Wednesday, November 24, 2010


There are so many blessings in my life.  I am thankful for the roof over our heads, the food on our table, the people who love us, even the mutts who take up all the room on the couch. Here are my top two:

#1:  Our sweet girl Sarah Beth who brings us joy and laughter every day.  She has given us a purpose, a reason to be better people.  She carries around in her little frame the hearts of her Mommy, Daddy, Grandparents, family and friends, and I swear she steals a little piece of the hearts of everyone she meets.  Even that grouchy lady at the grocery store.  She is God's love wrapped up in a cute little spunky package.  I am thankful every moment of my life that He has blessed us with her.

#2:  My husband Kurt who believed in me as a mother and a photographer enough to encourage me to quit my "real" job to be a full-time Mom and to start up my own business.  If not for his love and support I would not be writing a post for this blog right now.  He is a strong partner, a wonderful loving father, and my best friend.

I am also thankful to you for visiting my blog right now.  I hope you have a wonderful day of loved ones, turkey, and one extra piece of pie.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Heart Faces: Silhouette

I shot a beautiful wedding at the most amazing place on Saturday, so imagine my delight at finding out that "Silhouette" was the challenge this week on i heart faces.

This sweet couple has quite a love story.  They met as teenagers working at this lake as lifeguards, reunited nearly 20 years later and married at the very place they met.  Congratulations Antoinette and Jeff.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Mackenzie and Mason

A beautiful and brisk Sunday in the park with Mackenzie (9) and Mason (6) and their parents Bret and Cindy.  I've known Bret and Cindy for (gulp!) 15 years now and it was such a thrill to spend some time with their giggly kids and take some family photos.  Here's a sneak peek from our day:

Team U.

I love this shot. 

Mason the baseball star...

...and Mackenzie the soccer star.

Brother and sister fun.


Mackenzie's shoes were awesome.  Can't pass up a good shoe shot.

Handsome couple!

Thanks Bret, Cindy, Mackenzie and Mason for a fun afternoon!