Monday, June 24, 2013

CHECK for experience....

We all saw the Supermoon, and whether impressed or experience of photographing the moon was perfect..alone, barefoot, in my PJs and lying on the grass in my front yard..shooting at the moon with the fireflies around me.. I loved how the neighbors red light glowed from the window offsetting the bright orange..I will remember the experience more than the moon Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Still smiling....

We have had a very trying two days. Not only is Ally in crunch time for her boards tomorrow, but when she went out to her car last night to grab a notebook, she was greeted with 4 inches of water on her floor and a flooded trunk. Her spare tire was actually floating!! Did the car start?? Of course not.  Did you know that cars are equipped with an engine immobilization system? ya, me either, but they work. Unfortunately if your car was bought used and you do not know the secret codes to disable it, you are out of luck. (YouTube and forums were helpful for troubleshooting, tho! This battery had  a really nice workup).
But, after all is said and done, she still has a smile on her face...and a great dad who has given her his car to travel to her district meeting out west and arranged all of the car repairs. Oh wait, now he has to take my car so that I am the one stranded!! Ok..a great mom, too :) It is all good....

Saturday, June 15, 2013

opportunities are never too far away.

I was going to take a ride this evening to look for some material that would inspire me and spark my creativity but decidedinstead  to poke around in my back yard to see if anything was new since the heavy rains. Yay!! I love when these cheerful flowers make an appearance at the edge of the field.
So glad I stayed home :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

When there is no one else...

....there is always me :)
I have one child. Well, she is not a child. Her maturity level is higher than mine as is her, ya she is my child in that I still squish spiders for her, and make her favorite foods and go shopping with her when no one else is available.. typical stuff. However, as a photographer, my "child" is useless as subject matter. She has been there and done that. I have scrapbooks filled with her goings on from her first squeal to last school dance. She has humored me and paid her dues. So when I am itching for subject matter and even the family pets run and hide, I have....ME!!!! and I will do JUST fine...HELLO :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sometimes it takes a bunch of busy boys to make you realize.... much you love your job!! I first met Heidi at one of her jewelry parties held at my best friend's house, and later she showed up as a new employee at my place of business.. (one of those...."hey...don't I KNOW you?"moments)...So, I was thrilled when she asked if I could photograph her family before they transition on a new adventure south. This family has A LOT on their plate!! If you EVER hear me complaining about having too much to do, please smack me around and point me in the direction of Heidi. But, she does it with a smile. It ALWAYS gets done in the end. Doesn't it??
Heidi and Brian have a beautiful family, and I photographed them at their newly sold (congrats!!)  home. BITTERSWEET! In between giggles, games on their iPads and cuddles with their sweet dog, Ebony, we were able to get some pretty great pictures! Hopefully  these pictures will remind them of the great times they had in their MA home, and I wish them the best of luck in the future. YAY for new adventures!!!
PS!!! If you would like me to help you capture your own memories, drop me a line at , and I can send you off some info or discuss setting up a photo shoot!