.
So, what exactly does a diffuser do, you ask? The diffuser helps spread the light from the flash around rather than it all concentrated to one area like a spot light.
Try this out and let me know how it works for you. Have fun and Happy Clicking!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I love this photo!!! I took it back in 2010 of my sweet little girl. She is so fun to take photos of because they always seem to turn out so pretty and sweet. I love it!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday! Still Catching Up!!

I love this photo! I will forever cherish it. This photo was taken in 2010 of my mother and my daughter. The love between them is so obvious. I love capturing emotion like this. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

What to Wear Wednesday!!!! Men's Styles!

Last week, I talked about some of the popular styles out there for women. Today, I want to talk about men's styles. I didn't think this would be hard at all, but on the contrary it is harder than I thought. No offense, men, but you don't have a whole lot of diversity. hehe Sorry. Here is what I did find:

1. Jackets, sweaters, sport coats......these are some of the items in style right now. Layering is the big thing. Layers can go 2 or 3 items deep, such as a t-shirt with a sweater and a casual blazer over top.

2. Jeans are still pretty slim. Skinny jeans are still the thing if you can wear them. If you are not into that type of thing, don't worry, there are plenty of boot cut and straight leg options still available and they look just as stylish.

3. Men's shoe styles have not changed a whole lot. Right now there are a lot of high top sneakers and boots. Dress shoes are very much in and some of these even come in a high top style as well.

As I go over what I have written here, I see that men's styles have not changed much over the years. When taking a photo all the same rules apply with men as in women. Wear something that is a neutral color, not bright colors or patterns. Hope I helped some of you men out there!  Enjoy and Happy Clicking!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Specials!!!

September Special: We are continuing the $10 School Photos until the end of the month. This session includes 15 minutes of photo taking, 1 pose of your choice, and letter of release to print unlimited prints. 

Also, this month we are offering a free 8x10 print collage with 4 photos of your choice from your standard paid session. Contact us today!!!

September Charity!!!

For July and August, we gave to the Yavapai Food Bank. We were able to give a good chunk thanks to "likes" on Facebook and paid sessions. Thank you!!!
For the month of September, we want to give to a fundraiser that is close to our heart. There is a sweet, young boy I know that is suffering from ALS. You have seen all the ice bucket challenges on social media. This is the real deal. So, please, I say again, Please, pass this on to friends and family. Again, for every Like on Facebook and every paid session we will give to this boys fundraiser. To learn more about him, please go to Thank you!!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

I took this photo back in 2010 while we were on a camping trip. My husband was playing catch with the kids and I caught him mid catch. I thought it was a neat action photo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What to Wear Wednesday!!! Clothes for School Photos

School photos!!!! Some kids get all dressed up for them and then others really don't care because they always seem to turn out bad anyway. Here are a few tips for helping your kids pick out clothes so their photos have a chance to be great!!!

1. Many schools send home a sheet with options for backdrops. When choosing clothes make sure it is not the same color as the backdrop.

2. Wear something simple, not loud and busy. This will just take away from the child's face, and that is what we want to see.

3. Girls, wear something that flatters your figure, but is not too revealing.

4. Boys, dress up a little. You don't have to look like you are going to the prom, but wear something clean and fits good.

5.  Wear something that compliments your skin tone. Here are some ideas:

        Dark skin
          - blue

         Medium Skin
           -light orange

         Light Skin
           -light blue

There you have it. You will be ready for those school photos and won't have to dread them. If you find that the photo does not turn out the way you like, give me a call and take advantage of my $10 school photos. I will make sure you are happy with them.
Happy Clicking!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's a Wonderful Family!!!

This family was vacationing in Az and wanted photos of their trip. What a great idea!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Free Coffee Mug!!!!

There is only a few days left in August! Wow! That went fast! I wanted to send out a reminder about the specials for this month. I still have openings this week, so hurry!!!

Along with the standard package of 30 edited photos, customers will be able to choose a photo to have placed on a mug for free.

Also, until September 30th, we are offering $10 school photos. Set up a time to come take part in this mini session and get the pose of your choice emailed to you along with a letter of release. You can make all the sizes and copies you need for your family and friends.

Contact us today at 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

I love this photo. I took this back in 2010 when my son's friend was over for a play date. Her mom sent along cupcakes and I couldn't pass up this moment.Those eyes! They say don't you dare touch my cupcake.  I had fun playing with black and white in this photo as well. This was pre photoshop days. hehe

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!!

I love this photo. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I took it about 5 years ago.

We were at the lake, obviously, and my youngest son was sporting his swimming attire. I love the face. This is what photos are made of!  LOL!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

School Photos For $10

School picture time is coming and I want to help out with the cost. So, from now until Sept. 30 I am offering a School Fun Foto session. Get a school photo of your child that you can enjoy and pay half the price. For only $10, you can get 1 pose emailed to you. You can get as many photos in whatever sizes you want to give to family and friends. We have several different colored backgrounds to choose, green, white, black, red, yellow. If I don't have it, I will get it for you. Contact us today at

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!!!

