Thursday, March 31, 2011

Green Thumb

Greg laughed at this photo because I captured it so beautifully. I bought this shamrock because I wanted to use it as my green shot but didn't because it was dying.
I mean...I watered it, gave it sun the whole works. I read the instructions 5 times of how to take good care of it and it still died. UGH!
Really the reason I shot this photo was because its how I feel inside right now. I just stress about everything. I don't know how to NOT. Like I told you earlier I need some guidance of how to cope with it. Can't this weekend come any sooner?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What...She's a Senior

This session was so perfect for me. I set it up so that I can practice posing and for me to choose just 1 favorite was so hard.
I am so happy with the results I am going to do this again.
I also need to find some GOOD magazines most of the stuff out there is skanky and I don't want my children looking at them nor do I want to pose kids or seniors seductively. Anyone have any suggestions?

It was seriously so fun...more like this in the future I promise (to myself).

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is a Beamer worth IT

...I think not. I can't blame it, its old. However, I do love how fast it is though, I did get a ticket. It actually is a smooth drive and really a very good car but it has so many problems. UGH!
So, when Greg called me and said his car wont start I was upset because I was already overwhelmed with my own car and what things needed to be fixed on it. I was having a pitty party. I seem to be having those a lot lately...stress. I can't wait for conference this weekend to give ME some counsel of how to cope with my life is right now.
I drove down to Provo, we got it all strapped up and I towed him to the repair shop. Greg brings in his keys and the worker there says "Hey, Greg how's it going" if that isn't sign enough that the car brakes down a lot I don't know what is.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dirt 52 week project

Here it is the start of another week and project. I was so bored today that I already got my camera out taking shots of DIRT. I really had know idea of how to be creative on this one. One of my thoughts were to get colored dirt/sand that the Indians do but I wasn't that bored so, I went out to my front yard, had Isaac pick up some dirt...I mean, what child doesn't like to play in the DIRT.

I remember when I had my first child, we lived in Provo, my neighbor refused to let her children play in the thoughts were, that's a battle I didn't want to fight because every child likes to get in the dirt...I mean literally everyone of my children played in the dirt.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Walk

A beautiful Sunday walk. Gabe had to be a little creative.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Flowers

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty.
That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Friday, March 25, 2011

Young King Arthur

Oh boy, it was a busy week. Bryn's play performance was every night. I volunteered to help out for the day performance and brought my camera...ummm, FUN! I was reminded that this was the reason I wanted to be a better photographer 10 years ago not necessarily to have clients but to capture my kids. Since, having clients I don't make time (its more that I don't want to edit them) for those extra things. So, tonight I made time. Its funny how having that big bag and camera strapped on you gives you so much access. I should bring more often.
The kids loved it they all helped out in getting all the groups together and even ASKED for photos.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.

~Diane Loomans

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RaKelli's Newborn Photos

Here it is.
I don't do newborns for clients because I feel that I am not as good at them as other photographers. But lately I have had a different perspective on shooting newborns.
Anywho, when it comes to family I give it my best. I can't complain little RaKelli was amazing.

Monday, March 21, 2011


Watching him learn, having to touch and feel everything, most of which goes right into his mouth. Its all in the discovery process.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Today Gabe pulled out the bubble machine after church.

There were BUBBLES all over the place.

Friday, March 18, 2011

High School Senior

Look at this one she could pull of some modeling.

I once was a Senior it doesn't seem like it was that long ago but it seems I am so out of touch with what they deal with. I am completely amazed by their strength and faith they have. They are just GOOD kids.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

8 Months Gone By

Its now time for me to accept that shooting him(its a term we photographers use...I know it sounds really bad) will be an absolute pain in the rear.
We all just love this little man. He is an absolute joy to have in the family.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Life

A tsunami wave crashes over a street in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan on March 11.Published March 15, 2011

My thoughts have been with Japan lately. I wake up thinking about them and go to sleep with them on my mind. I've watched a video that shows the massive destruction hit by Tsunami and all I can think of is what would I do. I don't know. I would hope that my brain wouldn't panic and that I would think straight. Most of thoughts go to. I don't have enough arms for all my kids to keep them close to me.
I truly hope that they can find some peace amidst all the pain that they have suffered lately and still are for a quit some time.

