Monday, December 19, 2011


It seems like Jacque and I moved this shoot dozens of times - sick kids, poor weather, work schedule, poor weather again.  I'm so glad she kept coming back to make it happen - the result was worth it!  What beautiful people.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sunny Winter Mini Shoot

We thanked our lucky stars for sunny and [relatively] warm weather today - the forecasted 20's turned mid-30's and we were grateful!  There's a great smile on the little miss near the end; still she was a doll for all of them.

3 Mini Shoots

I've fallen behind on my blogging for mini shoots, so here's a quick catchup of some darling families and the Christmas card shots we got.  I love 20 minute sessions when it's cold outside!  They make it so easy; all of these kids were fabulously behaved and made our job pretty simple [and fun!].

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Gorgeous weather necessitates photos.  It just does.  And after freezing in my Utah mini shoots, this session was downright balmy.  Mary is the cousin I idolized for my entire growing up, and still do in so many ways.  It was so much fun to catch some quick pictures!  I especially love seeing every hair color represented.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Little Boys

This has become an annual tradition, since Ty was six months old.  It has been so fun to watch your family grow, and to *try* to capture that energy on camera!  I think we got the energy for sure... just maybe not 3 consecutive smiles.  Truth be told, I love group candids perhaps more than anything.


Monday, November 21, 2011

What I do for Fun

Some photographers take time away to take pictures of landscapes, flowers, etc.  I just can't get away from taking pictures of people.  Test driving the D700 this weekend, I wanted to play with real, cute subjects without any pressure.  So I borrowed these twins and their gorgeous front porch and we had fun, fun, fun for part of this morning.

They, in their darling 2 year-old language, said "We need our arms around each other!"

When I suggested kissing, here's what they came up with.

They started to get curious about this humongous camera I was following them around with.

"My turn to see it!" says the brother.

I'm a little bit in love with this front door, and just might copy it someday when I get a house of my own. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Let's try this again, eh?

My worst nightmare came true, and I deleted this shoot from my memory card before it was uploaded.  I know, five years of doing this and you think I'd know better, right?

I'm so glad it wasn't a wedding.  Software can usually recover these things, but for some reason, not this time.

Rest assured, I learned my lesson.  Never again.

Aaron and Katie were so good to humor me and repeat the session, same time, same place, same clothing, one week later. *Which* all ended up being a good thing, because little Miss Em was a bazillion times happier in the second shoot, so it's a win-win for all involved!