This is a photo of my now 18 year old daughter going to her 8th grade formal in 2009. As you can see it is a nice but traditional pose and not real sharp. I was happy with this photo when I took it, but not so much now. hehe This is why practice is so important. Continue to practice and take time to learn new poses and techniques. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Appointment of the Month!!!!

This is month #3 for Appointment of the Month. This time I am going to do the middle of the month. So, the appointment of the month is Friday, August 15th at 6 pm. Contact me today at

Free Coffee Mug!!!

August Special:  Start your Christmas shopping early! This month's special can help you do that! Along with the standard package of 30 edited photos of your choice on a disk, you will also receive a free photo mug with the photo of your choice on it. You can keep it for yourself or give it to someone special as a gift. Fun!!! Contact us today at 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!

I have come to love Thursdays. It is so fun looking back at the photos I took when I first started. So many memories!

Today's photo is of my now 13 year old daughter. I was trying to get something for a school photo and in this photo, I put a blanket that was made by my niece as the background. I never did use this photo, because I felt the blanket took away from her. Seems like so long ago, but yet not so long! Sigh!

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Need Your Opinion!!!!

I have been doing an appointment of the month for the past 2 months. I am offering an extra little surprise for the person who makes and appointment on that day. I am trying to decided whether to continue this tradition through the Fall or not. Please give me your opinion. 

Hawk Yelling Duck!!!!

I was trying to get a photo of this hawk. When I went to do some editing I noticed that I not only got the hawk, but I also got it calling out. It's mouth is open. Cool!

July Specials Only Last a Few More Days!!!!!

Only a couple days left in July! I still have some appointment spots available this week. Contact me today to get in on this month's specials. Here they are......With this months special, you will receive 1 8x10, 2 5x7s, and 8 wallets of the photo of your choice*. That is a savings of over $80. All of this plus, the standard 30 edited prints on a disk. You don't want to miss out on this!!!
* Client chooses one pose to be used for all prints.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday!!!!

Let's throw ourselves back into the past. Well, ok, throw myself back into the past.

I have to chuckle when I see this photo. It is one of the first photos I took as a photographer. I was sooo proud of it and many people complimented me on it. It looks great, right? Wrong!  This was before I knew about pixels and resolution. I was using a free editing program from the web that basically ruined my photo for printing in larger sizes. Thankfully, I have learned a lot since then. I now know about resolution and pixels, and use Adobe Photoshop for editing so my images can now be printed in very large sizes. Whew!!!
If you do any type of photography, do yourself a favor and learn a little about it. It will make a huge difference in the end. =)

Monday, July 21, 2014

10 Things a Photographer Should NOT Do!!!

  1. Put emphasis on camera and gear. It is the photographing that makes the photographer. Yes, the camera and gear can add to the photo but if you don't take good photos to begin with, a camera or filter isn't going to fix it for you.
  2. Leave your camera at home. I have a smaller camera I keep in my purse for those photo ops that may not come again.
  3. Photograph everyone and everything. You will become burnt out very quickly. Find 2 or 3 areas that you love to photograph and concentrate on them. Make them your specialty.
  4. Ignore blogging! Blogging can be a great source for possible clients to see your work and to learn about you as a photographer.
  5. Post photos without your brand on them. Photos get stolen all the time. Place your logo in a place that is not easy to Photoshop out or post at a size that will not show well if blown up.
  6. Think you don't need Photoshop skills. You do! Yes, first you need to start with great photography, but it is handy to know a few tricks to add a pop to your photos.
  7. Compare yourself to other photographers. You will always find someone better than you, or at least you think so. You are unique in your own photographing. People will look at your photos and say "I wish I could take photos like that". Compare your work to no one else's but your own.
  8. Take photos only when the special occasion arises. No! Take photos everyday if you can. It is hard to find objects or people sometimes, but you will definitely see yourself improve and learn.
  9. Go to a photo session or special occasion without extra SD cards or chargers. You don't want to be ready to take that shot you know is going to be the One and find you have no more room on you SD card or your battery dies. Ugh! Not a fun feeling!
  10. Think you know all that you need to know. Whether you doing photos for a business or for pleasure, there is always new techniques or tricks to learn. Spend some time everyday to learn a little about your camera, a new photo trick, a Photoshop technique, etc. The list is endless!!!
I am sure there are many more!!!! These are just a few! What would you add?

Remembrance Photography: July Specials!!!!

July special is a good one!!!! If you want prints, this month you got prints. With this months special, you will receive 1  8x10, 2  5x7s, and 8 wallets of the photo of your choice*. That is a savings of over $80. All of this plus, the standard 30 edited prints to a cd.  You don't want to miss out on this!!!

* Client chooses one pose to be used for all prints.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Here in Arizona we have monsoon season. I grew up in North Dakota so sometimes all summer was a monsoon. It was so strange to me that there was mainly 1 or 2 months that is rained. It can rain a lot and sometimes we can go through the season with very little. One thing I love about monsoon season is the beautiful photos of the sky. Here are just a few!