Baby Shower Announcement

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My little sister will be a new mom in a few months and I could not be happier. My mom and I are hosting her baby shower and was asked to make the announcement. Here is one I came up with.
This is just is not the final one for we still have to finalize the date. I am thinking of designing a few more and selling them on my site. It is a lot of fun designing cards.

Click on picture to see it a little more easier.

4x6 Baby Shower Announcement

Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Welch Family

Friday, November 21, 2008

Quick sneak peak of the Welch family session. Had so much fun during this session I hated for it to end. In the top picture from left to right is Taylor, Parker, & Aubrey. A few hours before this session I had taken Parker's pictures while brother and sister were at school. When I am done with their album I will post more! They are so cute and can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

New Camera Bag

KATA Digital Rucksack DR-467

Love my new backpack was happy to finally decided on one. Researched for 3 months before I actually purchased it. This bag comes in many colors and accents but I liked the solid black more so it would not show scuff marks and so forth. The yellow interior really helps you find things in the bag. I have the Canon 40D with a batter pack so as you know its a large camera when both are combined. I rearranged to have my camera sit in the bag with the 28-135mm lens.

If you are interested in this bag I have written a review on Glad I got it I love it and can't wait to use it on future hikes, or walks.

Front view of bag also holds 17inch laptop as well.

Top opening can be for anything or to carry extra camera body or lens.

Bottom holds camera and up to 4 lenses. I have the Canon 28-135mm, Sigma 70-200mm. Canon 50mm for now. I have rearranged the bag since taking this picture yesterday afternoon.


I had the pleasure of photographing this cute little girl again. The first time I took her pictures she was only 4 months old and cried most of the session. This time she will be one years old in a month and is a happy as can be. Here is a few pictures of her session.

Holiday Card Samples

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas is right around the corner its hard to believe it has approached us so fast. Was going through my large folder of Photoshop templates and found this years Christmas cards. Hopefully I can get all my children to sit still and allow me to take a group shot of them. But I don't see that happening. Here are a few samples that I am offering this season. The one asking for only his front teeth is perfect for my son whom was my photo sample for the pictures. He recently lost one of his front tooth.

Front of Card


Thursday, November 6, 2008

The other day I took a break from the computer and photoshop and decided to get out and get some fresh air. Here is a few rewarding images of how beautiful fall is around here. The trees are turning fast but the leaves are also falling fast as well! Curious to see how the winter is going to turn out. To see more images you can go to my website.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

This weekend it was finally nice outside, so I decided to take the kids out and get some updated pictures. My goal was to do a few group shots but Logan would not sit still, Hannah and Ryan kept fighting so I just gave up. Here is a few individual shots I did. To see more you can go to my web site

Have a good weekend.

First Tooth

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ryan finally lost his first tooth today. His sister kicked him in the mouth on the trampoline which caused it to be a little more lose then before. So he decided to sit down and work a little more. Here is his first picture as a toothless kid.

New Props

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Submitting two post tonight this one is of some stuffed animals Today after I took the kids to Burger King for lunch I saw that there was a garage sale two doors down from my house. I went to see how much this really nice antique chest was (80.00), since it was out of my price range I checked out what else they had. I found this cute bear that I just had to have and then shortly after found a duck and Raggedy Ann and Andy!

The shot.

Wanted to shine the spot light on a very pretty girl! This photo is from a session I had a few weeks ago and have gotten a lot of compliments on. This is also one of my daughters friends whom up till this year played on the same soccer team.

Something funny

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Just a quick post of a image I think everyone will find rather funny. Sunday afternoon I had a photo session and we were taking pictures in this alley way. Around the corner from where were were taking pictures the kids had came across a trophy that they could not stop looking at. After we walked over to view it I noticed the bra hanging up holding two plant feeder I told the girls I have to get a picture of this. This picture is posted on my myspace page and has gotten quite a bit of attention. Many many jokes seem to keep coming to mind since it is rather funny. Will post more pictures at a later date.

Have a good week.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

I was watching Ellen this weekend (catching up on recordings) and she had Leo DiCaprio on her show. They were showing a video that he had made along with many other celebs about voting. This is really important for us to vote this election. I can not seem to say that enough these days. I too was one that said oh my vote doesn't matter... specially in Oklahoma. I am a Democrat and Oklahoma is a Republican state so voting never even made a difference in past elections. But this year I think America has really spoken how they really believe and feel our country should be ran.

Some have seen my bulletin on myspace with the same video. Want to WAREN you that this video is not censored! To watch a censored version go to and type in 5 Friends in the search box. But to be honest we are adults so I think we can handle a few curse words!

Pass this video on to 5 or more friends... heck pass it on to your whole contact list in your email box, I know I am!

Click link below to view video. Sorry could not post on blog site.

