Another Senior Sneak Peek

I've been proofing a lot of senior sessions lately. Here's a few of my favorites from one of my recent sessions.

They Always Grow So Fast

I've been taking pictures of this little guy since before he was born.

He is such a cutie and his parents' pride and joy.
I don't know who's luckier, him or his parents.
Yes I do. It's his parents.

Black Eyed Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of taking senior portraits of a beautiful young lady. Here's her sneak peek.

Good Friends!

I love this family! They are good friends of our family, and we always have a great time together. They are active in things like hunting, archery, rodeos, fishing, and anything that has to do with camping and bonfires. They also throw a mean beer and pizza party!

Their boy is our boy's best friend. This cat's name is sinkor... as in sink or swim since it lives on a farm with two dogs.
I feel extremely lucky to have friends that we have so much in common with and who are also good and genuine people.

All Grown Up

Shooting seniors sometimes means that sometimes my friends call to have their kid's pictures taken. This year it has happened more often and I'm finding myself feeling old. Some of these kids were in gradeschool when I met their parents. It's hard to picture them all grown up and ready to face the world on their own.

Here's one such example. This is Alyssa. I met her mother about six years ago, I think. At that time Alyssa was 11, just four years older than my son is now. She wasn't wearing make-up, or going to school dances, or dating, or driving. Look at her now. Time does sneak up on a person doesn't it!

Drenching the Dress

I finally got my computer back from the computer repairman. I contracted a virus and it took them nearly three weeks to fix it! Ouch! So, I am finally able to share some of the fun portraits from my last trash the dress session. It was awesome!


I have several friends that have graduating seniors this year. Sam's the first one I've taken pictures of so far. She's grown up so much, and become such a beautiful young woman. Oh yeah! Did I mention she wants to go to college to become a diesel mechanic? You go girl!!!

Q.T. Pie!

I got to take pictures of this little guy when he was about 7 months old. Now he's two and still incredibly adorable! I love two year olds. We have so much fun together!

New Personal Blog

I've been wanting to post more about my house, projects, friends and family lately but I don't feel like this is a good place to do it. Soooooo... I've created a new blog where I can do that more freely. I'm hoping to post things like decorating, scrapbook, gardening, and maybe even cooking projects. You can laugh at me while I drudge through all my attempts. Now doesn't that sound fun?
None of these have anything to do with photography so if you're interested in that kind of stuff and me doing them then visit my new blog, Meadow Street Memoirs. I'm hoping to share and receive tips and suggestions with other bloggers. Join me in my journey, if you dare!

Remember your blessings!

The Spring Itch

Around this time of year I always get antsy. Redecorating is usually what happens. It's pretty bad right now. I hate to admit it, but I get kind of impulsive, especially with all the clearance sales going on. But, I did get a GREAT deal on this set which make me so happy! The round platter is HUGE! It's about 20" in diameter.

Ahhh... our guest bedroom. I LOVE white bedding. LOVE it! I also love white furniture. The problem is, I have two young boys and a mechanic for a husband. White and these three things don't really get along. BUT, I can put it in the guest bedroom. No one really spends much time in there. Oh, and see that painting? That's a new purchase. I HAD to have it! This picture doesn't do it justice.
I haven't done much with the livingroom except move things around. If you have any suggestions for me I would love that. Should I arrange it differently, should I get new throw pillows? I'm thinking something lighter, and maybe in a more burlappy texture.
My biggest problem is the devices on top of the mantel. I hate them! I really need ideas on hiding them or... something. Thoughts anyone?

I know you don't really care about this stuff, but if you made it this far I thank you and if you take the time to comment with suggestions... well, I probably owe you a coffee or something.

Thank you for putting up with me!

Sharing a Little Cutie

I've been neglecting my blog, I know. I just haven't felt like I have much interesting to blog about lately. I've cut way back on my business so I can have more time with my family and more time for the other hobbies that I love. There are always pictures I can share of the boys I suppose, but I'm afraid people will get tired of those two gremlins. So, sorry it's been sparse. I'll work on that.

In the meantime, here is a cutie I took pictures of a couple months ago. Isn't she just adorable?


We spent Easter weekend at my parents' house in Oregon. We had a blast just like we always do when we visit my parents. Here's a few pictures from the weekend.

Egg decorating always comes first.

For some reason, all of Levi's eggs came out green. Six colors and they still turned out green. Anyone have an explanation for this phenomenon? Even his fingers turned green. I am glad to report that after three days they returned to their chubby pink little selves.

After the boys got done with their eggs the big kids (meaning my mom, sister, and I) got to work on our cake pops. If you have never made cake pops or really have never even heard of them, check out Bakerella. She invented these sweet little morsels and they are SO FUN to make!

Easter morning, of course, was the big egg hunt. Do you remember being a kid? Waking up at the crack of dawn before everyone else and dressing yourself in a plaid shirt and plaid shorts that don't match? Not having a care in the world what your hair looks like? Just waiting for someone (someone meaning your parents) to wake up so you can go out and find your beautifully decorated eggs that the Easter Bunny has strategically hidden? Oh, the thrill of it all!
What I wouldn't give to go running around the yard just like this again. No one wants to see that though. Trust me. Especially with morning hair and a plaid shirt and plaid shorts that don't match. I cringe just imagining the horrid sight. Somehow though, it's adorable on my boy.
Dude, what's with the tongue?
Getting warmer. Oooo you're smokin' hot! Ha ha ha I hope you all had a wonderful Easter like we did.