Which brings me to this photo with all that have died in the tragedy new life begins.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

They're all over the place

Just after I finished mowing the lawn. Yes I already mowed the lawn. I love fresh cut grass.
The cats were all over the place. I don't know what it is but they love our house and NO we don't feed them. Maybe I have a lot of mice or birds...I dunno.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is my cute little brothers baby girl. She has him wrapped around his finger. He is so good to her its completely adorable how much they love each other.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Its all flying by too fast

This little one is 8 months now and its really flying by. He is my 5th and my last and I'm just savoring every moment. This is one of the reasons I'm not working so much. I have been loving every second of it. AWE!!!
You see that bruise on his head. Its because he is now pulling himself up on things and fall down.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wake Up and Stay in Bed

My schedule in the mornings are always empty and I do this just for one reason. Hanging out.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Blue Flame

Week 19 of 52 Fire

Here is my FIRE shot. Its called Blue Flame -I know the creativity is astounding!?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

No Photo

I even thought about it like 3 times today and I still put it off.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Late Night Run to the Store

I was completely out of diapers it was on a need to go basis. I didn't want to because it was snowing and FREEZING cold out.
While I was there I did a little extra shopping. I was putting the groceries into the Tahoe, a little bit of shoving it in as fast as I could to get out of the cold. I put the eggs on top of everything so when I turned they flew off and landed on the floor. I pulled over, reached into the back to get them and it was wet. CRAP! When I got home I grabbed a few things from up front and the bag of eggs...stepped out of the Tahoe and BAM fell onto the WET ground and so did the eggs. All I could do was laugh and think its cool that nobody saw me.
I put the eggs onto the counter checked the contents This is the reason for my photo of the day.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Its Me

Today I had Bryn take a photo of me. I just woke up from a somewhat wonderful where doing a lot of screaming. I just can't seem to sleep thru it like Greg does.

Here I am bedhead and all.
I'd have to say its not too bad of a photo.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


This brave little man had his Kindergarten immunizations yesterday but today one arm is swollen. I kind of freaked out. I felt bad more than he did and babied him all day.
The bandage he has on is like an ice wrap but better it has a chemical of some sort that makes it cool...I mean how am I going to get a 5 year to ice his arm I can barely get him to take any medicine. He asked me every 5 minutes if he could take it off.

*update the swelling didn't go away for a couple more days.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Easter Candy

*Love me some Cadbury Mini Eggs.
*I had to be a little creative with the shot.
*And I couldn't choose just one.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

With Spring comes Rain

I am always so anxious for warm weather when it comes to this time of year that I forget it has to rain to bring us flowers.
This was a fun shot. I did it all manually...even the focus.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Little Stink Bug

I had to get this shot before he becomes a pro at crawling. I sat around for awhile to get it too. Today was a GREAT day. I didn't run any errands or have any appointments. I just sat at home for most of the day and then headed out to a wedding.
I would bet that non of you have ever been to a courtroom wedding. This was my first time and I was debating on weather or not I should bring my camera. The reason for the debate was my family expects me to be the photographer so, I've stopped bringing my camera unless I have been asked...well, they didn't ask. I know I have been in BRAT mode lately and wanted to teach a lesson. I get like this once in awhile. I'll snap out of it soon. But once we were there, with out my camera, I felt bad. I really would have gotten some good shots to. The best shot would have been the Deer John tractor shirt with an American Flag tie, long hair with side burns. AWESOME!
I LOVE my family.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Its not just the sandwich but it happens to the Pizza too...leaving the crust behind.


About Me

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My passion in life is photography. I live eat and breath it....seriously sometimes I can't sleep at night. I love to be able to capture every moment of my children's lives...I'm not so sure how much they like it. They'll thank me later...right! I have been blessed to be married to my best friend for 12 years. I love that he tolerates all of my obsessions he may not get them but he supports me to go for it. So, thanks to my best friend for supporting me to make my DREAMS come true.