For Sale

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Over the past few months I have expressed how I would love to sell some of my work. Finally have the time to go through the long list of folders full of some of my pictures. Here is just a few samples of the growing collection that is coming together. When completed there well be a full price list for those who wish to purchase prints. Thanks for all the growing support that I have received over the past year.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

This morning our dear family friend and most loved pet was hit by a car today. My husband went to leave for work this morning and saw Sam laying out in the street. The only thing we can guess is that he was coming home to greet us and to eat his morning breakfast. To me the hardest thing I had to do was tell my children that one of our dearest friends will no longer be with us.

Logan called him Ham even tho many many times of correcting him, it was always Ham. Where's Ham, Come on Ham, Uh O Ham got in. I don't think we will ever find a more loving, caring cat, nor will we want to. We will miss you dear friend and thank you for coming into our lives so briefly as you have.

Rain Drops

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Here are some pictures I took last week. The bottom two were from a morning walk at the Duck Pond with Logan. The top one was taken Saturday after Hannah's soccer game. We were half way through our 9 am soccer game when the rain finally arrived. We lost the game sad to say but the day was not a total loss.... well for me it wasn't :) We have two porches on our house so I grabbed my mono pod, a chair, and my camera and went out to get some rain drop pictures. Why who knows but for a while now I am have been obsessed with trying to perfect the perfect rain drop picture. These are great but to my standards I am getting a tad closer but could do much much better!
Will have the rest of the rain drop images posted on my better photo site.
Have a good week.


Saturday, September 13, 2008

A few weeks ago my camera had some issues which meant it had to be sent back to Canon. It came back the other day and so I wanted to test it out. It was raining outside so going outside was not a option for me. Instead I decided my 2 yr old would be the perfect test subject. A while back had got a collection of stocking hats that I was saving for winter. Found one that I really liked and put it on Logan so it would add some color to the image. For the like of me I could not get him to concentrate and listen to me so I finally had to bribe him with a big giant lolly pop. This got his attention and created some wonderful images. Hope you like them.

Best Friends

Monday, September 8, 2008

See I told you I am unable to stay away from photoshop. I have one more to share with you. This is my daughter (on the left) and her best friend Kate. A few weeks back Kate's mom and aunt had got together with me and we had a very fun session. The pictures of the twins several post down are her cousins. The hats they are wearing are actually for toddlers but they seem to work for them as well.

Busy Day

Today has turned out to be a very busy day for a Monday. Course I am not surprised since its the first day of the week and everybody is back to work and school. I normally take Monday off when it comes to my photography. But today I am unable to escape the urge to jump into photoshop and start editing. Course my growing pile of stack of important papers on my desk tell me that there will be no fun or no playing in photoshop today. So I give you just one picture as its so cute and could not resist.

Last night I was frantically looking for a set of images that I needed for a client. Should say that I did find them took me a while and a few stressed complaint sessions to my husband. He is such a good listener let me tell you! For those who are just curious to know they were in a folder named after something else. Totally forgot that I combined two sessions into one folder to save me time, and room. Why my logic of that who knows it was many many months ago but its all good now that I have found them. Any ways last night I was going through some old albums and found our vacation pictures to Roaring River in MO. My son is just a cutie and loves to pose. But while checking them out I was playing with the settings and managed to find a good picture of him and I looking cool in our sun glasses.
Hope you have a good week!

Day of Hope

Friday, September 5, 2008

I am late posting these but some times better late then never! Two churches in town came together and created a charity called Day of Hope. What they did is give out FREE clothing, medical screening, hair cuts, groceries, lunch, prayer, diapers, and much much more. I was blessed to spend the day with a lot of loving, caring and amazing people. Below is just a few pictures that I was lucky to capture. Hopefully once I get my web site revamped you will be able to see all the pictures. Both Churches have copies of the pictures and absolutely LOVED what I was able to capture for them.

Sam's light snack

About a month or so ago I got a new macro lens and was sitting out side finding things to try it out on. Across the street comes this grey cat that was hunting for food. The kids and I thought it would be fun to call it over to visit with the cat and for me to get a few pet shots. Well the cat never left and has been here since. We call him Sam but Logan calls him

On the first day of school my son Ryan decides to slide off the front of a car hood and bust his head wide open. Four hours in the ER, a CT Scan, 6 staples and a 2,000.00 hospital bill! Thankfully and the blessing of God his head has healed up just fine. We kept him out of school for the next two days and while we were trying to find things to pass the time away we went out side to play around in the yard. Sam had come to visit and while being well the lazy cat he is had caught a Locust as it was flying to another tree. Never in my life had I ever seen a cat eat this type of bug, but I am hear to show you its true. Here is a picture of Sam eating a light snack.

Two little Cuties

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure photographing two very adorable twin girls. They were neices of a friend of mine and over the past few years I have seen them at soccer games and always wanted to take their pictures. Thought I would post a few pictures from their session.