Got Your Party Dress?

When you were little what was one of your favorite memories of Christmas? Was it getting all dressed up in your party clothes, maybe going to the Mall to see Santa and getting that candy cane, performing in a church program, or going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for dinner to play with the cousins?  Whatever the occasion, these two sweet kids are party-ready.   While I prefer shooting outdoors, sometimes the occasion calls for the other.  This house had some beautiful natural light, a pretty fireplace, patient parents, and two really fun adorable kids.  It was a pleasure meeting all of you!




The Mouser's

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to have a great photo background. In this case, we went one door down to the subdivision playground where my husband’s family lives. After that, we went into their backyard. Take your camera, get outside, get low, and look around to see what you might find. Remember, photos are a wonderful way to remember a special moment in family history — in this case our nephew’s graduation from WyoTech in Wyoming. Congratulations Josh, what a wonderful accomplishment!

All Because Two People Fell in Love

If you look in Webster’s for the definition of family, this is what you might find:  Any group of person’s closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. For this family, it should continue on to say who are fun, boisterous, organized, and very loving of one another!  I had a great time with this laid back family and even though it was cold outside, I never heard any complaints.  I enjoyed the light-hearted sibling bantering and watching the cousins play — reminding me in parts of my own extended family.  Thanks to all of you for your cold weather endurance and patience and for letting me be a part of your day.  I hope it won’t be another 11 years before your family does it again!

Thank you for the opportunity to photograph you. Mary

Megan - November 17, 2010 - 7:51 AM

Awesome pictures! I love how the grandparents are standing in front of the entire family. The little girl with the bow is ridiculous- she should be a Gap baby.

Cannon Beach

In October, a long time group of friends of mine got together for a “Girl’s Night Out Weekend” in Cannon Beach at the Cannon Beach Conference Center.  We’ve been doing GNO for years now, but this is our most elaborate trip to date, and you can bet there are more trips to come.  We spent four nights at a beach front hotel, shopped, ate, walked, laughed, played games, took in some motivating Christian speakers, music, and some even had a brew at a local Pub.

Thanks gals for always being the true friends you are with a special thanks to Kathy and Mary for inviting us, and to Angie for getting us there.  Love you all!


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GAP, Check This Kid Out!

My first grandchild turned ONE in October!  Gone are the more cuddly days of Gramma bouncing him to sleep on an exercise ball and watching him learn to sit up and crawl.  He went from baby to little man overnight it seems.  He is now a walker, loves our stairs, his trucks, the animals, anything technological … phones, computers, remotes, iPods, anything with buttons to push that can cause a light, a noise, or a reaction … and it often does.

The GAP was having a Casting Call so his sweet mom asked if I would do a photo shoot to enter him, and of course I was all over that.  His mom bought the GAP clothes and dressed him up, I bought the props, and on the day before his first birthday, these pictures were created.  The day after his birthday we went back for family pics.  His momma calls him her handsome little man and I think you’ll agree.  Stay tuned for my second grandchild’s ‘first birthday’ pictures in January!


Megan - November 11, 2010 - 6:43 AM

I can’t WAIT til you get your lenses on her! 🙂

fairlycandid - November 12, 2010 - 1:39 AM

You and me both lady!!!!

Aubrey Archuleta - November 17, 2010 - 9:25 PM

YES! This just made my whole month! I WILL be calling you! ;0)

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