Friday, December 12, 2008

What I've been up to this week

So I know you're wondering what the heck I've been up to lately! So here are a few samples of the Christmas cards I've done for clients in the past week. Hope everyone has had a good week, I hear we're getting some blizzard-y weather this weekend- stay warm!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

pictures with santa shipping tomorrow

Just a heads up that the pictures for the MeritCare Festival of Wreaths fundraiser will go out tomorrow, a couple days behind schedule but worth the wait! Thanks to all! Reorders are welcomed, just email or call me for additional copies.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Finally Friday!

So, its finally Friday and while I've only done two sessions this week I've been SWAMPED with editing, card making, order placing, and deliveries. If you've tried calling or emailing me please bare with me as I try to keep up!

Here's a couple pic's from this morning's session. This is a pre-NILMDTS/ maternity session and of course had to get some of just the kids since they were so dang cute! I haven't been doing much with the studio setup this season so it was kinda fun to do some editing on images with a backdrop LOL. So without further ado...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Booking Sessions for January

Just a heads up that I'm done doing Christmas sessions right now as the deadline for ordering is the end of the week. I'll be taking off the week before and after Christmas for family time. So, right now I only have a couple openings left for previous clients, but new clients should plan on January as being my next availablity. As always, I do keep a couple days out of the week that are for reshoots or newborn sessions to make sure I can get those in quickly.

So, if you'd like to book a January session give me a buzz and I'll hook you up with a New Year discount as your Christmas gift from me :)

More of Zac

On Friday I went back out to try to get a few more shots of Zac. We decided to try and use a studio setting at their home and maybe see if that would help. So here's a few with a white background. I was very happy to upload the pictures and see that we had gotten some really great shots of him!

And of course, most of the session did go like this (below) which was a repeat from earlier in the week- good thing mom is good at singing Pat-A-Cake (over and over and over and over....) LOL

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wishing you a happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all have safe travels and fun family time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


We'll get more of Zac by himself on Friday because he was being just a bit of a stinker today, but we were able to capture a few fun family shots with the little guy showing his true happy self. Here's just a couple, more of him alone to come at the end of the week!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Santa Baby!

So here's a quick snapshot of pics from Saturday with Santa for MeritCare's Festival of Wreaths. Prints will be mailed out the first week of December. Images are also available online at and can be ordered individually or as Christmas cards.
Without further ado, here are the collages!



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh Jill.

Coming to a Christmas card near you... yes, my friend Jill asked me to do pictures of her family again this year and of course keeping with the theme of not having mom and dad's face on the card (the last two years you could only see their feet/legs) she came up with this idea of the kids poking their heads out. Of course this one is an out-take, but seriously, I just couldn't resist putting this one up on the blog :)

Introducing Callahan

Little Callahan is just over a week old. I did his mom and dad's wedding and now had the pleasure of getting to know him! What a sweetie pie :)

Jayla & Family

Here's a couple from yesterday morning. This little stinker just didn't want to give me the smiles I know she has so we'll do a few more tomorrow, we got some fun family shots, just not much of her alone (unless you count sad faces!) Here are a couple that show off her (and her family's) cuteness.

NILMDTS from Saturday

On Saturday, after my busy morning of shooting and proofing, I got a call to the peds unit for a NILMDTS session :( Not a typical session as NILMDTS is for infant rememberance, however, this little one hadn't had family portraits taken yet so it was my absolute honor to do them. Its so difficult anytime to do a NILMDTS session, but really to me even more so when its a young child since I have two kids of my own. My heart goes out to this family.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ethan & Family

The last set of previews from this morning (shew!) Ethan did pictures with mom and dad this month! Aren't they just the sweetest family?!

Oh Boyz!

These three cuties did pictures with me a few months ago for the little guy's first birthday, now we got a few more of them together and some great family shots too!

Fun Family Pics Fast

Here's another catch-up post for a session done earlier in the week. I did their family pictures last year too so it was fun to see their little boy getting big! I actually went out twice to get shots since the first batch wasn't up to the standard I strive for but both sessions combined totally about 30 minutes LOL. Talk about fast!

Sam & Callie

Here's the a couple from one of my morning sessions today. Ain't dey cute?

Senior Pics- Ian

Here are a couple from last week- it was COLD outside, but of course being a guy he wanted to keep on shorts LOL. Ian played on the soccer team my husband coached about 10 years ago, so we've known him since he was just a little boy. All grown up.... sigh...

Friday, November 14, 2008

behind in blogging

Ok, okay, I get it. I know I'm supposed to update this regularly so I apologize for no updates!

My site is now coverted over and galleries are now password protected. I wanted to wait 48 hours to ensure the site had all forwarded over properly before getting the passwords setup.

If you need access to a gallery just email or call me and I'll hook you up. I have family and senior stuff to update here from the last few days with no entries (sorry again!) I also have a jam packed Saturday with four back to back sessions (YIKES) so I would guess it'll take a little bit to get those updated as well.

Also, don't forget that next Saturday I'm doing pictures with Santa at the Ramada at around 10am-noonish, contact MeritCare for information regarding Breakfast / Pizza with Santa!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Updating Website

Just an FYI that I'm updating my website host today so there may be intermittent issues with your ability to get on the site and/or view proofs. My goal is to have it back online by Tuesday morning at the latest. Good news with this is I'll have more space on my site for hosting your proof galleries, better security, and password protection (all of which are reasons I switched to the in-person proofing- but of course then everyone said they'd prefer the online galleries!)

I'll update here also when the site is fully back online & will be posting more pics :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


This little lady sure is growing fast! I was the doula at her birth and had done newborn pictures so it was quite a treat to get to see her again!


As promised, pictures of Hayden! Here he is- all 4lbs 13oz of him at 4 weeks old (adjusted age he'd be 36 weeks gestationally now) he's at home and doing great!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oh Grant My Wish!

This little guy, Grant, was SUCH a ham throughout the entire session (which made it super fast for a 1-yr old!) he is definately a mama's boy and is certainly not camera shy at all. Watch out ladies- he's quite the flirt!