Sunday, October 11, 2015

Vacation Fun!!!!

I took some fun photos of my son and my hubby playing basketball together while we were on vacation. I love how they turned out. Make for amazing memories!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Arizona Sunsets!!!!

Arizona has some of the prettiest sunsets. I love the rays that shoot out from behind the hills and mountains. These were taken in the Phoenix area.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lunar Eclipse/Blood Moon

This was a fun and memorable night. I set up my tripod and kept running outside every 5 minutes or so to take another shot. The darker the moon go the harder it was to get a steady shot. But it was so fun trying!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Studying Place!

This is one of my favorite spots to study my Bible on a beautiful Summer morning. Being outdoors brings the words to life even more than they already are!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weed or Flower?

I love taking photos of flowers. This one is actually a weed, but I think the flower on it is so happy looking. hehe

Family Fun!!!!

Something I would love to do with my family at Watson Lake!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

We Have Been Called to Give Back!!!

I have had a photography business for over 4 years now. I have loved taking photos of just about everything. But God is calling me in a new direction with my photography. A direction that requires me to give this business to him, the ultimate business manager. My goal used to be to make this my main income, but then over the past year or so I found that I was not having as much fun as I thought I should. I realized it was the business side of it that was zapping my passion. But that is what is needed to run a business. Well, I want to take photos and I want to bless people with the talent God has given me. This isn't about me, this is about Him and who I can bless. So, I have decided to step down as a business until God tells me otherwise. Oh, I will still take family photos for people, but I want to do it as a way to give back, not take in. I am not going to advertise. I am going strictly by word of mouth and whoever God brings my way. My price......a free will offering. Yep! This is all God's!

Watson Lake

I love the lakes in our area. They are so beautiful. Here is just a few photos I took one day while there enjoying the beauty!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It's Been Awhile.....

It has been awhile but I am back. I took photos of the full moon last month. I was so happy with how they turned out!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Adding Meaning to my Work!

I love to add even more meaning to my work by adding scriptures to my landscape photos! I often give these as gifts! I ask people what their favorite scripture is and then find a photo I feel portrays what the Bible is saying! So far I have had no complaints! =)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Senior Special for That Special Senior!!!

This is for the parents of all those Seniors out there!!! Wow! What an amazing year ahead for you! Let me be the first to congratulate you on all your hard work!
My gift to you is a great Senior Special to capture this amazing year in your life. Right now I am offering to Seniors Only my standard photo session package ($169) with unlimited photos. That's right! You can have all the photos I take of you. (This package typically comes with 12 photos) So, now you don't have to go through the tough job of choosing which ones are your favorites. You can have them all! You also receive 1 full hour of photo taking, unlimited wardrobe changes, and 2 8x10's of your favorite photos to start you out. Contact me today to make your appointment! This offer is going til the end of the year, so you have lots of time to plan ahead! Go for it!!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What to Wear Wednesday!!!! Back to School!

Today I am taking the lazy way out. I found this article that I think is better at explaining my topic than I could be. If you have a teen girl, it is a must read. This article talks about what is trending this Fall for back to school. Take a peek!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!

It is Thursday again already! The photo I am posting today is from one of my first maternity sessions. I had so much fun with this session, but then again I have fun with them all. hehe

Minnesota Lakes!!!

We spent a week of our Summer in the land of 10000 lakes. My husband and I are both from there originally so we go back to visit from time to time. It makes for beautiful photos! Here are a few of them!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!

This photo is from my first Senior session! I loved this photo and still do! It was such a fun session! I still look at it and smile!  =)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!!

This is my dog. She doesn't really care to have her photo taken for whatever reason. So, I was pleasantly surprised when I got this shot of her. I love it!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Make the Most of Your Senior Photo Session!!!!

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Senior photo session with me!

  • Be early or on time! You don't want to lose any time in front of the camera! That would be bad!
  • Come expecting to have fun! This time is all about you and capturing all that you have spent so much time to accomplish. I will make you look great so relax and enjoy!
  • Take time picking out the clothes you want to be photographed in! This is a time to show your unique style. Choose clothes you are comfortable in and feel wonderful in!! Have a friend help you pick out some items. Make it fun! Remember, you do have unlimited wardrobe changes, but you will need to change clothes quickly, so don't choose anything with lots of buttons or other items that take time to change from or into. 
  • Bring props!!! I love props! Bring items that show what clubs you have been in or hobbies you enjoyed! 
  • Friends have been a big part of your life, so feel free to bring 1 or 2 to share the spotlight with you. Family and pets are welcome as well!!
This is your time! Come and enjoy being pampered! Make your Senior photo appointment today! Congratulations by the way!!!!

Filling My Calendar!!!

It's Been Awhile!!!


It has been quite awhile!  I took some time off from marketing and advertising but, I am back and I want to fill my calendar with appointments.
Summer is winding down =( and school will be in full swing before we know it.
Set up an appointment today for your photo needs. Maybe it is family photos, your children, Senior photos, or maybe get ahead of the game and schedule those holiday photos before everyone else.
I am offering a 10% discount to the first 5 appointments scheduled.
Remember, I offer a $10 gift card to the place of your choice for any referrals that become paid sessions. Tell your friends and family!!!

ND Sunsets!!!

Goofy Photos!!!

I love taking fun, goofy photos of my kids. After all, they are only kids for a short time. When I look back on these photos they always make me smile!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!!

Today I wanted to post a photo of my family from over 3 years ago. It is so funny to see how much the kids change. I had my camera all set up and ready while a friend of ours took the photo. What memories!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Did You Know.....

It takes 6 weeks to make 1 lens. Why? Because of all the detail that must be done without error. Here is a neat video that shows how.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photo Tip!!!!

Don't you hate it when you take what you think is a beautiful picture of someone and when you see it later the flash left them looking like they have been possessed by a demon? Ah, that wonderful red eye look. Well, here is a quick tip to help prevent that. Ask the person you are taking a photo of to not look straight at the camera. You will not only prevent red eye, but you will get an interesting look to the photo.  Try it and see what you think. Happy Clicking!!

You Know Your a Photographer When.....

.....You carry a camera with you at all times. You may even have different sizes of cameras so you can have one in your purse. Or maybe you even get that perfect smart phone because of how well it takes photos. Lol Either way, you know your a photographer.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!

This photo is still one of my favorites! I took it back in 2011 and I still smile when I see it. Is it perfect? No, but it sure is cute!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

You Know Your a Photographer When.....

I love these little jokes. They are so true which also makes them so funny. I am going to post one every so often just for some fun!

You know your a photographer when you have planned and timed and stood out in the cold to get that perfect photo of the sunrise or sunset.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Throwback Thursday!!!!

Today I decided to post a photo from one of my first family sessions. It was a fun session and I think it turned out pretty good for being the first time.

Fun Fact!

Did you know that the mechanics of a camera are very close to that of the human eye?

It would take me a whole lesson to explain but basically the camera is built to do the same thing as the eye to produce an image. I just thought this was a neat piece of trivia. So, next time you get behind your camera, think about how intricate that piece of machinery was built by the Creator and the camera is cool too. ;)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Spring Break Continued......

I never did finish the photos from our family Spring Break vacation. I have been so busy working on client photos, which is good! I decided to take a moment to work on a few of my own.