Friday, March 25, 2011

{jessica drossin} textures

Hello to all my photography pals out there... just wanted to give you a heads up about a fantastic resource for textures. Also, she's doing a contest to win a set of her latest textures. So check it out! Click on the picture below to link to her site.

Also... head on over to her facebook and find my picture and leave me a comment... to show me some love! Help a girl out, would ya? :) This is the photo I entered. Look for it on her wall. Click on the photo below to link to her Facebook.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

{new product}

I am SO freaking excited to offer this new product. {the Photo Collection Book} It will be offered at each session as a *gift. It includes up to 25 of your best proofs from your session. They're so cute... I don't think you'll want just one. Grandma will need one and Auntie will love it. Seriously.... I got my first one today and I can't put it down. It's the cutest thing I've ever seen! They are printed on thick, linen cardstock and the color is phenomenal! Your book will be customed designed to match the style of your session.
*Minimum purchase requirement

Saturday, March 19, 2011

{coming up next...}

I'm in the midst of editing this wedding.... so stay tuned. More to come!

Friday, March 18, 2011

{come follow me...}

If you don't already.... come follow me on Facebook for the latest updates and news. Click below (on the FB logo) and "Like" me. You'll be glad you did!

And.... a sneak peek for a wedding I'm about to start working on. The Daddy was full of emotion that day, as his only daughter got married. It was absolutely beautiful. I {Heart} this image!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

{Class Feedback}

Just wanted to share some feedback I received from one of my students. New Class starts THIS THURSDAY. I have an OPENING left if you are interested. Shoot me an email.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

WPPI {Vegas Baby}

WPPI was amazing. I was inspired by many great photographers and instructors. My favorite two this year were Jason Aten and Jerry Ghionis. Very inspirational! Unfortunately, I was only able to be there for half the conference. Next year... I'm going to the whole thing! I feel bad that I was being lazy and I didn't want to pack my camera around everywhere. So... these are the only pics I got!

I had BIG PLANS to take my tripod and get some really cool night photos of the strip. But... I forgot my tripod and then, by the last night... my feet were blistered and sore and I was too tired to walk. So, these were all shot from my car. Lazy me!

We had fun. I got to bond with my gal pal Jaime. It was a good break, but I'm still tired from it! :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

{and my baby boys}

Meet my handsome baby boys. I just realized today, as I was working on these, that this fall is going to be really hard for me, their momma! My first baby boy, Payton is going to {Junior High}! He will be entering 7th grade in August and that makes me sick! Literally! First, I'm not possibly old enough to have a kid in junior high. Second, I got a real social education at that age and I don't want my child to learn about this evil world! Maybe they'll let me attend classes with him and be his locker partner? What do you think? Wahhhh!

Also... my baby, baby boy... Brock is going to Kindergarten! Wahhhh! I'll have all 3 boys in school everyday. Now, that's going to be super strange! I always thought, life will be so much easier when they were all in school... but really, I don't want them all in school!

Tate, my middle son, will be in 2nd grade. He will be "Big Brother" at school this year. As their oldest brother will be attending a new school. He's too little to be the big brother at school! I want Payton there taking care of them. Wow! I know, I overthink things way too much! But, August is not looking good for this momma!

On a happy note: These are my sweet boys. And, I couldn't be more proud. They are good kids! Okay, well... occasionally the youngest one gives me a run for my money. But... he can also be so sweet. :) I feel so blessed to have 4 children! There was a time we didn't think we'd have any children. Then we were blessed with one. And, for 5 years... we thought we'd never have any more. But, when the timing was right, everything worked out and I got all the children I wanted. (Three of them in 5 years!)
Being a mom is definitely the hardest job I've ever had. But, I find no greater joy than hearing my children laughing. Or, maybe listening in on their conversations to one another. Or, maybe it's the hugs and kisses and snuggling I get from them. Anyway... I love them. I am so blessed to be their mother.

{my baby girl}

My little Irelynd Lola will be turning {TWO} next week and I can hardly believe it! I realized that today would be the only day I would have time to do her 2-year-old photos. So... sadly, this mean mommy drug her out to the sticks, snot nosed and not feeling good. :( Also, I'll confess... my favorite lab is having a sale on their canvas gallery wraps and it ends in two days and I REALLY want canvases of all my children on the wall! So, the pressue was one. Oh well, I know that these will probably be my favorite photos 10 years from now when my little girl is growing up.

So, meet LoLo. My precious baby girl. Who, is finally my ally. As we live in a house full of boys. I now have a child to paint nails with, do hair and dress like a dolly. And, she is ALL GIRL. She loves to dress up, have her hair done and look pretty. I love that she plays mommy to her dollies and she loves all things that are pretty. Even if her favorite toy is my makeup box! I was a boy-only mom for over 10 years... having a princess has been life changing. I didn't realize what I was missing out on. I am so grateful for her and my 3 sons. I have been blessed beyond measure!
Happy 2nd Birthday to my baby girl next week! Love you!