Thursday, June 30, 2011

Senior Session

I did a mini session with Allyse to get some photos out for her graduation announcement but she wanted more. We did another session but it got rained out so, this is our attempt at getting them done again. So pretty. I just love this shot...I need a shot like this of me.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Roller Skates

Elyse dressed up for her Birthday card photo shoot. She was so excited to do it but when after I took a few shots she was complaining about being done. I mean. I can take a good photo but not in that amount of time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I am struggling to take or care about taking a photo. So, I have missed 3 days now...ugh!
I am struggling to make this summer fun. Its just busy work. Keeping 5 kids entertained is a full time job. Its fun (in its own way) but also very exhausting. Back on the band wagon...a photo tomorrow.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What a beautiful day.
It all started with cleaning the church...yep waking up early again this 8 (I've been doing that all week) I'm kinda liking it. Get home and make waffles with ICE CREAM...oh yeah, so yummy. Now its time for work and Elly, I didn't know this, goes to make my bed and garnishes it with a cute picture for both of us. Melt my heart!
Time for lunch. Elly's asks "How can I help?" again melt my heart. She helps by cutting the watermelon.
Gabe and Bryn mow the lawn.
How can this get any better? These kids are great. I love all the help I am getting.
Then swimming at Grandma's house. It was so wonderful to sit there and hangout...dunking Gabe, let Beckam crawl all over me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Water Park

Highland has this new water park for the citizens to enjoy. It was the best park to take Beckam to. There is no sand or rocks for him to put in his mouth and the water is the perfect height that he could roam anywhere. We will be going here a lot. And even better its FREE.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Activity Days

This activity was planned to write letters and get photos to send to some girls in Missouri but we only had 3 girls show...we'll have to finish the activity later.
They're playing with water balloons. Its water that you see.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

STOP making excuses

Greg pointed this out one time on a drive...I wished I had my camera, instead I went back.

This is going to be printed on a LARGE metal for Gabe's room. He needs to Stop making excuses. Its one thing I hate...yes, the word hate. I do it myself sometimes and I hate it. I do have to watch myself sometimes though. I was coaching a girls high school soccer team and too many times I heard excuses...I told them to buck up and get out there. I just don't like it when people think small. On the other hand I have been playing soccer on a foot that is killing me. Every single morning I wake I can't walk I'm limping for about an hour. Yeah I've gotta take a break for a bit before I damage something forever.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Its Been Demolished

The house is gone. The one that all the photographers LOVE to go to. With so much character. I remember driving past it in high school (it was scary back in the day...the house that Satan worshipers go to...freaky!) but little did I know that it would be a place that I would love to photograph at.

The sign says.
Warning No Trespassing
Photographers Call
Criminal Trespass

Do Not Move This Sign Period

Yes I have been kicked off the property. The first time I went there I posted a photo I shot on two peas in a bucket and a girl commented about how much she loves her grandmas house. We go to talking. She said that even she couldn't go there to take photos. Once I got kicked off I respected there intentions and didn't go back for about 2 years. But then watched the swarms of photog's going and I just had to go back.

Here are some sessions I did at the house. Here here and here and here (this it the one I got kicked off)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Water Balloon

I saw a photo from a friend, a balloon popping in the babies face....sooooo cute. I took on the challenge and wanted Beckam to do it. He just played with it....ugh, I will get it...just keep trying.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nate & Jess Wedding

They are married. I cried during the ceremony when I saw Nate cry. I'm thinking ...even a guy with Tattoos can cry. The ceremony was perfect...the weather was calm and then the wind came. It was BEAUTIFUL!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Miss Him

***a little Justin Beiber Fan....its that age I guess!

Gabe has been to Scout camp for the last week. I am actually cheating cuz I took this shot before he left but wanted to use it today for my post. I love this guy more than I feel I can express, mostly because I am not a good writer.
I feel my boy is so brave, venturing off to Scout camp with a ward he barely knows and doesn't have a single friend to hang with. He called us the first night he got there with a migraine, of which I have now writing this out...can't sleep, anyways he was in tears because it hurts and he wants to come home....not fitting in and misses his family. We calm him down and wait for what tomorrow will bring, maybe another phone call wanting to come home and sure enough we get the call after church. He's ready to come home so we give him permission to do so with one of the leaders. Gabe then says "no, I will give it more time" "I can't quit that easy...he thinks to himself" gotta love his tenacity. I do have to say it breaks my heart to hear him having such a tough time and how he is a victim to his circumstances. I know he is capable I know he can do it but HE doesn't. How do I teach him is worth and value? I can tell him til I am blue in the face but the fact is he has to believe it himself. It hurts. I can see so much potential in this Child of God. I only hope and pray that he will see his potential soon so he can live life confidently and enjoy every moment as he ventures of to the dreaded junior high experience. Sometimes I think what did I do wrong to make him believe this but maybe its not me and he was just born this way. I'm at a loss I'm just not sure how I can teach him to believe in himself and have confidence. I love my kids more than anything and the momma bear inside of me wants to take away any pains they experience but I can't he gets to have his experiences to grow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We Conquered

Seven Peaks Today!!!! And it was crazy. I have never seen it so busy in my whole life. WOW! But the kids had fun. More of it this summer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Playing with the Hose

I remember as a kid how much I loved to play with the water. And it looks like he likes just as much I did. A little piece of heaven for a bit until the water froze his little hands and feet.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

He's Growing

A photo of Beckam today. I just thought I would give it a try since he had started crawling I gave up on getting a photo of him...he looked at me and even better gave me a smile. I love those straight smiles.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dirty Toes

I spent the day working in the yard and little Isaac was there to help. His feet are proof of the dirt he played...I mean worked in.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Youth Conference

I was asked to photograph Youth Conference.
And at the dance I set up a photo booth.
I feel this is the best way to actually get some good photos instead of walking around asking people to pose, instead they come to me and ask for a photo. I love it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Its a Mom Photo

I had Elyse take this shot for me. I showed her a photo of how I wanted it to look and she delivered. She was quit proud of herself too. Saying "I'm a good photographer" I agree.

Monday, June 6, 2011


More swimming. This here is the reason I can't get anything done. It goes like this everyday..."can we go swimming to the DeMille's pool?" I finally said "no" and laid down some rules as to playing hard this summer...we gotta work hard together not just ME. I have been overworked lately and having a hard time keeping up. So far not such a fun summer start. I have been up to my ears in business.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Swim time and this isn't the first swim. I think its been the 3rd I finally brought my camera to get some photos because the best part about this shot is that every time Isaac would jump off the diving board he would cover his eyes.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Its Birthday time. Gabe is turning 12. WOW!!!! We will be having a 12 year old soon and so much in store.
I made him go out on a shoot today to get some 12 year photos. He complained a little but wants to make mom happy. Love him!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

6th Grade Celebration

I volunteered the Crazy Booth for Gabe's 6th Grade Celebration. It was a hit! I had to help out in some way its Gabe's last year to have all those fun parties they do in elementary school. No tears were shed, not yet at least. My oldest boy going off to Junior High. I have had my moments about it all. I have a hard time with change it takes me awhile to accept.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Thank You Flower

I just love getting a Thank You note. I'm sure everyone does. I mean how could you not...some one thinks of ya and then gets you something special. How cool is that?
This such thank you came from my cute assistant Bre. She picked up on photography so fast and really was the perfect assistant...going to miss her this summer.


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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.