Sunday, August 31, 2014


Today I met the Rollins family in the city for a morning session! I told corny jokes, heard funny stories, dangled over ledges and made my famous monkey face for them! I hope they love their family portraits as much as I do!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Test shot for the Rollins crew. I was lazy the rest of the day, so yep this is what you get.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


I took a picture like this last year in September, I probably should have waited but knowing me I'd forget so I did it today! What a difference a year makes in my boy, and my photography!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Did you read that title? Cause I sure did, a couple of times. I'm down to double digits! Woohoo only 65 days left!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We said good bye to our campsite this morning! I'll miss watching the morning sun rays stream through the campfire smoke, what I won't miss is the lack of sleep! Till next year, maybe! ;o)

Monday, August 25, 2014


We went exploring, found a great bridge, a peeling paint wall, and a river to throw rocks in. It was all fun and games until Cyrus stopped listening, threw the biggest fit and caused a huge scene! Oh, parenting, and vacationing.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Cyrus loved sticking the fire poker, as we called it, into the fire, and then watching it go out and and the smoke billow out of it. Its the little things, like playing dirt bikes by lantern light!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Had the honor of second shooting a beautiful wedding on Saturday! I've known the groom for about 11 years, haven't seen him in a long time, but was happy to share this moment with him! Then I met my boys for our weekend of camping!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Getting everything packed with new batteries for our camping trip. Of course little man had to play with the flashlights! ;o)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


My son knows the joy of blowing into a video game to get it to work! He may not be very good, neither am I, but its fun to watch! ;o) Oh and this is a post for everyone who thinks I edit my photos a ton, here are two photos I did nothing to them,  except a tiny crop and a watermark! I shouldn't have to explain myself, because well people are always going to have something to say! ;o)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


I've been totally uninspired, and my shots show it. I've been telling Tess how much I wanted to do this when you're in a rut prompt from the click it up a notch site, so today she made me! I haven't been shooting for me, or even trying to find the beauty in things. I pushed through, we walked around a little town, took 10 steps and then tried to find something to photograph. While some were winners, others were not and thats okay! ;o) I made this collage from the shots I took!

Monday, August 18, 2014


Wonderful day with my boy!! Lots of game playing, cooking and baking! I even got to finish the book I was reading! Being disconnected from my phone is fabulous!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I've been trying for years to get a good picture, I'll keep trying but with Cyrus and Tucker in the house its almost impossible!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


I've been watching Jay's cousin this week, Tyson just loves trains and Kaiya just loves swinging! They're the sweetest!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


A little frustrated with my Tamron lens. It's just not as sharp as it once was, and so today I played with it. While these shots are not horrible, they're not perfect either. My models was beyond done with of a photographer's child!

Monday, August 11, 2014


Taco seasoning...just make your own. It's way better! Plus then you get to take a picture of it. There's always that. ;o)

Sunday, August 10, 2014


So I hate to admit this on my blog, because well I've started it many times, and given up many times but I did day 1 of the c25k! Hey, maybe you guys can keep me in check...;o) Any way look what I found when I was just about finished. So it begins. I love fall!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Jay and I spent the day together just to two of us! It was fabulous, we shopped, we went out for lunch and we saw a movie. As we were leaving the outlets the sky was just amazing! Then we picked up our little guy and cuddled in close for the night.

Friday, August 8, 2014


This kid is refusing to cut his hair. I wouldn't mind except for the fact that it grows straight in the back, and well he's beginning to get a mullet! ;-O

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


If you live in my house then you know when Olly Murr's Dance with me tonight comes DANCE! Go listen to the song!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I've been dying to take a picture like this since theses flowers bloomed. Today was that day. He was such a ham, and I don't think I'll ever forget the belly laugh he let out when he saw the picture!

Took some inspiration from the blog post Tess posted yesterday. My focus is off, and I just have to be okay with it. He complained of his hands hurting, and well he's four, there was no chance for a redo.

Monday, August 4, 2014


Yep, you're seeing that correctly. Another picture of my cat. I know, I know. I'm in a terrible rut. I need some inspiration!