Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Holidays Are Right Around The Corner !

I can not believe that I am saying this, but the holidays are right around the corner. This time of year always sneaks up on me. Usually in early December I say, Oh... we should have taken some photos, and by then it is too late for much more than a snapshot. I already have a pretty tight schedule for October, so I wanted to let people know as early as I can about my HOLIDAY SPECIAL. This year I am offering a special for your holiday photos. It will be a 45-60 minute session on location. You will have 10-15 shots on a disc to develop as you would like. Of course I will upload all of your photos onto Pictage for you to view and you are welcome to purchase prints or holiday cards that way as well. This session will be $100. If you are interested, email me as soon as possible at to reserve your session! I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Learning To Explore Life At Six Months

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to do a newborn shoot for a beautiful little girl. I had so much fun and I got some of my favorite newborn shots. Click **HERE** to see some of them. Six months later.... we have a beautiful little girl who is just learning to explore. It is amazing to see the changes that happen in just six months.
Little Reilly is going to quickly realize that she does not have to stay in one place. She is going to be an explorer. She is rolling and almost sitting, and you can see in her eyes that she is excited about all of the new things that she is discovering in her young life.
I love the peacefulness and the quietness that Reilly exudes. She is a very content baby and she showed me a lot of patience through out the day.This cutie is such a blessing to her family, and it was a total pleasure to spend time with her and her entire family. I have to thank them for welcoming me into their home again and trusting me with their precious little one.
Reilly's mom was so laid back and relaxed, she even had time to make cookies with Reilly's sister during the shoot. Can you believe that!! A mom in control.... I was very impressed! When I try to have a shoot with my kids, I am sweating and nervous. So a huge kudos to her!! Here is a shot of big sister Hannah.... thank you for my heart princess artwork! You are such a sweetie and a big helper!This family selected a photo package that includes three shoots for the first year. I am excited to follow this little girl as she grows and I can not wait to share her one year photos with all of you in another six months.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Feeding 2000 hungry children by Living with Grace

I am so excited to announce the results for our first fundraiser for Live With Grace! We had a group of approximately 20 children that ranged in age from 4-6 years old. They did a variety of activities from selling jewelry to having lemonade stands with all of the profits benefiting The World Food Program's Fill the Cup Program. They raised money little by little, with donations as small as a penny at times. They learned about children who live every day hungry... live every day without toys or beds or homes.

I am proud to announce that these children raised over $475!!! At a quarter a day, this money will feed more than 1900 children! The lessons that the children learned, and the conversations that this project started between the children and their parents are just as valuable as the dollars raised. What a great success! Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to everyone who donated!

Livi, Ava, Zach and I are all now talking about what is next for Live With Grace. We have had many requests for jars. I have some on order, and as soon as they are in, I will be sending them your way. If you would like to request a jar for your family or children, please email me at and I will get you on our list. We are excited to now have certificates for children who participate in the Live With Grace program. Please let me know if that is something that you are interested in.

Stay tuned for more exciting information on Live With Grace and our newest project! Congratulations again and thank you to all of you for your participation in the Fill the Cup project!