Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Although no longer smaller than me, Dave will always be my little brother. :)

To the outside world we all grow old.
But not to brothers and sisters.
We know each other as we always were.
We know each other's hearts.
We share private family jokes.
We remember family feuds and secrets,
family griefs and joys.
We live outside the touch of time.
-Clara Ortega

Friday, April 20, 2012

Painted Princess

"Whether or not you believe in fairy tales, every girl is a princess to somebody." - Unknown

"I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren't pretty, or smart, or young. They're still princesses." - from A Little Princess

"Are we to paint what's on the face, what's inside the face, or what's behind it?” - Pablo Picasso

( Click on any photo to enlarge.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Potpourri - think Jeopoardy category. 

I was reminded today, of a photo I took a few years back... which then reminded me of another... and another.  So, I decided to post a few of my favorite non-portraits that haven't made it to my blog.  Click on any photo to enlarge.

Me, my husband, and the beach.  Perfect.

I took this one on a July 4th from a friend's back yard.  Love it.

The colors really pop in this shot of a parakeet from last fall.

Little River Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama

My sons collecting dandelions for me in their wagon a few years back.

A shot I took one year for our Anniversary with our original wedding rings, my flowers, and veil.

Nothing like a mama's love... and nothing like "waffeys" according to my sweet son. :)

This last one isn't the most spectacular of photos (since I just stepped out of my back door and snapped it), but this was the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. I wanted to share this one for the beauty of the sky, not the skill of the photographer.  God is definitely the true artist.

Friday, January 6, 2012


While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.  -Angela Schwindt

Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don't have the top for.  -Jerry Seinfeld

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million.  -Walt Streightiff

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brothers - Colton, Caleb, & Camron

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.  - Marc Brown

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.   - Garrison Keillor

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Ball 2011

Well, I've been busy at the ball fields watching both of my boys playing fall ball and with photography capturing lots of sweet memories for so many children and their parents.  It was truly a joy to get to know all of you this season. :)  I thought I'd share a few photos, since I hadn't updated my blog in a bit.  Hope you're all enjoying this fall weather! 

Also, IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN ... time to schedule your holiday photo sessions!  Check out my Facebook page and get an exclusive fan discount on your session!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brendan, Sarah, & Brycen

I thoroughly enjoyed having these three smart and fun siblings to myself for a while.  We had a great time during the session, and had a blast in the pool afterwards!  Sweet, sweet kids!  Enjoy the photos! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chris & Michelle - Engagement

Chris and Michelle - such an easy-going couple, and so in love.  I am genuinely honored that they chose me to capture their love for each other at this special time in their lives.  It was a pleasure getting to know them while walking around the park and catching some great shots.  Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pleasant Palms

I love palm trees.  As a child, we would always get excited on the family trip to the beach once we started seeing palm trees - then you know you're starting to get closer!  Their tropical silhouette makes any sunset more enticing, and their textures are so interesting.  Here are a few of my favorites from our recent beach trip.