Merry Christmas

Well, it’s been a crazy Christmas season……..I just started my shopping this week.  And I had given up on the idea of taking a Christmas picture of my kids, but then a few days ago I just decided to do.  I grabbed some clothes, laid them out for the kids and ambushed them when they came home from school.  I promised them Christmas cookies if they quickly changed and cooperated……..they were eager to oblige me…………until………….we got outside, where it was cold.  Yep like 32 degrees, and they weren’t dressed for cold… within minutes, someone got grumpy, someone called someone else fatty…….someone punched someone, someone cried….someone wouldn’t stand next to someone…….Oh, yep, I’m telling on my kids.  Anyway….the bribing worked to get them outside, to finish up the pictures I had to resort to threats.  I think I promised them no video games for the rest of their lives or some such thing…it’s all a blur.

Here are my boys…..Ethan, Sheldon and Jackson……..


And my girls, Parker and Sydney……

And aren’t they good?……Don’t you believe that they are having fun here?……LOL


So, I got my Christmas pictures, but really I”m out of time and probably won’t be sending them in cards this year.  So here’s a thank you to all my clients!  I’m grateful that you’ve let me share your lives this year!  Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!



I took my niece outside to shoot a few pictures of her.  Not so easy…….she’s a ham and spent most of the time giving me cheesy grins…..the other kids were vying for attention and and the dogs kept trying to get into the background.  Anyway…..I got a few shots……….can you tell she loves the camera?



These poor kids……..the day I shot them it was about 30 degrees, but SO WINDY!  We couldn’t reschedule because some of them were from out of town.  The location we had planned on was on top of a hill, and there was NO WAY that was going to work.  So we hiked down as low as we could get………..and shivered, and shot.  It was miserable!  The kids were shaking, my hands were numb, we were trying to hurry, the light was bad…..ugh!  But, wow!  I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything worked out. 

And wouldn’t you know it?  The next day was mild and sunny!  Sometimes, you just go with what you’ve got, and laugh later.

And there are always out-takes when shooting a group………..

I love this one, because these little guys were freezing……so the cuddling was keeping them warm!…………….right?

And after the group, the individuals………the easy part……….whew


Catholic Central Senior

I’ve been editing like crazy, and slacking on the blogging because I’m finishing up Seniors and still in the midst of the Christmas rush, but I decided to take some time out and share some of my favorites from a session I just completed editing.  I loved all the shots, but I had to narrow it down.  I just picked a few that would show her personality, which I adored!! Not only is she a gorgeous girl who’s got a great personality, but her whole family is fantastic.  I was completely impressed by the way they interacted and was glad to get the opportunity to have some time with them. Her little sister and brothers held reflectors during the shoot, and kept us laughing the whole time…..they were so much fun!  And this is why I love my job.


Steubenville Senior Sneak Peek

I really wish I could take full credit for these photos, but I just can’t.  This gorgeous girl just made my job way too easy.  Just look at her, have you ever seen eyes like that?  I mean really…… top off this face, I don’t think I had to put her into any poses, she did everything just naturally, just too easy.  Oh, it gets better, the lighting was perfect, her mom was the perfect assistant (how much do you charge an hour Debbie?)  and the location was divine.  This is why I love my job!


Adorable Kids

So last week I shot this gorgeous baby and her proud big brother.    Her mom had a TON of cute headbands and little tutu’s, I was loving them.  All I needed was a baby that wasn’t crying while big brother was being good………..cause you see, big brother was good, and baby was good, just not at the same time!  Three hours later, (or three and half?) I think we got maybe one or two of them being good together….whew!  So even though mom probably won’t like this one, I just adore it!

And I was loving her super cool green couch, it wouldn’t work in my house….but I loved it anyway!  Maybe I should get one just for pictures!

And who doesn’t love a little angel with a pacifier?