Sunday, November 4, 2007

Just Words

I'm going to be making some updates to my website soon...watchout!!! I'm *finally* going to put a picture of ME on the about page. Whoo hoo. I'm going to give more detail about me, my sessions, what to wear, etc. I'll be out of town all week for an AirForce annual, but when I get back I plan to get started! I might even get crazy and mess with the html of my blog...rebel.

More news:
Now that winter is approaching and it's getting cold (and dark at 5:30 (ugh) ), I'm looking to do some indoor sessions in and around the home. This is a perfect place to capture your kid(s) in their natural environment. If you are interested in more details about these sessions email me at! Since I'm looking to build my portfolio in this area I'm providing a $25 print credit to the first 5 that book a session :).

Friday, November 2, 2007


Yes, I'm a little behind in blogging. Our computer crashed recently during a power outage and it's still not working properly 100% of the time. I need a MacBook!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So Much Personality

Last Saturday I finally got to photograph my beautiful stepdaughter, Lillie!! It was a bit cold and really windy, but that didn't stop us from taking over the little town of Mt. Lebanon! Thanks to Dad we found an awesome graffiti wall and an alley right around the corner :). Of course I'm a bit biased, but Lillie is such a natural in front the camera. We actually had to tell her to STOP posing. LoL. I can't believe after getting her braces off I didn't get more pictures with teeth! We're just going to have to go out again :). Here's just a few of my favorites...

Testing out a new border. . .

I love urban sessions!!

who knew an alley could be so cool?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"It smells like leaves!"

I took Gracie to Mingo Creek park today, hoping to get some fall images of her. She didn't want anything to do with the camera...or me! She ran off ahead of me at one point, then ran back yelling "mommy! mommy! It smells like leaves!!" At that point it didn't matter to me what pictures I captured from the day. She came home with muddy shoes and jeans, sticks in her hair, and dirt under her nails. Now that's a good day :).

I love the light on this one, but I chopped off her hands. :(

playing in the leaves...

having a stick fight with herself :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Senior Pics

A few weeks ago (yes, I've been slow to blog. But, my excuses are valid!) I took senior pics of "Manny" in Mt. Lebanon. We went in a big circle around the churches utilizing all the beautiful architecture and scenery. Afterwards, they took me out to dinner at the Sesame Inn for some of Pittsburgh's best chinese food! Here's a few of my favorites...

Friday, September 21, 2007

I'm the proud owner of a 5 Million Dollar Home!!

You read it correctly! I'm so excited to move all my stuff in, there is going to be SO much room and everything will be so nice and comfy. Who could turn down a purple 5 Million Dollar Home with orange interior?

Okay so I'm really not the owner of a new home; rather, it's the name given to a line of camera bags from Crumpler. Their website is the most unique I have ever's worth visiting just for fun. I desperately needed a new bag and a stylish one at that!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Not my usual subject

My hubby got his first doe of the year, taken on our property! The meat is going to a co-worker's family this time. Vic has his eye on a nice 8 point (maybe 9? I forget!)...which will probably be greeting me from the living room wall one of these days! Vic is also involved with an organization called Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH). It's an outreach ministry to help feed the hungry among us with venison and other big game.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sarah. . . DIVA!

Last night I had the opportunity to photograph Sarah. I've been friends with her family for so many years, so this was truly a treat to photograph their beautiful daughter. Sarah had 4 outfits picked out so we took several laps around the neighborhood. With the help of Sarah's friend, they'd dash in the house to change outfits and accessories and off we'd go again! Sarah was such a natural in front of the camera, it made my job super easy!! Here's a little sample of her pictures :)

Doesn't she look like the actress Dakota Fanning?!!

Love that light!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ouch! Gracie's First Bee Sting :(

I can't believe the first pictures I'm posting on my blog are after my daugther got stung by a stupid stupid bee twice! I bring her in the house to put 'ice' on her leg and 5 minutes later she gets stung by another bee on her arm that was inside her jean jacket. She's such a trooper. She was surprisingly in good spirits shortly afterwards and decided licking the bag-o-peas was a lot of fun! Of course I had my camera nearby so I snagged a few. Had to share this moment.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Website Coming Soon!

I'm ecstatic about my new website!! It's almost 'finished' enough to replace my old site, but being the perfectionist that I am...almost means almost! My old site did what I needed and I appreciate all the evenings my hubby put up with crabby self when things just weren't looking the way I wanted. Needless to say, buying a website is much easier than building one yourself :)!