Monday, December 12, 2011

If you have not yet checked-out the wonderful frames I offer, custom made just-for-you by The Organic Bloom, you need to look through their holiday catalog!

Below is a digital copy & I have a printed copy as well.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

1st Birthday

Today I got to go play with little J. He is celebrating his first Birthday and I can't believe how big he is getting! Last year at this time we were taking his newborn photos!
He is such a fun little guy, though. Full of stories to tell and so busy with games to play. Happy Birthday J!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Deal

Still need to get your Christmas cards? Do you still want to capture some memories before the year ends? Check out today's Black Friday Deal!

Call now to book your session! Bookings are limited and the deal ends at midnight tonight!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Army Baby

Sneak-Peek at a newborn session from today. Daddy is in the army & re-deploys in a few days, so we had to get some of his little army baby.

Thank-you so much for letting me be a part of these few, precious moments you have together!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fairy in the Field

Today I met with a really fun family. Their little girl was having so much fun twirling around and dancing out in the fields. It was watching those moments of innocence you never want them to forget.

Thanks so much for coming out!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Senior Smiles

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with a beautiful high school Senior. She was full of laughter and smiles during our session. Here is a sneak-peek at a few of her images.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gift of Giving - Winner

Thank-you to everybody who submitted an entry to the Gift of Giving giveaway! There are a lot of awesome people out there who could use some smiles. It made it really hard to choose - so I had to randomly select the winner.

Congratulations to Nikki, submitted by Jasmine! She is a mom to 3 little ones and a military wife facing some tough decisions soon. I hope that some photos will give her a reason to keep smiling.

Here is a beautiful smile-preview from a Senior session I did today. More to come soon!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Racing Raindrops preview

Today I met with an awesome family for a fall session. We were racing the raindrops to get the photos done, but everybody was a trooper. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Here is one of my favorites to hold you over until I finish editing the rest of your session:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The gift of giving

I know it is early to start thinking about your Holiday shopping, but it is never too early to give a gift. Especially the gift of memories.

This week, I have a challenge for you: think of somebody who needs a special hug. A little pick me up, an extra smile, to know they are being thought of. Then send me an email telling me about them & why they might benefit from a free photography session.

On September 24th, I will select one of the submissions and give them a free session with $100 in free prints. A great way to make them smile – and I will capture it for them.

And for everybody who submits an entry, you will receive an extra $25 in prints on your next session this fall or spring. If you give, you shall receive as well. A gift for giving.

So think of your friends or family and give them an early holiday gift. Emails must be received by me no later than 11:59pm CST on September 23, 2011.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall Sessions

Summer is quickly winding down and fall is almost here. Fall is a great time for those back to school photos, getting those beautiful colors, and even thinking about Christmas cards! My fall weekends are filling quickly, so if you are hoping to book a photography session for this year, now is the time!

Contact me today to reserve your date.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

I just want to wish all those wonderful Daddies out there a Happy Father's Day!
I hope you all enjoyed some special time with those important men in your life.

My wonderful husband (and a great daddy to our monkies!) took this shot of me with my Daddy today. Love you both!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Birthday Special

So, I have been MIA for a while. Sorry. Life gets crazy in spring around here.
My little dude just turned 3 Memorial Day weekend. And today my baby girl turned 7! I can't believe how fast these years are flying by.
To celebrate, I want to offer a birthday special. Book a session for this summer and get a free 8x10 frame from The Organic Bloom. Your choice in shape and color! (A $65 value!)
They are beautiful, hand crafted, custom made frames. Ask me more about them - they are a perfect complement to your beautiful photos!

Hurry, though! You must contact me to book the session before June 18th.

Happy Birthday to my babies!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baby E Preview

I had the pleasure of photographing this little guy a few days ago. He is so tiny and sweet. Mommy and daddy just adore him - and honestly, I did too. Here is a sneak-peek of him.

Monday, March 21, 2011


My sister left me. Her husband is in the military and they are now stationed overseas, so she left me. I have a big problem with that for a lot of reasons. One of them being she is my hair stylist. She started cutting my hair when she was just 9 years old...and nobody else has cut my hair since. And nobody besides her has ever cut the hair of my children, either. But my sister won't be back for 3 years...and while *I* might be able to just grow my hair out, I don't think my little dude can do that for 3 years. So I had to have somebody else cut his hair. I found a cute litte 'old fashioned' barber shop in town, so I took B there. The owner was so sweet and did so well with him. I guess we will survive without my sister for a litte bit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

52.7, 52.8, 52.9, 52.10

I am really bad about updating my blog. I appologize for that.
So I guess I have missed the last 3 weeks, plus now this weeks post...that makes 4 weeks of my 52 project I need to update you on. Eeek!

52.7: My daughter at swim lessons. What is even better than her swimming so well is that I know her swim coach because I used to teach her when she was little!

52.8: Girl Scout cookie time! We spent a bunch of time sorting out those 137 boxes of cookies.

52.9: Snuggles with Daddy. These are some of my favorite memories.

52.10: Today was the last game of the season for my daughter's basketball team. She has improved SOOO much over the season, but had yet to make a basket. The ref was so sweet, and decided to help her out. She can now say she is the only one to make a slam dunk!

I promise to try to be better at posting. Hopefully as spring is approaching I will feel more motivated to share all the beautiful photos.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I realized I forgot to post a 52 week project last week, so I am posting a double picture this week.

Both of the kids in school. Little dude is in a mommy & me preschool class once a week. They were painting tire tracks with trucks, which he LOVED. We may need to try it at home, too!
I help in my princess's class every week, too. They were getting ready to practice their spelling words. She always seems so serious in class.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Week 4
She has been picking her own outfits from her closet. She must be ready for warmer weather, since she keeps picking summer dresses, but needs to wear long sleeves & pants since we do live in Wisconsin. I caught her spinning in circles around the kitchen, dancing. I love innocent moments like this.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I know this is not the most 'artistic' shot, but it makes my heart swell. I love knowing how much my babies love to be together. I tucked them into bed in their own beds and when I went to check on them before I went to sleep - they were snuggled together. This is a common occurance around here. But I know it won't last forever, so I wanted to capture the memory while I still can.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


52 Project: Week 2

We were finally getting some snow this week. Ben's preschool class made some pinecone bird feeders to hang on the tree out front then got to play with shovels in the snow.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Week 1 of my 52 Project.

I love taking a few minutes every night to snuggle with my babies before tucking them into bed. I know they are not going to want to rock with their mama forever, so no matter what kind of day it has been, I try to relish a peaceful moment.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

52 Week Project

Happy New Year! Today is a fresh start, the beginning of a new year. A year filled with hopes, dreams, and goals. Part of my New Years Goals is to complete a 52 Week Project.

A 52 Week Project is this:
"Challenge your artistic skills and commitment to your craft and walk away with a year worth of memories and an experience that will last a lifetime. Take a photo a week of your every-day life and post it. One photo a week for a whole year."

All too often I am busy taking pictures of everybody else and do not take the time to snap some of my own kids. This will be a wonderful way to capture those little moments that may otherwise be missed and forgotten. Nothing fancy, nothing posed, not a planned & thought-out moment. Just life as it happens. At the end I will put them together into a book for my kids.

My week will go from the Saturday through Friday. Then I will post that week's photo the next morning. So look for a new picture every Saturday this year!

What are your New Years Goals for 2011? Share them with me!